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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 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

Meat Is Murder Turns 25

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album’s title track on the front: “It’s not natural, normal or kind / The flesh you so fancifully fry / The meat in your mouth / As you savor the flavor / Of murder,” etc. More »

By: brandon / February 9, 2010 - 8:38 am

Moz Apologizes For Swords, Hopes For A Steadier 2010

Morrissey has had a pretty tough year, no doubt. From collapsing onstage to getting pegged in the head with a bottle, and finally ejecting a heckler who yelled “fuck you” while he was trying to tell a joke, the live thing was a mess. It turns out Moz also wasn’t happy with how his label… More »

By: brandon / December 16, 2009 - 12:29 pm

Morrissey To George Lopez: “Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice”

After recent on-stage ups and downs, Morrissey turned to a longtime flanged-out live staple and You Are the Quarry B-Side when he performed on The George Lopez Show last night. As Moz gets older, his voice cracks more often, and punks start throwing bottles at his head, “Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice” takes o… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2009 - 2:03 pm

Morrissey @ The Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas 12/4/09

With his recent on and just off-stage setbacks (and sundry fuck you’s), Morrissey live in 2009 is an especially tenuous prospect. Things were pretty uneventful when he hit the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday, though he did cancel the following night’s gig in Indio (reminiscences of Coachella’s roasting flesh,… More »

By: brandon / December 7, 2009 - 2:04 pm

Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu Cover Morrissey

The bands split sides of a 7″ to pay tribute to Moz, with Xiu Xiu tackling “I Am Hated For Loving” and Parenthetical Girls on “Handsome Devil.” Hear the Girls’ take at MySpace. More info at Upset The Rhythm. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 23, 2009 - 2:18 pm

Morrissey Ejects Heckler In Hamburg

A fan yelled “fuck you” while Moz was telling a joke onstage, and the recently beleaguered singer had him removed from the venue while adding “and you can fuck yourself.” The irony? Next he sang “Ask.” Guess shyness really is nice, sometimes. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 20, 2009 - 10:27 am
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