In March, 2006 former Smiths front-man, Morrissey, pretty much closed the door on their ever being a Smiths reunion. Saying, “I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.” However, six years later, rumors are swirling the internet of an impending Smiths reunion. Begging the question.
Is a Smiths reunion coming?
In short the answer is No. Expanded the answer is HECK NO!
Smiths drummer Mike Joyce publicly denied the reunion, and guitarist Johnny Marr released a statement on his Facebook page confirming that it’s not happening. Posting on April 26th, “The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue. It’s not happening.”
The rumors started when Musicnews.com reported that Morrissey and guitarist Marr had patched things up and would take to the stage together for the first time since 1987. The website cited an unnamed source close to the band who said the foursome — rounded out by Andy Rourke — had been in talks with a well-known promoter.
So that Smiths reunion you’re hoping and praying for is definitely not happening.