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Johnny Marr Has Written New Song For Blondie

Johnny Marr has written a new song for Blondie's upcoming album.The Smiths legend has worked with the 'Maria' rockers in the past after writing their track 'My Monster' as well as joining them on stage,...

Morrissey Cancels Two Us Shows Due To 'Band Illness'

Morrissey has cancelled two US gigs due to “band illness”.Earlier this month, the musician abandoned his Los Angeles gig after just 30 minutes.The former Smiths star was playing a solo gig at the famous Greek...

Johnny Marr Guests On Track For Andy Rourke's Band

Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke have reunited for their first song in 35 years.The Smiths guitarist features as a guest on 'Strong Forever', a track by his former bandmate's current group, Blitz Vega. Andy said:...

Morrissey Reveals Bonfire Of Teenagers Won't Be Released In February 2023

Morrissey has revealed his new album is "no longer scheduled" to drop in February 2023.The Smiths musician had been set to release his 14th solo album 'Bonfire of Teenagers' early next year, but now he's...

Morrissey Abandons La Gig After Just 30 Minutes

Morrissey abandoned his Los Angeles gig after just 30 minutes at the weekend.The former Smiths star was playing a solo gig at the famous Greek Theatre on Saturday (12.11.22) when he left the stage abruptly,...

Noel Gallagher Let Slip His New Album Is Coming In May 2023

Noel Gallagher has teased his new album will drop in May 2023.The former Oasis frontman surprised fans last week by releasing the lead single 'Pretty Boy', and during a discussion about his favourite football team,...

Johnny Marr To Offer Financial Support To One Lucky Salford Musician

Johnny Marr is on the lookout for Salford's next big star to benefit from his Johnny Marr Award.The former Smiths rocker has teamed up with the Salford Foundation Trust to offer under 25s the chance...

Yungblud's Next Album Features 'A Lot More Synths'

Yungblud's next album is synth-heavy.The 'Funeral' rocker is already working on his fourth record, the follow-up to last week's self-titled LP, and it's influenced by synth pioneers Joy Division and post-punk icons The Smiths.Speaking to...

Johnny Marr And John Frusciante 'Hit It Off Immediately'

Johnny Marr "hit it off" immediately with John Frusciante.The Smiths star was invited by the Red Hot Chili Peppers rocker to play guitar on his 2009 solo LP 'The Empyrean', and the pair had an...

Johnny Marr: Drugs And Booze Don't Make You More Interesting

Johnny Marr would have used drugs and alcohol if he thought they would make him “more interesting".The 58-year-old musician hasn’t drunk booze since the mid-2000s and admitted that things would be “tougher” if he did,...

Guess What I've Just Done, Mum!': Johnny Marr's Bond Theme Thrill

Johnny Marr couldn't wait to tell his mum he'd recorded the guitar riff to a Bond theme.The former Smiths rocker provided the guitars on 'No Time To Do' with Billie Eilish on lead vocals and...

Morrissey Asks Johnny Marr To Stop Using His Name As 'Click-bait'

Morrissey has, "politely", asked his former bandmate Johnny Marr to stop mentioning him in interviews.The former lead singer of The Smiths has requested that the group's ex-guitarist refrain from speaking about him publicly, because he...

Johnny Marr Hails Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock As 'Greatest Lyricist' He's Worked With

Johnny Marr has hailed Isaac Brock as "the greatest lyricist" he's ever worked with.The Smiths legend has heaped praise on the Modest Mouse frontman - whom he worked with in the band between 2006 and...

Johnny Marr Announces Double Solo Album

Johnny Marr has announced a double album called 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4'.The former Smiths rocker's upcoming fourth solo studio effort - the follow-up to 2018's ‘Call The Comet’ - is 16 tracks long and encompasses...

'They're Doing Exactly The Same': Rick Astley Compares Blossoms To The Smiths

Rick Astley has dubbed Blossoms the new Smiths.The 80s pop icon has been performing covers of the iconic Manchester group's hits with Tom Ogden and co on stage, and the 'Never Gonna Give You Up'...

Rick Astley And Blossoms Announce The Songs Of The Smiths Shows

Rick Astley and Blossoms have announced two shows celebrating the music of The Smiths.After Tom Ogden and co surprised fans at their first of three shows at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum earlier this week,...

Johnny Marr On Chances Of Modest Mouse Return

Johnny Marr has described Modest Mouse has "the best time of my life".The Smiths legend has responded to the chances of him reuniting with the band - with whom he recorded 2007's 'We Were Dead...

Johnny Marr's Theory On Why Singers Are So Difficult...

Johnny Marr enjoyed working with Bernard Sumner because he didn't have a "w***** mentality" like most singers.The former Smiths guitarist and New Order frontman created the supergroup Electronic - which also featured Pet Shop Boys...

'I'd Run 18 Miles Before A Gig': Johnny Marr Compares His Running To Forrest Gump

Johnny Marr turned into a runner like Forrest Gump as he quit drinking and taking drugs.The former Smiths rocker has recalled how he started going for lengthy runs before going on stage around the same...

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When Brevity Is A Necessity You'll Want This Playlist

When time is of the essence and you need a quick fix you require some succinct songs to get you through the day. On the shortest day of the year your time is precious but...

Brandon Flowers Won't Play Morrissey's Music To His Kids

Brandon Flowers won't play Morrissey's music in front of his kids.The 38-year-old singer has revealed he refuses to expose his children to Morrissey's music because of his political views - but he still admires the...

Stay In And Rock Out: A Playlist To Get You Through Quarantine

You're probably stuck at home with little to do, no gigs to go to and no parties to attend, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. We've put together a completely inappropriate playlist of...

Five Bands We'd Love To See Reunite!

With the massive headline news that the Spice Girls have (eventually) decided to reunite once again, nailing on a huge stadium tour of the UK next summer, it got us thinking – what other bands...

The Smiths And Peta Team Up For 'Meat Is Murder' Mobile Game

British indie legends The Smiths have teamed up with animal rights group PETA to create a new video game based on the group’s 1985 song ‘Meat Is Murder’.The track, from the Mancunian group’s album of...

'War And Peace' Star Jack Lowden Cast As Morrissey In Upcoming Biopic

Jack Lowden who starred in BBC period drama ‘War and Peace’ earlier this year, has been cast as Morrissey in the upcoming biopic of The Smiths’ frontman. Titled Steven, the film will focus on Morrissey’s...

James Franco Signs Record Deal For The Smiths Inspired Album

Actor James Franco and his band Daddy have signed a record deal to release an album and film inspired by The Smiths. The album will be titled Let Me Get What I Want in reference...

Morrissey Bites Back At Book Critics

The former The Smiths star released List of the Lost, his first published work of fiction, in September (15) but it met with overwhelmingly negative reviews, with most critics and many fans of...

Music Manager Joe Moss Dead

Moss, the man who discovered influential indie band The Smiths, passed away on Thursday (22Oct15) after a battle with cancer. He was credited with helping The Smiths get on the career ladder...

Johnny Marr Rallies Against Government Cuts

The Smiths guitarist's performance in the city came on the final day of the Conservative Party conference which was taking place there, and he took the chance to rally fans against Prime Minister...

Janet Jackson, The Smiths And N.w.a. Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees 2016

This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new...

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