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Johnny Marr Steps Into the Spotlight with “The Messenger”

New Voodoo Records (2013)

Guitarist Johnny Marr’s career pathway doesn’t read much like the conventional step-by-step guide to musical success. It goes something like this: Be the lead guitarist for an iconic alt-rock band. Spend the next two-and-a-half decades in relative obscurity as a hired gun for other bands. Release your first solo album by age 50. Reading Marr’s resume, it would be easy to assume that his heyday as lead guitarist for The […]


Rock Rewind: The Smiths “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”

Given that Morrissey’s physical ailments have caused him to be in the news lately (he’s getting better, by the way), I thought it was a good excuse for this week’s Rewind to pull out a gem from Morrissey’s early days as lead vocalist for UK alt-rockers The Smiths. The Smiths are one of those acts who saw limited commercial success during their run, but who have garnered a loyal cult […]