Public Enemy: Our 1988 Interview With Chuck D

This article originally appeared in the September 1988 issue of SPIN. It was an old-style protest handbill, unsigned, dropped anonymously on every seat…
John Leland / August 18, 2019

Damon Albarn Criticizes Morrissey’s Support for Far-Right Party: “You Shouldn’t Even Have an Opinion”

Morrissey's support for a reactionary anti-immigrant political party in the U.K. has in recent weeks drawn condemnation from Nick Cave, Billy Bragg, and more. The…
Tosten Burks / July 22, 2019

The Cure: Our 1987 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1987 issue of SPIN. It was the very last edition of The Tube, the most interesting…
Adam Sweeting / July 19, 2019

Billy Bragg Shares Long Statement Condemning Morrissey and Brandon Flowers’ Comments About Him

Morrissey has been making headlines over the past few months for leaning into his long-held right-wing ideology. He publicly endorsed the far-right anti-Muslim group For…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / July 7, 2019

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers Says Morrissey Is “Still a King”

One thing about Morrissey is that he's steadfast. Years into his Crotchety Racist era, the former Smiths frontman remains committed to wearing far-right political symbols…
Tosten Burks / July 2, 2019

Interpol’s Paul Banks Clarifies Morrissey Comments: “I Respect Both Conservative and Liberal Political Views”

Interpol frontman Paul Banks has clarified remarks he made about his band's decision to tour with Morrissey this fall, despite the former Smiths frontman's public support of…
Maggie Serota / July 1, 2019

Nick Cave Pens Thoughtful Response to Morrissey’s Far-Right Politics, ‘Inanities’

For the last 10 months or so, Nick Cave has written often to fans via his website and newsletter Red Hand Files, thoughtfully and eruditely…
Andy Cush / June 28, 2019

Billy Bragg, Interpol Address Morrissey’s Support for Far-Right Party

Lately, Morrissey has been talking a whole lot of shit, and he’s been extremely vocal in support of For Britain, a far-right fringe UK political…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / June 27, 2019

Single Morrissey Sentence Contains 24 Semi-Colons, 3 Ellipses, 3 Dashes, 2 Commas

Today on his website,, Morrissey released a statement in response to widespread criticism that followed his donning of a far right wing British political party's…
Jordan Sargent / May 24, 2019

World’s Oldest Record Store Bans Morrissey Albums

Today, just in time for Moz’s 60th birthday, the world’s oldest record store, Spillers Records, banned Morrissey records from its store, as Wales Online reports. The store,…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / May 22, 2019

For Britain Leader Anne Marie Waters Thanks Morrissey in Video Message

Last year, Smiths frontman and right-wing reactionary Morrissey endorsed For Britain, an extremist-fringe right-wing political party in the UK, in an interview on his website.
Julia Gray, Stereogum / May 21, 2019

Morrissey Wears Pin for UK Right Wing Party While Performing on Fallon

Currently in the middle of a residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway, Morrissey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to run through…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 14, 2019

Watch Morrissey Play The Smiths’ “I Won’t Share You” Live for the First Time

Morrissey has spent the last week performing a stretch of residency shows on Broadway, and for Saturday night's show, he brought out some classics. As…
Rob Arcand / May 12, 2019

Morrissey Reschedules Canadian Shows Due to Medical Emergency

Morrissey has postponed his first Canadian tour in almost two decades due to a "medical emergency." He was slated to perform at the Orpheum in…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / April 14, 2019

Morrissey – “I Thought You Were Dead”

Record Store Day is upon us and to celebrate the occasion, former Smiths frontman Morrissey has released a new 7" record. As Stereogum points out,…
Rob Arcand / April 13, 2019
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