The Internet today has been, if not quite on fire, certainly lukewarm with rumours of a Smiths re-union.
The news started with an article on music-news.com, which was promptly linked by Clash, The Metro and others. In truth, the original article seemed barely believable from the start, but Johnny Marr – guitarist in the seminal Manchester group – has now taken to Facebook to confirm that the rumours are definitely false. “The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue”, Marr states. “It’s not happening.”
Marr has, of course, been speculating about a reunion for the group for some time now, including a claim that if the UK’s government stepped down they would take the plunge. But now, it seems, is not the time.