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Mike Joyce Makes Acting Debut

Former The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce made his acting debut in a radio play, which aired in the U.K. on Friday (28Nov14).The musician performed in 45-minute drama My Dad Keith alongside British actress Maxine Peake,...

James Franco Making Smiths-themed Record With Andy Rourke

James Franco has enlisted former The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke to play on a new album themed around the actor's love of the British rock band.The 127 Hours star has been working on a music...

James Franco To Release Album

James Franco is to release an album inspired by The Smiths.The 'Pineapple Express' star has collaborated with Tim O'Keefe and former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke on the venture, which will see his band Daddy release...

Noel Gallagher And Johnny Marr Team Up On Classic Tracks

Noel Gallagher joined his rock star pal Johnny Marr onstage on Thursday night (23Oct14) to 'duet' on classic tracks by Iggy Pop and The Smiths.The former Oasis star walked onstage to massive cheers for the...

Noel Gallagher Hates Album Title

Noel Gallagher wishes his new album had a different title.The 'Everybody's on the Run' singer has announced the release of 'Chasing Yesterday' in March 2015 and admits he struggled to come up with a name...

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

British indie rock icons The Smiths have been announced as one of this year’s nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s the sixth year for which the band have been...

The Smiths Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The Smiths, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The four acts are eligible to be inducted next year if they...

The Smiths, Green Day And Sting Land Hall Of Fame Nominations

Rockers including The Smiths, Green Day and Sting are among the contenders for next year's (15) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.Other nominees include Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Lou Reed, Chic, Kraftwerk, Joan...

Morrissey Insists He's Been Dropped From Record Label

Morrissey insists he has been dropped by his record label, despite the company denying his claims. The former Smiths frontman is adamant he has proof in an email that he was ditched by Capitol-Harvest Records,...

George Michael: 'Smiths Reunion Was A Joke'

Pop star George Michael sent fans of The Smiths into a spin by insisting a long-awaited reunion is on its way, but he has now confessed he was joking.The former Wham! star was asked in...

Morrissey Fires Back At Security Guard's Violence-for-hire Lawsuit

Singer/songwriter Morrissey has distanced himself from allegations he hired a South African bouncer to get "rid of" a website controller The Smiths star was feuding with.In a bizarre new lawsuit, Bradley Steyn claims he was...

The Housemartins Set Reunion Criteria

The Housemartins will reform if The Smiths get back together.The 'Caravan of Love' hitmakers - who split in 1988 after five years together - famously had a pact never to reunite, but have now...

Cliff Richard Is 'Very Disappointed' Over Cancelled Morrissey Gig.

Sir Cliff Richard has been left ''very disappointed'' over Morrissey's cancelled tour. The 73-year-old singer - who was due to support the former Smiths star at an upcoming gig in Brooklyn, New York later this...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths, Echo And The Bunnymen At Earl's Court Show

Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by the Smiths and Echo and the Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (June...

Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths

Arcade Fire covered a rare Smiths track on Saturday (07.06.14) night.The 'Ready to Start' hitmakers sang 'London' - the b-side of the 12'' release of the 1987 single 'Shoplifters of the World Unite' - during...

Johnny Marr Announces New UK Tour

Johnny Marr has announced a UK solo tour.The former Smiths musician is embarking on a series of live gigs this autumn, starting on October 13 in Lincoln and finishing up in Leeds on October 29.The...

Brandon Flowers: Morrissey Is Like Elvis

Brandon Flowers thinks Morrissey is like a modern-day Elvis Presley.The Killers frontman has been a fan of The Smiths for many years and admires their ''humour'' as well as musicianship.He said: ''The Smiths had the...

Morrissey Attacked On-stage, Knocked To The Ground In San Jose

Morrissey was attacked by a fan in the middle of his song in San Jose on Wednesday night (May 7, 2014). The former Smiths man was performing 'One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell' from Years...

Man Who Shot The Smiths: 'There Will Be No Reunion'

Longtime The Smiths and Morrissey photographer Kevin Cummins is attempting to achieve a feat no one has ever managed - bringing the band back together for one night only, as part of a new gallery...

Andy Rourke And Mike Joyce Reunite For Dj Tour

Former The Smiths stars Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce are re-teaming for a Dj tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's debut album.The pair remained friends after the group's split in 1987 and...

Guitarist Johnny Marr Breaks Hand

Rocker Johnny Marr's upcoming tour dates have been thrown into jeopardy following news the former The Smiths star has broken his right hand while running in London.The guitarist reveals the accident occurred last week (ends07Mar14),...

Morrissey And Johnny Marr Were Held For Inciting Riot At Canada Gig

The Smiths stars Morrissey and Johnny Marr were once detained by officials and accused of inciting a riot following an explosive gig in Canada.The British band caused frenzied scenes when they played a show in...

Morrissey: Nobody Wants Smiths Reunion

Morrissey claims he doesn't know anybody who wants The Smiths to reunite. The former frontman, whose band split in 1987, also insists there aren't any bands he would like to see reform because he wants...

Morrissey Compares Eating Meat To Pedophilia, Nazism

Morrissey likes to make a statement, but he especially likes to speak his mind when it may be for a good cause. The Smiths singer is an outspoken animal rights activist, and his latest comments...

Mike Joyce Closes The Door On The Smiths Reunion

British rocker Mike Joyce has accepted his former band The Smiths will never reform for a big-money payday.The 1980s icons have been dogged with reunion rumours for years, and drummer Joyce has frequently told how...

The Smiths Guitarist Blasts Morrissey Book 'Lies'

Former The Smiths rocker Craig Gannon has hit back at singer Morrissey over his controversial memoir, accusing the star of telling "bitter lies" in the book.Guitarist Gannon, who toured with the How Soon Is Now?...

Nme Pick The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' As Greatest Album Of All Time: Surprised?

One cold and windy night in August, a band of cloaked NME staffers gathered around the office's Morrissey shrine and asked The Great One what more they could do to worship his glorious name in...

Morrissey Is 'Humasexual'

Morrissey claims he is not gay despite having same-sex relationships. In his new autobiography, 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys' singer talks about intimate moments during the 90s with photographer Jake Walters, but claims...

Morrissey Finally Admits He's Gay?

Morrissey has seemingly finally admitted he's gay.The former Smiths frontman has put an end to speculation about his sexuality in his new tell-all book 'Autobiography', revealing his first same-sex relationship was with a man named...

Johnny Marr Linked To Cartoon Takedown Case

Former The Smiths star Johnny Marr has been named as the man behind a legal battle against an online cartoon strip.Bosses at Universal Music have sent a lawyer's letter to graphic designer Lauren LoPrete, who...

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