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Morrissey Announces UK Tour

Morrissey has confirmed his first full UK tour in two years in support of his upcoming new album 'Low in High School'.The former Smiths frontman has announced plans to go back on the road in...

Morrissey Unveils New Single Spent The Day In Bed

Morrissey has made a comeback with new single 'Spent The Day In Bed'.The former Smiths frontman set tongues wagging when he joined Twitter over the weekend, and on Monday night (18.09.17) he took to the...

Brandon Flowers Never Felt Like A Frontman

Brandon Flowers never thought he'd be as good a frontman as Morrissey.The Killers singer was always reluctant to take the mic when the band formed because he idolised the Smiths legend so much and it...

Morrissey Announces New Album

Morrissey is releasing a new album after inking a deal with BMG.The former Smiths frontman is yet to unveil the full track-listing for 'Low in High-School', which is his first studio album since 2014's 'World...

The Smiths Ask Fans To Share The Queen Is Dead Memories

Warner Bros. Records are inviting fans of The Smiths to share their memories of their favourite track from the band's LP 'The Queen Is Dead'.The iconic British punk band's seminal 1986 album - which featured...

Russell Brand: Morrissey Is Rude

Russell Brand thinks Morrissey is rude.The 42-year-old comic is friends with the former Smiths singer but thinks his pal can be very abrupt and uses ''weird puns'' to be mean about people.He said: ''There was...

Morrissey Removes 'Racist' T-shirt From Online Store

The controversial T-shirt is emblazoned with a picture of African-American writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin's face. Morrissey is a known admirer of the beloved novelist, playwright and social critic, but...

Matt Healy Wants The 1975 To Be The' Most Important' Band

Matt Healy wants The 1975 to be the most ''important'' band of the decade.The 27-year-old singer hopes his band leave behind a ''legacy'' of era-defining material and wants their upcoming third album to be regarded...

Morrissey Under Fire For Selling 'Racist' T-shirts

The controversial T-shirt is emblazoned with a picture of African-American writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin's face. Above the image of Baldwin are lyrics from Morrissey's former band The Smiths' song...

Anais Gallagher And Noel Gallagher Have Shoe Spats

Anais Gallagher and her dad Noel Gallagher ''clash'' over which shoe brand is the best.The 17-year-old model, who was signed to Select Model Management at the age of just 12, is the face of sports...

Blondie's Collaborative Lp Features Sia And Charli Xcx

Blondie's new album features collaborations with Sia and Charli XCX.The 'Call Me' hitmakers - comprised of Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz-Bohen and Tommy Kessler - have also worked with...

Rick Astley Has A Secret Life As A Rock Drummer

The Never Gonna Give You Up star admits he loves rocking out and he'd love to cover The Smiths on record, but fears fans wouldn't take him seriously. "I play the drums...,"...

The Smiths To Release Two Unheard Tracks On Vinyl

The Smiths are to release a new vinyl single with two previously unheard tracks.Singer Morrissey's fan site, true-to-you.net, reports that the 7 inch-disc features unreleased versions of 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side'...

Morrissey Puts U.s. Tour On Hold To Allow Bandmate's Recovery

The former frontman of The Smiths abandoned a gig in Boulder, Colorado earlier this month (Nov16) after bandmate Gustavo Manzur collapsed backstage. He subsequently cancelled three further concerts in Texas. Now Morrissey,...

Morrissey Calls On Car Manufacturers To Use Vegan Leather

The outspoken animal rights campaigner and former frontman of The Smiths wrote a letter to Mary T. Barra, the chair and CEO of General Motors Company (GM), on behalf of organisation People for...

Morrissey Cancels Three Gigs As Sick Bandmate Advised To Rest

The former frontman of The Smiths was due to perform in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston this week (end20Nov16). However the concerts will not go ahead as keyboardist Gustavo Manzur has been...

Morrissey Cancels Colorado Gig After Bandmember Collapses Backstage

The former frontman of The Smiths was preparing to play at the city's Boulder Theater when his keyboard player Gustavo Manzur, collapsed. According to editors at The Denver Post, the Panic...

Morrissey Cancels Denver Show After Keyboardist Collapses

Morrissey was forced to cancel his concert in Denver on Monday night (14.11.16) after his keyboardist collapsed.The former Smiths star was scheduled to perform a show at the Boulder Theatre in the capital of Colorado,...

Johnny Marr: It Was Amazing Being In The Smiths

Johnny Marr has nothing bad to say about his time in The Smiths.The 58-year-old musician - who was formerly a member of the rock band from their formation in 1982, to their split in 1987...

Johnny Marr: 'Morrissey And I Discussed The Smiths Reunion Plans In 2008'

The pub chat details feature in Marr's upcoming memoir Set the Boy Free, and in an extract published by The Guardian on Monday (31Oct16), the guitarist recalls the reunion was very much in...

Johnny Marr Felt Like Yoko Ono

Johnny Marr has compared himself to Yoko Ono.The legendary guitarist thinks John Lennon's widow - who was widely blamed for splitting up The Beatles - is the only person to have reached the level of...

Morrissey's Bangkok Concert Cancelled After Thai King's Death

King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on Thursday (13Oct16) aged 88, sparking a national outpouring of grief. Morrissey had been due to play Bangkok's Moonstar Studios venue next Tuesday (18Oct16), but the concert...

Morrissey Launching Pop-up Shop For Animal Charity

The former The Smiths rocker has long been an outspoken advocate for animals, and before he plays to a sold-out crowd at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn next week (begs19SEp16), his MPORIUM merchandise...

The Cranberries Star Dolores O'riordan Forms Band With The Smiths Bassist

The Linger singer was a huge fan of Morrissey's band growing up and now his bassist is her bandmate in D.A.R.K. The duo premiered their new track High Fashion on the Talkhouse...

Morrissey: My Cancer Treatments Are Exhausting

Morrissey has opened up about living with cancer and has revealed his treatments have slowed him down.The 57-year-old singer first revealed he had been diagnosed with Barrett's cancer in 2014 stating in a matter-of-fact way...

Morrissey: 'Cancer Treatment Has Slowed Me Down'

The former Smiths frontman revealed in October, 2014 he was receiving treatment for Barrett's oesophagus, a condition which had turned cancerous, but told U.S. radio host Larry King last year (15) he felt...

The Smiths Team Up With Peta For Meat Is Murder Video Game

The Smiths have partnered with PETA for a 'Meat is Murder' video game. The iconic British indie group - which was comprised of Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke - have lent their...

The Smiths And Peta Team Up For 'Meat Is Murder' Mobile Game

British indie legends The Smiths have teamed up with animal rights group PETA to create a new video game based on the group’s 1985 song ‘Meat Is Murder’.The track, from the Mancunian group’s album of...

The Smiths Lend Meat Is Murder To New Peta Game

The British rockers have given permission for their 1985 track Meat Is Murder to be adapted as a quirky instrumental and used as the soundtrack for the mobile game, called The Beautiful Creature...

Morrissey: 'Airport Customs Officials Stole From Me'

The former The Smiths star claims customs officials in Los Angeles took money out of his wallet when he refused to stand where they wanted him to stand. Expanding on an incident...

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