Posts tagged "The Smiths"

Daft Punk Drop Surprise Remix Album: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Daft Punk has released a limited edition remixes album worldwide to iTunes, without warning. Human After All (Remixes), also featuring Basement Jaxx, Peaches and Justice, was first released in Japan in 2006. [HarderBloggerFaster] :: Morrissey has been dropped by Capitol/Harvest, just weeks after the release of World Peace Is None of

By: Christina Lee / August 11, 2014

Miley Cyrus Covers The Smiths At Belfast Concert: Watch

Imagine if Morrissey was actually on Twitter. Earlier this week, the social networking site had verified the account @itsmorrissey to be official, only for the former Smiths frontman (and subject of a forthcoming biopic) to issue a statement saying otherwise. “I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware…

By: Christina Lee / May 20, 2014

Morrissey Biopic ‘Steven’ Announced, Movie To Focus On His Younger, Pre-Smiths Days

"I'm so glad to grow older, to move away from those awful times," poetic pop grump Morrissey crooned in "Break Up The Family," an album track off his 1988 solo debut Viva Hate. Alas, the producers of 2013 Academy Award-nominated short The Voorman Problem, Honlodge, plan to zero on those pre-fame days of Moz's youth…

By: Robbie Daw / May 8, 2014

Idolator Book Club: ‘Mad World’ (And Our ’80s Playlist) Offers Your Ultimate Flashback Friday

Two decades before YouTube altered the way we ingest music videos, a fledgling cable channel out of New York called MTV launched in late summer 1981, offering visuals from pop artists 24/7. The only programming problem was that most American acts weren't yet up to speed on shooting videos to accompany their singles, and so…

By: Robbie Daw / April 25, 2014

PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Gets One Step Closer To Taking Over The World’s Airwaves: Morning Mix

:: PSY's smash "Gangnam Style" continues its global domination by topping the UK singles chart. America, get ready. [Official Charts Company] :: The BET network has responded to the violence that broke out between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy's camps during the taping of the Hip-Hop Awards by noting that the company "works very hard…

By: Robbie Daw / October 1, 2012

‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Soundtrack Channels ’70s, ’80s & ’90s Angst

We'd say the makers of upcoming film The Perks Of Being A Wallflower have the soundtrack almost right. (It's out on the super-crowded release day of September 18.) The 1999 cult hit novel by Stephen Chbosky takes place over the 1991-1992 school year, so college radio classics like The Smiths' "Asleep", XTC's "Dear God", New

By: Robbie Daw / August 20, 2012

Weather Channel Gives Smooth Jazz A Pretty Crappy Forecast

The saxy smooth sounds that accompanied the Weather Channel's Local On The 8s forecast breaks became so synonymous with the cable network's identity, there were even Weather Channel-branded CD compilations. But it's a new day, and the sultrier side of jazz is being abandoned by program directors en masse--and the Weather Channel, no stranger to…

By: Maura / July 6, 2009

Which Classic Albums Most Deserve To Be Re-Imagined In A Live Setting?

Tomorrow I'll be tripping down to Philadelphia to attend The Roots Picnic, an all-day affair masterminded by Jimmy Fallon's sidemen (haha, jk guys) and featuring two sets by the band; TV On The Radio, Santigold, and Antibalas are also on the bill. But perhaps the most intriguing part of the day's festivities will be the…

By: Maura / June 5, 2009

Tough Break, Denizens Of The Coachella Message Board!

Just as quickly as The Sun created a frenzy on the Coachella rumor front with an article proclaiming that the Smiths were close to reuniting for this year's festival, NME comes along to dash those hopes with a post proclaiming that neither the band nor the festival were in negotiations.

By: Dan Gibson / October 24, 2008

Run-DMC And Slayer Will Not Be Performing Together At Next Year’s Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Metallica, Run-DMC, the Stooges, War, and Bobby Womack are this year's nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; five of them will be inducted next April after balloting concludes in January. This year's list of nominees is almost more notable for…

By: Maura / September 22, 2008

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.

By: Maura / August 29, 2008

The Coachella Of Tribute Acts Hits Southern California

Sure, I guess you could insist on seeing the actual bands instead, but if you enjoy low ticket prices and remarkable simulations of your favorite '80s New Wave acts, you may want to visit the Los Angeles-adjacent Gibson Amphitheater on June 21 for the Save New Wave festival. What you're saving "new wave" from i…

By: Dan Gibson / June 6, 2008

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...

By: Maura / April 15, 2008

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.

By: jharv / September 6, 2007

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.

By: jharv / August 23, 2007