Smiths just might be ready to reunite
Shoplifters of the world can rejoice this morning, as word has come down that the Smiths are set to reunite. Or, perhaps more accurately, are rumoured to be reuniting.
The website Holy Moly has reported that the band that made Morrissey famous has agreed to reform for a series of dates in 2013, including performances at both Coachella and Glastonbury. Before you get too excited, you might want to consider this is being announced on Holy Moly, not NME, Rolling Stone, or Gorilla vs. Brooklyn Pitchgum.
Still, the site says that several “credible sources” have confirmed that dates have been booked. Coachella—and the massive paycheques that the festivals dangles as an incentive—has motivated several famously combative iconic bands to reform in recent years, including the Jesus and Mary Chain, Rage Against the Machine, the Verve, Jane's Addiction, At the Drive-In, and Refused.
Holy Moly notes that there is some question as to who will participate in the reunion, some sources saying that it will be Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, and those two other guys that no one cares about on bass and drums. Other sources have suggested that drummer no one cares about will not be invited to the party.
The Smiths, who broke up in 1987, were last rumoured to be reuniting in 2007 for a world tour that would have paid them a reported $75 million. That never came to be, proving Morrissey wasn’t kidding when he told a reporter a year earlier, “I would rather eat my own testicles than reform the Smiths, and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.” Perhaps his balls are looking tastier these days.
On Marr’s Twitter page this morning, there was a Tweet stating “whatever happens next year, just remember the smiths were four people.” Marr responded with a non-committal “What ?”.
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