Johnny Marr Announces Details for Solo Debut

From Paste Magazine:

Though a Smiths reunion seems unlikely at the point, Morrissey and Johnny Marr haven’t had any trouble keeping busy. Especially Marr. After years of session work, a stint with Modest Mouse and helping out with a few film scores, we recently learned that he’s been readying his solo debut. Now we have details.

During an interview with The Sun, Marr revealed that the album will be called The Messenger and that it will likely be released in February of 2013. The former Smiths guitarist also spoke with NME in regard to why it has taken him so long to release a solo LP.

“It is late in the day to be making my debut,” Marr said. “I didn’t want to be in someone else’s band at this point. In the past I might have been reluctant to stand up front, and I’ve been lucky enough to be in bands with great singers, so it wasn’t necessary. But this is my band now, and the frontman in my band has to play guitar. I do both.”

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