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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...


See Video for Jeff Buckley's Smiths Cover 'I Know It's Over'

February 11, 2016

You and I, a new compilation featuring 10 unreleased Jeff Buckley recordings, arrives on March 11th. Featured on the collection is the late singer's delicate, emotional rendition of the Smiths' "I Know It's Over," one of a handful of covers...


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...


Arcade Fire Covers CCR's 'Hey Tonight'

July 31, 2014

Arcade Fire have added yet another cover to their growing repertoire, busting out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight" during their Wednesday night show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Via Pitchfork, multi-instrumetnalist...


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...


Who Should Make the Rock Hall Next Year?

April 19, 2013

The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is less than a day behind us, but our thoughts are already turning to next year. Long overdue acts like Rush, Randy Newman and Donna Summer got in last night, but who should be next? Chuck D told...


Kimmel Pokes Morrissey over Cancellation

February 27, 2013

After Morrissey canceled his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night over sharing the show with the stars of the A&E reality series Duck Dynasty, Kimmel poked fun at the former Smiths singer with a special skit. "There a very good reason why I...


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...


See Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr Jam on Iggy Pop

October 24, 2014

Johnny Marr brought out Noel Gallagher to play a couple of songs during the encore of a recent concert at London's O2 Academy Brixton. When Marr introduced the former Oasis guitarist, he called him "one of the great songwriters for this country" and cheekily...


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...


The Smiths Play Their Third Gig

July 2, 2013

Very few rock groups are born fully formed. Even the greats often take years to find the right lineup, compose stellar material and develop a signature sound. As this stunning video from Manchester's Hacienda club shows, the Smiths were a rare exception...


Rare Smiths Demo Unearthed

March 20, 2013

Here's a rarity for fans of the Smiths: former drummer Mike Joyce has tweeted a link to a very early demo tape recorded by the post-punk luminaries sometime in 1983, before they recorded their self-titled debut the following year. Dubbed The Pablo...


First Song From Johnny Marr's Solo Debut

November 13, 2012

The Messenger, Johnny Marr's forthcoming album, grew out of the guitarist's urge to return to Manchester, the place of his youth. The architect of the tragically short-lived Smiths' one-of-a-kind sound had been living with his family in Portland, Oregon,...