Morrissey

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‘The Queen’s gone round the bend!’ – HM in pop, from the Smiths to Slowthai to the Stone Roses
She’s been called a fascist, a parasite and a pretty nice girl who doesn’t have a lot to say. So are all pop songs about the monarch treasonous? And are they really directed at her?

Dorian Lynskey

01, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Johnny Marr: ‘When I play Smiths songs I experience this huge wave of elation’
On the eve of his new double album, the acclaimed songwriter takes questions from musicians, politicians and readers

Tim Lewis

06, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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There is a fight that never goes out: Morrissey accuses Johnny Marr of using him as clickbait
‘Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything?’ singer writes in open letter to former Smiths bandmate

Laura Snapes

26, Jan, 2022 @11:08 AM

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Rick Astley and Blossoms review – the ultimate Smiths karaoke shouldn’t work, but it does
With quiff, microphone twirls and in-ear monitors resembling hearing aids, 55-year-old Astley makes an an eerily good Morrissey

Dave Simpson

10, Oct, 2021 @5:02 PM

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Richard Ashcroft quits Tramlines festival owing to its Covid research
Verve frontman was set to headline Sheffield event, but says it was ‘sadly forced to become’ a ‘Government Experiment’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The rudest things they ever said about the Guardian
This newspaper has upset public figures from Blair to Trump. Here we look at some of the resultant indignation

Rupert Neate

11, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Morrissey hits back at The Simpsons over parody: ‘Complete ignorance’
Singer and manager each post critical statements, with Morrissey complaining: ‘In a world obsessed with hate laws, there are none that protect me’

Lucy Campbell and Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Apr, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Johnny Rogan obituary
Music biographer whose tenacity and meticulous attention to detail did not always please his subjects

Chris Charlesworth

18, Feb, 2021 @12:46 PM

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The Avalanches' teenage obsessions: 'I cried hearing Strawberry Fields Forever'
With the release of their new album this month, the Australian psych-poppers reminisce about BMX bikes, Christian Slater and Morrissey’s potent melancholy

Interview by Rhi Storer

02, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Why are we talking about Morrissey and Buffy? Because cultural nostalgia is now king
We are living out of the cultural store cupboard – and I’m saving Jilly Cooper’s Riders for when stocks get really low

Zoe Williams

06, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Morrissey: I Am Not a Dog on a Chain review – old man yells at cloud
The former Smiths man appoints himself as a bold truth-teller but fails to see some glaring truths about himself

Laura Snapes

20, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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How Linder went from Orgasm Addict to Chatsworth House
The artist first made her name in the punk era with collages fusing fashion and pornography, and a major retrospective proves her work still provokes

Caroline Roux

18, Jan, 2020 @2:00 PM

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