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Morrissey Fan Documentary On The Way

Singer MORRISSEY is the subject of a new documentary film exploring how fans have been influenced by the former THE SMITHS frontman. Passions Just Like Mine, which is almost complete and currently has no release...

Smiths Producer Told Doherty To 'Sort It Out'

Stephen Street, famed music producer of the Smiths and Blur, has revealed how in heart-to-heart sessions with Pete Doherty he tried to get the Babyshambles frontman to 'sort himself out'.The producer, who has just completed...

By on 08 August 2007

Smiths Fans Plans Charity Bike-athon To Save Roof

LATEST: Fans of THE SMITHS are to stage a charity bike ride to raise funds for the ongoing renovation of Salford Lad's Club, which featured on the cover of the band's The Queen Is Dead...

Rough Trade Acquired By Beggars

Independent record label Rough Trade has joined the Beggars Group after the company bought Sanctuary's share of the small firm.Rough Trade will continue to operate out of its own offices but all central functions will...

By on 24 July 2007

Bassist: 'The Smiths Are Unlikely To Regroup'

Former THE SMITHS bassist ANDY ROURKE insists the legendary band is unlikely to reunite, because singer MORRISSEY is difficult to get in touch with. Rourke has had little contact with Morrissey, who now lives in...

Morrissey + Marr Heal Rift, But Never Discuss Smiths Reunion

Former THE SMITHS rockers MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR still socialise together despite falling out after the band's demise - but they've never discussed reforming the legendary group. Guitarist Marr claims neither he nor Morrissey has...

The Smiths' Roof Is Stolen

The roof of a building made famous by THE SMITHS has been stolen. The GBP250,000 ($500, 000) restoration of the Salford Lads Club in Greater Manchester, northern England - which featured on the cover of...

Restoration Of 'Smiths Club' Set Back

The restoration of the Salford Lads Club, famous for its connection to 80s rock band the Smiths, has been set back after thieves stole parts of the building's roof.Famed for an iconic photo of the...

By on 05 July 2007

Morrissey Cancels More Shows

Morrissey has been forced to cancel more shows on his US tour due to a continued viral infection.After performing at a gig in Virginia, the former Smiths singer saw a throat specialist in Washington DC...

By on 04 July 2007

Marr Was Oasis Inspiration

British rocker NOEL GALLAGHER was inspired to form OASIS with his brother LIAM after watching a performance by THE SMITHS as a youngster. The Wonderwall hitmaker says he was so impressed by The Smiths frontman...

Noel: Be Here Now Followed "Too Quick"

Noel Gallagher has explained why Oasis' third album, Be Here Now, was 'bloated' saying it followed their second record "too quick".Speaking on the BBC's Seven Ages of Rock programme, shown on BBC2 this Saturday at...

By on 28 June 2007

Rockers Prepare To Gatecrash Dance

Indie bands are preparing to gatecrash a top dance festival this weekend as members of the Ordinary Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Babyshambles take to the decks.Gatecrasher's Summer Soundsystem festival takes place at Lotherton Hall in...

By on 24 May 2007

Marr Impressed Modest Mouse With Pipe-laying Stories

Former THE SMITHS and THE PRETENDERS guitarist JOHNNY MARR impressed his new bandmates in cult U.S. act MODEST MOUSE by recalling his days as a gas pipe fitter. The group, led by Isaac Brock, were...

Marr Turns Shoe Designer

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has designed a new line of limited-edition charity sneakers. Only 216 pairs of the sports shoes will be manufactured and available at select stores in America and Britain. Marr,...

Marr: 'The Smiths Split Could Have Been Avoided'

THE SMITHS split could have been avoided if the group had a proper manager, according to guitarist JOHNNY MARR. The cult four-piece split in 1987 and have spent much of the past two decades fighting...

Marr Turned Down Reunion Gig Because Of Morrissey

JOHNNY MARR turned down $10 million (GBP5 million) to reform THE SMITHS because of his fractious relationship with the band's former frontman Morrissey. The group split up in 1987 after releasing four albums together -...

Marr: 'The Smiths Final Days Were Torture'

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR insists the last days of the band were "f**king torture". The famed guitarist left the British group in 1987, and admits the strained relationship between himself and frontman Morrissey...

Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

Superstar producer Mark Ronson has been added to the Virgin Festival bill along with former Sugababe Mutya Buena.Ronson will be bringing the highly successful remix and cover album Version to the masses in what is...

By on 08 May 2007

Oasis Song Voted Greatest Indie Anthem

Oasis have topped a poll of the greatest indie anthems ever with their classic song Live Forever taken from their debut album Definitely Maybe.The Noel Gallagher-penned tune has long been a staple in the band's...

By on 03 May 2007

Crowded House Comeback Gets A Boost From Marr + Dixie Chicks

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and country trio the DIXIE CHICKS have given CROWDED HOUSE's comeback a boost by collaborating with the reformed rockers on their new album. Marr, the current guitarist for cult...

Morrissey To Snub Hall Of Fame Induction

Morose rocker MORRISSEY is set to snub the induction ceremony of THE SMITHS into the US Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. Morrissey, 47, and his former bandmates Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce,...

Robbie Williams: I'll Smack Up Arctic Monkeys

Robbie Williams has said he will 'smack up' the Arctic Monkeys after they insulted his friend, it has been claimed.The singer, who last month left a US rehab clinic for an addiction to prescription drugs,...

By on 12 April 2007

Ronson: 'Morrissey Approves Of Stop Me Remix'

Producer MARK RONSON has responded to criticism of his cover of THE SMITHS' song STOP ME IF THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE, claiming MORRISSEY himself approved of the remix. Ronson was forced to defend...

Marr: 'English Can't Get Over Beatles' Split'

British rock bands try to copy THE BEATLES, because as a nation they have never got over the Fab Four's split, according to rocker JOHNNY MARR. The MODEST MOUSE guitarist was previously co-founder and guitarist...

Arctic Monkeys Dismiss Ronson Cover

English rockers ARCTIC MONKEYS has slammed producer MARK RONSON's new single STOP ME, labelling the track a "f**king R+B cover version". Ronson, who has produced for LILY ALLEN and AMY WINEHOUSE, has mish-mashed THE SMITHS'...

Smiths Legend Tops Us Charts With Modest Mouse

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has entered the American album charts at number one with the band Modest Mouse.Marr, who only joined the popular US band after they advertised for a 'Johnny Marr-sounding guitarist', has...

By on 30 March 2007

Smiths Star Marr Gives Modest Mouse A Big Squeak

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has given his new group, MODEST MOUSE, a boost - he's helped them land their first number one album in the US. The cult indie group's WE WERE DEAD...

Brock: 'I'm Not Starstruck By Marr'

MODEST MOUSE frontman ISAAC BROCK insists he didn't ask British guitarist JOHNNY MARR to join his band because of his legacy in THE SMITHS. Brock is adamant he was attracted to Marr's musical prowess rather...

Former Smiths Guitarist Marr Slams Smiths 'Soap Opera'

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR is sick of the "soap opera" journalists attach to the eighties rock group. Marr is astonished there is still talk of a Smiths reunion 20 years after the group...

New Order Star Hook Creates Bassist-heavy Supergroup

NEW ORDER bass player PETER HOOK has created a new British indie rock supergroup with THE SMITHS star ANDY ROURKE and original STONE ROSES bass player GARY 'MANI' MOUNFIELD. The three bass guitarists are recording...

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