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Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo to Headline Cruel World Festival in Los Angeles

The inaugural Cruel World Festival lineup is more likely to make fans smile rather than frown. The fest, which will take place in the…
Daniel Kohn / February 11, 2020

Morrissey Announces New Tour Dates

Morrissey will, in theory, play shows in Southern California, Mexico, and South America beginning on October 31 and culminating in mid-December. For the uninitiated, buying…
Maggie Serota / October 2, 2018

Shirley Manson Reacts to Morrissey’s Statements on Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey: “Fuck YOU”

In the days following the release of his new album Low in High School, Morrissey added to his history of generally tone deaf statements with remarks about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and…
Arielle Gordon / November 20, 2017

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Morrissey Blames Push for ‘Diversity’ for Label Dropping Him

After releasing three successful albums with BMG, Morrissey and the label have parted ways. In a message posted on his website, Morrissey Central,…
Emily Tan / November 17, 2020

David Bowie and Morrissey’s Cover of T. Rex Is Coming to Vinyl

In 1991, revered Brit superstars David Bowie and Morrissey performed a cover version of T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer" at a concert in Los Angeles; that…
Katherine Turman / November 3, 2020

5 Things I’d Rather Do Than Listen to Lionel Richie’s Upcoming ‘We Are the World’ Remake

Remember when Lionel Richie threatened to curate a new version of "We Are the World" a few months ago? Reuters reports that Richie, along with his American…
Dan Weiss / May 16, 2020

Brandon Flowers Admits It’s ‘Difficult’ to Separate Morrissey’s Politics and Music

The Smiths are a beloved band (perhaps as much as any '80s British band), but Morrissey has been making enemies with his far-right political views.
Katrina Nattress / April 19, 2020

Morrissey Is Not a Dog on a Chain, Says Morrissey in New Album Title

Singer and far-right sympathizer Morrissey has announced the release of a new album with an absolutely exhausting title. I Am Not a Dog on…
Maggie Serota / January 10, 2020

Noel Gallagher Would Like to Join The Smiths

Today's journey through Noel Gallagher's mind palace doesn't entail him roasting his brother Liam, for once. While appearing speaking to  Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s…
Maggie Serota / November 20, 2019

Johnny Marr Roasts Morrissey’s Far Right Politics In Response to Smiths Reunion Rumor

Johnny Marr has once again squashed rumors that The Smiths are getting back together. That in and of itself is nothing new. The 56-year-old guitar…
Maggie Serota / November 7, 2019

Remember When Morrissey Autographed Other Artists’ Records and Sold Them at His Show?

Morrissey made some curious additions to his merch table at his October 26 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. According to a photo…
Maggie Serota / October 28, 2019

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
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