Set The Boy Free, Johnny Marr’s upcoming autobiography has been released in the UK in hardback, eBook and audiobook (narrated by Johnny himself.) Order here and signed copies can be ordered here. An edited extract from the book can be read at the end of Simons Hattenstone’s insightful interview with Johnny at The Guardian Weekend, 29 October.
- Upcoming book events:
7 Nov – RNÇM in Manchester
10 Nov – Barbican in London
15 Nov – Gramercy Theatre in New York
16 Nov – The Vista Theater in Los Angeles
18 Nov – Jewish Community Center in San Francisco
19 Nov – Powell’ Bookstore in Beaverton, Oregon
9 Dec – Birmingham Town Hall in Birmingham
‘Johnny Marr Interview With Edith Bowman – Set The Boy Free- Video by Vigin Radio UK
Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.
‘Johnny Marr Interview (Newsnight) 1st Nov 2016’ – Video from GD66#2
Interview with Stephen Smith
‘Johnny Marr distances himself from Morrissey’s Brexit views’ – Video by Sky News
Set The Boy Free. Nov 3rd 2016 pic.twitter.com/0JyRkcqUyo
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) September 12, 2016
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) October 11, 2016
Fusion Magazine: Interview with Johnny
Sophie Butler interviewed Johnny in Dublin and touched upon his Irish roots, the upcoming autobiography, his relationship with Hans Zimmer, being vegan, vinyl records and his fans. Photos are by Tarmo Tulit.
Johnny joins Noel Gallagher on ‘Champagne Supernova’ and ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’
Noel Gallagher ended his recent tour at Brixton Academy in London with Johnny Marr joining his High Flying Birds for ‘Champagne Supernova’ and ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’ on 6 September 2016. Paul Weller joined Noel during the encore for ‘Pretty Green’ and ‘Town Called Malice’.
Noel Gallagher & Johnny Marr – Champagne Supernova (Oasis) Live @ 02 Academy – Video by The Gig Channel
Noel Gallagher & Johnny Marr – Balad of the Mighty I Live @ 02 Academy
(Photo: Lawrence Watson) pic.twitter.com/T75TjMsHCR
— Noel Gallagher (@NoelGallagher) September 25, 2016
Johnny plays ‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me’ with The Last Shadow Puppets
Johnny Marr joined The Last Shadow Puppets onstage at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on 10 July 2016 for The Smiths ‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me’ from their last album Strangeways, Here We Come and The Falls ‘Totally Wired’. Johnny also played with the band at Alexandra Palace in London on 15 July 2016. In addition to the two songs mentioned above, he played on ‘The Element of Surprise’.
The Last Shadow Puppets – Last Night I Dreamt (The Smiths Cover)
live @ Alexandra Palace – London
Video by MrSecretDoor
Last Shadow Puppets and Johnny Marr Manchester 10/07/16 Last Night I Dreamt The Smiths Cover – Video by Richie Hoy
Lasts Shadow Puppets and Johnny Marr Manchester 10/07/16 Totally Wired The Fall Cover –
Video by Richie Hoy
Coincidentally, former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce was in the audience.