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‘Trump Will Kill America’ found etched on The Smiths’ Record Store Day release

The Smiths Donald Trump Record Store day
The Smiths released a 7-inch vinyl containing two previously unreleased tracks yesterday (April 22) for Record Store Day. The A-side is a demo mix of 'The Boy With the Thorn in His Side' while The B-side is an early Drone Studios version of 'Rubber Ring'. Although the release was exclusive to the UK, the message 'Trump Will Kill America' was found...

Watch Morrissey walk off stage at gig after six songs

Morrissey
This week saw Morrissey end a gig early, walking off stage after just six songs. Watch footage from the show below. The Smiths turned solo icon was performing in Tucson, Arizona, when he left the stage after 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' due to 'vocal issues'. "It seems I have left half my mouth in Guadalajara,” Morrissey told the crowd, reports the...

Father John Misty thinks Lana Del Rey is a “genius”, reveals he’s “never heard” The Smiths

Father John Misty took part in a Twitter Q&A last night (March 19), answering questions from fans. Questions covered the likes of Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Lorde and Kanye West. Father John Misty also claimed that he's "never heard" The Smiths or an album by The National. In the tweets, he said he "would come out of pop writing retirement"...

Morrissey selling ‘Black is how I feel on the inside’ t-shirts featuring civil rights activist James Baldwin

Morrissey is selling a new t-shirt that features the lyrics “I wear black on the outside/'Cause black is how I feel on the inside". The lyrics are taken from the Smiths’ 1986 song 'Unloveable'. As pointed out by Morrissey's official fan site True To You, the t-shirt will be sold on the singer's upcoming North American tour. The t-shirt also features...

The 1975: ‘Our next album needs to be like ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead”

The 1975's Matty Healy, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Morrissey
The 1975's Matty Healy has revealed that he wants the band's third album to have the same seismic impact as Radiohead's 'OK Computer' and The Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead'. The band are currently gearing up for the final run of touring around their second album, 'I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware...

Craig Gill’s daughter to lead Manchester music tour as part of Morrissey fan event

Craig Gill's daughter is to lead a Manchester music tour
The daughter of late Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill is to lead a special Manchester music tour this weekend as part of the annual #MozArmy meet-up. Outside of the band, Craig Gill built up the successful Manchester Music Tours business. He would regularly guide music fans around locations made famous by - or associated with - bands like The Smiths,...

20 songs about cheating

songs about cheating
Getting cheated on isn't fun. You just want to curl up into a ball and never leave your safe, warm bed ever again. Likewise, getting caught cheating isn't fun either. You're obviously not happy in your relationship and you end up looking like a dick to everyone. It's a sticky situation whichever side you're on. Happily, there are a barrel load...

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...

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...

James Franco’s Smiths-inspired band Daddy release album and film

James Franco's band Daddy have released their album 'Let Me Get What I Want', which is inspired by The Smiths and features the band's own Andy Rourke. Every song on the album has an accompanying music video, with the 10 clips combining to form an hour-long art film. Both the film and the album are inspired by The Smiths' 1984 song 'Please,...