Re: Marr, 8th Oct 2015: "It's a shame The Smiths aren't on better terms [with each other]"
is it a shame them not being friends or not reforming because i dont think its just a matter of getting along that would have them reform the smiths. if its just about friendship, the olive branch, then thats pretty cool but if its an olive branch to reuniting then it just seems like weve heard it before. as to reforming, moz just doesnt want to and johnny seems to want desire it. nothing wrong either way with eithers desire but friends or not its just not gonna happen. if you were there then lucky you, thats what makes it special. does he talk about his next solo album and what he wants to do with that. playland seemed different than the messenger and i wonder if the next one will be different still or as synthesis of the two. maybe hell start another band of equals but unknownsJohnny Marr was interviewed on Granada Reports (North West England news program) about his current tour and new live album.
He’s asked, of course, about reforming The Smiths. To the reporter's credit, he gives it more of a spin by asking if he’s jealous of similar acts reforming, such as The Stone Roses.
The question starts around 8:20 and ends with Marr saying…
"It's a shame The Smiths aren't on better terms [with each other], but that's bands for you…”
Seems like an olive branch of sorts. Interesting. It's a damn shame they can't just bury the hatchet after all these years.