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The Smiths' 50m Offer

1st July 2009

The Smiths were offered $50 million to reform.The iconic 80s band - who split acrimoniously in 1987 - were promised the staggering sum for playing just a handful of shows, with former guitarist Johnny Marr...

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The Things They Say 12746

27th June 2009

"The most valuable in my collection is MORRISSEY from THE SMITHS as I just love his music." British comic DAVID WALLIAMS collects the autographs of his idols.

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Drunken 'Werewolf' Shia Labeouf

19th June 2009

Shia LaBeouf gave up drinking whisky because it turned him into a "werewolf".The 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' actor intends to quit drinking any alcohol and stop smoking because both habits have a negative effect...

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Johnny Marr's Singing Holiday

18th June 2009

Johnny Marr ruined a family holiday by writing a song.The guitarist was so preoccupied with remembering a tune he began writing at the beginning of a trip, he made everyone else "miserable" by refusing to...

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Merriweather Threatened Over Smiths Track

16th June 2009

Australian singer DANIEL MERRIWEATHER was left fearing for his life after receiving death threats for covering a song by British band THE SMITHS.The Red hitmaker collaborated with producer Mark Ronson on his 2007 album Version...

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Johnny Marr's Morrissey Invite

12th June 2009

Johnny Marr has paved the way for a reunion with Morrissey.The guitarist - who quit The Smiths in 1987 because of differences with the singer - admits the legendary band are unlikely to reform, but...

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Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

12th June 2009

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

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Morrissey Is Britain's Greatest Living Oddity, Expert Claims

22nd May 2009

A new academic study on Smiths singer Morrissey claims the singer deserves recognition for his "awkwardness".The Manchester music legend, who celebrates his 50th birthday this week, should be championed for his shunning of normality and...

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Ben Stiller Jealous Of Comic Kids

20th May 2009

Ben Stiller thinks his children are funnier than he is.The 'Night at the Museum' star - who is married to actress Christine Taylor - is jealous of his daughter Ella, seven, and son Quinlan, three,...

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Morrissey Scraps London Gig

11th May 2009

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has fuelled further speculation about his health - by cancelling the London date on his world tour. The British singer's current jaunt was initially thrown into jeopardy in February (09) when...

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Smiths Star Pays Tribute To Musical Inspiration

13th April 2009

THE SMITHS drummer MIKE JOYCE has paid tribute to British musician JOHNNY ROADHOUSE, who died at the weekend (11Apr09). Roadhouse, who lost a short battle with illness on Saturday at the age of 88, played saxophone...

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Morrissey Makes Concert A Meat-free Zone

27th March 2009

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY banned any meat products from his concert in New York earlier this week.The I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS hit-maker demanded that any food which "used to have a...

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The Things They Say 11663

21st March 2009

"I do get mistaken for MORRISSEY. Not so much these days but I used to a lot." SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE director DANNY BOYLE reckons he's the spitting image of the former THE SMITHS frontman....

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Merriweather Talks New Album

13th March 2009

DANIEL MERRIWEATHER has been discussing his forthcoming album, claiming that he aimed for a "stripped back" sound.The Australian singer enjoyed chart success last year when he recorded a version of THE SMITHS song Stop Me...

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Morrissey Illness Sparks Fears Over Tour

10th March 2009

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has scrapped yet more dates on his massive world tour - sparking fears a large chunk of the jaunt will be axed. The British singer was due to kick off the...

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Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

16th February 2009

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY has plans to retire in five years - because he can't imagine hitting the stage or the recording studio at 55. The Suedehead singer, who turns 50 in May (09), insists...

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Morrissey Rejects Talk Of Smiths Reunion

12th February 2009

Singer Morrissey has said he has no interest in reforming the Smiths as he is "not stuck in the past".Rumours about a possible reunion for the 1980s band have persisted since their split in 1987,...

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Morrissey Rules Out Smiths Reunion

6th February 2009

British singer MORRISSEY has put an end to one of the longest-running rumours in pop - he will never reform THE SMITHS. The cult band split in 1987, and fans have speculated ever since the break-up...

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Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

5th February 2009

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

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Morrissey Poses Nude For Album Art

2nd February 2009

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has shocked fans by stripping off and posing nude to promote his new single. The singer and his four bandmates are pictured completely naked with their modesty protected only by vinyl...

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Smiths Star Rourke Lands Music Mogul Job

15th January 2009

Former THE SMITHS rocker ANDY ROURKE has dashed fans' hopes the band is planning a comeback - he has landed a new job as a music mogul. The bassist has been named director of A+R...

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Morrissey To Quit Music?

14th January 2009

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has hinted he will retire from music after the release of his forthcoming album. The influential rocker's new LP, Years of Refusal, his ninth solo outing, will be released next...

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Marr Rules Out Smiths Reunion

15th December 2008

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has blasted reports the legendary 80s band are planning a comeback - because he doesn't want to "go back in time". The influential rockers, fronted by singer Morrissey, dominated...

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Marr Quiet On Reunion Rumours

15th December 2008

JOHNNY MARR is keeping quiet about the possibility of a reunion for his former band THE SMITHS.Rumours have been circulating in the press this week that the much-loved band are set to reform, but guitarist...

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Finn Recruits Stars For New Album

18th November 2008

CROWDED HOUSE star NEIL FINN has lined up a clutch of stars to join him on his upcoming solo album, with former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and two-fifths of RADIOHEAD joining him in the...

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Fascinating Fact 6356

13th November 2008

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star JOHN FRUSCIANTE has recruited bandmate FLEA and former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR for his new solo album THE EMPYREAN....

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Marr Bemoans Music Industry

5th November 2008

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has hit out at the record industry - insisting Britain and America have failed to make any valuable contributions to music. The rocker has begun his tenure as a...

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Simon Cowell Offers To Save Totp Christmas Special

30th October 2008

There could still be a Top of the Pops Christmas Special after Simon Cowell said he may buy the rights to the show from the BBC.It was announced on Tuesday that the programme - a...

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Marr Denies The Smiths Comeback

25th October 2008

THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has quashed speculation the rock group is set to reform for a special one-off gig. British newspaper The Sun alleged on Friday (24Oct08) that the rockers, who split in 1987...

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Marr To Make Debut As Lecturer

24th October 2008

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR will begin his tenure as a British university lecturer next month (Nov08). The rocker, who was appointed to the position last year (07), will return to Salford University's Maxwell...

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