Questions and answers

Does Morrissey get royalties from The Smiths?

Does Morrissey get royalties from The Smiths?

Morrissey and Marr each took 40 percent of The Smiths’ recording and performance royalties, allowing 10 percent each to Joyce and Rourke.

Who is the lead singer of the Smyths?

Steven Patrick Morrissey
The Smiths, one of the most popular and critically acclaimed English bands of the 1980s. The original members were lead singer Morrissey (original name Steven Patrick Morrissey; b. May 22, 1959, Manchester, England), guitarist Johnny Marr (original name John Maher; b.

Are Johnny Marr and Morrissey friends?

Johnny Marr has spoken about his relationship with Morrissey, reiterating that the former bandmates are “not mates”. Haha, no we’re not mates,” Marr said in response. “We’re just very different. But we always were very different people.

Are there any famous cover bands?

Tribute bands like this regularly mimic their heroes, performing cover versions at gigs all over the world. Some, such as The Bootleg Beatles, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Led Zepagain and Bjorn Again are good enough facsimiles to enjoy huge fanbases and fill decent-sized arenas.

Who wrote the Smiths lyrics?

The majority of the Smiths’ songs were written by the songwriting partnership of Morrissey and Johnny Marr. Throughout their career, their songs differed from the traditional synth-pop British sound of the early 1980s, instead fusing together 1960s rock and post-punk.

How did the Smiths experience become a tribute band?

We formed the band back in 2003 because of our passion for The Smiths. We didn’t just want to be a tribute band – we wanted to play the music of The Smiths and recreate what is was to see and hear The Smiths live – it just happens that when you do that, the world calls you a tribute.

Who are the members of the new Smiths?

THE NEW SMITHS: Marr (Andy Munro) Mike Joyce, Morrissey (Graham Sampson), Andy Rourke. Backstage, Brixton Jamm 2006.

Is the Captain Edward J Smith tribute on YouTube?

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Where did the Smiths experience play in the UK?

The years in between have seen us play throughout the UK, overseas and at major festivals such as Glastonbury. We’ve appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and many a newspaper column written.