Johnny Marr Addresses Homelessness on New Song and Video “The Priest”

Spoken Word Track Features Maxine Peake, Video Features Molly Windsor

Dec 11, 2017

Johnny Marr has shared a new song, "The Priest," via a video for the song. It's a spoken word track featuring British actress Maxine Peake and it tackles homelessness. Marr co-directed the video, which features English actress Molly Windsor as she plays the part of a homeless girl while mouthing the lyrics.  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

The Smiths Share Previously Unreleased Demo Version of “I Know It’s Over”

The Queen Is Dead Deluxe Edition Due Out October 20 via Warner Bros.

Oct 05, 2017

The Smiths are releasing a deluxe reissue of their 1986 classic album The Queen Is Dead on October 20 via Warner Bros. The 5xLP box set includes a remastered version of the original album, previously unreleased demos, B-sides, a 1986 concert from Boston, and a DVD featuring Derek Jarman's The Queen Is Dead film.  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

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

Jun 19, 2017

Britpop outliers and survivors Super Furry Animals are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1997 sophomore album Radiator with a 20th anniversary reissue. It comes out July 20 via BMG and comes with 30 bonus tracks, including the album's B-sides, demos, the Ice Hockey Hair EP, and other rarities. 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

The Shins Cover The Smiths’ “Panic”

Heartworms Out Now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia

May 03, 2017

The Shins released a new albumHeartwormsin March via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. The band has already shared four songs from the album: "Dead Alive," "Name For You," "Mildenhall," and "Painting a Hole," as well as two separate videos for two separate versions of "Name For You." More

Apr 19, 2017

Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their new albumTeens of Denial, last year via Matador. Last night, in between performing at Coachella's two weekends, Car Seat Headrest stopped by Conan to perform "Unforgiving Girl (She's Not An)." 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

Watch The Last Shadow Puppets Cover The Smiths with Johnny Marr

Plus They Covered The Fall and Recently Improvised a Song About Tame Impala

Jul 11, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets (the duo of Miles Kane and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner) released their long-awaited sophomore album, Everything You've Come to Expect, back in April via Domino. Last night at their show in Manchester they covered The Smiths' "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" with The Smiths' own Johnny Marr on guitar.  More

Feb 11, 2016

It's a bit strange for there to be a new Jeff Buckley video, especially as it's for an unreleased cover of The Smiths' "I Know It's Over" that Buckley probably never intended for release. Buckley only released one full-length studio album, 1994's Grace, before his tragic passing in 1997. Since then various Buckley recordings have been posthumously released and on March 16 a new album of previously unreleased Buckley recordings, You and I, is due out.  More

James Franco’s Band Daddy Shares “You Are Mine,” Which Features The Smiths’ Andy Rourke

Let Me Get What I Want Inspired by The Smiths and Due Out in the Spring

Dec 16, 2015

Actor/director/writer/artist James Franco and his former art school classmate Tim O'Keefe have teamed up as Daddy. The duo is putting out a film and album, Let Me Get What I Want, inspired by The Smiths (it's due out in the spring via Kobalt/We Are Daddy).  More

The Smiths, Janet Jackson, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, etc. Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Chic, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Yes, Los Lobos, and Others Also Nominated

Oct 08, 2015

Nominees for the 2016 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced. They include The Smiths, Janet Jackson, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, Chic, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Yes, Los Lobos, Steve Miller, Deep Purple, The Cars, and others.  More

Jul 27, 2011

Smiths Fans Rejoice! (Or roll your eyes at the following consumerist announcement.) The Smiths are releasing a massive box set. We have the details. 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

Edwyn Collins’ New Album to Feature The Drums, Franz Ferdinand, and Johnny Marr

First Record Since Suffering Double Brain Hemorrhage Features Star-Studded Supporting Cast

Jun 14, 2010

Ex-Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins is set to release his first album since suffering a double brain hemorrhage in 2005. The supporting cast for the album, titled Losing Sleep, includes indie luminaries Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand, The Drums, Ryan Jarman of The Cribs, Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, and Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera More


The Queen is Dead (Deluxe Edition)

The Queen is Dead (Deluxe Edition)

Warner Bros.

Nov 03, 2017

There's not much left to say about The Queen is Dead, arguably the high point of The Smiths' formidable catalog, that hasn't been written before. Nevertheless, the notable thing about this reissue is the previously unreleased material on the bonus discs, which is enough to entice the interest of long-time fans who thought they'd heard everything there is to hear. More