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Johnny Marr Says the Smiths’ ‘How Soon is Now?’ Could’ve Sounded Very Different

We may never know the answer to the question, 'How Soon is Now?,' but thanks to former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, we do know how close their classic single came to lacking its trademark riff.

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Morrissey Takes a Jab at Robin Williams + Curates a Ramones Compilation

This much we know: Morrissey enjoys Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, the Ramones and posting curmudgeonly rants online, but he doesn't seem all that fond of much else.

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Morrissey Wasn’t Really Dropped By His Record Label

Turns out Morrissey is only one of the least reliable sources for Morrissey news.

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Johnny Marr Premieres ‘Easy Money’ Video, Plays Smiths Songs at Soccer Event

Fans of legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr are getting a taste of his new solo material while about 5,000 lucky soccer fans were treated to a stroll through his past last night.

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Johnny Marr Invites Robyn Hitchcock Onstage for a Smiths Classic

At a concert in Portsmouth, England, over the weekend, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr invited Robyn Hitchcock onstage to lend a hand on the encore.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images

Pantera’s Phil Anselmo Covers the Smiths

You know it's a comedy event if Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo is singing a Smiths song.

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Rare Smiths Live Footage From 1988 Documents Morrissey’s ‘First Solo Show’ [Video]

If you’ve got 40 minutes and you love the Smiths, well, we’ve got something that will blow your mind. Rare footage of a gig that former frontman Morrissey played with the band in 1988 — after they’d split up and he’d embarked on a

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The Smiths Mull Marr-Less Existence – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

After guitarist Johnny Marr left the Smiths in 1986, remaining members Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce and Morrissey attempted to soldier on without him. They recruited Ivor Perry, formerly of the band Easterhouse, to take his place and set about recording a follow-up to 1987's 'Strangeways, Here We Come.' Perry is a fine player, and the four might have

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10 Best Smiths Lyrics

Very few bands of the past 30 years have had the impact of the Smiths. Part of their lasting influence stems from the band's timeless music -- particularly guitarist Johnny Marr's ringing riffs. But so much of the group's still-devoted foll

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Smiths 1983 Rare Rehearsal Recordings Surface Online

If you thought yesterday's posting of a Nine Inch Nails documentary from the mid-90s was nostalgic bliss, your mind is about the be blown. You're about to slide down the rainbow and belly-flop into a huge pot of gold, as a 39-minute rehearsal recording, titled 'The Pablo Cuckoo Tape,' from the Smiths has surfaced online. Drummer Mike Joyce even tweeted about the unearthed gems -- posted by an anonymous user -- and said that he thought he was the only one who collects such classic and "lost" material.

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