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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

Morrissey Easter Egg Found In Google Earth

Well, somebody's being cute. As the Verge reports, enterprising landscape architect Ste Allan has inserted a pixelated image of Morrissey, in classic Smiths-era recline, on Google Earth's "your world in 3D" feature. In SketchUp, Allan created a 3D model of the Salford Lads Club, a Manchester landmark featured in the "Stop Me If You've Heard… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2012 - 10:29 am

Watch Morrissey On Conan

Stephen Patrick Morrissey doesn't make a whole hell of a lot of TV appearances, so each time he appears on the glowing flat thing in your living room, it feels like an event. Last night, the man was in fine dramatic form on Conan, singing the newish song "People Are The Same Everywhere." Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2011 - 9:04 am

Morrissey @ Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles 11/26/11

Without a new album to promote, Morrissey still easily sold out the Shrine Auditorium in Moz Angeles. The seventeen song set included a handful of songs from The Smiths ("I Want The One I Can't Have", "I Know Its Over", "Meat Is Murder" and "Still Ill") as well as a few new unreleased tunes "ActionMore »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 28, 2011 - 11:57 am

Moz Licenses Smiths Tune To UK Dept Store Ad

Morrissey is either getting even more into the Christmas spirit than everyone else, or he's cold getting paid. The man recently licensed a cover version of the Smiths' song "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" to the British department store John Lewis for a holiday-themed ad, and we've got that ad below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Morrissey To Tour U.S. And Mexico

Morrissey heads out on tour this fall/winter across the US and Mexico touring an album that he can't seem to find a label for. Surely, the performance won't suffer for it, but don't bring your dog. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 1, 2011 - 10:08 am

Moz Attacked By Dog

Last we heard from Morrissey, he was covering Lou Reed in Australia. The cat lover has since returned to England where he's getting bitten by dogs. The details:… More »

By: brandon / July 11, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn't normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told BBC she was so nervous playing for 175,000 people she sent Chris Martin her setlist to approve in advance. Of course between solo hits, Destiny's Child favorites, and a medley… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011 - 11:31 am

Watch Moz Cover Lou Reed, Play New Tunes In Perth

Yesterday we celebrated The Queen Is Dead's 25th Anniversary. Today we celebrate the live version of new Morrissey song, "The Kid's A Looker," which Moz performed on BBC Radio 2 a few days ago along with “People Are The Same Everywhere" and “Action Is My Middle Name." He did those other tracks, too, but so… More »

By: brandon / June 17, 2011 - 9:53 am

Morrissey Completes New LP

Morrissey ended a recent "royal dreading"-themed interview with BBC Radio 4's Front Row by mentioning that his 10th solo album is done, though he doesn't have a label to release it (thanks for the tip, TheNJUnderground). He later gave a more formal written statement about both the album and the interview. Key: "My talents do… More »

By: brandon / May 9, 2011 - 11:42 am

Morrissey Disses Prince William, Bryan Ferry, David Beckham, Etc.

Last week we mentioned that Johnny Marr was unhappy having current British Prime Minister David Cameron as a Smiths fan. He didn't elaborate, but Morrissey did last week. "I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny Marr who has spoken out to the media this week against David Cameron..." begins Morrissey's openMore »

By: jessica / December 6, 2010 - 11:35 am

Morrissey’s 13 Favorite Songs Of All Time

Last month we posted Morrissey's NYC/Chelsea Hotel-heavy 13 Favorite Albums Of All Time. Things go in a slightly different direction in his “Supreme 13 Singles," but New York stays on top, doubly. More »

By: brandon / September 27, 2010 - 11:57 am

Morrissey’s 13 Favorite Albums Of All Time

Morrissey is celebrating Friday the 13th by celebrating his 13 favorite albums of all time. He sent the list to the Quietus, who published it with some context and background on each pick, and quotes from Morrissey himself on his picks. One thing you'll notice right away: Many of Morrissey's favorite albums are from seminal… More »

By: jessica / August 13, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Morrissey – “Ganglord” Video

Morrissey is coming off a difficult 2009, a year that made him ask, "What does the future hold? What does the next minute hold?" No word on the former, but for the immediate future he continues to promote last year's greatest hits collection Swords, despite calling it a "meek disaster." This song must bring back… More »

By: jessica / March 15, 2010 - 10:07 am

Moz Licenses “Sunday” To Rabbit PSA

"Everyday Is Like Sunday" is one of Morrissey's earliest and best-known solo singles. You can blame much of its popularity on its morose, image-filled lyrics: "Come Armageddon ... Everyday is silent and grey ... 'how I dearly wish I was not here...'" Now the guy who inspired many to try vegetarianism has loaned the track… More »

By: jessica / February 25, 2010 - 1:13 pm
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