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Stone Roses And Happy Mondays To Mark Easter In Manchester

27th January 2006

Stars of THE STONE ROSES and HAPPY MONDAYS will lead a parade through their native Manchester, England this Easter as part of a BBC celebration of the religious festival. IAN BROWN and BEZ will...

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Marr: 'The Smiths Will Not Reunite'

5th January 2006

Iconic guitarist JOHNNY MARR has denied THE SMITHS will reform at a UK charity concert later this month (28JAN06). Marr has agreed to perform with his band THE HEALERS at the Manchester Vs Cancer...

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The Smiths Faced Status Quo Collaboration

14th December 2005

British rockers THE SMITHS almost ended up collaborating with STATUS QUO guitarist RICK PARFITT in the mid-1980s, when the inebriated wildman stumbled into the wrong recording studio. The Smiths were recording their classic album...

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Smiths Stars Marr And Rourke To Reunite

13th December 2005

THE SMITHS rockers JOHNNY MARR and ANDY ROURKE will perform onstage together next month (JAN06) for the first time in 19 years. Guitarist Marr and bassist Rourke will star together at the 28 January...

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Morrissey Denied Smiths Royalties

8th December 2005

British rocker MORRISSEY claims his former THE SMITHS bandmate MIKE JOYCE has robbed him of over $2.7 million (GBP1.5 million) in album royalties. The 46-year-old singer, whose much publicised legal battle with drummer Joyce...

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Bass Rock Supergroup Seeks Unknown Singer

24th November 2005

A new rock supergroup starring the bassists of NEW ORDER, PRIMAL SCREAM and THE SMITHS is searching for an unknown singer. FREEBASS features New Order's PETER HOOK, former STONE ROSES star MANI, and The...

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Morrissey Promises Something New

16th November 2005

British rocker MORRISSEY promises his new album marks a change in musical direction thanks to DAVID BOWIE's producer. The former THE SMITHS frontman has been collaborating with TONY VISCONTI on RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS...

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Morrissey: 'I Don't Need Drugs'

27th September 2005

British singer MORRISSEY has slammed drug-taking as "a waste of time". The former THE SMITHS frontman insists he leads a healthy lifestyle - and only took anti-depressants when he was younger. He says,...

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The Things They Say 292

27th September 2005

"I'll be shot - probably by one of the ex-Smiths." Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY predicts his own demise....

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Killers Thank Britain

27th September 2005

American band THE KILLERS consider themselves honorary Brits - because they were inspired by British music and have found most success there. The Las Vegas group have achieved more across the Atlantic than their...

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Morrissey Denies Gay Relationship With Marr

27th September 2005

British singer MORRISSEY has hit out at enduring speculation he enjoyed a homosexual relationship with his former THE SMITHS bandmate JOHNNY MARR. The songwriting duo joined forces in 1982 when Morrissey was approached...

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Morrissey: 'Doherty Can't Cope'

20th September 2005

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has hit out at the way the British media trivialises BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY's drug-taking. Doherty - who is dating supermodel KATE MOSS - has been through several unsuccessful...

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Morrissey Attacks Record Company Over Festival Announcement

30th May 2005

THE SMITHS' former frontman MORRISSEY is locked in a bitter war of words with his record label SANCTUARY - insisting they announced he'd be performing at next month's (JUN05) ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL without asking...

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Radiohead Beat Beatles And Stones In Best Album Poll

17th April 2005

British rockers RADIOHEAD are the surprise winners of a Best Album survey with their 1998 record OK COMPUTER. The PARANOID ANDROID stars beat music legends THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and MICHAEL JACKSON in...

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Scholars Study The Smiths

29th March 2005

Academics from around the world are uniting to debate THE SMITHS' influence on British musical culture. The WHY PAMPER LIFE'S COMPLEXITIES? two-day event takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University, northern England, and aims to...

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Smiths Inspire New Musical

12th November 2004

THE SMITHS are to be the inspiration for a new British stage musical. The cult 1980s group, fronted by MORRISSEY, have allowed producers of new show SOME GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS to use...

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John Peel Dies At 65 We Pay Our Respects

26th October 2004

Contactmusic are very saddened to hear of the recent and very tragic death of Legendary radio dj JOHN PEEL who died while on holiday in Peru. He was 65. BBC ledgend Peel suffered a heart...

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Ray Davies: 'I Was Traumatised As A Child'

19th August 2004

KINKS legend RAY DAVIES was sent to see a psychiatrist as a young teenager - because he was so depressed his parents were terrified for his welfare. The WATERLOO SUNSET singer was devastated by...

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Lou Reed Steps In For Morrissey

9th August 2004

Gravel-voiced singer LOU REED saved the day at the BENICASSIM FESTIVAL in Spain on Saturday (07AUG04) after he stepped in at the last minute to replace MORRISSEY. The former THE SMITHS frontman cancelled his...

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Gallagher: I'm A Pop Star

30th June 2004

OASIS rocker LIAM GALLAGHER wants his band to be called a "pop group" - because he is sick of the "indie" label. Despite initially signing to an independent record company, CREATION, in 1993, Gallagher...

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Mccartney And Bowie Make Mojo Shortlist

7th June 2004

Legendary rockers SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, DAVID BOWIE, ELVIS COSTELLO, MORRISSEY, PRINCE, PAUL WELLER and RAY DAVIES are among the artists in line for a place on the MOJO Honours List - the British magazine's unique...

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Marr Reveals Secret Smiths Reunion

26th May 2004

JOHNNY MARR has revealed he once tried to reunite the members of THE SMITHS before a court battle in the late 1990s left them bitter. The guitarist, whose departure led to the break-up of...

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Good Charlotte's Strange Influences

21st May 2004

Punk stars GOOD CHARLOTTE have taken inspiration for their new album from two unusual sources - indie legends THE SMITHS and hip-hop stars N*E*R*D. The BOYS AND GIRLS stars have been exploring their "dark...

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Morrissey Blasts Marr For Ruining Smiths Myth

2nd April 2004

MORRISSEY has slammed former sidekick JOHNNY MARR, blaming him for ruining the legacy of THE SMITHS. The British singer claims guitarist Marr has perpetrated a myth that Morrissey is "a monster" to disguise his...

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Morrissey Hits Out At American Idol

30th March 2004

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has blasted the makers of hit TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL for turning talentless wannabes into overnight stars. Moody Morrissey - who's preparing to release his first studio album...

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Sombre Morrissey Song Triumphs In Misery Poll

9th March 2004

A misery-ridden song by eighties band THE SMITHS has been crowned the top tune to compliment a depressed state of mind. The gloomy 1986 track I KNOW IT'S OVER - written by melancholic frontman...

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Fan Tries To Buy Smiths Reunion

30th November 2003

A superfan of cult rockers THE SMITHS is trying to entice founding members MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR to reform by offering them his entire estate in his will if they do. The THIS CHARMING...

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Smiths Guitar Up For Auction

9th October 2003

Fans of defunct cult British rockers THE SMITHS are busy competing for the bass guitar ANDY ROURKE played all the band's records after he placed it for sale on internet auction site eBAY. The...

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Blur Disappointed By Album Reaction

23rd September 2003

BLUR bassist ALEX JAMES is disappointed his group's new album failed to set the charts alight - because he thinks it's their best work ever. THINK TANK - Blur's seventh album - was warmly...

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Music Makes Morrissey Lose Control

19th June 2003

THE SMITHS legend MORRISSEY is still in love with pop music - because its the most powerful form of expression on the planet. The hitmaker is one of pop culture's most unlikely stars -...

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