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Morrissey announces first live date of 2017 with Donald Trump meme

Morrissey and Donald Trump
Morrissey has announced his first live date of 2017, revealing the news with a meme of Donald Trump. The Smiths icon turned solo star was forced to cancel a string of US dates late last year when his keyboardist fell ill, before he blamed management for shows being pulled. Now, he'll be hitting the road again - with Morrissey announcing via...

A cast of castaways – the best Desert Island Discs of all time

75 years ago, when Desert Island Discs was first pitched to the head of entertainment at the BBC, their response was: “Why didn’t we think of this before? It’s such an obvious and excellent idea.” Since then, the BBC Radio 4 staple has become one of the world’s most loved shows. Everyone makes their own Desert Island Discs picks even...

Watch George Michael and Morrissey discuss Joy Division on a 1984 episode of ‘Eight Days A Week’

One of the scant few cheery aspects that come with the passing of a true great in the music world is the collective dip we take into the archives to rediscover what made the departed artist so great in the first place. And George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day aged 53, is no exception. We've already delighted in...

Morrissey urges critics to ‘donate your own body’ as response to animal fat-containing new £5 notes

Morrissey has released a statement in response to news that the new British five pound polymer note containing animal fat. The new £5 notes entered circulation in September. Made of polymer, rather than paper, the notes are considered more durable and long-lasting than their older counterparts. Plastic money is already used in such countries asAustralia, Canada, Romania and Vietnam. Animal rights activists have called...

Morrissey cancels rescheduled US tour, ranks audiences from 2016 gigs

Morrissey has cancelled his US tour, blaming his management for the gigs being pulled. The dates in December had already been rescheduled after the original dates were postponed when keyboardist Gustavo Mazur collapsed backstage before a show in Boulder, Colorado. In a letter to fansite True To You, Morrissey claims his management team pulled the tour funding after Mazur's collapse. "There was apparently...

The Smiths to release new single featuring two unheard tracks

A new vinyl single by The Smiths is set to be released - featuring two unheard tracks from the archives. As fan site and official Morrissey mouth-piece True-To-You reports, the new 45 is being released by record label Warner featuring as unissued dem0-mix version of 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' as the A-side, and an unreleased version...

Morrissey asks General Motors to use vegan leather in their cars

Morrissey has criticised General Motors for not offering a vegan leather option for its car interiors. In an open letter, the former Smiths frontman called on the car manufacturer to change its policy in the wake of a PETA video exposé that revealed the mistreatment of animals by GM's leather suppliers. "Given that the Volt and Bolt are being marketed to eco-conscious...

Morrissey cancels gig after keyboardist collapses backstage

Morrissey cancelled a show in the US at late notice last night (November 14) after a member of his backing band collapsed backstage. The former Smiths frontman was due to play a sell-out show in Boulder, Colorado when he made an onstage announcement fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled stage time, revealing that keyboardist Gustavo Manzur had been taken ill. "Our good friend Gustavo has collapsed and...

Johnny Marr reveals why he still hasn’t read Morrissey’s autobiography

Johnny Marr has revealed that he still hasn't read the autobiography of fellow former Smith Morrissey - revealing that he 'didn't want to react to anything' in writing his own book. This week Marr releases his own autobiography, 'Set The Boy Free' - telling his life story and naturally the rise and demise of The Smiths. However, despite wanting to...

Johnny Marr responds to Morrissey’s pro Brexit and Nigel Farage comments

Johnny Marr has responded to Morrissey's recent remarks about being pro-Brexit and being in favour of UKIP leader Nigel Farage - adding that his political beliefs are yet another reason why a reunion of The Smiths is unlikely. Last month, Morrissey caused controversy among many of his fans when he hailed the Brexit result as 'magnificent' - and called Nigel Farage...