Tag: The Smiths

‘An Open Letter to Morrissey’: Publisher Faber & Faber pleads for Moz’s memoirs

‘An Open Letter to Morrissey’: Publisher Faber & Faber pleads for Moz’s memoirs

Esteemed UK publishing house Faber & Faber has posted “An Open Letter to Morrissey” on its blog, imploring the former Smiths singer to not only complete his long-discussed autobiography but let the company publish it — noting that, “History demands it; destiny commands it.”

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Propellor Time’ to feature Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, John Paul Jones

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Propellor Time’ to feature Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, John Paul Jones

Tweet Robyn Hitchcock this spring will release the 3-years-in-the-making Propellor Time, an album recorded with current back-up band The Venus 3 — R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, […]

Alternate take of The Smiths’ ‘Girl Afraid’ surfaces on rare ‘Hatful of Hollow’ cassette

Alternate take of The Smiths’ ‘Girl Afraid’ surfaces on rare ‘Hatful of Hollow’ cassette

Tweet A previously unheard alternate take of The Smiths’ 1984 B-side “Girl Afraid” has surfaced on a just-discovered Rough Trade Records reference cassette of the […]

Morrissey calls last 3 albums his ‘life’s peaks,’ apologizes for ‘meek disaster’ of ‘Swords’

Morrissey calls last 3 albums his ‘life’s peaks,’ apologizes for ‘meek disaster’ of ‘Swords’

Tweet Morrissey today issued a lengthy and somewhat whiny statement to his fans in which he reflects back on his troubled 2009, addressing, for the […]

Morrissey postpones Indio, Calif., concert over ‘blown voice’ — 20th cancellation this year

Morrissey postpones Indio, Calif., concert over ‘blown voice’ — 20th cancellation this year

Tweet The increasingly commitment-phobic Morrissey abruptly canceled tonight’s concert in Indio, Calif., without official explanation — bringing the total number of shows Moz has canceled […]

New releases: Morrissey’s solo 7-inch singles collected in 2 box sets spanning 1988-1995

New releases: Morrissey’s solo 7-inch singles collected in 2 box sets spanning 1988-1995

Tweet Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. ARTIST: Morrissey RELEASES: The 7″ Singles ‘88-’91, The 7″ Singles ‘91-’95 […]

Holiday Gift Guide: ’80s college rock CD and vinyl box sets, reissues, multi-disc sets

Holiday Gift Guide: ’80s college rock CD and vinyl box sets, reissues, multi-disc sets

Tweet For music fans of a certain stripe, Christmas — and its Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping splurges — is a great time of […]

Video: Johnny Marr and The Cribs perform on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Video: Johnny Marr and The Cribs perform on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Tweet When he’s not working with Modest Mouse, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has been writing and recording with The Cribs, and, on Thursday, Marr and […]

Video: Morrissey returns to stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 3 nights after collapse

Video: Morrissey returns to stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 3 nights after collapse

Three nights after collapsing on stage and being rushed to the hospital, Morrissey resumed his fall European tour tonight at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall […]

Update: Morrissey released from hospital, Monday’s Bournemouth concert postponed

Update: Morrissey released from hospital, Monday’s Bournemouth concert postponed

Morrissey was released from a British hospital today after suffering breathing difficulties and collapsing on stage just one song into his concert Saturday night in […]

Morrissey collapses on stage during U.K. concert, hospitalized in stable condition

Morrissey collapses on stage during U.K. concert, hospitalized in stable condition

Morrissey collapsed on stage one song into his concert tonight in Swindon, England — the second date of his fall European tour — and was […]

Vintage Video: Radiohead covers The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order

Vintage Video: Radiohead covers The Smiths, Joy Division/New Order

With Radiohead and Thom Yorke each releasing new songs recently — and Yorke debuting his new solo band, featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea […]

Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Stone Roses’ Ian Brown planning to record album together

Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Stone Roses’ Ian Brown planning to record album together

Turns out Peter Hook’s Freebass may not be the only Stone Roses/Smiths collaboration afoot: Ex-Roses vocalist Ian Brown this week told the BBC he’s planning […]