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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...

Morrissey Turns Animal Rescuer

British singer MORRISSEY moonlights as an animal saviour - he rescues sick squirrels he sees lying by the side of the road. The former THE SMITHS frontman urges other animal lovers to check squirrels...

Pretty Girls Make Graves Split

American band PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES have announced plans to split, following the departure of drummer NICK DEWITT. The five-piece, named after THE SMITHS song of the same name, will complete their US tour in...

Cocker To Write Eurovision Song?

JARVIS COCKER has volunteered to write a future UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - but refuses to go up against MORRISSEY, who is in talks to pen his own song for the competition....

Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has become a full-time member of US indie act MODEST MOUSE after frontman ISAAC BROCK listed him at the top of his wish list to replace departing bandmate...

Attenborough Wins Icon Award

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was named Britain's Greatest Living Icon yesterday (16DEC06) after viewers voted for the British naturalist on the BBC's THE CULTURE SHOW. The veteran broadcaster beat former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and former...

Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

Wilson Fury At Morrissey

Music mogul TONY WILSON has launched a blistering attack on pop star MORRISSEY, calling him a nasty human being. Wilson, who managed NEW ORDER and HAPPY MONDAYS, is not happy at the former THE...

Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

Morrissey Slams UK Radio

Morose crooner MORRISSEY has slammed UK radio stations for refusing to give his latest tracks enough air time. The former THE SMITHS singer headlined Britain's two-day V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford at the weekend...

Morrissey Blasts Bush And Blair

Outspoken singer MORRISSEY has launched a stinging attack on both US President GEORGE W BUSH and British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for their aggressive foreign policies. Headlining England's V Festival in Weston Park, Stafford on...

The Tube Returns, On Radio

Iconic British music TV show THE TUBE is returning as a radio programme. The 1980s show regularly featured performances from THE CURE, THE SMITHS, DURAN DURAN, REM and U2 and propelled presenters JOOLS HOLLAND and...

Morrissey Hits Back In Tv Presenter Feud

Outspoken British singer MORRISSEY has hit back at British television presenter RICHARD MADELEY, who labelled him a "puffed-up-prat" and "vain glorious strutting humbug". Madeley used his column in the British newspaper the Saturday Express to...

Morrissey Snubs Baldwin Film

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has turned down the chance to appear alongside ALEC BALDWIN in a forthcoming Hollywood movie, because he is convinced he has no acting talent. Despite being tempted by the role,...

Linda Mccartney Snubbed The Smiths

The late LINDA MCCARTNEY turned down an offer to record with British band THE SMITHS. The rock foursome were huge fans of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's first wife, and were desperate for her to play the...

Morrissey's Regrets His Celibacy Claims

MORRISSEY regrets becoming a role model for celibacy during the 1980s, because he has never managed to shake off the association. The former THE SMITHS frontman wanted to prove he would not have sex with...

Doherty Dumped By Record Label

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has been ditched by his record label for being "too difficult to deal with". Rough Trade, which have launched acts such as THE SMITHS and THE STROKES, have announced BABYSHAMBLES...

Ashcroft's Solo Inspirations

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT insists he looks to MORRISSEY and IAN BROWN as mentors when life as a solo artist gets tough. Ashcroft, who went his own way after THE VERVE parted company, admits he...

Killers Look To Springsteen For Sophomore Effort

THE KILLERS have ditched their British influences in favour of a more American approach because frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has fallen in love with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's music. The US singer admits the band's debut album HOT...

Morrissey Slams Bono's Songwriting

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has launched a scathing attack on U2 rocker BONO -questioning his songwriting talents. The Irish group were recently hailed for creating Britain's best pop lyric, when the line, "One life,...

U2 Lyric Is Britain's Number One

U2 have written Britain's favourite pop lyric - beating rival rockers BOB DYLAN, BOB MARLEY, THE BEATLES and DAVID BOWIE in a new poll. The line, "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers," appears in...

Unknown Gnarls Barkley Make UK Chart History

Pop phenomenon GNARLS BARKLEY's CRAZY has become the first song to have a British number one solely based on download sales - forcing NE-YO's SO SICK into second position on the singles chart. According to...

Morrissey: 'I Hate Blair's Face'

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has lashed out at British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and his wife CHERIE for the way they look. The angry rocker has aimed unflinching criticism at Blair in the past...

Marr Turned Down The Smiths Millions

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has turned down offers of up to $10 million (GBP5.7 million) to reform the band in the past Former frontman MORRISSEY, who has enjoyed a successful solo career...

Morrissey Won't Reform Smiths

MORRISSEY has closed the door on a possible THE SMITHS reunion - insisting he would rather "eat my own testicles" than perform with them again. The singer has been offered $8.75 million (GBP5 million) to...

Morrissey Blames Moss For Doherty's Problems

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY holds KATE MOSS responsible for troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY's drug problems. The EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY singer is convinced the British supermodel diverted Doherty away from his music to...

Morrissey: 'The Smiths Reunion Is A Romantic Notion'

LATEST: MORRISSEY has further dashed the hopes of THE SMITHS fans hoping for a reunion, insisting such a venture is "just a romantic notion". The British singer/songwriter recently turned down $5 million (GBP2.9 million) to...

Morrissey Apologises To Monkeys

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has apologised to rock newcomers ARCTIC MONKEYS for complaining they had become too famous too soon. The singer insisted at last week's (ends19MAR06) South By Southwest music festival in...

Gallagher Defends Monkeys

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has defended indie sensations ARCTIC MONKEYS from rocker MORRISSEY's criticism, because the band's speedy success reminds him of his own. Former THE SMITHS frontman Morrissey hit out at the rock newcomers...

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