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  • Splendour 2015 Sideshow Details Here Friday Morning
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    Splendour 2015 Sideshow Details Here Friday Morning

    As they do every year, the frenzy that was the Splendour In The Grass ticket grab this morning was over in under an hour this morning with three day, single day tickets and camping tickets all being swiftly snapped up. Never fear though friends, the first round of Splendour sideshow announcements are heading our way

  • Johnny Marr Announces Rescheduled Australian Tour Dates
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    Johnny Marr Announces Rescheduled Australian Tour Dates

    Founding member and former guitarist for British indie icons The Smiths, Johnny Marr, has unveiled a round of new dates for his impending Australian tour, after the first ones were postponed due to an ongoing family illness. The tunesmith is now due to visit our shores in July to perform four intimate shows. But there’s

  • Johnny Marr Postpones 2015 Australian Tour
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    Johnny Marr Postpones 2015 Australian Tour

    Founding member of British icons The Smiths, Johnny Marr, has postponed his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand due to an ongoing family illness. “I’m really disappointed to not be able to play these shows,” Marr said in a statement. “The touring has been so enjoyable for me and the band and the audiences

  • Johnny Marr 2015 Australian Tour Announced
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    Johnny Marr 2015 Australian Tour Announced

    Johnny Marr, founding member of British icons The Smiths, has announced an Australian summer tour in 2015 in support of his second solo album Playland. After appearances at Falls Festival and sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year, Marr will also play Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane on this trip, his first time playing

  • Musicians Petition To Keep Guitars In British Prisons
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    Musicians Petition To Keep Guitars In British Prisons

    A group of musicians including Billy Bragg, the Smiths‘ Johnny Marr, Pink Floyd‘s Dave Gilmour, Seasick Steve and Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway have signed a petition contesting the banning of steel-string guitars in British prisons. In an open letter published by The Guardian, the 12 signatories urge the minister for justice, Chris Grayling,

  • Falls Festival 2014 – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay
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    Falls Festival 2014 – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay

    The pop-up tent city on the vast flats surrounding the North Byron Parklands was already well populated as the sun began to rise on the first day of 2014. In the days that followed, Falls Festival’s inaugural leg in Byron Bay would be a blur of brilliant musicianship, enchanting art installations and eccentric sideshows all

  • Johnny Marr Slams Haim For Getting Friendly With British PM
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    Johnny Marr Slams Haim For Getting Friendly With British PM

    Former Smiths guitarist and now living indie icon Johnny Marr has slammed sisterly trio Haim for what he saw as their recent grovelling to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, during an appearance on the BBC‘s Andrew Marr Show, where they played their hit, The Wire, from their debut album. “It’s really simple,” said Marr in

  • Johnny Marr Autobiography Is In The Works
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    Johnny Marr Autobiography Is In The Works

    Former guitarist of The Smiths, Modest Mouse, and now solo artist Johnny Marr has revealed that an autobiography detailing the UK guitar legend’s life is in the works. The news comes less than a month after the release of Smiths frontman Morrissey‘s aptly-titled memoir, Autobiography. “I’ve had so many offers and so many people advising

  • Lollapalooza 2014 Chile And Argentina Lineups Announced
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    Lollapalooza 2014 Chile And Argentina Lineups Announced

    The lineups for Lollapalooza 2014‘s Chile and Argentina events have been unveiled, bringing the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Pixies and many more to South American audiences, with some Antipodean names thrown in for good measure. Lollapalooza Chile will take place at Parque O’Higgins in Santiago from 29th-30th March, with

  • Johnny Marr Adds Sideshows To Australian Visit
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    Johnny Marr Adds Sideshows To Australian Visit

    Legendary and obscenely prolific guitarist Johnny Marr has added two sideshows to his upcoming Australian trip, during which he’ll play dates at both Falls Festival and Southbound. The ex-Smith has now added dates in Sydney and Melbourne to his schedule. The announcement follows Marr’s addition to the Falls and Southbound bills after their respective second-round

  • Southbound 2014 Lineup Expands With 10 New Names
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    Southbound 2014 Lineup Expands With 10 New Names

    If you were already exploding with excitement over the previous lineup announced for WA’s Southbound 2014, well, hold onto your hats because the ride isn’t over. Today organisers have revealed another list of artists that will be making the journey westward following NYE. It’s difficult to see which of the below acts are technically spearheading

  • Johnny Marr – Upstarts

    Johnny Marr – Upstarts

    The return of the legendary Johnny Marr continues, as the new video for his forthcoming single Upstarts has been unveiled. The single is the first from Marr’s highly-anticipated solo debut The Messenger which is due out 26th February. The release of The Messenger marks a significant milestone in Marr’s distinguished career. First known for his

  • Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr To Release Solo Album ‘The Messenger’
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    Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr To Release Solo Album ‘The Messenger’

    Iconic English guitarist Johnny Marr, best known for playing in The Smiths as well as popping up in lineups amongst other well-known indie groups such as Modest Mouse and The Cribs, is finally ready to release his own debut solo album, which he will title The Messenger. Speaking with The Sun, he reveals that the

  • Massive Smiths Box Set On The Way
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    Massive Smiths Box Set On The Way

    2011 is, it appears, the year of the enormous, very expensive box set. Rufus Wainwright and Bjork are others to explore this avenue, and now the Smiths are to release a huge package that takes in pretty much everything the Manchester band ever did. Pitchfork reports that The Smiths Complete – Deluxe Collectors Box Set,

  • Johnny Marr Writes Film Score, TV Theme
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    Johnny Marr Writes Film Score, TV Theme

    Always one to dip his finger into multiple musical pies, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr‘s latest passion project is scoring more films. Marr, of course, had a crucial hand in the soundtrack to Inception.

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