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Morrissey Cancels Another Show

Well, that didn’t take long. We just heard tell of Morrissey’s successfully completed jaunt through Portugal, Spain, and Italy, but it seems the world’s most ill-tempered (and sometimes just ill) rock star is back to his gig-canceling ways. A post on Morrissey fan site True To You tells us, “The concert at Lyon Le Radiant… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

Back in October 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles at the time. It was unearthed today (30 years to the day after the issue’s publication date) by Brian McCloskey, a collector of the magazines who has been uploading his archives digitally on his blog… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Morrissey Contends With “Shockingly Abysmal” Italian Venues, Shops World Peace Re-Release

Morrissey’s latest True To You monologue includes a takedown of the venues he played on tour in Rome and Milan (“both abysmal — Milan quite shockingly abysmal”), but it’s more positive than your average Moz bitch-sesh. He also expresses an “over-emotional thanks” for those who attended his shows in Italy, Spain, and Portugal: “It ha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Watch Morrissey Play Italy’s Gazebo In His First TV Appearance Of The Year

In a recent True-To-You missive, Morrissey said that he hadn’t received a single talk-show invitation, to talk or perform, all year, from any media outlet worldwide. Unless we’re counting his Nobel Peace Prize Concert performance, which aired on AXS TV, Moz’s last televised performance was on Letterman in January of 2013. (He was also booked… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2014 - 9:30 am

Harvest Records Is Selling Knockoffs Of Morrissey’s “Fuck Harvest” Shirt

For the past couple of months, Morrissey has been waging a largely one-sided war against Harvest Records, the label that released his World Peace Is None Of Your Business album. Morrissey is now off of Harvest — he claims he was dropped — and then he wrote a long screed about all the ways the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Morrissey Returns To The Stage With Band In “Fuck Harvest” T-Shirts

Morrissey, who recently revealed he was treated four times for cancerous tissues, took the stage today for the first time since parting ways with Harvest Records earlier this year. He kicked off a European tour in Lisbon and his band came out in t-shirts that read, “FUCK HARVEST,” while Morrissey wore all white with what… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Morrissey Discusses Cancer Treatments, Shares 7 Secrets Of The Music Business

You’re never going to believe this, but Morrissey is not in love with the music business. Moz has lately been feuding with Harvest, the label that released his World Peace Is None Of Your Business album. But his animosity doesn’t just extend to one label. With a European tour coming up, Morrissey has been giving… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 10:31 am

Morrissey Reveals Provocative New Merch

It’s a funny coincidence that on the same day we’re seeing some major beef between one artist and PETA, Morrissey decides to reveal some provocative new merchandise. The most notable is a t-shirt that says “Be Kind To Animals Or I’ll Kill You,” presumably ripped off from Doris Day. There are some other curiosities here… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Selfie‘s John Cho Has A Classic Morrissey Story

Actor John Cho — whose filmography includes a trio of Harold & Kumar movies, the rebooted Star Trek franchise, and a recurring role on Sleepy Hollow — stars in a new TV show called Selfie. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote the new gig, and in doing so he shared a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 24, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Morrissey Managed To Disparage Robin Williams In His Richard Attenborough Obit

Even when Morrissey is trying to be perfectly innocuous, he manages to ruffle some feathers. A post on quasi-official website True To You starts off well enough, as he reminisces about the time he met the late actor, producer, and director Richard Attenborough, who starred in the 1947 film Brighton Rock that inspired the VauxhallMore »

By: James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 9:22 am

Morrissey Announces European Tour And Is “Urgently” Seeking A Record Label

The past few weeks have been tumultuous as any other for Morrissey: after releasing his new album, he was accused of and denied asking his security guard to hurt the webmaster of one of his fansites, and dissed and later got dropped (or close to it) by the label that took a chance on him. More »

By: James Rettig / August 25, 2014 - 10:20 pm

Harvest Says It Took Morrissey’s Album Off Digital Services At His Request

Earlier this month, after his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business had only been out for a few weeks, Morrissey more or less went to war with Harvest, his label, first claiming he’d been dropped from the label and then writing an online screed about everything that, from Morrissey’s perspective, the label… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Morrissey Details Label’s “Botched” Album Launch In Latest Screed

UPDATE: In his screed, Morrissey predicted that World Peace Is None Of Your Business would “instantly disappear from iTunes and record stores and every download-upload-offload outlet on the planet, because Harvest technically have no right to sell it.” It appears that this was not idle talk. As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, the album ha… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 20, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Morrissey Maintains He Was Dropped By Label, But Says He Never Signed A Recording Agreement

Last week, fan site True To You reported that Morrissey was dropped from his record label, Capitol-Harvest, after disparaging comments he made about them in a statement. Then yesterday, Billboard contradicted that report, saying that they spoke to someone close to the label and that Moz was still under contract. In another twist, Morrissey insist… More »

By: James Rettig / August 16, 2014 - 11:24 am

Morrissey Dropped By Record Label

Morrissey’s latest droll dispatch not-that-subtly dissed Capitol subsidiary Harvest Records, with whom he aligned for the release of last month’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Moz was unhappy with the label’s efforts to promote the album, but he won’t have to worry about seeing eye-to-eye with Harvest anymore. According to a new post… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 10, 2014 - 11:01 am

Morrissey Announces Live Return, Disses Label, Laments Lack Of TV Promo In Latest Statement

As always, Morrissey’s latest post on his fan site True To You is mostly incoherent rambling. The main through-line seems to be his unhappiness with his latest album not getting the promotional push he thinks it deserves. He begins by thanking three Youtubers for uploading music videos of his new song “World Peace Is None… More »

By: James Rettig / August 6, 2014 - 9:16 am

Morrissey Denies Asking Security Guard To Hurt Fansite Webmaster

Earlier today, we reported that Morrissey’s former bodyguard, Bradley Steyn, had filed a lawsuit claiming that he was fired after refusing the singer’s request to “hurt” or “[get] rid of” the administrator of fan site Morrissey-solo.com. Now, Moz has released a statement, calling Steyn’s accusation “a vexatious lie.” (“A Vexatious Lie” would be a great… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Morrissey Bodyguard Claims He Was Fired For Refusing To Murder Fansite Admin

Morrissey has had an eventful year so far: he cancelled a whole tour and blamed the opening act, he got mobbed by fans in San Jose, he defended seals, and he even released an album. It seems the only thing he hasn’t done is plot a murder … unless maybe he has? According to TMZ,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am

Premature Evaluation: Morrissey World Peace Is None Of Your Business

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 »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / July 7, 2014 - 9:59 am

Morrissey’s Still In The Hospital, According To Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard was a ’50s-vintage British pop idol who hung onto pop-music relevance for way, way longer than anyone could’ve ever expected; he scored his last British #1 in 1990. This past weekend, he was scheduled to open for Morrissey at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which would’ve been Richard’s first American show since 1981. That booking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 23, 2014 - 9:12 am
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