1. Morrissey Hospitalized in Michigan

    January 26, 2013 4:45 AM EST The singer is 'undergoing tests,' with a pair of tour dates postponed Morrissey has been hospitalized in Royal Oak, Mich. According to a rep for the singer, he was admitted to the William Beaumont hospital, "where he is undergoing tests for a suspected bladder infection…

  2. Patti Smith Planning 'Just Kids' Memoir Sequel

    December 17, 2012 7:37 PM EST After winning a National Book Award for Nonfiction for her 2010 memoir "Just Kids" -- which focused on her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe -- Patti Smith is planning a sequel that will flesh out and add to the story. Smith tells Billboard the next book "is in more of the …

  3. Morrissey, Blur Among Headliners for Mexico's Vive Latino Fest

    December 04, 2012 6:20 PM EST Morrissey, Blur, Argentine ska legends Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the British band Underworld are among the artists confirmed for the massive Vive Latino festival, to be held at Mexico City's Foro Sol stadium March 14-17, 2013. Morrissey and Mexican indie band Enjambre…

  4. The Beat 10/16: PSY, Lady Gaga, Rihanna & Morrissey Go Topless

    October 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Welcome to the Tuesday, October 16 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. runs down the list…

  5. Morrissey Goes Shirtless, Inspires Rowdiness at NYC Show

    October 11, 2012 4:20 PM EDT "Are you feeling anything?" Morrissey asked the crowd on Wednesday night (October 10) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Are you still breathing? How the hell do you know?" The crowd was definitely feeling something: entranced, enthralled, and left wanting more --…

  6. Morrissey Talks Hillary Clinton, Ramones and Living in the Shadow of the Smiths

    October 04, 2012 3:30 PM EDT Morrissey gives Billboard updates on his latest projects, plus unfiltered opinions on everyone from Kirk Douglas to Sarah Palin Morrissey hasn't released an album in three years -- in fact, he's not even signed to a label, and has no home for his latest crop of songs. Yet the 53…

  7. Adam Ant Readies 'Analog-Sounding' Album for Early 2013 Release

    September 11, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Veteran singer-songwriter kicks off first North American tour in 17 years this week. Adam Ant promises that his forthcoming album, "Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter," is, like its title, "completely different form anything else I've…

  8. The Beat: Morrissey Sets Attendance Record, Jason Aldean Is No. 1

    July 19, 2012 4:45 PM EDT In today's episode of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, host Jonathan Brooks runs down the latest music news -- telling you who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the gorgeous streets of Venice Beach. In today's…

  9. Morrissey Says He'll Retire in 2 Years

    June 06, 2012 8:55 AM EDT After 30 years in the music business, former Smiths frontman and independent music luminary Morrissey revealed plans Friday to retire at the age of 55. The 53-year-old singer said that he wants to leave the business after "aging a lot recently." "I am slightly shocked to have…

  10. Hot Tours: Bob Seger, Guns N' Roses, Joe McElderry

    January 13, 2012 3:40 PM EST The legendary Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band lead the latest pack of Hot Tours with box office grosses reported from just one performance...at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets ranged from $45 to a top price of $250 for the sold out concert on Dec. 28th that drew 14,465 fans.…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: 'Glee,' Zac Brown Band, Kelly Clarkson

    December 16, 2011 10:05 AM EST 'SURVIVE' SURVIVES: Happy birthday, "I Will Survive." And, so you're back. The song first arrived on the 'KEEP' COMING BACK: SWEET SUCCESS: An act that scored four top 10s on Alternative Songs in the '90s makes its first Billboard chart appearance since…

  12. Morrissey's Libel Lawsuit Against NME Heading to Trial

    October 26, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is never one to shy away from bold proclamations, but he won't stand for publications putting words in his mouth. Morrissey Talks Label Drama & Book, Gaga & Madonna In 2007, one of the most popular U.K. music magazines, NME, linked the "Irish…

  13. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys to Honor George Harrison, Pitchfork Fest Comes to NYC

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Alicia Keys' Charity to Honor George Harrison Alicia Keys' charity will pay tribute to late Beatle guitarist George Harrison with a star-studded concert in New York City next month. Her charity, called…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Watch the Throne' Outrages Indie Retailers, Morrissey Slams Norway

    July 28, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne' Exclusives Have Retailers Up in Arms Jay-Z and Kanye West may be kings of hip-hop sales, but their decision to give iTunes and Best Buy exclusive windows to…

  15. Theophilus London Steps Out of Rap Mold With 'Timez'

    July 18, 2011 1:30 PM EDT The video for "Last Name London," the first single from Theophilus London's debut album, "Timez Are Weird These Days," bears a striking resemblance to the video for Michael Jackson's "Jam." The biggest difference between the two clips is that London --…

  16. Radiohead to Play Surprise Glastonbury Set Tonight

    June 24, 2011 11:24 AM EDT For the second year in a row, England's biggest band (arguably) -- Radiohead -- will make a surprise performance at Glastonbury Festival. Radiohead's rep has confirmed to NME that the band is indeeed tonight's secret act, taking the Park Stage at 8 p.m. BST. Radiohead Debuts…

  17. Billboard Bits: Arcade Fire Duets With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest, Drake Plays Bar Mitzvah

    May 09, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011: Arcade Fire Duet With Cyndi Lauper; The Strokes, Wilco, Lauryn Hill & More In addition to the more traditional jazz artists that dominated the lineup of the 42nd annual New Orleans…

  18. Billboard Bits: M.I.A. Becomes a Film Judge, OZZFest Offers 'Unholy' Marriages

    July 30, 2010 5:04 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. M.I.A. To Judge Amateur Films for Vimeo M.I.A. has signed on as a judge for the inaugural Vimeo Festival & Awards, which will launch in New York this October. The controversial singer will be judging amateur…

  19. Billboard Bits: KISS, Lady Gaga, Morrissey, RZA and more

    May 07, 2010 5:40 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip each day. Jane's Addiction did more than just debut its new lineup at the intimate Cinco de Mayo gig the band played in Los Angeles. Duff McKagen played his first gig as the band's newest bassist and the…

  20. Steve Lillywhite Seriously Seeking Simon's 'Idol' Seat

    March 05, 2010 8:37 AM EST Steve Lillywhite wants to "help America find the next Elvis Presley." And that's why the Grammy Award-winning producer -- with U2 , the Dave Matthews Band , Jason Mraz , Morrissey , the Rolling Stones , Phish and scores of others on his resume -- wants to be "American Idol…

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