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Morrissey Makes Concert A Meat-free Zone

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY banned any meat products from his concert in New York earlier this week.The I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS hit-maker demanded that any food which "used to have a...

By on 27 March 2009

Merriweather Talks New Album

DANIEL MERRIWEATHER has been discussing his forthcoming album, claiming that he aimed for a "stripped back" sound.The Australian singer enjoyed chart success last year when he recorded a version of THE SMITHS song Stop Me...

By on 13 March 2009

Morrissey Illness Sparks Fears Over Tour

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has scrapped yet more dates on his massive world tour - sparking fears a large chunk of the jaunt will be axed. The British singer was due to kick off the...

Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY has plans to retire in five years - because he can't imagine hitting the stage or the recording studio at 55. The Suedehead singer, who turns 50 in May (09), insists...

Morrissey Rejects Talk Of Smiths Reunion

Singer Morrissey has said he has no interest in reforming the Smiths as he is "not stuck in the past".Rumours about a possible reunion for the 1980s band have persisted since their split in 1987,...

By on 12 February 2009

Morrissey Rules Out Smiths Reunion

British singer MORRISSEY has put an end to one of the longest-running rumours in pop - he will never reform THE SMITHS. The cult band split in 1987, and fans have speculated ever since the break-up...

Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

By on 05 February 2009

Morrissey Poses Nude For Album Art

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has shocked fans by stripping off and posing nude to promote his new single. The singer and his four bandmates are pictured completely naked with their modesty protected only by vinyl...

Smiths Star Rourke Lands Music Mogul Job

Former THE SMITHS rocker ANDY ROURKE has dashed fans' hopes the band is planning a comeback - he has landed a new job as a music mogul. The bassist has been named director of A+R...

Morrissey To Quit Music?

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has hinted he will retire from music after the release of his forthcoming album. The influential rocker's new LP, Years of Refusal, his ninth solo outing, will be released next...

Marr Rules Out Smiths Reunion

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has blasted reports the legendary 80s band are planning a comeback - because he doesn't want to "go back in time". The influential rockers, fronted by singer Morrissey, dominated...

Marr Quiet On Reunion Rumours

JOHNNY MARR is keeping quiet about the possibility of a reunion for his former band THE SMITHS.Rumours have been circulating in the press this week that the much-loved band are set to reform, but guitarist...

By on 15 December 2008

Finn Recruits Stars For New Album

CROWDED HOUSE star NEIL FINN has lined up a clutch of stars to join him on his upcoming solo album, with former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and two-fifths of RADIOHEAD joining him in the...

Marr Bemoans Music Industry

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has hit out at the record industry - insisting Britain and America have failed to make any valuable contributions to music. The rocker has begun his tenure as a...

Simon Cowell Offers To Save Totp Christmas Special

There could still be a Top of the Pops Christmas Special after Simon Cowell said he may buy the rights to the show from the BBC.It was announced on Tuesday that the programme - a...

By on 30 October 2008

Marr Denies The Smiths Comeback

THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has quashed speculation the rock group is set to reform for a special one-off gig. British newspaper The Sun alleged on Friday (24Oct08) that the rockers, who split in 1987...

Marr To Make Debut As Lecturer

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR will begin his tenure as a British university lecturer next month (Nov08). The rocker, who was appointed to the position last year (07), will return to Salford University's Maxwell...

The Smiths Set For Comeback?

British rockers THE SMITHS are reportedly close to reforming for a special one-off gig. The band split in 1987 after five years together and the members went on to enjoy solo careers. They have previously...

Johnny Marr Planning 'Mavericks' Lecture At Salford Uni

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced his first lecture as a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford.The 43-year-old will discuss "mavericks" and "innovators" at his debut lecture on November 4th.Marr's appointment to...

By on 23 October 2008

Morrissey To Pen Memoirs

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY is preparing to write his memoirs - because he sick of the false stories which have blighted his career. The British rocker is notoriously protective of his privacy, and has...

Audiences 'Miss Out' On New Music, Says Culture Minister

UK television audiences are not being exposed to new music due to poor scheduling, according to the culture secretary.Andy Burnham has said broadcasters must "promote and champion new music in this country, rather than having...

By on 06 October 2008

Morrissey Signs Top Manager Azoff

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY has joined music mogul IRVING AZOFF's roster of talent, which includes the EAGLES and GUNS N' ROSES. The British rocker split with his U.K.-based managers at ie: music last month...

Gallagher 'Bigs Up Blur Tune'

The rivalry between OASIS and BLUR that was rife in the 1990s appears to have dissipated, with Noel Gallagher recently praising one of the band's songs.Speaking on Russell Brand's Radio 2 show, the guitarist and...

By on 29 September 2008

Bowie Tops Gayest Albums Poll

DAVID BOWIE and THE SMITHS have topped a new gay album poll. Bowie's 1972 release The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars claimed the top spot in the new Out...

Marr Joins The Cribs

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has joined British rockers THE CRIBS. Since leaving the legendary band, Marr briefly performed with The Pretenders, The The, and Modest Mouse and even set up his own group...

Dodgy Reunite To Play Benefit Gig For Ex-smith Rourke

British band DODGY are reforming to play their first concert in a decade to raise money for a charity run by ex-THE SMITHS bassist ANDY ROURKE. The three-piece will stage their benefit gig for Rourke's...

Morrissey Makes £20k Donation To Salford Lads

Former SMITHS front-man MORRISSEY has given £20,000 to the Salford Lads Club venue.Originally opened in 1904 by the founder of the Scouts - Robert Baden-Powell - the club has been the subject of a campaign...

By on 31 December 2007

Morrissey Makes £20k Donation To Salford Lads

Former SMITHS front-man MORRISSEY has given £20,000 to the Salford Lads Club venue.Originally opened in 1904 by the founder of the Scouts - Robert Baden-Powell - the club has been the subject of a campaign...

Morrissey Funds Smiths Youth Club

British singer MORRISSEY has made a donation to a youth club which was immortalised in an album cover by his former band THE SMITHS. The pop star posed alongside ex-bandmates Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and...

Journalist Deems Morrissey 'Cowardly' In Immigration Row

LATEST: The journalist at the centre of the row over MORRISSEY'S controversial comments on immigration has hit back at the former THE SMITHS frontman - defiantly ridiculing his decision to take legal action. Writer Tim...

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