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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 i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 27, 2013

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

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

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 Walter… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013

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

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 26, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013

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 flattered… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013

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 websiteMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013

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

Read Morrissey’s Dramatic Apology For Latest Tour Cancellations

Morrissey recently postponed some more tour dates due to food poisoning; in his latest blog post on True To You, he explained the situation and updated fans on his health. "I have returned to Los Angeles and to the expert supervision of my doctor Jeremy Fine, who assures me that I shall be fine (although… More »

By: Liz Pelly / July 14, 2013

Watch The Morrissey 25: Live Trailer

If you're not already a diehard, the idea of a Morrissey show can be as simultaneously alluring and forbidding as, say, going to a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time: You want to see it, but you don't want to be the one non-obsessive in the room. Fortunately for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2013

Read Amanda Palmer’s Open Letter To Morrissey Offering Crowdsourcing Help

There are no words, really. Are there? The headline says it all. The subtext? I, Amanda Palmer, am trolling the fuck out of you, Stereogum. But let's put aside our own narcissism for a moment! Because in that department, we are mere mortals in the blinding light of a great and terrible sun god. Yes,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 29, 2013

Morrissey Is Back On His Anti-Thatcher Shit

The recent death of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher caused complicated feelings in a lot of Brits. Thatcher may have been a transformative public figure in her time, but in her arch-conservative policies, her embrace of militarism and privatization, she's been widely reviled in much of the UK for decades. But Stephen Patrick… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013

Morrissey: “Margaret Thatcher Was A Terror Without An Atom Of Humanity”

UPDATE: Looks like the statement we posted yesterday -- Morrissey saying "Margaret Thatcher was a terror without an atom of humanity" -- was cobbled together from an old Loaded interview with the singer, given well in advance of her passing. (This via Morrissey blog Morrissey-Solo.) Morrissey has since released an actual statement (via More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2013

Morrissey Cancels U.S. Tour

Unfortunately Morrissey has canceled more shows due to illness. All canceled dates are listed below. According to a press release: The remaining dates of the Morrissey U.S. North American tour have officially been pulled down due to medical reasons. The singer has suffered a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 16, 2013

Staples Center Didn’t Go Vegetarian For Morrissey

Beautiful creatures died deaths for no reason, and then were served at the Staples Center last night :( After a lengthy and confusing back-and-forth between Morrissey and the Staples Center regarding whether or not Moz's L.A. show last night would be 100% vegetarian, the venue ultimately could not bring itself to stand against… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 2013

Morrissey Rips McCartney

Be straight with me: Is Morrissey okay? Like, is there some method to his madness? Is he just having a laugh here? Is he getting back at us for repeatedly inquiring about the possibility of a Smiths reunion even though he's made it perfectly clear that's not happening? Because I'm starting to wonder about… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 28, 2013
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