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Post by Baz on Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:34 am







It’s the reunion no one thought was possible.

But iconic Mancs The Smiths are “closer than ever” to setting aside their poisonous differences for a comeback.

Sources close to the band believe they could headline California festival Coachella in a one-off show next April for a huge pay day.

Singer Morrissey turned down a £2.8million bid from the event organisers in 2006 but they will have massively upped the offer.

Any deal would mark a remarkable turnaround. Veg-loving frontman Morrissey has repeatedly vowed to never again share a stage with his former bandmates, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

A source revealed, however: “It has looked impossible in the past but suddenly it all looks like it could happen.

“The buzz around the people who used to work for the band is they could play Coachella for a ludicrous amount of money. It’s closer than it ever has been.

“The split was a messy affair, but time’s a healer.”

Irving Azoff is being credited with making the band reconsider their position on a comeback.

Earlier this year Morrissey hired the former MCA records head — recognised as one of the most powerful figures in music — to manage him.

I understand his involvement is playing a big part in tempting the band to hook up.

The Smiths ruled the alternative scene in the mid-Eighties but guitar god Marr’s 1987 walkout signalled the end of their five years as a group.

Then ten years ago drummer Joyce successfully sued song-writers Morrissey and Marr for unpaid royalties and shortly afterwards the quiff-sporting frontman said he would have nothing to do with a reunion.

He insisted: “I’d rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths — and that’s saying something coming from a vegetarian.”

But the influence of Azoff might mean Morrissey has to polish his carving knife.

A comeback gig would work. What’s great about the lads’ brilliantly miserable hits is that you can never be too old to moan.

I know someone else who would relish a Smiths reunion.

Can you imagine that iconic riff from How Soon Is Now echoing around the green fields of Glastonbury on a late June evening?

Michael Eavis pull out your finger — and your chequebook.


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Post by Baz on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:50 am




The Smiths are not set to reunite, despite reports, it has come to light.

Sources close to both members of the band and Coachella have denied that there has been any new move to reunite the group for next year's festival.

A British newspaper had claimed The Smiths were considering burying the hatchet for next year's event.

Meanwhile, the group's guitarist Johnny Marr's manager [dismissed the story, telling our sister title Uncut that the Smiths reunion rumours were "rubbish".

Morrissey has previously claimed he was offered a near £40 million for just him and Smiths guitarist Marr to reunite for the Californian event in 2006.

A new double-CD compilation spanning the band's career, 'The Sound Of The Smiths', is released on November 10.


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Post by Dave Mercury on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:55 am

Love to hear some new Smiths stuff, but only if Morrissey and Marr got back together.
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Post by Baz on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:56 am

I fancy the double CD coming out.

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Post by Dave Mercury on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:01 am

Yeah but it'll have on it all the stuff that Smith's fans already have.
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Post by Baz on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:03 am

I only have Hat full of hollow and The queen is dead plus some 12" singles on vinyl so it will be great for me.

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Post by Dave Mercury on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:08 am

You're in for a treat then, because there's bound to be some of the great tracks from Meat is Murder, and the first album, The Smiths.
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