Guitarist Johny Marr on whether The Smiths will reunite - CBS News
“What fans get surprised at sometimes is they assume you’ve been offered gazillions of dollars to get back together, and they can’t believe you won’t take it,” Mason said.
“We have been offered gazillions of dollars to get back together,” Marr said.
And they nearly did. Marr writes in his book that he reunited with Morrissey at a pub in 2008, and then “suddenly we were talking about... the band re-reforming.” But after a few days, there was “radio silence.”
“For a lot of fans that will sound tantalizingly close,” Mason said.
“Yeah. To be honest I was just enjoying having a kind of catch up with someone I used to be really close with 30 years ago. A long time,” Marr said.
“So you don’t think it’s going to happen?” Mason asked.
“No, I don’t think it’s going to happen, no,” Marr said.