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Johnny Marr on whether or not he feels any ‘loyalty’ to Morrissey

Johnny Marr has said that he and former Smiths bandmate Morrissey "were always different", and stressed that he rarely thinks about his words and actions. The first listen: A track-by-track guide to Johnny Marr's new album 'Call The Comet' Morrissey has courted much controversy in recent months. Earlier this year, he made headlines when he discussed accusations of racism and alleged connections between...

Johnny Marr on whether Morrissey will tarnish the legacy of The Smiths

Johnny Marr has revealed whether he's worried that the legacy of The Smiths could be tainted in the wake of Morrissey's increasing support for right-wing causes. In April this year, the former Smiths frontman gave a wide-ranging interview in which he hit out at the "loony left" and London mayor Sadiq Khan. “As far as racism goes, the modern Loony Left...

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce quizzed on accusations of racism against Morrissey

Mike Joyce and Morrissey in The Smiths
Former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce faced awkward questioning regarding accusations of racism levelled against ex-bandmate Morrissey in a new interview (and played a game called 'Is Morrissey Racist?'). Watch the interview below. Last week, Morrissey made headlines in a divisive interview in which he discussed accusations of racism and alleged connections between Halal meat and ISIS. He also referred to Hitler as ‘left...

There’s been a huge demand for ‘Shut up, Morrissey’ merchandise since that interview…

Morrissey live in 2004
Following the reaction to a recent controversial interview by Morrissey, hundreds rushed online to purchase merchandise urging him to shut up. This week, the former Smiths turned solo star made headlines in a divisive interview in which he discussed accusations of racism, referred to Hitler as ‘left wing’ and said that London Mayor Sadiq Khan “can not talk properly“. So strong was...

Morrissey on why he can no longer listen to The Smiths

Morrissey, then and now
Morrissey has said that he no longer listens to The Smiths, as "his pride lies" with the bulk of his work as a solo artist. Speaking on his own new website Morrissey Central (during a controversial interview in which we also discussed accusations of racism, referred to Hitler as 'left wing' and said that London Mayor Sadiq Khan "can not...

A$AP Rocky wants to work with Morrissey

A$AP Rocky Morrissey
A$AP Rocky has said he wants to work with Morrissey. The rapper has collaborated with some unexpected names in the past, including Rod Stewart who featured on his song 'Everyday'. Now, in a new interview, Rocky has expressed a desire to "fuck with" The Smiths frontman. Appearing on Open Late, the star said: "I might have to fuck with...

The first listen: A track-by-track guide to Johnny Marr’s new album, ‘Call The Comet’

Johnny Marr, 2018
Dreaming of a better tomorrow, rather than obsessing over the past - that's been what has kept Johnny Marr alive and forever relevant in his life after The Smiths. That spirit is in-built into the manifesto of the guitar legend's upcoming third solo album, 'Call The Comet'; to the degree where his restless creative impulses can't even exist within...

Johnny Marr announces new album ‘Call The Comet’ and album launch shows – watch the exclusive trailer

Johnny Marr announces details of his new album 'Call The Comet'
Johnny Marr has announced details of his new album 'Call The Comet' along with details of live shows. See the exclusive trailer on NME first below along with new single 'The Tracers'. Read more: The exclusive first track-by-track guide to Johnny Marr's 'Call The Comet' Following on from his acclaimed solo records with 'The Messenger' and 'Playland', the former Smiths...

There’s a song on Johnny Marr’s new album that he says sounds like a Smiths’ classic

Johnny Marr, live
Johnny Marr has revealed that there's a song on his upcoming new album that reminds him of The Smiths' classic 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' - crossed with Patti Smith. Speaking in the new issue of Uncut Magazine, the guitar legend revealed all about his upcoming third album 'Call The Comet' when he opened about the sound...

The Smiths and Bring Me The Horizon fans are the “most neurotic”, study finds

A recent study looked at links between personality traits and tastes in music, finding fans of The Smiths and Bring Me The Horizon to be among the "most neurotic". A 2015 study, conducted by Stanford University and Cambridge University's Psychometrics Centre, looked at the interests of Facebook users, via pages they had "liked", and answers from a 100-question quiz app called myPersonality, which scored a...