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There’s a great funny-because-it’s-true joke in Wayne’s World that captures how the rest of the U.S. views Delaware. Wayne finds himself in front of a green screen in his show’s fancy new studio, and upon being “magically whisked away” to the state, he doesn’t know what to say past, “Hi, I’m in Delaware.” What do… More »

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also the mid-period stuff most people dismiss. As I got older, those last two very underrated albums were special to me, too. I sought out all sorts of Oasis minutiae, from… More »

Long one of rock and roll’s most cantankerous headline makers, the past eighteen months have seen Morrissey refining his troublemaking tactics in new and unforeseen ways. There was the generally well-received but appropriately polemical memoir (issued with winking pomposity on the Penguin Classics imprint, usually reserved for authors of canonical importance), the Jimmy Kimmel/Duck DynastyMore »

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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 wa… 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… 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 basicallyMore »

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,… More »

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

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 - 12:22 pm

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 - 2:40 pm

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 - 10:30 am

Your Arsenal Turns 20

Having already culminated one legendary career as the voice of the Smiths, and now five years into creating what would eventually become a second legendary one as the voice of himself, Steven Patrick Morrissey was at an interesting impasse in 1992. Following the Smiths’ contentious split in 1987, public opinion was at best divided concerning… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / July 27, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Morrissey Reveals 2012 US Tour Dates

Morrissey will take a break from wallowing to tour the U.S. this fall, a calendar of dates that includes a gig with Iggy & The Stooges in L.A. Check the dates out below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 18, 2012 - 10:16 am

An Update From Label-less Morrissey

Years have gone by and Morrissey is still sitting on a followup for Years Of Refusal with no label to release it, but thankfully this shall not deter the world’s most articulate miserablist from touring the world, pointing out America’s shortcomings and Britain’s even more, and taking the opportunity of a royal event (here, the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 4, 2012 - 5:54 pm

The 2012 Smiths/Morrissey Convention @ Avalon, Hollywood 4/29/12

Yesterday fans of the Smiths and Morrissey united at the Avalon in Hollywood to celebrate all things Moz. Plenty of pompadours and horn-rimmed glasses filled the venue as people danced their hearts out to songs from the Smiths and Morrissey for most of the evening. Two cover bands, Maladjusted and These Charming Men also played… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 30, 2012 - 12:06 pm
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