Despite the headline, the real big news is that Grandaddy are gettin back together for some shows. Hopefully they'll have a full US tour. Check out the rest of the links below...
David Cross is a pretty funny commedian. He's been in a ton of stuff including Mr. Show with Bob and David and Arrested Development. He co-wrote a new show called "The Increasingly Poor Descisions of Todd Margaret" and Johnny Marr has wrote the theme song. Another fun fact about Johnny Marr is that he wrote some of the music for the film, Inception, but this is his first television work.
The show will air in October on Channel 4 in the UK and on IFC in the US. There's a bootleg of the pilot available on youtube, but it doesn't contain the theme song. You should still watch it as it's pretty funny.
Johnny Marr officially became a university lecturer yesterday (November 4), as he spoke to more than 1000 people at the University of Salford in Manchester. - Source
Johnny Marr is to make his debut as a university lecturer next month. - Source
REM were joined onstage by Johnny Marr and the co-producers of their 1983 debut album 'Murmur' as their world tour continued in North Carolina last night (June 10). - Source
Smiths legend Johnny Marr dropped by Xfm to play his favourite records and talk all things Cribs, Smiths and his future solo plans. - Source
Johnny Marr joined The Cribs on the Manchester leg of the Shockwaves NME Tour at the weekend, playing The Smiths' 'Panic' plus the Wakefield trio's 'I'm A Realist' as part of the band's headline set. - Source
The Cribs were joined onstage by The Smiths' Johnny Marr in Glasgow on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour last night (February 1). - Source
In one of the most celebrated returns of a modern indierock hero, Johnny Marr is back. His new band The Healers will be releasing their debut album 'Boomslang' on Feb 3, 2002 on iMusic. Produced and written by Johnny in his Manchester studio, we should expect a preview of the new material on January 20 when the first single 'Bangin' On' is to be released in the UK.
"I try to keep myself curious and interesting, otherwise life's wasted and I wouldn' t feel I had anything to say. The way the music comes out is just how I sound these days."
The Healers are Johnny on vox and guitars, Alonza Bevan ex-Kula Shaker on bass, ex-Kula Shaker and Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) banging the drums. A UK tour is being planned for early next year. I'll keep you updated on US release dates and tour news.
Allstar has a blurb about Beth Orton's new album, Daybreaker. The album will be released July 30th on Heavenly/Astralwerks. It also features a bunch of cool guests like Johnny Marr, Chemical Brothers and Ryan Adams.