the smiths

Johnny Marr – “The Bright Parade”

Johnny Marr's fourth solo album Call the Comet was released in June 2018, and in the year since, the former Smiths guitarist has remained a…
Rob Arcand / August 8, 2019

New Order: Our 1985 Interview

This article originally appeared in the September 1985 issue of SPIN. Jesus Christ, life is depressing. It's surprising that anyone bothers to carry…
Jessica Berens / July 21, 2019

Paul Simon: Our 1987 Interview

This article originally appeared in the January 1987 issue of SPIN. There is this guy, call him Goatman, because that's what he sounds…
RJ Smith / July 21, 2019

Watch The Killers Bring Out Johnny Marr and Pet Shop Boys at Glastonbury

The Killers headlined the U.K's long-running Glastonbury Festival last night in Somerset, England. For their encore, the band brought out a few famous friends to…
Rob Arcand / June 30, 2019

Morrissey Wears Pin for UK Right Wing Party While Performing on Fallon

Currently in the middle of a residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway, Morrissey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to run through…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 14, 2019

Watch Morrissey Play The Smiths’ “I Won’t Share You” Live for the First Time

Morrissey has spent the last week performing a stretch of residency shows on Broadway, and for Saturday night's show, he brought out some classics. As…
Rob Arcand / May 12, 2019

Morrissey Releases Cover of Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over”

In December, Morrissey posted a somewhat puzzling track list on his website for a covers album called California Son. Alongside breezy 60s and 70s singer-songwriter…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 26, 2019

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
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