On Monday celebrity gossip blog Holy Moly claimed they had had been informed by “several credible sources” that The Smiths would reform for 2013 and had confirmed shows such as Glastonbury Festival. The article claimed it was a “done deal” and that all four original members of the band would perform. 

The English group got together in 1982 and disbanded 25 years ago – since then The Smiths have been subject to reunion rumors. The most recent fabrication was when Morrissey claimed that the Coachella Festival organisers “offered a 100-percent vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Jonny Marr as The Smiths” – which he declined.

Since Monday’s outburst causing a backlash of online and media comments, Morrissey and Marr have both made statements to deny any truth in Holy Moly’s article. “The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever” Morrissey’s publicist told the Rolling Stone. When asked why the legendary indie band would not get back together, the rep responded “You’d have to ask Morrissey that. There’s got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told”.

Early this year Johnny Marr told NME thst he would reform The Smiths if the current coalition government stands down, stating: “We won’t be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I’ll reform the band. How’s that? That’s a fair trade, isn’t it? I think the country would be better off don’t you?”

And on this latest spout of rumors Marr’s manager flatly denied any truth in a Smiths reunion, telling NME “It isn’t happening. We are fully focussed on preparing Johnny’s new album for release and booking shows for 2013.”

 

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