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Morrissey Launching Pop-up Shop For Animal Charity

The former The Smiths rocker has long been an outspoken advocate for animals, and before he plays to a sold-out crowd at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn next week (begs19SEp16), his MPORIUM merchandise...

The Cranberries Star Dolores O'riordan Forms Band With The Smiths Bassist

The Linger singer was a huge fan of Morrissey's band growing up and now his bassist is her bandmate in D.A.R.K. The duo premiered their new track High Fashion on the Talkhouse...

Morrissey: My Cancer Treatments Are Exhausting

Morrissey has opened up about living with cancer and has revealed his treatments have slowed him down.The 57-year-old singer first revealed he had been diagnosed with Barrett's cancer in 2014 stating in a matter-of-fact way...

Morrissey: 'Cancer Treatment Has Slowed Me Down'

The former Smiths frontman revealed in October, 2014 he was receiving treatment for Barrett's oesophagus, a condition which had turned cancerous, but told U.S. radio host Larry King last year (15) he felt...

The Smiths Team Up With Peta For Meat Is Murder Video Game

The Smiths have partnered with PETA for a 'Meat is Murder' video game. The iconic British indie group - which was comprised of Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke - have lent their...

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...

The Smiths Lend Meat Is Murder To New Peta Game

The British rockers have given permission for their 1985 track Meat Is Murder to be adapted as a quirky instrumental and used as the soundtrack for the mobile game, called The Beautiful Creature...

Morrissey: 'Airport Customs Officials Stole From Me'

The former The Smiths star claims customs officials in Los Angeles took money out of his wallet when he refused to stand where they wanted him to stand. Expanding on an incident...

Morrissey: 'There's No Chance The Smiths Will Regroup'

Following a spate of unlikely rock reunions, capped off by the Guns N' Roses classic line-up comeback, fans have started to wonder if the estranged former The Smiths bandmates would ever consider a...

Morrissey Announces World Tour

Morrissey has announced he is going on a world tour.The former Smiths frontman is heading out on the road this autumn and will be travelling to Japan, China, North America, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.The 'How...

Morrissey Returning To Hometown Stage After U.k. 'Retirement'

The former The Smiths star shocked fans in September (15) when he warned he would "likely" never play another ticketed show in his native Britain after failing to secure a new record deal....

Morrissey Changes His Mind About Chicago Riot Fest Performance

In a statement on Morrissey’s website True To You on Monday, a representative for the former The Smiths singer wrote: "As of this date, Morrissey is not a part of this year’s Chicago...

Joe Manganiello Producing Movie Inspired By The Smiths Radio Station Incident

Shoplifters of the World will be a dramatised version of the events that happened in 1987, when superfan James Kiss demanded DJs at Y108 play The Smiths songs all day. He stormed...

Johnny Marr Releasing Long-awaited Autobiography

Set the Boy Free will hit stores in November (16) and will chronicle Johnny's childhood in Manchester, England in the 1960s, his time as Morrissey's sidekick in The Smiths and his session work...

Morrissey Warns Fans Not To Follow The Smiths On Twitter

The music icon has insisted that the new account, set up by Warner Music to "celebrate the history of the band", has not been sanctioned by him. When an official Twitter account launched earlier this...

'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...

Morrissey Distances Himself From Supreme Clothing Advertisements

The former The Smiths star first addressed his involvement in the promotional posters on Saturday (13Feb16), after fans began posting photos of the billboards on social media. In a message shared on...

Alain Whyte's Guitar Fetches $2,500

The musician, who was part of the former The Smiths star's backing band from 1991 and became his chief songwriting partner until they ended their business relationship in 2004, put the axe up...

Morrissey Book Mocked By Mike Joyce Christmas Card

The former The Smiths singer provoked howls of derision from literary critics when he released List of the Lost in September (15), and the story about a sports team in 1970s Massachusetts was...

Morrissey Brands Literary Award Bosses 'Repulsive'

The former The Smiths star released List of the Lost, about a sports team in Boston, Massachusetts, in September (15) but the book was derided by most critics, who branded it "utter garbage"...

Morrissey Lands Literary Dishonour

The former The Smiths frontman was hit with a slew of scathing reviews from critics following the book's release in September (15), with one reviewer branding the novel "utter garbage". He drew...

Universal Bosses: 'Morrissey's Paris Snub Accusation Is Hurtful And Wrong'

The former The Smiths frontman planned to reissue his 2009 single I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris to show solidarity with the French capital in the aftermath of the horrifying slaughter earlier this...

Morrissey At War With Universal Over Planned Paris Tribute

The former The Smiths star wants to re-release his 2009 single I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris to show solidarity with the French capital following the slaughter earlier this month (Nov15) that left...

Morrissey Receives Embarrassing Literary Nomination For Debut Novel

The former The Smiths frontman received scathing reviews from critics when he released the book in September (15), and many took issue with the sex scenes, including the passage: "Ezra's howling mouth and...

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...

Johnny Marr Vows To Keep Memoir Fun

The Smiths frontman released his life story, titled Autobiography, in 2013, and within weeks, guitarist Marr had inked a deal to write his own book. Morrissey's tome received huge critical praise for...

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...

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