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Johnny Marr "Can't Bear The Thought" Of Smiths Cash In
Ben Hewitt , September 2nd, 2009 07:37

Guitarist "too busy" for reunion

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has ruled out the possibility of the band reforming in the immediate future.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Marr said: "I can't speak for Morrissey, but I know that I'm too busy right now to get The Smiths on the road again.

"Is that likely to change? Who knows?"

Marr, who is now playing the guitar for The Cribs, added: "I can't bear the thought of a Spandau Ballet-style comeback. What's the point? Spandau are reforming, so they put on a big chicken-in-the-basket event, which is all they amounted to in the first place.

"Maybe someone should pay them £20 million not to reform. Supposedly we were offered $10 million (£6.2 million) to play a handful of Smiths gigs in 2007, and I wasn't remotely tempted."