Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr Clearly Still Hasn't Forgiven David Cameron For Being A Smiths Fan

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Marr still hasn’t forgiven David Cameron, it seems, for his attempt to ingratiate himself with the indie-kids by saying The Smiths were his f...

#PigGate: Listen To Parody Band 'The Iain Duncan Smiths' Play 'Pig Mouth Strikes Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics

Spoof band The Iain Duncan Smiths have recorded a version of a Smiths classic poking fun at David Cameron's alleged entanglement with a pig. Pig Mo...

Exclusive: Parody Smiths Band Trolling Iain Duncan Smith Over His Fake DWP Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics

Spoof band The Iain Duncan Smiths has recorded a version of a Smiths classic satirising the Government controversy over faked benefits claimant testim...

This Is A Gag That Never Goes Out. The Smiths-IDS Mashup

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

They were looking for a job, and then they found a job. And heaven knows they’re miserable now. A new spoof band called The Iain Duncan Smiths ha...

Who Were The Big Winners At The Ivor Novello Awards?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

London Grammar and Tom Odell were honoured for their songwriting at the Ivor Novello Awards yesterday, alongside disco pioneer Nile Rodgers. London...

Live Review - Jake Bugg at The Royal Albert Hall

Carly Wilford | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Starting off his set acoustically sat down with the first in a relay of guitars that seamlessly appear throughout the evening. He mixes up tracks from his self titled debut album with more recently Rick Rubin produced 'Shangri La'.

New Order at Jodrell Bank - Transmission Accomplished

Collette Walsh | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Collette Walsh

Sunday was one of those perfect days - the sun shone all day, Murray finally won Wimbledon... and New Order played quite possibly one of their best gigs ever.

Documentary Charts History of UK Indie Record Shops

Michael Sigman | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Twenty years ago, the UK boasted a thriving record-store culture, with over 2200 indie shops and as many as three on a single block in a single small village.

Johnny Marr Speaks Out On Margaret Thatcher | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Marr has spoken out about Margaret Thatcher. Like many other musicians, he has made his feelings about the late Prime Minister clear. "...

PICS: The Smiths Albums Reimagined As Vintage Books

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK Comedy, we love nothing more than witty photographs (except for cat videos, possibly). So imagine our delight when we found th...

'We Are Not His Kind Of People' - Johnny Marr Still Doesn't Want Cameron's Praise

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Johnny Marr does not seem to have forgiven David Cameron for his love of The Smiths. The guitarist said the Prime Minister's claims to like the ban...

'A Whole Lotta... Wrong?' - The Troubled Relationship Between Music And Politics

James Wallace | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
James Wallace

For some reason music and politics, or more specifically politicians and music, just do not seem to fit, but not through want of trying.

Sarah Dean

MUSIC BOX: The Power Of John Lewis Sees Number One Single | Sarah Dean | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

CHART TOPPPERS The song from John Lewis's Christmas television advert has shot to the top of the singles charts. Gabrielle Aplin's dreamy take o...

You Might Be Able to Play the Viola, the Tuba and the Concertina, but I Can Play the iPad

Matthew Phillips | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Phillips

Imagine teaching Jackson Pollock how to correctly apply a paintbrush, or reprimanding Keats and Nabokov for their abominable spelling. Likewise, it probably wouldn't have harmed Lou Reed to have learnt how to properly pluck a guitar. Remember, art is not always about godlike displays of virtuosity.

Music Stars Arrive For Q Awards 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Q Awards 2012 is underway in Central London with the global cream of the music world all hoping for a shiny new gong. Florence + the Machine's...

Morrissey and Marr, The Severed Alliance: A Potentially Great Biopic?

Daley James Francis | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Daley James Francis

Johnny Rogan's 1992 biography of The Smiths' leading duo and subsequent fall out is a big seller and the definitive take on one of the 80's best loved and most missed bands, at least until Johnny Marr and/or Morrissey release definitive autobiographies. It also has the potential to make a great biopic.

Classic OST: Inception (2010)

Daley James Francis | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Daley James Francis

A simple mathematical equation: Hans Zimmer + Christopher Nolan = Epic. Two legends of their fields at the absolute peak of their powers, when Zimmer and Nolan are working together you can guarantee the OST of the year.

Jarvis Cocker And Johnny Marr Urge Putin To Release Pussy Riot

Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Music stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, The Smiths' Johnny Marr and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos have called for the release of Russian ...

Johnny Marr Finds ANOTHER Charismatic Eighties Musical Partner

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Marr is teaming up with a charismatic frontman on stage this weekend. Intelligent, lyrical, poetic, complicated, big in the eighties... cou...

The Smiths Reunion Not Happening

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Smiths fans will be disappointed after Johnny Marr denied the band will be reforming. The rumour mill has been pumping pretty hard today amidst...

One Generation on From Cobain and Nirvana

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Mark Hillary

Guitar amplifier legend Jim Marshall died today. And today also marks the 18th anniversary of the death of one of his best-known customers, Nirvana fr...

LISTEN: The Smiths' 'This Charming Man' Covered Using 'Super Mario Bros.' Sounds

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Super Mario Bros. fans, rejoice! Smiths fans, throw your hands into the air! For today you can listen to 'Super Morrissey Bros.', SoundClouder lazyiti...

Johnny Marr: I'll Re-Form The Smiths If David Cameron Quits

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Guitarist Johnny Marr has promised to re-form The Smiths if the coalition government quits office. Speaking to music magazine NME, Marr said he and...