SMITHS BASSIST ANDY ROURKE JOINS SMITHS
GUITARIST JOHNNY MARR TO PERFORM "HOW SOON IS NOW?"
Former members of The Smiths, a legendary alt-rock band that broke up in 1987, have been
offered millions of dollars to reunite, but as of yet a Smiths Reunion has yet to happen.
Last night two members of the iconic British act did perform together as Smiths bassist
Andy Rourke was Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr's special guest at Brooklyn's Music Hall of
Marr closed his show by bringing out Rourke with this stirring introduction: "When I was
15, I formed one of the first bands with my best friend. He was at that time one of the
best musicians I'd ever heard; we were just kids. Then in 1982, I formed a band in
Manchester and I asked my best friend to come and play the bass with me, and he was still
one of the best musicians I'd ever heard. And tonight, 30 years later, I'm gonna invite
one of my best friends in the world – and he's still one of the best musicians I've ever
With that, Rourke emerged to guest with Marr and his band on a fantastic version of The
Smiths' 1985 single "How Soon Is Now?" Marr has been touring in support of his solo debut
album, The Messenger.
Watch Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke collaborate on "How Soon Is Now?"
[Hat Tip for Marr Transcription - Rolling Stone]
[Published on: 5/4/13]