the smiths

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

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
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