Tuesday 2 October 2012, 11:32 | By

Morrissey: Coachella offered to go 100% vegetarian for 50% Smiths reunion

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The Smiths

Right, so those Smith reunion rumours have emerged again. Apparently they’ve signed up to play next year’s Glastonbury. They probably haven’t, but you’d be disappointed if the rumour wasn’t knocking about wouldn’t you? So there it is.

Actually, Morrissey has been talking about a Smiths reunion. Just one that didn’t happen: a supposed offer from Coachella to get him and Johnny Marr together on stage. The singer says that, after that time he complained that he could “smell burning flesh” from nearby fast food stands when he played the Californian festival in a solo capacity, the event’s organisers pledged to make amends if he’d come back to perform a semi-Smiths reunion.

Moz told Australia’s Herald Sun: “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”.

What did it say, Morrissey? Did it say, ‘You should wait to reform the whole band until Glastonbury 2013?’ You’ve got to read between the lines on these things.

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