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Johnny Marr Takes Aim At Reality Stars On The Bright Parade

Johnny Marr has released new song 'The Bright Parade' about ''vacuous modern day reality stars''.The former Smiths star will play Nile Rodgers' Meltdown festival at The Royal Festival Hall in London tonight (08.08.19), and just...

Morrissey Greatest Hits Album To Receive First Vinyl Release

Morrissey's 2001 greatest hits collection is being released on vinyl for the first ever time.'The Best of Morrissey' is a compilation of the singer's solo songs released between 1988 and 1998 and was originally released...

Johnny Marr Announces Hometown Show In Manchester

Johnny Marr has announced a hometown show.The former Smiths star will play Manchester's Albert Hall on September 4 after a summer of festivals and UK shows.The 55-year-old musician recently wowed fans with a surprise appearance...

Johnny Marr Isn't Worried About Morrissey Harming The Smiths' Legacy

Johnny Marr is ''not worried'' about the backlash against his former bandmate Morrissey's political beliefs affecting the legacy of The Smiths.Morrissey's albums have been withdrawn from sale at Cardiff's Spillers Records, the world's oldest record...

Andy Rourke: The World Needs Colourful Characters Like Morrissey

Andy Rourke says the world needs ''colourful characters'' like his old bandmate Morrissey.The 55-year-old bassist co-founded The Smiths with frontman Morrissey in Manchester in 1982, and he has admitted the music industry would be ''boring''...

Andy Rourke Drops Debut Single From New Band Blitz Vega

Andy Rourke has formed the new band Blitz Vega with British musician KAV.The former Smiths bassist has joined forces with the Los Angeles-based frontman - who helped reunite Manchester band Happy Mondays in 2004, and...

Five Bands We'd Love To See Reunite!

With the massive headline news that the Spice Girls have (eventually) decided to reunite once again, nailing on a huge stadium tour of the UK next summer, it got us thinking – what other bands...

Johnny Marr Slams Ex-bandmates

Johnny Marr has blasted his former Smiths bandmates over their reunion project.The iconic group announced earlier this year they were to reunite as Classically Smiths without the guitarist and frontman Morrissey for a series of...

Johnny Marr Won't Stand By Morrissey

Johnny Marr doesn't ''feel any need to stick by'' Morrissey.The 54-year-old guitarist admitted he disagrees with his former Smiths bandmate's controversial views, including lending his support to For Britain, branding the treatment of EDL co-founder...

Morrissey Extends UK Tour

Morrissey has added new dates to his UK tour.The former Smiths frontman has announced he will perform intimate shows at Portsmouth Guildhall on July 10 and Reading Rivermead on July 12 in South England.The music...

Moby Won't Tour Again

Moby won't tour again.The 52-year-old musician occasionally joins his friend Peter Hook on stage when the former New Order star performs in London, but he's got no interest in playing his own shows as there...

Morrissey Announces Two Manchester Gigs

Morrissey has announced two homecoming shows at Manchester's iconic Castlefield Bowl.The former Smiths frontman will perform songs from his new album, 'Low In High School', and classic hits on July 7 and 8 at the...

Johnny Marr's Single Is Call To Save The World

Johnny Marr's new single is a desperate plea to anyone who might be able to save mankind from its current predicament.The 54-year-old musician - best known for his time with The Smiths - has released...

Morrissey Brands Halal Meat 'Evil'

Morrissey thinks halal meat is ''evil''.The 58-year-old singer has described UK law as ''pointless'' and has argued that neither of the major political parties in the country deserve anyone's vote because they support halal meat...

Johnny Marr Announces Release Date For New Album

Johnny Marr's new album 'Call The Comet' will be released on June 15.The 54-year-old musician - who is best known for his time with The Smiths - has claimed that his upcomig third solo record...

Noel Gallagher Wants To Work With Morrissey

Noel Gallagher wants to write a song for Morrissey.The 50-year-old rocker has decided he wants to start sharing his songwriting talents around and has made a wish list of artists he wants to work with...

Classically Smiths Concerts Axed

The Smiths' 'Classically Smiths' concerts have been axed after bassist Andy Rourke denied his involvement and drummer Mike Joyce pulled out.The legendary punk rock group were set to reunite without frontman Morrissey and guitarist Johnny...

The Smiths Reunite - Sort Of - For Classical Concerts

The Smiths are reuniting without Morrissey and Johnny Marr for a series of orchestral concerts.Drummer Mike Joyce, bassist Andy Rourke and occasional guitarist Craig Gannon, have teamed up for the first time in 31 years...

Johnny Marr Gets Mistaken For Noel Gallagher

Johnny Marr has admitted he gets mistaken for Noel Gallagher at least ''every month''.The Smiths guitarist - who worked with Noel on 'If Love Is The Law' from his new High Flying Birds album 'Who...

Johnny Marr And Maxine Peake's Surprise Song

Johnny Marr has teamed up with actress Maxine Peake for a completely ''different'' track, titled 'The Priest'. The former Smiths guitarist and co-songwriter - along with Morrissey - is a huge fan of the 'Cake'...

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...

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