Tag: The Smiths

Johnny Marr releases new synth-splashed single ‘Armatopia’ — watch the music video

Johnny Marr releases new synth-splashed single ‘Armatopia’ — watch the music video

It’s been a big week for Johnny Marr, first with the announcement of a new round of North American touring in support of his third solo album Call the Comet, and now the release of a new non-album single: the synth-splashed, Electronic-reminiscent “Armatopia.” Check it out right here.

Johnny Marr announces new round of North American dates to support ‘Call the Comet’

Johnny Marr announces new round of North American dates to support ‘Call the Comet’

Former Smiths guitar slinger Johnny Marr today announced plans for a second round of touring in North America behind his third solo album, Call the Comet, following up dates last September and November with 19 new dates in the U.S. and Canada in April and May. See full dates here.

Morrissey abandons his boycott of Canada, imposes 8-date tour on peaceful nation

Morrissey abandons his boycott of Canada, imposes 8-date tour on peaceful nation

Morrissey today announced an eight-date tour of Canada this April, abandoning without explanation his 15-year boycott of the nation until its annual seal hunt is banned. That hasn’t happened, but Moz nevertheless will return, and part of the tour’s proceeds will go toward animal welfare charities across Canada. Dates here.

Listen to The Smiths’ earliest studio demo from 1982 — including isolated guitar, vocals

Listen to The Smiths’ earliest studio demo from 1982 — including isolated guitar, vocals

In August 1982, Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey went into Manchester’s Decibelle Studios to record the first two songs they’d written together, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle” and “Suffer Little Children,” both of which would appear on The Smiths’ debut two years later. Here some of that session here.

Listen: Johnny Marr and Matt Johnson release recording of Lovin’ Spoonful’s ‘Summer in the City’

Listen: Johnny Marr and Matt Johnson release recording of Lovin’ Spoonful’s ‘Summer in the City’

Last month, Johnny Marr brought his old friend Matt Johnson onstage in London to perform a cover of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 single “Summer in the City” — their first time onstage together in 25 years. Turns out they also recorded a version of the song at soundcheck that night, and now have released it digitally.

Watch: Eddie Vedder joins Johnny Marr on The Smiths’ ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’

Watch: Eddie Vedder joins Johnny Marr on The Smiths’ ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’

Johnny Marr took the stage at Southern California’s Ohana Festival today for a short set that featured a drop-in from one of the event’s organizers: Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who sang The Smiths classic “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” with Marr and his band.  Check it out right here.