New Order will play and curate a day of music from Manchester's Jodrell Bank.
The series see bands perform beneath the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. New Order will headline the event, and the band have also enlisted Johnny Marr, The Whip, ex-Bad Lieutenant man Jake Evans and Hot Vestry to play on July 7, 2013.
Johnny Marr’s first proper solo album, The Messenger, is reviewed in the new issue of Uncut, dated March 2013, and out now, so it seemed time to revisit the guitarist’s impressive back catalogue with the man himself… From Uncut’s February 2008 issue (Take 129), Marr relives the making of records from The Smiths and The The to Electronic and Modest Mouse. Interview: Stephen Troussé_________________
Blur's Alex James has revealed that he wants to work with Johnny Marr.
Talking to the Daily Star, James – who is organising his own food and music event, The Big Feastival, from his Oxfordshire farm this weekend – said that while he wouldn't be interested in pursuing a solo career, he'd like to join Marr and Nile Rodgers in a supergroup.
The former Smiths guitarist joined the Chic man onstage earlier this year at Manchester's Parklife Weekender, with Marr later hinting that the pair could continue their collaboration by entering the studio together.
Former Smiths guitarist Jonny Marr delighted thousands in his home city of Manchester yesterday (June 9) by turning up on stage at the Parklife Weekender to join Chic feat. Nile Rodgers for the seminal disco artist's classic hit 'Le Freak'.