The Smiths

Daft Punk Drop Surprise Remix Album: Morning Mix

Christina Lee | August 11, 2014 - 5:00 am

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 WorldMore »

Miley Cyrus Covers The Smiths At Belfast Concert: Watch

Christina Lee | May 20, 2014 - 9:36 am

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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | May 8, 2014 - 12:06 pm

“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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | April 25, 2014 - 7:54 am

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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | October 1, 2012 - 5:00 am

:: 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… More »

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

Robbie Daw | August 20, 2012 - 1:37 pm

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”, NewMore »

Weather Channel Gives Smooth Jazz A Pretty Crappy Forecast

Maura | July 6, 2009 - 3:00 pm

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… More »

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

Maura | June 5, 2009 - 6:00 pm

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… More »

Tough Break, Denizens Of The Coachella Message Board!

Dan Gibson | October 24, 2008 - 12:30 pm

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. … More »

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

Maura | September 22, 2008 - 11:30 am

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… More »

Maura | August 29, 2008 - 9:15 am

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. More »

The Coachella Of Tribute Acts Hits Southern California

Dan Gibson | June 6, 2008 - 4:30 am

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 is… More »

Maura | April 15, 2008 - 4:30 am

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… More »

jharv | September 6, 2007 - 12:46 pm

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. More »

jharv | August 23, 2007 - 4:05 am

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. More »