Showing All "Johnny Marr" Posts

Earlier this year, the former Smiths axemaster Johnny Marr released The Messenger, his first-ever full-on solo album, and the florid rocker "New Town Velocity' was one of its highlights. In the…   Read Story »
In 1988, the New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and the Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr got together to form the side project Electronic, which also featured the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant for a while.…   Read Story »
Last night, Smiths guitar wizard Johnny Marr served as the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. On the show proper, he played the jangly title track from The Messenger, his new solo album.…   Read Story »
Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion, nothing). Go ahead and ignore the…   Read Story »
Last night, Johnny Marr played at the Aladdin Theater in Portland. Along with his own material, Marr performed a number of Electronic and Smiths songs, including "There Is A Light That Never Goes…   Read Story »
“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question -- who is the most common Coachella archetype? The only data I have to…   Read Story »
A couple of weeks ago, we posted video of the Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr playing "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," one of the many classics he helped to write, for the first time in 25 years.…   Read Story »
Smiths guitar wizard Johnny Marr has put in decades of work with a generous fistful of post-Smiths projects, but he's somehow never released a proper solo album until now. The Messenger, that solo…   Read Story »
Well, we got the My Bloody Valentine album, so a Smiths reunion must be at least a thing that could happen, someday, right? Wrong? Still, for a couple of dudes who have turned down millions of…   Read Story »
In our interview with Johnny Marr, the guitar god said his new single, "Upstarts," is a "lighthearted description of leaving school and getting screwed and not knowing enough to engage in some…   Read Story »