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Johnny Marr Hits Back At Morrissey’s Request To “Stop Mentioning” Him

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Guitarist Johnny Marr has responded to a request from his former The Smiths bandmate Morrissey to “stop mentioning” his name in interviews.

Earlier this week, Morrissey posted an open letter on his fan website, in which he requested Marr to stop mentioning his name in interviews.

“This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you (Marr) please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?,” he wrote.

“Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music? If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?,” he added.

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Now, in response to Morrissey’s request, Marr has tweeted: “An ‘open letter’ hasn’t really been a thing since 1953, It’s all ‘social media’ now. Even Donald J Trump had that one down. Also, this fake news business… a bit 2021 yeah?”

The This Charming Man hitmakers, who split in 1987, have always ruled out any potential reunion citing creating differences between them.

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