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Green Day to release new music next week?

Green Day to release new music next week?

Green Day are reportedly releasing new music next week. Kerrang! Breakfast radio host Sophie K made the announcement on the show and simply shared the date and time of "July 19th, 5pm". Thew music will mark the first from the punk rock band since 2016′s Revolution Radio. Although frontman Billie Joe Armstrong recently made an appearance on Morrissey’s cover of The Fifth Dimen... »

Johnny Marr wants to reunite with Bernard Sumner

Johnny Marr wants to reunite with Bernard Sumner

Johnny Marr wants to reunite with Bernard Sumner to make music together "in the future". The 55-year-old musician teamed up with the New Order and Joy Division rocker in the 90s to form alternative dance supergroup Electronic, and has now said he’d love to get back in the studio with Bernard, as well as New Order’s other members Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert. He said: &q... »

Johnny Marr isn’t worried about Morrissey harming The Smiths’ legacy

Johnny Marr isn’t worried about Morrissey harming The Smiths’ legacy

Johnny Marr is "not worried" about the backlash against his former bandmate Morrissey’s political beliefs affecting the legacy of The Smiths. Morrissey’s albums have been withdrawn from sale at Cardiff’s Spillers Records, the world’s oldest record shop, due to his support for the far-right political party For Britain and posters advertising his new solo LP ‘... »

Andy Rourke: The world needs colourful characters like Morrissey

Andy Rourke: The world needs colourful characters like Morrissey

Andy Rourke says the world needs "colourful characters" like his old bandmate Morrissey. The 55-year-old bassist co-founded The Smiths with frontman Morrissey in Manchester in 1982, and he has admitted the music industry would be "boring" without "controversial" people like the ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ singer – who is known for his forthright opinio... »

Andy Rourke drops debut single from new band Blitz Vega

Andy Rourke drops debut single from new band Blitz Vega

Andy Rourke has formed the new band Blitz Vega with British musician KAV. The former Smiths bassist has joined forces with the Los Angeles-based frontman – who helped reunite Manchester band Happy Mondays in 2004, and toured with Shaun Ryder and co for four years – for the new project, which according to a press release, sees the pair deliver "big driving tracks, guitar hooks, hea... »

Morrissey axes gigs after ‘medical emergency’

Morrissey axes gigs after ‘medical emergency’

Morrissey has been forced to axe shows in Canada, due to a "medical emergency". The former Smiths star postponed two shows in Vancouver scheduled for Sunday (14.04.19) and Monday (15.04.19), with the gigs now set to take place on the same dates in October, after a mystery "accident" which "occurred" whilst he was travelling in Europe. The singer/songwriter is said to ... »

Billie Joe Armstrong ‘honoured’ to work with Morrissey

Billie Joe Armstrong ‘honoured’ to work with Morrissey

Billie Joe Armstrong thinks it was an "honour" to work with Morrissey. The Green Day frontman has teamed up with the ‘Last of the Famous International Playboys’ hitmaker to record a version of The Fifth Dimension’s ‘Wedding Bell Blues’ for the former Smiths singer’s upcoming covers album ‘California Son’ and he’s thanked his collabora... »

Morrissey announces covers album ‘California Son’

Morrissey announces covers album ‘California Son’

Morrissey has announced plans for a covers album. The former Smiths frontman had confirmed he will be releasing a collection – titled ‘California Son’ – featuring tracks by the likes of Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. The tracklist for the record was unveiled by the singer on his official website late on Wednesday (05.12.18), and the LP has been produced by freque... »

Morrissey mobbed on stage

Morrissey mobbed on stage

Morrissey had to cut short his concert in San Diego after fans stormed the stage. The former Smiths star was playing his 1988 song ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ at the Copley Symphony Hall over the weekend, but a stage invasion during the encore meant the 59-year-old singer was rushed off by security. His manager Peter Katsis has hit back at claims Morrissey was under threat or that any of... »

Jonah Hill reveals email exchange with ‘best friend’ Morrissey

Jonah Hill reveals email exchange with ‘best friend’ Morrissey

Jonah Hill wrote a personal letter to Morrissey to convince him to write a song for his directorial debut. The 34-year-old actor helmed the new comedy-drama ‘Mid90s’, and Jonah has revealed how he convinced one of his musical heroes to contribute to the project. He shared: "We didn’t have money and the soundtrack is crazy. We had no money, so I had to write letters to all of... »

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