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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 - 9:53 am

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 PFK) o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2013 - 5:36 pm

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 - 3:30 pm

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 animal suffering… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 2, 2013 - 1:52 pm

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 the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 28, 2013 - 2:58 pm

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 Isn't Funny Anymore."… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / February 28, 2013 - 10:34 am

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 right… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 27, 2013 - 5:18 pm

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 one hour… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 25, 2013 - 9:15 pm

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 press release… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / February 21, 2013 - 1:56 pm

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 drop shot. More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 21, 2013 - 11:35 am

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 basically a hugeMore »

By: Michael Nelson / February 20, 2013 - 11:42 am

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, L.A.'… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 19, 2013 - 12:27 pm

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 - 9:54 am

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 - 2:33 pm

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 - 9:55 am

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 - 2:21 pm

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 to document… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012 - 3:33 pm

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 - 10:28 am

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 in some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012 - 9:06 am

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, ever,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 2, 2012 - 2:20 pm
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