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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...

The Things They Say: 4503942

"It's nonsense. We weren't boring or miserable. It's like saying ballet is s**t or Bono is a t**t. Ballet is amazing and they don't know Bono. People like easy targets." Former The Smiths drummer Mike...

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,...

James Franco Making Smiths-themed Record With Andy Rourke

James Franco has enlisted former The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke to play on a new album themed around the actor's love of the British rock band.The 127 Hours star has been working on a music...

James Franco To Release Album

James Franco is to release an album inspired by The Smiths.The 'Pineapple Express' star has collaborated with Tim O'Keefe and former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke on the venture, which will see his band Daddy release...

Noel Gallagher And Johnny Marr Team Up On Classic Tracks

Noel Gallagher joined his rock star pal Johnny Marr onstage on Thursday night (23Oct14) to 'duet' on classic tracks by Iggy Pop and The Smiths.The former Oasis star walked onstage to massive cheers for the...

Noel Gallagher Hates Album Title

Noel Gallagher wishes his new album had a different title.The 'Everybody's on the Run' singer has announced the release of 'Chasing Yesterday' in March 2015 and admits he struggled to come up with a name...

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

British indie rock icons The Smiths have been announced as one of this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s the sixth year for which the band have been...

The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The four acts are eligible to be inducted next year if they...

The Smiths, Green Day And Sting Land Hall Of Fame Nominations

Rockers including The Smiths, Green Day and Sting are among the contenders for next year's (15) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Other nominees include Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Lou Reed, Chic, Kraftwerk, Joan...

Morrissey Insists He's Been Dropped From Record Label

Morrissey insists he has been dropped by his record label, despite the company denying his claims. The former Smiths frontman is adamant he has proof in an email that he was ditched by Capitol-Harvest Records,...

George Michael: 'Smiths Reunion Was A Joke'

Pop star George Michael sent fans of The Smiths into a spin by insisting a long-awaited reunion is on its way, but he has now confessed he was joking.The former Wham! star was asked in...

Morrissey Fires Back At Security Guard's Violence-for-hire Lawsuit

Singer/songwriter Morrissey has distanced himself from allegations he hired a South African bouncer to get "rid of" a website controller The Smiths star was feuding with.In a bizarre new lawsuit, Bradley Steyn claims he was...

The Housemartins Set Reunion Criteria

The Housemartins will reform if The Smiths get back together.The 'Caravan of Love' hitmakers - who split in 1988 after five years together - famously had a pact never to reunite, but have now...

Cliff Richard Is 'Very Disappointed' Over Cancelled Morrissey Gig.

Sir Cliff Richard has been left ''very disappointed'' over Morrissey's cancelled tour. The 73-year-old singer - who was due to support the former Smiths star at an upcoming gig in Brooklyn, New York later this...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen At Earl's Court Show

Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (June...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths

Arcade Fire covered a rare Smiths track on Saturday (07.06.14) night.The 'Ready to Start' hitmakers sang 'London' - the b-side of the 12'' release of the 1987 single 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' - during...

Johnny Marr Announces New UK Tour

Johnny Marr has announced a UK solo tour.The former Smiths musician is embarking on a series of live gigs this autumn, starting on October 13 in Lincoln and finishing up in Leeds on October 29.The...

Fascinating Fact: 4210797

Fans serenaded rocker Morrissey by singing a rendition of Happy Birthday during his concert in Dallas, Texas on Thursday (22May14) to celebrate the former The Smiths singer turning 55.

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Martin Freeman Joins Cast Of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

Having already comprehensively nailed the art of portraying literary characters...

U2 Surprise New Yorkers By Busking In Grand Central Station

U2 caused a bit of a stir in New York this week by performing a secret gig...

ITV Escapes Investigation Over Kanye West's Brits Performance

Kanye West’s performance at the Brit Awards will not be the subject of an...

Tangerine Trailer Offers A Tasty Treat

Take two transgender prostitutes, one busy Christmas Eve and a tale of betrayal and you have the basic premise to...

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Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, FKA Twigs: The Weird And The Wonderful Met Ball Looks

Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon...

Idris Elba Breaks British Land Speed Record

As if it wasn’t enough being one of the downright coolest actors and musicians on Earth, Idris Elba has given...

First Pics Of 'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed

DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Will Feature In Disney's Next 'Infinity' Game

Major video game news today, as Disney released some details about...

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