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Johnny Marr

Today, guitar god Johnny Marr releases his 1st solo album, 25 years after the breakup of The Smiths.

Not that he hasn’t been busy in the interim playing with the likes of Electronic, Pretenders, The The, Paul McCartney, 7 Worlds Collide, Modest Mouse and the Cribs, just to name a few as well as being an in-demand session musician and songwriting collaborator.

The Messenger is the album and the title track.


The official start of the summer festival season kicked off again in the California desert this weekend past. Well over 100 bands performed at the Coachella Festival, but for the first time in concert history a number of scheduled bands could not make the journey due to the volcanic ash emanating from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. Bad Lieutenant, Talvin Singh, Delphic, Hypnotic Bass Ensemble The Cribs, Frightened Rabbit and Gary Numan all had to cancel. The latter two are featured here.

Frightened Rabbit-“Nothing Like You”
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Gary Numan-“Down in the Park (reworked by Curve)”
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