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Morrissey Demands Action Over Wool Scandal

Singer Morrissey has stepped up his global animal rights crusade by urging a leading Japanese clothing company to shun farmers who use a controversial sheep-shearing technique.The practice of 'mulesing', in which chunks of flesh are...

Johnny Marr Laments Smiths Division

Johnny Marr thinks it is ''unfortunate'' that The Smiths don't get along any more.The iconic band - comprising guitarist Johnny, singer Morrissey, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce - split in 1987 and have...

Morrissey's Razor Sharp Delivery

Singer Morrissey indulged his inner diva after running out of his favourite luxury razors - he had a box of the blades flown 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) to his U.S. home.The former The Smiths frontman...

Johnny Marr Thinks About Reuniting The Smiths

Johnny Marr thinks about ''how great it would be'' to reunite The Smiths.The 'Panic' band split in 1987, shortly after guitarist Johnny left the group, and while relations between himself and singer Morrissey have never...

Chris Daughtry Sued By Band Mates: 3 Other Rock Feuds

The American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is being sued by his former band mates, who claim that they are owed royalties for four songs that they helped to write. Ryan Andrews, Scott Crawford and Mark...

Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel will headline this year's Hop Farm festival. 'Blowin' in the Wind' folk legend Bob will be making his only UK appearance of the year at the event, while Suede...

Morrissey Unhappy With Collins' Leather Bag

Singer Morrissey has branded veteran actress Joan Collins "sad" for buying leather handbags.The vegetarian singer, who is an outspoken campaigner for animal rights, met up with the former Dynasty star during a trip to his...

Morrissey Addresses Falklands Debate At Argentina Gig

Outspoken British rocker Morrissey waded into the debate over the Falkland Islands during a concert in Argentina on Thursday (01Mar12).The Smiths star performed a gig in Cordoba, Argentina and he used the opportunity to address...

Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

Following Johnny Marr 's proclamation at the recent Nme Awards that his old group The Smiths would only reform if the current UK government stepped down from power, that great commentator of cultural society and...

Johnny Marr Defends Tv Ad Song

Rocker Johnny Marr has spoken out to address accusations he and his former songwriting partner Morrissey "sold out" by allowing one of their tracks to be used in a TV commercial, insisting the allegation is...

Street Takes Swipe At Morrissey

Music producer Stephen Street has taken aim at Morrissey after the singer dropped a track from the re-release of the album they co-wrote.The British studio veteran and Morrissey teamed up to write and record songs...

Noel Gallagher's Beady Eye Jealousy

Noel Gallagher is "jealous" of Beady Eye.The 'If I Had a Gun' singer is envious that his brother Liam managed to convince all of the other final members of Oasis - bassist Andy Bell, guitarist...

Nicky Wire Loves God Save The Queen

Nicky Wire is a huge fan of John Lydon's lyrics. The Manic Street Preachers bass player counts the lyrics of the Sex Pistols 'God Save the Queen' as his favourite, and loves the venom and...

Morrissey Joins Anti-cruelty Cosmetics Campaign

Singer Morrissey is stepping up his animal rights work by joining a campaign against vivisection.The former The Smiths frontman was named Person of the Year by the U.K. branch of People for the Ethical Treatment...

Morrissey 'Honoured Beyond Words' By Peta Award

Singer Morrissey has told of his joy after he was named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (Peta) U.K. Person of the Year.The vegetarian rocker banned meat products from being sold on his tour,...

Noel Gallagher Wants Smiths To Reform

Noel Gallagher wants The Smiths to reform.The 'If I Had a Gun' hitmaker is a massive fan of the iconic 80s indie band and though frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr have always maintained they...

Morrissey Named Peta's Brit Of The Year

British rocker Morrissey has been honoured for his commitment to animal rights by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).The musician has been named the organisation's U.K. Person of the Year, taking over from...

Morrissey Will Not Record For Major Label

Morrissey will never record for a "grown-up record label" again.The former Smiths frontman - who is currently unsigned after his contract with Universal ended in late 2009 - doesn't feel there is any chance he...

Morrissey Demands Apology To End Lawsuit

Singer Morrissey has urged magazine bosses to apologise and end an ongoing lawsuit to prevent a costly court battle.The former The Smiths frontman has issued a writ against Nme alleging comments he made in a...

Morrissey Accuses Venue Staff Of 'Assaulting' Fans

Morrissey has spoken out to explain why he cut short the final gig on his recent North American tour, alleging fans who tried to shake his hand were "unashamedly assaulted" and "choked to death" by...

Morrissey Abandons Gig Over Security Trouble

Singer Morrissey stormed off stage and cut short the final gig of his North American tour on Sunday night (18Dec11) after slamming security officials for ejecting fans from the venue.The former The Smiths frontman was...

Morrissey Gig Evacuated In Earthquake Scare

Thousands of fans attending a gig by rocker Morrissey in Mexico were evacuated from the venue when an earthquake hit the region.The former The Smiths frontman was preparing to take to the stage in Puebla...

Morrissey Axes Gig Over Injured Drummer

Singer Morrissey has cancelled another show on his North American tour after drummer Matt Walker suffered a mystery eye injury.The former The Smiths frontman's U.S. trek got off to a shaky start last month (Nov11)...

Pamela Anderson Launches Peta Stamps

Pamela Anderson joined former 'Price is Right' host Bob Barker to launch a new stamp range by PETA.The former 'Baywatch' actress and the TV legend have allowed their likenesses to be used for the stamps,...

Sir Paul Mccartney, Natalie Portman And Morrissey To Grace Peta Stamps

Sir Paul Mccartney, Natalie Portman and Morrissey are among the famous faces who will adorn a set of U.S. postage stamps in the name of vegetarianism.Executives at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta)...

Paul Mccartney Immortalised On Peta Stamp

Sir Paul McCartney, Natalie Portman and Ellen DeGeneres are among stars to feature on a new stamp range featuring the 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time.The trio of famous faces have agreed to lend their...

Morrissey Praises 'Genuine Poet' Delaney

Singer Morrissey has paid a touching tribute to late playwright Shelagh Delaney, hailing her as a "genuine poet".The former The Smiths frontman has often praised Delaney during his career, and once confessed she was the...

Shelagh Delaney, Morrissey Muse, Dies Aged 71

Shelagh Delaney, who the singer Morrissey lists as among his greatest influences, has died sadly after a battle with cancer. The screenplay writer's death comes just a few days before what would've been her 72nd...

Morrissey Gives Permission For Smiths Song On Advert

Morrissey has given John Lewis permission to use a version of a Smiths song for its Christmas campaign. The 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' musician - who is famously anti-establishment - is said to be...

Morrissey Cancels First U.s. Date

Singer Morrissey has axed the first gig on his upcoming North American tour after a visa blunder left guitarist Boz Boorer unable to perform in the U.S.The former The Smiths singer was due to kick...

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