1. Morrissey's 'Autobiography' a Record-Breaker in Britain

    October 24, 2013 4:25 AM EDT Morrissey ought to shelve “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” for the foreseeable future. The British singer is on a hot streak. His headline-grabbing memoir is officially a record-breaker in his homeland, and one of his recordings with the Smiths has been named the best album in history.…

  2. Courtney Love Telling Her 'Story' in New Autobiography

    October 21, 2013 8:18 PM EDT Morrissey isn't the only rocker getting in the autobiography game; add Courtney Love to that mix. The former Hole frontwoman and wife of Kurt Cobain will release her own memoir, published through Macmillan Publishers, later this year, Consequence of Sound reports . A posting on Amazon…

  3. Morrissey Book an Instant 'Classic,' Tops Charts

    October 18, 2013 12:00 PM EDT The new book by British singer Morrissey is a classic. It says so right on the cover. The memoir from the former frontman of The Smiths — titled simply "Autobiography" — is the first rock bio published under the venerable Penguin Classics imprint, home to Aeschylus, Jane Austen…

  4. Morrissey Opens Up About His Personal Life in Autobiography

    October 17, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Released only in the UK and Europe, Morrissey's tell-all contains no chapters and starts with a paragraph that lasts four-and-a-half pages Former Smiths frontman Morrissey opens up about his personal life in his new autobiography, revealing that he had a serious relationship with a man…

  5. Alternative Chart 25th Anniversary: Top 50 Artists, Most Top 10s, Most No. 1s & More

    September 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Alternative chart, which made its debut on Sept. 10, 1988 under the title "Modern Rock," we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top Alternative songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the…

  6. Johnny Marr Pours Cold Water on Smiths Reunion: Fans Need to ‘Find A Hobby’

    August 12, 2013 6:10 AM EDT Smiths fans, don’t hold your breath on a reunion. Johnny Marr has put another nail in the iconic British group’s coffin. The guitarist has told The Japan Times that followers of the Smiths had to face facts – there won’t be a “big happy ending.” And they ought to “go and find a hobby.” Marr…

  7. Eagles to Reopen the Forum

    July 30, 2013 8:21 PM EDT The band will play three concerts in January at the iconic venue, now owned by the Madison Square Garden Co. The Eagles will play three inaugural concerts when the Forum, Los Angeles' premier concert venue from the late 1960s until 1999, reopens in January. The Eagles, who played…

  8. Morrissey Cancels More South American Dates, Airs Frustrations

    July 20, 2013 11:11 PM EDT The tour dates have been "snuffed out," Morrissey writes. "Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us." The remainder of Morrissey's South American dates have been cancelled, the musician has announced via the blog True To You . "I am…

  9. Morrissey Apologizes for Scrapping South America Dates

    July 16, 2013 5:04 AM EDT Morrissey has apologized to fans in Peru and Chile for his latest tour cancellation. The iconic British singer’s tour of South America unravelled when he and his entourage came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning. The former Smiths frontman has issued an amusing statement on the fan…

  10. Morrissey Settles Smiths Song Dispute, Blasts Chef Gordon Ramsay

    July 10, 2013 6:39 AM EDT Morrissey has received £10,000 ($14,800) after a Smiths song was used without his permission to promote a British food program. And in typical fashion, the British singer has donated the cash to fund a campaign that slams foie gras -- and its distributors. U.K. commercial TV network Channel…

  11. Spiders From Mars Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies

    May 21, 2013 6:47 PM EDT Appeared on David Bowie's "Hunky Dory" and "Ziggy Stardust," among others, then spent decades in Uriah Heep Longtime Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder, who in the early 1970s backed David Bowie on a string of iconic glam rock albums, beginning with "Hunky…

  12. The National, 'Trouble Will Find Me': Track-By-Track Review

    May 16, 2013 10:55 AM EDT The National embody what a lot of people love in rock bands. It has to do with the concept of paying dues -- a rite of passage we love to see bands earn -- and the National are the definition of it. The Ohio indie rockers have been fighting the good fight since 1999 and didn't start…

  13. Coachella 2013: Stone Roses, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Light Up the Desert on Day 1

    April 13, 2013 8:44 AM EDT Daft Punk's album teaser, How to Destroy Angels, Tegan & Sara, Alt-J, Johnny Marr and more action onstage and backstage at California's massive music festival ŸAdditional reporting by Nicole Pajer COACHELLA 2013 • COACHELLA PHOTOS • Watch: Coachella Live Stream • Analysis:…

  14. Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts Following Margaret Thatcher's Death

    April 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Margaret Thatcher, the divisive former Prime Minister who died of a stroke on Monday afternoon, may have another musical footnote to her legacy next week: chart catalyst. A macabre Facebook campaign , titled "Make 'Ding dong the witch is dead' number 1 the week Thatcher dies…

  15. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blurted out, “We love Margaret Thatcher!” My…

  16. Morrissey Pens Scathing Obituary for Margaret Thatcher

    April 09, 2013 5:23 AM EDT Often, people end up glossing over the flaws of the recently departed, coating eulogies in a thick gloss sheen. Morrissey is not one of those people. The iconic indie rocker Monday released a scathing op-ed, written for The Daily Beast , about the passing of former British Prime Minister…

  17. Morrissey Prepping Hollywood High Concert Film

    March 29, 2013 9:50 PM EDT His March 2 performance will offer a taste of the former Smiths frontman's cancelled tour. Morrissey's latest tour may have been cut short due to health issues, but fans will get to see the singer in action soon.  Eagle Vision will release "Live in L.A.," a concert film…

  18. Morrissey Cancels Entire Tour Over Health Issues

    March 16, 2013 1:25 AM EDT Morrissey has canceled all remaining dates on his planned North American tour. Citing "medical reasons," a statement says the former Smiths frontman has chosen not to proceed with 22 planned dates across the U.S. The singer has been suffering from mounting health issues over…

  19. Morrissey Scolds Beyonce During L.A. Concert

    March 02, 2013 5:28 PM EST After insisting L.A.'s Staples Center go vegetarian for his show, Morrissey chided Beyonce for her choice of handbags once onstage on Friday. More than 25 years after the split of iconic British indie-rockers The Smiths, Morrissey remains one of the most intriguing figures in rock.…

  20. Jimmy Kimmel Extends Olive Branch to Morrissey

    February 28, 2013 10:18 AM EST Jimmy Kimmel still wants Morrissey to appear on his show despite the singer's last-minute cancellation -- and subsequent criticism of the late-night host. The former Smiths frontman and cult indie solo artist was due to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday but pulled out in protest…

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