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    THE Smiths are to be inducted into the rock'n'roll hall of fame in America next year, I can exclusively reveal, and the four band members could be on the same stage for the first time since their messy split in 1987.

    The Manchester band, who helped put Strangeways and Salford Lads Club on the world map, are to be honoured by the Hall of Fame in a lavish ceremony planned for early next year, my spies tell me.

    The entire band may make the trip for the induction, although judging by bass player Andy Rourke's reaction nothing is yet set in stone.

    He tells me: "You never know what may happen. I don't know if we'll all go over there for the induction or not.

    "It might just be Morrissey with three cardboard cut-outs. We'll just have to wait and see what happens."

    If they do play on stage it will be regarded as a miracle after the bitter court case over performing royalties in 1996.

    At the award ceremony they will be expected to give an acceptance speech in which most toast their peers and forebears in rock and follow it with a once-in-a-lifetime live performance as a tribute.

    Artists are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record - meaning the time will be ripe for The Smiths next year, as their debut single Hand In Glove, was released in 1983. If they are inducted, The Smiths will join greats like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who among the elite of pop. Ceremonies have featured many unforgettable moments such as when Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen shared the same stage or when Santana performed Black Magic Woman with ex-Fleetwood Mac member Peter Green, the song's composer and original performer.

    The artists are further honoured when they are featured in the Museum's Hall of Fame exhibit, which includes a computerised juke box containing virtually every song of every performer inductee and a film on three huge screens recounting their careers and music.

    The 2008 inductees will not be officially revealed until late this year.

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    Fingers crossed.
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    You heard it here first. Smiths headline the Sahara tent next year.

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    Now I have no idea if this is true or not... but I heard GV offered the Smith $5 mil to reunite, but they turned it down.
    If this reunion does happen for the rock n' roll hall of fame, does anyone think if GV offered them the same amount (possibly a little more) they would play Coachella next year?
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    I think that $5 million figure was taken out of context. GV would not pay a band $5 million for one show. Unless it was...
















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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    Now I have no idea if this is true or not... but I heard GV offered the Smith $5 mil to reunite, but they turned it down.
    If this reunion does happen for the rock n' roll hall of fame, does anyone think if GV offered them the same amount (possibly a little more) they would play Coachella next year?

    This was the talk of South By Southwest. Morrissey quoted that figure.

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    Not for one gig. Let's think about that logically.

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    I heard it was $15 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    Not for one gig. Let's think about that logically.
    I'm not saying it was for one, he said he was offered that by GV so ya know, take it how you like. I just remember reading it and the article saying everyone just gasped.

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    I gasped when I found out Johnny Marr was wasting his time in Modest Mouse.

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    I heard Rage was paid $6 mil this year for their performance? Any truth behind that at all? Or was the some exageration most likely taking a shot at their so called "socialist" beliefs?
    If they offered Rage $6 mil... I dont see why they wouldnt offer the Smiths atleast $5 mil, if not more.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
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    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    I have no idea, I just refuse to believe that The Smiths were offered $5 million for one gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    I heard Rage was paid $6 mil this year for their performance? Any truth behind that at all? Or was the some exageration most likely taking a shot at their so called "socialist" beliefs?
    If they offered Rage $6 mil... I dont see why they wouldnt offer the Smiths atleast $5 mil, if not more.
    I believe it was 1.5 million.

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    Dude, where are you getting that figure from? They got 1.5 million, done deal. Radiohead got a clean million.

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    I heard it was $22 million and all the french toast they could eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Dude, where are you getting that figure from? They got 1.5 million, done deal. Radiohead got a clean million.
    I read it here somewhere in the forum. I figured it was an exageration.

    Call me ignorant, but do you (as in this forum in general) think The Smiths would be as big of a draw as Rage Against The Machine?
    Like, I know the Smiths reunion would be a HUGE deal... but would they be enough to sell Coachella out 80 days in advance?
    I dont know if they would, or wouldnt. Perhaps they would sell it out faster. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

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    It would be a very big deal.

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    Depends

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    I do believe Rage is more popular than The Smiths.

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    Shut up Jeff!

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    Nether is bigger than all you can eat french toast.

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    DM > all you can eat french toast

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage patton View Post
    I read it here somewhere in the forum. I figured it was an exageration.

    Call me ignorant, but do you (as in this forum in general) think The Smiths would be as big of a draw as Rage Against The Machine?
    Like, I know the Smiths reunion would be a HUGE deal... but would they be enough to sell Coachella out 80 days in advance?
    I dont know if they would, or wouldnt. Perhaps they would sell it out faster. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    The Smith's following is infinitely larger than Rage. A lot of fans aren't realy that into Morrissey these days, but if it were the smiths their fanbase would come back in a heart-beat, them being a group of people which greatly outnumbers Rage fans in people and IQ, probably not testosterone

    lol fixed.

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    I know my uncle, who was a big Smiths fan, would not see The Smiths if ticket prices were as ridiculous as they would be if they got back together and toured. And I bet other people would feel the same way.

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    I think todays youths connect more with Rage. Rage gets a lot more airplay. If it was a one off for the Smiths it would be huge.

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    The Smiths would be a bigger deal. I heard they were offerend 10 million dollars to play Coachella.

    I also heard that they offered David Bowie 50 billion dollars and a Reznor Hand Job to play in 05', but it didn't pull through.
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    I do believe if the Smith play at the rock n roll hof they will play at Coachella.

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    The Smiths @ Coachella 08'?

    Ambitious.
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    I try to be politically pc more than most here: As a dude, anyone who could put a shark up a gals pc body, is pretty creepy, different and interesting. Just saying big time ..... cr****

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    I know it's heresy in places like this, but really....The SMITHS in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame? Before the Cure, XTC or New Order?

    I don't care if you're fans of those bands are not, but you have to remember who votes on the Hall---old men who like their 50's/60's R & B. Hall members include Soloman Burke, The Moonglows, Ruth Brown, Etta James, Elmore James, Fats Domino et al. Burke, in my opinion, wasn't half the singer Otis Redding was, but yet the old men voted him in.

    If the hall even had their finger on the pulse of 80's English "alternative" music, one of the bands above would have already gotten the nod.

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