1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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. “U ...

  21. 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 blur ...

  22. 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 th ...

  23. 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 s ...

  24. Morrissey Tour Resumes With Added Dates

    February 25, 2013 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Morrissey has recovered from a bleeding ulcer and has announced he'll resume his North American tour on Wednesday (Feb. 27) in San Diego, following a stop at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" the night before. The move amounts to a rescheduling of ...

  25. Staples Center to Go All Vegetarian for Morrissey Show

    February 18, 2013 3:30 PM EST Morrissey's upcoming concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center will mark the first time the 20,000-capacity venue goes all-vegetarian. All vendors at the March 1 show were mandated to ban "flesh as food" by the singer, a long-time ...

  26. Morrissey Cancels Tour Dates Due to Bleeding Ulcer

    January 27, 2013 7:05 PM EST Singer expected to make full recovery in two weeks' time Morrissey has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer after being hospitalized in Royal Oak, Mich. last week. According to a rep for the singer, the 53-year-old is expected to make a full ...

  27. Morrissey Hospitalized in Michigan

    January 26, 2013 4:45 AM EST 2.659 k 202 0 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 underg ...

  28. 2013 Grammy Awards: Latin Album Nominations

    December 21, 2012 11:09 AM EST whether multicultural or region-specific, the contenders for top honors all struck a chord BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM Campo Campo LABEL: Bizarro Records PRODUCERS: Juan Campodónico, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel ENGINEERS/MIX ...

  29. Patti Smith Planning 'Just Kids' Memoir Sequel

    December 17, 2012 7:37 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Bill ...

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  31. Goldenvoice To Operate L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium

    December 11, 2012 3:10 PM EST Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles based music promoter, today announced it will assume all booking and operations of the historic Shrine Auditorium and adjacent Expo Hall following an agreement with Al Malaikah Shriner's Temple. Goldenvoice, which ...

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

    December 04, 2012 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 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, 201 ...

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

    October 16, 2012 4:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 to ...

  34. Morrissey Goes Shirtless, Inspires Rowdiness at NYC Show

    October 11, 2012 4:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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: entr ...

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

    October 04, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    September 11, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, "complet ...

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

    July 19, 2012 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 s ...

  38. The Beat 7/19: Morrissey Sets Attendance Record, Jason Aldean at No. 1

    The Beat 7/19: Morrissey Sets Attendance Record, Jason Aldean at No. 1

    July 19, 2012 4:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 7/19: Morrissey Sets Attendance Record, Jason Aldean at No. 1 quadrophenia , Elton John , jonathan brooks , Jason Aldean , the who , Pink , Billboard , Morrissey , Carly Rae Jepsen , The Beat Videos Jason Aldean Billboard Carly Rae Jepsen E ...

  39. Road Work: June 30, 2012

    June 21, 2012 4:40 PM EDT Jersey boys: In 2011, New Jersey's Real Estate released "Days," the band's second album and first for Domino. Returning from a European trek, the act will perform at Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on July 15 and make i ...

  40. Morrissey Says He'll Retire in 2 Years

    June 06, 2012 8:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

  41. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Radiohead: Asia Sees More Live Music Than Ever

    April 23, 2012 7:44 AM EDT KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- When Lady Gaga launches her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on what is expected to be an elaborate castle-like stage, fans in Asia will be the first to see it. The singer leads off ...

  42. Buck Owens, M83 Among Record Store Day Releases

    March 01, 2012 11:55 AM EST With Record Store Day less than two months away, the details of exclusive releases, re-packaged re-issues and creative collections have started leaking out, with much more to come over the next seven weeks. Maybe the most intriguing of the announc ...

  43. Live Nation Added Managers, Promoters, Ticketing Companies, More in 2011 Acquisition Spree

    February 24, 2012 3:00 PM EST Live Nation continued its acquisition spree in 2011 by adding to its promotion, management, ticketing and ecommerce divisions. The company's 2011 annual report offers a detailed look at how the multi-faceted music giant got bigger last year. ...

  44. Backbeat: Windish Agency, Ticketfly Throw L.A. Taco Party For Touring Execs @ New Echo Park Digs

    February 06, 2012 12:07 PM EST The Windish Agency president Tom Windish (left) welcomes the company's Chicago-based booking agent Sam Hunt to the firm's Los Angeles office in Echo Park, which opened last year. The new office is conveniently just steps away from Los An ...

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

    January 13, 2012 3:40 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    December 16, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 '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 make ...

  47. Backbeat: Dave Navarro, Members of Weezer, Slayer, Slipknot Rock L.A. Charity Event @ Avalon

    December 05, 2011 7:45 AM EST Left to right: Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Keith Emerson; manager Andy Gould (Rob Zombie, Pantera, Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, Morrissey); Pinnacle Entertainment's John Dittmar; Nico Network Marketing & Events founder Nico Golf ...

  48. Morrissey's Libel Lawsuit Against NME Over Anti-Immigrant Statements Heading to Trial

    October 26, 2011 12:17 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 ...

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

    October 26, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

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

    October 12, 2011 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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