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Morrissey V. Canadian Seal Hunt Round 3: Moz Responds To Fisheries Minister’s Response

Canada recently began its annual seal hunt, drawing the passionate ire of many, many animal-rights types, including, unsurprisingly, Morrissey. In one of his characteristic inflammatory online posts, Moz took special aim at Canada’s federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea: “If she considers such butchery to be so ‘humane,’ why doesn’t she place herself among the te… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014 - 9:04 am

Morrissey’s Not Happy With Canada

It’s not a day that ends in Y if Morrissey’s not outraged by something and this time it’s a whole nation — in case you weren’t aware, the whole country of Canada is now “fashionably dead.” Morrissey took to his fansite to call the country out on its seal hunt, which started on Monday. The… More »

By: James Rettig / April 19, 2014 - 6:50 pm

Morrissey World Peace Is None Of Your Business Album Details

Morrissey leaked the excellent title of his forthcoming 10th solo LP, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, early last month. Today, essential fan site True To You has the album details. The album — Moz’s first since 2009 — will be out in July; it will be released via the Harvest label through the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 11, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Morrissey’s New Album Is Called World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Besides being treated to some of Morrissey’s trademark vitriol regarding hot topics royals and animals, so far this year we’ve heard about the 2013 beef king’s plans to write a novel, tour the United States, and release a new album on Harvest Records. Today he’s released official details on the latter: According to a post… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 7, 2014 - 11:33 am

Morrissey Announces 2014 U.S. Tour

Considering Morrissey’s dubious 2013, I’m not entirely confident the man is capable of completing even a multi-leg flight, much less an entire American tour. But it’s exciting just the same to see Moz announce U.S. tour dates, especially when the last of those dates is walking distance from my house. I’m not sure who’s opening… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 13, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Read Morrissey’s Angry Letter About The Royal Family’s Latest Hunting Trip

At this point, I’m fairly certain that the members of the British Royal Family are planning hunting trips specifically to spite Morrissey. This week, Prince William is in the news for a pretty dumb reason: Heading out on a hunting trip, with Prince Harry, in Spain, just hours after making a public plea to end… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 9:17 am

Morrissey Prepping New Album On New Label

Between constant feuding, frequent tour cancellations due to health problems, and the publication of his autobiography, Morrissey had a big 2013 without releasing any new music. But it looks like this year we’ll be getting new recordings from the iconic former Smiths frontman. According to a press release, Morrissey has signed with a new label,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 15, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Morrissey Is Writing A Novel

Late last year, Morrissey published his Autobiography, which seems destined to become a staple of thoughtful-dorm-kid bookshelves, if it isn’t one already. Now, Morrissey claims that this won’t be the last book he publishes and that he’s already getting “mid-way through writing” his first novel. He also claims that writing is something of a way… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2014 - 9:56 am

The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist’s traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker, troll, and brawl — on Twitter, on TV, or in person. Yes, beef was what’s for dinner in 2013, and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 27, 2013 - 11:38 am

Watch Morrissey Play The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Last night, Claire Danes hosted the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert Oslo’s Spektrum. The show had performances from Omar Souleyman, Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, Jake Bugg, and, fascinatingly, Morrissey. Morrissey performed three songs at the concert: “People Are The Same Everywhere,” “Irish Blood, English Heart,” and his cover of Lou Reed’s “Satellite Of Love.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 9:40 am

Morrissey Albums From Worst To Best

What an enviable position in which Steven Patrick Morrissey finds himself. It is, I dare say, quite privileged, but we’ll get back to that. He is a spokesman for Morrissey alone: not for a bygone era of guitar-spined indie pop; not for the Cool Britannia movement that emerged, like a cicada swarm, from Morrissey’s fixatio… More »

By: Brad Shoup / December 10, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Homosexual Relationship Edited Out Of Morrissey’s Autobiography In The U.S.

Morrissey’s much-discussed memoir Autobiography came out in Europe first, but now there’s an American edition out. And according to people who have compared the two, the American version is markedly different from the European version, especially in one big way. The book discusses the two-year relationship that Morrissey had with photographer Jake Owen Walters i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Morrissey Blasts President Obama, The Entire Idea Of Thanksgiving

For the non-Americans out there, this is probably all a bit hard to process, but one of our goofiest annual traditions is that every year, right around Thanksgiving, the president will “pardon” exactly one turkey, thus, in effect, condemning millions more to death. It’s just a thing we do. And you’re never going to believe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013 - 9:49 am

Ugly Christmas Sweaters From Queens Of The Stone Age, Metallica, Motörhead, And More

Last year we were all amused by the Slayer Christmas sweater, the heaviest and coziest way for your torso to ring in the holidays. This year Motörhead, Metallica, Descendents, Death From Above 1979, Dying Fetus, and a bunch of Victory Records bands got in on the trend, leading Metal Injection to declare ugly metal Christma… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 26, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Morrissey Denounces Melissa Bachman, Pippa Middleton, David Cameron In Epic Statement

Recently, Melissa Bachman, who hosts the hunting show Deadly Passion on the somewhat obscure American cable network Pursuit Channel, Tweeted a photo of herself smiling and posing over a lion she’d killed. The photo immediately went viral. Morrissey saw it, and you’ll never believe him, but it set him the fuck off. In a massive… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 8:55 am

Morrissey: “I Am Not Homosexual”

Earlier this week, Morrissey released his long-anticipated Autobiography via Penguin Classics. One section obliquely describes the singer’s intimate “whirlwind” relationship with Jake Owen Walters. Via The Guardian:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 19, 2013 - 11:05 pm

Morrissey Opens Up, Settles Scores In Autobiography

After some drama surrounding its publication, Morrissey has published his new memoir Autobiography through Penguin Classics, and it’s out now in Europe. (He’s doing a one-off book signing in Gothenburg, Sweden today, and fans have been lining up since last night.) Reviews are already starting to appear online, and with them, we’re learning a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013 - 9:09 am

Universal Shuts Down Smiths/Peanuts Mashup Tumblr

UPDATE: Via True To You:

Morrissey would like to stress that he has not been consulted over any takedown request to remove the Tumblr blog named ‘This Charming Charlie’. Morrissey is represented by Warner-Chappell Publishing, and not Universal Music Publishing, (who have allegedly demanded that the lyrics be removed). Morrissey is delighted and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

Morrissey Halts Autobiography

You’re never going to believe this, but Morrissey has canceled something at the 11th hour because of a dispute. In a mere three days, Morrissey was set to release his autobiography, which he called Autobiography, through Penguin Books, and this would’ve almost certainly been a fascinating read. But a statement on Morrissey’s website claims that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013 - 9:54 am

Morrissey Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Well doesn’t this seem familiar. Morrissey has announced the cancellation of his South American tour due to (as he puts it) lack of funds. With the distressing news, though, has come a typically charming note from Morrissey explaining his own frustrations with it:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 20, 2013 - 3:24 pm
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