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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
In the newest issue of NME, the Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr has a column, and he's taken the opportunity to pop some shit off. More specifically, he's joined the growing mass of musicians who…   Read Story »
Johnny Marr's headlining tour hits NY this weekend, and in advance of the concert he returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday to perform The Messenger's "Generate! Generate!" along with…   Read Story »
He might not have an autobiography out there igniting internet discussion, but former Smiths guitar wizard Johnny Marr is still out there, bringing gooily moody virtuosic guitar textures to the…   Read Story »
A few weeks ago, She & Him re-ignited the timeless question of smartphone usage at concerts when they banned cameras at their Toronto Urban Roots Fest performance. It's an increasingly common request…   Read Story »