Johnny Marr live at manchester Deaf Institute Sept 2011
Johnny Marr live at Manchester Deaf Institute Sept 2011

After the Roses astonishing comeback there is talk of who could be next….

1. Oasis is always a possibility, afterall they are brothers and Liam did tell us that he still loved his brother when we interviewed him in January…Noel is about to go to number one in the album charts though so could be tricky…one of the Gallaghers has to blink first in the stand off.

2. Even more intriguing is Morrissey/Marr…could they reform the Smiths or come back as Morrissey/Marr, on paper this is tricky. Morrissey, despite what he says has got a very successful solo career-he may not have a record deal at the moment but that’s because he can’t get he one that he wants, his recent new songs on a radio session sounded good and he is a major international live draw. Johnny Marr can walk into any band in the world and had a number one album in America last year with Modest Mouse and has a great new band that we reviewed last week, so the Smiths wouldn’t be for the money.
We know they have been in touch over the years and there was talk in town of them meeting but what that was about could have been anything, afterall you have to meet to sort out old band business or could it have been a reunion? If that was the talk the Roses reunion would have kicked it into touch for some time…

Johnny Marr live at manchester Deaf Institute Sept 2011
Johnny Marr live at Manchester Deaf Institute Sept 2011

3. Hooky to rejoin New Order….mmm, will get back to you on this one.

Previous articleOdd Future- genius hip hop crew or dodgy lyrics
Next articleWatch this! Channel 4 news clip of Stone Roses reforming story
Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Please delete the first comment I never sent that on purpose.

    The Smiths can’t be fixed like the Roses.

    Oasis obviously it will happen soon.

    New Order with Peter Hook. xxx (Dream)

  2. […] initially, when the Smiths broke up I sent Morrissey a cassette of demos that I had, thinking that they could possibly be […]

  3. The Smiths *shouldnt*, Oasis *yawn* New Order *as good now as ever* Better still.. ‘Theatre Of Hate’ have reformatted themselves for a couple of shows next month (Johnny Marr & Andy Rourke where big fans) httpss://

  4. Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…”

  5. This site really has all the info I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  6. Someone necessarily help to make significantly posts I would state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and up to now? I surprised with the analysis you made to make this particular publish extraordinary. Excellent task!

  7. There is evidently a bundle to know about this. I consider you made various nice points in features also.

  8. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  9. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  10. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here