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Johnny Marr To Receive Honorary Degree

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...

Simon Pegg's Gothic Years

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....

Johnny Marr Joins Chic Onstage For Manchester Festival

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...

Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

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 JuiceOnline.com: ''I...

Brian Fallon Aims Broadside At Morrissey And Johnny Marr

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...

Mike Joyce Eyes Explosive Tell-all Book

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...

Johnny Marr Laments Smiths Division

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...

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...

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