Tag Archives: Morrissey

WATCH: Spoof Stone Roses Documentary ‘The Second Second Coming’

We’ve all seen those rock docos where an endless parade of talking heads trot out their half-baked ideas about bands and music and how things are made and what they do when they are made and all that. It’s a format which is ...

The Brit List: Five Great British Songs Criticizing America

We already looked at five British songs in praise of the US of A on Monday, so, purely in the interests of balance, and without meaning to start a global musical conflict (although I for one would welcome some new songs that are not ...

News Roundup: More Details Of ‘Bond 23,’ Now Called ‘Skyfall’

Part of the fun with a new James Bond film is finding out who will be playing the lothario super-spy’s love interest, and for the 23rd Bond film, which has now officially been titled Skyfall, that honour goes to the relatively ...

Five Songwriters Who Deserve The Comic Book Treatment

This November, at the Tucson Comic-Con, a new comic will be launched, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. It’s the 78-page brainchild of publisher Shawn Demumbrum, who brought in artists like ...

News Roundup: The Beckhams’ Golden Tribute to Harper, Pete Doherty and Carla Bruni Pal Up, and Helen ‘Body of the Year’ Mirren

Y’know that family who’ve just had a new baby and they’re so smitten they can’t stop recording every aspect of their child’s growth? And changing their Facebook profile picture to a picture of the baby?

Morrissey: ‘Norway Massacre No Worse Than McDonalds’

There are times when it’s quite hard to be around the thoughts of Morrissey. He made his mark as a singularly sensitive songwriter, a man capable of making people feel less alone in the world because his songs appeared to project ...

News Roundup: Morrissey Dismisses Fan from Show, Charlie Gilmour Goes to Jail, and Posh ‘n’ Becks Are Here to Stay

Morrissey is a man of high standards, and clearly judges himself by the quality of his sycophants. Why else would he have wished cheerful death upon the biographer Johnny Rogan? And why else would he take to the stage wearing a T-shirt denouncing the fansite Morrissey-solo.com, using very profane language indeed? And to add …

A Covers Tribute: The Smiths’ ‘Queen Is Dead’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this month, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce issued The Smiths‘ landmark LP, The Queen Is Dead. And to many faithful fans, the 10-song collection is the band’s finest hour; a sonically ...

Five Great British Gentleman Singers

The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls.

Music Roundup: Radiohead’s ‘King of Limbs’ Set for BBC Performance

As we patiently await Radiohead to map out a North American tour (fingers crossed!) in support of their eighth studio album, The King of Limbs, The BBC reveals that the band will perform the eight-song set in full for an upcoming TV ...