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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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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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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 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 Protests Killing Seals, Declares Canada 'Fashionably Dead'

April 21, 2014

Outspoken animal rights activist Morrissey has criticized Canada's seal-hunting practices in a missive published on his semi-official True to You site. He also praised China and the European Union for taking a humanitarian stance by refusing to sell Canadian...

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Morrissey Titles New Album 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'

March 7, 2014

Now that alt-rock icon Morrissey is in the studio working on his first record since 2009's Years of Refusal, he has announced its title: World Peace Is None of Your Business. The record will come out "provisionally" in a release period between late June...

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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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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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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'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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Morrissey Reveals 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' Track List

April 12, 2014

Morrissey has revealed the track list for World Peace Is None of Your Business, and the contents are as entertainingly caustic as the title. The singer spread the word through the online Morrissey zine True To You this week, along with the news that...

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