The Smiths Reunion Rumors Prove to be False
Almost as soon as rumors started to float around about the Smiths finally reuniting, former members of the influential '80s band have denied such talks.
A recent Music-News.com story appeared claiming that the Smiths have put their differences aside to reform this fall. The article went on to say that frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr were ready to partner with a well-know promoter, and chose to get the band back together after witnessing the Stone Roses do the same last year.
Marr and former drummer Mike Joyce were quick to extinguish any hope that the Manchester foursome would be playing together once again.
"The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue," Marr posted on his Facebook page. "It's not happening."
Joyce gave a similar response when asked about the Smiths supposed resurrection.
“When I first heard about it I was… to say surprised and rather shocked was a bit of an understatement," Joyce told The Mirror. “Obviously I had to keep my emotions in check because there’s a lot of people in the office. It’s not happening folks, as far as I know -- which could be a good thing."
Music-News.com have since updated their initial report, stating "since we published this article earlier today, denial of this reformation has been rife."