New rumours have surfaced suggesting that The Smiths will reformlater this year.
A source has told Music-News.com that frontman Morrissey,guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joycewill play live together this autumn.
The decision has reportedly been inspired by the reunion offellow Manchester band The Stone Roses, who play several outdoorshows this year. The Smiths are said to have had conversations witha "well-known promoter" about a comeback.
Seemingly in response to the rumours, Marr wrote on Twitter:"Hey Everybody !! Amazing news !....My amp is fixed ! Johnny."
Rumours of a reunion have been heating up ever since Marr saidthat he would reform the band if the coalition governmentdisbanded, although it was reported in 2006 they had turned down£76 million ($123 million) for a 50-date tour of the US.
Frontman Morrissey was previously understood to be against theidea, and in 2006 said: "I would rather eat my own testicles thanreform The Smiths, and that's saying something for avegetarian."
Johnny Marr was featured in Issue 7 of iGuitar Magazine talkingabout his musical roots and his new Signature Fender Jaguar. Readthe full article here.