1. Morrissey Walks Off Mid-Concert in Tucson After Losing Voice

    April 12, 2017 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Black-on-the-inside singer  Morrissey  cut his Tucson, AZ concert short on Monday night (Apr. 10) after losing his voice during the performance. The frontman was performing “Everyday Is Like Sunday” when he suddenly walked off the stage after strain ...

  2. Check Out Morrissey's Questionable 'Black Is How I Feel on the Inside' T-Shirt

    March 16, 2017 5:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey has previously made vocal his admiration for author and civil rights activist James Baldwin via his autobiography and stage projections in past concerts, but his latest act of appreciation might be his boldest and most questionable yet. [r ...

  3. Morrissey Announces First 2017 Headlining Gig By Trolling President Trump

    February 01, 2017 10:28 AM EST 0 0 2 Surely you didn't think that  Morrissey would line up behind President Donald Trump.  If you didn't before, let his latest announcement convince you. When the notoriously cranky former Smiths singer announced his first gig of 2017 -- a hea ...

  4. Morrissey Pens Letter to GM CEO Encouraging Vegan Leather in 'Eco-Friendly' Cars

    November 22, 2016 6:37 PM EST 0 0 0 "More and more people are opting for vegan leather for the sake of both cows and the environment." Morrissey is performing in Detroit on Wednesday night and ahead of his show he's taking the opportunity to ask General Motors to offer ...

  5. Johnny Marr Reflects on Smiths Reunion Talk: It Was a 'Very Real Prospect' in 2008

    October 31, 2016 5:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 There is a light that never goes out inside every Smiths fan: the thought of the British indie legends reuniting. And it almost happened.  Guitarist and co-songwriter Johnny Marr shared an extract from his upcoming memoir Set The Boy Free with The G ...

  6. Morrissey Addresses Police Brutality, Factory Farming (But Not the Election) at Brooklyn Show: Recap

    September 25, 2016 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 It would almost be too easy for Morrissey to get on stage these days and talk current events. Since his time fronting The Smiths, the pompadoured god of British indie rock has been obsessed with the absurdity, vulgarity, and cruelty of mankind. All ...

  7. Play The Smiths' 'Meat Is Murder' Slaughterhouse Video Game

    August 11, 2016 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey  wants you to turn your back on meat, and play video games instead.  The British singer, songwriter, novelist and animal rights activist has backed the launch of  The Beautiful Creature Must Die, a game set to an 8-bit version of the  Smit ...

  8. Morrissey Pays Tribute to Prince, 'The Royal That People Love'

    April 25, 2016 12:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 Morrissey is no fan of the British Monarchy, but there’s a member of “royalty” he always had a soft spot for: Prince .  The former Smiths frontman has paid tribute to the late music superstar -- who like himself was a vegan and animals rights activi ...

  9. Singer Morrissey's Debut Novel Wins 'Bad Sex' Prize

    Singer Morrissey's Debut Novel Wins 'Bad Sex' Prize

    December 09, 2015 1:20 PM EST 0 0 0 He may have won over generations of young people with his music, and he's even won songwriting awards, but Morrissey has now been panned for his writing. He has been named by Britain's Literary Revie reuters news , 5minmedia , Reuters , Mo ...

  10. Who Said It: Morrissey or Donald Trump? Take Our Quiz

    December 02, 2015 5:24 PM EST 0 0 0 On Tuesday,  Morrissey compared the security at San Francisco International Airport to ISIS . The former Smiths frontman alleged he had been groped by an inspector back in July , but claiming "it is unlikely ISIS would stoop so low" -- esp ...

  11. Morrissey Likens San Francisco Airport Security to ISIS (Yes, Really)

    December 02, 2015 10:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Earlier this week, Thom Yorke compared YouTube practices to Nazi war plundering . In the latest bit of paranoid rock dudes comparing apples to oranges, Morrissey has gone ahead and likened the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the San ...

  12. Morrissey Wins Annual 'Literary Review Bad Sex' Award

    December 01, 2015 6:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Maybe he should have stuck to writing songs. Former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex. The award that writers don't want to get was given on Tuesday (Dec. 1) at a gala cere ...

  13. Morrissey Claims Universal Is Blocking His Paris Tribute Single; Universal Denies It

    November 24, 2015 12:16 PM EST 0 0 0 UPDATE: Universal Music UK sent the below statement to Billboard regarding Morrissey's claim that it blocked him from releasing his 2009 song "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" as a charity single for the victims of the Paris at ...

  14. Australian Government Responds to Morrissey's Criticism of Feral Cat Killing

    October 14, 2015 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Aug. 28, Morrissey wrote a scathing post on his website True to You criticizing the Australian government’s decision to exterminate two million feral cats . Aussie threatened species commissioner Gregory Andrews has responded to the cantankerous ...

  15. Morrissey's Novel Is Out & the Reviews Are Bad

    September 24, 2015 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Guardian’s Michael Hann calls it “an unpolished turd of a book” and the Daily Beast’s Nico Hines dubs it “a bizarre, misogynistic ramble.” Penguin released Morrissey’s Autobiography in 2013, and today (Sept. 24), the venerable publishing house i ...

  16. Morrissey Claims He Was 'Groped' by San Francisco Airport Security

    July 30, 2015 4:25 PM EDT In a recent blog post, Morrissey alleges that an airport security officer at San Francisco International Airport groped his crotch on Monday. "Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an 'air ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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! ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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  ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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. ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

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