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Neon Nostalgia: The Pretty In Pink Soundtrack 30 Years Later

You and I both know the story well by now. There's a girl and there's a boy. There are theoretical reasons they shouldn't wind up…
Ryan Leas | February 12, 2016 - 2:12 pm


NME’s Top 500 Albums Of All Time

Doing a list of the best albums "of all time" is bound to be a disaster -- EW tried it this past summer and not…
Michael Nelson | October 25, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Counting Down

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…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | January 7, 2013 - 2:21 pm

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Hear An Unearthed Demo From Pre-Smiths Band Freak Party

Before Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke formed the Smiths with Morrissey and Mike Joyce, they played in a funk band called Freak Party. And, as…
Peter Helman | October 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm

The Weeknd Talks New Album Inspired By Talking Heads, Bad Brains, & The Smiths

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) is VMAN's latest coverboy, and in the accompanying interview, Tesfaye discusses his album-in-progress. The follow up to 2015's Beauty Behind
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 6, 2016 - 12:02 pm

The Smiths & PETA Launch Meat Is Murder Videogame

For many of us, the '80s were largely defined by the Smiths and 8-bit video games, but it's been quite rare to see those two…
Michael Nelson | August 10, 2016 - 10:51 am

D.A.R.K. – “Gunfight”

D.A.R.K., the new supergroup that features Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan and former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, are getting ready to release their debut album Science
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Watch The Last Shadow Puppets Cover The Smiths With Johnny Marr In Manchester

29 years after their breakup, the Smiths remain deeply embedded in the DNA of just about every British rock band. And last night in the…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2016 - 10:47 am

Classixx – “Whatever I Want” (Feat. T-Pain) Video

Los Angeles dance duo Classixx are getting ready to release their new album Faraway Reach, and it features guests like Passion Pit and How To
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2016 - 4:18 pm

Morrissey Laments Label Indifference To The Queen Is Dead’s 30th Anniversary

In 2013, the NME named the Smiths' The Queen Is Dead "the greatest album of all time." I stopped falling for the NME's beast-feeding hyperbole…
Michael Nelson | May 13, 2016 - 5:56 pm

Johnny Marr Announces Autobiography Set The Boy Free

Back in 2013, Morrissey published his autobiography, helpfully titled Autobiography. As rock memoirs go, it's a beautifully written, compulsively readable affair, and it includes plenty…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2016 - 8:58 am

D.A.R.K. – “Loosen The Noose”

Last month, we found out that Cranberries leader Dolores O'Riordan, former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, and New York producer OlĂ© Koretsky had gotten together to…
James Rettig | April 8, 2016 - 9:58 am

Morrissey Acknowledges The Smiths’ New Twitter Account: “Follow It At Your Peril”

Warner Music set up a Twitter account for the Smiths yesterday and a lot of people flipped the fuck out thinking that their all-time fave…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 6, 2016 - 3:14 pm

The Smiths Join Twitter

It's hard to say how or why something like this even happens, but someone at Warner Music has started a Smiths Twitter account and gotten…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Jeff Buckley – “I Know It’s Over” (The Smiths Cover) Video

A new posthumous collection of Jeff Buckley rarities is coming out next month, and today a video has been revealed for his cover of the…
James Rettig | February 11, 2016 - 2:05 pm

Beleaguered Phil Anselmo Sings Boyz II Men With His Black Friends

Phil Anselmo, man. I don't even know. Last month, the former Pantera frontman was sloppy-ass drunk onstage at Dimebash, a show that honored his late…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2016 - 9:23 am

Man Booker Prize Winner Marlon James Wrote A Tribute To The Smiths’ “I Know It’s Over”

Late last year, the Jamaican author Marlon James published the absolutely stunning novel A Brief History Of Seven Killings, a panoramic image of Jamaica in…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2015 - 12:06 pm
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