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Morrissey at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, November 26, 2011
Morrissey Fans at the Shrine Auditorium, November 26, 2011

News

Nov 30, 2017

Morrissey has shared a new video for "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage." Robert Hales directed the clip, which features Morrissey performing the song in a TV studio as if on an old 1960s music show (such as Ready Steady Go!), complete with backing dancers and some dancing from Morrissey. More

Stream the New Album by Morrissey

Low in High School Out Now via BMG and Etienne

Nov 17, 2017

Morrissey released a new albumLow in High School, today via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now you can stream the whole thing below. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Marlon Williams, Chromeo, Morrissey, Superchunk, and More

Plus Elbow, Widowspeak, Mavis Staples, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 10, 2017

We haven't done a Songs of the Week post for a few weeks, due to various factors, but now we're back. This week we've got the first singles from the upcoming new albums by Marlon WilliamsChromeo, and Superchunk, as well as two covers (Widowspeak covering Neil Young and Elbow taking on The Beatles). More

Nov 07, 2017

Morrissey is releasing a new albumLow in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage," via a lyric video.  More

Morrissey Shares Lyric Video for New Song “I Wish You Lonely”

Low in High School Due Out November 17 via BMG and Etienne

Oct 25, 2017

Morrissey is releasing a new albumLow in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared a lyric video for another song from the album, "I Wish You Lonely." In the song he wishes the listener could experience just a little bit of loneliness he feels, to better understand him.  More

Watch: Morrissey – “Spent the Day in Bed” Video

Low in High School Due Out November 17 via BMG and Etienne

Oct 17, 2017

Morrissey is releasing a new album, Low in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Previously he shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed," and announced some American tour dates for this fall. He also stopped by the BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland to perform "Spent the Day in Bed." Now the song has a video. More

Watch Morrissey Perform “Spent the Day in Bed” on “Later… with Jools Holland”

Low in High School Due Out November 17 via BMG and Etienne

Oct 04, 2017

Morrissey is releasing a new albumLow in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Previously he shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed," and announced some American tour dates for this fall. Last night she stopped by the BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland to perform "Spent the Day in Bed." More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morrissey, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Angel Olsen, TORRES, Stars, Cults, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2017

We're back down to eight Songs of the Week, after promising last week to stick with a Top 10 for awhile. But it was a slow week for new tracks. Still, there were some clear gems this week, as you will see below, with an easy choice for top song.  More

Morrissey Announces American Tour Dates

Low in High School Due Out November 17 via BMG and Etienne

Sep 22, 2017

Morrissey is releasing a new albumLow in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Earlier this week he shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed." Now he has announced some American tour dates for this fall. More

Morrissey Shares New Song “Spent the Day in Bed,” Confirms Album Details

Low in High School Due Out November 17 via BMG and Etienne

Sep 19, 2017

Morrissey is releasing a new albumLow in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed."  More

Aug 22, 2017

Morrissey has announced a new album, Low in High School, due for release on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Morrissey recorded the album with producer Joe Chiccarelli (who also produced his last album, 2014's World Peace is None of Your Business). More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Changing Climates: An Interview with Marian Hill on the Environment

Plus Trump at G20, North Korea, Morrissey, Young Thug, and Will Butler

Jul 07, 2017

It's not been long since the President in all his wisdom announced his decision to withdraw America from the Paris Agreement on climate change. That will likely come up again during the G20 meeting (more below) but first we have duo Marian Hill demonstrating not everyone has to give up on the environment.  More

Jun 30, 2017

England is Mine is a new unauthorized biopic about a teenaged Morrissey before he formed the iconic Manchester band The Smiths in 1982. It mainly takes place in the 1970s and leads up to Stephen Morrissey meeting future Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Now the first trailer for the film has been shared. More

Morrissey Criticizes Theresa May and the Queen in a Statement on the Manchester Attacks

"Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims."

