Johnny Marr Autobiography Gets A Release Date


The date for a new Johnny Marr autobiography has recently been revealed. The new book is called Set The Boy Free and it will be released later this year on November 3rd.

News of the autobiography first came to light last year and now we know that the finished product will be available in hardback, eBook and as an audiobook by the end of the year.

Speaking about the book recently and how he choose 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.”

The book will cover Johnny Marr’s entire career, from forming The Smiths alongside Morrissey to his work with The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The The and Electronic plus a burgeoning solo career.

The news was revealed via his Twitter account which also showed the cover for the Johnny Marr autobiography. You can check it out down below.


Johnny Marr is currently on tour with composer Hans Zimmer at the moment and will play a date at the 3arena in Dublin on May 29th.

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