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Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen At Earl's Court Show

By Michael West | 9th June 2014

Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (June...

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Morrissey Attacked On-stage, Knocked To The Ground In San Jose

By Michael West | 8th May 2014

Morrissey was attacked by a fan in the middle of his song in San Jose on Wednesday night (May 7, 2014). The former Smiths man was performing 'One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell' from Years...

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Morrissey Compares Eating Meat To Pedophilia, Nazism

By Jaclyn Brandt | 8th January 2014

Morrissey likes to make a statement, but he especially likes to speak his mind when it may be for a good cause. The Smiths singer is an outspoken animal rights activist, and his latest comments...

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Nme Pick The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' As Greatest Album Of All Time: Surprised?

By Lauren James | 24th October 2013

One cold and windy night in August, a band of cloaked NME staffers gathered around the office's Morrissey shrine and asked The Great One what more they could do to worship his glorious name in...

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Bigmouth Strikes Again: Morrissey To Publish Memoirs As 'Penguin Classic'

By Michael West | 4th October 2013

Morrissey appears to have ended his dispute with publisher Penguin and will finally release his memoir, titled Autobiography, as part of the Penguin Classics range on October 17, 2013.According to a statement from the publisher,...

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Morrissey Pulls Out Of Book Deal Three Days Before Publication, Says Semi-official Fan Site

By Joe Wilde | 14th September 2013

Morrissey is either as miserable now as he ever has been, or his fan site True-To-You is stirring up rumours that will probably do more harm than good to the former Smiths singer. According to...

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Thom Yorke Pleads "Don't Make Us The Target" After Spotify Backlash

By Michael West | 16th July 2013

Thom Yorke appears to have responded to producer Stephen Street's criticism over his yanking of tracks from Spotify, claiming he gave away Radiohead's album In Rainbows as a "statement of trust."Earlier this week, Yorke and...

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Still Brill! Nme God Like Genius Award For The Smiths Johnny Marr

By Contributor | 12th February 2013

Good news for former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr! He’s a God-like genius! That must be reassuring to know.The axe-wielder, who also has an exhaustive list of other bands and collaborations, including working with The Cribs,...

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Nme Awards Johnny Marr 'Godlike Genius' Title, 2013

By Hayley Avron | 11th February 2013

Johnny Marr will be crowned Godlike Genius of the Year at this year’s NME Awards. Marr, whose distinctive guitar licks were combined with Morrissey’s song-writing skills to make The Smiths the legendary band that they...

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Morrissey's Bleeding Ulcer Forces Him To Cancel 6 Shows

By Lorna Greville  | 29th January 2013

Morrissey, ex-frontman of '80s band The Smiths, has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and may need surgery. His ill-health renders him unable to continue with his US tour currently, but is expected to return...

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Coachella Festival 2013; Who's Going To Be Playing?

By Contributor | 24th January 2013

This last time year music fans were agog at the quality of the line-up that Coachella Festival pulled together. It was a bill that had everything, from the likes of rap statesmen like Snoop Dogg...

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Morrissey On The 'Insufferable' Beckhams: "I'd Have Them Flogged"

By Michael West | 9th January 2013

Morrissey Arrives For The Late Show With David Letterman This Week Wearing Fetching White Nail PolishNever one to mince his words, Morrissey has taken aim at the Beckhams in his latest rant, labelling David and...

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Odds Slashed! Could Fleetwood Mac Be 2013 Glastonbury Festival Headliners?

By Hayley Avron | 4th December 2012

Fleetwood Mac have announced their tour dates for US and Canada in 2013 and the last date of the tour is in Detroit on June 12… just a few weeks before the UK’s iconic Glastonbury...

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Meat-free Festival Promised If The Smiths Reform For Coachella Festival

By Contributor | 27th September 2012

Coachella Music Festival are still a while away from announcing their headliners for their 2013 event, but if reports are to believed there is one act they're absolutely desperate to get back together for the...

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Morrissey Turns Good Samaritan And Helps Ill Lady In Bookstore

By Contributor | 27th September 2012

Morrissey took time out from rallying against the British royal family and meat eaters and turned into a Good Samaritan at the weekend, with it being reported that the outspoken musician tended to an elderly...

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