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Roxy Music And The Smiths Stars Form Supergroup

7th August 2013

Veteran rock stars from Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass have teamed up to form a new supergroup for an upcoming drama series.Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Suede bassist...

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Thom Yorke Pleads "Don't Make Us The Target" After Spotify Backlash

By Michael West | 16th July 2013

Thom Yorke appears to have responded to producer Stephen Street's criticism over his yanking of tracks from Spotify, claiming he gave away Radiohead's album In Rainbows as a "statement of trust."Earlier this week, Yorke and...

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Britain's Isle Of Man Festival Axed

24th June 2013

A British music festival set to feature rockers Primal Scream and former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has been axed due to poor ticket sales.Singers Paloma Faith and Laura Mvula were also part of the...

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Liam Gallagher Wants The Smiths To Reform

14th June 2013

Liam Gallagher wants The Smiths to reform.The Beady Eye frontman would love to see Morrissey and Johnny Marr end their feud and rejoin Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce for a tour, which would be the...

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Geoff Travis To Receive Top Industry Honour

13th June 2013

The man who discovered The Smiths and The Strokes is to be honoured with a leading music industry award.Geoff Travis, who founded influential British record label Rough Trade, will be presented with the Pioneer Award...

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Johnny Marr And Andy Rourke Reunite Onstage In New York

5th May 2013

Former The Smiths bandmates Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke reunited onstage in New York on Friday night (03May13) to run through their old group's hit How Soon Is Now.Marr has been performing the classic track...

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Mike Joyce Confirms Lost The Smiths Demo Is For Real

21st March 2013

A lost demo tape recorded by The Smiths in their manager's warehouse has been unearthed in the U.K. and leaked online.Former drummer Mike Joyce is urging his Twitter.com followers to check out a link to...

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The Killers' Record Company Revenge

9th March 2013

The Killers were turned down by every major record label in the US. The 'Somebody Told Me' band found it hard to get a deal in their home country at the start of their career,...

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Morrissey: More Homosexuals Would Mean Less Wars

27th February 2013

Morrissey believes there would be no war if more men were gay.The outspoken former Smiths singer has branded military action and nuclear weapons as ''heterosexual hobbies'' and thinks the world would be a better place...

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Blur Tracks To Be Released As Lullabyes

25th February 2013

Blur's best-known hits are to be released in lullaby form.The 'Parklife' hitmakers' most popular tracks - including 'Song 2', 'Country House' and 'Girls & Boys' - will be transformed into soothing instrumentals featuring glockenspiel, vibraphone,...

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Johnny Marr 'Happy' To Have Solo Pop Album

21st February 2013

Johnny Marr is ''happy'' to have created a solo pop album.The 49-year-old musician went in a new direction for his record 'The Messenger' and after having been in ''alternative'' bands - such as The Smiths...

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Johnny Marr Learns To Love Guitar Again

15th February 2013

Johnny Marr has learnt ''if it sounds better on a guitar, just go with it.''The musician played lots of synthesisers and keyboards after quitting as The Smiths' guitarist in 1987, but came back around to...

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Johnny Marr Was Almost Paul Mccartney's Man

14th February 2013

Rocker Johnny Marr almost joined Sir Paul Mccartney's band after The Smiths split.As a guitarist for hire in the late 1980s, Marr was invited to play with MCCartney. Nothing came of their sessions but the...

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Still Brill! Nme God Like Genius Award For The Smiths Johnny Marr

By Contributor | 12th February 2013

Good news for former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr! He’s a God-like genius! That must be reassuring to know.The axe-wielder, who also has an exhaustive list of other bands and collaborations, including working with The Cribs,...

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Nme Awards Johnny Marr 'Godlike Genius' Title, 2013

By Hayley Avron | 11th February 2013

Johnny Marr will be crowned Godlike Genius of the Year at this year’s NME Awards. Marr, whose distinctive guitar licks were combined with Morrissey’s song-writing skills to make The Smiths the legendary band that they...

