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Read Morrissey's Scathing Open Letter to Live Earth

April 29, 2015

Morrissey has penned an open letter to Al Gore asking that the former vice president offer a vegan-only menu at the 2015 incarnation of Live Earth. In the letter addressed to Gore and fellow Live Earth co-founder Kevin Wall, obtained exclusively...

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Morrissey Shares Minimalist 'Kiss Me a Lot' Video

April 6, 2015

Morrissey has shared a minimalist new video for "Kiss Me a Lot." The clip – which Sam Esty Rayner directed and the singer premiered via his True to You zine – features the notorious curmudgeon loosening up a little and performing...

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25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

February 4, 2015

On February 8th, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will both be returning to the Grammys — and both will be vying to take home their first trophy. Like Patti Smith (one nomination), Björk (13) and Snoop Dogg and Brian McKnight (16 each), neither...

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Flashback: Morrissey Declares 'The Queen Is Dead' in 2007

February 3, 2015

Morrissey is a tough guy to please. He changes managers and record labels like most people change their socks, cancels an absurd amount of concerts and hates so many things that the shows that do happen sometimes begin with Big Hard Excellent Fish's 1990...

2014

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Morrissey Hints at Cancer Scare

October 7, 2014

It's been a rough year for Morrissey, as the laconic singer has endured everything from tour-canceling illnesses to possibly being dropped from his new label to bizarre allegations of a murder-for-hire plot. However, in a new interview...

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Morrissey Dropped by Record Label

August 10, 2014

Morrissey has once again been set adrift without a record label. True To You reports that Capitol Music and Harvest Records have ended their relationship with the singer, "as directed by label boss Steve Barnett." The news comes just...

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Morrissey Denies Former Bodyguard's Violent Allegations

July 30, 2014

It's not every day Morrissey lands on TMZ, but thanks to an alleged murder-for-hire plot lobbied by the laconic singer's alleged "head of security," Moz is dealing with some legal issues today that make his tour-cancelling illness seem benign. In a lawsuit,...

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World Peace Is None of Your Business

July 15, 2014

Being misunderstood is Morrissey's great joy in life, as he keeps proving in World Peace – a much stronger album than fans were expecting at this point. The fantastic title song is a doo-wop rant against cops, governments, armies, etc. Moz doesn't...

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Morrissey Collaborators Spar Online Over Cancellations

June 13, 2014

Morrissey guitarist Jesse Tobias has weighed in on tour opener Kristeen Young's accusations that his boss was lying when he said she got him sick. When Morrissey had announced the cancellation of the tour due to his illness, he wrote that Young had contracted...

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Morrissey Plays Sarcastically Misogynistic Song Live

June 9, 2014

Morrissey gave the dark track "Kick the Bride Down the Aisle" its live debut at a recent Boston concert. The song's lyrics are a sarcastically misogynistic warning someone not to marry a Dickensian battle axe, with typically Morrissey-ish verses like,...

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Morrissey and Pam Anderson Team for Video

June 2, 2014

Morrissey continues to roll out somber and quietly riveting spoken-word music videos for tracks off his upcoming LP, World Peace Is None of Your Business. In the latest clip is for the album's third single, "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet," Moz...

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See Morrissey's Spoken-Word Reading of New Track 'Istanbul'

May 19, 2014

Morrissey may not be on Twitter, but he is continuing to talk about his July 15th album World Peace Is None of Your Business on his own terms. Today, Rolling Stone is debuting the English legend's spoken-word performance of the new record's "Istanbul,"...

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Watch Morrissey Croon 'Jack the Ripper' in 1995

September 9, 2014

Since its 1996 release, Introducing Morrissey, a concert film documenting the singer's 1995 tour, has been a VHS rarity. Now, however, the film is not only back in print, it's available for purchase on, yes, DVD. Above, watch one of its stand-out tracks,...

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Morrissey Talks About His Health, Sex Appeal

August 8, 2014

The last year for Morrissey has found him filled with highs and lows, from canceling concerts over health concerns in June to issuing his 10th solo album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, last month. He approaches those subjects, including discussing...

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Morrissey Explains Animal Rights Song 'The Bullfighter Dies'

July 16, 2014

Morrissey has never hidden his derision for eating meat, whether penning the Smiths' 1985 animal-rights dirge "Meat Is Murder" or leaving the Coachella stage because he could "smell burning flesh, and I hope to God it's human." Accordingly, his just-released...

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The Palm Squad: 15 Years of Coachella

June 18, 2014

Ever since 1999, countless music fans have trekked to the desert of Indio, California, in search of good tunes, good vibes, and the least offensive Port A Potty experience possible. And while hundreds of bands have played the Coachella Valley Music and...

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Morrissey Cancels Rest of U.S. Tour, Blames Illness

June 11, 2014

Morrissey canceled the rest of his current U.S. tour with what he said was "unimaginable sorrow" after contracting an illness on the road. The former Smiths singer collapsed backstage after performing in Boston last week and was suffering from acute fever,...

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20 Years of Morrissey's 'Vauxhall and I'

June 6, 2014

There once was a time when Morrissey cared very deeply about how the public's perception of his work had the potential to sink his solo career. "There's going to be some trouble/A whole house will need rebuilding," he sings in the opening lines of "Now...

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Miley Cyrus Covers the Smiths in Belfast

May 20, 2014

Miley Cyrus has added a true tear-jerker to her growing repertoire of covers, breaking out her best Morrissey warble for a version of the Smiths' classic, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," at her recent show in Belfast, Ireland. The performance...

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No, Morrissey Is Not Really on Twitter

May 16, 2014

UPDATE (5/17): Morrissey's record label Harvest Records has "taken over" the account "to protect it from interlopers." The label added, "Alas, it's already time to bid farewell to the account." Panic on the tweets of London. Last week, Morrissey...

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