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There’s a great funny-because-it’s-true joke in Wayne’s World that captures how the rest of the U.S. views Delaware. Wayne finds himself in front of a green screen in his show’s fancy new studio, and upon being “magically whisked away” to the state, he doesn’t know what to say past, “Hi, I’m in Delaware.” What do… More »

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

Long one of rock and roll’s most cantankerous headline makers, the past eighteen months have seen Morrissey refining his troublemaking tactics in new and unforeseen ways. There was the generally well-received but appropriately polemical memoir (issued with winking pomposity on the Penguin Classics imprint, usually reserved for authors of canonical importance), the Jimmy Kimmel/Duck DynastyMore »

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Watch Morrissey Cover The Late Lynn Anderson’s “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” In Nashville

A month ago in Nashville, Morrissey covered Lynn Anderson’s 1970 country hit “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden.” Anderson died on Thursday of a heart attack at 67, as CNN reports, and Morrissey just shared a post entitled “Lynn Anderson, RIP”on his semi-official website True To You:

A few weeks ago we… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 2, 2015 - 11:14 am

Morrissey Says He Was Sexually Assaulted By San Francisco Airport Security

Morrissey often uses his True To You website to write about cases of what he considers to be societal injustice, as he did in the recent post blasting the killer of Cecil the lion. But as Pitchfork points out, Morrissey’s latest post for the site details a much more personal violation. Morrissey writes that, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2015 - 9:41 am

Morrissey Disses Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

The far-reaching disdain of Morrissey now encompasses Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Sadly, those are two British musicians who would probably both cite Morrissey as an influence, but he’s not into their music at all. In an email interview with Colorado alt-weekly Boulder Weekly, the Smiths frontman mourns the dearth of spontaneous, uncontrolled musicians:… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 10, 2015 - 11:48 am

Morrissey Laments “Zero Label Interest” Despite “Fantastic” MSG Show

Morrissey had some sort of falling out with Harvest Records last year, which led to his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business getting pulled from online stores after three weeks. Ever since then, he’s been shopping around for a new label to re-release World Peace and put out his new album, withoutMore »

By: Peter Helman / July 1, 2015 - 7:45 pm

MSG Served Meat In Corporate Suites At Meat-Free Morrissey Show

Morrissey made a big deal about Madison Square Garden going vegan for his show over the weekend, but it turns out the arena wasn’t completely meat-free. According to a Gothamist tipster, corporate suites were serving meat products. Photos from the concert show a sushi platter, meatball sliders, brisket sandwiches, and chicken fingers being served the… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Morrissey Takes Manhattan With An Uneven Set, But An Admirable Ban On Chicken Fingers

Morrissey is one of those performers where, if you get the chance, you go. Maybe because you’ve seen videos or heard about the man’s transfixing stage presence, or maybe because you know about the intense relationship between his fervent fanbase and himself, and that there’s a sort of necessary pilgrimage in being a Smiths or… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 28, 2015 - 5:19 pm

Morrissey’s Nashville Show Gets Rescheduled In A Smaller Venue

Probably about 80% of Morrissey’s waking hours are spent canceling shows, so when he announced his latest U.S. tour back in April, fans were right to be a little skeptical. But, in a minor miracle, things have been going pretty much according to plan so far, and every show scheduled has actually happened. Of course,… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 26, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Watch Morrissey Return To American TV On The Tonight Show

Morrissey’s last TV appearance was on the Italian show Gazebo last year, and before last night, he hadn’t been on a proper American TV show since he was on Letterman in January 2013. But last night, with a Madison Square Garden performance coming up, he popped up on The Tonight Show, dressing like a disco… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2015 - 8:48 am

Morrissey: “Obama Seems To Be White Inside”

Morrissey has again shared some political observations with the public in the form of an interview with Alternative Nation. The interviewer asked Morrissey about his past support for Barack Obama and some negative remarks the erstwhile Smiths singer once made about Hillary Clinton. That led to a lengthy, multi-tiered response that involved Moz musing that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 10, 2015 - 11:57 am

Morrissey Is Proud Of Ireland, But Not That Proud

Yesterday, Ireland became the first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote, which is a huge first step for marriage equality everywhere. Morrissey is happy about it! But not too happy. Here’s what he had to say to the country in a post on his quasi-official site True To You:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 11:04 am

Yes, MSG Is Really Going Vegetarian For Morrissey

Last week, Morrissey wrote an open letter to Al Gore, urging the former vice president to demand that his upcoming Live Earth events feature all-vegan menus. Decreed Moz: “I am writing to ask you to do the one thing that will do the most good for the planet and the majority of its inhabitants: not… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 4, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Read Morrissey’s Open Letter To Al Gore About Live Earth’s Food Options

Does Al Gore have anything to do with the menu planning at his events? Morrissey thinks he should. Moz, no stranger to calling out politicians or to writing open letters, is publicly pushing the former next president of the United States to adapt an all-vegan menu at his forthcoming Live Earth events. Gore recently teamed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Morrissey Can’t Find A Label, But Says Crowdfunding Is Desperate

Ever since falling out with Harvest Records last year, Morrissey has been seeking a new record label to re-release World Peace Is None Of Your Business and launch his next LP. That search isn’t going so well. Via email, Moz tells Spanish newspaper El País that he’s reached out to a number of labels i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 28, 2015 - 11:09 am

Morrissey – “Kiss Me A Lot” Video

Last week, Morrissey announced that he’d be going on a tour of the U.S. this summer, and this week he’s shared a video for “Kiss Me A Lot,” the latest single from 2014’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business. The video, which was directed by Sam Esty Rayner, shows Moz performing the track with… More »

By: James Rettig / April 6, 2015 - 8:09 am

Morrissey Announces 2015 U.S. Tour

Fresh off of a European tour that shockingly only had one postponement (which was later fulfilled), Morrissey has announced a United States tour scheduled to begin this summer. “Is it illegal to be this happy?” Moz asked in a a post on his official fansite True To You celebrating the competition of his recent tour. More »

By: James Rettig / April 2, 2015 - 11:25 pm

Morrissey Steals Fan’s Artwork For A Tour T-Shirt … Again

Back in 1992, Morrissey’s camp reached out to NME photographer Derek Ridgers about using his photo of skinheads as part of a montage during the Smiths singer’s stage show for an upcoming French gig. Long story short, not only did Moz use the photo as his sole stage backdrop (i.e. not part of a montage)… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Morrissey Reschedules Tonight’s Dutch Show Rescheduled From December

Morrissey canceled tonight’s previously re-scheduled show due to illness. On the tour for his latest album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, the singer has been forced to cancel or reschedule several shows due to either/both illness and transportation issues. The venue he was slated to appear at tonight, Tilburg, Netherlands’ Poppodium 013, posted… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 10, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Sorry, Those Aren’t Morrissey’s Shoes On eBay

Today in Morrissey-related news, the singer has taken to his website to warn fans away from buying eBay items that are masquerading as authentic memorabilia. The post on True To You is entitled “Ebay (yawn).” Morrissey writes:… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 4, 2015 - 10:11 am
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