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Joe Moss, Manager of the Smiths and Johnny Marr, Dead at 72

Joe Moss, the manager for the Smiths and Johnny Marr, died on Thursday following a struggle with bone cancer. He was 72. Moss' death was…
James Grebey / October 23, 2015

Johnny Marr Announces New Live Solo Record, ‘Adrenalin Baby’

Johnny Marr has announced plans to release a new solo live album called Adrenalin Baby. Following last year's Playland, this record was mainly recorded at…
Rachel Brodsky / September 16, 2015

Hear Johnny Marr Cover Depeche Mode’s ‘I Feel You’

For Record Store Day (April 18), Johnny Marr has decided to release a limited-edition 7." The A-side will be a cover of Depeche Mode's 1993…
Rachel Brodsky / March 10, 2015

Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr Join Forces for ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’

Johnny Marr joined Noel Gallagher's flock of High Flying Birds for "Ballad of the Mighty I," a new song off of the former Oasis member's…
James Grebey / January 12, 2015

Watch Johnny Marr’s Light Bulb-Lit ‘Dynamo’ Video

Johnny Marr has unveiled a new video for "Dynamo," a single from his second solo effort Playland, which arrived just this past October. Helmed by…
Rachel Brodsky / December 2, 2014

Johnny Marr Pleads ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’ on ‘Fallon’

Since Johnny Marr went solo, he's revisited a handful of old tracks (see October's "How Soon is Now" duet with Noel Gallagher, which he also…
Rachel Brodsky / November 12, 2014

Johnny Marr Played Some Classics With Noel Gallagher

It's always enjoyable when you get to see two rock icons from different (but roughly analogous) moments in rock history cross generational boundaries to play…
Andrew Unterberger / October 24, 2014

Ryan Adams, Tim Armstrong, and More Paint Guitars for Charity

California may be in the midst of a serious drought, but two iconic companies born in that same state are coming together to help people…
SPIN Staff / October 23, 2014

Johnny Marr Hits the Casino for ‘Easy Money’ Video

As we previously noted, Johnny Marr doesn't look like he's having all that great a time on the cover to his second solo album, Playland. Well,…
Dan Reilly / August 15, 2014

Johnny Marr Details Second Solo Album ‘Playland’

Not to be outdone by the recent release of Morrissey's crooning and swooning solo effort World Peace Is None of Your Business, the other principal…
Colin Joyce / July 21, 2014

Pharrell and Johnny Marr Combine on Moody ‘Spider-Man’ Ballad ‘Here’

With great power comes great sentimentality, or something like that. Pharrell's "Here" is the latest track to be released off The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, following…
John Surico / April 16, 2014

Johnny Marr Says Spotify and Haim Go About Things the Wrong Way

It's fitting that Johnny Marr's recent self-titled album is titled The Messenger. The former Smiths guitarist has aired some criticisms that could have plenty of…
Marc Hogan / December 18, 2013

Fun Fun Fun 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Fun Fun Fun Fest's far-reaching lineup — M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, Body Count, Big Freedia, Johnny Marr, and many more — has presented us with agonizing conflicting-set-times…
SPIN Staff / November 9, 2013

See J. Cole Charm ‘Letterman’ With String-Laced ‘Crooked Smile’

J. Cole flashed his "Crooked Smile" on the Late Show With David Letterman on November 5, dropping by the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater stage to…
Kyle McGovern / November 6, 2013

Good Grief: The Smiths-‘Peanuts’ Visual Mashup Is as ‘Charming’ as Advertised

Part of the Smiths' infuriating greatness is the likelihood they'll never spoil their legacy by reuniting, but that doesn't mean their past work can't be…
Marc Hogan / August 15, 2013

Johnny Marr Is the Last Brit Standing in ‘New Town Velocity’ Video

Johnny Marr stalked a bleak countryside in the video for "The Messenger" last year, and now the ex-Smiths guitarist has released a city-dwelling pseudo-sequel. The official clip…
Kyle McGovern / July 17, 2013

Johnny Marr Flips ‘The It-Switch,’ Announces U.S. Tour

When he's not busy playing Smiths classic "How Soon Is Now" (on Fallon, at Coachella, with Ronnie Wood), Johnny Marr is steadily building support for his…
Chris Martins / July 16, 2013

Disclosure and Johnny Marr Play ‘Jools Holland’ Double-Header

The BBC's Later... With Jools Holland bridged decades of U.K. pop last night (June 4), packing in live sets from unstoppable dance duo Disclosure and iconic guitar-slinger…
Kyle McGovern / June 5, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr Solo ‘How Soon Is Now?’ for ‘Fallon’

Johnny Marr just delivered his solo debut album, The Messenger, but the former Smiths guitarist keeps reviving songs from his '80s day job. The Manchester native…
Kyle McGovern / May 2, 2013

Coachella 2013 Friday Fieldnotes: Lindsay Lohan, Tears for Alt-J, the O.G. Yelling Goat

This year the fest's wristbands include a chip that must be scanned when you're entering or leaving certain areas of the grounds. Being a music…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2013
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