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Morrissey And Marr Reunite For Animal Rights

14th February 2011

Former THE SMITHS songwriters MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR have joined forces once more - to support a leading animal rights campaign group.The musicians, who had a highly public bust-up after the cult British band split...

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Marr Learned About Oscars Nod From A Fan

6th February 2011

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR found out he'd received an Oscars nomination for his work on INCEPTION from a fan on Twitter.com.The guitarist teamed up with Hans Zimmer to work on the music for...

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Marr Offered Book Deal

17th January 2011

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has been offered a book deal.The iconic guitarist, who teamed up with enigmatic singer/songwriter Morrissey to create a series of indie anthems in the 1980s, admits he's considering a...

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The Smiths Debated In U.k. Parliament

9th December 2010

Cult rockers THE SMITHS have been immortalised in Britain's parliament - they were the subject of a bizarre debate between Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON and a rival politician this week (begs06Dec10).The band's songwriters Morrissey and...

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Morrissey Backs Marr Over Prime Minister Protest

6th December 2010

MORRISSEY has joined his former THE SMITHS bandmate JOHNNY MARR in criticising British Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON after the politician confessed he was a big fan of the pair's music.Marr was far from impressed when...

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Fascinating Fact 10403

24th November 2010

LIL WAYNE pays tribute to cult British band THE SMITHS on the cover of his new album I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING - the rapper sports a t-shirt bearing the words, "And if the...

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Willow Smith Gets Singing Talent From Jada

19th November 2010

Willow Smith gets her singing talents from her mother Jada Pinkett Smith.The 10-year-old pop star was inspired to launch a career in the music industry by her famous parents Jada - who is an actress...

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Ronson Not Bothered By Death Threats Over Smiths Cover

30th September 2010

Superproducer MARK RONSON was unfazed by the barrage of death threats he received after covering a song by British band THE SMITHS - because songwriters MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR sanctioned the track.The DJ re-recorded the...

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Marr & Brown Record Covers For Charity Album

24th September 2010

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR and IAN BROWN are among the stars who have recorded tracks for an album to benefit a homeless charity in Britain.Bands The Feeling and Hard-Fi have also headed into...

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The Ting Tings Turn Goth Pop

6th September 2010

The Ting Tings sound like both Depeche Mode and TLC on their new album. The 'Be The One' group say every track on their as yet-untitled second album has a completely different sound to it,...

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Marr Pens Tv Theme Tune

11th August 2010

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has ventured out of rock and into TV jingles - he written the theme tune for a new U.K. sitcom.The musician, who now plays with The Cribs, penned and...

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Fascinating Fact 9797

11th August 2010

THE CRIBS rockers RYAN and GARY JARMAN have posed in drag for the cover of their new single, Housewife. But their guitarist, former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR, refused to don a dress for the...

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Mark Ronson Has Passionate Preference

5th August 2010

Mark Ronson would rather people wanted to "stab" him rather than have no opinion about his music.The producer - who experienced a backlash when he released 'Stop Me', a reworked version of The Smiths' track...

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Marr 'Proud' To Have Inspired Vegetarians

24th July 2010

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR feels "very proud" of the band's 1985 album MEAT IS MURDER - because the record inspired so many fans to become vegetarian.The animal activist admits many devotees have told...

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Johnny Marr's Vegetarian Pride

23rd July 2010

Johnny Marr is "proud" The Smiths inspired people to go vegetarian.The iconic group's guitarist believes their seminal 1985 LP 'Meat Is Murder' changed the life of many of their fans, and admits it is one...

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Marr & Zimmer To Perform For Dicaprio At Premiere Party

10th July 2010

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and legendary film composer HANS ZIMMER are teaming up to perform at the Los Angeles premiere of LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's new movie INCEPTION.The odd couple will perform a special concert...

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Morrissey's Fight With Snapper Over Photo Use Explained

9th June 2010

Revered photographer DEREK RIDGERS has broken his silence about his 18-year-old feud with MORRISSEY, insisting he is willing to put the past behind him because he's still a big fan of the former THE SMITHS...

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Despite Ogre, Box Office Is Less Green Than Last Year

25th May 2010

It's not often that a film that opens with a weekend take of more than $70 million is regarded as a disappointment. But such was the case with Paramount/DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After , which...

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The Cribs Take New Direction

24th May 2010

The Cribs' new album will be keyboard-driven.The group are currently in the studio working on the follow-up LP to 2009's 'Ignore the Ignorant' and guitarist Johnny Marr is impressed by how hard frontman Ryan Jarman...

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Ex Madness And The Smiths Manager Sztumpf Dies

25th March 2010

Former MADNESS and THE SMITHS manager MATTHEW SZTUMPF has died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.Sztumpf also managed 1980s group Swing Out Sister during a long and successful career, and he most recently served as tour...

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Morrissey Blasts Damien Hirst

17th March 2010

Morrissey reckons artist Damien Hirst's head should be "kept in a bag" for using dead animals in his artwork. The 'You Have Killed Me' singer and animal rights activist blasted the British artist - who...

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Marr's Stolen Guitar Found After 10 Years

22nd February 2010

Former THE SMITHS rocker JOHNNY MARR is "ecstatic" after one of his favourite guitars was returned to him - 10 years after it was stolen.Marr's treasured vintage 1964 Gibson SG vanished after a show with...

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Avatar Raises News Corp's Profits, Murdoch's Spirits

3rd February 2010

News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch sounded buoyant during a conference call Tuesday after his company reported a 44-percent rise in operating profit to $1.2 billion during the last quarter on revenue of $8.7 billion. The...

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Facebook Group Launches Bid To Land The Smiths At Number One

11th January 2010

The Internet action group behind a successful campaign to keep talent show tune THE CLIMB from claiming the Christmas number one in Britain has sparked a new trend - another ground roots movement is using...

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Harry Swoops Up To First Place On Dvd Charts

18th December 2009

As expected, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made its pre-Christmas debut on DVD last week and instantly bounded to the top of the Nielsen EDI VideoScan sales chart. (Early in the week it was...

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Blockbusters Rule Dvd Charts

10th December 2009

Two of the year's biggest blockbusters went head-to-head against one another as they debuted on DVD and Blu-ray last week, with the result paralleling their box-office performance. Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian,...

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Wal-mart Sets Off Dvd Price War

9th November 2009

Wal-Mart touched off a DVD price war on Friday when it announced a special pre-release price of $10 for many soon-to-be-released titles, including Terminator Salvation, Angels & Demons, Julie & Julia, and Star Trek. Target...

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Morrissey Fit For London Show

27th October 2009

Morrissey will play his Royal Albert Hall concert tonight (27.10.09).The 50-year-old music legend has confirmed he is feeling well enough to perform at the renowned London venue this evening despite collapsing on-stage at the Swindon...

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Peter Hook's Freebass Favours

14th October 2009

Peter Hook couldn't find a singer for Freebass so asked his famous friends to take it in turns.When the former New Order bassist - who has teamed up with Stone Roses bassist Mani and Andy...

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The Things They Say 13574

23rd September 2009

"It's not necessarily the case that we're not talking. We have email... Who's got time for a feud? Right now I have got screwdrivers inside guitars, my car broke down yesterday... I've got no time...

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