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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 perform the Smiths The Queen Is Dead in full for a one-night concert. The ticketing site dubs him a “Chicago native,” and although he was born in Kentucky and used… More »

By: 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’ all-time classic The Queen Is Dead track “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” The song’s been covered to death, but the South London band do a good enough… More »

By: 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 acoustic cover of “What Difference Does It Make” during a visit to Philadelphia radio station WXPN to promote new album No One Is Lost. The segment is called Like A… More »

By: 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 This One Before” off of his former band’s 1987 album Strangeways, Here We Come, and played “Easy Money” from his new solo record, Playland, which came out last month. Watch… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 10:38 am

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 embarking on an ambitious Smiths-inspired audio-visual project called Let Me Get What I Want. As Franco explained to Vice, the complicated backstory began with his book of verses, Directing HerbertMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Watch Noel Gallagher Join Johnny Marr On Smiths & Iggy Pop Songs In London

Johnny Marr just released a new album, Playland, and Noel Gallagher just announced that he’s got a new album due out in March 2015, Chasing Yesterday, on which Marr will appear. So it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Noel showed up at London’s Brixton Academy to join Marr onstage for a pair of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 24, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Green Day Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Nominees

Once a year, around this time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a whole new class of inductees who might be inducted into the Hall. Every year, we get one or two nominees who are eligible for the first time, since the Hall only inducts artists 25 years after their first record came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 9:27 am

30 Rock Stars Discuss Their Favorite Smiths Songs

By my count, the Smiths only recorded 74 songs during their brief, brilliant career, so the concept of choosing their 30 greatest seems kind of dubious: That’s two-fifths of their catalog! Just the same, a new feature in Uncut promises “The Smiths’ 30 greatest songs — as chosen by the band and their famous fans.“… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 14, 2014 - 11:41 am

Cloud Boat – “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” (Smiths Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Cloud Boat are a production duo who will be putting out the new album Model Of You this summer; the album includes the recent single “Carmine.” Today they’ve shared their take on the Smiths’ classic “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want.” Cloud Boat keep the entire track atmospheric, which works well i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

Hear Arcade Fire Cover The Smiths’ “London” In London

Last night Arcade Fire covered Echo And The Bunnymen at London’s Earls Court. Tonight they played another show at the venue, and debuted another cover — the Smiths b-side “London” — with Will Butler on lead vocals. (Arcade Fire previously covered “Still Ill” back in ’07.) Tonight’s show was broadcast on XFM and a radio… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 7, 2014 - 7:05 pm

Watch Miley Cyrus Cover The Smiths

If I had to pick a “favorite song of all time,” there’s a pretty good chance I’d go with “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” from the Smiths’ 1986 LP, The Queen Is Dead. So it was with some trepidation that I approached this cover of that song, performed by Miley Cyrus last… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 20, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Check Out The Smiths’ ’86 USA Tour Rider

When the Smiths were touring behind The Queen Is Dead in 1986, they were fueled largely by cheese sandwiches and booze. (Also, some of them ate tuna, which seems at least a little bit murderous.) So explains the US tour rider that appeared on Twitter yesterday. Check out all the exceedingly reasonable requests below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 8, 2014 - 10:48 am

Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

If you can’t quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with 20 bands he’s recreated in Lego form. No photoshopping was involved and everyone from Joy Division to No Doubt to Radiohead to Napalm Death shows up. Check out a gallery… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

Twin Shadow (Feat. Samantha Urbani) – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths Cover) Video

So far in Twin Shadow’s UNDER THE CVRS series, we’ve heard George Lewis cover 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, U2, and 112. His latest offering, which features Samantha Urbani, is a ’90s R&B-flavored take on the Smiths classic “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” It comes with a video in which Lewis and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 13, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Johnny Marr Plays Fallon, Plans Autobiography, Joins Spider-Man 2 Supergroup With Pharrell

Johnny Marr’s headlining tour hits NY this weekend, and in advance of the concert he returned to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday to perform The Messenger‘s “Generate! Generate!” along with Smiths classic “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.” But before you watch those performances, some news on the guitarist’s forthcoming autobiography… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 16, 2013 - 7:24 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 surprisingly the thing was a shitshow. But ranking the Top 500 Albums Of All Time is exactly the type of feature NME runs out there every few years, and they’ve… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 25, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Morrissey Opens Up, Settles Scores In Autobiography

After some drama surrounding its publication, Morrissey has published his new memoir Autobiography through Penguin Classics, and it’s out now in Europe. (He’s doing a one-off book signing in Gothenburg, Sweden today, and fans have been lining up since last night.) Reviews are already starting to appear online, and with them, we’re learning a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2013 - 9:09 am

Universal Shuts Down Smiths/Peanuts Mashup Tumblr

UPDATE: Via True To You:

Morrissey would like to stress that he has not been consulted over any takedown request to remove the Tumblr blog named ‘This Charming Charlie’. Morrissey is represented by Warner-Chappell Publishing, and not Universal Music Publishing, (who have allegedly demanded that the lyrics be removed). Morrissey is delighted and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

Watch Johnny Marr Play Fallon

Last night, Smiths guitar wizard Johnny Marr served as the musical guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. On the show proper, he played the jangly title track from The Messenger, his new solo album. And as an online bonus, he also played the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?,” filling in for Morrissey on vocal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2013 - 10:42 am

Listen To A Rare, Early Smiths Rehearsal

In May 1983, the Smiths, not yet signed to Rough Trade, were getting ready to record their debut album when they recorded a rehearsal, just one mic in a room. The quality isn’t great, but songs like “What Difference Does It Make?” and “Hand In Glove” are still pretty instantly recognizable. Smiths drummer Mike Joyce… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2013 - 10:12 am
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