May 23, 2017

Morrissey grew up in Manchester, England, where his iconic band The Smiths was formed in 1982. Morrissey was in his hometown last night, celebrating his birthday, when he got word of last night's terrorist attack at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people.  More

Jan 18, 2017

OK Go may be known for their elaborate music videos, but they also haven't shied away from making political statements and have taken part in most of Under the Radar's politically themed special Protest Issues. More

The Smiths Announce New 7-Inch With Previously Unreleased Tracks

Includes Previously Unreleased Versions of “The Boy With the Thorn in His Side” and “Rubber Ring”

Nov 30, 2016

The Smiths are releasing a new 7-inch that includes two previously unreleased tracks. More

Morrissey Announces World Tour Dates

Includes Shows in America, Asia, Europe, and Australia

Jul 27, 2016

Morrissey has announced a Fall tour that will take him to various points of the globe. They include dates in America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and other Asian countries. The dates are below via True to YouMore

Morrissey Posts Bizarre Synopsis of “List of the Lost,” Plus Critics Slam the Debut Novel

Book Out Today in the U.K. via Penguin Books, Guardian Calls It a "turd of a book"

Sep 24, 2015

Back in 2013 Morrissey had previously written his autobiography, but today he has released his debut fiction novel, List of the Lost, via Penguin Books. Little was known about the book, beyond its cover art, but now Morrissey has posted to his official fan site True to You a synopsis/description of the book and it's a bit bizarre. Also the initial reviews from the U.K. book critics have been scathing.  More

Check Out Photos From Day Two of FYF Fest

Last Weekend in Los Angeles, CA

Aug 28, 2015

Last weekend Los Angeles hosted FYF Festival. Check out Robert Redfield’s gallery of images from day two featuring Belle and SebastianD’AngeloFKA twigsLaura Marling,Lower DensMac DeMarcoMorrisseySolangeToro Y MoiUnknown Mortal Orchestra.  More

Aug 26, 2015

Back in 2013 Morrissey had previously written his autobiography, but he is now releasing his debut fiction novel, List of the LostMore

Morrissey Gets Interviewed by Larry King and Performs “Kiss Me a Lot” on “James Corden”

He Discusses President Obama, Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, Cancer, Airport Security Groping, Depression, and the Music Industry

Aug 19, 2015

Morrissey has made two televised appearances. First he was interviewed by broadcasting legend Larry King for his online Larry King Now show. Morrissey doesn't do a lot of interviews and even less of them are on camera (this one is described as his first in-depth on camera interview in 10 years), so it's fascinating to watch. More

Aug 06, 2015

Morrissey has shared on his True to You website three demos of songs that appeared on his 2009 album Years of Refusal. More

Jun 26, 2015

Morrissey stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to perform "Kiss Me a Lot," a song from last year's World Peace is None of Your Business. More

Watch: Morrissey - “Kiss Me A Lot” Video

World Peace Is None of Your Business Out Now

Apr 06, 2015

Recently announcing plans for a North American tour this summer, Morrissey has premiered a brand new music video for his World Peace Is None of Your Business single, "Kiss Me A Lot." More

Morrissey Announces North American Tour

World Peace Is None of Your Business Out Now

Apr 03, 2015

After a bout of illness forced two tour cancellations last year behind his most recent LP World Peace Is None of Your BusinessMorrissey has announced plans for a third attempt at North America audiences this summer. More

Morrissey Announces New Tour Dates

Looking For New Distribution For World Peace Is None of Your Business

Aug 26, 2014

Looking to finally clean the slate of unnecessary drama and illness from his touring protocol, Morrissey has once again announced plans for a new round of live performances. More

Aug 06, 2014

Morrissey took to the internet to blast whomever wandered into his sights this time, which just so happen to be his record label, the British royal family, George W. Bush, and television in general. More

Stream Morrissey’s New Album

World Peace Is None Of Your Business Out July 15

Jul 07, 2014

The official release of Morrissey's tenth solo album is still a week away, but you can stream the album in full over at NPR. More

Listen: Morrissey - “The Bullfighter Dies”

World Peace Is None of Your Business Out July 15

Jun 16, 2014

Despite canceling yet another tour, Morrissey hasn't stopped the promotional train of his upcoming album World Peace Is None of Your Business. More

Listen: Morrissey - “Earth Is the Loneliest Planet”

World Peace Is None of Your Business Out July 15

Jun 03, 2014

Yesterday Morrissey shared a spoken word rendition of his World Peace Is None of Your Business track, "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet." More

Jun 02, 2014

Approaching the release of his tenth solo album World Peace Is None of Your BusinessMorrissey has been sharing a series of videos featuring spoken word renditions of his included compositions. More

Listen: Morrissey - “Istanbul”

World Peace Is None of Your Business Out July 15

May 20, 2014

Yesterday Morrissey shared spoken word versions of two tracks featured on his forthcoming new album World Peace Is None of Your Business. More

Watch: Morrissey - “The Bullfighter Dies” and “Istanbul” (Spoken Word Videos)

New Album World Peace Is None of Your Business Out July 15

May 19, 2014

Last week Morrissey debuted a promotional video for his upcoming LP World Peace Is None if Your Business by delivering the album's title track in spoken word. More

