"I didn’t really like The Smiths particularly..."

The Cure frontman Robert Smith has spoken about his "imaginary feud" with Morrissey.

The two musicians had a war of words in the late 80s and early 90s, sparked by the ever-acidic Morrissey labelling Robert Smith a “whingebag”.

The Cure singer - no slouch himself in the barbed comment stakes - responded by “Morrissey’s so depressing if he doesn’t (off) himself soon, I probably will...”

Back in 2019, Robert Smith admitted that he "never understood" the row, before adding: "It’s far from important now."

Now the goth legend has dubbed it an "imaginary feud" during an interview with the Sunday Times, suggesting that onlookers needed it become "a soap opera".

“I didn’t really like The Smiths particularly,” he said. “They were competition for a very brief period. But more than that, I didn’t connect with it. I didn’t dislike them on a personal level – I didn’t know them.”

The singer added: “It never really got to me and then in later years it was this set up and I thought ‘why?’ And so since then I’ve realised how easily these things can spiral because people want it to be something. They’re desperate for it to be some sort of soap opera.”

The Cure are currently working on a new album, which Robert Smith said could be their last: “The new Cure stuff is very emotional. It’s 10 years of life distilled into a couple of hours of intense stuff. And I can’t think we’ll ever do anything else. I definitely can’t do this again.”

Robert Smith guests on new CHVRCHES single 'How Not To Drown'.

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