Johnny has announced the details of his autobiography. Set The Boy Free will be released on 3rd November 2016.
Commenting on the title, Johnny Marr said:
"I wanted to convey a feeling of breaking free, that has been a constant throughout my life. A feeling that expresses itself as both escape and discovery. Transcendence. I found it through rock ‘n’ roll and art and a journey living both in the modern world.“
We did an exclusive interview with Marr last year and he revealed to us that he wanted to address the football casual scene in his autobiography. We will see then.
"When The Smiths started I thought football was bullshit in the early 80's myself, but the casual thing, yes I was out doing that on stage because the casuals before that ... they were called the Perry Boys and that was very much a part of me and my friends, and I tried to bring that into what I was doing with The Smiths in terms of ideology and obviously to do with the clothes but you know, this is one of the things that maybe I want to address when I write this book I'm gonna do next year, explain the relationship between my life in music and my life in not just football, but street culture because I think you can be an artist and be from the street and you can be an artist an be working class and this was one of the great things about what pop culture used to be. I don't know if pop culture is the same now, I guess it still is."
You can read our full interview with Johnny Marr HERE
To be published in hardback, eBook and as an audiobook on 3rd November 2016