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Other Ex-Smiths

The Times: "20 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" - Johnny Marr #6 (January 13, 2023)

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6. Johnny Marr

The jangly counterpoint to Morrissey’s miserabilism, Marr’s chiming chords helped to define the indie sound. Since the demise of the Smiths those clamouring for his fretboard fairy dust have included Bryan Ferry, the Pretenders, the The, Pet Shop Boys, Talking Heads and Hans Zimmer.

Johnny Marr collaborates on artwork created from the audio recording of "How Soon Is Now?" (Signed Prints)

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The original signed prints are selling for over 2 grand!!

Far Out Magazine: Johnny Marr discusses first meeting Morrissey at a Patti Smith concert (November 30, 2022)

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In a new interview, Johnny Marr discusses first meeting his former Smiths bandmate, Morrissey. Marr opened up about the incident during an appearance on the podcast, The Line-Up With Shaun Keaveny. On the show, guests are invited to pick their dream festival, which brought him onto the topic of Patti Smith. The former Smiths guitarist recalled sneaking into the Apollo in Manchester to watch her in 1978 and stumbling upon Morrissey for the first time.


He explained: “Funny enough, it was actually for the real first time Morrissey and I met, but we met really in passing, when I went to see Patti Smith on my own in 1978. I was 14, and none of my mates wanted to pony up for the ticket. We used to always sneak in. I talked about this in my book quite a lot. We used to sneak into the Apollo.”

Mojo: brief Johnny Marr interview (issue 350 "January, 2023")

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(Dated January, 2023 - published November, 2022).

Stereogum: "The Smiths’ Johnny Marr & Andy Rourke Are On A New Song Together For The First Time In 35 Years" (November 17, 2022)

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Do not hold your breath waiting for Johnny Marr and Morrissey to collaborate in any capacity again, but those holding out for some form of Smiths reunion can exhale. When Marr opened for the Killers at Madison Square Garden in September, Smiths bassist Andy Rourke joined him for a run through “How Soon Is Now?” and “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” Now Marr and Rourke have appeared on a song together for the first time in 35 years.

RTE: The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce talks Strangeways (October 13, 2022)

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Mike Joyce is interviewed on rte.ie on his time in The Smiths, the recording of Strangeways, Here We Come and the band’s breakup.

NME: "Watch The Killers cover The Smiths' Please, Please, Please..." with Johnny Marr (October 13, 2022)

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Watch The Killers cover The Smiths' Please, Please, Please..." with Johnny Marr

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Brief article highlighting the end of the tour.
Make of the cover what you will.

Daily Express - Mike Joyce: "People thought The Smiths were miserable... but we had a blast" (October 7, 2022)

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