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No reunion for Smiths, says Marr

Johnny Marr has scoffed at online reports that The Smiths will reform, saying he has "got things to do" rather than rejoin his former bandmates.

The guitarist posted a message on his Facebook page after a report on music-news.com that the band, fronted by Morrissey, was reforming for a series of gigs.

Marr said: "Thanks to those with Hearts and Smarts. I don't know where this stuff starts. Not from me. I got things to do. Johnny".

The Smiths came together in Manchester in 1982 and split in 1987 before the release of their last studio album, Strangeways Here We Come.