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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm


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

More Johnny Marr stories

Johnny Marr Responds To Smiths Reunion Rumors

Rumors of a Smiths reunion began swirling this week after a "trusted source" reportedly told Morrissey fan site Morrissey-Solo that "concert industry insiders, not authorized…
Peter Helman | November 7, 2019 - 2:04 pm

Johnny Marr – “The Bright Parade”

Since releasing his solo album Call The Comet last year, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has been sharing some one-off singles. Late last year we…
Peter Helman | August 8, 2019 - 5:13 pm

Watch The Killers Bring Out Johnny Marr & Pet Shop Boys At Glastonbury

Earlier tonight (June 29) The Killers headlined Glastonbury's Pyramid stage, and the band brought along a few famous friends to assist on some songs.
Bonnie Stiernberg / Billboard | June 29, 2019 - 9:19 pm

Johnny Marr – “Armatopia” Video

While his old Smiths bandmate Morrissey is off disappearing into shitheaddery, Johnny Marr is out here releasing ecology-themed dystopian concept albums. Last year, Marr came…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2019 - 9:05 am

Hear Johnny Marr Reunite With The The’s Matt Johnson To Cover “Summer In The City”

During his post-Smiths years, Johnny Marr played with Matt Johnson in the The. The two reuinted last year to record "We Can't Stop What's Coming"
Julia Gray | December 13, 2018 - 9:45 pm

Watch Johnny Marr Play The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” Live As A Solo Artist For The First Time

Johnny Marr's nimble, gleaming guitar parts were as essential to the Smiths as Morrissey's biting wit and unique vocal prowess. The man's a genius, and…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder Play With Liz Phair And Johnny Marr At Ohana Fest

Eddie Vedder was the headliner yesterday at the third iteration of his annual three-day music festival, Ohana Fest, in Dana Point, California’s Doheny State Beach.
Julia Gray | September 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Johnny Marr – “Jeopardy”

Former Smiths guitar hero Johnny Marr released a new solo album, Call The Comet, back in June. And today, just after kicking off a North…
Peter Helman | September 22, 2018 - 12:38 pm

Watch Johnny Marr Play The New Song “Bug” On Conan

Late-night OG Conan O'Brien recently sat for a long interview with Vulture's David Marchese, and he talked about his plan to turn his hour-long late-night…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2018 - 9:57 am


Johnny Marr – “Walk Into The Sea” Video

As the lead guitarist for the Smiths, Johnny Marr created a chiming, jangly guitar style that changed the face of rock music and influenced countless…
Peter Helman | May 31, 2018 - 3:39 pm

Johnny Marr – “Hi Hello” Video

Johnny Marr, as I'm sure you already know, is the virtuoso behind the Smiths' chiming, twinkling, jangling guitar sound. In the decades since that band's…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2018 - 9:48 am

Johnny Marr – “The Tracers”

After the Smiths broke up, guitarist Johnny Marr spent a lot of time as a kind of rock music ronin, a wandering gun-for-hire lending his…
Peter Helman | April 6, 2018 - 12:16 am

Johnny Marr & Maxine Peake – “The Priest” Video

Johnny Marr is collaborating with actress Maxine Peake on a spoken-word album based around the theme of "what it feels like to be alive in…
Peter Helman | December 11, 2017 - 9:46 pm

The Smiths Reissue “The Queen Is Dead” Single On Its 31st Anniversary

Yesterday the Smiths teased something to do with 1986's The Queen Is Dead on Facebook, posting a black and white photo of several young men…
Margaret Farrell | June 16, 2017 - 11:57 am
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