Tag: Mike Joyce

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of June 26, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of June 26, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series called Alt. Rewind that recaps the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the latest episode right here.

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce is here to teach you how to make sourdough bread

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce is here to teach you how to make sourdough bread

For those who haven’t yet partaken in the sourdough-making craze that swept through coronavirus lockdowns this spring, none other than Mike Joyce — yes, the former drummer for The Smiths — is here to help get you up to speed and kneading away. Watch his video tutorial right here.

Mike Joyce joins Andy Rourke in pulling out of just-announced Classically Smiths gigs

Mike Joyce joins Andy Rourke in pulling out of just-announced Classically Smiths gigs

In a trainwreck that just keeps getting worse, Mike Joyce today announced that he, too, will not take part in the Classically Smiths live shows he began teasing last week, saying he’d been barred from revealing Andy Rourke wouldn’t be taking part when the project was announced Monday.

Ex-members announce Classically Smiths concerts, but Andy Rourke denies involvement

Ex-members announce Classically Smiths concerts, but Andy Rourke denies involvement

After cryptic hints Friday, the cat’s now out of the bag: The Smiths’ Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, plus “fifth member” Craig Gannon, will perform the band’s beloved songs backed by a full orchestra in the U.K. this summer, the Manchester Evening News reported today. No dates have yet been announced.

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke up to something with 5th member Craig Gannon

The Smiths’ Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke up to something with 5th member Craig Gannon

It appears that Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, the rhythm section of The Smiths, are planning something — a concert? a full tour? — this year with Craig Gannon, the onetime Aztec Camera member who toured with The Smiths as a second guitarist toward the end of the band’s life.

Morrissey accuses HMV of trying to ‘freeze sales’ of new ‘Queen is Dead’ vinyl singles

Morrissey accuses HMV of trying to ‘freeze sales’ of new ‘Queen is Dead’ vinyl singles

One day after new 12-inch and 7-inch singles of The Smiths’ “The Queen is Dead” went on sale at U.K. retailers, Morrissey is accusing the HMV chain of “an attempt to freeze sales” by limiting sales of new vinyl to one copy per person — and he’s urging fans to don silly costumes and buy as many copies “as​ you ​desire.”

Heaven knows we’re miserable now: The Smiths snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Heaven knows we’re miserable now: The Smiths snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The prospects of The Smiths all gathering in the same room — forget about a live performance, just getting the four together behind a podium would have been a miracle — were dashed early Tuesday when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced next year’s inductees, a list that did not include the first-time nominees.

The Smiths nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — plus Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk

The Smiths nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — plus Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk

After six years of eligibility, The Smiths were nominated today for induction as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, joining a list of nominees that includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the late Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, Sting and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Morrissey’s first solo concert: Watch rare video of full 1988 show with ex-Smiths members

Morrissey’s first solo concert: Watch rare video of full 1988 show with ex-Smiths members

It’s Morrissey’s birthday today, and while the ever-dour singer celebrated by declaring war on foie gras, one of his fans took the opportunity to drop a real surprise, marking Moz’s 54th with a leak of ultra-rare, pro-shot video capturing the singer’s first-ever solo concert, with Moz backed by Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, in full.

Rare tape of early The Smiths rehearsals surfaces — hear 40-minute set from May 1983

Rare tape of early The Smiths rehearsals surfaces — hear 40-minute set from May 1983

A newly revealed cassette recording of The Smiths rehearsing in a Manchester warehouse in May 1983 prior to signing their first record deal has surfaced online in what the band’s drummer today called “an early recording you’ve probably never heard before.”

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: PiL’s John Lydon in Tijuana with Dave Kendall — 1992

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: PiL’s John Lydon in Tijuana with Dave Kendall — 1992

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1992 for a walk through Tijuana, Mexico, with John Lydon and host Dave Kendall. This appears to actually be an MTV news piece, likely repackaged from segments produced for a July 1992 episode of “120 Minutes” that featured the Public Image Ltd. frontman as co-host.

New biography ‘A Light That Never Goes Out’ promises ‘complete story’ of The Smiths

New biography ‘A Light That Never Goes Out’ promises ‘complete story’ of The Smiths

A new 700-page biography of The Smiths by music writer and biographer Tony Fletcher will be published in the U.K. next week — but not in the U.S. until December — and promises, through “extensive research, dozens of interviews and unprecedented access,” to tell “the complete story” of the iconic Manchester band.

Mike Joyce to play, discuss 2 hours of The Smiths on East Village Radio today

Mike Joyce to play, discuss 2 hours of The Smiths on East Village Radio today

Mike Joyce, former drummer of The Smiths, will dedicate his weekly Coalition Chart Show on New York City’s East Village Radio entirely to his old band this morning, playing two hours of hand-picked cuts from the new Rhino Records-released ‘Complete’ box set.

Video: Watch Morrissey’s full Glastonbury set

Video: Watch Morrissey’s full Glastonbury set

Greeting the crowd with ‘Hello Glasto… fancy seeing me here,’ Morrissey took to the main stage at Glastonbury tonight to perform a 16-song set that mixed songs old and brand-new, with a generous heaping of classics from The Smiths thrown in.