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Smiths Legend Tops Us Charts With Modest Mouse

30th March 2007

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has entered the American album charts at number one with the band Modest Mouse.Marr, who only joined the popular US band after they advertised for a 'Johnny Marr-sounding guitarist', has...

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Smiths Star Marr Gives Modest Mouse A Big Squeak

28th March 2007

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has given his new group, MODEST MOUSE, a boost - he's helped them land their first number one album in the US. The cult indie group's WE WERE DEAD...

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Fascinating Fact 3038

26th March 2007

Legendary British record label Rough Trade is to open the country's largest music-only store in London's East End. The company, which launched the career of veteran rockers THE SMITHS, will also use the shop as...

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Brock: 'I'm Not Starstruck By Marr'

14th March 2007

MODEST MOUSE frontman ISAAC BROCK insists he didn't ask British guitarist JOHNNY MARR to join his band because of his legacy in THE SMITHS. Brock is adamant he was attracted to Marr's musical prowess rather...

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Former Smiths Guitarist Marr Slams Smiths 'Soap Opera'

9th March 2007

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR is sick of the "soap opera" journalists attach to the eighties rock group. Marr is astonished there is still talk of a Smiths reunion 20 years after the group...

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New Order Star Hook Creates Bassist-heavy Supergroup

9th March 2007

NEW ORDER bass player PETER HOOK has created a new British indie rock supergroup with THE SMITHS star ANDY ROURKE and original STONE ROSES bass player GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD. The three bass guitarists are recording...

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Morrissey Turns Animal Rescuer

6th February 2007

British singer MORRISSEY moonlights as an animal saviour - he rescues sick squirrels he sees lying by the side of the road. The former THE SMITHS frontman urges other animal lovers to check squirrels...

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Pretty Girls Make Graves Split

30th January 2007

American band PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES have announced plans to split, following the departure of drummer NICK DEWITT. The five-piece, named after THE SMITHS song of the same name, will complete their US tour in...

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Cocker To Write Eurovision Song?

17th January 2007

JARVIS COCKER has volunteered to write a future UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - but refuses to go up against MORRISSEY, who is in talks to pen his own song for the competition....

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Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

9th January 2007

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has become a full-time member of US indie act MODEST MOUSE after frontman ISAAC BROCK listed him at the top of his wish list to replace departing bandmate...

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Attenborough Wins Icon Award

17th December 2006

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was named Britain's Greatest Living Icon yesterday (16DEC06) after viewers voted for the British naturalist on the BBC's THE CULTURE SHOW. The veteran broadcaster beat former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and former...

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Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

10th December 2006

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

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Wilson Fury At Morrissey

8th December 2006

Music mogul TONY WILSON has launched a blistering attack on pop star MORRISSEY, calling him a nasty human being. Wilson, who managed NEW ORDER and HAPPY MONDAYS, is not happy at the former THE...

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Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

1st October 2006

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

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Morrissey Slams UK Radio

21st August 2006

Morose crooner MORRISSEY has slammed UK radio stations for refusing to give his latest tracks enough air time. The former THE SMITHS singer headlined Britain's two-day V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford at the weekend...

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Morrissey Blasts Bush And Blair

21st August 2006

Outspoken singer MORRISSEY has launched a stinging attack on both US President GEORGE W BUSH and British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for their aggressive foreign policies. Headlining England's V Festival in Weston Park, Stafford on...

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The Tube Returns, On Radio

7th August 2006

Iconic British music TV show THE TUBE is returning as a radio programme. The 1980s show regularly featured performances from THE CURE, THE SMITHS, DURAN DURAN, REM and U2 and propelled presenters JOOLS HOLLAND and...

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Morrissey Snubs Baldwin Film

26th July 2006

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has turned down the chance to appear alongside ALEC BALDWIN in a forthcoming Hollywood movie, because he is convinced he has no acting talent. Despite being tempted by the role,...

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Morrissey Hits Back In Tv Presenter Feud

26th July 2006

Outspoken British singer MORRISSEY has hit back at British television presenter RICHARD MADELEY, who labelled him a "puffed-up-prat" and "vain glorious strutting humbug". Madeley used his column in the British newspaper the Saturday Express to...

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Linda Mccartney Snubbed The Smiths

7th June 2006

The late LINDA MCCARTNEY turned down an offer to record with British band THE SMITHS. The rock foursome were huge fans of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's first wife, and were desperate for her to play the...

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Morrissey's Regrets His Celibacy Claims

30th May 2006

MORRISSEY regrets becoming a role model for celibacy during the 1980s, because he has never managed to shake off the association. The former THE SMITHS frontman wanted to prove he would not have sex with...

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Doherty Dumped By Record Label

21st May 2006

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has been ditched by his record label for being "too difficult to deal with". Rough Trade, which have launched acts such as THE SMITHS and THE STROKES, have announced BABYSHAMBLES...

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Ashcroft's Solo Inspirations

13th May 2006

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT insists he looks to MORRISSEY and IAN BROWN as mentors when life as a solo artist gets tough. Ashcroft, who went his own way after THE VERVE parted company, admits he...

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Killers Look To Springsteen For Sophomore Effort

2nd May 2006

THE KILLERS have ditched their British influences in favour of a more American approach because frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has fallen in love with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's music. The US singer admits the band's debut album HOT...

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Morrissey Slams Bono's Songwriting

20th April 2006

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has launched a scathing attack on U2 rocker BONO -questioning his songwriting talents. The Irish group were recently hailed for creating Britain's best pop lyric, when the line, "One life,...

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U2 Lyric Is Britain's Number One

18th April 2006

U2 have written Britain's favourite pop lyric - beating rival rockers BOB DYLAN, BOB MARLEY, THE BEATLES and DAVID BOWIE in a new poll. The line, "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers," appears in...

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Unknown Gnarls Barkley Make UK Chart History

3rd April 2006

Pop phenomenon GNARLS BARKLEY's CRAZY has become the first song to have a British number one solely based on download sales - forcing NE-YO's SO SICK into second position on the singles chart. According to...

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Morrissey: 'I Hate Blair's Face'

30th March 2006

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has lashed out at British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and his wife CHERIE for the way they look. The angry rocker has aimed unflinching criticism at Blair in the past...

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Marr Turned Down The Smiths Millions

30th March 2006

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has turned down offers of up to $10 million (GBP5.7 million) to reform the band in the past Former frontman MORRISSEY, who has enjoyed a successful solo career...

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Morrissey Won't Reform Smiths

30th March 2006

MORRISSEY has closed the door on a possible THE SMITHS reunion - insisting he would rather "eat my own testicles" than perform with them again. The singer has been offered $8.75 million (GBP5 million) to...

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