Johnny Marr

  1. Hans Zimmer Adds Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Mike Einziger to 'Spider-Man' Team

    October 31, 2013 2:48 PM EDT Hans Zimmer has again partnered with guitarists Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Michael Einziger to score “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Pharrell Williams will also work on the score of the Sony Pictures film that will be released May 2. Zim ...

  2. Isle of Man Music Festival Cancelled Amid Weak Ticket Sales

    June 26, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Despite the lure of crowd-pleasers Primal Scream, Paloma Faith and Johnny Marr, organizers of the inaugural Isle of Man festival have canceled the event amid disappointing ticket sales. The festival on the small island located just off the west ...

  3. U.K. PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla Calls For Stronger Gov't Support, British Prime Minister David Cameron Chimes In

    June 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT The pertinent issue of stronger government support for the music and creative industries was addressed from two opposing viewpoints in London on Wednesday (June 5). Speaking at the annual general meeting of U.K. licensing body PPL, which took pl ...

  4. Record Store Day Q&A With Graham Jones of 'Last Shop Standing'

    April 18, 2013 10:02 AM EDT Record Store Day has made “Last Shop Standing” -- a new documentary on U.K. record shops -- the official film of this year’s edition of its annual event. “Last Shop Standing,” released in the U.K. last year and coming out April 20 on DVD, has ...

  5. U.K. Musicians Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker, Neil Tennant Seek Release of Russia's Pussy Riot

    August 02, 2012 8:53 AM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Some of Britain's leading musicians have published a letter calling for Russian officials to release a punk band that has been jailed following a protest in Moscow's main cathedral. The Who's Pete Townshend, former Pu ...

  6. Warner U.K. Launches New Artist & Label Services Division Headed by Dan Chalmers

    June 14, 2012 1:44 PM EDT Warner Music U.K. is expanding its label offerings with the launch of a new Artists and Label Services division. Effective immediately, Warner Music Artist and Label Services will be headed by London-based Dan Chalmers, managing director of Rhino ...

  7. Backbeat: Johnny Marr, Best Coast Rock Ray Ban Party

    October 17, 2011 12:07 PM EDT Last Thursday, Ray Ban hosted a party at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side to celebrate its "Raw Sounds" project. The event featured performances by Johnny Marr and the Healers , Best Coast , Mona , and Au Revoir Simon ...

  8. Bert Jansch, British Folk Legend, Dies at 67

    October 05, 2011 11:46 AM EDT He was quiet, modest, uncomfortable in the spotlight - not looking for No. 1 hits or commercial ditties. But when Bert Jansch picked up an acoustic guitar, people listened, often spellbound by his subtle innovation and mastery. Jansch, who died of ...

  9. Johnny Marr, Ex Smiths Guitarist, Talks Film and TV Scores, Solo Plans

    May 17, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Johnny Marr, the former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, expects to start a world tour in October beginning with a show in New York. Currently working on two albums and scoring the second season of David Cross's British TV series, "The I ...

  10. Johnny Marr, Former Smiths Guitarist and 'Inception' Collaborator, Planning Two Solo Albums

    February 28, 2011 4:25 PM EST Johnny Marr onstage in London, 2009 (Photo: Redferns) Johnny Marr, former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths, is planning a return to frontman status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr told Billboard that he plans to re ...

  11. UMPG Re-Signs Johnny Marr

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has confirmed the re-signing of Johnny Marr to a long-term, global publishing agreement, covering all the songs co-written for the Smiths. The Smiths' four studio albums, singles and other album-length release ...

  12. Modest Mouse Returning To The Road

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Modest Mouse is returning to the road next month for a 12-date U.S. tour, beginning Feb. 22 in Oakland, Calif. The trek concludes March 8 at the Langerado Festival in Miami. Former Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild will join Modest Mouse on stage ...

  13. Marr Signs To Chrysalis Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST British independent firm Chrysalis Music has signed Johnny Marr to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement, unveiled today, covers all future works and a wealth of earlier material, including efforts with Crowded House and Modest Mouse, his col ...