The Smiths members release documentary

It features Kaiser Chiefs and New Order

The SmithsAndy Rourke and Mike Joyce have contributed extensively to the first-ever official documentary about the legendary Manchester band.

‘Inside The Smiths’ is due out on DVD on July 16, and examines The Smiths from the perspectives of their bassist and drummer.

The film also includes appearances by Kaiser ChiefsRicky Wilson and Nick Hodgson, New Order‘s Peter Hook, BuzzcocksPete Shelley, and Mark E Smith of The Fall, who offer their own insights on the band.

It was directed and produced by Stephen Petricco, a friend of Rourke and Joyce‘s.

To launch the DVD, two screenings will be held in England this summer featuring Q&A sessions with Joyce and Rourke. The screenings will be held at:

Manchester TV21 Thomas Street (July 15)

London FOPP Tottenham Court Road (18)

Meanwhile, The Smiths former frontman Morrissey continues his solo US tour, and guitarist Johnny Marr is touring with his new band, Modest Mouse.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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