Singer Morrissey has turned down yet another attempt by bosses of the Coachella rock festival to reunite his former band The Smiths.
The Suedehead hitmaker is dogged by frequent rumours the cult 1980s band is planning a comeback, and organisers of the California music event have twice offered him a bumper payday for a reunion gig.
They even promised the staunch vegetarian they would ban meat from the Coachella site if he agreed to reform The Smiths in 2010, but the singer and his former songwriting partner Johnny Marr are adamant they will never revisit their past.
It has now emerged festival bosses have not given up on their dream and recently approached Morrissey about headlining the 2013 event, but he has turned them down again.
In a statement, a spokesman for the star says, "Morrissey has refused a Smiths headline offer for this year's Coachella Festival."