It's time for another Smiths best-of comp; this time, it's a double-disc set that will be put out by Rhino Records. Let's put aside the "Paint A Vulgar Picture" jokes for a second and focus on the name of the compilation: Hang The DJ: The Very Best Of The Smiths.
You can take semi-literate gossip site TMZ's latest "'Memba Him?," which is about the former lead singer of popular "alternative/emo/indie" band the Smiths, in one of two ways: One, TMZ assumes that its readership is so Idiocratic that it's only able to identify members of the axis of celebrities...
Two of the Reno 911 guys are apparently concocting a musical based on the life and times of Stephen Patrick Morrissey. In response, the other ex-members of The State have sped up work on Everything's Coming Up Roddy!, their own musical based on the works of Aztec Camera.
Morrissey has turned down an inconcievable $75 million to engineer a Smiths reunion tour, citing the usual issues of pride, ongoing blood feud with Johnny Marr, act of God, blah blah. I will be more than happy to take his place in Morrissey drag for $30, $35 million tops.