UPDATE: Guitarist Jonny Marr has denied that The Smiths would reform, after a report from Music-News.com claimed they would formally announce a reunion.
"The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue. It's not happening," he wrote on his official Facebook page.
The unconfirmed report from Music-News.com says the band came to a decision after talks with a "well-known promoter". Presumably, it was not Melvin Benn from Festival Republic, who organises the Reading and Leeds festivals and is openly against their reformation:
"I think if The Smiths reformed it would destroy their legacy personally,
" Benn said in March. "I'm sure grown men would cry if it happened but I wouldn’t want to see them reforming.
In March, guitarist Johnny Marr said he would only reform the band if the current government steps down, and in 2006 they turned down £76 million ($123 million) for a 50-date tour of the US.
Frontman Morrissey was previously understood to be against the idea, and in 2006 said: "I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that's saying something for a vegetarian."
In recent years, Morrissey has regularly made headlines while sharing his controversial views. In August last year, he sparked outrage when he claimed that KFC committed worse crimes than the Norway killer.