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Morrissey Berates Buzzcocks Over Song Usage in McDonald's Ad

June 17, 2016

Morrissey, a longtime champion of animal rights and an opponent of anyone serving meat as a food product, slammed fellow British rockers Buzzcocks after the group allowed their 1978 track "What Do I Get?" to soundtrack a U.K. McDonald's commercial. "Please,...

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How Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead' Mixed High Wit, Heavy Drama

June 16, 2016

The Eighties were a banner decade for British music, with one perma-classic after another – New Order's Technique, the Stone Roses' debut, the Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy, Echo and the Bunnymen's Ocean Rain – but the bellwether may...

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Smiths Photographer on Witnessing Band at Their Peak

June 13, 2016

Nalinee Darmrong was a teenager living in Washington, D.C., in 1984, when a friend gave her a cassette tape containing the music of a then-emerging British band called the Smiths. About a year later, she went to see the Smiths perform in D.C. during the...

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Ween, Nas, Deftones Added to Riot Fest Lineups

May 18, 2016

UPDATE 2: Morrissey has changed his mind and has decided to play this year's Chicago Riot Fest, according to his website True to You. UPDATE: Morrissey is reportedly not performing at this year's Chicago Riot Fest. A post on the official Moz fan...

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Morrissey: 'Prince Is the Royal That People Love'

April 24, 2016

Morrissey has penned a tribute to Prince where the former Smiths singer seamlessly managed to praise the music legend, slam the British royal family and lobby for veganism in a three-paragraph statement. In a post on his fan site True-to-You,...

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Watch Jon Hamm Defend Bad Taste in Music to Chris Gethard

June 1, 2016

“I have the worst taste in music in the world,” actor Jon Hamm says to comedian Chris Gethard ahead of the Season Two finale of The Chris Gethard Show. Rolling Stone asked the duo backstage what kind of music is on their regular...

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Joe Manganiello Producing Morrissey-Approved Smiths Movie

May 4, 2016

Actor Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Sabotage) is producing a film with his company 359 Inc. about rock legends the Smiths, Pitchfork reports. The film, called Shoplifters of the World, is inspired by Smiths legend of a crazed fan...

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Henry Rollins Removes Morrissey From 'Kill List'

January 7, 2016

Henry Rollins is perpetually candid and outspoken — see his recent statements on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton or telling Rolling Stone he didn't like the music we covered — and his recent interview with the Guardian...

2015

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Flashback: The Smiths Play an Epic 'How Soon Is Now?'

December 8, 2015

"How Soon Is Now?" was the Smiths hit that never quite was. Their U.K. record company buried it on a B-side in 1985 because they thought the track – built around a swooping tremolo attack on a single F-sharp chord that sounded like guitarist Johnny...

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Morrissey Compares TSA to ISIS

December 1, 2015

Months after Morrissey claimed to have been sexually assaulted by TSA employees at San Francisco International Airport, the singer alleged that he has not heard from the agency after filing an official complaint. "TSA have ignored my official...

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Morrissey Explains Demonic Theme of Novel 'List of the Lost'

September 24, 2015

Morrissey's debut novel List of the Lost arrives on U.K. bookshelves today, and the singer released a statement to his unofficial website/official mouthpiece True To You explaining the book's themes. The 128-page novel, which comes nearly two years...

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Morrissey's Debut Novel 'List of the Lost' Out This Fall

August 23, 2015

Nearly two years after Morrissey penned his revealing Autobiography, the singer's words will hit bookshelves again this fall with List of the Lost, his debut novel. Morrissey fan site True to You reports that the British branch of Penguin Books...

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Morrissey Alleges Sexual Assault at San Francisco Airport

July 30, 2015

UPDATE: A TSA spokesperson has denied any officer misconduct to Rolling Stone. "TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect," Mike England says. "Upon review of closed circuit...

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Blondie, Morrissey Salute LGBT Rights at MSG Show

June 29, 2015

Forty years after their CBGB days, Blondie played their first Madison Square Garden show on Saturday evening when they opened for Morrissey. The timing couldn't have been better, coming one day after the Supreme Court's landmark marriage...

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Morrissey Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award

December 1, 2015

Morrissey has earned a spot in a pantheon occupied by literary giants such as Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer and John Updike, winning the Literary Review's 2016 Bad Sex in Fiction Award, the BBC reports. The rock legend earned the...

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Universal Denies It Blocked Morrissey's 'Paris' Reissue

November 24, 2015

UPDATE: True to You claim that Morrissey has proof that Universal blocked the reissue of his song "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" via a letter from an attorney. The letter, which has yet to surface, claims that an Universal...

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See Morrissey's Surprise Waylon Cover

September 2, 2015

Morrissey is an outspoken stage presence, attracting headlines throughout the past 30 years for his rants against Madonna, the Cure, the British royal family, the cast of Duck Dynasty, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel and meat-eaters...

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Morrissey Talks Trump, Cancer Diagnosis, TSA With Larry King

August 19, 2015

Morrissey addressed a wide array of topics during a recent chat on Larry King Now, touching on his alleged sexual assault at the San Francisco airport, Republican presidential candidates, depression, cancer and the "brutal" music industry. In...

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Morrissey Shades 'Marketed Pop Stars' Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

July 10, 2015

Eating meat, Live Earth, fur coats, Johnny Marr and the current state of music: These are the things that Morrissey dislikes. In a new interview, Morrissey lamented about how marketing dictates popularity in the music industry nowadays as well...

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Muerte al DJ!: Mexrrissey Reimagines the Smiths

May 12, 2015

Oh, Manchester: Tanto para expiar. The Mexrrissey project celebrates the long, strange love connection between Morrissey and his Mexican fans. Mexrrissey played the Brooklyn Academy of Music Sunday night, just a couple of years after Morrissey himself...

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