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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

Morrissey @ Balboa Theatre, San Diego 2/27/13

Looking fit as a ferret and sounding like his normal suave self, Morrissey made a triumphant return to the stage in San Diego after slugging it out with an ulcer, Staples Center and Jimmy Kimmel. It wasn't surprising that Morrissey kicked things off with another jab to Jimmy Kimmel by playing "That Joke… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / February 28, 2013

Morrissey Responds To Kimmel Diss

There's an old bit of rock apocrypha -- since refuted -- that goes a little something like this: On the eve of the two-and-a-half-year Use Your Illusion tour in 1991, Axl Rose gathered the other members of Guns N' Roses, and threatened to quit the band if they didn't sign over to him all… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 27, 2013

Morrissey Refuses To Do Kimmel With Duck Dynasty Stars

Seven hours ago, a status update on Morrissey's Facebook page announced the singer's return to live performance following a bout with illness, saying: Morrissey will resume his North American tour with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, February 26 followed by a 27-city tour with newly added cities. This was followed about… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 25, 2013

The 10 Best Morrissey Songs

A handful of weeks back, Morrissey took ill and was forced to cancel a run of US tour dates. The source of his malady was mysterious, and the nature of his response to the cancellations was typically, pricelessly acid and morbid. In what may as well have amounted to the Gettysburg Address of pre… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / February 21, 2013

Morrissey Insists That Yes, Staples Center Will Go 100% Vegetarian For Him

UPDATE: This thing has taken on the tense rhythm of a Nadal-Federer rally at Wimbledon 2008. Morrissey is, of course, Federer. Why? Because they kind of look alike, don't you think? They totally do! Fine, whatever. Anyway, Staples Center just returned Moz's backhand smash from late yesterday (see below) with a delicately placed dro… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 21, 2013

Staples Center Not Actually Going Vegetarian For Moz

Well, this is embarrassing. Yesterday I made a great big stink about how cool it was that Morrissey had forced Los Angeles's Staples Center to go vegetarian on the night of his sold-out performance at the venue; my enthusiasm was mostly met with snark and a pretty convincing argument that Morrissey is basicallyMore »

By: Michael Nelson / February 20, 2013

Staples Center Going Vegetarian For Morrissey

Morrissey is probably the most visible animal-rights advocate in music today, and while I'm a meat-eater, personally, I think it's pretty cool that he's using his live performances as leverage to affect some modicum of change, or at least force a discourse. Coachella allegedly offered to go vegetarian for a Smiths reunion, and now,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 19, 2013

Morrissey Is Terribly Sorry About Canceling More Gigs

Morrissey has unfortunately had to cancel another string of shows due to illness, including shows in Dallas, Davis, San Francisco, and more. He is currently being treated for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus. Feel better, Moz. Morrissey wrote a lengthy statement explaining the cancellations, concluding with a reminder that, "Whatever happens, I love you."… More »

By: Liz Pelly / February 17, 2013

Morrissey @ The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester 1/19/13

Over the weekend, Morrissey performed at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, just a few miles north of the city. His set included a grip of the Smiths songs, as well as a Frankie Valli cover. Check out our live shots, taken by Robert Altman. More »

By: Stereogum / January 21, 2013

Watch Morrissey Play Letterman

Morrissey's song "Action Is My Middle Name" is a couple of years old now, but he hasn't gotten around to releasing it yet, since he hasn't found the right label for whatever new album he might have. Last night, though, Moz sang the song on the Late Show With David Letterman, by way of promoting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2013

The Smiths Albums From Worst To Best

For a band that lasted only five years and released only four official full-length albums, the Smiths' catalog is a nightmare to untangle. The 70 or so songs the band eventually issued were consistently brilliant -- an idiosyncratic amalgam of character studies, political insight, and life-changing anthems for the eternal outsider. In Britain, they were… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / January 7, 2013

Morrissey @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 10/10/12

It's been an active October for Morrissey: from quashing Smiths reunion rumors to performing on Fallon to being interviewed by Colbert. And last night, Moz played Radio City Music Hall, the first of three NYC performances (the other two are at Terminal 5 tomorrow, 10/12, and Saturday, 10/13). Photographer wagz2it was on hand… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012

Watch Morrissey On Colbert

The combination of Stephen Colbert and Morrissey is such a stark, extreme contrast between two very different forms of archness that I'm surprised the universe didn't find some incredibly withering way to explode when the two of them sat down across from each other. During their interview, Colbert baited Morrissey about both his hatred for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2012

Watch Morrissey Play Fallon

Last night, Steven Patrick Morrissey brought his inimitable form of middle-aged swagger to the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, performing a frankly spectacular cover of Frankie Valli's song "To Give (The Reason I Live)." As an online bonus, he also trotted out his 2006 song "You Have Killed Me." He dressed i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012

Moz Publicist: The Smiths Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

Yesterday, we told you about how Coachella offered to go vegetarian in exchange for a Smiths reunion at the festival, and then we mentioned a report citing "credible sources" claiming a Smiths reunion was indeed imminent. Not so, say other credible sources, i.e., Morrissey's publicist. "The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 2, 2012

Coachella Offered To Go Vegetarian For Smiths Reunion

Morrissey is pretty well-known as a quote machine at this stage in his career, so it probably won't surprise you that an interesting tidbit about a possible Smiths reunion cropped up in an interview Moz did with Australia's Herald Sun. More:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 1, 2012

Strangeways, Here We Come Turns 25

The Smiths commenced recording their fourth (and ultimately final) full-length knowing the title of the album and little else. Still, the band possessed such a strong sense of self -- with a variegated cosmology that made room for cult film stars and Wilde worship, the Brill Building and monarchic brickbats -- that Strangeways, Here WeMore »

By: Brad Shoup / September 28, 2012

Morrissey Not An Olympics Fan

For most of us, the Olympics are a pretty fun event, heartbreaking Mckayla Maroney vault fuckup or no. People trying really hard at sporting events! And sometimes succeeding! Multiple triumphs of human spirit everyday! Teamwork! Camaraderie! A Queen Elizabeth stunt double jumping out of a helicopter! There's just a lot to like. Morrissey, however, doesn't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2012
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