Is The Smiths’ Reunion Off or On?
Last week threw a curveball for Smiths’ fans hoping the quartet might get together after 25 years apart: a potential reunion at Glastonbury 2013. On the other hand, reunion rumors have popped up over the past two-plus decades, and this one, like the others, was quickly disproved by Johnny Marr and drummer Mike Joyce. Marr wrote: "The rumor of the Smiths reunion is untrue. It's not happening."
This is not the only rumor or offering regarding a Smiths’ reunion in 2012. Coachella recently reached out to singer Morrissey and guitarist Marr regarding a comeback, promising a 100-percent vegetarian event. And, before that, Music-News.com reported in April 2012 that the supposedly-reunited group was in talks with a promoter.
Before this, Marr and bassist Andy Rourke appeared on stage together at a Healers concert in 2006, performing “How Soon is Now?” Over the years, all members went their separate ways, doing various musical endeavors. Singer Morrissey had a prolific solo career of nine albums, the last being 2009’s Years of Refusal, while Marr performed or recorded with The The, his own solo band, and Electronic, a project with New Order’s Bernard Sumner. Rourke was part of collective bass project Free Bass, which included New Order’s Peter Hook.
Morrissey went onto respond to Smiths reunion rumors this week, stating that reporters’ focus was overshadowing his solo career. He said: "The solo years have been more meaningful to the audiences than the Smiths years, but the press in England only write about me in relation to the Smiths era."
If you’re a Smiths fan, do you agree with Morrissey’s statement? Or, do you prefer the quartet’s efforts?
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