the smiths

Morrissey Says Something Predictably Dumb About the Manchester Bombing

Morrissey has joined the ranks of the many prominent British musicians who have issued statements about last night's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 23, 2017

The Shins – “Panic” (The Smiths Cover)

After a brief hiatus, the Shins returned in March with their fifth album Heartworms. Today the eleven-track album is followed by a few new songs for…
Rob Arcand / May 3, 2017

“Trump Will Kill America” Etched on The Smiths Record Store Day 7-Inch

In the vast landscape of kitsch and gimmick that is Record Store Day, The Smiths managed to release a limited 7-inch that stands out from…
Dale Eisinger / April 23, 2017

Morrissey Walks Off Mid-Concert After Losing Voice

Black-on-the-inside singer Morrissey cut his Tucson, AZ concert short on Monday night after losing his voice during the performance. The frontman was performing "Everyday Is Like…
Brian Josephs / April 12, 2017

Car Seat Headrest Covers the Smith’s “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”

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, Stereogum / April 12, 2017

Morrissey’s New T-Shirt Is a Very Bad Idea

The famous lyric in the Smiths' "Unloveable" goes: "I wear black on the outside / 'cause black is how I feel on the inside." Smartly,…
Jeremy Gordon / March 15, 2017

Hear Steve Gunn’s Minimal Covers of Two Songs by the Smiths

From his rough-hewn, rambling music, you wouldn't immediately take Steve Gunn for a Smiths fan, but apparently he's been a devotee since his days as…
Andy Cush / February 13, 2017

The Smiths Are Releasing a New 7″ With Unheard Outtakes

The Smiths (whoever that entails at this point) are releasing a new 7" featuring a previously unheard demo of The Queen Is Dead's "A Boy With…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 30, 2016

It Looks Like Brexit Will Also Prevent a Smiths Reunion

The unpredictable consequences of Britain's vote to leave the European Union continue to reverberate around the world, and the latest casualty appears to be any hope of…
Anna Gaca / November 2, 2016

Johnny Marr Announces Book Tour for His New Memoir, Set the Boy Free

Today is Johnny Marr's 53rd birthday. To commemorate the occasion, the legendary Smiths (and Modest Mouse, and Electronic) guitarist has announced a book tour to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 31, 2016

The Smiths’ ‘Meat Is Murder’ Is Now an 8-Bit Video Game

The Smiths' "Meat Is Murder," the closer to their 1985 album of the same name, is now the basis of an 8-bit video game. Yes,…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2016

Classic Reviews: The Smiths, ‘The Queen Is Dead’

This review was originally published in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Smiths' The Queen Is Dead,…
Rich Stim / June 16, 2016

Take Me Back to Dear Old Jersey: Chris Gethard on the Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’

One of America's funniest boys with the thorn in his side, comedian Chris Gethard may be best known for creating and hosting the anarchic call-in…
Andrew Unterberger / June 14, 2016

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
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