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Johnny Mar's Break From Music For Autobiography

Johnny Marr is taking a break from music to write his autobiography.The legendary guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - has been penning the tome on the road...

Johnny Marr Swaps Penning Lyrics For Penning A Book

Johnny Marr is taking a break from music to write his autobiography.The legendary guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - has been penning the tome on the road...

Johnny Marr Blasts Glastonbury Line-up

The Smiths guitarist referred to the Sunday afternoon session on the main stage, which is usually filled by iconic musicians, including Dolly Parton at last year's (14) event and Kenny Rogers in 2013,...

The Who Dedicate Song To Paul Weller At Bst Concert

The Who dedicated a song to Paul Weller as they headlined Barclaycard presents British Summertime in Hyde Park on Friday night (26.06.15).During the band's incredible greatest hits set, guitarist Pete Townsend took a moment to...

Johnny Marr To Headline Rockaway Beach

Johnny Marr, Spiritualized and Echo & The Bunnymen are to headline Rockaway Beach festival.The trio of acts will be joined by the likes of The Fall, Gang of Four, Ghostpoet and Public Service Broadcasting, as...

Johnny Marr Slams Online Touts

Johnny Marr has slammed online touts.The former The Smiths star took to his Twitter account to criticise ''eBay t**sers'' after his Record Store Day 2015 cover of Depeche Mode's 'I Feel You' appeared on the...

Johnny Marr Wants To Record Track With Paul Weller

Johnny Marr and Paul Weller want to record a song together.The two rock legends are keen to get in the studio together and hope they can lay down at least one track which they'll be...

Johnny Marr Is Writing A Movie

Johnny Marr is writing a movie. The Smiths co-founder - who recently revealed he will release a tell-all book about his time in the band in autumn 2016 - has also confessed he is penning...

Johnny Marr Writing Autobiography

Johnny Marr is writing an autobiography.The Smiths co-founder has announced he will release the tell-all book in hardback and as an e-book in autumn 2016, having been inspired to write his memoirs following countless requests...

Stereophonics Want 'Hot Girls' On Rider

Stereophonics have ''hot girls with cellos'' on their rider for London's Royal Albert Hall.The Welsh rockers have been announced as one of six headline acts for a series of shows at the iconic venue to...

Kylie To Headline British Summer Time Hyde Park

Kylie Minogue will headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.The 'All the Lovers' hitmaker has been announced as the third headliner for the series of performances in London with support provided by Grace Jones...

Modest Mouse Return After Eight Years With New Album 'Strangers To Ourselves'

Modest Mouse are set to make a very welcome return with their first album in eight years 'Strangers To Ourselves'. It's been a long time coming for this Washington quartet but fans can now breathe...

Johnny Marr Cancels More Shows Over Family Illness

Rocker Johnny Marr has axed a tour Down Under so he can continue to support a seriously ill family member.The former The Smiths star cut short his U.S. trek last year (14) to return to...

Noel Gallagher Praises Johnny Marr For Guest Slot

Noel Gallagher has praised fellow British rocker Johnny Marr for his contribution to a new song, insisting the former The Smiths star is on "another level" to his rivals.Marr plays on the former Oasis guitarist's...

Johnny Marr Cancels North American Gigs

Rocker Johnny Marr has axed the remaining dates on his North American tour due to a "serious close family illness".The former The Smiths guitarist was slated to wrap up 2014 with dates on America's West...

Johnny Marr Praises 'Clever' Noel Gallagher

Johnny Marr thinks Noel Gallagher's solo material is ''very clever''.The former Smiths guitarist has guested on a track on his friend's forthcoming new album and is very impressed by the ''cool'' sounding record.He said: ''Noel's...

Ellie Goulding And John Newman For British Summer Time

Ellie Goulding and John Newman will join Taylor Swift at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015.The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker announced her The 1989 World Tour would be stopping at the iconic London...

The Who To Headline Hyde Park

The Who are to headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park next year.The 'Baba O'Riley' rockers will take to the Great Oak Stage at the London park on June 26 for the final UK...

Noel Gallagher: Mushrooms Are Better Than Music

Noel Gallagher thinks taking hallucinogenic mushrooms is better than music. The former Oasis star admits he was more interested in taking drugs as a youngster rather than becoming a rock star, especial 'magic' mushrooms that...

Noel Gallagher Was Battling Hangover During Johnny Marr Duet

Noel Gallagher was reluctant to join his rocker pal Johnny Marr for a surprise duet in October (14) because he had a raging hangover.The former Oasis star played guitar with Marr during the encore of...

Noel Gallagher And Johnny Marr Team Up On Classic Tracks

Noel Gallagher joined his rock star pal Johnny Marr onstage on Thursday night (23Oct14) to 'duet' on classic tracks by Iggy Pop and The Smiths.The former Oasis star walked onstage to massive cheers for the...

The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The four acts are eligible to be inducted next year if they...

Hans Zimmer Won't Reveal Interstellar Secrets

Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan won't reveal any details about 'Interstellar' before it is released because they want audiences to be shocked by what they see.The composer has created the score for the highly-anticipated sci-fi...

Hans Zimmer Working With Johnny Marr On New Album

Composer Hans Zimmer is working with Johnny Marr on his next album.The Oscar-winning musician has previously collaborated with the ex-Smiths star on the scores for the movies 'Inception' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' and now...

Johnny Marr Dislikes Writing About Himself

Johnny Marr hates writing about himself.The 51-year-old rocker doesn't think his feelings are particularly ''interesting'' to other people and he would rather pen tracks that connect with his fans.He said: ''Writing about myself is something...

Bryan Ferry Teams Up With Johnny Marr And Nile Rodgers

Bryan Ferry has teamed up with Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers on his new album. The Roxy Music star has also worked with Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and Maceo Parker on different tracks on...

Musicians Succeed In Reversing Prison Guitar String Ban

Musical campaigners have successfully reversed a ban that had prevented inmates of British prisons from being able to use steel strings on guitars.Billy Bragg had led the campaign to reverse the steel guitar string ban...

Johnny Marr's Hyperactive Album

Johnny Marr's new album is ''hyperactive''.The 50-year-old musician says the follow-up to last year's LP 'The Messenger' has been heavily influenced by his surroundings and he hopes it is a ''bit different'' to his recent...

Johnny Marr Announces New UK Tour

Johnny Marr has announced a UK solo tour.The former Smiths musician is embarking on a series of live gigs this autumn, starting on October 13 in Lincoln and finishing up in Leeds on October 29.The...

Brandon Flowers: Morrissey Is Like Elvis

Brandon Flowers thinks Morrissey is like a modern-day Elvis Presley.The Killers frontman has been a fan of The Smiths for many years and admires their ''humour'' as well as musicianship.He said: ''The Smiths had the...

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