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08/10/2013 12:28 pm ET

Johnny Marr On A Smiths Reunion: Fans Asking For Band's Comeback 'Need To Go And Find A Hobby'

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It's a well-known fact that fans of popular '80s English band The Smiths are voracious in their desire for a reunion. Johnny Marr, the group's guitarist, has heard your requests, and he would like you all to find something better to do with your time.

"If people get genuinely upset and frustrated that four men that last played together 25 years ago are doing other things, then those people need to go and find a hobby," Marr reportedly told Japan Times. "If the band only split up two years ago, it might be a different matter, but 25 years? Come on. It's a long time. If you like The Smiths, the records, photographs and memories are all plenty to be getting along with."

Marr's comments once again quash the dream of a reunion, even if drummer Mike Joyce and the Coachella organizers think it could still happen.

All of the members of The Smith, particularly Marr and co-founder Morrissey, have gone on to work on other projects since the group disbanded in 1987. Marr, who joined Modest Mouse for 2007's "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" and 2009's "No One's First And You're Next," released his first solo album in February.

Instead of staging a comeback, Marr will spend some of the fall touring the U.K. as he continues to work on his next solo album.

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