The Smiths

Friday Vote: Who’d Be In Your Dream British Supergroup?

Noel Gallagher, when asked about Mick Jagger’s latest venture SuperHeavy, the supergroup he formed with Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, AR Rahman and Damian Marley, said this: “I’d love to do a supergroup as long as it ...

News Roundup: James Buckley is a Gentleman ‘Inbetweener,’ Helen Mirren Eyes Broadway, and Why No Carey Mulligan in ‘One Day’?

• Last night saw the London premiere of the Inbetweeners movie, and while we’d love to tell you it was one long litany of embarrassing events, unfortunate bodily fluids, and constant swearing, the main story of the night appears to ...

Five Innovative British Bass Players

So, we’ve done the gentleman singer, the inventive guitar player, the stick-twiddling drummer, but our great British band cannot be complete without the guy (or girl) who glues the whole thing together. It’s fine for the ...

A Covers Tribute: The Smiths’ ‘Queen Is Dead’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this month, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce issued The Smiths‘ landmark LP, The Queen Is Dead. And to many faithful fans, the 10-song collection is the band’s finest hour; a sonically ...

Five Great Inventive British Guitar Heroes

Before we start: I just wanted to say that yes, there have been far more than five astonishing British guitarists in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. And we could argue all day about who they are, and whether Jimi Hendrix could ...

Johnny Marr to Prep New Solo Material

Having spent the last few years working with the likes of Modest Mouse and The Cribs, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will soon get back to his own stuff.

Music Roundup: Adele Bests the Beatles

While the rest of the world has been enjoying it for nearly a month, Adele finally brings her long-awaited second album, 21, to U.S. shores today.

Smiths Legend Johnny Marr to Pen Autobiography?

According to The Daily Telegraph, former Smiths axeman Johnny Marr is mulling over the idea of writing a memoir. Marr recently revealed via Twitter that he’s been “offered book deal” and it’s “a serious ...

Kirsty MacColl Remembered 10 Years Later

U2 frontman Bono called her “the Noël Coward of her generation.” And even if you don’t know her name, you’ve heard her winsome British voice in songs from The Smiths, Morrissey, Talking Heads, and most notably, ...

The House of Commons Pokes Fun at David Cameron’s Smiths ‘Ban’

Since taking office earlier this year, British Prime Minister David Cameron can’t catch a break for professing his love for the UK’s beloved indie rock outfit, The Smiths.