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- Posted on Sep 23rd 2009 7:57AM by Stephen Dowling
Former Smiths guitarist and now current Crib (and, err, part-time Modest Mouse) Marr has said he is email contact with Morrissey -- though he still ruled out a reformation of his old band.
"It's not necessarily the case that we're not talking," Marr told the Norwich Evening News. "We have email. We worked on that 'Sound Of The Smiths' [the compilation album released in 2008] together. Who's got time for a feud? Right now I have got screwdrivers inside guitars, my car broke down yesterday... I've got no time for a feud."
Marr also added: "I like The Smiths' songs, but I like playing with two guitars and writing new songs. Unfortunately a reunion would go against both those things."
Marr recently joined the Cribs as a full-time member last year. The band released their fourth album 'Ignore the Ignorant,' featuring songs co-written with Marr, earlier this month.
Apart from writing and touring with US indie rockers Modest Mouse, Marr also found time to take part in Neil Finn's 7 Worlds Collide project, alongside members of Radiohead and Wilco.