Johnny Marr

Watch Eddie Vedder Bring Out 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, Stereogum / September 30, 2018

Johnny Marr on His New Solo Album, Why the Smiths Won’t Reunite, and the Time He Almost Fell in a Volcano

In his 2016 memoir Set the Boy Free, Johnny Marr resigns himself to a fate of being asked about a Smiths…
Maggie Serota / September 25, 2018

Video: Johnny Marr – “Walk Into The Sea”

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has released his new song, "Walk Into the Sea," from his upcoming 3rd solo album Call The Comet. The steely cool track gives…
Israel Daramola / May 31, 2018

Johnny Marr Announces Fall Tour

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr is embarking on a North American tour this fall following the release of his third solo album Call the Comet. Marr…
Maggie Serota / May 29, 2018

Johnny Marr – “The Tracers”

Not content to let Morrissey soak up all the headlines with his bad opinions about the state of the world, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has…
Andy Cush / April 6, 2018

The The Announces First North American Shows in 18 Years, Writing New Album

Iconic British post-punk band The The today announced a return to North American stages. The band, helmed by Matt Johnson since 1979, hasn't performed stateside…
Dale Eisinger / April 3, 2018

Video: Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake – “The Priest”

The Smiths co-founder Johnny Marr has released a music video for a spoken word track called "The Priest." English actor Maxine Peake, who has collaborated with Marr since 2014, narrates…
Liz Cantrell / December 12, 2017

Listen to an Unreleased Live Medley of “Rubber Ring” and “What She Said” From The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead Deluxe Reissue

The Smiths' upcoming deluxe reissue of their seminal 1986 album The Queen is Dead features, along with a couple of unreleased recordings and a musical short film,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 7, 2017

The Smiths Announce “The Queen Is Dead” Single Reissues

After teasing it in cryptic Facebook post earlier this week, the Smiths have finally announced the release of two new vinyl singles of "The Queen Is…
Rob Arcand / June 16, 2017

Watch Broken Social Scene and Johnny Marr Perform “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” in Manchester

Broken Social Scene headlined Albert Hall in Manchester last night, after the venue's promoters announced that concerts would be proceeding as normal following Monday's attacks. Prior to the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 24, 2017

Harry Styles, Liam Gallagher, and Other U.K. Musicians React to Manchester Concert Bombing

Twenty-two people were killed in an apparent suicide bombing just outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England last night. As news of the tragedy…
Anna Gaca / May 23, 2017

Listen to an Outtake of Bert Jansch and Johnny Marr Playing the Classic “It Don’t Bother Me”

Scottish singer-songwriter and virtuoso fingerpicker Bert Jansch was, by Johnny Marr's account, a longtime hero. Marr worked with Jansch in the late-'90s, and plays on…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 17, 2017

The Smiths Are Releasing a New 7″ With Unheard Outtakes

The Smiths (whoever that entails at this point) are releasing a new 7" featuring a previously unheard demo of The Queen Is Dead's "A Boy With…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 30, 2016

It Looks Like Brexit Will Also Prevent a Smiths Reunion

The unpredictable consequences of Britain's vote to leave the European Union continue to reverberate around the world, and the latest casualty appears to be any hope of…
Anna Gaca / November 2, 2016

Johnny Marr Announces Book Tour for His New Memoir, Set the Boy Free

Today is Johnny Marr's 53rd birthday. To commemorate the occasion, the legendary Smiths (and Modest Mouse, and Electronic) guitarist has announced a book tour to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 31, 2016
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