May 13, 2014

Not too long ago Morrissey announced the upcoming release of his tenth solo album, World Peace Is None of Your Business. More

May 09, 2014

Update: Pitchfork reports that a representative for Morrissey has given them the following statement: "Morrissey had nothing to do with this. As long as there was no sound bleed, Morrissey was completely fine with another show going on inside the same complex." After getting mobbed by fans onstage as his performance in San Jose, things got even weirder last night during Morrissey's newly launched North American tour.  More

Watch: Morrissey Play Three New Songs

Show Cut Short After Fan Stage Invasion

May 08, 2014

Last night, Morrissey cut his show in San Jose short after being knocked over by a fan that rushed the stage. The good news here is while the audience members might not have gotten their fifty bucks worth, the internet at large has gotten a taste of three new songs. More

Mar 28, 2014

You’ve probably already seeing the tracklist for the reissue of Morrissey’s Vauxhall And I. But wait, there's more.  More

Feb 13, 2014

Morrissey just announced an extensive U.S. tour. More

Morrissey Signs to Universal (via Harvest/Capitol)

Album Release Slated For Later This Year

Jan 15, 2014

After not having a label home for several years, Morrissey has signed to Universal Records. More

Watch Morrissey Perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

“People Are the Same Everywhere,” “Satellite of Love,” “Irish Blood, English Heart”

Dec 12, 2013

Last night, Morrissey performed at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert.  More

Nov 04, 2013

On Dec. 3 Morrissey's highly anticipated memoir Autobiography will receive U.S. distribution Dec. 3 via G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House. More

Oct 07, 2013

In case you weren't aware there exists a Tumblr titled This Charming Charlie, a blog that devotes itself entirely to taking classic Peanuts comic strips, taking out the original dialogue, and replacing it with lyrics by The Smiths. More

Watch: Morrissey Performs “Everyday Is Like Sunday” From Upcoming Concert Film

Morrissey 25: Live From Hollywood High in Theaters This Month

Aug 07, 2013

As previously reported Morrissey will be releasing a new concert film titled Morrissey 25: Live From Hollywood High. More

Jul 22, 2013

After illness caused him to cancel a string of shows in South America, Morrissey published a letter on True to You, his official fansite, apologizing for canceling the remainder of tour dates due to lack of funding. More

Watch: Morrissey – “Morrissey: 25 Live From Hollywood High” Trailer

Hits Theaters in the U.S. And Mexico This August

Jun 27, 2013

As previously announcedMorrissey is on the cusp of releasing his first ever authorized concert film—taken from his March 2 performance at Hollywood High School.  More

Morrissey Concert Film Arriving in Theaters This Summer

Morrissey 25: Live From Hollywood High

Jun 21, 2013

Morrissey has announced that he will release a new concert film in theaters in the U.S. and Mexico this August. More

Morrissey Takes a Stand Against Foie Gras

“It Isn’t Nice and You Shouldn’t Do It”

May 23, 2013

Yesterday was Morrissey’s fifty-fourth birthday. In case you forgot to get him a gift (Does Hallmark make a “Thank You For All the Ennui” card?), there’s still an item you can help check off his bucket list. More

Watch: Morrissey Plays “Colbert”

Performs "People Are the Same Everywhere"

Oct 10, 2012

Last night Morrissey braved an appearance on The Colbert Report. More

Oct 04, 2012

Last night, Morrissey stopped by Late Night With Jimmy FallonMore

Morrissey Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Visit Starts This October

Jun 18, 2012

Morrisssey has announced that a substantial trek through the U.S. set to begin this coming October. More

Morrissey to Reissue “Viva Hate”

Remastered Solo Debut Out March 26

Feb 16, 2012

On March 26 EMI has announced that it will reissue Morrissey's debut solo album Viva Hate. More

Morrissey Visits “Conan”

Plays "People are the Same Everywhere"

Nov 30, 2011

How Conan O'Brien managed to get Morrissey to appear on TV last night could be anyone's guess, because lord knows the former frontman of The Smiths doesn't do it often.  More

Nov 29, 2011

On Saturday, November 26, Morrissey performed at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. We sent photographer David Studarus down to cover the action. More

Nov 29, 2011

On Saturday, November 26, Morrissey performed at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. We sent photographer David Studarus down to cover the action. More

Morrissey Announces U.S./Mexico Tour Dates

This Charming Man Hits the Road

Sep 01, 2011

Morrissey has announced a string of November/December tour dates stretching through the U.S. and Mexico. We have the lineup.  More

