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

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
thumbnail

The first ever documentary on French electronic masters Daft Punk to broadcast on 24th June 2015.

10 Jun 2015 14:02
thumbnail

John Lennon’s Guitar to Fetch Over Half a Million USD Under Hammer

9 Jun 2015 15:10
thumbnail

Florence and the Machine are set to take to the road through September 2015 in support of their chart-topping third album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’.

8 Jun 2015 11:22
thumbnail

Metal band take their mythical legacy to a new level.

2 Jun 2015 11:48

Recent Music News

thumbnail

DOD has lifted the lid on their latest two new pedals – the Meatbox Subsynth and the Gonkulator Ring Modulator.

1 Jul 2015 17:15
thumbnail

Its official – The UK’s creative industry is booming.

30 Jun 2015 17:25
thumbnail

Ableton Live 9.2 is now available free to Ableton Live users. Find out about the new features!

29 Jun 2015 15:09
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

The Junior Conga range by Gear4music has been released in both tuneable and non-tuneable versions.

26 Jun 2015 17:16
thumbnail

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

24 Jun 2015 16:48