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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

Morrissey Band’s Boz Boorer Enters The Fray, Releases Video With Eddie Argos

One thing about the members of Morrissey’s backing band: They are loyal. Recently, Morrissey cancelled an entire tour, blaming opening act Kristeen Young for spreading illness to the entire touring party. Young expressed befuddlement, claiming that she was only having an allergic reaction, and the veteran record producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with both… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Morrissey – “The Bullfighter Dies”

Morrissey may have called off the remainder of his North American tour, but he did play enough shows to debut a few of the songs from his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business, and one of those songs was “The Bullfighter Dies,” in which a matador is gored to death and everyone… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2014 - 10:25 am

Morrissey’s Guitarist Blasts Kristeen Young, Tony Visconti In Wake Of Tour Cancellation

It wasn’t especially surprising when Morrissey canceled all of his remaining North American tour dates last week; it’s the sort of thing Morrissey does. But it was a bit surprising when he blamed opening act Kristeen Young for the entire debacle, claiming that she kept performing with a cold, refused to sit any dates out,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Still Ill: Morrissey Cancels Tour, Blames Opening Act

Morrissey has been canceling shows one after another lately, which unfortunately is nothing new for Moz. Now it looks like his entire North American tour is off thanks to health complications. In a Facebook post, a spokesperson for Morrissey shared the following message:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 10, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Morrissey Postpones Two More Shows

You’d never guess this could happen, but Morrissey’s current tour is facing some complications. Thanks to an unspecified virus, Moz has already been forced to cancel two shows, in Atlanta and Atlantic City, and now he’s postponed two more. Moz was set to play Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tonight and Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Theater tomorrow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 9:44 am

Watch Morrissey Debut “Kick The Bride Down The Aisle”

The early returns on Morrissey’s current tour have been inauspicious, but even if Moz doesn’t manage to make his way to your city, he is out there, and even though he might not seem like the most reliable guy right now, his new album is coming out. Confirmation of both came last night at Bosto… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 9, 2014 - 11:20 am

Morrissey Cancels Yet Another Show, Parts Ways With Opener Kristeen Young

It’s a gamble buying tickets to see Morrissey this year because you’re never quite sure if the show will actually happen. Last year Moz had to cancel numerous performances due to health issues before eventually canceling his entire tour. Now, after canceling his Atlanta show, things seem to be repeating themselves. Moz just canceled hi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 5, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Morrissey Cancels Atlanta Concert For The Fourth Time In 18 Months

The touring gods, it would seem, do not want Morrissey to play Atlanta, ever. Tonight, Moz was scheduled for a show at the ATL’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, a long-awaited make-up date for the three Atlanta shows he’s canceled in the past year and a half. It won’t happen. As Access Atlanta reports, Morrissey… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 9:12 am

Morrissey – “Earth Is The Loneliest Planet”

Yesterday, Morrissey gave us the spoken-word video for “Earth Is The Loneliest Planet” — which included a guest appearance from Pamela Anderson — and today, we’ve got the full track. “Earth” is the third single to premiere off Moz’s forthcoming LP World Peace Is None Of Your Business, following the title track and “Istanbul,” and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 3, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Morrissey – “Earth Is The Loneliest Planet” Video (Feat. Pamela Anderson)

The Borat Movie can no longer claim the “randomest Pamela Anderson cameo” crown. Lately, Morrissey has been releasing short spoken-word videos for songs from his grand-return album World Peace Is None Of Your Business. We’ve seen him plaintively reciting his lyrics for the album’s title track, for “The Bullfighter Dies,” and for “Istanbul.” And i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014 - 9:00 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, but the songs we’ve chosen to send you into the holiday weekend are uniformly dark and despairing. Strand Of Oaks and DJ Dodger Stadium turned deeply personal strokes of melancholy into two very different sorts of anthems. Tombs and Mirel Wagner evoked two distinct breeds of… More »

By: Stereogum / May 23, 2014 - 1:55 pm
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