The rumour mill has been in overload over the past few days that legendary band The Smiths are set to reunite, but according to former frontman Morrissey said the band will 'never' get back together.
According to Holy Moly, four members are rumoured to be in talks to reunite, though others reports have suggested that bassist Andy Rourke will not rejoin the lineup, leaving Morrissey, Johnny Marr and drummer Mike Joyce.
Morrissey responded by insisting that The Smiths will "never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever" get back together.
In an interview with Billboard this week he admitted how frustrating it is to constantly deny the rumours to fans.
"The solo years have been more meaningful to the audiences than the Smiths years, but the press in England only write about me in relation to the Smiths era, this exhausts me."
He continued: "I wish the press were more willing to chronicle these recent tours and the most recent albums. But they won't do it. Their needle stuck at 'The Queen Is Dead.' I've sold out large venues throughout five continents this year alone - with incredible reactions everywhere.
"Yet the press will only blather on about Smiths reunion rumours. You can well imagine the frustration. Thank God I have a strong chin."
Morrissey has had a successful career since The Smiths (Wenn)
Back in February, Marr told the magazine that he would reform The Smiths if the current coalition government steps down.
At the time he said: ''We won't be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I'll reform the band. How's that? That's a fair trade, isn't it? I think the country would be better off, don't you? I'll do it if the coalition steps down.''
However, soon after Marr and Joyce both denied the reports, with Marr posting on Facebook: "The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue. It's not happening."
This year has seen Manchester band the Stone Roses reform for a series of huge shows, do you think The Smiths will be next?