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Morrissey – “Istanbul”

“Istanbul” was one of the World Peace Is None Of Your Business songs Morrissey reinterpreted as spoken word last week. Now the actual song is here, and it’s tremendous — a typically suave rocker powered by unexpectedly feral guitar riffs and groovy percussion. Listen below via Spotify. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Watch The Sad, Animated Video PETA Made For Morrissey

Morrissey has never been shy about any of his views, but he’s been an especially vocal advocate of animal rights over the past 30 years. The latest manifestation of this crusade is a PETA-produced animated video to be aired during Morrissey’s upcoming tour dates. As explained on YouTube, “The video takes viewers on a harrowing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Morrissey – “The Bullfighter Dies” & “Instanbul” Spoken Word Videos

Last week, Morrissey debuted a curious video for “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” the title track from his much-awaited new album. Rather than being a proper music video, it was Moz, resplendent in a tuxedo, reciting the song’s lyrics over tinkly jazz. Today, he’s got another one, for another of the songs he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 19, 2014 - 9:26 am

Morrissey Is Not On Twitter Says Morrissey

Two days ago the world rejoiced because Morrissey had apparently joined Twitter. Not so, explains Morrissey. In a post on the fan site True To You, despite bearing the trusted verification checkmark, the @itsmorrissey is “bogus.” Let’s turn it over to Moz:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Morrissey Joins Twitter

Look out, world: Morrissey is on Twitter. Moz has been represented by a proxy at @itsmorrissey since June 2009, but as of today that account seems to have been taken over by the man himself. He began his Twitter adventure in typically Morrissey fashion:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 14, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Morrissey – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” Video

Morrissey is finally set to release his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business this summer, and he debuted the title track onstage in San Jose last week. Today, he’s got a new video, but it’s not quite a music video and not quite a teaser. In the clip, he wears a tuxedo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 8:44 am

Morrissey Tried To Shut Down Last Night’s We Are Scientists/PAWS Show

Morrissey is only a couple of dates into his current North American tour, and there’s already been plenty of drama surrounding the trek. At opening night in San Jose, he had to cut his show off early after fans mobbed him onstage. And before last night’s show at the Observatory in Orange County, he incurred… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 9:10 am

Check Out The Smiths’ ’86 USA Tour Rider

When the Smiths were touring behind The Queen Is Dead in 1986, they were fueled largely by cheese sandwiches and booze. (Also, some of them ate tuna, which seems at least a little bit murderous.) So explains the US tour rider that appeared on Twitter yesterday. Check out all the exceedingly reasonable requests below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014 - 10:48 am

Watch Morrissey Get Mobbed By Fans, Debut Three Songs In San Jose

One of the old visual trademarks of a Morrissey show is that fans will rush onstage to hug him and he will go on singing, ignoring them, an apt visual metaphor for the way he’s conducted much of his career. But last night, it seems, some fans took it a bit far. Morrissey opened a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2014 - 9:04 am

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
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