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Pete Townshend Declined To Produce Two Morrissey Albums

Pete Townshend served up some nice Morrissey shade in the latest issue of Q. According to the Who guitarist, Morrissey twice requested that Townshend produce solo albums for him:… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Johnny Marr – “Exit Connection”

Morrissey just played a massive but uneven show at Madison Square Garden last night, and now his former Smiths bandmate Johnny Marr has shared a new track. “Exit Connection” is the b-side to “Candidate,” which is being released as the final single from last year’s solo outing Playland, and it’s a swaggering britrock song that… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 28, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Johnny Marr – “Candidate” Video

Johnny Marr has shared a video for “Candidate,” a track off of Playland, his solo album from last year. The song is being released as a single 7″ later this month. The video is pretty straight-forward, showing the band putting together the track in the studio, along with some shots of Marr looking intensely at… More »

By: James Rettig / June 17, 2015 - 9:55 am

Johnny Marr – “I Feel You” Video

For a new Record Store Day single, the former Smiths axe wizard Johnny Marr has recorded a version of Depeche Mode’s 1993 single “I Feel You.” The Marr version switches out Depeche Mode’s synth-throb for guitar crunch and turns it into a pretty straightforwardly bluesy Brit-rock song. The new video, from director David Barnes, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015 - 11:07 am

Johnny Marr – “I Feel You” (Depeche Mode Cover)

Johnny Marr has shared a recorded version of his cover of Depeche Mode’s 1993 track “I Feel You,” which he’s been playing on tour over the past year. He gives the Songs Of Faith And Devotion track a little bit of a punchier polish, but largely plays it straight. The song will be released o… More »

By: James Rettig / March 10, 2015 - 8:30 am

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard Sleeve Re-Animation)”

Former Oasis co-frontman Noel Gallgher’s second solo album with the High Flying Birds, Chasing Yesterdays, will be out in just about a month, and while Gallagher is busy dissing the Arctic Monkeys, Erol Alkan and Richard Norris of Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve decided to “re-animate” one of his new songs. “Ballad Of The Mighty I“… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Johnny Marr – “Struck”

Johnny Marr kicked off his year a few days ago with a feature spot on a song from the next Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album, and now he’s back to remind you that he released a pretty good solo album last year. Marr has just shared “Struck,” a lightning bolt of a rock track… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015 - 10:17 am

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Ballad Of The Mighty I” (Feat. Johnny Marr) Video

“Ballad Of The Mighty I” is a surprisingly dancey Johnny Marr collaboration from Noel Gallagher’s upcoming album Chasing Yesterday, one that matches a hi-hat-heavy drum track and infectiously snaky guitar parts with a soaring symphonic background. It’s an unprecedented sound for Gallagher, and its video is just as unexpected. Gallagher has been outspoken about how… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 12, 2015 - 9:42 am

Watch Johnny Marr Cover Depeche Mode’s “I Feel You” In Edmonton

Johnny Marr performed in Edmonton last night and covered Depeche Mode’s “I Feel You” off 1993’s Songs Of Faith And Devotion. Marr premiered the cover in Missoula on Monday. This is fairly well-shot for being an amateur fan video, and it’s not at all hard to hear Marr’s take on the classic song, which begi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014 - 11:40 am

Johnny Marr – “Dynamo” Video

Johnny Marr has put out a video for “Dynamo,” a track off of the former Smiths guitarist’s sophomore album, Playland, that was released earlier this year. The clip was directed by production studio Sitcom Soldiers and Max Bancroft and it features Marr and his band performing live in an intimate venue as dangling lightbulbs flash… More »

By: James Rettig / December 2, 2014 - 8:50 am

Watch Johnny Marr Play “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” On Fallon

Johnny Marr was the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon last night. He trotted out the old Smiths track “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” off of his former band’s 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come, and played “Easy Money” from his new solo record, Playland, which came out last month. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 10:38 am

Bryan Ferry – “Driving Me Wild” (Feat. Johnny Marr & Nile Rodgers)

Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, and disco-funk pioneer Nile Rodgers are three absolute legends from three distinct musical spheres. They’ve come together for “Driving Me Wild,” a song from Ferry’s new album Avonmore. The song debuted today at NPR, where Ferry offered some further information:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Watch Noel Gallagher Join Johnny Marr On Smiths & Iggy Pop Songs In London

Johnny Marr just released a new album, Playland, and Noel Gallagher just announced that he’s got a new album due out in March 2015, Chasing Yesterday, on which Marr will appear. So it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Noel showed up at London’s Brixton Academy to join Marr onstage for a pair of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 24, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Stream Johnny Marr Playland

After his band the Smiths broke up, guitarist Johnny Marr spent many years as a wandering axe-for-hire. He released one album with his backing band the Healers, but he’s spent more time as a temporary supporting player in bands like Electronic and Modest Mouse and the Cribs. Lately, though, he’s thrown himself completely into hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Johnny Marr – “The Trap”

Next month, Johnny Marr will release his second solo LP, Playland, the follow-up to last year’s The Messenger. (I always thought of the 2003 release Boomslang, by Johnny Marr + The Healers, to be his solo debut, but I guess not. They were every bit Zak Starkey’s band, too!) We already heard Playland’s first single,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Johnny Marr – “Easy Money” Video

The former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is about to follow up last year’s The Messenger with Playland, only his second proper solo album. And today, he gives us the video for the revved-up first single “Easy Money.” The video has a great deal of fun with the idea of Marr and his black-clad cool-guy bandmate… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2014 - 9:48 am

Johnny Marr Playland Album Details

Last year Johnny Marr, that most legendary of all sidemen, finally released his debut solo album, and now he announces a second one. Playland comes a little more than a year after 2013’s The Messenger and features music Marr wrote shortly after finishing his debut. According to Spin, the title refers to the idea that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 21, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Crew (Kendrick Lamar, Johnny Marr, AraabMuzik, Hans Zimmer, Alicia Keys) Play The Tonight Show

The whole team it took to come up with The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s lackluster pop single “It’s On Again” performed on Fallon last night. Kendrick opened with his intro verse before turning it over to Alicia Keys’ attempt at disco-infused inspiration. The rest of the stage was taken up by Johnny Marr, AraabMusik, and composer… More »

By: James Rettig / April 26, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Pharrell, Johnny Marr, & Hans Zimmer – “Here”

Pharrell produced Alicia Keys’ Kendrick Lamar collab “It’s On Again,” the big first single from the soundtrack to the would-be summer blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Pharrell also had more to do with the movie’s soundtrack, and his contributions include a collaboration with the deeply random duo of Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and film-score A-lister… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2014 - 9:09 am
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