Former Cribs man is on good terms with Andy Rourke and Morrissey

Johnny Marr has revealed that he’s been spending time with his Smiths bandmates Morrissey and Andy Rourke – the latter of whom he could soon be making music with again.

The former Cribs man told The Sun that he’s going to be hanging out and “maybe playing” with bassist Rourke and added that he’s also on good terms with Morrissey.

The guitarist was responding to questions about the 1996 court case in which drummer Mike Joyce took him and Morrissey to court over royalties. He said:

I don’t want to be disrespectful because they were my mates, I have nothing but great fondness for The Smiths. When I left I felt relieved but did it at the right time.

Recalling the last time he hooked up with Morrissey a couple of years ago, he said: “We hung out for an afternoon and it was pretty funny.”

Marr recently supervised the remastering of all eight of The Smiths’ albums. They came out separately and as a deluxe limited edition box set.