Until this year's Gang Of Losers (their best effort yet), The Dears were never mentioned without a passing reference to The Smiths, and it?s a tagline they've usually embraced (while pointing to…   Read Story »
Now that we know what Brits wanna hear when they're dead, we're curious what the living are listening to. The busy pollsters at NME contacted a cross-section of the UK's student body in an effort to…   Read Story »
We know this is old news, but for the five of you who haven't read it yet ... hilarious:August 7th, 2006
Mash-up in the house, y'all! Some bedroom producer from Norway who calls himself Calvin…   Read Story »
One thing to know about Oslo: Most people are honest (except cabbies), friendly (except customs agents), extremely beautiful (no exceptions), and obsessed with the export of their arts. So Øya is…   Read Story »
Rolling Stone has a update on the ex-Smiths axeman's ongoing collaboration with Modest Mouse: it's become a full time gig!According to Brock, Marr?s membership is so unequivocal, he will tour with MM…   Read Story »
There has never been a Smiths cover better than the original. Yet, I always look forward to hearing new versions of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out." Here, from the new Q CD, is the latest…   Read Story »
On YouTube: BBC3 interprets the story of Easter using tunes by Manchester bands. Jesus (Darren Morfitt) performs "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at the last supper. Tim Booth plays Judas.
In this other…   Read Story »
No, not Jerry Garcia's toilet (sadly still MIA).
But rather I'm referring to Morrissey's sex drive, last seen in the dorm room of William (though, allegedly, it was really nothing). Lyrics on the…   Read Story »
Hear Ringleader Of The Tormentors at MozSpace. He's sorry about those Arctic Monkeys comments, noting the band's meteoritic rise is "just like the Smiths." Or just like Oasis, if you ask Noel…   Read Story »