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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...

Morrissey Book Mocked By Mike Joyce Christmas Card

The former The Smiths singer provoked howls of derision from literary critics when he released List of the Lost in September (15), and the story about a sports team in 1970s Massachusetts was...

Morrissey Brands Literary Award Bosses 'Repulsive'

The former The Smiths star released List of the Lost, about a sports team in Boston, Massachusetts, in September (15) but the book was derided by most critics, who branded it "utter garbage"...

Morrissey Lands Literary Dishonour

The former The Smiths frontman was hit with a slew of scathing reviews from critics following the book's release in September (15), with one reviewer branding the novel "utter garbage". He drew...

Universal Bosses: 'Morrissey's Paris Snub Accusation Is Hurtful And Wrong'

The former The Smiths frontman planned to reissue his 2009 single I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris to show solidarity with the French capital in the aftermath of the horrifying slaughter earlier this...

Morrissey At War With Universal Over Planned Paris Tribute

The former The Smiths star wants to re-release his 2009 single I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris to show solidarity with the French capital following the slaughter earlier this month (Nov15) that left...

Morrissey Receives Embarrassing Literary Nomination For Debut Novel

The former The Smiths frontman received scathing reviews from critics when he released the book in September (15), and many took issue with the sex scenes, including the passage: "Ezra's howling mouth and...

James Franco Signs Record Deal For The Smiths Inspired Album

Actor James Franco and his band Daddy have signed a record deal to release an album and film inspired by The Smiths. The album will be titled Let Me Get What I Want in reference...

Morrissey Bites Back At Book Critics

The former The Smiths star released List of the Lost, his first published work of fiction, in September (15) but it met with overwhelmingly negative reviews, with most critics and many fans of...

Johnny Marr Vows To Keep Memoir Fun

The Smiths frontman released his life story, titled Autobiography, in 2013, and within weeks, guitarist Marr had inked a deal to write his own book. Morrissey's tome received huge critical praise for...

Music Manager Joe Moss Dead

Moss, the man who discovered influential indie band The Smiths, passed away on Thursday (22Oct15) after a battle with cancer. He was credited with helping The Smiths get on the career ladder...

Johnny Marr Rallies Against Government Cuts

The Smiths guitarist's performance in the city came on the final day of the Conservative Party conference which was taking place there, and he took the chance to rally fans against Prime Minister...

Janet Jackson, The Smiths And N.w.a. Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees 2016

This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new...

Janet Jackson And The Smiths Nominated For Hall Of Fame Honour

The Together Again singer has landed the honour for the first time, alongside Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, The J.B.'s, Chicago, The Cars, Los Lobos and Steve Miller, as a solo artist. The...

Morrissey Airport Row Footage Emerges

The former The Smiths star hit headlines in July (15) when he lodged an official complaint with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) alleging he was groped during a 'pat-down' search. He...

Morrissey Set For U.k. Live Return Weeks After 'Final' Concerts

The former The Smiths frontman stunned fans earlier this month (Sep15) when he announced he will probably never perform in his native Britain again following two concerts in London this week (ends27Sep15)....

Morrissey Calls On David Cameron To Resign Over Pig Storm

Cameron has made headlines around the world over sensational claims in a new book by the U.K.'s Lord Ashcroft accusing him of putting part of his anatomy into a dead pig during a...

Morrissey Gig Hit By Power Cut

The former The Smiths star, who announced last week (ends20Sep15) that he is unlikely to ever perform in the U.K. again once his current tour ends, is playing a two-night residency at the...

Tim Burgess Offers Morrissey Record Deal

Singer Morrissey sparked speculation last week (ends20Sep15) that he is preparing to retire after announcing it is unlikely he will ever perform in his native U.K. again following a show in London on...

Morrissey To Quit U.k. Gigs

The former The Smiths star has been without a label since August last year (14) when he parted from Capitol Music and Harvest Records, and he has spoken frequently since about the lack...

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