Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr talks to Kyle Meredith about his new solo album, Call the Comet, and how Depeche Mode influenced several of the songs. Marr also reveals why he turned down an offer to reunite with The The, his desire to collaborate again with Hans Zimmer, and whether he’s worried Morrissey’s controversial comments will have any impact on The Smiths’ legacy.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Rate the series now via iTunes.