Half of The Smiths reunite for a song

Two of The Smiths reunited to play, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ at a show in Brooklyn. Johnny Marr invited Andy Rourke onto the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and told the crowd: “When I was 15, I formed one of the first bands with my best friends. He was at that … [Read the full story]

The Smiths won’t be getting back together…yet

JOHNNY MARR seems to have ended hopes that he and Morrissey will re-form The Smiths this year – by starting work on a solo album. The axeman has worked with The Cribs and Modest Mouse in recent years but has only ever had one proper solo release, 2003’s Boomslang. A source said: “The chances of … [Read the full story]

The Smiths love Slow Moving Millie cover

Slow Moving Millie has revealed that members of The Smiths have been very positive about her cover of ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’, which is the soundtrack to a TV ad campaign this Christmas. The singer – real name Amelia Warner – revealed that Morrissey has said her version is “delightful”, while … [Read the full story]

Arctic Monkeys album is influenced by The Smiths

Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner has revealed that there is a strong influence from The Smiths on the band’s latest album ‘Suck It And See’. Turner said that though he wasn’t consciously attempting to channel The Smiths while writing ‘Suck It And See’, he didn’t mind if people compared his band’s new record to the Manchester … [Read the full story]

Noel Gallagher owes Johnny Marr a fortune

Johnny Marr has revealed that Noel Gallagher owes him a fortune in rent. The Smiths former axeman said the ex Oasis chief stayed at his home rent free during the ’90s. But the guitarist said he couldn’t face charging his friend rent and taking on landlord duties. He said, “I had a place in London … [Read the full story]

Noel Gallagher’s lost without his little brother

Noel Gallagher has apologised to his brother Liam after claims that Oasis pulled out of V Festival in 2009 because the younger sibling had a hangover. Liam was considering legal action because the comments were “way beyond rock’n’roll banter and questioned my professionalism.” However, Noel admitted in a webchat earlier this week, “For the record, it … [Read the full story]

Johnny Marr still knocking out tunes

Guitar hero Johnny Marr of the legendary 80’s band, The Smiths, was 47 last month. Born John Martin Maher to Irish parents in Manchester co-founded The Smiths with singer Morrissey in 1982. Aas Smiths co-writer, Marr has penned classics such as, ‘There is a light that never goes out’, ‘This Charming Man’ and ‘Big Mouth … [Read the full story]

Wallace McTavish talks about…The Gorillaz

Well, the Gorillaz are coming to Australia. Damon’s come a long way from his Blur “Baggydom” days of playing at places such as The Bull & Gate in Kentish Town, The Cricketers in Kennington and The George Robey in Seven Sisters. I first saw Seymour (they bacame Blur about 6 months later) in December of … [Read the full story]