Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr recently dropped his cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You" on his soundcloud.com/officialjohnnymarr. It's only been two days but it's already racked over 35k plays.
Want to own the track? Look for it at this year's Record Store Day as a limited edition 7". B-Sides include live versions of The Smiths' "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want", which Marr has played on his last tour.
Speaking of tour, Marr recently joined Noel Gallagher on stage at his Manchester show on March 9th, to play "Ballad of the Mighty I" as the encore.
Additional detail of the performance via nme.com:
In October 2014 Gallagher joined Marr on stage at London's O2 Academy Brixton to play The Smiths' 'How Soon Is Now', as well as a cover of Iggy Pop's 'Lust For Life'.
Anyway, I was lucky enough to have met everyone in the Smiths (except for Morrissey, as he's rarely seen outside of a concert). We met Marr at Twin Town Guitars in Minneapolis in 2013 and Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce at the Smiths Convention in 1997. If you met Marr last year, here's your chance to meet Rourke - mark March 21st on your calendar.
Details of the First Avenue event:
with ANDY ROURKE of THE SMITHS
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:00pm
$8.00 advance / $10.00 door / 18+
Presented by: 89.3 The Current, City Pages and Electric Fetus
Mar 26 The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa, California
Mar 27 The Bunkhouse in Las Vegas, Nevada
At the 11th hour, Morrissey cancelled his March 10th show in Tilburg. Look, I totally understand being sick and ill, but you would think Morrissey would have known he was unwell the night before or morning of?
Morbidly, I'm glad to have another date to cancellation list (currently up to 230 cancelled dates). This is the first 2015 cancelled date... and the venue 013's second time the show has been postponed.
The saddest part? Fans found out about the cancellation at the last minute... even the venue had no idea - as seen by the stage setup shown on their instagram.