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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

Bottled Moz Cuts Off UK Gig After One Song

A couple weeks ago Morrissey collapsed on stage during a performance of "This Charming Man" at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon. A couple days later he cheekily pantomimed the collapse at Albert Hall while doing the same song. Over the weekend Moz made it through "This Charming Man" without incident, but ended his show… More »

By: brandon / November 9, 2009 - 9:12 am

Morrissey Returns To The Stage

According to The Times Moz looked "unhealthy and uncomfortable" (and bloated) at Albert Hall on Tuesday when he retooled "How Soon Is Now" to include references to standing up and staged a Lazarus act that ended with a gong and a "Thank you, Swindon."… More »

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

Morrissey Recovering After Onstage Collapse

Morrissey's in stable condition after collapsing onstage Saturday at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon while performing the set's opener, "This Charming Man." He's been released from the hospital, but tonight's Bournemouth Academy show has been postponed. More »

By: brandon / October 26, 2009 - 8:52 am

Indie Rockers Play Dress-Up For The New York Times

Coachella is already the most fashionable of the summer festivals by virtue of its proximity to Los Angeles, so this year the NYT ran with the glam, taking a bagful of high fashion garments and draping them on a bunch of rock stars for a fun little photo gallery. The spread runs in this week'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Toy Selectah Remixes Morrissey

What would happen if Morrissey's Years Of Refusal took a dubbier, March Of The Zapotec detour? Mexican DJ/producer Toy Selectah's good-times remix of "When I Last Spoke to Carol" comes complete with roosters at MySpace. More »

By: brandon / June 4, 2009 - 9:31 am

Morrissey Announces B-Sides Comp, Denounces Twitter

After rescheduling several concerts, Moz says he's now "as close to good health as I'm likely to get" and reveals an 18-track b-sides collection Swords is coming in October. Also that's not him blogging on Twitter and Facebook. Duh. Full note at MySpace. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 1, 2009 - 3:52 pm

New Morrissey Video – “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”

Morrissey was complaining about the smell of roasting dead things at Coachella. He ought to also be complaining about the deadbeat audience in the video for the newest (but also sort of oldest) Years Of Refusal track "Something Is Squeezing My Skull." Anyhow, even if this song isn't vintage Morrissey, the man still knows how… More »

By: brandon / April 24, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong at any moment, but so far we've made it through without broken bones or spirits. In fact, even though the day started with extreme lines and heat, once we passed… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2009 - 1:33 pm

We Got The Tweet: The Imposters

Twitter users were outraged last week when the service shut down @CWalken, a popular but totally fake celebrity account. Indeed it's way too easy to be duped by fake profiles. (So easy!) Not that folks care -- Tina Fey disowned her Twitter yet still has over 220k followers -- but you should know some of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 1, 2009 - 1:12 pm

Morrissey Brings “Black Cloud” To Jimmy Fallon

This week Morrissey has been in town to inspire hugs and histrionics from crowds in small rooms with awesome sound (Bowery Ballroom last Saturday), stately rooms with awesome sound (Carnegie Hall this Thursday), and Webster Hall tomorrow night. In the spaces between he's found time to dip down to Philly for a full-on performance, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 24, 2009 - 9:57 am

New Morrissey (Feat. Chrissie Hynde) – “Shame Is The Name”

Diehard fans will claim he never went away, but to those of us who didn't weep or throw flowers when we saw him live, it seems like Mr. Morrissey is in the midst of a renaissance. "Shame Is The Name" is the B-side for "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris," the more than respectable YearsMore »

By: brandon / February 13, 2009 - 9:57 am

Morrissey Does “Something Is Squeezing My Skull” For Jimmy Kimmel

When Moz's highly repeatable Years Of Refusal dropped everybody was like "this is a rock record, listen to his band rocking!" And then some months later the "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" single was announced and everyone was like "this is a good single, look at his band naked!" Right not quite full monty,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 6, 2009 - 9:37 am

Morrissey Gets Naked, Chats With Russell Brand

The inner sleeve of the "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" single features a photo of Moz and band wearing nothing except 7" records on their dicks. This is notable because OMG, and also because dude does not get enough credit for being silly. Speaking of which, the deluxe version of Years Of Refusal come… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 30, 2009 - 4:41 pm

New Morrissey Video – “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”

One of the best songs off Years Of Refusal gets a super simple video with Moz and band performing in an empty white room. It's not what we pictured when we first heard the song 100 years ago, but it works. Partially because of silly details (Moz catching the tambourine, his drummer leaping over the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 12, 2009 - 12:00 am
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