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Johnny Marr and the Healers

14 years ago by Jason Heller
Whoever voted Johnny Marr one of the "Top Ten Guitar Heroes of All Time" must be a total idiot. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page...sure, it's easy to see why, in 2001, they were chosen by the BBC to head such a list. But Johnny Marr? Guitar hero? Where are...
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Johnny Marr on the importance of developing his personal style

3 years ago by Tom Murphy
Johnny Marr is best known as the Smiths' influential and inventive guitarist. Since the band's split in 1987, Marr has kept himself busy playing with some of the more high-profile acts of the modern era, like Modest Mouse. Marr's clean playing style and simple yet intricate melodies have made him...
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Johnny Marr at the Gothic Theatre, 4/21/13

3 years ago by Tom Murphy
JOHNNY MARR @ GOTHIC THEATRE |4/21/12 The moment everybody seemed to be waiting for during Johnny Marr's set last night came at the end, when the iconic echoing guitar part rippled through the air, signaling the beginning of "How Soon Is Now?" There was just something about the vividness, the...
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Johnny Marr on how he created the sound for "How Soon Is Now?" without effects pedals

3 years ago by Tom Murphy
Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in the Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter-century. Since leaving the Smiths, Marr hasn't...
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New shows: Fall Out Boy, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr and more

A bunch of great shows announced this week: Fresh off a string of well-received comeback shows, Fall Out Boy is back with a new record and a tour that will hit Denver in June. Vampire Weekend is due at Red Rocks with Of Monsters and Men, while fun. has announced...
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Joe Plummer of Mister Heavenly on "doom-wop," Michael Cera and Johnny Marr

5 years ago by Tom Murphy
Mister Heavenly (due tonight at the hi-dive with WATERS and ManCub) came together when Ryan Kattner approached his friends Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse and Nick Thorburn of Islands with some songs he'd been working on in a kind of doo wop style and asked if they'd like to help...
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Converge's Nate Newton on Being a Fan, a Dad and Always on the Road

26 days ago by Oakland L. Childers
It’s easy to forget sometimes that the people who play music are also usually big fans of other bands. Converge bassist Nate Newton isn’t afraid to wear his adoration on his sleeve. He’s a big fan of the Smiths and doesn’t hesitate to say that he’ll fly halfway around the...
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Andy Rourke of the Smiths: "I hate it when people say, 'Oh, you're a DJ now'"

3 years ago by Tom Murphy
Andy Rourke (due at Lipgloss this Friday, January 24, at Beauty Bar) came to the attention of the world as the gifted bass player of the Smiths. Alongside drummer Mike Joyce, Rourke, with his eclectic and creative style, provided a subtle but unmistakable backbone to Johnny Marr's inspired jangle and...
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Ten acts that clearly worship the Smiths

3 years ago by Jesse Livingston
Few bands in history have cast a longer shadow than the Smiths. They've inspired countless imitators and spiritual successors since calling it quits in 1987. While skinny indie kids moaning about the hardships of life are a dime a dozen, tracking down the successful artists influenced by Morrissey and Marr's...

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