Tag: Modest Mouse

Johnny Marr of The Smiths to release solo debut ‘The Messenger’ in February

Johnny Marr of The Smiths to release solo debut ‘The Messenger’ in February

Since quitting The Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr has played with a wide variety of acts, from Talking Heads and The The to Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs and even his own short-lived band, Johnny Marr + The Healers. Early next year, though, he’ll finally release his first proper album under his own name.

Peter Murphy to play Festival 72810 in Mexico, one-off California club gig in March

Peter Murphy to play Festival 72810 in Mexico, one-off California club gig in March

Don’t feel like shelling out $4,000 to see Peter Murphy live this spring? There are at least two other (much, much) cheaper options, as the former Bauhaus leader is set to perform what appears to be a one-off California show in March in addition to at least one date in Mexico, at a festival headlined by Modest Mouse and Public Enemy.

Milestones: Johnny Marr is 47 today; watch The Smiths’ full May 18, 1985, concert

Milestones: Johnny Marr is 47 today; watch The Smiths’ full May 18, 1985, concert

Today marks the 47th birthday of one of the signature guitarists of his generation: Johnny Marr of The Smiths. In honor of this peerless player, here’s a full ‘Meat is Murder’-era Smiths show, filmed for Spanish television on May 18, 1985, in Madrid.

Video: Johnny Marr and The Cribs perform on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Video: Johnny Marr and The Cribs perform on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Tweet When he’s not working with Modest Mouse, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has been writing and recording with The Cribs, and, on Thursday, Marr and […]

Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Stone Roses’ Ian Brown planning to record album together

Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Stone Roses’ Ian Brown planning to record album together

Turns out Peter Hook’s Freebass may not be the only Stone Roses/Smiths collaboration afoot: Ex-Roses vocalist Ian Brown this week told the BBC he’s planning […]

New releases: New Prefab Sprout album, reissues from The Feelies and The Fall

New releases: New Prefab Sprout album, reissues from The Feelies and The Fall

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday. ARTIST: Prefab Sprout RELEASE: Let’s Change the World […]

Johnny Marr interviews Pet Shop Boys

Johnny Marr interviews Pet Shop Boys

Today’s London Observer features an interview of the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe by Johnny Marr, who’s played on a number of […]