Morrissey Attacked by Dog

Animal-loving Moz Can’t Catch a Break

Jul 12, 2011

Morrissey, known for his animal rights activism and vegan ways, has recently been attacked by a dog in England. More

Listen: Morrissey Debuts Three New Songs

Premiere Goes Down at BBC

Jun 15, 2011

Yesterday Morrissey stopped by BBC 2 radio show helmed by Janice Long yesterday to debut three new songs. More

Feb 22, 2011

Morrissey has announced the release of two previously unheard songs recorded during the making of his 1988 debut solo album, Viva Hate. More

Morrissey’s Bona Drag Reissue Set for Release

20th Anniversary Edition to contain unreleased tracks, new artwork.

Jul 14, 2010

Morrissey's 1990 compilation album Bona Drag will receive a 20th anniversary deluxe reissue treatment courtesy of EMI on September 27, according to Moz webzine True to You. More

Morrissey Posts an Apology/Thank You to Fans

Marketing for Swords Got Him Down

Dec 16, 2009

After a year filled with wild ups and downs including canceled shows, rude fans and health woes, Morrissey posted a eloquent year recap to fan magazine True to You. In it, he apologizes for the terrible marketing surrounding singles collection Swords, recaps his favorite tour moments, and laments life's "little woes" (including both personal, and music industry, health). We have his letter in full. More

Morrissey Has Fan Removed During Hamburg Performance

Yet Another Strange Morrissey Fan Experience

Nov 20, 2009

The legendary Morrissey recently called for the removal of a fan who reportedly reacted negatively to Morrissey's between-song banter. We have the video. More

Nov 09, 2009

Poor Moz...it's clearly not his year. Hot on the heels of his October 25 collapse during a show in Swindon, the moody troubadour canceled his Liverpool gig a mere two songs in after a fan threw a plastic bottle or cup, hitting him in the face. More

Morrissey Reveals B-Sides Compilation Cover, Tracklisting

Tours West Coast in November and December

Sep 25, 2009

The maudlin superstar known as Morrissey is releasing Swords, a B-sides compilation, October 26th in the U.K. through Polydor and November 3rd in the U.S. on Universal Music Enterprises. A deluxe edition of the LP amasses a second CD of live songs, including The Smiths' "You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby." That awkward and somewhat scared photo of Moz is the cover. More

News Roundup: Sigur Rós, The Dodos, Morrissey, Magnolia Electric Co.

Also Depeche Mode, Phil Spector, Farmer Dave

May 29, 2009

The Dodos, Farmer Dave Scher, Magnolia Electric Co. and Sigur Rós (in some incarnation or another) announce new albums and performances. Morrissey and Depeche Mode modify tour dates.  Phil Spector is sentenced. All right here, in the News Roundup. More

Coachella 2009 Kicks off With Strong Sets from Paul McCartney and Leonard Cohen

The Former Beatle Plays an Emotional Set on the Anniversary of His Wife's Passing

Apr 18, 2009

Coachella 2009 kicked off with strong sets from living legends Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney, as the crowd adjusted to a desert heat that was forecasted to get even hotter as the weekend went on. More

Coachella Day One Photos

View photos of Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen, Franz Ferdinand, Conor Oberst, Noah and the Whale, and others

Apr 18, 2009

Check out photos from Coachella day one (Friday, April 17, 2009) More



Reviews

Low in High School

Low in High School

BMG

Nov 17, 2017

Morrissey sure hasn't made things easy on us. As he stumbles, gracelessly, deeper into the 21st Century, the Pope of Mope has given his fans more than enough reason to wince each time they click on a news item about the one-time indie king: chances are he's made an incendiary, ill-thought-out political statement, or has canceled tour dates.  More

World Peace Is None of Your Business

World Peace Is None of Your Business

Harvest

Jul 16, 2014

Morrissey is one of those artists now—inarguably not in his peak era, still adored by an (incredibly, near-sycophantically) fervent fanbase, and still cranking out music with some degree of a predictable pace. He's one of those living legends, to some degree, iconic of an older form of popstar, iconic of an era of alternative and college radio to which many contemporary bands are indebted.  More

Morrissey at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

November 26th, 2011

Dec 01, 2011

Oh Morrissey. Has there been an artist since Elvis started swinging his hips that’s been the cause for so much cross-cultural appreciation? More

Coachella 2009 Day One

April 17th, 2009

Apr 18, 2009

Coachella 2009 kicked off with strong sets from living legends Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney, as the crowd adjusted to a desert heat that was forecasted to get even hotter as the weekend went on. More