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Noel: Be Here Now Followed "Too Quick"

28th June 2007

Noel Gallagher has explained why Oasis' third album, Be Here Now, was 'bloated' saying it followed their second record "too quick".Speaking on the BBC's Seven Ages of Rock programme, shown on BBC2 this Saturday at...

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Rockers Prepare To Gatecrash Dance

24th May 2007

Indie bands are preparing to gatecrash a top dance festival this weekend as members of the Ordinary Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Babyshambles take to the decks.Gatecrasher's Summer Soundsystem festival takes place at Lotherton Hall in...

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Marr Impressed Modest Mouse With Pipe-laying Stories

24th May 2007

Former THE SMITHS and THE PRETENDERS guitarist JOHNNY MARR impressed his new bandmates in cult U.S. act MODEST MOUSE by recalling his days as a gas pipe fitter. The group, led by Isaac Brock, were...

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Marr Turns Shoe Designer

18th May 2007

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has designed a new line of limited-edition charity sneakers. Only 216 pairs of the sports shoes will be manufactured and available at select stores in America and Britain. Marr,...

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Marr: 'The Smiths Split Could Have Been Avoided'

16th May 2007

THE SMITHS split could have been avoided if the group had a proper manager, according to guitarist JOHNNY MARR. The cult four-piece split in 1987 and have spent much of the past two decades fighting...

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Marr Turned Down Reunion Gig Because Of Morrissey

10th May 2007

JOHNNY MARR turned down $10 million (GBP5 million) to reform THE SMITHS because of his fractious relationship with the band's former frontman Morrissey. The group split up in 1987 after releasing four albums together -...

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Marr: 'The Smiths Final Days Were Torture'

9th May 2007

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR insists the last days of the band were "f**king torture". The famed guitarist left the British group in 1987, and admits the strained relationship between himself and frontman Morrissey...

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Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

8th May 2007

Superstar producer Mark Ronson has been added to the Virgin Festival bill along with former Sugababe Mutya Buena.Ronson will be bringing the highly successful remix and cover album Version to the masses in what is...

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Oasis Song Voted Greatest Indie Anthem

3rd May 2007

Oasis have topped a poll of the greatest indie anthems ever with their classic song Live Forever taken from their debut album Definitely Maybe.The Noel Gallagher-penned tune has long been a staple in the band's...

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Crowded House Comeback Gets A Boost From Marr + Dixie Chicks

25th April 2007

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and country trio the DIXIE CHICKS have given CROWDED HOUSE's comeback a boost by collaborating with the reformed rockers on their new album. Marr, the current guitarist for cult...

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Morrissey To Snub Hall Of Fame Induction

20th April 2007

Morose rocker MORRISSEY is set to snub the induction ceremony of THE SMITHS into the US Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. Morrissey, 47, and his former bandmates Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce,...

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Robbie Williams: I'll Smack Up Arctic Monkeys

12th April 2007

Robbie Williams has said he will 'smack up' the Arctic Monkeys after they insulted his friend, it has been claimed.The singer, who last month left a US rehab clinic for an addiction to prescription drugs,...

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Ronson: 'Morrissey Approves Of Stop Me Remix'

11th April 2007

Producer MARK RONSON has responded to criticism of his cover of THE SMITHS' song STOP ME IF THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE, claiming MORRISSEY himself approved of the remix. Ronson was forced to defend...

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Marr: 'English Can't Get Over Beatles' Split'

10th April 2007

British rock bands try to copy THE BEATLES, because as a nation they have never got over the Fab Four's split, according to rocker JOHNNY MARR. The MODEST MOUSE guitarist was previously co-founder and guitarist...

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Arctic Monkeys Dismiss Ronson Cover

5th April 2007

English rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS has slammed producer MARK RONSON's new single STOP ME, labelling the track a "f**king R+B cover version". Ronson, who has produced for LILY ALLEN and AMY WINEHOUSE, has mish-mashed THE SMITHS'...

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Smiths Legend Tops Us Charts With Modest Mouse

30th March 2007

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has entered the American album charts at number one with the band Modest Mouse.Marr, who only joined the popular US band after they advertised for a 'Johnny Marr-sounding guitarist', has...

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Smiths Star Marr Gives Modest Mouse A Big Squeak

28th March 2007

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has given his new group, MODEST MOUSE, a boost - he's helped them land their first number one album in the US. The cult indie group's WE WERE DEAD...

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Fascinating Fact 3038

26th March 2007

Legendary British record label Rough Trade is to open the country's largest music-only store in London's East End. The company, which launched the career of veteran rockers THE SMITHS, will also use the shop as...

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Brock: 'I'm Not Starstruck By Marr'

14th March 2007

MODEST MOUSE frontman ISAAC BROCK insists he didn't ask British guitarist JOHNNY MARR to join his band because of his legacy in THE SMITHS. Brock is adamant he was attracted to Marr's musical prowess rather...

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Former Smiths Guitarist Marr Slams Smiths 'Soap Opera'

9th March 2007

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR is sick of the "soap opera" journalists attach to the eighties rock group. Marr is astonished there is still talk of a Smiths reunion 20 years after the group...

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New Order Star Hook Creates Bassist-heavy Supergroup

9th March 2007

NEW ORDER bass player PETER HOOK has created a new British indie rock supergroup with THE SMITHS star ANDY ROURKE and original STONE ROSES bass player GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD. The three bass guitarists are recording...

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Morrissey Turns Animal Rescuer

6th February 2007

British singer MORRISSEY moonlights as an animal saviour - he rescues sick squirrels he sees lying by the side of the road. The former THE SMITHS frontman urges other animal lovers to check squirrels...

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Pretty Girls Make Graves Split

30th January 2007

American band PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES have announced plans to split, following the departure of drummer NICK DEWITT. The five-piece, named after THE SMITHS song of the same name, will complete their US tour in...

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Cocker To Write Eurovision Song?

17th January 2007

JARVIS COCKER has volunteered to write a future UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - but refuses to go up against MORRISSEY, who is in talks to pen his own song for the competition....

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Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

9th January 2007

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has become a full-time member of US indie act MODEST MOUSE after frontman ISAAC BROCK listed him at the top of his wish list to replace departing bandmate...

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Attenborough Wins Icon Award

17th December 2006

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was named Britain's Greatest Living Icon yesterday (16DEC06) after viewers voted for the British naturalist on the BBC's THE CULTURE SHOW. The veteran broadcaster beat former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and former...

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Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

10th December 2006

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

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Wilson Fury At Morrissey

8th December 2006

Music mogul TONY WILSON has launched a blistering attack on pop star MORRISSEY, calling him a nasty human being. Wilson, who managed NEW ORDER and HAPPY MONDAYS, is not happy at the former THE...

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Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

1st October 2006

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

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Morrissey Slams UK Radio

21st August 2006

Morose crooner MORRISSEY has slammed UK radio stations for refusing to give his latest tracks enough air time. The former THE SMITHS singer headlined Britain's two-day V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford at the weekend...

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