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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Rock Hall 2016 Nominees Include The Smiths, NIN, N.W.A, Janet Jackson

Someone is getting in this year. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have announced the nominations for next year's inductions, and the list has…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 9:07 am
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James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg – “Reel Around The Fountain” (The Smiths Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg are strange bedfellows in many ways. They're two men who come from very different places but share an affinity for…
Caitlin White | August 19, 2015 - 9:58 am
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New The Smiths x Tears For Fears Mashup Is Surprisingly Great

Ever wonder what it would sound like if the Smiths and Tears For Fears joined forces? Well, a surprisingly good new mashup of "Stop Me…
Caitlin White | July 29, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Watch Actor Michael Shannon Cover “The Queen Is Dead” At Smiths Tribute In Evanston

On Saturday night, actor Michael Shannon rounded up a group of Chicago-based musicians for a Smiths tribute concert at SPACE in Evanton, Illinois. His lineup…
James Rettig | June 8, 2015 - 2:13 pm
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Michael Shannon, Jason Narducy, & Friends Will Cover The Queen Is Dead In Chicago

Michael Shannon is an actor (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire, Man Of Steel) and musician who is planning to helm a group of Chicago musicians to…
Caitlin White | April 17, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Watch Happyness Cover The Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”

Happyness -- one of our esteemed Bands To Watch -- recently played a show for NME and, while there, performed a cover of the Smiths'
James Rettig | February 10, 2015 - 9:36 am

Stars – “What Difference Does It Make?” (The Smiths Cover)

The Smiths have always loomed large in Stars' constellation of influences, and Stars' Torquil Campbell and Chris Seligman made that connection plain by performing an…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Watch Johnny Marr Play “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” On Fallon

Johnny Marr was the musical guest on Jimmy Fallon last night. He trotted out the old Smiths track "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 10:38 am
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Watch James Franco’s “This Charming Man” Video From His Smiths-Inspired Album/Film Let Me Get What I Want

Wrap your head around this one: James Franco and his fellow RISD conceptual art MFA student Tim O'Keefe have a band called Daddy, and they're…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm
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