Johnny Marr praises 'clever' Noel Gallagher

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2014
Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr thinks Noel Gallagher's solo material is "very clever" and sounds really "cool"

Johnny Marr thinks Noel Gallagher's solo material is "very clever".

The former Smiths guitarist has guested on a track on his friend's forthcoming new album and is very impressed by the "cool" sounding record.

He said: "Noel's done a clever thing, he's managed to make his solo career very natural and incorporate a new kind of sound.

"It has that kind of cool, rolling clubby sort of feel to it with his singing over the top."

Many years ago, Johnny sent Noel a guitar he wrote The Smiths' 'Panic' on, and when the 'Don't Look Back In Anger' singer smashed it during an altercation with his brother and Oasis bandmate Liam Gallagher, he kindly sent him another.

Asked if he had sent him the 'Panic' guitar, Johnny told Q magazine: "I did yeah but then he broke it.

"They were on tour in Newcastle and I got a frantic phone call saying there'd been an altercation on stage and the guitar had been broken so I went to the shed, dusted off the one I did 'The Queen is Dead' on and sent it up to him. He's still got it."

Johnny Marr

Former Smiths guitarist, who's stuck to his indie credentials by gracing the stage with the likes of The Cribs, Dinosaur Jr and Modest Mouse.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Thu 15 Nov

£26 / 0141 552 4601

Brighton Dome

Fri 9 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01273 709709

Cardiff University

Thu 8 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07806 875983

The Great Hall

£29.38 / 07806 875983

Also at:

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Post-Oasis indie rock from Gallagher senior who is happy to dip into the Oasis back catalogue to bolster his set.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Jul

£45–£70 / 0131 225 9846

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Wed 18 Jul

£55.55 / 0161 236 3234

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