Marr, who was recently appointed as a professor of music at the University of Salford, has said that he’s very open to the possibility of the British Eighties super group reforming.
He told BBC Five Live:
“Stranger things have happened so, you know, who knows?”
“It’s no biggy. Maybe we will in 10 or 15 years’ time when we all need to for whatever reasons, but right now Morrissey is doing his thing and I’m doing mine, so that’s the answer really.”
Marr now plays with Modest Mouse and prefers to talk about his current project than one which died 20 years ago, but hopes of a Smiths reunion seem to be high in British music fans hopes.
The recent trend for old bands reforming has provoked a lot of talk about others possibly giving it another go. I certainly could never see The Verve reforming after the way they acrimoniously split, but time has proved a healer and maybe it will for Marr and Morrissey too.
The one band who I’d like to see get back together would be The Stone Roses but the chances of that are very slim. Lead singer Ian Brown and guitarist John Squire haven’t spoken in years and I just don’t think it’ll ever happen. If it does, you rightly have permission to say “You were wrong!”.