‘Money doesn’t come into it’ says Smiths’ frontman Morrissey
Pioneering U.K. modern rock band the Smiths turned down a $5 million offer to reunite at the upcoming Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival in southern California, former frontman Morrissey said Thursday.
His revelation, during a public interview at the South By Southwest Music & Media Conference in Austin, triggered gasps from the audience. When journalist David Fricke asked if he had considered it, Morrissey replied, “No, because money doesn’t come into it,” a response that drew applause from the crowd.
Of the critically adored act, which brokeup in the late 1980s, Morrissey said, “It was a fantastic journey. And then it ended. I didn’t feel we should have ended. I wanted to continue. [Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr] wanted to end it. And that was that.”
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