johnny marr

Marr's Healers Are Finishing Debut Album

THE HEALERS, the new band led by former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, are beginning to take shape with the announcement that former Kula Shaker bassist Alonza Bevan has joined the ranks. The band are readying their debut album, to be entitled "Play Dumb," for a likely fall release. The Healers are set to make their large scale live debut opening for Oasis in Europe beginning late May.

World Cup Supergroup Track

This year's England World Cup song "(How Does It Feel To Be) On Top Of the World" was co-written by Ian McCulloch and Johnny Marr . It is set to be released on June 1st. The track also features all the Spice Girls on backing vocals, as well as contributions by members of Space and Ocean Color Scene . Also scheduled for release is "Three Lions 98" from the Lightning Seeds , a reworking of their prior World Cup theme.