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.