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Watch Bernard Sumner Join Johnny Marr In A Live Electronic Reunion

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. The group actually released three studio albums, but they'll always be best known for "Getting Away With It," the minor-classic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr Play Fallon

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. And as an online bonus, he also played the Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?," filling in for Morrissey o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2013

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

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 ridiculous hippie art splattering the landscape. Once you get past everything that suggests Coachella is a legit wonderful place, reality sets in. You're i… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 20, 2013

Photos: Johnny Marr @ Aladdin Theater, Portland 4/16/13

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 Out" and "Big Mouth Strikes Again," closing out with "How Soon Is Now." We sent Colin McLaughlin to check it out. More »

By: Stereogum / April 17, 2013

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“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 cull from is my experience from last year’s first weekend, but the situation was vastly different. Then, I went… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 13, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr Play “How Soon Is Now?” With Ronnie Wood

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. That's not the only Smiths nugget he's dusted off lately. At last night's NME Awards, the Rolling… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013

Stream Johnny Marr The Messenger

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 debut, drops next week, and we've heard the title track, "The Right Right Thing," and "Upstarts." And now, feel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr Play “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” For The 1st Time In 25 Years

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 dollars and messiah-level adoration in exchange for the continued satisfaction of a good grudge, Moz and Marr… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 14, 2013

Johnny Marr – “Upstarts” Video

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 productive political discourse but still being wise enough to throw up your middle finger and say 'Fuck you.' I remember hearing thi… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 14, 2013

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 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 »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 7, 2013

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 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 a… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / December 27, 2012

Johnny Marr – “The Right Right Thing”

Smiths guitar-god Johnny Marr will release his first-ever full-fledged solo LP The Messenger in a couple of months, and we've already seen his moody video for the title track. And now we get to hear second single "The Right Right Thing," which turns out to be a surprisingly charged-up anthem with a hook that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012

Watch Dinosaur Jr. Perform With Johnny Marr, Frank Black, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Tommy Stinson, & More In NYC

On Saturday night, Dinosaur Jr. played a big show at New York's Terminal 5 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album You're Living All Over Me. They started out the show by playing the album in full, and then they went on to play another set full of special guests. Johnny Marr sat i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012

Johnny Marr – “The Messenger” Video

Smiths guitar guru Johnny Marr will release his debut solo album next year, and today his camp let loose with the sky-scraping title track "The Messenger." Head below to watch the single's accompanying video, a black-and-white visual that features Marr ambling through the elements. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 13, 2012

Moz Publicist: The Smiths Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Yesterday, we told you about how Coachella offered to go vegetarian in exchange for a Smiths reunion at the festival, and then we mentioned a report citing "credible sources" claiming a Smiths reunion was indeed imminent. Not so, say other credible sources, i.e., Morrissey's publicist. "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 2, 2012

Strangeways, Here We Come Turns 25

The Smiths commenced recording their fourth (and ultimately final) full-length knowing the title of the album and little else. Still, the band possessed such a strong sense of self -- with a variegated cosmology that made room for cult film stars and Wilde worship, the Brill Building and monarchic brickbats -- that Strangeways, Here WeMore »

By: Brad Shoup / September 28, 2012

Watch Johnny Marr On Portlandia

Johnny Marr is the latest figure from the rock world to drop into this season of Portlandia, joining the ranks of Isaac Brock, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent and Eddie Vedder (so far). In this sketch, Johnny experiences some customer service issues with Carrie and Fred's latest harebrained business, a bike valet. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012

Best Coast & Johnny Marr – “In Your Sleep”

Betheny Cosentino's in that rarified place where she's both on elder rock champions radar and also in their Fave Five. (We're still making "Fave Five" jokes, right? Great.) Rivers Cuomo nabbed her for duet and joined her Weezer cover, Mark Hoppus had her on his TV show, and now this: Smiths icon Johnny… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 19, 2011

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes. I did some research,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011

Thom Yorke, Johnny Marr Dis Prime Minister

A lot of people don't like British Prime Minister/Conservative leader David Cameron, who's leading the country's coalition government while the UK tries to dig itself out of the global financial crisis. Two of his non-fans? Thom Yorke and Johnny Marr. "Please note that our current prime minister who once made such positive noises to u… More »

By: jessica / December 2, 2010