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Morrissey Set For Court Showdown With Nme

Morrissey has been given permission to take his libel case against music publication Nme to court, with a showdown set for 2012. The former frontman of The Smiths is suing the magazine over a November...

Noel Gallagher Says No To Morning Glory Reunion

Noel Gallagher has given his brother Liam "permission" to tour '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' without him.The guitarist insists he had no desire to reunite with his estranged sibling and the rest of Oasis -...

Johnny Marr Glad He Left The Smiths

Johnny Marr is glad he left The Smiths. The 'This Charming Man' band's legendary guitarist is proud of what they achieved, but also glad he left in 1987 - causing the end of the group...

Noel Gallagher Says Celebrities Ruin Twitter

Noel Gallagher says celebrities have wrecked twitter by trying to sell people their "s**t" through it.The 'AKA... What A Life!' singer isn't a fan of the micro-blogging site personally but he thought the concept was...

Fascinating Fact 11887

The Smiths' classic songs are to be turned into comic books. Lyrics from 13 of the cult British band's back catalogue are to be reworked as comic strips for artist Shawn Demumbrum's new venture. Demumbrum...

Morrissey Releasing Autobiography At The End Of 2012

Former The Smiths star Morrissey is to release his autobiography at the end of 2012.The cult singer has been the subject of many books, but he has yet to write his own account of his...

Morrissey Bitten By Dog

Morrissey has been attacked by a dog.The 'Alsatian Cousin' singer went for X-rays in Sweden - shortly after the incident took place in the UK - which revealed he had fractured his finger, but the...

Morrissey Struggling To Get Record Deal

Morrissey thinks his previous success is stopping him getting a record deal.The former Smiths frontman - who revealed last month he is currently unsigned after his contract with Universal ended in late 2009 - has...

Joyce Slams Morrissey For Performing Smiths Tracks

British rocker Mike Joyce has reignited his war of words with Morrissey, mocking the singer for playing songs by their former band The Smiths during his set at Glastonbury festival.The drummer famously sued the Suedehead...

Festival Bans Meat For Morrissey

Morrissey has been behind a festival's decision to hold a meat-free day. Organisers of Belgium's ten day Lokerse Feesten have declared one day completely vegetarian, in order to entice the meat shunning 'The Boy with...

Johnny Marr Designs Own Guitar

Former The Smiths rocker Johnny Marr has turned instrument-maker - he's designing his own axe for guitar giant Fender.The British star has been asked by bosses at the company to help draw up the specifications...

Johnny Marr Joins Morrissey With Anti-monarchy Rant

Rocker Johnny Marr has joined his former The Smiths bandmate Morrissey by tearing into Britain's royal family just days ahead of Prince William's wedding.Morrissey sparked controversy on Wednesday (27Apr11) after describing the U.K.'s monarchy as...

Morrissey Doesn't Sing Mating Calls

Morrissey doesn't sing some of his older songs live because they are "mating calls". The 'Boy With the Thorn in his Side' singer recorded four albums with The Smiths between 1982 and 1987 before embarking...

Johnny Marr Leaves The Cribs

Johnny Marr has left The Cribs.The guitar legend - most famous as a member of The Smiths - has left the group ahead of this summer's live shows so he can concentrate on his solo...

Johnny Marr Leaves The Cribs

Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has quit British rockers The Cribs to concentrate on his solo career.The musician has been involved with the group since 2008, but he announced on Monday (11Apr11) that he...

Noel Gallagher Backs Manchester Music Hall Of Fame

Noel Gallagher is backing a project to build a musical Hall of Fame in Manchester.Plans to build a venue which would house memorabilia from Manchester artists both past and present as well as a live...

Fascinating Fact 11003

Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is to release two solo albums before the end of 2012 - his first records under his own name since 2003's Boomslang.

Tinie Tempah And Arcade Fire Triumph At Brits

Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire both scooped two trophies at tonight's (15.02.11) BRIT Awards.Rapper Tinie took home British Breakthrough Act and British Single for his debut track 'Pass Out' – both of which were voted...

Morrissey And Marr Reunite For Animal Rights

Former THE SMITHS songwriters MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR have joined forces once more - to support a leading animal rights campaign group.The musicians, who had a highly public bust-up after the cult British band split...

Marr Learned About Oscars Nod From A Fan

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR found out he'd received an Oscars nomination for his work on INCEPTION from a fan on Twitter.com.The guitarist teamed up with Hans Zimmer to work on the music for...

Marr Offered Book Deal

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has been offered a book deal.The iconic guitarist, who teamed up with enigmatic singer/songwriter Morrissey to create a series of indie anthems in the 1980s, admits he's considering a...

The Smiths Debated In U.k. Parliament

Cult rockers THE SMITHS have been immortalised in Britain's parliament - they were the subject of a bizarre debate between Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON and a rival politician this week (begs06Dec10).The band's songwriters Morrissey and...

Morrissey Backs Marr Over Prime Minister Protest

MORRISSEY has joined his former THE SMITHS bandmate JOHNNY MARR in criticising British Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON after the politician confessed he was a big fan of the pair's music.Marr was far from impressed when...

Fascinating Fact 10403

LIL WAYNE pays tribute to cult British band THE SMITHS on the cover of his new album I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING - the rapper sports a t-shirt bearing the words, "And if the...

Willow Smith Gets Singing Talent From Jada

Willow Smith gets her singing talents from her mother Jada Pinkett Smith.The 10-year-old pop star was inspired to launch a career in the music industry by her famous parents Jada - who is an actress...

Ronson Not Bothered By Death Threats Over Smiths Cover

Superproducer MARK RONSON was unfazed by the barrage of death threats he received after covering a song by British band THE SMITHS - because songwriters MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR sanctioned the track.The DJ re-recorded the...

Marr & Brown Record Covers For Charity Album

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR and IAN BROWN are among the stars who have recorded tracks for an album to benefit a homeless charity in Britain.Bands The Feeling and Hard-Fi have also headed into...

The Ting Tings Turn Goth Pop

The Ting Tings sound like both Depeche Mode and TLC on their new album. The 'Be The One' group say every track on their as yet-untitled second album has a completely different sound to it,...

Marr Pens Tv Theme Tune

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has ventured out of rock and into TV jingles - he written the theme tune for a new U.K. sitcom.The musician, who now plays with The Cribs, penned and...

Fascinating Fact 9797

THE CRIBS rockers RYAN and GARY JARMAN have posed in drag for the cover of their new single, Housewife. But their guitarist, former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR, refused to don a dress for the...

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