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Morrissey Blasts Retirement Rumour

15th June 2012

Veteran singer Morrissey has slammed reports he plans to retire in 2014 as "wishful thinking" by his critics.The former The Smiths frontman, 53, was quoted in an interview with JuiceOnline.com as confirming a previous pledge...

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Morrissey Settles Libel Lawsuit

13th June 2012

Veteran rocker Morrissey has settled his libel lawsuit with editors at British music magazine Nme following their publication of a formal apology on Tuesday (12Jun12).The former The Smiths star sued the publication last year (11),...

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Nme Issues Apology To Morrissey

12th June 2012

Singer Morrissey has received an official apology from Nme editors after he complained about an article printed in the British music magazine which allegedly portrayed him as a racist.The former The Smiths star is suing...

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Morrissey Brands Barack Obama 'Useless'

6th June 2012

Outspoken singer Morrissey has taken aim at U.S. President Barack Obama, branding him "useless" and "simply a set of teeth".The former The Smiths star is adamant the mechanics of democracy is dead and singles out...

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Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

6th June 2012

Morrissey is planning to retire in 2014. 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' singer has said he is planning to leave the music business in two years when he is 55.He told JuiceOnline.com: ''I...

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Matt Walker 'Honoured' To Work With Morrissey

5th June 2012

Rocker Matt Walker has spoken out to silence rumours surrounding his exit from Morrissey's backing band, insisting he's "grateful" for the six years he spent on the road with the star.The former The Smiths frontman...

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Morrissey Eyes Retirement In 2014

5th June 2012

Veteran singer Morrissey is planning to retire in 2014 as he's getting too old for rock 'n' roll.The Suedehead hitmaker launched his career as frontman of The Smiths in 1982 and has released almost 40...

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Morrissey Slams Britain's Diamond Jubilee

4th June 2012

Singer Morrissey has launched a scathing attack on Britain's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, branding the traditional pomp and circumstance "degrading".The U.K. is currently enjoying a four-day public holiday (02-05Jun12) to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years...

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Morrissey's Drummer Quits After 'Weird' Tour

4th June 2012

Rocker Morrissey's drummer Matt Walker has quit after six years, telling fans it was "weird" touring the world.The percussionist took over behind the kit in 2006 and played on Morrissey's 2009 album Years of Refusal,...

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Fox Attacks Obama; Even Conservatives Complain

31st May 2012

A four-minute video produced by Fox News that attacks the four-year tenure of President Obama has drawn criticism from at least one prominent conservative commentator. Radio talk-show host and newspaper columnist Ed Morrissey said on...

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Morrissey Cuts Concert Short Over 'Macho' Security

28th May 2012

Rocker Morrissey stormed off stage at a gig in California on Friday (25May12) and cut the show short after blasting security officials at the venue.The former The Smiths frontman was performing at the Rabobank Theatre...

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Morrissey, John Lennon & Jimi Hendrix On Ultimate Icon Shortlist

18th May 2012

Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Liam Gallagher and John Lennon have been shortlisted for British rock bible Nme's Ultimate Icon Award.Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, David Bowie and Kurt Cobain also make the list to...

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Morrissey Snubs Nme Apology

18th May 2012

Singer Morrissey is heading to court in his legal battle with Nme magazine after turning down the offer of an apology from its editors.The former The Smiths frontman is suing the British publication, alleging comments...

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Athlete And Nitin Sawhney Added To Hop Farm Line Up

16th May 2012

Athlete and Nitin Sawhney have been added to the bill for the Hop Farm music festival.The artists have joined the line-up alongside headliners Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel at the three day festival held...

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Morrissey Eyes Film Move

14th May 2012

Singer Morrissey wants to add actor to his resume - he's planning to team up with French director Guillaume Canet to shoot a movie.The former The Smiths frontman marks his 30th year in the music...

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Morrissey Urges 'Retirement' For Elephant

10th May 2012

Rocker Morrissey is continuing his campaign to improve the treatment of animals worldwide by calling on Philippine President Benigno Aquino to send a zoo elephant to a sanctuary in the U.S.The British singer is on...

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Brian Fallon Aims Broadside At Morrissey And Johnny Marr

9th May 2012

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has declared war on former The Smiths stars Morrissey and Johnny Marr by making a cheeky reference to the singer's sexuality and accusing the guitarist of dressing like a...

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Morrissey Demands Zoo Closure

8th May 2012

Rocker Morrissey has written to a top politician in Indonesia to demand action over the country's notorious zoo where hundreds of animals have died.The former The Smiths frontman is on a tour of Southeast Asia...

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Morrissey Against Unethical Sheep-shearing In Australia

4th May 2012

Indie legend Morrissey has joined the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in opposition of the cruel Australian practise of mulesing.The former Smiths frontman has recently sent a letter on behalf of the...

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Mike Joyce Eyes Explosive Tell-all Book

3rd May 2012

Former The Smiths rocker Mike Joyce is preparing to fire a shot at singer Morrissey by penning an explosive tell-all book revealing the full story of the band.Drummer Joyce had a huge falling out with...

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Morrissey Demands Action Over Wool Scandal

3rd May 2012

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...

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Johnny Marr Laments Smiths Division

2nd May 2012

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...

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Morrissey's Razor Sharp Delivery

20th April 2012

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...

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Johnny Marr Thinks About Reuniting The Smiths

12th April 2012

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...

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Chris Daughtry Sued By Band Mates: 3 Other Rock Feuds

10th April 2012

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...

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Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

27th March 2012

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...

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Morrissey Unhappy With Collins' Leather Bag

26th March 2012

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...

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Morrissey Addresses Falklands Debate At Argentina Gig

3rd March 2012

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...

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Johnny Marr Says Smiths Reunion Hinges On David Cameron

2nd March 2012

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...

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Johnny Marr Defends Tv Ad Song

27th February 2012

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...

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