Showing All "The Smiths" Posts

The Smiths have always loomed large in Stars' constellation of influences, and Stars' Torquil Campbell and Chris Seligman made that connection plain by performing an acoustic cover of "What…   Read Story »
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 This One Before" off of his former band's 1987 album Strangeways,…   Read Story »
Wrap your head around this one: James Franco and his fellow RISD conceptual art MFA student Tim O'Keefe have a band called Daddy, and they're embarking on an ambitious Smiths-inspired audio-visual…   Read Story »
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 Yesterday, on which Marr will appear. So it doesn't come as…   Read Story »
Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into the Hall. Every year, we get one or two nominees who are eligible for…   Read Story »
By my count, the Smiths only recorded 74 songs during their brief, brilliant career, so the concept of choosing their 30 greatest seems kind of dubious: That's two-fifths of their catalog! Just the…   Read Story »
Cloud Boat are a production duo who will be putting out the new album Model Of You this summer; the album includes the recent single "Carmine." Today they've shared their take on the Smiths' classic…   Read Story »
Last night Arcade Fire covered Echo And The Bunnymen at London's Earls Court. Tonight they played another show at the venue, and debuted another cover -- the Smiths b-side "London" — with Will…   Read Story »
If I had to pick a "favorite song of all time," there's a pretty good chance I'd go with "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out," from the Smiths' 1986 LP, The Queen Is Dead. So it was with some…   Read Story »
When the Smiths were touring behind The Queen Is Dead in 1986, they were fueled largely by cheese sandwiches and booze. (Also, some of them ate tuna, which seems at least a little bit murderous.) So…   Read Story »