The Smiths

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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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Rick Astley on his Smiths covers gigs: ‘I’ll use a karaoke machine if I have to’
Ahead of his two Morrissey-channelling gigs with Blossoms, the singer talks Twitter, his London pub and how he once followed Andy Rourke around the Arndale centre

Rich Pelley

22, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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From Factory Records to Oasis: a musical tour of Manchester
A new exhibition on the seminal Manchester label is the start of a musical homage taking in the roots of Joy Division, the Smiths et al

Gavin McOwan

18, Jun, 2021 @6:00 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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Being invited into my son’s music appreciation group was the best Father’s Day present | Paul Mitchell
We started chatting about deep stuff, things we normally wouldn’t find a way to discuss

Paul Mitchell

05, Sep, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Johnny Marr joins Hans Zimmer to score next James Bond film
No Time to Die will be the 25th film in the franchise and Daniel Craig’s final role as 007

Aamna Mohdin

18, Jan, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Johnny Marr scotches Smiths reunion rumours: 'Nigel Farage on guitar'
Marr alluded to his political differences with Morrissey, after a fan asked about rumours of a 2020 tour spread by ‘a trusted source’

Laura Snapes

07, Nov, 2019 @12:03 PM

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Billy Bragg claims it is 'beyond doubt' that Morrissey is spreading far-right ideas
Bragg also calls out the Killers’ Brandon Flowers for describing the former Smiths frontman as ‘a king’ despite controversies

Laura Snapes

08, Jul, 2019 @4:56 PM

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'Oh no, I have the world's most boring name!' The show of artists called Smith
A new exhibition unites artist with a common surname. We sent a Smith of our own along – to see what else Patti, Paul, Bob and Roberta have in common

Mat Smith

03, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Johnny Marr: 'Grown men were crying on their kids' shoulders'
The Smiths legend, whose appearance with the Killers was a true Glastonbury Moment, talks about his own festival experiences, and how the event was influenced by rave culture

Alex Needham

30, Jun, 2019 @12:45 PM

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As a black teenager, I loved Morrissey. But heaven knows I’m miserable now | Joshua Surtees
I feel betrayed by Morrissey’s support for bigots such as Tommy Robinson, says the journalist Joshua Surtees

Joshua Surtees

06, Jun, 2019 @10:07 AM

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