Tag: The Smiths

Listen: Johnny Marr debuts Smiths-esque ‘Hi Hello’ — second single off ‘Call the Comet’

Listen: Johnny Marr debuts Smiths-esque ‘Hi Hello’ — second single off ‘Call the Comet’

Johnny Marr this week debuted the second single off his upcoming third proper solo album Call the Comet, a gentle, mid-tempo rocker called “Hi Hello” that carries just a hint — via the accompanying strings — of The Smiths classic “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out.” Check out the song right here.

Johnny Marr’s 3rd album ‘Call the Comet’ due in June — hear 1st single ‘The Tracers’

Johnny Marr’s 3rd album ‘Call the Comet’ due in June — hear 1st single ‘The Tracers’

Johnny Marr’s third proper solo album — a 12-song collection titled Call the Comet — will be released June 15, and fans can now get their first earful of the ex-Smiths guitar-slinger’s new sounds via first single “The Tracers,” which just hit streaming platforms. Stream the first single right here.

Johnny Marr announces his upcoming 3rd solo album will be titled ‘Call the Comet’

Johnny Marr announces his upcoming 3rd solo album will be titled ‘Call the Comet’

Johnny Marr has been documenting the recording of his third solo album on social media of late, and today the former guitarist for The Smiths revealed the upcoming LP’s title: Call the Comet. It’s not yet known when the album will arrive, though Marr tweeted “news coming soon.”

Mike Joyce joins Andy Rourke in pulling out of just-announced Classically Smiths gigs

Mike Joyce joins Andy Rourke in pulling out of just-announced Classically Smiths gigs

In a trainwreck that just keeps getting worse, Mike Joyce today announced that he, too, will not take part in the Classically Smiths live shows he began teasing last week, saying he’d been barred from revealing Andy Rourke wouldn’t be taking part when the project was announced Monday.

Ex-members announce Classically Smiths concerts, but Andy Rourke denies involvement

Ex-members announce Classically Smiths concerts, but Andy Rourke denies involvement

After cryptic hints Friday, the cat’s now out of the bag: The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, plus “fifth member” Craig Gannon, will perform the band’s beloved songs backed by a full orchestra in the U.K. this summer, the Manchester Evening News reported today. No dates have yet been announced.

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke up to something with 5th member Craig Gannon

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke up to something with 5th member Craig Gannon

It appears that Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, the rhythm section of The Smiths, are planning something — a concert? a full tour? — this year with Craig Gannon, the onetime Aztec Camera member who toured with The Smiths as a second guitarist toward the end of the band’s life.