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Johnny Marr Hails Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock As 'Greatest Lyricist' He's Worked With

Johnny Marr has hailed Isaac Brock as "the greatest lyricist" he's ever worked with.The Smiths legend has heaped praise on the Modest Mouse frontman - whom he worked with in the band between 2006 and...

Johnny Marr Announces Double Solo Album

Johnny Marr has announced a double album called 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4'.The former Smiths rocker's upcoming fourth solo studio effort - the follow-up to 2018's ‘Call The Comet’ - is 16 tracks long and encompasses...

'They're Doing Exactly The Same': Rick Astley Compares Blossoms To The Smiths

Rick Astley has dubbed Blossoms the new Smiths.The 80s pop icon has been performing covers of the iconic Manchester group's hits with Tom Ogden and co on stage, and the 'Never Gonna Give You Up'...

Rick Astley And Blossoms Announce The Songs Of The Smiths Shows

Rick Astley and Blossoms have announced two shows celebrating the music of The Smiths.After Tom Ogden and co surprised fans at their first of three shows at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum earlier this week,...

Johnny Marr On Chances Of Modest Mouse Return

Johnny Marr has described Modest Mouse has "the best time of my life".The Smiths legend has responded to the chances of him reuniting with the band - with whom he recorded 2007's 'We Were Dead...

Johnny Marr's Theory On Why Singers Are So Difficult...

Johnny Marr enjoyed working with Bernard Sumner because he didn't have a "w***** mentality" like most singers.The former Smiths guitarist and New Order frontman created the supergroup Electronic - which also featured Pet Shop Boys...

'I'd Run 18 Miles Before A Gig': Johnny Marr Compares His Running To Forrest Gump

Johnny Marr turned into a runner like Forrest Gump as he quit drinking and taking drugs.The former Smiths rocker has recalled how he started going for lengthy runs before going on stage around the same...

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When Brevity Is A Necessity You'll Want This Playlist

When time is of the essence and you need a quick fix you require some succinct songs to get you through the day. On the shortest day of the year your time is precious but...

Brandon Flowers Won't Play Morrissey's Music To His Kids

Brandon Flowers won't play Morrissey's music in front of his kids.The 38-year-old singer has revealed he refuses to expose his children to Morrissey's music because of his political views - but he still admires the...

Stay In And Rock Out: A Playlist To Get You Through Quarantine

You're probably stuck at home with little to do, no gigs to go to and no parties to attend, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. We've put together a completely inappropriate playlist of...

Five Bands We'd Love To See Reunite!

With the massive headline news that the Spice Girls have (eventually) decided to reunite once again, nailing on a huge stadium tour of the UK next summer, it got us thinking – what other bands...

The Smiths And Peta Team Up For 'Meat Is Murder' Mobile Game

British indie legends The Smiths have teamed up with animal rights group PETA to create a new video game based on the group’s 1985 song ‘Meat Is Murder’.The track, from the Mancunian group’s album of...

'War And Peace' Star Jack Lowden Cast As Morrissey In Upcoming Biopic

Jack Lowden who starred in BBC period drama ‘War and Peace’ earlier this year, has been cast as Morrissey in the upcoming biopic of The Smiths’ frontman. Titled Steven, the film will focus on Morrissey’s...

James Franco Signs Record Deal For The Smiths Inspired Album

Actor James Franco and his band Daddy have signed a record deal to release an album and film inspired by The Smiths. The album will be titled Let Me Get What I Want in reference...

Morrissey Bites Back At Book Critics

The former The Smiths star released List of the Lost, his first published work of fiction, in September (15) but it met with overwhelmingly negative reviews, with most critics and many fans of...

Music Manager Joe Moss Dead

Moss, the man who discovered influential indie band The Smiths, passed away on Thursday (22Oct15) after a battle with cancer. He was credited with helping The Smiths get on the career ladder...

Johnny Marr Rallies Against Government Cuts

The Smiths guitarist's performance in the city came on the final day of the Conservative Party conference which was taking place there, and he took the chance to rally fans against Prime Minister...

Janet Jackson, The Smiths And N.w.a. Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees 2016

This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new...

Janet Jackson And The Smiths Nominated For Hall Of Fame Honour

The Together Again singer has landed the honour for the first time, alongside Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, The J.B.'s, Chicago, The Cars, Los Lobos and Steve Miller, as a solo artist. The...

Morrissey Airport Row Footage Emerges

The former The Smiths star hit headlines in July (15) when he lodged an official complaint with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) alleging he was groped during a 'pat-down' search. He...

Morrissey Set For U.k. Live Return Weeks After 'Final' Concerts

The former The Smiths frontman stunned fans earlier this month (Sep15) when he announced he will probably never perform in his native Britain again following two concerts in London this week (ends27Sep15)....

Morrissey Calls On David Cameron To Resign Over Pig Storm

Cameron has made headlines around the world over sensational claims in a new book by the U.K.'s Lord Ashcroft accusing him of putting part of his anatomy into a dead pig during a...

Tim Burgess Offers Morrissey Record Deal

Singer Morrissey sparked speculation last week (ends20Sep15) that he is preparing to retire after announcing it is unlikely he will ever perform in his native U.K. again following a show in London on...

Morrissey To Quit U.k. Gigs

The former The Smiths star has been without a label since August last year (14) when he parted from Capitol Music and Harvest Records, and he has spoken frequently since about the lack...

Morrissey Urges U.k. Home Secretary To Halt Dog Farm

The former The Smiths frontman is backing a campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to oppose an application for a licence to open up the breeding facility in Yorkshire,...

Morrissey Predicts U.k. Politician Will Be Murdered

Corbyn shocked political commentators in the U.K. when he was elected Leader of the Opposition over the weekend (12-13Sep15), with many predicting a short-lived tenure because of his socialist leanings. He has...

Morrissey Savages Australian Pm Over Cat-kill Plan

Officials Down Under announced last month (Jul15) that they were "declaring war" on wild felines in order to preserve dozens of native species they claim are under threat from the predators. However,...

Morrissey Snubs Music Award

The former The Smiths star revealed last month (Jul15) that he had been honoured with the Gold Medal Award by members of the Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Dublin. However, he...

Morrissey 'Admires' Suicide

Morrissey believes suicide is ''admirable''.The 56-year-old singer - who has previously admitted to suffering from depression - insists he has never tried to end his life, though thinks everyone does at some stage and he...

Morrissey: 'Security Guard Put His Finger Down My Rear Cleavage'

The former The Smiths star claims his private parts were groped by the security officer as he went through a checkpoint at the airport last month (Jul15) and he lodged a formal complaint...

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