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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…
Ryan Leas | February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Counting Down

The Smiths Albums From Worst To Best

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…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | January 7, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Interview

Q&A: Johnny Marr On The Messenger, The Smiths, And Why He Can’t Stop Joining Other People’s Bands

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…
T. Cole Rachel | December 27, 2012 - 12:06 pm

More Johnny Marr stories

The Smiths Reunion Was “A Very Real Prospect” In 2008 Says Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr's autobiography Set The Boy Free is coming out in a couple of weeks, and the former Smiths guitarist just shared an excerpt from…
Peter Helman | October 29, 2016 - 2:17 pm

Hear An Unearthed Demo From Pre-Smiths Band Freak Party

Before Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke formed the Smiths with Morrissey and Mike Joyce, they played in a funk band called Freak Party. And, as…
Peter Helman | October 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm

Watch The Last Shadow Puppets Cover The Smiths With Johnny Marr In Manchester

29 years after their breakup, the Smiths remain deeply embedded in the DNA of just about every British rock band. And last night in the…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2016 - 10:47 am

Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, Sia, Albert Hammond Jr Contribute To New Blondie Album

Sia, Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, and Albert Hammond Jr have all written songs for the forthcoming Blondie album, FACT reports. Blondie co-founder Chris Stein told…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 6, 2016 - 10:21 am

Johnny Marr Announces Autobiography Set The Boy Free

Back in 2013, Morrissey published his autobiography, helpfully titled Autobiography. As rock memoirs go, it's a beautifully written, compulsively readable affair, and it includes plenty…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2016 - 8:58 am

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
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