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Tim Burgess Says Collaborating With Paul Weller Was An 'Honour'

Tim Burgess says it was an ''honour'' collaborating with Paul Weller on 'Spinning Out'.The lead vocalist of the British indie band 'The Charlatans' has joined forces with a number of artists on the new album...

Debbie Harry Prefers House Parties To Nightclubs

Blondie star Debbie Harry has swapped nightclubs for house parties.The 71-year-old singer was a regular at New York City nightspot Studio 54 in the 70s and 80s and famed punk venue CBGB which is located...

The Charlatans' New Lp Features Paul Weller And Johnny Marr

The Charlatans' new album features collaborations with Paul Weller and Johnny Marr.The 'North Country Boy' rockers' frontman Tim Burgess has revealed the star-studded list of contributors on their forthcoming LP 'Different Days'.The track 'Spinning Out'...

Blondie Announce London Roundhouse Show

Blondie have announced plans to perform at London's Roundhouse.The 'Heart of Glass' hitmakers - comprised of Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz-Bohen, and Tommy Kessler - will take to the stage...

Debbie Harry: I'm No Pop Icon

Debbie Harry hates being described as a pop icon.The 71-year-old Blondie frontwoman was ''horrified'' when she first had the accolade bestowed on her and even now would rather be known as a ''star''.She said: ''The...

Johnny Marr Plotting Beck Collaboration

The ex-guitarist of The Smiths played on Milk & Honey, a track from the American troubadour's smash hit 1999 album Midnite Vultures. Since then he has been something of a musician for hire, playing...

Blondie's Collaborative Lp Features Sia And Charli Xcx

Blondie's new album features collaborations with Sia and Charli XCX.The 'Call Me' hitmakers - comprised of Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz-Bohen and Tommy Kessler - have also worked with...

The Smiths To Release Two Unheard Tracks On Vinyl

The Smiths are to release a new vinyl single with two previously unheard tracks.Singer Morrissey's fan site, true-to-you.net, reports that the 7 inch-disc features unreleased versions of 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side'...

Johnny Marr To Join Pet Shop Boys For Fundraising Concert

The former The Smiths star has worked with the two-piece before on their albums, and the trio will be coming together with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for a special live performance at...

Olly Murs To Make Debut At Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs

Olly Murs is to perform for the Teenage Cancer Trust for the first time in 2017.The 32-year-old pop star has been announced as one of the headliners for the charity's 17th annual series of concerts...

Johnny Marr: It Was Amazing Being In The Smiths

Johnny Marr has nothing bad to say about his time in The Smiths.The 58-year-old musician - who was formerly a member of the rock band from their formation in 1982, to their split in 1987...

Johnny Marr: 'Morrissey And I Discussed The Smiths Reunion Plans In 2008'

The pub chat details feature in Marr's upcoming memoir Set the Boy Free, and in an extract published by The Guardian on Monday (31Oct16), the guitarist recalls the reunion was very much in...

Johnny Marr And Morrissey Almost Reformed The Smiths In 2008

Johnny Marr and Morrissey almost reformed The Smiths in 2008.The 58-year-old musician - who was formerly a member of the rock band from their formation in 1982, to their split in 1987 - has revealed...

Johnny Marr Felt Like Yoko Ono

Johnny Marr has compared himself to Yoko Ono.The legendary guitarist thinks John Lennon's widow - who was widely blamed for splitting up The Beatles - is the only person to have reached the level of...

The Smiths Team Up With Peta For Meat Is Murder Video Game

The Smiths have partnered with PETA for a 'Meat is Murder' video game. The iconic British indie group - which was comprised of Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke - have lent their...

Johnny Marr Says He Will Promote His Book Via Two Events

Johnny Marr is set to promote his comprehensive autobiography via two ''in conversation'' events.The former 'The Smiths' guitarist has revealed he will talk about his upcoming book - 'Set The Boy Free' - at Manchester's...

Morrissey: 'There's No Chance The Smiths Will Regroup'

Following a spate of unlikely rock reunions, capped off by the Guns N' Roses classic line-up comeback, fans have started to wonder if the estranged former The Smiths bandmates would ever consider a...

Morrissey Announces World Tour

Morrissey has announced he is going on a world tour.The former Smiths frontman is heading out on the road this autumn and will be travelling to Japan, China, North America, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.The 'How...

Johnny Marr Releasing Long-awaited Autobiography

Set the Boy Free will hit stores in November (16) and will chronicle Johnny's childhood in Manchester, England in the 1960s, his time as Morrissey's sidekick in The Smiths and his session work...

Morrissey Warns Fans Not To Follow The Smiths On Twitter

The music icon has insisted that the new account, set up by Warner Music to "celebrate the history of the band", has not been sanctioned by him. When an official Twitter account launched earlier this...

Johnny Marr Vows To Keep Memoir Fun

The Smiths frontman released his life story, titled Autobiography, in 2013, and within weeks, guitarist Marr had inked a deal to write his own book. Morrissey's tome received huge critical praise for...

Music Manager Joe Moss Dead

Moss, the man who discovered influential indie band The Smiths, passed away on Thursday (22Oct15) after a battle with cancer. He was credited with helping The Smiths get on the career ladder...

Tony Iommi Receives Gibson Les Paul Award At Q Awards

Black Sabbath's legendary guitarist Tony Iommi will receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at the 2015 Q Awards.The heavy metal pioneer - who's played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career - is...

Johnny Marr Rallies Against Government Cuts

The Smiths guitarist's performance in the city came on the final day of the Conservative Party conference which was taking place there, and he took the chance to rally fans against Prime Minister...

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...

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