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Johnny Marr Announces Spring North American Tour

Manchester guitar god Johnny Marr is heading back to North America this spring, promoting his most recent album, 2018's excellent Call the Comet. Marr's third…
Maggie Serota / February 19, 2019

Watch Johnny Marr’s First Ever Solo Performance of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man”

Former Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr paid tribute to his old band over the weekend during an intimate concert in London. At the close of his set,…
Israel Daramola / December 10, 2018

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

Morrissey Cancels All July Tour Dates

Morrissey has cancelled all scheduled shows in the UK and Europe for the month of July. According to a statement posted by the former Smiths…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 29, 2018

Morrissey’s Manager Posts Statement About Anti-Racism Protest at Manchester Concert

Morrissey has been sharing some controversial opinions, beyond his starch-focused eating habits. He defended Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey following the sexual harassment allegations against them, said that "the modern…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / June 29, 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

Viva Morrissey: Our June 1988 Cover Story

"Perhaps I'm unique because people are so dull. I'm not very good at being dull." —Morrissey "I have nothing to declare but my genius." —Oscar Wilde…
Len Brown / March 14, 2018

“Classically Smiths” Falls Apart in Classic Smiths Fashion [UPDATE]

There's Smiths drama afoot and somehow none of it involves Morrissey. Almost as soon as the announcement of the "Classically Smiths" shows -- billed as…
Maggie Serota / January 23, 2018

“Classically Smiths” Tour Announced With Former Smiths Members, Andy Rourke Denies Involvement [UPDATE]

Well, this is technically a Smiths reunion even if Morrissey and Johnny Marr, the two creative linchpins of the band, aren't involved. After The Smiths'
Maggie Serota / January 22, 2018

50 Best Morrissey Songs

When the Smiths broke up in 1987, Morrissey wasted no time going solo—or finally achieving global fame. The Manchester icon became a superstar by amplifying…
Annie Zaleski and Jason Anderson / December 28, 2017

Watch Morrissey Perform Three Songs on CBS This Morning

Morrissey performed at the brand new Washington DC venue the Anthem today for a special edition of CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions series. He did "Spent…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / December 16, 2017

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

Video: Morrisey – “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage”

Morrissey has released the video for "Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage," from his new album Low in High School. In the clip, Moz sports a gray…
Liz Cantrell / November 30, 2017

Los Angeles Declares “Morrissey Day” Ahead of Hollywood Bowl Shows

Morrissey is celebrating the release of his new album, which is out next Friday, with a two-night stint at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 9, 2017
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