Right on schedule, the NME has a titillating headline that more than implies that Johnny Marr is mulling the idea of a Smiths reunion:
Johnny Marr: ‘The Smiths might reform’
Simple as that. He’s thinking about it, right? Well, not really. The money quote of the article is, “Stranger things have happened so, you know, who knows?”
He added: “It’s no biggy. Maybe we will in 10 or 15 years time when we all need to for whatever reasons, but right now Morrissey is doing his thing and I’m doing mine, so that’s the answer really.”
So, Johnny Marr’s totally dismissive answer to the question that will not go away is made into a leading story. Nevermind that Morrissey has publicly turned down upwards of £40 million to tour again and said he’d rather “eat my testicles than re-form The Smiths…and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.”
But the NME can dream…
Next week should have a Stone Roses reunion post.