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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...

Morrissey: 'There's No Chance The Smiths Will Regroup'

Following a spate of unlikely rock reunions, capped off by the Guns N' Roses classic line-up comeback, fans have started to wonder if the estranged former The Smiths bandmates would ever consider a...

Morrissey Announces World Tour

Morrissey has announced he is going on a world tour.The former Smiths frontman is heading out on the road this autumn and will be travelling to Japan, China, North America, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.The 'How...

Morrissey Returning To Hometown Stage After U.k. 'Retirement'

The former The Smiths star shocked fans in September (15) when he warned he would "likely" never play another ticketed show in his native Britain after failing to secure a new record deal....

Morrissey Changes His Mind About Chicago Riot Fest Performance

In a statement on Morrissey’s website True To You on Monday, a representative for the former The Smiths singer wrote: "As of this date, Morrissey is not a part of this year’s Chicago...

Joe Manganiello Producing Movie Inspired By The Smiths Radio Station Incident

Shoplifters of the World will be a dramatised version of the events that happened in 1987, when superfan James Kiss demanded DJs at Y108 play The Smiths songs all day. He stormed...

Johnny Marr Releasing Long-awaited Autobiography

Set the Boy Free will hit stores in November (16) and will chronicle Johnny's childhood in Manchester, England in the 1960s, his time as Morrissey's sidekick in The Smiths and his session work...

Morrissey Warns Fans Not To Follow The Smiths On Twitter

The music icon has insisted that the new account, set up by Warner Music to "celebrate the history of the band", has not been sanctioned by him. When an official Twitter account launched earlier this...

'War And Peace' Star Jack Lowden Cast As Morrissey In Upcoming Biopic

Jack Lowden who starred in BBC period drama ‘War and Peace’ earlier this year, has been cast as Morrissey in the upcoming biopic of The Smiths’ frontman. Titled Steven, the film will focus on Morrissey’s...

Morrissey Distances Himself From Supreme Clothing Advertisements

The former The Smiths star first addressed his involvement in the promotional posters on Saturday (13Feb16), after fans began posting photos of the billboards on social media. In a message shared on...

Alain Whyte's Guitar Fetches $2,500

The musician, who was part of the former The Smiths star's backing band from 1991 and became his chief songwriting partner until they ended their business relationship in 2004, put the axe up...

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