British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will continue to like the Smiths, even though former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has specifically ordered him not to. Via NME:
In 2010, Marr tweeted “David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it,” after the politician expressed his love of the band on numerous occasions.
Morrissey then went on to praise his former bandmate over his criticism of Cameron for liking The Smiths.
However, Cameron has now told BBC News that he continues to listen to the band despite the fact that its members have been vocal in not wanting him to. Cameron said: “I’ve now got Johnny Marr and other members of the band saying I’m not able to listen to the The Smiths. When I’ve got the complete and full set, even then, I’m afraid, I will go on and listen to The Smiths.”
Johnny Marr is to be named a Godlike Genius, yes that’s a thing, at this year’s NME Awards.