…Or at least, that’s what Morrissey claims.
In a new interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, the former Smiths frontman referred back to his performance at the 2009 edition of the American festival, where he commented on the smell of “burning flesh” in the crowd before adding that he “hoped to God it was human.”
Following that remark, it turns out that the agents for Coachella got in touch to “offer a 100% vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as The Smiths.”
“Fascinatingly”, Morrissey continued, “they might have eliminated non-vegetarian food products at the event. they made it clear that they would ‘not require’ the Smiths’ bass player or drummer … which I thought certainly said something”.
In an age of high profile musical reunions, The Smiths still seems to be the holy grail, with new rumours springing up every few months of a potential reunion. Guitarist Marr seems keen, commenting in the past that he’d get the band back together if the Liberal Democrats-Conservatives coalition government stands down, but Morrissey’s rarely appeared to share his enthusiasm.