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Viva Morrissey: Our June 1988 Cover Story

"Perhaps I'm unique because people are so dull. I'm not very good at being dull." —Morrissey "I have nothing to declare but my genius." —Oscar Wilde…
Len Brown / March 14, 2018

“Classically Smiths” Falls Apart in Classic Smiths Fashion [UPDATE]

There's Smiths drama afoot and somehow none of it involves Morrissey. Almost as soon as the announcement of the "Classically Smiths" shows -- billed as…
Maggie Serota / January 23, 2018

“Classically Smiths” Tour Announced With Former Smiths Members, Andy Rourke Denies Involvement [UPDATE]

Well, this is technically a Smiths reunion even if Morrissey and Johnny Marr, the two creative linchpins of the band, aren't involved. After The Smiths'
Maggie Serota / January 22, 2018

50 Best Morrissey Songs

When the Smiths broke up in 1987, Morrissey wasted no time going solo—or finally achieving global fame. The Manchester icon became a superstar by amplifying…
Annie Zaleski and Jason Anderson / December 28, 2017

Watch Morrissey Perform Three Songs on CBS This Morning

Morrissey performed at the brand new Washington DC venue the Anthem today for a special edition of CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions series. He did "Spent…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / December 16, 2017

Video: Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake – “The Priest”

The Smiths co-founder Johnny Marr has released a music video for a spoken word track called "The Priest." English actor Maxine Peake, who has collaborated with Marr since 2014, narrates…
Liz Cantrell / December 12, 2017

Video: Morrisey – “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage”

Morrissey has released the video for "Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage," from his new album Low in High School. In the clip, Moz sports a gray…
Liz Cantrell / November 30, 2017

Los Angeles Declares “Morrissey Day” Ahead of Hollywood Bowl Shows

Morrissey is celebrating the release of his new album, which is out next Friday, with a two-night stint at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. In…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 9, 2017

Morrissey – “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage”

Morrissey, who has apparently recovered from the chilly weather, has released a third single, "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage," from his upcoming album Low…
Liz Cantrell / November 7, 2017

Morrissey Announces 2018 Tour Dates

Ahead of his North American tour next week, Morrissey has announced a 2018 tour in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The tour will begin on February 16,…
Liz Cantrell / October 27, 2017

Morrissey – “I Wish You Lonely”

Morrissey has released "I Wish You Lonely," the second single from his upcoming album Low in High School. "Think of yourself only...To hell with everybody…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2017

Video: Morrissey – “Spent the Day in Bed”

Morrissey has released a strange new video for "Spent the Day in Bed," the lead single off of the former Smiths singer's upcoming album Low in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 17, 2017

Hear the Smiths’ Previously Unreleased Demo Version of “I Know It’s Over”

On October 20, the Smiths will reissue their beloved third album The Queen Is Dead, with a host of live versions and previously unheard outtakes. We've already…
Andy Cush / October 5, 2017

Watch Morrissey Perform “Spent the Day in Bed” On Later…With Jools Holland

Last night's episode of Later...With Jools Holland featured a star-studded bill of musical talent, including The National, Queens of the Stone Age, Jessie Ware, and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 4, 2017

Morrissey Announces North American Fall Tour

As was hinted at back in July, Morrissey is indeed planning some fall tour dates in the United States. Given recent precedents, it's hard to…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 22, 2017
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