Other Ex-Smiths

Other Ex-Smiths

Mike Joyce is running a competition to win a slipmat or bag:

The items have made it in to record shops too (availability unknown):



A general discussion point, but could well go in collector's corner too - looks like there's a quantity of items to collect alongside the box set.
Several IG posts would imply the items will be given away with the set - let's hope so.

(source: Joyce & various Instagrams).
New long interview with Johnny - plenty of interesting Smiths/Morrissey content:

Posted by Ossie:

Interview was recorded in November 2016 to promote Johnny's autobiography.
Stories From the Seat - HOME

Date & Time
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 19.30

BBC’s Mark Radcliffe hosts an evening with drummer Pete Marshall (Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott) and Manchester greats Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order) as they play and discuss their individual approaches to drumming and their contributions to some of Manchester’s best-known songs.

Should be enjoyable in a train wreck sort of way...
The Smiths' drummer opens up ahead of Wolverhampton date - Express & Star
By Tom Oakley


Two years on after splitting up, they returned without guitarist Johnny Marr for what would be an unofficial Smiths farewell gig – and Moz’s first solo show.

With Craig Gannon (known as the fifth Smith) filling in on guitar, entry to the night was free to fans wearing a Smiths shirt and only half of those who travelled actually made it inside the venue.

“Me and Morrissey had discussed a concert but decided it shouldn’t be a Smiths one because Johnny wasn't there. So we decided to play his solo stuff and there were Smiths songs we’d never played live before, said Joyce.

“It was a one-off gig and free to get in with a Smiths shirt on but it was chaos. Maybe not on the level of Beatlemania but I found it quite disconcerting. I didn’t really embrace it.

“It was so chaotic...
Hundreds of thousands of people in the North West suffer from tinnitus - ITV News

Mike Joyce appeared at Salford Lads Club on Sunday 23rd July, supporting Inspiral Carpets' 'Tea For Tinnitus'' following drummer Craig Gill's sad death late last year.
Craig - who also ran the Manchester Music Tours - had suffered with tinnitus for 20 years - a condition that Mike has.

Click on the link and there are two news reports from the event, Mike features in the top one.

Jukebox ''Come On City'' Jury :thumb:

Related item:
The Smiths: My Story – An Evening with Mike Joyce - Light House

A rare chance to hear the story of Mike Joyce, drummer of legendary band The Smiths, on his first visit to Light House.

After the audience event with Mike live in cinema one, we will have an after show party featuring Mike as a guest DJ, with local comedian / Smiths DJ Andrew McBurney.

Event Timings
Lock Works bar open all day pre-event.

8.30 – 9.30pm
Mike Joyce – his story, live in Cinema One.

9.30pm – late
After show party featuring DJ spot from Mike Joyce plus Andrew McBurney’s Smiths Disco

Late bar in Lock Works.

Do you have a question for Mike? Submit it to [email protected] and we’ll send the best through to him.

We can’t wait to welcome Mike and a...

Mike's commentary: "This happened today in Altrincham on the 31st anniversary of the release of The Queen is Dead."

Original FB link, for those that can see it: