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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There are probably more complicated and uncomfortable situations where fans have to separate the art they like from the unlikable artist who created it --…
Nate Patrin | June 1, 2017 - 1:17 pm

Sounding Board

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

List

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

More The Smiths stories

Premiere

Hear The Smiths’ Previously Unreleased “Rubber Ring/What She Said/Rubber Ring” Live In Boston ’86

The Smiths are releasing a deluxe reissue of their seminal 1986 album The Queen Is Dead next month. The 3-CD box set will include a…
Peter Helman | September 7, 2017 - 10:08 am

Details Of The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead Super Deluxe Edition Revealed

The Smiths' seminal 1986 album The Queen Is Dead will be reissued this year. The forum Morrissey-Solo points out that the super deluxe edition is…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 17, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Morrissey’s Childhood Friend James Maker Condemns Biopic England Is Mine

The unauthorized Morrissey biopic England Is Mine premiered yesterday at Edinburgh International Film Festival, and at least one Moz associate has officially condemned it. As…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Super Furry Animals – “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” (The Smiths Cover)

Super Furry Animals' sophomore album, Radiator, turns 20 later this year and the band are putting out a remastered deluxe edition of the album to…
James Rettig | June 19, 2017 - 1:59 pm

Morrissey Accuses HMV Of Attempting To “Freeze Sales” Of The Smiths’ “The Queen Is Dead” Reissue

The Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead came out 31 years ago yesterday. In celebration of that anniversary, the band announced a new vinyl reissue
Peter Helman | June 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm

The Smiths Reissue “The Queen Is Dead” Single On Its 31st Anniversary

Yesterday the Smiths teased something to do with 1986's The Queen Is Dead on Facebook, posting a black and white photo of several young men…
Margaret Farrell | June 16, 2017 - 11:57 am

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
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