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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...

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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.

Brandon Flowers: Morrissey Is Like Elvis

Brandon Flowers thinks Morrissey is like a modern-day Elvis Presley.The Killers frontman has been a fan of The Smiths for many years and admires their ''humour'' as well as musicianship.He said: ''The Smiths had the...

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"Ok, Let's get the guitars out." Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has suggested he and pal Noel Gallagher are planning to record a Manchester City victory anthem after watching their favourite soccer team clinch...

Morrissey Attacked On-stage, Knocked To The Ground In San Jose

Morrissey was attacked by a fan in the middle of his song in San Jose on Wednesday night (May 7, 2014). The former Smiths man was performing 'One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell' from Years...

Man Who Shot The Smiths: 'There Will Be No Reunion'

Longtime The Smiths and Morrissey photographer Kevin Cummins is attempting to achieve a feat no one has ever managed - bringing the band back together for one night only, as part of a new gallery...

Andy Rourke And Mike Joyce Reunite For Dj Tour

Former The Smiths stars Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce are re-teaming for a Dj tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's debut album.The pair remained friends after the group's split in 1987 and...

Guitarist Johnny Marr Breaks Hand

Rocker Johnny Marr's upcoming tour dates have been thrown into jeopardy following news the former The Smiths star has broken his right hand while running in London.The guitarist reveals the accident occurred last week (ends07Mar14),...

Morrissey And Johnny Marr Were Held For Inciting Riot At Canada Gig

The Smiths stars Morrissey and Johnny Marr were once detained by officials and accused of inciting a riot following an explosive gig in Canada.The British band caused frenzied scenes when they played a show in...

Morrissey: Nobody Wants Smiths Reunion

Morrissey claims he doesn't know anybody who wants The Smiths to reunite. The former frontman, whose band split in 1987, also insists there aren't any bands he would like to see reform because he wants...

Morrissey Compares Eating Meat To Pedophilia, Nazism

Morrissey likes to make a statement, but he especially likes to speak his mind when it may be for a good cause. The Smiths singer is an outspoken animal rights activist, and his latest comments...

Mike Joyce Closes The Door On The Smiths Reunion

British rocker Mike Joyce has accepted his former band The Smiths will never reform for a big-money payday.The 1980s icons have been dogged with reunion rumours for years, and drummer Joyce has frequently told how...

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"I've not read (Morrissey's) book, and I never will. I've got a pretty good idea of what's in there. I don't want to go down that route of putting out a statement saying this or...

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Guitarist Johnny Marr staged a mini-The Smiths reunion onstage in New York on Saturday night (16Nov13) when he introduced former bandmate Andy Rourke to join him at the Webster Hall in Manhattan. The bassist accompanied...

The Smiths Guitarist Blasts Morrissey Book 'Lies'

Former The Smiths rocker Craig Gannon has hit back at singer Morrissey over his controversial memoir, accusing the star of telling "bitter lies" in the book.Guitarist Gannon, who toured with the How Soon Is Now?...

Nme Pick The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' As Greatest Album Of All Time: Surprised?

One cold and windy night in August, a band of cloaked NME staffers gathered around the office's Morrissey shrine and asked The Great One what more they could do to worship his glorious name in...

Morrissey Is 'Humasexual'

Morrissey claims he is not gay despite having same-sex relationships. In his new autobiography, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' singer talks about intimate moments during the 90s with photographer Jake Walters, but claims...

Morrissey Finally Admits He's Gay?

Morrissey has seemingly finally admitted he's gay.The former Smiths frontman has put an end to speculation about his sexuality in his new tell-all book 'Autobiography', revealing his first same-sex relationship was with a man named...

Johnny Marr Linked To Cartoon Takedown Case

Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has been named as the man behind a legal battle against an online cartoon strip.Bosses at Universal Music have sent a lawyer's letter to graphic designer Lauren LoPrete, who...

Bigmouth Strikes Again: Morrissey To Publish Memoirs As 'Penguin Classic'

Morrissey appears to have ended his dispute with publisher Penguin and will finally release his memoir, titled Autobiography, as part of the Penguin Classics range on October 17, 2013.According to a statement from the publisher,...

Johnny Marr Won't Dismiss The Smiths' Legacy

Johnny Marr admits it would be ''churlish'' to dismiss his time in The Smiths.The legendary guitarist - who has had a long-running feud with his former songwriting collaborator Morrissey - insisted he doesn't take his...

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"The oddest one was that Russian girl duo t.A.T.u. who did a version of How Soon Is Now? That was puzzling. It was all right, trite pop, but there's a place for that." Former The...

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"I've always had a blind spot to the music of Queen... I'm sure they're nice fellas but it never did anything for me at all. Perhaps it's because it's very choral and written on piano....

Morrissey Pulls Out Of Book Deal Three Days Before Publication, Says Semi-official Fan Site

Morrissey is either as miserable now as he ever has been, or his fan site True-To-You is stirring up rumours that will probably do more harm than good to the former Smiths singer. According to...

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"Such sad news about the death of Jon Brookes. Like all of The Charlatans Jon was one of the good guys. Love and respect". The Smiths veteran Johnny Marr pays tribute to British drummer Jon...

Johnny Marr Tells The Smiths Fans: 'Get A Hobby'

Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has warned fans of the long-defunct band to give up hope of a reunion and get a hobby instead.The iconic group split in 1987 and is regularly subject to...

Roxy Music And The Smiths Stars Form Supergroup

Veteran rock stars from Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass have teamed up to form a new supergroup for an upcoming drama series.Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Suede bassist...

Thom Yorke Pleads "Don't Make Us The Target" After Spotify Backlash

Thom Yorke appears to have responded to producer Stephen Street's criticism over his yanking of tracks from Spotify, claiming he gave away Radiohead's album In Rainbows as a "statement of trust."Earlier this week, Yorke and...

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Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Album Review

If 2011's 'Ceremonials' was the exorcism of Florence Welch, then the 28-year-old's follow up 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is her break-up...

'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]

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The Vaccines - Dream Lover [Live] Video

The Vaccines launch a set of live video sessions including a rendition of the album's second single 'Dream Lover'.

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Enrique Iglesias Suffers Gruesome Injury in Freak Drone Accident During Tijuana Concert

Iglesias refused to seek further treatment until the end of the concert.

Mila Kunis's Stalker Just Escaped From a Mental Facility

Mila Kunis's stalker in on the loose in Pomona.

'The Americans' Wins Major Prize at Critics Choice TV Awards

'The Americans' won the top prize at Critics Choice Awards.

Vince Vaughn: "Banning Guns is Like Banning Forks"

Vince Vaughn gave his views on America's gun laws to GQ magazine.

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