Mike Joyce may be best known for his drum work for The Smiths. Mike has done a lot since the unfortunate end of the band, but he does still have his days where he wants to take all of the best artists that he can think of and make one giant supergroup out of them. Let’s take a dive into his brain.
Via Live4Ever, Mike spoke on all things past and present. The talk went from the late 1980s into the 1990s where he and Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs dallied with the idea of a band, but unfortunately the idea failed to ignite for various reasons.
Mike said: “I met Bonehead when Oasis played in Dublin. I went over to see them, then he moved in to a place near me. I was thrilled to meet him; he was lovely and we started hanging out and playing together. It was lovely working with Bone, a good guy and one of the music industry’s good people.”
Mike Joyce then went on to speak about some plans that the duo had, but fell through.
He went on to say: “I’m still friends with him and I’ve got a lot of time for him as a good mate. The playing together is an add-on. We tried a few things but it didn’t really happen. We couldn’t sort out band members getting it together. It sounded good but we just didn’t catch it right, but that happens. I’ve done it with other musicians and for whatever reason, it doesn’t happen.”
It’s a shame that the inner workings did not work out for Mike Joyce and we all wish we could have seen a supergroup in action, but that’s the sad way that it goes sometime. Regardless, Mike has worked on some great works over the last few years including present day as well.