Johnny Marr Admits Breaking Up The Smiths

(Gibson) Johnny Marr has affirmed it was he who put an end to The Smiths' reign as one of England's most acclaimed bands in the '80s.

In a wide-ranging interview with RollingStone.com, the guitarist said, "I was the lookout saying, 'Rocks ahead! Rocks ahead!' I had the foresight to see disaster looming both for the individuals, personally, and the band, professionally. I had a lot of insight and wisdom for a 23-year-old."

Marr, who's been busy overseeing the remastering of eight Smiths CDs just released by Rhino Records, also hinted he wouldn't be averse to a Smiths reunion. "I don't know about the possibility, but what I do know is that I understand how great it would be to make so many people happy," he said. "And the other thing I know is that Morrissey and I are so very different. Those are the only things I know." more on this story

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