Sunday, August 26, 2007

Morrissey Is a Man of His Word

I've written before about how a Smiths reunion was -- to say the least -- very, very unlikely.

Quotes about dragging corpses and eating testicles were involved, which I think pretty much finalized things. Nothing was going to get them back together.

What I didn't know was that "nothing" included $75 million.

SEVENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS, people.
"Morrissey's publicist has confirmed the artist refused a $75 million offer to tour under the Smiths name in 2008 and/or 2009, with the only mandate being that Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr would be part of the band. The Smiths also declined a multi-million dollar offer to perform in recent years at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif."

-Billboard.com
As much as I, myself, salivate at the idea of such a reunion, I have to admire my boy for sticking to his guns. $75 million dollars would buy a lot of Quorn.

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