Johnny Marr's statement about the Smiths rumour

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2012 (read-only)' started by davidt, Apr 26, 2012.

By davidt on Apr 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Premium

    Feb 12, 1997
    Posted on Johnny Marr's Twitter, a link to his Facebook update:

    The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue. It's not happening.

    UPDATE 10:50 AM PT:

    The rumor may have started with this article, link posted by @GianniSantor0 on Twitter.

    The Smiths to reform -
    added: 26 Apr 2012 // by: Newsdesk has learnt that one of the greatest bands the world has ever known are to reform.

    The Smiths, widely regarded as THE seminal British band, are to throw their differences aside and return to the live stage this autumn.

    The legendary songwriting partnership comprising of musical luminaries Morrissey and Marr are set to make a return after finding common ground.

    It will be the first time that Manchester's independent monoliths, who were signed to London's Rough Trade label, have graced a stage since their acrimonious split in 1987.

    Legal wranglings in the band saw other members, Andy Rourke (bass) and Mike Joyce (drums), sue with varying degrees of success.

    This announcement comes after a source revealed that the 80s icons had been in talks to perform with a well-known promoter.

    The decision was said to have been made after fellow Mancunians, The Stone Roses, gave in and reformed.

    The Smiths had previously turned down a lucrative offer of over 76 million pounds to tour the US.

    Update: Since we published this article earlier today, denial of this reformation has been rife.

    UPDATE 3:35PM PT:

    Links posted by goinghome:

    Johnny Marr quashes talk of Smiths reunion saying: 'I got things to do' - The Guardian
    Guitarist dismisses online reports that the band will reform, while former drummer Mike Joyce also denies the rumours

    Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce deny online Smiths reunion rumours - Gigwise
    Guitarist issues statement via official website saying 'It's not happening'
    Last edited: May 15, 2016


Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2012 (read-only)' started by davidt, Apr 26, 2012.

    1. Worm
      In other news, Elvis is still dead.
    2. Ready With Ready-Wit
      Ready With Ready-Wit
      Or is he...? :eek:
    3. Amy
      Hasn't there been at least one Smiths "reunion rumour" per week for the last 2 decades? Why is he giving it attention?
    4. cornelius blaze
      cornelius blaze
      Ignore it Amy, this thread must of been started by a troll. ;)

    5. Anonymous
      Is there a thread already about the Twitter frenzy earlier? 'The Smiths' is still trending, I believe.
    6. celibate
      well, there will never be a Smiths reunion, but Morrissey and Marr do some gigs, tha'll be A-OK

      whomever is playing drums'n bass, 2nd guitar ,keyboard would be honoured
    7. Anonymous
      I dearly wish Morrissey and Marr would do some gigs together. No one expects it to be the same as the Smiths in the 1980s. I think we all understand that. It would be a different animal, but still fantastic.
    8. Stoned
      I fully agree but...there is a but which wont make it happen mainly from Moz side, I suppose.
      Cheers Moz
    9. Anonymous
      this is most likely a publicity stunt to make it seem like this manchester gig is the last solo one for a while/ever
    10. Anonymous
      Just driving home and heard the words on the radio " the smiths to reform" , I can not tell you the feeling that went through me. The microsecond elation only for the dj to announce , however it has been denied by Morrissey and JM. I then went to utter sadness.

      I'm telling you if the four of them got back together , they would bring the roof off. There wouldn't be a stadium big enough.....

      Not that it's a guide of any sorts but let's see how the roses get on in june....

      Cmon moz , johnny , Andy and mike.......just do it.
    11. Amy
      Where did the new "rumour" even start? Was it because of Marr's Pitchfork interview?
    12. Richey
      It wouldn't surprise me if there is something vaguely true about this. Not a full blown Smiths reunion but something like Morrissey and Marr working together, or maybe Marr appearing with Morrissey in Manchester even.

      As has been said already, there are always rumours about the Smiths reforming and generally they are totally ignored by both parties. Not this time.

      I did laugh earlier when I read that Joyce had dismissed the rumour as untrue. Like anyone would tell him!!
    13. Amy
      Doubt this will stoke any fires, but... earlier, someone on Twitter asked Johnny, "Greatest lyricist still alive?" and he replied, "Erm....". :squiffy:. Think we all know the answer to that one.
      Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
    14. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      "The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue. It's not happening" - doesn't rule out Morrissey/Marr, of course.
    15. Anonymous
      Lol this crap is always being posted. Its obv not gonna happen, only possibility is moz and marr which prob wont happen either.
    16. DAVIE
      It's like banging your head against a brickwall when you hear "Smiths" and "reform".
    17. Giselle
      This makes me curious as to what motivated the original "news source" to publish this so authoritatively- just trying to generate some headlines?

      I do hold out hope that if we all come back here in 10-15 years time, some degree of collaboration might have happened with Morrissey and Marr, but I'm not holding my breathe for that either. *sigh*
    18. Worm
      You seem to be implying we can leave.
    19. Giselle
      I know. I can't either. :blushing:

      But I do admit that I occasionally get curious about what the future will hold for Morrissey.

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