Posts tagged "the smiths"

Joe Moss, Manager of the Smiths and Johnny Marr, Dead at 72

Joe Moss, the manager for the Smiths and Johnny Marr, died on Thursday following a struggle with bone cancer. He was 72. Moss' death was…
James Grebey / October 23, 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016: Who’s Gonna Get In?

Earlier today, this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 were announced. And surveying the list of the 15…
Andrew Unterberger / October 8, 2015

Watch Michael Shannon (?!) Cover Two Smiths Songs at ‘Queen Is Dead’ Tribute Show

Michael Shannon is the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his brittle, hardened character work, playing villains in movies like Premium Rush and Man of Steel…
Andrew Unterberger / June 9, 2015

Watch Johnny Marr’s Light Bulb-Lit ‘Dynamo’ Video

Johnny Marr has unveiled a new video for "Dynamo," a single from his second solo effort Playland, which arrived just this past October. Helmed by…
Rachel Brodsky / December 2, 2014

Morrissey Stormed Off a Warsaw Stage After Getting Heckled

Morrissey was decidedly not "This Charming Man" while performing in Warsaw the other night. Twenty-five minutes and six songs in, the notoriously moody Moz allegedly…
Rachel Brodsky / November 20, 2014

Johnny Marr Pleads ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’ on ‘Fallon’

Since Johnny Marr went solo, he's revisited a handful of old tracks (see October's "How Soon is Now" duet with Noel Gallagher, which he also…
Rachel Brodsky / November 12, 2014

Johnny Marr Played Some Classics With Noel Gallagher

It's always enjoyable when you get to see two rock icons from different (but roughly analogous) moments in rock history cross generational boundaries to play…
Andrew Unterberger / October 24, 2014

Green Day, Lou Reed, and Nine Inch Nails Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

The nominees for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony are in, and Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the late Lou Reed, and the Smiths are among…
Brennan Carley / October 9, 2014

Morrissey, Feeling Sick and Ill Again, Postpones More Dates

Morrissey has postponed two more dates on his American tour, rescheduling his June 10 Washington, D.C. stop to June 24, and his June 11 Baltimore…
Olivia Forman / June 10, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover the Smiths’ ‘London’ in London

Another day, another Arcade Fire cover of a classic local track. As the Canadian sextet's Reflektor tour continues toward Glastonbury, they've picked back up their…
Colin Joyce / June 8, 2014

The Smiths’ Alleged 1986 U.S. Tour Rider Is Glorious

It's best to take unverified Smiths stories with a grain of salt — no, Madonna probably didn't open for them — but sometimes you just…
Marc Hogan / May 8, 2014

Morrissey Seems at Peace, Generates Drama in San Jose Tour Opener

Morrissey may have willfully resisted maturity for over 30 years, but he nevertheless came across flatteringly dignified on Wednesday's opening San Jose stop on his…
Barry Walters / May 8, 2014

‘Mad World’ New Wave Oral History Excerpt: An Interview With the Smiths

For a supposedly ephemeral era, the eighties certainly has its share of indestructible hits, and the new book Mad World: An Oral History of the…
SPIN Staff / April 11, 2014

Legendary Madonna-Smiths Gig Still Just Legendary

If anyone has a New Year's Eve 1983 bootleg from famed New York club Danceteria, now's the time to come forward. In a late-2008 video…
Marc Hogan / April 2, 2014

Stream Everything the Smiths Ever Did on This Charming Timeline

The Smiths' self-titled debut album came out 30 years ago in February. It's now March, but to be fair, it simply wouldn't be Morrissey's beloved…
Marc Hogan / March 3, 2014

Hear Skream Gently Remix the Smiths’ ‘This Charming Man’

First-gen English dubstep producer Skream has remixed the Smiths. In sharing his eerie revision of the 1983 classic "This Charming Man" to SoundCloud, the man…
Chris Martins / December 27, 2013

Here’s Morrissey’s Autobiography Sung in the Style of Morrissey

Morrissey's autobiography, titled Autobiography, has hit shelves in the Smiths man's native U.K. and it's an instant classic — in part because he finagled a…
Chris Martins / October 18, 2013

This Charming Ron: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Drops Morrissey, Smiths Knowledge

If you watched the latest episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation, you (spoiler, obviously!) saw mustachioed guest star Sam Elliott — the cowboy-hatted stranger from…
Marc Hogan / October 11, 2013

Morrissey Delighted by Smiths-Peanuts Tumblr ‘This Charming Charlie’

It's a good week for Morrissey fans looking for a literary supplement to their Smiths fix. On Thursday, we learned that the Moz's long-delayed, once-cancelled…
Chris Martins / October 7, 2013

Morrissey’s Autobiography Is Actually Coming Out (in Europe)

Remember that Morrissey autobiography? The one that's been in the works for years, then was on the verge of being published when its subject backed…
Dan Reilly / October 3, 2013
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