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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 »

For a band that lasted only five years and released only four official full-length albums, the Smiths’ catalog is a nightmare to untangle. The 70 or so songs the band eventually issued were consistently brilliant — an idiosyncratic amalgam of character studies, political insight, and life-changing anthems for the eternal outsider. In Britain, they were… More »

Johnny Marr is, without question, one of the nicest guys in rock and roll. He’s also, without question, one of the most talented guitar players of all time. As a founding member of the Smiths, Marr helped change the face of English rock music forever and created a signature guitar style that would influence an… More »

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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…
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…
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…
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
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…
James Rettig | March 10, 2015 - 8:30 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2014 - 9:09 am
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