Mark E. Smith

Featured Mark E. Smith stories

Sounding Board

Wonderful And Frightening: Remembering And/Or Rediscovering Mark E. Smith And The Fall

It doesn't matter if you're a curious teenager with a Spotify account or a graying zealot sitting on decades worth of accumulated vinyl: Sooner or…
Nate Patrin | January 25, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Counting Down

The Fall Albums From Worst To Best

"If it's me and your granny on bongos, it's the Fall." So sayeth Mark E. Smith (MES), the mercurial, irascible, and incredible leader of the…
Robert Ham | February 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm

More Mark E. Smith stories

The Fall’s Mark E. Smith Died Of Lung And Kidney Cancer

Last month, Mark E. Smith, postpunk pioneer and longtime frontman of the Fall, passed away at the age of 60. At the time, no cause…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2018 - 10:11 am

Jonny Greenwood Talks Phantom Thread, Mark E. Smith, And The Oscars On New Podcast

Jonny Greenwood recently sat down with British podcaster Adam Buxton to discuss the composer’smusic for Phantom Thread, his Oscar nomination, his friendship with Paul Thomas…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | February 9, 2018 - 11:37 am

The Fall’s Mark E. Smith Dies At 60

Mark E. Smith, who fronted the post-punk band the Fall, has died. Smith was 60 years old, and the cause of death has not been…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 24, 2018 - 3:24 pm

The Fall’s First US Shows In 11 Years Cancelled Due To Hospitalization Of Mark E. Smith

When the Fall were announced as headliners for Louisville’s Cropped Out festival, it was a big deal in certain corners of music fandom. The long-running…
Andy Cush / Spin | August 25, 2017 - 6:24 pm

Watch New Order, Iggy Pop, Mark E. Smith & More Honor Factory Records Founder Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson, founder of the great postpunk label Factory Records and subject of the movie 24 Hour Party People, died in 2007. And as Pitchfork
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Judge Rules That The Fall’s Mark E. Smith Does Not Properly Enunciate

The fact that the Fall's Mark E. Smith doesn't really enunciate his words a lot is now a matter of public record. Earlier today, a…
James Rettig | June 3, 2015 - 6:41 pm