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Morrissey Backs Marr Over Prime Minister Protest

MORRISSEY has joined his former THE SMITHS bandmate JOHNNY MARR in criticising British Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON after the politician confessed he was a big fan of the pair's music.Marr was far from impressed when...

Willow Smith Gets Singing Talent From Jada

Willow Smith gets her singing talents from her mother Jada Pinkett Smith.The 10-year-old pop star was inspired to launch a career in the music industry by her famous parents Jada - who is an actress...

Ronson Not Bothered By Death Threats Over Smiths Cover

Superproducer MARK RONSON was unfazed by the barrage of death threats he received after covering a song by British band THE SMITHS - because songwriters MORRISSEY and JOHNNY MARR sanctioned the track.The DJ re-recorded the...

Marr & Brown Record Covers For Charity Album

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR and IAN BROWN are among the stars who have recorded tracks for an album to benefit a homeless charity in Britain.Bands The Feeling and Hard-Fi have also headed into...

The Ting Tings Turn Goth Pop

The Ting Tings sound like both Depeche Mode and TLC on their new album. The 'Be The One' group say every track on their as yet-untitled second album has a completely different sound to it,...

Marr Pens Tv Theme Tune

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has ventured out of rock and into TV jingles - he written the theme tune for a new U.K. sitcom.The musician, who now plays with The Cribs, penned and...

Mark Ronson Has Passionate Preference

Mark Ronson would rather people wanted to "stab" him rather than have no opinion about his music.The producer - who experienced a backlash when he released 'Stop Me', a reworked version of The Smiths' track...

Marr 'Proud' To Have Inspired Vegetarians

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR feels "very proud" of the band's 1985 album MEAT IS MURDER - because the record inspired so many fans to become vegetarian.The animal activist admits many devotees have told...

Johnny Marr's Vegetarian Pride

Johnny Marr is "proud" The Smiths inspired people to go vegetarian.The iconic group's guitarist believes their seminal 1985 LP 'Meat Is Murder' changed the life of many of their fans, and admits it is one...

Marr & Zimmer To Perform For Dicaprio At Premiere Party

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and legendary film composer HANS ZIMMER are teaming up to perform at the Los Angeles premiere of LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's new movie INCEPTION.The odd couple will perform a special concert...

Morrissey's Fight With Snapper Over Photo Use Explained

Revered photographer DEREK RIDGERS has broken his silence about his 18-year-old feud with MORRISSEY, insisting he is willing to put the past behind him because he's still a big fan of the former THE SMITHS...

Despite Ogre, Box Office Is Less Green Than Last Year

It's not often that a film that opens with a weekend take of more than $70 million is regarded as a disappointment. But such was the case with Paramount/DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Forever After , which...

The Cribs Take New Direction

The Cribs' new album will be keyboard-driven.The group are currently in the studio working on the follow-up LP to 2009's 'Ignore the Ignorant' and guitarist Johnny Marr is impressed by how hard frontman Ryan Jarman...

Ex Madness And The Smiths Manager Sztumpf Dies

Former MADNESS and THE SMITHS manager MATTHEW SZTUMPF has died suddenly from a brain aneurysm.Sztumpf also managed 1980s group Swing Out Sister during a long and successful career, and he most recently served as tour...

Morrissey Blasts Damien Hirst

Morrissey reckons artist Damien Hirst's head should be "kept in a bag" for using dead animals in his artwork. The 'You Have Killed Me' singer and animal rights activist blasted the British artist - who...

Marr's Stolen Guitar Found After 10 Years

Former THE SMITHS rocker JOHNNY MARR is "ecstatic" after one of his favourite guitars was returned to him - 10 years after it was stolen.Marr's treasured vintage 1964 Gibson SG vanished after a show with...

Avatar Raises News Corp's Profits, Murdoch's Spirits

News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch sounded buoyant during a conference call Tuesday after his company reported a 44-percent rise in operating profit to $1.2 billion during the last quarter on revenue of $8.7 billion. The...

Facebook Group Launches Bid To Land The Smiths At Number One

The Internet action group behind a successful campaign to keep talent show tune THE CLIMB from claiming the Christmas number one in Britain has sparked a new trend - another ground roots movement is using...

Harry Swoops Up To First Place On Dvd Charts

As expected, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince made its pre-Christmas debut on DVD last week and instantly bounded to the top of the Nielsen EDI VideoScan sales chart. (Early in the week it was...

Blockbusters Rule Dvd Charts

Two of the year's biggest blockbusters went head-to-head against one another as they debuted on DVD and Blu-ray last week, with the result paralleling their box-office performance. Night at the Museum Battle of the Smithsonian,...

Wal-mart Sets Off Dvd Price War

Wal-Mart touched off a DVD price war on Friday when it announced a special pre-release price of $10 for many soon-to-be-released titles, including Terminator Salvation, Angels & Demons, Julie & Julia, and Star Trek. Target...

Morrissey Fit For London Show

Morrissey will play his Royal Albert Hall concert tonight (27.10.09).The 50-year-old music legend has confirmed he is feeling well enough to perform at the renowned London venue this evening despite collapsing on-stage at the Swindon...

Peter Hook's Freebass Favours

Peter Hook couldn't find a singer for Freebass so asked his famous friends to take it in turns.When the former New Order bassist - who has teamed up with Stone Roses bassist Mani and Andy...

Johnny Marr Denies Feud

Johnny Marr has fuelled rumours The Smiths are to reunite after revealing he is communicating with Morrissey.The guitarist left the iconic band in 1987 due to tensions with the singer but insists their feud has...

Police Star Urges Bands To Reform

THE POLICE rocker STEWART COPELAND has urged TALKING HEADS and THE SMITHS to reform - because they could "conquer the world".The Message in a Bottle hitmakers reunited for a world tour in 2007, more than...

Morrissey Denies Rourke Legend

MORRISSEY has exploded a classic THE SMITHS myth in a new rant addressing the way his former bandmate ANDY ROURKE was fired from the group.Rourke was temporarily axed from the cult British act in 1986...

The Cribs Go Gaga

The Cribs don't understand why Lady Gaga is famous.The indie rockers - consisting of brothers Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman and former The Smiths guitarist Johnny 'Jarman' Marr - have lashed out against the 'Poker...

Steve Coogan Feared Going Blind

Steve Coogan thought he would "go blind" while making 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'.The British comic star was involved in an accident while shooting the adventure comedy movie – which sees exhibits...

Eva Mendes Sad In Los Angeles

Eva Mendes says Los Angeles is "full of lost souls".The 'Women' actress admits the American city can be a depressing place to live because it is home to so many wannabe actresses and singers.She explained:...

Morrissey Jealous Of Neck Brace

Morrissey was jealous when Johnny Marr had to wear a neck brace.Former Smiths guitarist Marr was involved in a car crash when he was in the band - which was fronted by Morrissey - and...

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