Morrissey is pretty well-known as a quote machine at this stage in his career, so it probably won’t surprise you that an interesting tidbit about a possible Smiths reunion cropped up in an interview Moz did with Australia’s Herald Sun. More:

SUN: At Coachella a few years you complained about the waft of burning flesh from a nearby barbeque. Has that been a problem since at outdoor shows?

MORRISSEY: Not at all, and interestingly the agents for Coachella offered a 100% vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as the Smiths. Fascinatingly they made it clear that they would “not require” the Smiths’ bass player or drummer … which I thought certainly said something.


SUN: As an animal lover, do you have a favourite Australian animal?

Head to the Herald Sun website to read the rest of the interview. Unfortunately, Moz wasn’t going after anyone specific w/r/t to the Coachella quote; if he had, we would have had the most literal edition of Where’s The Beef? ever on our hands.

UPDATE: Here we go … rumors are swirling again that the Smiths will reunite next year for Glastonbury 2013 and other dates. Johnny Marr’s manager denies it.

Comments (7)
  1. If this didn’t work, nothing will. Sad.

  2. I like how he doesn’t even refer to “the Smiths’ bassplayer and drummer” by name.

    • I also love how he thought it, “certainly said something” that they didn’t require the drum and bass player to perform. Ya know, the drum and bass player he completely screwed over…..

      way to call the kettle black moz

  3. As an American, I want the opportunity to watch Morrissey go apeshit WITH a $14 cheeseburger in my hand, thank you very much.

  4. Well, I would definitely not go then. I’d have to sneak in bags of jerky and throw them at him.

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