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Morrissey Slams Arctic Monkeys

Rocker MORRISSEY has hit out at rock newcomers the ARCTIC MONKEYS, insisting the band haven't earned their success. The former THE SMITHS frontman claims the rockers' sudden success is "unnatural" and undeserved. Morrissey says, "It's...

Morrissey Turned Down $5 Million To Reform The Smiths

Iconic British group THE SMITHS turned down millions to reunite and headline this summer's (06) Coachella Valley Arts + Music Festival in California. Former frontman MORRISSEY admits he has been offered huge amounts of money...

Morrissey Slams Showbiz-centric La

British rocker MORRISSEY has hit out at showbiz-obsessed America, insisting Los Angeles residents are more concerned about celebrity relationships than the crisis in Iraq. The former THE SMITHS frontman lived in LA for seven years...

Morrissey: 'London Bombings Were No Surprise'

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has branded UK Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and US leader GEORGE W BUSH "worse than terrorists" for spearheading the war against Iraq. The outspoken singer insists London should have been...

Morrissey Advises Bands To Surprise Fans

British singer MORRISSEY is urging up-and-coming musical acts to follow his example and take the music scene by surprise. Morrissey's former band THE SMITHS caused a storm when they emerged in the early 1980s and...

Morrissey Befriends The Fonz

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has formed an unlikely friendship with HAPPY DAYS actor HENRY WINKLER. The former ARTHUR 'FONZIE' FONZARELLI has become one of the singer's biggest fans. Winkler says, "Morrissey recently came...

Morrissey Inspired By Eavesdropping

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY never leaves home without at least five notebooks, because he finds lyrical inspiration by listening to other people's conversations. The EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY hitmaker has no moral issues...

Miserable Morrissey Is No Fan Of Therapy

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY once tried therapy in an effort to beat his depression - but decided he was better off being miserable. The EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY hitmaker reveals he sat...

Morrissey: 'Death Is Always Nearby'

British rocker MORRISSEY thinks about death constantly, and is depressed the years spent making himself a better person are eventually meaningless. The former frontman of THE SMITHS, famed for his morose lyrics, still believes...

Smiths Stars Marr And Rourke Reunite After 19 Years

THE SMITHS rockers JOHNNY MARR and ANDY ROURKE performed onstage together on Saturday night (28JAN06) for the first time in 19 years. Guitarist Marr and bassist Rourke teamed up at a charity fundraiser for...

Rourke Amazed He Survived

THE SMITHS bassist ANDY ROURKE is amazed he survived to the age of 40, after risking his life with excessive drug taking during his younger years. The rocker, 42, confesses he experimented heavily with...

Stone Roses And Happy Mondays To Mark Easter In Manchester

Stars of THE STONE ROSES and HAPPY MONDAYS will lead a parade through their native Manchester, England this Easter as part of a BBC celebration of the religious festival. IAN BROWN and BEZ will...

Marr: 'The Smiths Will Not Reunite'

Iconic guitarist JOHNNY MARR has denied THE SMITHS will reform at a UK charity concert later this month (28JAN06). Marr has agreed to perform with his band THE HEALERS at the Manchester Vs Cancer...

The Smiths Faced Status Quo Collaboration

British rockers THE SMITHS almost ended up collaborating with STATUS QUO guitarist RICK PARFITT in the mid-1980s, when the inebriated wildman stumbled into the wrong recording studio. The Smiths were recording their classic album...

Smiths Stars Marr And Rourke To Reunite

THE SMITHS rockers JOHNNY MARR and ANDY ROURKE will perform onstage together next month (JAN06) for the first time in 19 years. Guitarist Marr and bassist Rourke will star together at the 28 January...

Morrissey Denied Smiths Royalties

British rocker MORRISSEY claims his former THE SMITHS bandmate MIKE JOYCE has robbed him of over $2.7 million (GBP1.5 million) in album royalties. The 46-year-old singer, whose much publicised legal battle with drummer Joyce...

Bass Rock Supergroup Seeks Unknown Singer

A new rock supergroup starring the bassists of NEW ORDER, PRIMAL SCREAM and THE SMITHS is searching for an unknown singer. FREEBASS features New Order's PETER HOOK, former STONE ROSES star MANI, and The...

Morrissey Promises Something New

British rocker MORRISSEY promises his new album marks a change in musical direction thanks to DAVID BOWIE's producer. The former THE SMITHS frontman has been collaborating with TONY VISCONTI on RINGLEADER OF THE TORMENTORS...

Morrissey: 'I Don't Need Drugs'

British singer MORRISSEY has slammed drug-taking as "a waste of time". The former THE SMITHS frontman insists he leads a healthy lifestyle - and only took anti-depressants when he was younger. He says,...

Killers Thank Britain

American band THE KILLERS consider themselves honorary Brits - because they were inspired by British music and have found most success there. The Las Vegas group have achieved more across the Atlantic than their...

Morrissey Denies Gay Relationship With Marr

British singer MORRISSEY has hit out at enduring speculation he enjoyed a homosexual relationship with his former THE SMITHS bandmate JOHNNY MARR. The songwriting duo joined forces in 1982 when Morrissey was approached...

Morrissey: 'Doherty Can't Cope'

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has hit out at the way the British media trivialises BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY's drug-taking. Doherty - who is dating supermodel KATE MOSS - has been through several unsuccessful...

Morrissey Attacks Record Company Over Festival Announcement

THE SMITHS' former frontman MORRISSEY is locked in a bitter war of words with his record label SANCTUARY - insisting they announced he'd be performing at next month's (JUN05) ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL without asking...

Radiohead Beat Beatles And Stones In Best Album Poll

British rockers RADIOHEAD are the surprise winners of a Best Album survey with their 1998 record OK COMPUTER. The PARANOID ANDROID stars beat music legends THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and MICHAEL JACKSON in...

Scholars Study The Smiths

Academics from around the world are uniting to debate THE SMITHS' influence on British musical culture. The WHY PAMPER LIFE'S COMPLEXITIES? two-day event takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University, northern England, and aims to...

Smiths Inspire New Musical

THE SMITHS are to be the inspiration for a new British stage musical. The cult 1980s group, fronted by MORRISSEY, have allowed producers of new show SOME GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS to use...

John Peel Dies At 65 We Pay Our Respects

Contactmusic are very saddened to hear of the recent and very tragic death of Legendary radio dj JOHN PEEL who died while on holiday in Peru. He was 65. BBC ledgend Peel suffered a heart...

Ray Davies: 'I Was Traumatised As A Child'

KINKS legend RAY DAVIES was sent to see a psychiatrist as a young teenager - because he was so depressed his parents were terrified for his welfare. The WATERLOO SUNSET singer was devastated by...

Lou Reed Steps In For Morrissey

Gravel-voiced singer LOU REED saved the day at the BENICASSIM FESTIVAL in Spain on Saturday (07AUG04) after he stepped in at the last minute to replace MORRISSEY. The former THE SMITHS frontman cancelled his...

Gallagher: I'm A Pop Star

OASIS rocker LIAM GALLAGHER wants his band to be called a "pop group" - because he is sick of the "indie" label. Despite initially signing to an independent record company, CREATION, in 1993, Gallagher...

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