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Morrissey releasing new album in March 2020

Morrissey releasing new album in March 2020

Morrissey will release his new album in March 2020. The 60-year-old musician is set to drop his 13th solo record ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ – the follow-up to this year’s ‘California Son’ – next spring, and it’s said the LP marks the end of his contract with BMG Records. According to his website Morrissey Central, he described the album as: "Th... »

Johnny Marr quashes Smiths reunion rumour

Johnny Marr quashes Smiths reunion rumour

Johnny Marr has quashed rumours The Smiths are set to reunite. Earlier this week, a fan sparked speculation the legendary band – who split up in 1987 – were "closer than ever" to making a return, but when another fan asked the guitarist if the gossip was true, he made a quip comparing his former bandmate, frontman Morrissey, who is pro-Brexit, to the leader of the Brexit Part... »

Noel Gallagher wants to work with Morrissey despite his stance on politics

Noel Gallagher wants to work with Morrissey despite his stance on politics

Noel Gallagher insists Morrissey’s controversial political opinions wouldn’t stop him collaborating with him. The 52-year-old ex-Oasis star has made no secret of the fact he wants to write a song with the 60-year-old former Smiths frontman, and he says he doesn’t care what he’s been saying because all that matters is that he’s "got a great voice". The ‘... »

Noel Gallagher drops new single inspired by The Smiths

Noel Gallagher drops new single inspired by The Smiths

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ new single ‘A Dream Is All You Need To Get By’ is inspired by The Smiths. The next track taken from the ‘This Is The Place’ EP is intended to sound like one of the many "iconic B-sides" by the legendary Manchester band, but Noel has admitted it would never be "as good" as Morrissey and co. The former Oasis ... »

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 ... »

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