The Smiths almost reformed in 2008

In a recent interview published by The Guardian, The Smiths‘ guitarist Johnny Marr revealed that the Manchester band almost put aside their 29 year long split to reform after a chat in a pub with Morrissey.

“Suddenly we were talking about the possibility of the band re-forming, and in that moment it seemed that with the right intention it could actually be done and might even be great.” says Marr

In promoting his new memoir ‘Set The Boy Free’ Marr stated that it felt like a reunion was very much possible. “For four days it was a very real prospect. We would have to get someone new on drums, but if the Smiths wanted to re-form it would make a hell of a lot of people very happy, and with all our experience we might even be better than before.”

Unfortunately for fans this never materialized and Marr has since dismissed that a reunion could happen saying “I think it’s run its course. I don’t feel unfriendly in any way towards Morrissey – there’s just no need for it.”. 

While you may be punching you screens in anger for being teased by us that there could be a chance of a Smiths reunion, only to be met with the same emotions you had when your Dad accidentally revealed to you that Father Christmas isn’t real –  there is a silver lining. Johnny Marr‘s new memoir is now available for pre-order here and is a sure essential for any Smiths fans.


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