Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Honorary doctorate for famed guitar player

One of the most famous guitar players in the country is set to get an honorary doctorate.
Great deals on musical instruments
One of the most famous guitar players in the country is set to get an honorary doctorate.

Johnny Marr has no-doubt inspired many music instrument fans to pick up the guitar because of his well-known work with the instrument.

He is the man who played guitar with The Smiths – the famous Manchester band that was fronted by singer Morrissey.

Marr has taken on visiting professor duties at the uni awarding him his doctorate – the University of Salford – for some time.

The Smiths' albums include The Queen Is Dead, Meat Is Murder and Strangeways Here We Come. Alongside Marr and Morrissey, the band also featured Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.

The '80's group's songs, including This Charming Man, Panic, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now and Shopkeepers of the World Unite, remain popular to this day.

Their track Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want was featured, in a covered version, in a John Lewis advert last Christmas, which attracted much attention.

"I'm very pleased to be given an honorary degree by Salford University. I've enjoyed working with the students in my capacity as visiting professor and hopefully we can find some more opportunities for creative work in the future," Marr has commented.

Published by AW.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801403115-ADNFCR Posted on 9 Jul 2012 12:28 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

1,000 Italian Foo Fighters fans performance of Learn To Fly goes viral and makes the band stand up and take notice.

31 Jul 2015 15:15
thumbnail

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl returns to the stage in spectacular style, in a chair fit for rock royalty.

6 Jul 2015 16:18
thumbnail

Bring Me The Horizon, Judas Priest and Mastodon are due to share the stage with Slipknot at this year’s Knotfest, California.

29 Jun 2015 10:10
thumbnail

Oscar-award winning composer, James Horner has died in a plane crash in California.

24 Jun 2015 16:48
thumbnail

Fans of rock band Foo Fighters are awaiting news to see if they will go ahead with their forthcoming UK shows after announcing that Dave Grohl’s leg break in Gothenburg, Sweden is so severe that they cancelled two European shows.

15 Jun 2015 10:02
thumbnail

Dave Mustaine has been crowned the Golden God at the 2015 Golden Gods Awards, London.

11 Jun 2015 17:03

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Arturia have unveiled a limited edition matte black Keylab, which also features exclusive Black Edition software.

30 Jul 2015 16:38
thumbnail

Everett ‘Vic’ Firth, founder of the world-famous drumstick and mallet manufacturer Vic Firth, has died aged 85-years-old.

28 Jul 2015 10:01
thumbnail

Building on the success of Orange’s OBC Series, the amplifier company have introduced their smallest ‘conventional’, non-isobaric cabinet to date.

27 Jul 2015 16:29
thumbnail

Gibson USA 2015 model guitars are now on sale and starting from just £499

27 Jul 2015 15:22
thumbnail

Have your Pro-Tools questions answered by the experts at Avid in an exclusive webinar!

24 Jul 2015 12:33
thumbnail

Metal band Mastodon have had to cancel their forthcoming shows including Leeds and Reading festival 2015 due to a personal family matter.

21 Jul 2015 16:06