The Smiths guitarist pens loose concept record that takes place in a futuristic "alternative society"
Drummer departs gig after bassist Andy Rourke falsely listed as participant
"At no time did I give my consent for anyone in connection with this Classically Smiths project to act on my behalf," bassist says
"With the addition of an orchestra, it will sound as totally unique as it will immense," Joyce says of Classically Smiths shows
Band performed "This Charming Man" at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in L.A., subbing as headliners after Morrissey canceled due to group illness
Deluxe, rarities-filled packages for serious collectors, die-hard completists and fans of Elvis, Bowie, Dylan, Weird Al – and even Freddy Krueger
Icon talks about “louder” new LP, wonders "Can young can people can ever be carefree again?"
Track is one of several demos and live performance cuts to appear on upcoming 'The Queen Is Dead' reissue
How a unique alternative-rock tune became the Smiths' most controversial song
Celebrating the breakup of the Manchester foursome – Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce – 30 years later
Morrissey and Johnny Marr lasted only five years as a songwriting team, but these Manchester lads left a lifetime's worth of absurdly great songs behind
Future Smiths singer slams Manchester music scene, forms early band in preview of Mark Gill's unauthorized biopic
Mark Gill's movie to depict singer's pre-Smiths years in Manchester
Slick Rick unveils new children's book, Smiths uncover unreleased demos for annual event
Release will include demo of "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side," alternate version of "Rubber Ring"