Johnny Marr Ditches The Cribs For Solo Albums

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[pullquote quote="With the Cribs not working I've been writing a lot on my own." credit="Johnny Marr"]Since rocketing to fame in the 80s with [lastfm]The Smiths[/lastfm], songwriter and guitarist [lastfm]Johnny Marr[/lastfm] has continued to make his mark with a variety of projects and partnerships throughout the last few decades. He’s played with [lastfm]Electronic[/lastfm], [lastfm]The The[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Modest Mouse[/lastfm], contributing to their 2007 release We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Most recently, Marr had been working with British rockers [lastfm]The Cribs[/lastfm], touring with them and contributing to recording sessions. As of April however, Johnny has gone solo.

Marr told Billboard, “With the Cribs not working I’ve been writing a lot on my own.” He went on to say that he plans on releasing two albums within the next 18 months, which would be his first releases since 2003-s Boomslang.

According to the announcement made on Marr’s site, he intends to dedicate himself to solo work, as well as film scoring. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work with composer Hanz Zimmer on the Inception soundtrack. In an interview with Billboard, Marr said that he intends to release 2 solo albums in the next 18 months. His only previous solo project, Boomslang, was released in 2003. Rumors of an autobiography have also been circling, but details are still vague.

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