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Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has become a full-time member of US indie act MODEST MOUSE after frontman ISAAC BROCK listed him at the top of his wish list to replace departing bandmate...

Attenborough Wins Icon Award

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was named Britain's Greatest Living Icon yesterday (16DEC06) after viewers voted for the British naturalist on the BBC's THE CULTURE SHOW. The veteran broadcaster beat former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY and former...

Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

Wilson Fury At Morrissey

Music mogul TONY WILSON has launched a blistering attack on pop star MORRISSEY, calling him a nasty human being. Wilson, who managed NEW ORDER and HAPPY MONDAYS, is not happy at the former THE...

Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

Morrissey Blasts Bush And Blair

Outspoken singer MORRISSEY has launched a stinging attack on both US President GEORGE W BUSH and British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for their aggressive foreign policies. Headlining England's V Festival in Weston Park, Stafford on...

Morrissey Slams UK Radio

Morose crooner MORRISSEY has slammed UK radio stations for refusing to give his latest tracks enough air time. The former THE SMITHS singer headlined Britain's two-day V Festival in Chelmsford and Stafford at the weekend...

The Tube Returns, On Radio

Iconic British music TV show THE TUBE is returning as a radio programme. The 1980s show regularly featured performances from THE CURE, THE SMITHS, DURAN DURAN, REM and U2 and propelled presenters JOOLS HOLLAND and...

Morrissey Snubs Baldwin Film

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has turned down the chance to appear alongside ALEC BALDWIN in a forthcoming Hollywood movie, because he is convinced he has no acting talent. Despite being tempted by the role,...

Morrissey Hits Back In Tv Presenter Feud

Outspoken British singer MORRISSEY has hit back at British television presenter RICHARD MADELEY, who labelled him a "puffed-up-prat" and "vain glorious strutting humbug". Madeley used his column in the British newspaper the Saturday Express to...

Linda Mccartney Snubbed The Smiths

The late LINDA MCCARTNEY turned down an offer to record with British band THE SMITHS. The rock foursome were huge fans of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's first wife, and were desperate for her to play the...

Morrissey's Regrets His Celibacy Claims

MORRISSEY regrets becoming a role model for celibacy during the 1980s, because he has never managed to shake off the association. The former THE SMITHS frontman wanted to prove he would not have sex with...

Doherty Dumped By Record Label

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY has been ditched by his record label for being "too difficult to deal with". Rough Trade, which have launched acts such as THE SMITHS and THE STROKES, have announced BABYSHAMBLES...

Ashcroft's Solo Inspirations

British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT insists he looks to MORRISSEY and IAN BROWN as mentors when life as a solo artist gets tough. Ashcroft, who went his own way after THE VERVE parted company, admits he...

Killers Look To Springsteen For Sophomore Effort

THE KILLERS have ditched their British influences in favour of a more American approach because frontman BRANDON FLOWERS has fallen in love with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's music. The US singer admits the band's debut album HOT...

Morrissey Slams Bono's Songwriting

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has launched a scathing attack on U2 rocker BONO -questioning his songwriting talents. The Irish group were recently hailed for creating Britain's best pop lyric, when the line, "One life,...

U2 Lyric Is Britain's Number One

U2 have written Britain's favourite pop lyric - beating rival rockers BOB DYLAN, BOB MARLEY, THE BEATLES and DAVID BOWIE in a new poll. The line, "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers," appears in...

Unknown Gnarls Barkley Make UK Chart History

Pop phenomenon GNARLS BARKLEY's CRAZY has become the first song to have a British number one solely based on download sales - forcing NE-YO's SO SICK into second position on the singles chart. According to...

Morrissey: 'I Hate Blair's Face'

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has lashed out at British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and his wife CHERIE for the way they look. The angry rocker has aimed unflinching criticism at Blair in the past...

Marr Turned Down The Smiths Millions

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has turned down offers of up to $10 million (GBP5.7 million) to reform the band in the past Former frontman MORRISSEY, who has enjoyed a successful solo career...

Morrissey Won't Reform Smiths

MORRISSEY has closed the door on a possible THE SMITHS reunion - insisting he would rather "eat my own testicles" than perform with them again. The singer has been offered $8.75 million (GBP5 million) to...

Morrissey Blames Moss For Doherty's Problems

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY holds KATE MOSS responsible for troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY's drug problems. The EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY singer is convinced the British supermodel diverted Doherty away from his music to...

Morrissey: 'The Smiths Reunion Is A Romantic Notion'

LATEST: MORRISSEY has further dashed the hopes of THE SMITHS fans hoping for a reunion, insisting such a venture is "just a romantic notion". The British singer/songwriter recently turned down $5 million (GBP2.9 million) to...

Morrissey Apologises To Monkeys

LATEST: Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has apologised to rock newcomers ARCTIC MONKEYS for complaining they had become too famous too soon. The singer insisted at last week's (ends19MAR06) South By Southwest music festival in...

Gallagher Defends Monkeys

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has defended indie sensations ARCTIC MONKEYS from rocker MORRISSEY's criticism, because the band's speedy success reminds him of his own. Former THE SMITHS frontman Morrissey hit out at the rock newcomers...

Morrissey Slams Arctic Monkeys

Rocker MORRISSEY has hit out at rock newcomers the ARCTIC MONKEYS, insisting the band haven't earned their success. The former THE SMITHS frontman claims the rockers' sudden success is "unnatural" and undeserved. Morrissey says, "It's...

Morrissey Turned Down $5 Million To Reform The Smiths

Iconic British group THE SMITHS turned down millions to reunite and headline this summer's (06) Coachella Valley Arts + Music Festival in California. Former frontman MORRISSEY admits he has been offered huge amounts of money...

Morrissey Slams Showbiz-centric La

British rocker MORRISSEY has hit out at showbiz-obsessed America, insisting Los Angeles residents are more concerned about celebrity relationships than the crisis in Iraq. The former THE SMITHS frontman lived in LA for seven years...

Morrissey: 'London Bombings Were No Surprise'

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has branded UK Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and US leader GEORGE W BUSH "worse than terrorists" for spearheading the war against Iraq. The outspoken singer insists London should have been...

Morrissey Advises Bands To Surprise Fans

British singer MORRISSEY is urging up-and-coming musical acts to follow his example and take the music scene by surprise. Morrissey's former band THE SMITHS caused a storm when they emerged in the early 1980s and...

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