Rumours that The Smiths were set to reunite have been put to bed by the band's former guitarist Johnny Marr and drummer Mike Joyce.

A story on Music-news.co.uk this morning [April 26] suggested Marr and frontman Morrissey had been in talks with a "well-known" promoter about reuniting. However, a highly-placed source in Britain's live music industry, along with others close to the band, denied the rumours when contacted by NME.

Rumours that The Smiths were set to reunite have been put to bed by the band’s former guitarist Johnny Marr and drummer Mike Joyce.

A story on Music-news.co.uk this morning [April 26] suggested Marr and frontman Morrissey had been in talks with a “well-known” promoter about reuniting. However, a highly-placed source in Britain’s live music industry, along with others close to the band, denied the rumours when contacted by NME.

Now in a short post on his official Facebook page, Facebook.com/officialjohnnymarr, Marr commented: “The rumour of The Smiths reunion is untrue. It’s not happening.”

Drummer Mike Joyce has also denied the reports during his show on internet station Beatwolf Radio earlier today. According to the Daily Mirror, he said: “When I first heard about it I was… to say surprised and rather shocked was a bit of an understatement. Obviously I had to keep my emotions in check because there’s a lot of people in the office.

He continued: “It’s not happening folks, as far as I know – which could be a good thing.”