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Johnny Marr: 'Awards Mean Nothing To Me'

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...

Johnny Marr And Mike Joyce Deny New The Smiths Reunion Rumour

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...

Johnny Marr Thinks About Reuniting The Smiths

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...

Chris Daughtry Sued By Band Mates: 3 Other Rock Feuds

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...

Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

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...

Noel Gallagher Receives Godlike Genius Honour At Nme Awards

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...

Noel Gallagher's Beady Eye Jealousy

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...

Nicky Wire Loves God Save The Queen

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...

Kaiser Chiefs Want Guitars In The Charts

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...

Johnny Marr Designs Sunglasses For Ray-ban

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...

Wolstencroft To Expose Rockers' Secrets

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...

Noel Gallagher Wants Smiths To Reform

Noel Gallagher wants The Smiths to reform.The 'If I Had a Gun' hitmaker is a massive fan of the iconic 80s indie band and though frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr have always maintained they...

Johnny Marr Hit With Driving Ban

Former The Smiths rocker Johnny Marr has been banned from driving after he was caught speeding at 72 miles (116 kilometres) per hour in a 40 miles (64 kilometres) per hour zone.The guitarist was driving...

A Taste Of Honey Writer Delaney Dies

The British playwright and screenwriter who inspired songs by the Beatles and The Smiths has died.Shelagh Delaney was 71. The writer's image appears on The Smiths Louder Than Bombs compilation and frontman Morrissey has often...

Shelagh Delaney, Morrissey Muse, Dies Aged 71

Shelagh Delaney, who the singer Morrissey lists as among his greatest influences, has died sadly after a battle with cancer. The screenplay writer's death comes just a few days before what would've been her 72nd...

Morrissey Gives Permission For Smiths Song On Advert

Morrissey has given John Lewis permission to use a version of a Smiths song for its Christmas campaign. The 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' musician - who is famously anti-establishment - is said to be...

Eddie Vedder & Marr Sign Up For Cult Tv Show Cameos

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and ex-The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr are to make appearances on oddball U.S. TV comedy show Portlandia in 2012.Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the co-creators and stars of the cult...

Johnny Marr Confirms Memoirs Deal

Former The Smiths rocker Johnny Marr has confirmed he is to tell all about his time in the band by writing his memoirs - but the book won't hit shelves for at least two years.The...

Noel Gallagher Owes Johnny Marr A Fortune In Rent

Noel Gallagher owes fellow British rocker Johnny Marr thousands of dollars after staying rent-free at The Smiths star's home for two years.Guitarist Marr owns an apartment in London and let Gallagher live there after the...

Mike Joyce Spends Night In Jail For Charity

Former The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce is to spend a night in a prison cell with fans to raise cash for charity.The rocker will be among the 'inmates' locked up in jail in his hometown...

Morrissey Set For Court Showdown With Nme

Morrissey has been given permission to take his libel case against music publication Nme to court, with a showdown set for 2012. The former frontman of The Smiths is suing the magazine over a November...

Noel Gallagher Says No To Morning Glory Reunion

Noel Gallagher has given his brother Liam "permission" to tour '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' without him.The guitarist insists he had no desire to reunite with his estranged sibling and the rest of Oasis -...

Johnny Marr Glad He Left The Smiths

Johnny Marr is glad he left The Smiths. The 'This Charming Man' band's legendary guitarist is proud of what they achieved, but also glad he left in 1987 - causing the end of the group...

Noel Gallagher Says Celebrities Ruin Twitter

Noel Gallagher says celebrities have wrecked twitter by trying to sell people their "s**t" through it.The 'AKA... What A Life!' singer isn't a fan of the micro-blogging site personally but he thought the concept was...

Morrissey Releasing Autobiography At The End Of 2012

Former The Smiths star Morrissey is to release his autobiography at the end of 2012.The cult singer has been the subject of many books, but he has yet to write his own account of his...

Morrissey Bitten By Dog

Morrissey has been attacked by a dog.The 'Alsatian Cousin' singer went for X-rays in Sweden - shortly after the incident took place in the UK - which revealed he had fractured his finger, but the...

Morrissey Struggling To Get Record Deal

Morrissey thinks his previous success is stopping him getting a record deal.The former Smiths frontman - who revealed last month he is currently unsigned after his contract with Universal ended in late 2009 - has...

Joyce Slams Morrissey For Performing Smiths Tracks

British rocker Mike Joyce has reignited his war of words with Morrissey, mocking the singer for playing songs by their former band The Smiths during his set at Glastonbury festival.The drummer famously sued the Suedehead...

Festival Bans Meat For Morrissey

Morrissey has been behind a festival's decision to hold a meat-free day. Organisers of Belgium's ten day Lokerse Feesten have declared one day completely vegetarian, in order to entice the meat shunning 'The Boy with...

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