Johnny Marr Says The Smiths Are Not Reforming

16 December 2008, 10:50 | Updated: 19 November 2014, 17:01

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The six stringer says that the Manc legends will not be following in the footsteps of Blur or Led Zeppelin and get back together.

In the latest, 'will they, won't they?' saga, Johnny Marr has categorically stated that the Manchester legends will not be getting back together. The news comes hot on the heels of reports that Morrissey and Marr have recently begun talking again.

On the subject of getting back together with his former sparring partner, Marr told NME.com that the stories are, "as usual, untrue."

Instead, the guitarist said he was excited about "recording with The Cribs for a new album to be released next summer."

"We're playing shows in February, so going back in time isn't in my plans," he added.