1. Morrissey Insists 'Obama Seems to be White Inside,' Weighs in on Hillary Clinton

    June 11, 2015 12:25 PM EDT Ever-controversial vegan, social activist and former The Smiths frontman, Morrissey has managed to shock us once again. In an interview with Alternative Nation, Morrissey -- who’s gained a dedicated following throughout his ten record solo career partly in thanks to his outlandish comments (…

  2. Morrissey Offers His Congratulations to Ireland… With Conditions

    May 25, 2015 1:44 AM EDT Morrissey has offered his congratulations to Ireland on its historic referendum result. But there’s a “must do more” caveat. The "Irish Blood, English Heart" singer shared a message on Sunday under the headline, "Congratulations to Ireland."  He wrote  on the  True to…

  3. Morrissey Slams Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis as an 'Animal Hater'

    April 14, 2015 2:21 AM EDT Michael Eavis , the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the big boss of European outdoor music shows, Glastonbury Festival, is hiding a dastardly secret. He’s an “animal hater,” according to Morrissey .  Eavis, who has earned some of the music industry’s highest…

  4. Morrissey Shares Video for 'Kiss Me a Lot': Watch

    April 06, 2015 4:28 AM EDT Morrissey is in a sharing mood. The former Smiths frontman has just dropped the video for "Kiss Me A Lot" via an announcement on the fanzine True to You .  Directed by Sam Esty Rayner , the clip gives Morrissey’s fans in Reykjavik ,  Tilburg and the U.S.  a taste of what they’ve…

  5. Morrissey Announces 2015 U.S. Tour Dates With Two Special Guests

    April 03, 2015 10:40 AM EDT Last June, Morrissey canceled a sizable chunk of his 2014 U.S. tour after he contracted a nasty cold, which he kinda  blamed on opener Kristeen Young . Today (April 3), the Morrissey site True to You announced a new slew of confirmed U.S. dates, beginning June 11 in New Orleans. The tour…

  6. Check Out These 10 Cool Indie Rock Bands You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet

    April 01, 2015 7:00 AM EDT Who says only hipsters should know the hot, new bands? Just because Billboard is all about chart-topping bands doesn't mean we aren't in tune with the underground. There are plenty of killer bands out there, just waiting to be discovered! We've picked out 10 that are ready for…

  7. Exclusive: Firefly Music Festival Eliminates Single-Day Tickets, Nears Sellout in 2015

    March 18, 2015 10:00 AM EDT When the Firefly Music Festival launched in 2012, organizers had a long-term vision of building the Dover, Delaware, event into the "premiere East Coast music festival," says festival director Greg Bostrom . "We felt like there was an opportunity there for the Coachella,…

  8. Morrissey Cancels Show in Netherlands Due to Flu

    March 10, 2015 7:19 PM EDT Morrissey has canceled an already previously re-scheduled show in Tilburg, Netherlands, set for Tuesday night, citing illness.  The gig at 013 was already postponed  once in December.  Morrissey Rants At the Brit Awards, Slams Madonna & Her 'Frightening Career' The venue posted…

  9. Morrissey Rants At the Brit Awards, Slams Madonna & Her 'Frightening Career'

    February 11, 2015 5:35 AM EST Morrissey's hate-list includes meat, a reunion of the Smiths , Harvest Records and hecklers. Now he's added the Brit Awards to his file.  The veteran British singer and songwriter has unleashed a mighty-rant at the annual Brit Awards, and dished some venom for the BBC, the…

  10. Mexican Musicians Honor Morrissey on U.K. 'Mexrrissey' Tour

    February 03, 2015 5:13 PM EST 'Mariachi, cumbia, Danzon, cha-cha-cha meets Manchester' at tribute to Moz. Mexrrissey -- a live tribute by Mexican musicians to Morrissey and the "shared feelings" expressed both in his songs and in Mexican pop culture -- is coming to the U.K. this spring. Camilo Lara…

  11. Morrissey Commends Bull for Goring 'Serial Killer' Matador

    January 08, 2015 7:26 PM EST Morrissey 's never been once to mince words, so when Mexican bull fighter Karla de los Angeles was gored twice by er 1,090 opponent late last month, the singer was quick to chastise the matador's failings.  "I felt delight this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles…

  12. Morrissey Walks Off Stage Mid-Show After Getting Heckled in Warsaw

    November 20, 2014 10:01 PM EST Morrissey is about as well known these days for not playing shows as he is for playing them. His cancellations have a variety of reasons, but mostly his general moodiness generally gets the most attention. Still, it must have been something pretty nasty that an audience member said to the…

  13. Tomorrow's Hits: Jonathan Jackson + Enation, Anna Calvi, Marwan (Soulflow)

    October 31, 2014 10:00 AM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents Tomorrow's Hits, a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Jonathan Jackson + Enation Jonathan Jackson, 32, has basked in the entertainment spotlight for more than 20 years: he joined ABC's General…

  14. How Morrissey and Harvest Records Unraveled

    October 20, 2014 12:02 PM EDT When Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett announced on Jan. 15 that Morrissey had signed with CMG's Harvest Records, he praised the artist for staying "consistently true to his artistic vision and ethical principles since he first exploded onto the scene in the 1980s.…

  15. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records (Again), Reveals Cancer Scare

    October 07, 2014 12:52 PM EDT On top of all the other tour-ending ailments he has faced in recent years -- bleeding ulcer, pneumonia, respiratory infection -- Morrissey now says in a Spanish-language interview that he's undergone cancer treatments and feels he may be at an age where he "should no longer be…

  16. Rising Australian Singer Josef Salvat: From Studying Law to Studying Sia

    October 03, 2014 7:16 PM EDT The 25-year-old is signed to Columbia and prepping an album for next year, but his new EP, 'In Your Prime,' is already gaining steam. Josef Salvat is an Australian singer-songwriter based in London who deals in soulful, and sometimes sorrowful, electro-pop. His debut EP Hustler…

  17. Morrissey Launches Merch Store, Sells ‘I Will Kill You’ T-Shirt

    September 26, 2014 4:39 AM EDT Morrissey’s next big hit might be a t-shirt.  The former Smiths frontman is selling a range of “official Morrissey” apparel through his new online merch store, which launched Thursday (Sept. 25) in the U.K . and Friday in the U.S . Moz’ inventory includes a range of shirts emblazoned with…

  18. Morrissey Laments That Robin Williams 'Overshadowed' Other Celebrity Deaths

    August 27, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Morrissey has really been on a roll lately. Even when he isn't breaking up with his label or canceling a slew of tour dates , his ramblings on the site True to You are turning heads, albeit for all the wrong reasons. A few days after Henry Rollins offered his wrongheaded opinion on the…

  19. Morrissey Reportedly Compiles Ramones Best-Of

    August 27, 2014 5:40 AM EDT Morrissey isn’t dwelling on his fracas with Harvest Records. The former Smiths frontman has reportedly been busy curating a new Ramones compilation.  In a post published on his fan site True To You , Morrissey is said to have compiled the track-listing for a forthcoming Best of the Ramones…

  20. Morrissey Probably Won't Be Taking His Option for a Second Record with Harvest

    August 25, 2014 3:56 PM EDT According to a source familiar with the situation, " Morrissey has not been dropped by [Harvest Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Music Group, itself a subsidiary of Universal Music Group] but out of deference to his request they have reluctantly removed his album from all services."…

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