Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
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The Smiths turn down $5 million to reunite
‘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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Goddamnit, and I had tickets for the Strangeways tour back in the late 80's, they were gonna play the Fox. I got to see a lot ofgreat bands before their collective demises, but never The Smiths. I saw Bad Brains, Lords Of The New Church, Tears For Fears (UH...MAH...GAH... - amazing show), Siouxsie & The Banshees, Love & Rockets, The Church, DRI, MDC, DOA, GBH, Christian Death (both the Rozz Williams/Rikk Agnew and Valor/Gitane Demone lineups), Echo & The Bunnymen, Gene Loves Jezebel, Simple Minds, and a hell of a lot more - but never The Smiths.

I feel an 80's music post coming up next week. Comment with your requests now, I'll see if I have them.

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