The Cribs and Johnny Marr bring a Smiths classic to the Shockwaves NME Awards

The guitar legend joins the Wakefield boys at the IndigO2

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr joined up with The Cribs at the Shockwaves NME Awards this evening (February 28) to perform two songs.

The indie supergroup ran through The Cribs‘I’m A Realist’, before covering The Smiths‘Panic’ to massive cheers from the IndigO2 venue.

Marr and The Cribs have frequently performed together on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, which has been taking place over the last month, and have reportedly written a number of songs together.

The guitarist has typically joined the Yorkshire trio for the last section of their set at the recent gigs, as he is due to tonight (February 28) when The Cribs open the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 Big Gig at London’s O2.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.