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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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Johnny Marr And Bryan Ferry To Unite For First Full Gig

13th July 2012

Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is joining forces with rock legend Bryan Ferry to headline a U.K. music festival on Sunday (15Jul12).Marr will take the stage at GuilFest in Surrey, England, for the whole...

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Johnny Marr To Receive Honorary Degree

9th July 2012

Former The Smiths rocker Johnny Marr is set to become a doctor after landing an honorary degree from a college in his native England.The guitarist will pick up the certificate from the University of Salford...

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Simon Pegg's Gothic Years

24th June 2012

Simon Pegg used to be a goth. The 'A Fantastic Fear Of Everything' actor revealed he loved music including Sisters of Mercy and Bauhaus when he was younger but he will listen to any type....

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Fascinating Fact 13611

19th June 2012

Former The Smiths star Morrissey has landed Iggy Pop & The Stooges as his support act for an upcoming November (12) gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Johnny Marr Joins Chic Onstage For Manchester Festival

11th June 2012

Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr thrilled fans in his native Manchester, England on Saturday (09Jun12) when he joined disco icons Chic onstage at the Parklife Weekender festival.Marr, who has also performed with Modest Mouse...

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Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

6th June 2012

Morrissey is planning to retire in 2014. 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' singer has said he is planning to leave the music business in two years when he is 55.He told ''I...

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Iron Maiden Top Greatest Albums List

28th May 2012

Iron Maiden's 'The Number of the Beast' has been named the best British album of the past 60 years.The heavy metal group were ''astonished'' to have placed so highly in the poll with their 1982...

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Brian Fallon Aims Broadside At Morrissey And Johnny Marr

9th May 2012

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has declared war on former The Smiths stars Morrissey and Johnny Marr by making a cheeky reference to the singer's sexuality and accusing the guitarist of dressing like a...

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Mike Joyce Eyes Explosive Tell-all Book

3rd May 2012

Former The Smiths rocker Mike Joyce is preparing to fire a shot at singer Morrissey by penning an explosive tell-all book revealing the full story of the band.Drummer Joyce had a huge falling out with...

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Johnny Marr Laments Smiths Division

2nd May 2012

Johnny Marr thinks it is ''unfortunate'' that The Smiths don't get along any more.The iconic band - comprising guitarist Johnny, singer Morrissey, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce - split in 1987 and have...

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Johnny Marr: 'Awards Mean Nothing To Me'

1st May 2012

Rocker Johnny Marr has taken a swipe at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, insisting he's glad his cult band The Smiths has not been honoured with an induction.Marr formed the British band with...

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Johnny Marr And Mike Joyce Deny New The Smiths Reunion Rumour

26th April 2012

Former The Smiths stars Johnny Marr and Mike Joyce have denied new reports the cult 1980s band is planning to reunite.The group split in 1987 after a bust-up between singer Morrissey and guitarist Marr, and...

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Johnny Marr Thinks About Reuniting The Smiths

12th April 2012

Johnny Marr thinks about ''how great it would be'' to reunite The Smiths.The 'Panic' band split in 1987, shortly after guitarist Johnny left the group, and while relations between himself and singer Morrissey have never...

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Chris Daughtry Sued By Band Mates: 3 Other Rock Feuds

10th April 2012

The American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is being sued by his former band mates, who claim that they are owed royalties for four songs that they helped to write. Ryan Andrews, Scott Crawford and Mark...

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Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

2nd March 2012

Following Johnny Marr 's proclamation at the recent Nme Awards that his old group The Smiths would only reform if the current UK government stepped down from power, that great commentator of cultural society and...

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Noel Gallagher Receives Godlike Genius Honour At Nme Awards

1st March 2012

Noel Gallagher received the Godlike Genius honour at the NME Awards last night (29.02.12). The Smiths legend Johnny Marr presented him with the biggest prize of the night at the ceremony in London's O2 Academy...

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Noel Gallagher's Beady Eye Jealousy

18th February 2012

Noel Gallagher is "jealous" of Beady Eye.The 'If I Had a Gun' singer is envious that his brother Liam managed to convince all of the other final members of Oasis - bassist Andy Bell, guitarist...

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Nicky Wire Loves God Save The Queen

11th February 2012

Nicky Wire is a huge fan of John Lydon's lyrics. The Manic Street Preachers bass player counts the lyrics of the Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen' as his favourite, and loves the venom and...

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Kaiser Chiefs Want Guitars In The Charts

7th February 2012

Kaiser Chiefs want a new band to "rejuvenate British guitar music."The 'I Predict a Riot' group are hoping a new group can get people listening to traditional bands again.Guitarist Andrew White told the Gainsborough Standard...

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Johnny Marr Designs Sunglasses For Ray-ban

12th January 2012

Former The Smiths rocker Johnny Marr is venturing into fashion - he's designed his own sunglasses for Ray-ban.The guitarist has teamed up with the high-end sunglasses giant to create his limited edition Signet shades with...

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Wolstencroft To Expose Rockers' Secrets

30th December 2011

The secrets of cult British bands The Smiths and the Stone Roses are to be exposed in a new book written by the groups' original drummer.Simon Wolstencroft played drums in an early incarnation of the...

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