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- Posted on Apr 11th 2011 3:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to an article Friday in Billboard and placed on Marr's site, the former songwriter and lead guitarist for the Smiths is looking to do more soundtrack and film work (he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work with composer Hans Zimmer on the music for 'Inception'), as well as possibly release a solo album or two.
The parting of ways seems to be quite amicable -- although no mention of the split was made on the Cribs official site.
"Touring and recording with Ryan, Gary and Ross has been fantastic and 'Ignore the Ignorant' is something I'm really proud of," Marr said in an interview with Billboard. "We ended up doing much more than we originally set out to and I've made three good friends."
Marr followed that statement with the Tweet: "Thank you everybody for all the best wishes to me and The Fellas. More good things to come from us all."
After working with Modest Mouse on their 2007 album 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,' Marr began writing with the Cribs in early 2008, later performing with them on tour, including at the Reading and Leeds festivals. The guitarist appeared on their 2009 album 'Ignore the Ignorant.'
In a late February interview with Billboard, Marr said two solo albums would be released within the next 18 months under his name. Marr also announced earlier this year that he had been offered a "serious" book deal for his autobiography, the details of which are still vague.