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The Smiths' 50m Offer

The Smiths were offered $50 million to reform.The iconic 80s band - who split acrimoniously in 1987 - were promised the staggering sum for playing just a handful of shows, with former guitarist Johnny Marr...

Drunken 'Werewolf' Shia Labeouf

Shia LaBeouf gave up drinking whisky because it turned him into a "werewolf".The 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' actor intends to quit drinking any alcohol and stop smoking because both habits have a negative effect...

Johnny Marr's Singing Holiday

Johnny Marr ruined a family holiday by writing a song.The guitarist was so preoccupied with remembering a tune he began writing at the beginning of a trip, he made everyone else "miserable" by refusing to...

Merriweather Threatened Over Smiths Track

Australian singer DANIEL MERRIWEATHER was left fearing for his life after receiving death threats for covering a song by British band THE SMITHS.The Red hitmaker collaborated with producer Mark Ronson on his 2007 album Version...

Johnny Marr's Morrissey Invite

Johnny Marr has paved the way for a reunion with Morrissey.The guitarist - who quit The Smiths in 1987 because of differences with the singer - admits the legendary band are unlikely to reform, but...

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

Morrissey Is Britain's Greatest Living Oddity, Expert Claims

A new academic study on Smiths singer Morrissey claims the singer deserves recognition for his "awkwardness".The Manchester music legend, who celebrates his 50th birthday this week, should be championed for his shunning of normality and...

By on 22 May 2009

Ben Stiller Jealous Of Comic Kids

Ben Stiller thinks his children are funnier than he is.The 'Night at the Museum' star - who is married to actress Christine Taylor - is jealous of his daughter Ella, seven, and son Quinlan, three,...

Morrissey Scraps London Gig

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has fuelled further speculation about his health - by cancelling the London date on his world tour. The British singer's current jaunt was initially thrown into jeopardy in February (09) when...

Smiths Star Pays Tribute To Musical Inspiration

THE SMITHS drummer MIKE JOYCE has paid tribute to British musician JOHNNY ROADHOUSE, who died at the weekend (11Apr09). Roadhouse, who lost a short battle with illness on Saturday at the age of 88, played saxophone...

Morrissey Makes Concert A Meat-free Zone

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY banned any meat products from his concert in New York earlier this week.The I'M THROWING MY ARMS AROUND PARIS hit-maker demanded that any food which "used to have a...

By on 27 March 2009

Merriweather Talks New Album

DANIEL MERRIWEATHER has been discussing his forthcoming album, claiming that he aimed for a "stripped back" sound.The Australian singer enjoyed chart success last year when he recorded a version of THE SMITHS song Stop Me...

By on 13 March 2009

Morrissey Illness Sparks Fears Over Tour

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has scrapped yet more dates on his massive world tour - sparking fears a large chunk of the jaunt will be axed. The British singer was due to kick off the...

Morrissey To Retire In 2014?

Former THE SMITHS star MORRISSEY has plans to retire in five years - because he can't imagine hitting the stage or the recording studio at 55. The Suedehead singer, who turns 50 in May (09), insists...

Morrissey Rejects Talk Of Smiths Reunion

Singer Morrissey has said he has no interest in reforming the Smiths as he is "not stuck in the past".Rumours about a possible reunion for the 1980s band have persisted since their split in 1987,...

By on 12 February 2009

Morrissey Rules Out Smiths Reunion

British singer MORRISSEY has put an end to one of the longest-running rumours in pop - he will never reform THE SMITHS. The cult band split in 1987, and fans have speculated ever since the break-up...

Reunited Blur To Headline T In The Park And Oxegen

Blur are to headline this summer's T in the Park and Oxegen festivals, it has been announced.The reunited Parklife stars will join Kings of Leon, Katy Perry and Snow Patrol at the Scottish and Irish...

By on 05 February 2009

Morrissey Poses Nude For Album Art

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has shocked fans by stripping off and posing nude to promote his new single. The singer and his four bandmates are pictured completely naked with their modesty protected only by vinyl...

Smiths Star Rourke Lands Music Mogul Job

Former THE SMITHS rocker ANDY ROURKE has dashed fans' hopes the band is planning a comeback - he has landed a new job as a music mogul. The bassist has been named director of A+R...

Morrissey To Quit Music?

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has hinted he will retire from music after the release of his forthcoming album. The influential rocker's new LP, Years of Refusal, his ninth solo outing, will be released next...

Marr Rules Out Smiths Reunion

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR has blasted reports the legendary 80s band are planning a comeback - because he doesn't want to "go back in time". The influential rockers, fronted by singer Morrissey, dominated...

Marr Quiet On Reunion Rumours

JOHNNY MARR is keeping quiet about the possibility of a reunion for his former band THE SMITHS.Rumours have been circulating in the press this week that the much-loved band are set to reform, but guitarist...

By on 15 December 2008

Finn Recruits Stars For New Album

CROWDED HOUSE star NEIL FINN has lined up a clutch of stars to join him on his upcoming solo album, with former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR and two-fifths of RADIOHEAD joining him in the...

Marr Bemoans Music Industry

Former THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has hit out at the record industry - insisting Britain and America have failed to make any valuable contributions to music. The rocker has begun his tenure as a...

Simon Cowell Offers To Save Totp Christmas Special

There could still be a Top of the Pops Christmas Special after Simon Cowell said he may buy the rights to the show from the BBC.It was announced on Tuesday that the programme - a...

By on 30 October 2008

Marr Denies The Smiths Comeback

THE SMITHS star JOHNNY MARR has quashed speculation the rock group is set to reform for a special one-off gig. British newspaper The Sun alleged on Friday (24Oct08) that the rockers, who split in 1987...

Marr To Make Debut As Lecturer

Former THE SMITHS guitarist JOHNNY MARR will begin his tenure as a British university lecturer next month (Nov08). The rocker, who was appointed to the position last year (07), will return to Salford University's Maxwell...

The Smiths Set For Comeback?

British rockers THE SMITHS are reportedly close to reforming for a special one-off gig. The band split in 1987 after five years together and the members went on to enjoy solo careers. They have previously...

Johnny Marr Planning 'Mavericks' Lecture At Salford Uni

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced his first lecture as a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford.The 43-year-old will discuss "mavericks" and "innovators" at his debut lecture on November 4th.Marr's appointment to...

By on 23 October 2008

Morrissey To Pen Memoirs

Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY is preparing to write his memoirs - because he sick of the false stories which have blighted his career. The British rocker is notoriously protective of his privacy, and has...

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