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Morrissey Slams Marriage

3rd March 2013

Morrissey believes marriage makes people more lonely.The celibate singer believes humans are ''solitary creatures'' who survive better on their own, and says relationships take away control of a person's own feelings.He said: ''Everyone is, in...

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Johnny Marr Enjoys Being Solo Artist

24th February 2013

Johnny Marr is creating his own ''archetype'' with debut solo album.The former Smiths guitarist admits he often disagreed with his former bandmate Morrissey, who was famously known for being a dominant force within the group,...

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Paul Mccartney Backs Pussy Riot

16th August 2012

Sir Paul McCartney has pledged his support for Russian all girl punk group Pussy Riot.The 'Hey Jude' singer has written a letter in support of the band's members - Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina...

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Madonna Appeals For Release Of Russian Punk Group

8th August 2012

Madonna appealed for the release of three members of the punk group Pussy Riot at her Russian concert last night (07.08.12).The singer was performing in Moscow as part of her 'MDNA Tour' when she told...

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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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Morrissey Will Not Record For Major Label

23rd December 2011

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...

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R. Kelly's 'Wake Up Call' Performance

23rd December 2011

R. Kelly's performance on the US version of 'The X Factor' was a "wake up call".The 'I Believe I Can Fly' hitmaker appeared on the TV talent show this week, and the level of talent...

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Morrissey Cancels Swedish Gig Because Of Rain

15th July 2011

Morrissey refused to perform at a concert in Sweden last night (14.07.11) because it was raining.The 'Girlfriend In A Coma' singer had been booked to play at Helsingborg's Sundsparlan venue but cancelled just hours before...

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Johnny Marr Preparing New Healers Album

18th May 2011

Johnny Marr will release a new album with The Healers next year.The ex-The Smiths guitarist is working on new songs under the band name - the closest thing he has to a solo project, as...

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Morrissey Blasts Queen's Irish Visit

18th May 2011

Morrissey has compared Queen Elizabeth to Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi. The British monarch is currently on a historic four-day state visit to the Republic of Ireland but the former Smiths singer - who is famously...

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Morrissey Blasts Britain's Royal Family

27th April 2011

Morrissey has labelled the British Royal Family "benefit scroungers" ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on Friday (29.04.11). While the ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey will be attended by 1,900 guests and is...

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Russell Brand Buying Presents For Cats

20th December 2010

Russell Brand will be buying Christmas presents for his cats.The comic actor and his wife Katy Perry own three pussies Kitty Purry, Morrissey - who gets his moniker from the former Smiths frontman - and...

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Katy Perry Dresses As Cat For New Fragrance Shoot

15th October 2010

KATY PERRY, the multi-award winning pop singer, donned a skin tight purple cat-suit and played with a giant ball of string on the shoot for her new fragrance 'Purr'. The new perfume will be released...

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Marr To Teach University Course

17th October 2007

Former SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has been appointed a professor of music at an English university. The 43-year-old rocker has relocated from Portland, Oregon to his native Manchester to teach at the University of Salford,...

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Morrissey Offered New Album Deal

21st June 2007

Morose rocker MORRISSEY has been offered a new record deal after parting ways with his previous label Sanctuary. The former SMITHS singer admits he's currently deciding whether to sign a new deal or start a...

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Ronson Receives Death Threats Following Smiths Cover

28th April 2007

Music producer MARK RONSON has received death threats after covering a SMITHS track as his first single. The hip-hop star has released a mish-mash of The Smiths' Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This...

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Morrissey Says 'No' To Eurovision

22nd February 2007

LATEST: British singer MORRISSEY has withdrawn from negotiations to write the UK entry for this year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest citing timing difficulties. In January (07), the former SMITHS frontman expressed great interest in contributing...

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Morrissey To Get Image Revamp?

16th February 2007

Morose singer is set to undergo an image revamp for the release of his next album. The former SMITHS frontman is known for his pessimistic outlook on life and is best known for tracks including...

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Morrissey Has Grave Marked Out

8th February 2007

Morbid musician MORRISSEY has already marked out the spot where he wants to be buried - next to late punk idol JOHNNY RAMONE. The former SMITHS frontman picked his designated spot after a long search...

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Morrissey Photo Exhibition Opens In New York

2nd February 2007

A new photo exhibition documenting the legendary loyalty of MORRISSEY fans has opened in New York City. US photographer RYAN MCGINLEY spent nearly two years following former SMITHS star when he toured the US, UK...

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Morrissey To Write UK Eurovision Song?

9th January 2007

British singer MORRISSEY is in talks to write the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest later this year (07). The former SMITHS frontman is a fan of the critically-panned competition. A BBC spokesman says,...

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Morrissey Wants An Honour

29th December 2006

Singer MORRISSEY accepts he has wrecked his chances of being honoured by QUEEN ELIZABETH II - but he insists he is more deserving of a title than many recipients. The former SMITHS frontman distanced himself...

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Mccartney Britain's Greatest Living Icon?

4th December 2006

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is down to the final three in a search for Britain's greatest living icon. MCCartney is up against ex-SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and veteran broadcaster SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH for the accolade,...

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Morrissey To Write For Morricone Spectacular?

27th September 2006

MORRISSEY is in negotiations with film composer ENNIO MORRICONE to write and sing a segment for the Italian music legend's upcoming classical spectacular in New York. Morricone supplied string arrangements on the former SMITHS star's...

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Morrissey To Write For Morricone Spectacular?

27th September 2006

MORRISSEY is in negotiations with film composer ENNIO MORRICONE to write and sing a segment for the Italian music legend's upcoming classical spectacular in New York. Morricone supplied string arrangements on the former SMITHS star's...

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Marr Joins Modest Mouse

7th August 2006

Former SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has officially joined American cult rockers MODEST MOUSE. English Marr, 42, had been working with the band on their upcoming fifth album WE WERE DEAD BEFORE THE SHIP EVEN SANK,...

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Morrissey Wants To Enter Eurovision

23rd May 2006

Singer MORRISSEY is considering representing the UK in next year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest, after witnessing the nation fail to win the prize for the ninth year in a row. DAZ SAMPSON's rap TEENAGE LIFE...

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Morrissey Makes Album Chart History

9th April 2006

Veteran singer MORRISSEY made chart history today (09APR06) by topping the first UK albums chart to include album downloads. The former SMITHS frontman's RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS beat out competition from MASSIVE ATTACK compilation COLLECTED,...

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Morrissey Boycotts Canada Over Seal Slaughter

28th March 2006

British singer MORRISSEY is denying Canadian fans the chance to see him perform live, in protest over the country's controversial seal hunt. The animal-loving rocker is disgusted the North American nation plans to continue their...

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Morrissey Hangs Out With Eubank

24th February 2006

Singer MORRISSEY has found an unusual companion in his new hometown of Rome - former World middleweight boxing champion CHRIS EUBANK. The recently divorced and bankrupt fighter has retreated to the Italian capital and...

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