It's a sad day for fans of The Smiths. I know, because I am one. And despite everything -- all these years of Morrissey touring solo (and doing great shows), all the teases that maybe, just maybe he and Johnny Marr had put their differences aside -- I'd hoped beyond hope that a Smiths reunion would happen at some point.
It won't. At least, it won't if you believe the extremely strong statement Morrissey issued through his rep on Tuesday. Boo.In recent days, a story surfaced that said organizers of the Coachella music festival had offered to serve only vegetarian fare at the event IF Morrissey and Marr would perform as The Smiths. That didn't happen, but it just gives you an idea of how desperate we all are to somehow, some way, get this band back together on stage.
It's been 25 years since The Smiths broke up. Is it too much to hope that maybe a reunion could happen? Morrissey's representative relayed a very strong message from his client about speculation of a possible reunion. It's not happening. The publicist told Rolling Stone magazine, "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever."
Insert hokey Taylor Swift song here, if it helps you absorb the blow a little better. Ugh! Why? Why can't this work? That's the question that RS asked, and the rep responded, "You'd have to ask Morrissey that. There's got to be a story there, and maybe one day it will be told."
Ugh. See? Never. Ever. In the meantime, I do have some semi-good news: Morrissey is set to appear on Wednesday night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, so maybe Fallon will pose the question (probably not, it's too sensitive, but I do wish he would on behalf of Smiths fans).
Maybe it's just not meant to be. Maybe if The Smiths did get back together, after so many years apart and after achieving such legendary status among fans, things would fall apart and we'd all be sorely disappointed.
Anyone else out there agree?
In the meantime, this sums up my feelings entirely right now...