George Michael: 'The Smiths Are Reforming'

Is it a joke, or he knows more than us?

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George Michael has told the Guardian that the Smiths are reforming.

The singer, who was formerly a member of Wham! in the 1980s, during which the Smiths were also in operation, took part in a Q&A with the Guardian this weekend (via Gigwise). The final question of the Q&A was, "Tell us a secret," to which Michael responded: "The Smiths are reforming." On that bombshell, and with no further elaboration, the interview was over.

The Smiths themselves, who split up back in 1987, have consistently played down rumours of a reunion.

Elsewhere in his Guardian Q&A, George Michael revealed that watching "Coronation Street" is his guiltiest pleasure, and that he wants Paul Newman, who died in 2008, to play him in the film of his life.

A joke or a promise?

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    It'd probably be best for the Moz at this point Yo get back with The Smiths. Dudes becoming a parody of himself lately.
    If Moz got dropped by his label and he thinks of retiring soon, a Smiths one-off seems more likely to me.
    Jaden Smith
    we're back biches and trees are really blue. father is picking up guitar, willow is on that bass and I'm the bastard held presumably responsible.
    I'm pretty sure I saw a soundbite from Johnny Marr recently where a journalist asked about it (like every Smiths member interview ever) and he called "bullshit" immediately. No hesitation. Can't see it ever happening.
    just what we need with all the sad shit in the world.....the shittiest grumpiest band reforming. Morrisey.....bugger off....
    Very unlikely with Morrissey just having released a record and Johnny Marr who's about to release a new record.... oh yeah and then there's the fact that Morrissey absolutely hates Joyce
    They would still suck. I love Marrs playing but Morrissey's same 3 note complaining never appealed to me