1. Morrissey's Childhood Friend Slams Biopic 'England Is Mine'

    July 04, 2017 3:53 AM EDT The unauthorized Morrissey biopic England Is Mine premiered yesterday at Edinburgh International Film Festival, and at least one Moz associate has officially condemned it. As Morrissey-solo.com points out, the Smiths  singer’s close childhood friend James Maker -- who performed at some early…

  2. Morrissey Condemns Queen Elizabeth, Theresa May & More for Their Responses to Manchester Bombing

    May 23, 2017 6:41 PM EDT "The anger is monumental. For what reason will this ever stop?" Morrissey is criticizing British officials over their responses to the Monday night's terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 and injured 59 following an Ariana Grande concert.  The former Smiths frontman who…

  3. Morrissey Says Media Won't Admit Marine Le Pen Won French Presidential Debate

    May 05, 2017 6:35 PM EDT The French presidential debate took place on Wednesday, and news outlets have overwhelmingly reported that Emmanuel Macron beat out the far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Morrissey shared a statement that suggests otherwise. His keyboardist, Gustavo Manzur, posted Morrissey’s…

  4. Morrissey Walks Off Mid-Concert in Tucson After Losing Voice

    April 12, 2017 10:50 AM EDT Black-on-the-inside singer  Morrissey  cut his Tucson, AZ concert short on Monday night (Apr. 10) after losing his voice during the performance. The frontman was performing “Everyday Is Like Sunday” when he suddenly walked off the stage after straining to get the lyrics out. A band member had…

  5. Check Out Morrissey's Questionable 'Black Is How I Feel on the Inside' T-Shirt

    March 16, 2017 5:31 AM EDT Morrissey has previously made vocal his admiration for author and civil rights activist James Baldwin via his autobiography and stage projections in past concerts, but his latest act of appreciation might be his boldest and most questionable yet. [readmore:7676996] Moz’s upcoming North…

  6. Morrissey Announces First 2017 Headlining Gig By Trolling President Trump

    February 01, 2017 10:28 AM EST Surely you didn't think that  Morrissey would line up behind President Donald Trump.  If you didn't before, let his latest announcement convince you. When the notoriously cranky former Smiths singer announced his first gig of 2017 -- a headlining slot at the Roxy Festival in…

  7. Morrissey Pens Letter to GM CEO Encouraging Vegan Leather in 'Eco-Friendly' Cars

    November 22, 2016 6:37 PM EST "More and more people are opting for vegan leather for the sake of both cows and the environment." Morrissey is performing in Detroit on Wednesday night and ahead of his show he's taking the opportunity to ask General Motors to offer vegan leather interiors for its Chevrolet…

  8. Johnny Marr Reflects on Smiths Reunion Talk: It Was a 'Very Real Prospect' in 2008

    October 31, 2016 5:52 AM EDT There is a light that never goes out inside every Smiths fan: the thought of the British indie legends reuniting. And it almost happened.  Guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Marr shared an extract from his upcoming memoir Set The Boy Free with The Guardian in which he revealed he and frontman…

  9. Morrissey Addresses Police Brutality, Factory Farming (But Not the Election) at Brooklyn Show: Recap

    September 25, 2016 12:29 PM EDT It would almost be too easy for Morrissey to get on stage these days and talk current events. Since his time fronting The Smiths, the pompadoured god of British indie rock has been obsessed with the absurdity, vulgarity, and cruelty of mankind. All three are kind of having a moment right now.…

  10. Play The Smiths' 'Meat Is Murder' Slaughterhouse Video Game

    August 11, 2016 4:52 AM EDT Morrissey  wants you to turn your back on meat, and play video games instead.  The British singer, songwriter, novelist and animal rights activist has backed the launch of  The Beautiful Creature Must Die, a game set to an 8-bit version of the  Smiths ’ 1985 song “Meat Is Murder” (which…

  11. Morrissey Pays Tribute to Prince, 'The Royal That People Love'

    April 25, 2016 12:58 AM EDT Morrissey is no fan of the British Monarchy, but there’s a member of “royalty” he always had a soft spot for: Prince .  The former Smiths frontman has paid tribute to the late music superstar -- who like himself was a vegan and animals rights activist -- while delivering a verbal kicking to…

  12. Who Said It: Morrissey or Donald Trump? Take Our Quiz

    December 02, 2015 5:24 PM EST On Tuesday,  Morrissey compared the security at San Francisco International Airport to ISIS . The former Smiths frontman alleged he had been groped by an inspector back in July , but claiming "it is unlikely ISIS would stoop so low" -- especially in light of last month's Paris…

  13. Morrissey Likens San Francisco Airport Security to ISIS (Yes, Really)

    December 02, 2015 10:44 AM EST Earlier this week, Thom Yorke compared YouTube practices to Nazi war plundering . In the latest bit of paranoid rock dudes comparing apples to oranges, Morrissey has gone ahead and likened the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the San Francisco International Airport to ISIS.…

  14. Morrissey Wins Annual 'Literary Review Bad Sex' Award

    December 01, 2015 6:03 PM EST Maybe he should have stuck to writing songs. Former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex. The award that writers don't want to get was given on Tuesday (Dec. 1) at a gala ceremony in central London. Morrissey's…

  15. Morrissey Claims Universal Is Blocking His Paris Tribute Single; Universal Denies It

    November 24, 2015 12:16 PM EST UPDATE: Universal Music UK sent the below statement to Billboard regarding Morrissey's claim that it blocked him from releasing his 2009 song "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" as a charity single for the victims of the Paris attacks: "We have not received -- let…

  16. Australian Government Responds to Morrissey's Criticism of Feral Cat Killing

    October 14, 2015 11:40 AM EDT On Aug. 28, Morrissey wrote a scathing post on his website True to You criticizing the Australian government’s decision to exterminate two million feral cats . Aussie threatened species commissioner Gregory Andrews has responded to the cantankerous singer with a fact-based rebuttal and a…

  17. Morrissey's Novel Is Out & the Reviews Are Bad

    September 24, 2015 12:45 PM EDT The Guardian’s Michael Hann calls it “an unpolished turd of a book” and the Daily Beast’s Nico Hines dubs it “a bizarre, misogynistic ramble.” Penguin released Morrissey’s Autobiography in 2013, and today (Sept. 24), the venerable publishing house is giving the world a novel from Moz, titled…

  18. Morrissey Claims He Was 'Groped' by San Francisco Airport Security

    July 30, 2015 4:25 PM EDT In a recent blog post, Morrissey alleges that an airport security officer at San Francisco International Airport groped his crotch on Monday. "Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an 'airport security officer' who stopped me,…

  19. Morrissey Calls Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran 'Obvious & Predictable'

    July 10, 2015 5:06 PM EDT Morrissey was typically outspoken during a recent interview with Boulder Weekly  -- this time, the targets of his disdain were expanded beyond just meat-eaters and Obama, though. The singer called out fellow Brits Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith for being " obvious and predictable"…

  20. Morrissey Laments 'Zero Label Interest,' Despite 'Fantastic' MSG Show

    July 03, 2015 1:49 AM EDT Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before. Morrissey has had (another) crack at Harvest Records and Steve Barnett and lamented the state of the label biz.  The former Smiths frontman shared a brief post on his online mouthpiece, True To You , in which he described his…

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