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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

Interview

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

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

Premiere

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

Hear A Previously Unreleased Bert Jansch & Johnny Marr Song “It Don’t Bother Me”

Johnny Marr was a longtime fan of the late Scottish folk musician and finger-picking virtuoso Bert Jansch, and the two met and worked together in…
Peter Helman | April 18, 2017 - 7:17 pm

The The – “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming”

British new wave greats The The are releasing their first new single in 15 years on Record Store Day. "We Can't Stop What's Coming," which…
Peter Helman | April 18, 2017 - 6:27 pm

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
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