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Morrissey Snubs Music Award

The former The Smiths star revealed last month (Jul15) that he had been honoured with the Gold Medal Award by members of the Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Dublin. However, he...

Morrissey 'Admires' Suicide

Morrissey believes suicide is ''admirable''.The 56-year-old singer - who has previously admitted to suffering from depression - insists he has never tried to end his life, though thinks everyone does at some stage and he...

Morrissey: 'Security Guard Put His Finger Down My Rear Cleavage'

The former The Smiths star claims his private parts were groped by the security officer as he went through a checkpoint at the airport last month (Jul15) and he lodged a formal complaint...

Morrissey Winning Cancer Battle, Given Up On Medication For Depression

The Everyday is Like Sunday singer was diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus in October (14), but he admits he's getting to grips with his cancer, and feels very positive. He tells U.S. news...

Morrissey Brands Jimmy Kimmel A Hypocrite Over Cecil The Lion

The pair fell out in 2013 when the former The Smiths frontman scrapped a planned appearance on chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he discovered his fellow guests would include the cast of...

Morrissey Was Not Sexually Assaulted, Say Airport Officials

The former The Smiths star claims his private parts were groped by a "security officer" as he went through a checkpoint at San Francisco International Airport on Monday (27Jul15).He lodged a formal complaint after two...

Morrissey Accuses Airport Worker Of Sex Attack

The former The Smiths frontman was preparing to fly from San Francisco International Airport in California to London's Heathrow Airport on Monday (30Jul15) when the incident occurred.He claims a male worker approached him at a...

Peta Boss Hails Morrissey's 'Fierce Honesty'

The former The Smiths star, who often provokes anger among critics for his blunt statements on animal rights issues, will be handed a lifetime achievement award from PETA at a special ceremony at...

Morrissey Lands Lifetime Achievement Award For Animal Rights Work

The vegan singer is a committed animal rights supporter and often angers critics and opponents with his forthright comments on the issue. However, officials at PETA, who have a long-standing relationship with...

Nancy Sinatra On Mentor Morrissey

Nancy Sinatra has hailed Morrissey as her ''best mentor''.The 75-year-old singer worked with the former Smiths frontman and her ex-neighbour on 2004 track 'Let Me Kiss You', which was penned by the eccentric star, and...

Johnny Marr Swaps Penning Lyrics For Penning A Book

Johnny Marr is taking a break from music to write his autobiography.The legendary guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - has been penning the tome on the road...

Johnny Marr Blasts Glastonbury Line-up

The Smiths guitarist referred to the Sunday afternoon session on the main stage, which is usually filled by iconic musicians, including Dolly Parton at last year's (14) event and Kenny Rogers in 2013,...

Morrissey: 'Barack Obama Has Turned His Back On Black Communities'

The former The Smiths singer was left shocked at the events in Ferguson, Missouri last year (14) when police officer Darren Wilson faced no charges for shooting dead teenage thief Michael Brown....

Morrissey Praises Ireland's Vote For Marriage Equality, Criticises Animal Rights

On Saturday (23May15), it was officially announced that Ireland had become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by public vote, with an overwhelming 62 per cent of Irish citizens voting 'yes'....

Morrissey Brands Prince Harry Stupid Over Crocodile Photo

The Suedehead hitmaker, who is a vocal exponent of animal rights issues, is currently preparing for a series of gigs in Sydney, but he was left furious over an image of the royal...

Morrissey Thanks Madison Square Garden For Going Meat-free

The vegan singer frequently insists on venues going vegetarian for the night when he performs, and he has even refused to book shows at concert halls where his request is refused. On...

Morrissey Facing Court Appearance Over Bodyguard Lawsuit

Bradley Steyn filed legal documents in California last year (14) alleging he was unfairly sacked by the singer after refusing to track down the home address of a website owner who had fallen...

Morrissey To Mark Birthday With Book-signing

The former The Smiths star is heading Down Under next month (May15) to perform four concerts at the Sydney Opera House, and he has announced he will sign copies of his hit memoir...

Morrissey Derides Crowdsourced Music As "Desperate" And "Insulting"

Legendary indie music icon Morrissey has spoken out against crowdsourcing in pop. Currently without a record deal and having a reputation for falling out with record label bosses over the years, the star has vowed...

Morrissey: 'Crowdfunding Is Desperate And Insulting'

The former The Smiths star is currently without a music deal and has a history of falling out with his record company paymasters, but he is adamant he will never try to raise...

Johnny Marr Slams Online Touts

Johnny Marr has slammed online touts.The former The Smiths star took to his Twitter account to criticise ''eBay t**sers'' after his Record Store Day 2015 cover of Depeche Mode's 'I Feel You' appeared on the...

Morrissey Pulls Mexico Plans Over Bust-up With Promoters

The former The Smiths star resumes his global tour in Sydney, Australia next month (May15) before heading to the U.S. to begin the North American leg in June (15). Fans in Mexico...

Morrissey Joins Forces With Arch-enemy Madonna

The former The Smiths frontman has waged war against the Material Girl since the early days of his career, and has previously branded her "absurd", "offensive", and "closer to organised prostitution than anything...

Morrissey Accuses Glastonbury Boss Of Banning Animal Rights Film

The former The Smiths frontman played a mid-evening slot at the iconic festival four years ago but was left dismayed when a graphic animal rights campaign film, usually shown on his stage backdrop...

Morrissey Slams Top Australian Fashion Chain Over Wool

The former The Smiths frontman is heading Down Under next month (May15) to perform four shows in Sydney, and he has already attracted publicity over his demands for the city's famous Opera House...

Morrissey Cancels Netherlands Gig Due To Flu

The former The Smiths frontman was set to take the stage at Tilburg's 013 venue, club bosses took to Instagram.com to announce the gig had been axed. They wrote: "Our stage crew,...

Noel Gallagher Praises Johnny Marr For Guest Slot

Noel Gallagher has praised fellow British rocker Johnny Marr for his contribution to a new song, insisting the former The Smiths star is on "another level" to his rivals.Marr plays on the former Oasis guitarist's...

Smiths T-shirt Campaign Raises Thousands For Youth Club

A campaign to raise money for a British youth club by selling T-shirts bearing a famous image of rock band The Smiths standing outside the venue has raised more than $25,500 (£16,000).The cult 1980s group...

Johnny Marr Praises 'Clever' Noel Gallagher

Johnny Marr thinks Noel Gallagher's solo material is ''very clever''.The former Smiths guitarist has guested on a track on his friend's forthcoming new album and is very impressed by the ''cool'' sounding record.He said: ''Noel's...

Mike Joyce Makes Acting Debut

Former The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce made his acting debut in a radio play, which aired in the U.K. on Friday (28Nov14).The musician performed in 45-minute drama My Dad Keith alongside British actress Maxine Peake,...

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