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David Bowie Demands Bosses Pull Photo From Morrissey Single

7th February 2013

David Bowie has asked Emi Uk bosses not to use a photograph of him with Morrissey as the cover art for the reissue of The Smiths' The Last Of The Famous International Playboys single.The 1989...

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Johnny Marr 'In Pursuit' Of Morrissey

2nd February 2013

Johnny Marr lives ''in pursuit'' of a songwriting relationship like the one he had with Morrissey. The guitarist was a key member of 80s indie band The Smiths with Morrissey, and although they parted ways...

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Morrissey's Bleeding Ulcer Forces Him To Cancel 6 Shows

By Lorna Greville  | 29th January 2013

Morrissey, ex-frontman of '80s band The Smiths, has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and may need surgery. His ill-health renders him unable to continue with his US tour currently, but is expected to return...

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Mike Joyce Calls On Morrissey To Consider Smiths Comeback

26th January 2013

Former The Smiths star Mike Joyce is urging Morrissey to consider reuniting the band in a bid to please fans.The group split in 1987 after a fall-out between singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, but...

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Coachella Festival 2013; Who's Going To Be Playing?

By Contributor | 24th January 2013

This last time year music fans were agog at the quality of the line-up that Coachella Festival pulled together. It was a bill that had everything, from the likes of rap statesmen like Snoop Dogg...

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Morrissey Refuses To Reform The Smiths For 2013 Coachella

18th January 2013

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...

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Morrissey On The 'Insufferable' Beckhams: "I'd Have Them Flogged"

By Michael West | 9th January 2013

Morrissey Arrives For The Late Show With David Letterman This Week Wearing Fetching White Nail PolishNever one to mince his words, Morrissey has taken aim at the Beckhams in his latest rant, labelling David and...

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Morrissey: 'Mick Ronson Saved My Career'

4th January 2013

Singer Morrissey has credited David Bowie's late guitarist Mick Ronson with saving his career after The Smiths split up.The Suedehead hitmaker reached number one in the British charts with his debut solo album Viva Hate...

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Odds Slashed! Could Fleetwood Mac Be 2013 Glastonbury Festival Headliners?

By Hayley Avron | 4th December 2012

Fleetwood Mac have announced their tour dates for US and Canada in 2013 and the last date of the tour is in Detroit on June 12… just a few weeks before the UK’s iconic Glastonbury...

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Johnny Marr's Great Live Album

14th November 2012

Johnny Marr's solo album is made of ''12 tracks that sound good live.''The legendary guitarist has made his first solo album, 'The Messenger', after being in a number of other bands - including The Smiths,...

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Johnny Marr's 'Homesick' Record

5th November 2012

Johnny Marr's solo album is inspired by being ''homesick''.The guitarist is releasing 'The Messenger' next year and says it draws from his younger years when he travelled across the world as a musician. He said:...

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Johnny Marr: I Didn't Want To Be In 'Someone Else's Band'

31st October 2012

Johnny Marr doesn't want to be a part of ''someone else's band'' anymore.The guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - is working on his debut solo album 'The...

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Fascinating Fact: 3344105

25th October 2012

Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is set to join grunge stars Dinosaur Jr. onstage in New York to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's classic album You're Living All Over Me. Dinosaur Jr....

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Meat-free Festival Promised If The Smiths Reform For Coachella Festival

By Contributor | 27th September 2012

Coachella Music Festival are still a while away from announcing their headliners for their 2013 event, but if reports are to believed there is one act they're absolutely desperate to get back together for the...

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Morrissey Turns Good Samaritan And Helps Ill Lady In Bookstore

By Contributor | 27th September 2012

Morrissey took time out from rallying against the British royal family and meat eaters and turned into a Good Samaritan at the weekend, with it being reported that the outspoken musician tended to an elderly...

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