Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Andy Rourke will perform together for the first time since the legendary U.K. act split up in 1987 at the benefit Manchester v. Cancer, to be held Jan. 28 at the English city's Evening News Arena.
..."Andy told me about this project he was involved in and of course I literally stood up and applauded," Marr says in an audio interview posted on the event's official Web site. "I said I'd get involved if he needed any help. Absolutely glad to do it. It's a privilege to do it. It's not the easiest thing in the world to get something like this together, because it has to be on a fairly big scale for it to be significant."
Oh if only Andy Rourke were actually Mr. Roarke and could get the Smiths back together, if not as a band then as friends. He'd have to bring Sonny Bono back to life, but he could handle that. Smiles everyone, smiles!