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Blondie Announce New Album Featuring Blood Orange, Charli XCX, and Johnny Marr, Share “Fun”

Pollinator Due Out May 5 via BMG, Also Features Sia, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and others

Feb 01, 2017

Blondie have announced a new album, Pollinator, and shared its first single "Fun." Pollinator is due out May 5 via BMG. The album features a slew of special guests, including Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, Sia, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, and others.  More

Watch The Last Shadow Puppets Cover The Smiths with Johnny Marr

Plus They Covered The Fall and Recently Improvised a Song About Tame Impala

Jul 11, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets (the duo of Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner) released their long-awaited sophomore album, Everything You've Come to Expect, back in April via Domino. Last night at their show in Manchester they covered The Smiths' "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" with The Smiths' own Johnny Marr on guitar.  More

Listen: Johnny Marr - “Exit Connection” (B-side to “Candidate”)

Playland Out Now on Warner Music Group, "Candidate" Single Out Today

Jun 29, 2015

Johnny Marr's Playland came out last year, but the former Smiths guitarist is releasing another single from it today, "Candidate," and now he's shared the B-side, "Exit Connection." More

Watch: Johnny Marr - “Candidate” Video

Playland Out Now on Warner Music Group

Jun 17, 2015

Johnny Marr's Playland came out last year, but the former Smiths guitarist is now getting around to releasing a video for one of its cuts, "Candidate." More

Listen: Johnny Marr - “I Feel You” (Depeche Mode Cover)

To Be Released as 7'' on Record Store Day

Mar 10, 2015

On the road supporting his latest solo LP PlaylandJohnny Marr has been occasionally fitting in a cover of Depeche Mode's 1993 track "I Feel You" into his sets. More

Listen: Johnny Marr – “Struck”

Playland is Out Now on Warner Music Group

Jan 14, 2015

Last year, Johnny Marr released is sophomore solo album Playland More

Dec 04, 2014

Last night, Johnny Marr’s Playland tour rolled into Edmonton, Canada.  More

Dec 02, 2014

Johnny Marr has premiered a brand new music video featuring "Dynamo," the latest single off his sophomore solo album PlaylandMore

Watch: Johnny Marr on “Fallon”

Playland is Out Now on Warner Music Group

Nov 12, 2014

Last Night Johnny Marr graced Jimmy Fallon with his guitar god presence.  More

Listen: Johnny Marr – “The Trap”

Playland is out Oct 7 on Warner Music Group

Sep 18, 2014

Johnny Marr’s forthcoming album Playland is the ex-Smiths member's second solo album ever. More

Johnny Marr Announces Tour Dates

New Album Playland Out Oct. 6

Sep 08, 2014

Due to release his sophomore solo album Playland next month on Oct. 7 former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced plans for an extensive tour this fall. More

Watch: Johnny Marr – “Easy Money” Video

Playland Is Out October 7 on Warner Music Group

Aug 15, 2014

On October 7, Johnny Marr will follow up The Messenger with his sophomore album PlaylandMore

Jul 22, 2014

After releasing his debut solo album, The Messenger, just last year, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced the forthcoming arrival of his sophomore follow-up, Playland. More

Watch: Johnny Marr on “Conan”

Performs "The Right Thing Right"

Nov 06, 2013

On the road supporting his debut solo album The Messenger, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr stopped by the set of Conan last night to serve as the evening's musical guest.  More

Jul 16, 2013

Releasing his debut solo album The Messenger earlier this year, Johnny Marr has shared a new not featured on the album titled "The It-Switch." More

May 06, 2013

Johnny Marr is one of the few living players who might be referred to as a "guitar hero" with a genuine nod of reverence. During his five years with The Smiths in the '80s, through which he drew acclaim early on as a remarkably imaginative guitarist, his love for collaboration and self-development drove him to work on outside projects. Over the years, Marr stayed busy with The Pretenders, Electronic, The The, and more recently as a member of Modest Mouse and The Cribs. And while the association with his earlier band will always be of interest, peers seek him out for the unique sparks and colors he might bring to their sound. Marr's a gifted musician who may always wear a mantle of celebrity but won't be defined by it. More

Watch: Johnny Marr on Jimmy Fallon

“The Messenger”/ “How Soon is Now”

May 02, 2013

Last night, Johnny Marr stopped by Jimmy Fallon to perform the title track of his solo full-length The Messenger. More

Apr 21, 2013

April 19 marked the second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

Feb 18, 2013

On Feb. 26 former member of The Smiths Johnny Marr will release his debut solo album The MessengerMore

Dec 04, 2012

On February 26, Johnny Marr will release his solo debut The MessengerMore

Nov 13, 2012

A few weeks back former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr dropped a bombshell that he would be releasing his debut solo LP early next year. More

Oct 31, 2012

Today is ex-Smiths member Johnny Marr's birthday. What better way to celebrate than by gearing up for his forthcoming debut solo album? More


Interviews

Track-by-Track: Johnny Marr on “Playland”

The Former Smiths Guitarist on Each Song on His Second Solo Album

Nov 17, 2014

It is after midnight and Johnny Marr has come off the stage at De La Warr in Bexhill, U.K. This is the third date of the legendary guitarist's tour in support of his second solo album, Playland, the rapid follow-up to 2013'sThe Messenger. More

Johnny Marr

Home Is Where You Plug In

May 06, 2013

Johnny Marr is one of the few living players who might be referred to as a "guitar hero" with a genuine nod of reverence. During his five years with The Smiths in the '80s, through which he drew acclaim early on as a remarkably imaginative guitarist, his love for collaboration and self-development drove him to work on outside projects. Over the years, Marr stayed busy with The Pretenders, Electronic, The The, and more recently as a member of Modest Mouse and The Cribs. And while the association with his earlier band will always be of interest, peers seek him out for the unique sparks and colors he might bring to their sound. Marr's a gifted musician who may always wear a mantle of celebrity but won't be defined by it. More


Reviews

Playland

Playland

Warner Music Group

Oct 06, 2014

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

Coachella Day 1 Recap: Johnny Marr, Local Natives, Beach House, Purity Ring, and More

Apr 20, 2013

A smorgasbord of performances by the likes of IO EchoLord Huron,DāM-FunKPoliça  Johnny Marr  Local Natives  Beach House  Purity Ring and How to Destroy Angels awaited us. More