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    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/...ed_at_morr.php

    Smiths Reunion Rumored at Morrissey's Jones Hall Show
    By Chris Gray in This Just In
    Wednesday, Apr. 1 2009 @ 3:04PM


    Strangeways, here they come: Rocks Off has learned that former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has requested passes for his ex-bandmate Morrissey's sold-out April 11 show at Jones Hall, leading to speculation that the two will perform onstage together for the first time since the influential Manchester band's acrimonious 1987 split.

    "Johnny's manager emailed us Monday asking for tickets and backstage passes," a source close to the show's promoter told Rocks Off Wednesday. She asked not to be identified "because I would be so fired."

    Marr is scheduled to be in Houston next weekend promoting his new "Bigmouth Strikes Again" guitar-effects pedal at several area music stores. The chiming but steely guitar sound he trademarked on Smiths classics like "Hand In Glove," "This Charming Man" and especially "How Soon Is Now" - which Morrissey continues to regularly perform in concert - became a cornerstone for bands from '90s UK Britpop stars the Stone Roses, James and Blur to present-day U.S. indie-rockers the Shins, Death Cab for Cutie and Dr. Dog.



    Since leaving the Smiths, Marr has collaborated with members of the Pet Shop Boys and New Order in Electronic, and joined Pacific Northwest rockers Modest Mouse full-time in 2007 after writing several songs with frontman Isaac Brock for MM's album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. He has also recently been joining youthful UK indie-rockers the Cribs onstage at several shows.

    Morrissey has had a successful solo career with albums including 1988 solo debut Viva Hate, 1994's Vauxhall and I, 2004's You Are the Quarry and this year's glam-influenced Years of Refusal.

    Rumors of a possible Morrissey/Marr reunion have long circulated within the music business, even though Morrissey once told Gigwise.com he'd "rather eat my own testicles than re-form the Smiths - and that's saying something for a vegetarian." He famously turned down a $5 million dollar to reunite at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival outside Palm Springs, Calif., in 2006, and is scheduled to play this year's festival later this month.

    More recent events suggest the duo may be more amenable to reviving the Smiths, however - last year, they both helped remaster Rhino's double-disc The Sound of the Smiths anthology. But why would Morrissey and Marr choose Houston, of all places, for such a momentus event?

    "I honestly don't know," Rocks Off's source said. "I guess they figure if they did it in the UK or New York - or even Austin - the media attention would be too overwhelming. But Houston is pretty far off the music business' beaten path, and always has been. Plus, the show is already sold out, and Coachella is coming up in a couple of weeks, so you never know."

    If the reunion goes well, the source added, the Smiths could also be a last-minute add to either Lollapalooza in Chicago this summer or October's Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park. "I'm sure they would make room for them," she said.

    Marr is currently playing a leg of UK dates with the Cribs and was unavailable for comment. A spokesman for Morrissey's label, Lost Highway Records, released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

    "Check your calendar," he said. "And please quit bothering us with stuff like this."
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    "Check your calendar," he said. "And please quit bothering us with stuff like this."
    I'm a reasonable man, get off my case.

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    oh god that's funny

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    coachella 99 anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    coachella 99 anyone?
    if only....

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    I've never heard of such a pedal...
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    That's quite a shirt he's swearing. Yeah, they would ever be talking about Austin or Houston.
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    I saw Johnny Marr at Coachella 2003 and was disappointed. Still,Morrissey and Marr would be something to see! I was abig Smiths fan in the 80's. There are some advantages to being old(er).

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    When I was your age, I saw The Smiths open for Paul McCartney.
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    Certainly hope Marr does, it would probably mean more Smith's songs than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentmorrison View Post

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/...ed_at_morr.php

    Wednesday, Apr. 1 2009 @ 3:04PM


    ."

    THIS IS OBVIOUSLY GOING TO HAPPEN.....

    *edit*Note the date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psycobetabuckdown View Post
    When I was your age, I saw The Smiths open for Paul McCartney.
    THIS!

    How epic would that be? Reminds me of those concert posters you'd see from the Electric Circus in the 80's with the Fall, Joy Division and Echo & The Bunnymen on the same bill.

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    That would've been awesome. I was a baby though...
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    why hasnt Dani knocked this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obzen View Post
    why hasnt Dani knocked this one?
    Maybe the poor girl doesn't have to work saturday nights?
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    Your stupid

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    no, but i think she worked today, according to one of her posts in another thread.

    also, i don't think she has to shoot anything down (or for that matter confirm it).

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    yes, this is true.

    and

    ringo will be playing with Paul.

    done deals .

    dunno bout Sat. I am guessing U2

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodtobemike View Post
    yes, this is true.

    and

    ringo will be playing with Paul.

    done deals .

    dunno bout Sat. I am guessing U2
    shut up

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodtobemike View Post
    yes, this is true.

    and

    ringo will be playing with Paul.

    done deals .

    dunno bout Sat. I am guessing U2
    hmmmm.....

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    its all BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycobetabuckdown View Post
    When I was your age, I saw The Smiths open for Paul McCartney.
    You mean when you were 55(back then) -or are you my age now? I have never seen any of the Beatles! So I will probably see Paul at Coachella.

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    I'm gonna' see Morrissey after his Houston performance in El Paso (and again at Coachella, no doubt). I don't expect to see Johnny Marr with him, except I saw Johnny Marr play in the same venue with Modest Mouse, and that's as close as I will get to seeing Morrissey and Johnny Marr playing together probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by momof5 View Post
    You mean when you were 55(back then) -or are you my age now? I have never seen any of the Beatles! So I will probably see Paul at Coachella.
    No, I'm saying that's what I'll be able to say to my kids/grandkids if this rumor is true.
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    Marr would be a present surprise, but I'll be at Morrissey anyway so it doesn't matter much to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycobetabuckdown View Post
    No, I'm saying that's what I'll be able to say to my kids/grandkids if this rumor is true.
    I know--and just think what other bands that may still be around in 20-30 years that you will be able to say"I saw them at Coachella!" My kids and I share these moments now.

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    Truth. Although I'm gonna slap myself when it turns out that Airborne Toxic Event becomes the Biggest Band Ever and I was too good to watch their 30 minute set.
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    for the record I think this is going to happen....
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    You also thought U2 was coming
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    i think this is going to happen-and i thought Faith No More was going to be added

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