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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

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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Morrissey Releases Statement About Manchester Arena Attack

Manchester, England is one of modern music's most historically significant cities, in no small part because it gave us the Smiths. ("Oh Manchester, so much…
Michael Nelson | May 23, 2017 - 3:22 pm

What Is Justin Bieber’s Favorite Smiths Song Do You Think?

People are always getting down on Justin Bieber for wearing vintage rock T-shirts because, it is assumed, Justin Bieber doesn't actually like Nirvana or Metallica
Michael Nelson | May 4, 2017 - 6:12 pm

The Shins – “Panic” (The Smiths Cover)

A couple of months ago, after a long layoff, the Shins finally came back with Heartworms, their new album. And today, they've also released a…
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2017 - 8:27 am

New Smiths 7″ Etched With “Trump Will Kill America”

The Smiths just released a new 7" featuring alternate versions of "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" and "Rubber Ring" for Record Store…
Peter Helman | April 22, 2017 - 9:54 pm

Car Seat Headrest – “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” (The Smiths Cover)

We're still waiting for Car Seat Headrest to cover Smash Mouth, but in the meantime, Will Toledo has offered his take on the Smiths' Meat
Peter Helman | April 11, 2017 - 9:54 pm

Steve Gunn – “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” & “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle” (The Smiths Covers)

The thoughtful and expansive guitar wizard Steve Gunn clearly knows a ton about the history of folk music; it runs all through his music. But…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2017 - 11:04 am

Morrissey Announces New Smiths 7″ With Alternate Versions

Morrissey has just announced the release of a new Smiths 7" through his semi-official True To You fansite. According to the post, the single will…
Peter Helman | November 29, 2016 - 11:39 pm

The Smiths Reunion Was “A Very Real Prospect” In 2008 Says Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr's autobiography Set The Boy Free is coming out in a couple of weeks, and the former Smiths guitarist just shared an excerpt from…
Peter Helman | October 29, 2016 - 2:17 pm

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
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