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Johnny Marr Opens Up on Début Solo Effort

Johnny Marr Opens Up on Début Solo Effort -

Indie legend Johnny Marr has opened up on his forthcoming solo effort revealing that he "didn't want to be in anyone else's band anymore."

Since his days with The Smiths, Marr has played in various outfits such as The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The The & Electronic and has worked on albums with Oasis, Everything But The Girl & the Pet Shop Boys.

However his upcoming solo effort, entitled 'The Messenger' and set for release in 2013, will be his debut solo effort.

"It is late in the day to be making my debut," Marr asks in this week's NME.

He continues:

"I didn't want to be in someone else's band at this point. In the past I might have been reluctant to stand up front, and I've been lucky enough to be in bands with great singers, so it wasn't necessary. But this is my band now, and the frontman in my band has to play guitar. I do both."

Marr also address the ongoing rumours that he and Morrissey are ready reform The Smiths, he said:

"Everybody seems to know more about a Smiths reunion than I do. Those rumours are like a sport for everyone involved bar the people who were in the group 30 years ago. But it's not happening."

In related news Marr will join Dinosaur Jr for a special performance in New York this December to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the band's 1987 album 'You're Living All Over Me'.

In Issue 7 of our free digital magazine we met with Johnny to discuss his career and take a look at his signature Fender Jaguar. Head to in order to read our exclusive interview and masterclass.

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