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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 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 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,...

Album Review

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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Morrissey Shares New Single, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'

May 13, 2014

Morrissey has offered up the first taste of his long-awaited new album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, sharing the title track and a new spoken-word video, both of which you can check out on iTunes. The album is also expected to see release on...

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Morrissey Biopic in the Works

May 8, 2014

Production on a film about the life of former Smiths singer Morrissey, titled Steven, has begun. It will focus on the singer as a young man in the years before he met his Smiths foil, Johnny Marr. Director Mark Gill, who made the Oscar-nominated short...

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Morrissey Compares Seal Hunt to Nazi Germany

April 24, 2014

Morrissey has responded to a Canadian politician's claim that he is "ignorant" about the country's seal-hunting policies in a new post comparing seal hunts to Nazi Germany. Previously, he had issued a screed declaring the country "fashionably dead," because...

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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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Morrissey's 'Vauxhall and I' to Include Live Set from 1995

May 9, 2014

To mark the 20th anniversary of Morrissey's Vauxhall and I, Parlophone Records is releasing a "definitive master" of the album, which contained the single "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I get." The album was a Number One hit in the U.K. and reached...

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Morrissey's Tour Launch Features Stage-Invading Fans

May 8, 2014

From the moment Morrissey announced his 2014 North American tour dates in February, the jokes started rolling across social media about the inevitable cancellations, which have become a hallmark of the former Smiths singer's recent solo career as a result...

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Morrissey's Seal-Killing Screed 'Ignorant,' Says Canadian Politician

April 23, 2014

After Morrissey declared Canada "fashionably dead" for supporting the killing of baby seals earlier this week, the target of his screed – the country's Federal Fisheries Minster Gail Shea – has fired back via a spokesperson. She said that...

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