Official denial of latest reunion rumours follows similar from Johnny Marr
David Renshaw
08:24 3rd October 2012

A rep working for Morrissey has firmly stated that The Smiths are not planning to reunite, despite the rumour rearing its head once again this week.

It was claimed by some media sources that the band were getting back together for a lucrative Summer of festivals in 2013. However, that was soon refuted by guitarist Johny Marr and was later followed up by Morrissey's team who issued a statement whcih claimed:

"The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever."

Asked why the band won't get back together, the rep told Rolling Stone: "You'd have to ask Morrissey that. There's got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told."

Speaking in his statement, Johnny Marr said: "It isn't happening. We are fully focused on preparing Johnny's new album for release and booking shows for 2013."

Meanwhile, Morrissey claimed this week that US festival Coachella offered to 'go 100% vegetarian' if they could secure The Smiths as headliners next year.         

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