Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Details Debut Solo LP, ‘The Messenger’

    After more than two decades in the music scene, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr is getting ready to release his first solo album. The Smiths member recently announced plans to release a solo debut entitled The Messenger early next year.

    Marr — who previously collaborated with the likes of Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, the The, the Cribs and Modest Mouse — recorded the 12-song LP in Manchester and Berlin earlier this year. Mastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios, The Messenger is slated to hit stores Feb. 26 via Sire/ADA.