Johnny Marr

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

Here’s What Musicians are Saying About ‘Brexit’ on Twitter

Those of us in the U.S. woke up in a relative state of shock this morning upon learning that last night Britain voted to leave…
Rachel Brodsky / June 24, 2016

Take Me Back to Dear Old Jersey: Chris Gethard on the Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’

One of America's funniest boys with the thorn in his side, comedian Chris Gethard may be best known for creating and hosting the anarchic call-in…
Andrew Unterberger / June 14, 2016

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
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