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Johnny Marr

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What Is Johnny Marr Playing At?

Report by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 27 May 1989

SINCE THE SMITHS split in 1987, MORRISSEY has gone on to bigger if not necessarily better things, while JOHNNY MARR has been living the 'have ...

Johnny Marr: Escape from Strangeways

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 30 September 1989


Stex — It's that Marr again

Interview by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 12 January 1991

AFTER COUNTLESS big ­name collaborations, Johnny Marr found unknown London funk band STEX appealing. Barbara Ellen sees them all forming a mutual appreciation society. ...

Britpop: Let's Stay Together

Comment by Cliff Jones, The Face, January 1997

Britpop hasn't so much gone Pete Tong as Travelling Wilburys, says Cliff Jones ...

The Backpages Interview: Johnny Marr

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2001

Rock's eternal sideman steps into the spotlight with The Healers – and talks to Barney Hoskyns about life as an ex-Smith. ...

The Johnny Marr Interview

Interview by Joe Matera, Total Guitar, 2003

Joe Matera: Boomslang showcases a new sound for you that seems to be the culmination of all the different musical influences you've been exposed to ...

Johnny Marr on Boomslang and the Smiths

Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2003

Hughes: The new album's been a long time in the making. Why the wait? ...

The Cribs and Johnny Marr

Report and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, June 2008

The Smiths and Modest Mouse guitar man blows minds with Wakefield's finest. ...

The Cribs

Interview by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 11 September 2009

In a revealing interview, Johnny Marr and The Cribs discuss what went wrong with indie, why LA destroys creative thought, the curse of the lad, ...

The Cribs: State of Independence

Retrospective and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, October 2009

Yorkshire siblings the Cribs have spent seven years spurning rock star indulgences for DIY indie sufferance, winning over everyone from Franz Ferdinand to Sonic Youth ...

Johnny Marr on the Smiths, Morrissey and putting politics back in pop

Interview by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 11 January 2013

With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why ...

Johnny Marr: The Messenger

Review by Keith Cameron, MOJO, March 2013

The former guitarist with the Smiths looks back to go forward. ...

Johnny Marr: "I've been in all my favourite bands"

Interview by Rob Hughes, Daily Telegraph, 26 June 2013

Johnny Marr's five years in the Smiths have overshadowed his prolific output but the revered guitarist is finally stepping into the limelight. ...

Johnny Marr: Adrenalin Baby

Review by Stephen Dalton,, 30 October 2015

Punchy but pedestrian live album from former Smith. ...

Steve Jones – Lonely Boy; Johnny Marr – Set The Boy Free

Book Review by Jude Rogers, The Observer, 20 November 2016

Contrasting memoirs of life in the Sex Pistols and the Smiths from two charismatic working-class guitarists. ...

Johnny Marr: Set The Boy Free

Book Review by Stuart Maconie, Daily Mail, 26 November 2016

Written in disarmingly unaffected prose, Johnny Marr's long-awaited autobiography avoids all the rock and roll clichés. ...

Johnny Rogan, 1953-2021

Obituary by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, February 2021

MY GOOD FRIEND Johnny Rogan, who died unexpectedly in January aged 67, was among the most prolific and acclaimed music biographers of his generation. Much ...

see also Smiths, The

see also 7 Worlds Collide


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