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Johnny Marr Hails Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock As 'Greatest Lyricist' He's Worked With

Johnny Marr has hailed Isaac Brock as "the greatest lyricist" he's ever worked with.The Smiths legend has heaped praise on the Modest Mouse frontman - whom he worked with in the band between 2006 and...

Johnny Marr Announces Double Solo Album

Johnny Marr has announced a double album called 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4'.The former Smiths rocker's upcoming fourth solo studio effort - the follow-up to 2018's ‘Call The Comet’ - is 16 tracks long and encompasses...

'They're Doing Exactly The Same': Rick Astley Compares Blossoms To The Smiths

Rick Astley has dubbed Blossoms the new Smiths.The 80s pop icon has been performing covers of the iconic Manchester group's hits with Tom Ogden and co on stage, and the 'Never Gonna Give You Up'...

Johnny Marr Signs New Album Deal With Bmg

Johnny Marr has inked a new global album deal with BMG.The former Smiths rocker is thrilled to be continuing his long-standing relationship with the record label and is excited about the "new chapter" in his...

Johnny Marr To Play Intimate UK Shows In September

Johnny Marr has announced a series of intimate shows for September.The former Smiths rocker will kick off the run at Leeds' Stylus on September 20, before hitting up King George's Hall in Blackburn, and the...

Johnny Marr On Chances Of Modest Mouse Return

Johnny Marr has described Modest Mouse has "the best time of my life".The Smiths legend has responded to the chances of him reuniting with the band - with whom he recorded 2007's 'We Were Dead...

Johnny Marr's Theory On Why Singers Are So Difficult...

Johnny Marr enjoyed working with Bernard Sumner because he didn't have a "w***** mentality" like most singers.The former Smiths guitarist and New Order frontman created the supergroup Electronic - which also featured Pet Shop Boys...

'I'd Run 18 Miles Before A Gig': Johnny Marr Compares His Running To Forrest Gump

Johnny Marr turned into a runner like Forrest Gump as he quit drinking and taking drugs.The former Smiths rocker has recalled how he started going for lengthy runs before going on stage around the same...

Hans Zimmer Admits Johnny Marr Convinced Him To Take On No Time To Die Score

Hans Zimmer says Johnny Marr convinced him to do the score for 'No Time To Die'.The iconic composer was approached to write the music for the upcoming James Bond blockbuster, and he turned to the...

Brandon Flowers Won't Play Morrissey's Music To His Kids

Brandon Flowers won't play Morrissey's music in front of his kids.The 38-year-old singer has revealed he refuses to expose his children to Morrissey's music because of his political views - but he still admires the...

7 Times Politicians Tried To Use Pop Songs Without Permission

After Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler had to write a second cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump asking him to stop playing their songs during his rallies this week – having already called him out for doing the...

7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

As football fans all around the world buzz about Transfer Deadline Day, watching the flurry of activity online as clubs make the most of their last chance to transfer players, it got us thinking about...

Johnny Marr Drops New Single 'The Tracers' And Album Release Date

Ahead of the release of his new album 'Call the Comet' this summer, Johnny Marr opens up about the sort of themes that have inspired him to write lately, including how Donald Trump and Brexit...

Tim Burgess Says Collaborating With Paul Weller Was An 'Honour'

Tim Burgess says it was an ''honour'' collaborating with Paul Weller on 'Spinning Out'.The lead vocalist of the British indie band 'The Charlatans' has joined forces with a number of artists on the new album...

Johnny Marr Says He Will Promote His Book Via Two Events

Johnny Marr is set to promote his comprehensive autobiography via two ''in conversation'' events.The former 'The Smiths' guitarist has revealed he will talk about his upcoming book - 'Set The Boy Free' - at Manchester's...

Music Manager Joe Moss Dead

Moss, the man who discovered influential indie band The Smiths, passed away on Thursday (22Oct15) after a battle with cancer. He was credited with helping The Smiths get on the career ladder...

Tony Iommi Receives Gibson Les Paul Award At Q Awards

Black Sabbath's legendary guitarist Tony Iommi will receive the Gibson Les Paul Award at the 2015 Q Awards.The heavy metal pioneer - who's played a Gibson guitar for the duration of his career - is...

Johnny Marr Rallies Against Government Cuts

The Smiths guitarist's performance in the city came on the final day of the Conservative Party conference which was taking place there, and he took the chance to rally fans against Prime Minister...

Johnny Mar's Break From Music For Autobiography

Johnny Marr is taking a break from music to write his autobiography.The legendary guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - has been penning the tome on the road...

Johnny Marr Swaps Penning Lyrics For Penning A Book

Johnny Marr is taking a break from music to write his autobiography.The legendary guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - has been penning the tome on the road...

Johnny Marr Blasts Glastonbury Line-up

The Smiths guitarist referred to the Sunday afternoon session on the main stage, which is usually filled by iconic musicians, including Dolly Parton at last year's (14) event and Kenny Rogers in 2013,...

The Who Dedicate Song To Paul Weller At Bst Concert

The Who dedicated a song to Paul Weller as they headlined Barclaycard presents British Summertime in Hyde Park on Friday night (26.06.15).During the band's incredible greatest hits set, guitarist Pete Townsend took a moment to...

Johnny Marr To Headline Rockaway Beach

Johnny Marr, Spiritualized and Echo & The Bunnymen are to headline Rockaway Beach festival.The trio of acts will be joined by the likes of The Fall, Gang of Four, Ghostpoet and Public Service Broadcasting, as...

Johnny Marr Slams Online Touts

Johnny Marr has slammed online touts.The former The Smiths star took to his Twitter account to criticise ''eBay t**sers'' after his Record Store Day 2015 cover of Depeche Mode's 'I Feel You' appeared on the...

Johnny Marr Wants To Record Track With Paul Weller

Johnny Marr and Paul Weller want to record a song together.The two rock legends are keen to get in the studio together and hope they can lay down at least one track which they'll be...

Stereophonics Want 'Hot Girls' On Rider

Stereophonics have ''hot girls with cellos'' on their rider for London's Royal Albert Hall.The Welsh rockers have been announced as one of six headline acts for a series of shows at the iconic venue to...

Modest Mouse Return After Eight Years With New Album 'Strangers To Ourselves'

Modest Mouse are set to make a very welcome return with their first album in eight years 'Strangers To Ourselves'. It's been a long time coming for this Washington quartet but fans can now breathe...

Johnny Marr Cancels More Shows Over Family Illness

Rocker Johnny Marr has axed a tour Down Under so he can continue to support a seriously ill family member.The former The Smiths star cut short his U.S. trek last year (14) to return to...

Noel Gallagher And Johnny Marr Team Up On Classic Tracks

Noel Gallagher joined his rock star pal Johnny Marr onstage on Thursday night (23Oct14) to 'duet' on classic tracks by Iggy Pop and The Smiths.The former Oasis star walked onstage to massive cheers for the...

Hans Zimmer Won't Reveal Interstellar Secrets

Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan won't reveal any details about 'Interstellar' before it is released because they want audiences to be shocked by what they see.The composer has created the score for the highly-anticipated sci-fi...

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