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

    July 10, 2015 5:06 PM EDT 8.607 k 176 49 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 f ...

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

    July 03, 2015 1:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, Tr ...

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

    June 11, 2015 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 pa ...

  4. 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 ...

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

    April 14, 2015 2:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 earne ...

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

    April 06, 2015 4:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ,  Tilbu ...

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

    April 03, 2015 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, beg ...

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

    April 01, 2015 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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! ...

  9. 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 w ...

  10. Morrissey Cancels Show in Netherlands Due to Flu

    March 10, 2015 7:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 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  ...

  11. 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, a ...

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

    February 03, 2015 5:13 PM EST 0 0 0 '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 com ...

  13. 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 wee ...

  14. 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 pret ...

  15. 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 t ...

  16. 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 fi ...

  17. 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 a ...

  18. 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 sor ...

  19. 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 ...

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

    August 27, 2014 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Roll ...

  21. Morrissey Reportedly Compiles Ramones Best-Of

    August 27, 2014 5:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 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-list ...

  22. 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-li ...

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

    August 25, 2014 3:56 PM EDT 7 0 0 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 reluctantl ...

  24. Morrissey Slams Harvest Records As ‘Cheap’, Details ‘Mutual Mistrust’

    August 21, 2014 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Updated, 10:02 a.m., Aug. 21 : The Mancunian bard's newest record appears to have been removed from several digital services including Spotify, Amazon Prime and iTunes. The drama surrounding Morrissey’s U.S. label deal has taken another twist. ...

  25. Morrissey Wasn't Dropped By His Record Label

    August 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a rumor that picked up steam as it crisscrossed the world, Morrissey still has a record label. The incorrect assertion was first put forth by Morrissey fan site True to You . The bard himself has written for the site previously, giving its a ...

  26. Morrissey Dropped by Harvest Records

    August 10, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Morrissey has parted with Harvest Records less than a month after the Capitol imprint released his 10th studio album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business , according to Moz fan site True to You . "Morrissey is once again in search of a recor ...

  27. Morrissey Dropped by Harvest Records

    August 10, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Morrissey has parted with Harvest Records less than a month after the Capitol imprint released his 10th studio album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business , according to Moz fan site True to You . "Morrissey is once again in search of a recor ...

  28. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records, Fox News and Missing Planes in Latest Rant

    August 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT Morrissey is up on his soapbox yet again. In a statement posted to True to You, Morrissey began by praising a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” but quickly slipped into a sweeping, vitriolic and barely co ...

  29. Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records, Fox News and Missing Planes in Latest Rant

    August 06, 2014 2:15 PM EDT He also announced a tour date. Morrissey is up on his soapbox yet again. In a statement posted to True to You, Morrissey began by praising a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” but quickly slipped into a swe ...

  30. Morrissey Cancels Tour; Opener Kristeen Young Denies Getting Him Sick

    June 10, 2014 11:20 PM EDT Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour. According to a spokesperson, the former Smiths singer contracted a respiratory infection in Miami that resulted in a number of subsequent shows’ rescheduling. Today it was announced the infect ...

  31. Pamela Anderson Stars in New Morrissey Video

    June 02, 2014 10:41 AM EDT Morrissey has shared another spoken-word video to hype his forthcoming studio album "World Peace Is None Of Your Business." Morrissey stands atop Los Angeles' Capitol Records tower in the Natalie Johns-directed clip along with fello ...

  32. Morrissey Teams with PETA in Animated Video Against Factory Farmed Chickens

    May 19, 2014 9:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey has teamed with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in a new animated video soundtracked by his 1992 song "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday”.  The clip will be presented on his tour in support of his upcoming album, “Worl ...

  33. Morrissey's First Tweet Gains Him 170,000 New Twitter Followers

    May 15, 2014 9:25 PM EDT 1 1 0 When former Smiths frontman and indie-rock icon Morrissey tweeted for the first time Wednesday, he gained nearly 170,000 followers on the social network in 24 hours.  Since June 2009, The Moz’s Twitter account had been stagnant. Even so, he already ...

  34. Morrissey Rushed Onstage by Unruly Fans, Cuts San Jose Show Short (Video)

    May 08, 2014 6:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer invites admirers on-stage, then gets knocked down for his troubles. The former Smiths lead singer Morrissey inspires devotion in his fan base, often inviting members of the audience on-stage during a performance for a quick hug. Unfortunately ...

  35. Morrissey Announces New Album, 'World Peace is None of Your Business'

    March 07, 2014 9:32 PM EST 0 0 0 The album is "provisionally" slated for a June or July release The title of Morrissey's first album in five years references world peace, but it's not exactly a hopeful proclamation. Morrissey zine True to You has confirmed that ...

  36. Morrissey to Launch U.S. Tour: Full Dates

    February 13, 2014 1:40 PM EST Tom Jones and Cliff Richard will open at two of the shows; Moz will hit cities as diverse in size as New York City and Flint, Michigan during the 25-date tour After a series of ailments forced him to nix performances across the U.S. and South Ame ...

  37. Review of Morrissey Book Wins Hatchet Job Prize

    February 11, 2014 8:18 PM EST 0 0 0 A.A. Gill called the book "utterly devoid of insight, warmth, wisdom or likability" It was Morrissey who once sang: "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now." The former Smiths frontman may wish to replay the song. A savage review of ...

  38. New Signings: Morrissey Signs with Harvest Records, Warp Music Publishing Inks Death Grips, and More

    January 16, 2014 10:30 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Peter ...

  39. Morrissey Signs With Harvest Records, Will Release New Album in 2014

    January 15, 2014 2:26 PM EST 0 0 0 Two years ago, Morrissey was planning to retire in 2014. But Moz is humming a different tune these days, as he's just announced plans to release a new album this year. The so-far untitled studio set will come through a new label, Harvest Record ...

  40. Morrissey Writing a Novel, Working On New Album

    January 05, 2014 10:57 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey has a busy 2014 ahead. The musician announced that he is currently writing his first novel and is about to record a new album. He takes his first foray into fiction after releasingAutobiography last year, saying the title "has been mo ...

  41. Staples Center Reports Record Year for Concerts

    December 16, 2013 6:45 AM EST Sold-out, multiple-night stands by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Depeche Mode have made 2013 an unprecedented year for concerts at Staples Center. The 14-year-old venue in downtown Los Angeles, owned and operated by AEG, hosted 53 c ...

  42. Accounts of Morrissey's Homosexual Relationship Edited Out of U.S. Autobiography Release

    December 04, 2013 9:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey's aptly-named "Autobiography" makes its debut stateside this week, albeit with one hitch: deemphasizing his reported relationship with photographer Jake Owens Walters. The book, published in the U.S. by G.T. Putnam's So ...

  43. Morrissey Slams Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2013 8:22 AM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey doesn't care much for Thanksgiving. The British artist, animal-rights activist and staunch vegetarian has slammed the traditional American turkey feast. And he had a few choice words for President Obama. Morrissey serves up a tasty ra ...

  44. 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 h ...

  45. 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 t ...

  46. 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.” A ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 dist ...

  49. Producing Magic: Master Session with Steve Lillywhite at ASCAP Expo

    April 19, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Steve Lillywhite has worked on over 500 albums, including the first three U2 records and benchmark follow-ups like The Joshua Tree and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb . In some bit of twisted fate, he says he owes much of it to Ian Curtis. “ ...

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