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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...

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...

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...

Mark Ronson Has Passionate Preference

Mark Ronson would rather people wanted to "stab" him rather than have no opinion about his music.The producer - who experienced a backlash when he released 'Stop Me', a reworked version of The Smiths' track...

Marr 'Proud' To Have Inspired Vegetarians

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR feels "very proud" of the band's 1985 album MEAT IS MURDER - because the record inspired so many fans to become vegetarian.The animal activist admits many devotees have told...

Johnny Marr's Vegetarian Pride

Johnny Marr is "proud" The Smiths inspired people to go vegetarian.The iconic group's guitarist believes their seminal 1985 LP 'Meat Is Murder' changed the life of many of their fans, and admits it is one...

Marr & Zimmer To Perform For Dicaprio At Premiere Party

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and legendary film composer HANS ZIMMER are teaming up to perform at the Los Angeles premiere of LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's new movie INCEPTION.The odd couple will perform a special concert...

Morrissey's Fight With Snapper Over Photo Use Explained

Revered photographer DEREK RIDGERS has broken his silence about his 18-year-old feud with MORRISSEY, insisting he is willing to put the past behind him because he's still a big fan of the former THE SMITHS...

Despite Ogre, Box Office Is Less Green Than Last Year

It's not often that a film that opens with a weekend take of more than $70 million is regarded as a disappointment. But such was the case with Paramount/DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After , which...

The Cribs Take New Direction

The Cribs' new album will be keyboard-driven.The group are currently in the studio working on the follow-up LP to 2009's 'Ignore the Ignorant' and guitarist Johnny Marr is impressed by how hard frontman Ryan Jarman...

Ex Madness And The Smiths Manager Sztumpf Dies

Former MADNESS and THE SMITHS manager MATTHEW SZTUMPF has died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.Sztumpf also managed 1980s group Swing Out Sister during a long and successful career, and he most recently served as tour...

Morrissey Blasts Damien Hirst

Morrissey reckons artist Damien Hirst's head should be "kept in a bag" for using dead animals in his artwork. The 'You Have Killed Me' singer and animal rights activist blasted the British artist - who...

Marr's Stolen Guitar Found After 10 Years

Former THE SMITHS rocker JOHNNY MARR is "ecstatic" after one of his favourite guitars was returned to him - 10 years after it was stolen.Marr's treasured vintage 1964 Gibson SG vanished after a show with...

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