The Smiths

  1. Morrissey's Memoir to Be Published in U.S.

    October 29, 2013 1:24 PM EDT The Morrissey memoir show will soon arrive in the U.S. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that Morrissey's "Autobiography" has been acquired jointly by three of its imprints. G.P. Putnam's Sons will publish the hardcover ...

  2. U.K. PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla Calls For Stronger Gov't Support, British Prime Minister David Cameron Chimes In

    June 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT The pertinent issue of stronger government support for the music and creative industries was addressed from two opposing viewpoints in London on Wednesday (June 5). Speaking at the annual general meeting of U.K. licensing body PPL, which took pl ...

  3. Backbeat: Johnny Marr, Best Coast Rock Ray Ban Party

    October 17, 2011 12:07 PM EDT Last Thursday, Ray Ban hosted a party at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side to celebrate its "Raw Sounds" project. The event featured performances by Johnny Marr and the Healers , Best Coast , Mona , and Au Revoir Simon ...

  4. Morrissey Talks Label Drama, Touring, Lady Gaga

    July 15, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Unsurprisingly, Steven Patrick Morrissey has a bone to pick. It's been nearly two and half years since the influential baritone crooner's last album, "Years of Refusal" (Decca/Universal), and between then and now, the former Sm ...

  5. Tw1tterband: Form, Record Through Twitter

    March 04, 2011 2:17 PM EST I guess it was only a matter of time. A group of musicians (and non-musicians), all of whom have never actually meet in person have found each other via Twitter and formed a band. Tw1tterband . The brainchild of one Richard Newman, the idea took s ...

  6. Johnny Marr, Former Smiths Guitarist and 'Inception' Collaborator, Planning Two Solo Albums

    February 28, 2011 4:25 PM EST Johnny Marr onstage in London, 2009 (Photo: Redferns) Johnny Marr, former songwriter and guitarist in the Smiths, is planning a return to frontman status. After stints performing with Cribs and Modest Mouse, Marr told Billboard that he plans to re ...

  7. Freebass Drops 4-Track EP, Sets Album Date

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Over five years on from the project first being announced, Freebass -- the alternative rock super group comprising Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of ...

  8. Morrissey Leaves Hospital After On-Stage Collapse

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey, the former singer in U.K. band The Smiths, has left hospital after spending the night there as a precautionary measure after collapsing on stage, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 50-year-old was taken to a Swindon hospital after sufferi ...

  9. UMPG Re-Signs Johnny Marr

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has confirmed the re-signing of Johnny Marr to a long-term, global publishing agreement, covering all the songs co-written for the Smiths. The Smiths' four studio albums, singles and other album-length release ...

  10. Hook Sets Freebass Release Date

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Freebass, the alternative rock supergroup formed by former Joy Division/New Order bass player Peter Hook, Mani from the Stone Roses/Primal Scream and Andy Rourke of The Smiths, is planning to release their as-yet-untitled debut album in March 2009 ...

  11. Marr Signs To Chrysalis Music

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST British independent firm Chrysalis Music has signed Johnny Marr to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement, unveiled today, covers all future works and a wealth of earlier material, including efforts with Crowded House and Modest Mouse, his col ...

  12. Morrissey Rewards Diehards, Quashes Smiths Reunion

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey is taking special care of his most devoted fans on his upcoming fall North American tour, which, as previously reported, begins Sept. 20 in Tijuana, Mexico. A number of special opportunities have been created for multiple-night runs in L ...

  13. GLOBAL PULSE: BORN IN EUROPE

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Damon Gough has admitted hitting an artistic "wall" while recording his fifth album as Badly Drawn Boy, "Born in the U.K." (EMI). In summer 2005, the singer/songwriter abandoned sessions with producer Damon Gough has admitted h ...

  14. Morrissey

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seven years since his last album, the former Smiths front man is still the same old Morrissey. Seven years since his last album, the former Smiths front man is still the same old Morrissey. News Morrissey ...