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  • Johnny Marr interview: A guitar hero who serves the song

    As guitar heroes go, Johnny Marr is a fairly unassuming one. His riffs, fills and solos – usually exceedingly terse and to the point – have helped shape countless indelible songs over the last 30 years for the Smiths, The The, Electronic (with New Order’s Bernard Sumner), Modest Mouse and the Cribs. He released an album with the Healers in 2003, a band that included Zak Starkey on drums. But he has never released a solo album – until this year. Marr’s “The Messenger” (Sire/ADA) consists of a dozen songs steeped in melody, biting guitars, sharp lyrics and unassuming vocals.
  • Top weekend concerts: Country Calendar show, Hideout Christmas panto, Morrissey

    Chris and Heather’s 2012 Country Calendar Show: Artist Heather McAdams’ annual calendar of country stars is brought to life with performances by Scott Ligon and Kelly Hogan (as George Jones and Tammy Wynette), the Possum Hollow Boys (Lonzo and...

    Box sets 2011, from Beach Boys to U2

    Box sets 2011, from Beach Boys to U2
    Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop: Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE. Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...

    Live: Morrissey at the Gibson Amphitheatre

    The English singer shows no signs of his difficult year. To go by the lyrics of the dozens of extravagantly unhappy songs he's written since he founded the Smiths a quarter of a century ago, the English singer known simply...

    Hans Zimmer, Johnny Marr and an orchestra perform at the Hollywood premiere of "Inception"

    At the afterparty for Tuesday night's Hollywood premiere of "Inception," the mind-bending new thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan, chanson singer Tera Hendrickson, backed by a guitarist and drummer, stood on a tiny stage and performed sweet...