Johnny Marr, the former guitarist of the Smiths, Modest Mouse and the Cribs, has announced a new solo album, Playland. The album, which is set for an October 7 release via Warner Music Group, is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.
I maintain it’s my absolute prerogative to wear whatever hairstyle goes with my guitar at any point in my life. It amazes me when people make a big deal about people changing their hair. Surely that’s one of the bonuses of being in a band. When I was a kid, David Bowie was big, so that’s where it started for me.
Ah, how young and innocent we all were when Fender introduced its first signature model — the Eric Clapton Stratocaster — in 1988. Of course, Chet Atkins' signature appeared on several Gretsch models (the Tennessean, for example) long before then, and let's not forget that Les Paul -- the name that appears on millions of headstocks — was actually a person.
Johnny Marr, the former Smiths, Cribs and Modest Mouse guitarist, has posted a new music video for "Upstarts," a track off his upcoming solo album, The Messenger. The album, which will mark Marr's solo debut, will be released February 26 by Sire/ADA.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the new Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar Signature Model, a guitar that reviewer Chris Gill calls "the best Jaguar that the company has ever produced."
The Cribs aren’t your typical British guitar punks. That may be due to the fact that guitarist and bassist, Ryan and Gary Jarman, have known each other since, well, the crib. The twins form two-thirds of one of the UK’s most popular indie acts (They’re joined by younger brother Ross behind the drums), whose fifth album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, comes out May 15 via Wichita Recordings.