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Morrissey: More Homosexuals Would Mean Less Wars

Morrissey believes there would be no war if more men were gay.The outspoken former Smiths singer has branded military action and nuclear weapons as ''heterosexual hobbies'' and thinks the world would be a better place...

Blur Tracks To Be Released As Lullabyes

Blur's best-known hits are to be released in lullaby form.The 'Parklife' hitmakers' most popular tracks - including 'Song 2', 'Country House' and 'Girls & Boys' - will be transformed into soothing instrumentals featuring glockenspiel, vibraphone,...

Johnny Marr 'Happy' To Have Solo Pop Album

Johnny Marr is ''happy'' to have created a solo pop album.The 49-year-old musician went in a new direction for his record 'The Messenger' and after having been in ''alternative'' bands - such as The Smiths...

Johnny Marr Learns To Love Guitar Again

Johnny Marr has learnt ''if it sounds better on a guitar, just go with it.''The musician played lots of synthesisers and keyboards after quitting as The Smiths' guitarist in 1987, but came back around to...

Johnny Marr Was Almost Paul Mccartney's Man

Rocker Johnny Marr almost joined Sir Paul Mccartney's band after The Smiths split.As a guitarist for hire in the late 1980s, Marr was invited to play with MCCartney. Nothing came of their sessions but the...

Still Brill! Nme God Like Genius Award For The Smiths Johnny Marr

Good news for former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr! He’s a God-like genius! That must be reassuring to know.The axe-wielder, who also has an exhaustive list of other bands and collaborations, including working with The Cribs,...

Nme Awards Johnny Marr 'Godlike Genius' Title, 2013

Johnny Marr will be crowned Godlike Genius of the Year at this year’s NME Awards. Marr, whose distinctive guitar licks were combined with Morrissey’s song-writing skills to make The Smiths the legendary band that they...

David Bowie Demands Bosses Pull Photo From Morrissey Single

David Bowie has asked Emi Uk bosses not to use a photograph of him with Morrissey as the cover art for the reissue of The Smiths' The Last Of The Famous International Playboys single.The 1989...

Johnny Marr 'In Pursuit' Of Morrissey

Johnny Marr lives ''in pursuit'' of a songwriting relationship like the one he had with Morrissey. The guitarist was a key member of 80s indie band The Smiths with Morrissey, and although they parted ways...

Morrissey's Bleeding Ulcer Forces Him To Cancel 6 Shows

Morrissey, ex-frontman of '80s band The Smiths, has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and may need surgery. His ill-health renders him unable to continue with his US tour currently, but is expected to return...

Mike Joyce Calls On Morrissey To Consider Smiths Comeback

Former The Smiths star Mike Joyce is urging Morrissey to consider reuniting the band in a bid to please fans.The group split in 1987 after a fall-out between singer Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, but...

Coachella Festival 2013; Who's Going To Be Playing?

This last time year music fans were agog at the quality of the line-up that Coachella Festival pulled together. It was a bill that had everything, from the likes of rap statesmen like Snoop Dogg...

Morrissey Refuses To Reform The Smiths For 2013 Coachella

Singer Morrissey has turned down yet another attempt by bosses of the Coachella rock festival to reunite his former band The Smiths.The Suedehead hitmaker is dogged by frequent rumours the cult 1980s band is planning...

Morrissey On The 'Insufferable' Beckhams: "I'd Have Them Flogged"

Morrissey Arrives For The Late Show With David Letterman This Week Wearing Fetching White Nail PolishNever one to mince his words, Morrissey has taken aim at the Beckhams in his latest rant, labelling David and...

Morrissey: 'Mick Ronson Saved My Career'

Singer Morrissey has credited David Bowie's late guitarist Mick Ronson with saving his career after The Smiths split up.The Suedehead hitmaker reached number one in the British charts with his debut solo album Viva Hate...

Odds Slashed! Could Fleetwood Mac Be 2013 Glastonbury Festival Headliners?

Fleetwood Mac have announced their tour dates for US and Canada in 2013 and the last date of the tour is in Detroit on June 12… just a few weeks before the UK’s iconic Glastonbury...

Johnny Marr's Great Live Album

Johnny Marr's solo album is made of ''12 tracks that sound good live.''The legendary guitarist has made his first solo album, 'The Messenger', after being in a number of other bands - including The Smiths,...

Johnny Marr's 'Homesick' Record

Johnny Marr's solo album is inspired by being ''homesick''.The guitarist is releasing 'The Messenger' next year and says it draws from his younger years when he travelled across the world as a musician. He said:...

Johnny Marr: I Didn't Want To Be In 'Someone Else's Band'

Johnny Marr doesn't want to be a part of ''someone else's band'' anymore.The guitarist - a former member of The Smiths, Modest Mouse and The Cribs - is working on his debut solo album 'The...

Meat-free Festival Promised If The Smiths Reform For Coachella Festival

Coachella Music Festival are still a while away from announcing their headliners for their 2013 event, but if reports are to believed there is one act they're absolutely desperate to get back together for the...

Morrissey Turns Good Samaritan And Helps Ill Lady In Bookstore

Morrissey took time out from rallying against the British royal family and meat eaters and turned into a Good Samaritan at the weekend, with it being reported that the outspoken musician tended to an elderly...

Johnny Marr And Bryan Ferry To Unite For First Full Gig

Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is joining forces with rock legend Bryan Ferry to headline a U.K. music festival on Sunday (15Jul12).Marr will take the stage at GuilFest in Surrey, England, for the whole...

Johnny Marr To Receive Honorary Degree

Former The Smiths rocker Johnny Marr is set to become a doctor after landing an honorary degree from a college in his native England.The guitarist will pick up the certificate from the University of Salford...

Simon Pegg's Gothic Years

Simon Pegg used to be a goth. The 'A Fantastic Fear Of Everything' actor revealed he loved music including Sisters of Mercy and Bauhaus when he was younger but he will listen to any type....

Johnny Marr Joins Chic Onstage For Manchester Festival

Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr thrilled fans in his native Manchester, England on Saturday (09Jun12) when he joined disco icons Chic onstage at the Parklife Weekender festival.Marr, who has also performed with Modest Mouse...

Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

Morrissey is planning to retire in 2014. 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' singer has said he is planning to leave the music business in two years when he is 55.He told JuiceOnline.com: ''I...

Brian Fallon Aims Broadside At Morrissey And Johnny Marr

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon has declared war on former The Smiths stars Morrissey and Johnny Marr by making a cheeky reference to the singer's sexuality and accusing the guitarist of dressing like a...

Mike Joyce Eyes Explosive Tell-all Book

Former The Smiths rocker Mike Joyce is preparing to fire a shot at singer Morrissey by penning an explosive tell-all book revealing the full story of the band.Drummer Joyce had a huge falling out with...

Johnny Marr Laments Smiths Division

Johnny Marr thinks it is ''unfortunate'' that The Smiths don't get along any more.The iconic band - comprising guitarist Johnny, singer Morrissey, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce - split in 1987 and have...

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