Tag: The Smiths

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

New Order members recruit Blur’s Alex James for Bad Lieutenant project

With Peter Hook having acrimoniously split from New Order, the rest of the legendary synthrock act has enlisted Blur bassist Alex James for a new […]

Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’ tops WOXY’s 20th annual Modern Rock 500 countdown

Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’ tops WOXY’s 20th annual Modern Rock 500 countdown

Online radio outlet WOXY’s 20th annual Modern Rock 500 wrapped up this week by crowning a new champion: the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?,” which […]

Morrissey reschedules canceled UK concerts… then cancels another concert

Morrissey reschedules canceled UK concerts… then cancels another concert

Buying a ticket to see Morrissey on his current  Tour of Refusal is becoming an increasingly risky endeavor, as the illness-plagued singer continues to cancel […]

Sick again, Morrissey cancels U.K. concerts, ‘Jools Holland’ appearance

Sick again, Morrissey cancels U.K. concerts, ‘Jools Holland’ appearance

Illness-prone Morrissey, who canceled six dates at the beginning and end of the U.S. leg of his current “Tour of Refusal,” this week bagged two […]

In stores Tuesday: Morrissey’s new single, plus expanded ‘Southpaw Grammar,’ ‘Maladjusted’ reissues

In stores Tuesday: Morrissey’s new single, plus expanded ‘Southpaw Grammar,’ ‘Maladjusted’ reissues

Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new releases hitting stores this Tuesday: ARTIST: Morrissey RELEASES: Southpaw Grammar: Expanded Edition, Maladjusted: Expanded Edition, “Something […]

Quick Spins: Brian Eno/David Byrne; R.E.M.; Sonic Youth; Johnny Marr/Paul Weller

Quick Spins: Brian Eno/David Byrne; R.E.M.; Sonic Youth; Johnny Marr/Paul Weller

It didn’t seem to garner much attention, but after so much had been made about Brian Eno not performing with David Byrne on his current […]

Nauseated Morrissey cancels post-Coachella date on trouble-plagued tour

Nauseated Morrissey cancels post-Coachella date on trouble-plagued tour

The story’s already made it around the world: Morrissey apparently was so nauseated by the smell of barbecued meat during his performance last night at […]

Sonic Youth, New Order, The Smiths issuing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day

Sonic Youth, New Order, The Smiths issuing exclusive vinyl for Record Store Day

The second-annual Record Store Day is less than two weeks out, and the list of exclusive releases being prepped for the April 18 support-your-local-shop shindig […]

Morrissey covers The Smiths on ‘Something is Squeezing My Skull’ single

Morrissey covers The Smiths on ‘Something is Squeezing My Skull’ single

With his U.S. tour back on track following a shaky start, Morrissey recently unveiled details of his next single off Years of Refusal. “Something is […]

Smiths, New Order, Stone Roses spotlighted in new book on Manchester scene

Smiths, New Order, Stone Roses spotlighted in new book on Manchester scene

Perhaps best known for his bio “The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop,” Brit rock scribe/musician John Robb has set his sights on […]

Johnny Marr interviews Pet Shop Boys

Johnny Marr interviews Pet Shop Boys

Today’s London Observer features an interview of the Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe by Johnny Marr, who’s played on a number of […]

Morrissey’s ‘Years of Refusal’ tour marred by cancellations, immigration trouble

Morrissey’s ‘Years of Refusal’ tour marred by cancellations, immigration trouble

While Morrissey’s late-period renaissance continues with the just-released Years of Refusal, the ex-Smith’s latest American tour has been beset by problems ranging from canceled gigs […]

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‘Welcome to the Occupation’

Welcome to Slicing Up Eyeballs, a site devoted to the past, present and future of  ’80s college, indie and modern rock — the bands that […]