Guitarist says he's committed to The Cribs

Johnny Marr has declared there is no foundations to recent stories that his old band The Smiths are to reform.

Marr issued a statement to NME.COM saying that rumours floating around that the band were reuniting were “untrue”.

He declared: “The stories circulating about a Smiths reunion are, as usual, untrue.”

Marr added he was committed to his current band The Cribs.

“I’m currently very excited about writing and recording with The Cribs for a new album to be released next summer and we’re playing shows in February, so going back in time isn’t in my plans,” he said.