October 3, 2012 12:13

The Smiths are 'never, ever going to reunite'

A spokesperson for Morrissey joins Johnny Marr's manager in denying reunion rumours

The Smiths are 'never, ever going to reunite'

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The Smiths are "never, ever going to reunite" a spokesperson for Morrissey has claimed.

The singer's representative joins Johnny Marr's manager, Joe Moss, who yesterday told NME "It isn't happening", by telling Rolling Stone: "This Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever."

When asked by the magazine why a reunion could never happen, the spokesperson added: "You'd have to ask Morrissey that. There's got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told."

On Monday (October 1), celebrity gossip site Holy Moly created an online buzz by posting an article claiming "several credible sources" had confirmed that The Smiths would reform for four 2013 shows, including Glastonbury Festival.

They reported that the reunion was a "done deal" but had conflicting reports on who was reuniting. One of their sources claimed all four members would return to the fold, while another said Mike Joyce would not be rejoining the legendary Manchester band.

Back in February, Marr told NME that he would reform The Smiths if the current coalition government steps down, commenting: "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? I'll do it if the coalition steps down."

The iconic indie group formed in 1982, splitting five years later after releasing classic albums such as 'The Queen Is Dead' and 'Meat Is Murder' and indie anthems including 'This Charming Man' and 'How Soon Is Now?'.

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