Johnny Marr has laughed off online reports that The Smiths will reform, saying he has "got things to do" rather than rejoin his former bandmates.
The guitarist posted a message on his Facebook page after an initial report on music-news.com that the band, fronted by Morrissey, were reforming for a series of gigs.
Johnny said: "Thanks to those with Hearts and Smarts. I don't know where this stuff starts. Not from me. I got things to do. Johnny".
The band's former drummer Mike Joyce, who now works as a DJ in New York, also denied the story.
He said: "After today's reports of The Smiths reforming I can confirm that they are not."
The Smiths came together in Manchester in 1982 and recorded a string of critically acclaimed albums and singles combining Marr's chiming guitars and Morrissey's witty lyrics and dramatic delivery.
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