Published Feb 28, 2013Since the Smiths don't look to be getting back together anytime soon, we can't really blame guitarist Johnny Marr for wanting to revisit of the band's classic songs at the NME Awards last night (February 27), when he performed his own version of "How Soon Is Now?" alongside Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
Marr's version is faithful to the hypnotic, tremolo-filled original, and he actually does a fairly good job of recreating it. Of course, the six-stringer's lead vocals can't quite capture of the wounded drama of the Morrissey-sung original, but this is the next best thing. Watch it below via NME.
The NME Awards named Marr a Godlike Genius . His solo album The Messanger dropped this week (February 26) via Sire/ADA.