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Marr: 'The Smiths Split Could Have Been Avoided'

THE SMITHS split could have been avoided if the group had a proper manager, according to guitarist JOHNNY MARR. The cult four-piece split in 1987 and have spent much of the past two decades fighting...

Marr Turned Down Reunion Gig Because Of Morrissey

JOHNNY MARR turned down $10 million (GBP5 million) to reform THE SMITHS because of his fractious relationship with the band's former frontman Morrissey. The group split up in 1987 after releasing four albums together -...

Marr: 'The Smiths Final Days Were Torture'

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR insists the last days of the band were "f**king torture". The famed guitarist left the British group in 1987, and admits the strained relationship between himself and frontman Morrissey...

Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

Superstar producer Mark Ronson has been added to the Virgin Festival bill along with former Sugababe Mutya Buena.Ronson will be bringing the highly successful remix and cover album Version to the masses in what is...

By on 08 May 2007

Oasis Song Voted Greatest Indie Anthem

Oasis have topped a poll of the greatest indie anthems ever with their classic song Live Forever taken from their debut album Definitely Maybe.The Noel Gallagher-penned tune has long been a staple in the band's...

By on 03 May 2007

Crowded House Comeback Gets A Boost From Marr + Dixie Chicks

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and country trio the DIXIE CHICKS have given CROWDED HOUSE's comeback a boost by collaborating with the reformed rockers on their new album. Marr, the current guitarist for cult...

Morrissey To Snub Hall Of Fame Induction

Morose rocker MORRISSEY is set to snub the induction ceremony of THE SMITHS into the US Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. Morrissey, 47, and his former bandmates Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce,...

Robbie Williams: I'll Smack Up Arctic Monkeys

Robbie Williams has said he will 'smack up' the Arctic Monkeys after they insulted his friend, it has been claimed.The singer, who last month left a US rehab clinic for an addiction to prescription drugs,...

By on 12 April 2007

Ronson: 'Morrissey Approves Of Stop Me Remix'

Producer MARK RONSON has responded to criticism of his cover of THE SMITHS' song STOP ME IF THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE, claiming MORRISSEY himself approved of the remix. Ronson was forced to defend...

Marr: 'English Can't Get Over Beatles' Split'

British rock bands try to copy THE BEATLES, because as a nation they have never got over the Fab Four's split, according to rocker JOHNNY MARR. The MODEST MOUSE guitarist was previously co-founder and guitarist...

Arctic Monkeys Dismiss Ronson Cover

English rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS has slammed producer MARK RONSON's new single STOP ME, labelling the track a "f**king R+B cover version". Ronson, who has produced for LILY ALLEN and AMY WINEHOUSE, has mish-mashed THE SMITHS'...

Smiths Legend Tops Us Charts With Modest Mouse

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has entered the American album charts at number one with the band Modest Mouse.Marr, who only joined the popular US band after they advertised for a 'Johnny Marr-sounding guitarist', has...

By on 30 March 2007

Smiths Star Marr Gives Modest Mouse A Big Squeak

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has given his new group, MODEST MOUSE, a boost - he's helped them land their first number one album in the US. The cult indie group's WE WERE DEAD...

Brock: 'I'm Not Starstruck By Marr'

MODEST MOUSE frontman ISAAC BROCK insists he didn't ask British guitarist JOHNNY MARR to join his band because of his legacy in THE SMITHS. Brock is adamant he was attracted to Marr's musical prowess rather...

Former Smiths Guitarist Marr Slams Smiths 'Soap Opera'

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR is sick of the "soap opera" journalists attach to the eighties rock group. Marr is astonished there is still talk of a Smiths reunion 20 years after the group...

New Order Star Hook Creates Bassist-heavy Supergroup

NEW ORDER bass player PETER HOOK has created a new British indie rock supergroup with THE SMITHS star ANDY ROURKE and original STONE ROSES bass player GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD. The three bass guitarists are recording...

Morrissey Turns Animal Rescuer

British singer MORRISSEY moonlights as an animal saviour - he rescues sick squirrels he sees lying by the side of the road. The former THE SMITHS frontman urges other animal lovers to check squirrels...

Pretty Girls Make Graves Split

American band PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES have announced plans to split, following the departure of drummer NICK DEWITT. The five-piece, named after THE SMITHS song of the same name, will complete their US tour in...

Cocker To Write Eurovision Song?

JARVIS COCKER has volunteered to write a future UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - but refuses to go up against MORRISSEY, who is in talks to pen his own song for the competition....

Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has become a full-time member of US indie act MODEST MOUSE after frontman ISAAC BROCK listed him at the top of his wish list to replace departing bandmate...

Attenborough Wins Icon Award

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was named Britain's Greatest Living Icon yesterday (16DEC06) after viewers voted for the British naturalist on the BBC's THE CULTURE SHOW. The veteran broadcaster beat former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and former...

Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

Wilson Fury At Morrissey

Music mogul TONY WILSON has launched a blistering attack on pop star MORRISSEY, calling him a nasty human being. Wilson, who managed NEW ORDER and HAPPY MONDAYS, is not happy at the former THE...

Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

Morrissey Slams UK Radio

Morose crooner MORRISSEY has slammed UK radio stations for refusing to give his latest tracks enough air time. The former THE SMITHS singer headlined Britain's two-day V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford at the weekend...

Morrissey Blasts Bush And Blair

Outspoken singer MORRISSEY has launched a stinging attack on both US President GEORGE W BUSH and British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for their aggressive foreign policies. Headlining England's V Festival in Weston Park, Stafford on...

The Tube Returns, On Radio

Iconic British music TV show THE TUBE is returning as a radio programme. The 1980s show regularly featured performances from THE CURE, THE SMITHS, DURAN DURAN, REM and U2 and propelled presenters JOOLS HOLLAND and...

Morrissey Snubs Baldwin Film

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has turned down the chance to appear alongside ALEC BALDWIN in a forthcoming Hollywood movie, because he is convinced he has no acting talent. Despite being tempted by the role,...

Morrissey Hits Back In Tv Presenter Feud

Outspoken British singer MORRISSEY has hit back at British television presenter RICHARD MADELEY, who labelled him a "puffed-up-prat" and "vain glorious strutting humbug". Madeley used his column in the British newspaper the Saturday Express to...

Linda Mccartney Snubbed The Smiths

The late LINDA MCCARTNEY turned down an offer to record with British band THE SMITHS. The rock foursome were huge fans of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's first wife, and were desperate for her to play the...

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