Johnny Marr on releasing an autobiography: 'It's going to happen'

Guitarist to follow former Smiths' bandmate Morrissey by releasing his own memoirs

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Johnny Marr has revealed that he is planning on releasing an autobiography in the "next couple of years".

The guitarist's former Smiths' bandmate Morrissey published his autobiography earlier this year and the book has subsequently gone onto be a huge success. The Penguin published memoir sold just under 35,000 copies in its first week of sale and has been tipped to become a Christmas bestseller according to high-street retailer Waterstones.

In an interview with Brooklyn Vegan, Marr was asked if he had any plans to release his own autobiography and the guitarist responded: "There is gonna be one, yeah. I've had so many offers and so many people advising me that my story is worth it, but I understand it's something that I have to do."

He went onto add: "I'll do it in the next couple of years. I'm into from the stance that I want it to be so thorough that I don't make a record or tour whilst I was doing it. It is gonna happen, and I've already made an agreement with a publisher for it, so I will get it done."

Last month, it was revealed that Marr is working with Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer on the score to The Amazing Spider Man 2. A tweet from Marc Webb, director of the eagerly anticipated comic book sequel, showed a picture of Marr with Williams and Zimmer as well as Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger. The tweet, which you can see below, confirmed that the four musicians are working on music for the film, which will be released in 2014.

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