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Peta Boss Hails Morrissey's 'Fierce Honesty'

The former The Smiths star, who often provokes anger among critics for his blunt statements on animal rights issues, will be handed a lifetime achievement award from PETA at a special ceremony at...

Morrissey Lands Lifetime Achievement Award For Animal Rights Work

The vegan singer is a committed animal rights supporter and often angers critics and opponents with his forthright comments on the issue. However, officials at PETA, who have a long-standing relationship with...

Nancy Sinatra On Mentor Morrissey

Nancy Sinatra has hailed Morrissey as her ''best mentor''.The 75-year-old singer worked with the former Smiths frontman and her ex-neighbour on 2004 track 'Let Me Kiss You', which was penned by the eccentric star, and...

Johnny Marr Swaps Penning Lyrics For Penning A Book

Johnny Marr is taking a break from music to write his autobiography.The legendary guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - has been penning the tome on the road...

Johnny Marr Blasts Glastonbury Line-up

The Smiths guitarist referred to the Sunday afternoon session on the main stage, which is usually filled by iconic musicians, including Dolly Parton at last year's (14) event and Kenny Rogers in 2013,...

Morrissey: 'Barack Obama Has Turned His Back On Black Communities'

The former The Smiths singer was left shocked at the events in Ferguson, Missouri last year (14) when police officer Darren Wilson faced no charges for shooting dead teenage thief Michael Brown....

Morrissey Praises Ireland's Vote For Marriage Equality, Criticises Animal Rights

On Saturday (23May15), it was officially announced that Ireland had become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by public vote, with an overwhelming 62 per cent of Irish citizens voting 'yes'....

Morrissey Brands Prince Harry Stupid Over Crocodile Photo

The Suedehead hitmaker, who is a vocal exponent of animal rights issues, is currently preparing for a series of gigs in Sydney, but he was left furious over an image of the royal...

Morrissey Thanks Madison Square Garden For Going Meat-free

The vegan singer frequently insists on venues going vegetarian for the night when he performs, and he has even refused to book shows at concert halls where his request is refused. On...

Morrissey Facing Court Appearance Over Bodyguard Lawsuit

Bradley Steyn filed legal documents in California last year (14) alleging he was unfairly sacked by the singer after refusing to track down the home address of a website owner who had fallen...

Morrissey To Mark Birthday With Book-signing

The former The Smiths star is heading Down Under next month (May15) to perform four concerts at the Sydney Opera House, and he has announced he will sign copies of his hit memoir...

Morrissey Derides Crowdsourced Music As "Desperate" And "Insulting"

Legendary indie music icon Morrissey has spoken out against crowdsourcing in pop. Currently without a record deal and having a reputation for falling out with record label bosses over the years, the star has vowed...

Morrissey: 'Crowdfunding Is Desperate And Insulting'

The former The Smiths star is currently without a music deal and has a history of falling out with his record company paymasters, but he is adamant he will never try to raise...

Johnny Marr Slams Online Touts

Johnny Marr has slammed online touts.The former The Smiths star took to his Twitter account to criticise ''eBay t**sers'' after his Record Store Day 2015 cover of Depeche Mode's 'I Feel You' appeared on the...

Morrissey Pulls Mexico Plans Over Bust-up With Promoters

The former The Smiths star resumes his global tour in Sydney, Australia next month (May15) before heading to the U.S. to begin the North American leg in June (15). Fans in Mexico...

Morrissey Joins Forces With Arch-enemy Madonna

The former The Smiths frontman has waged war against the Material Girl since the early days of his career, and has previously branded her "absurd", "offensive", and "closer to organised prostitution than anything...

Morrissey Accuses Glastonbury Boss Of Banning Animal Rights Film

The former The Smiths frontman played a mid-evening slot at the iconic festival four years ago but was left dismayed when a graphic animal rights campaign film, usually shown on his stage backdrop...

Morrissey Slams Top Australian Fashion Chain Over Wool

The former The Smiths frontman is heading Down Under next month (May15) to perform four shows in Sydney, and he has already attracted publicity over his demands for the city's famous Opera House...

Morrissey Cancels Netherlands Gig Due To Flu

The former The Smiths frontman was set to take the stage at Tilburg's 013 venue, club bosses took to Instagram.com to announce the gig had been axed. They wrote: "Our stage crew,...

Noel Gallagher Praises Johnny Marr For Guest Slot

Noel Gallagher has praised fellow British rocker Johnny Marr for his contribution to a new song, insisting the former The Smiths star is on "another level" to his rivals.Marr plays on the former Oasis guitarist's...

Smiths T-shirt Campaign Raises Thousands For Youth Club

A campaign to raise money for a British youth club by selling T-shirts bearing a famous image of rock band The Smiths standing outside the venue has raised more than $25,500 (£16,000).The cult 1980s group...

Johnny Marr Praises 'Clever' Noel Gallagher

Johnny Marr thinks Noel Gallagher's solo material is ''very clever''.The former Smiths guitarist has guested on a track on his friend's forthcoming new album and is very impressed by the ''cool'' sounding record.He said: ''Noel's...

Mike Joyce Makes Acting Debut

Former The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce made his acting debut in a radio play, which aired in the U.K. on Friday (28Nov14).The musician performed in 45-minute drama My Dad Keith alongside British actress Maxine Peake,...

James Franco Making Smiths-themed Record With Andy Rourke

James Franco has enlisted former The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke to play on a new album themed around the actor's love of the British rock band.The 127 Hours star has been working on a music...

James Franco To Release Album

James Franco is to release an album inspired by The Smiths.The 'Pineapple Express' star has collaborated with Tim O'Keefe and former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke on the venture, which will see his band Daddy release...

Noel Gallagher And Johnny Marr Team Up On Classic Tracks

Noel Gallagher joined his rock star pal Johnny Marr onstage on Thursday night (23Oct14) to 'duet' on classic tracks by Iggy Pop and The Smiths.The former Oasis star walked onstage to massive cheers for the...

Noel Gallagher Hates Album Title

Noel Gallagher wishes his new album had a different title.The 'Everybody's on the Run' singer has announced the release of 'Chasing Yesterday' in March 2015 and admits he struggled to come up with a name...

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

British indie rock icons The Smiths have been announced as one of this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s the sixth year for which the band have been...

The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The four acts are eligible to be inducted next year if they...

The Smiths, Green Day And Sting Land Hall Of Fame Nominations

Rockers including The Smiths, Green Day and Sting are among the contenders for next year's (15) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Other nominees include Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Lou Reed, Chic, Kraftwerk, Joan...

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