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Johnny Marr Clearly Still Hasn't Forgiven David Cameron For Being A Smiths Fan

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Marr still hasn’t forgiven David Cameron, it seems, for his attempt to ingratiate himself with the indie-kids by saying The Smiths were his f...

The Top Five Unlikeliest Bands to Reform

Tim Thornton | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

All this casts fascinating light on the few major pop acts who've never been overwhelmed by the desire to jump back onto the rock'n'roll roundabout. Why are they resisting the enormous big fat cheques (surely) being waved at them almost perpetually by the world's promoters? And who is the least likely to ever budge from their zero-tolerance standpoint?

Gigantic 3: The Great Mancunian All-You-Can-Eat Indie Buffet

Tim Thornton | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

In Simon Reynolds' splendidly comprehensive discussion of pop culture's obsession with its own backstory Retromania, he states that "every generation as it ages will want to see its musical youth mythologised and memorialised." Looking at the eras currently being eagerly painted with the nostalgia brush, one decides Reynolds can only be right.

Eight Iconic Music Cities | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Music is a cornerstone of all of our lives, whether it's a song playing on the radio during the morning drive to work, an intimate gig with 100 people on the top floor of a pub, or a festival in a muddy field at the height of summer.

#PigGate: Listen To Parody Band 'The Iain Duncan Smiths' Play 'Pig Mouth Strikes Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics

Spoof band The Iain Duncan Smiths have recorded a version of a Smiths classic poking fun at David Cameron's alleged entanglement with a pig. Pig Mo...

Don't Feel Old But... These Albums Are All 30 Years Old This Year!

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Remember when all those little leather strings around your wrist were a thing, courtesy of Morten Harket and his a-Ha comrades, still arguably Norway'...

Morrissey Reveals Graphic Details Of 'Horrific' Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Morrissey has revealed graphic details of an alleged sexual assault he claims to have suffered at the hands of a security guard at a US airport. T...

Exclusive: Parody Smiths Band Trolling Iain Duncan Smith Over His Fake DWP Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics

Spoof band The Iain Duncan Smiths has recorded a version of a Smiths classic satirising the Government controversy over faked benefits claimant testim...

Morrissey Calls US President 'White Inside'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Morrissey has never been backwards at coming forwards when it comes to expressing his more extreme opinions, but he appears to have surpassed himself ...

This Is A Gag That Never Goes Out. The Smiths-IDS Mashup

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics

They were looking for a job, and then they found a job. And heaven knows they’re miserable now. A new spoof band called The Iain Duncan Smiths ha...

Morrissey Reveals Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Morrissey has undergone treatment for cancer, he has confirmed. The former frontman of The Smiths has been hospitalised a number of times over the ...

The Funniest Reactions To Morrissey Joining Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the most exciting event of the week on Twitter - apart from Eurovision, of course. Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One...

If You Can't Do It for Yourself, Do It for Sport Relief!

Sarah Blackwood | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Blackwood

whatever their ability everyone raised the bar and challenged themselves. Endured a little something, pushed a little further than they usually would, all for a great cause. Some may also have exorcised the exercise demons (sorry) and may feel inspired to take a new path, taking control of their health and well being.

7 Class Acts, Like Kate Bush, Who We Need To See Live Before We Die

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kate Bush's announcement that she is to play a series of shows in London - her first since 1979 - has sent fans (and us) into a spin. We'll be the ...

"I am Human and I Need to Be Loved..."

Mark Piggott | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Piggott

Reviews of Autobiography confirmed my worst fears: he would spend far too long detailing a complicated court case against his former band-members and not enough time describing how it must have felt to press something so pure as Hatful of Hollow or Meat is Murder to vinyl. But then - what do critics know?

Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs Goes Back to His Roots After Oasis

Jason Holmes | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

It can be argued that Bonehead bowed out from Oasis when the band was at its peak as a functioning unit. Today, he says his playing of music has changed, but has ageing affected his appreciation of music?

'I See No Difference Between Eating Animals And Paedophilia. They Are Both Rape, Violence, Murder.'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

We're not even sure where to begin with Morrisey's latest comments on animals rights. The former Smiths frontman, so well known for his aptitude i...

No Peace Between Morrissey And Norway For Nobel Prize Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

Morrissey, so well known for his aptitude in sparking rows, has – unsurprisingly – raised a few eyebrows after appearing on the bill at the Nobel ...

WATCH: Peter Serafinowicz Sings Morrissey's Autobiography

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, page one of it, at least. Yes, if you haven't managed to get your hands on a copy of The Smiths' lead singer's autobiography - cunningly enti...

Aziz Ibrahim: Keeping the Faith After the Stone Roses

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Longsight M13. It's an area of Manchester immortalised by the Ian Brown song co-written by Aziz Ibrahim. It has taken us 15 minutes to drive here from Manchester's Piccadilly Station where Aziz collected me after the journey up from Euston. ..

If Morrissey's Memoir Is a Classic Then This Blog Post Is 'Moby Dick'

Alexander Rankine | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Rankine

His book is not going to be a classic (see above). Either Morrissey knows that - in which case the 'classic' label is a genuinely hilarious joke - or, horribile dictu, he believes it, in which case the book is likely to have all the humour and finesse of a statue produced by the Kim Jong-Il metallurgy factory for the glorification of the great leader.

WATCH: Infomercials Set To The Smiths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Your bleak-but-totally-brilliant mash-up of the day? This one. Bravo, Joyo & AbsoluteDestiny....

Johnny Marr Speaks Out On Margaret Thatcher | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Johnny Marr has spoken out about Margaret Thatcher. Like many other musicians, he has made his feelings about the late Prime Minister clear. "...

Stop Me if You Think That You've Heard This One Before

Jacob Brookman | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jacob Brookman

On Monday the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, was challenged by a northern market stall trader to live on £53 a week. This concept caught fire as an online petition was set up and quickly received over 450k signatures.

The Legend of the Iron Lady

Holly Black | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Holly Black

The Twittersphere went wild with a torrent of hateful celebrations and equally hateful rebukes. Everyone seems to want to voice a very vocal opinion on how they feel about the death of the Iron Lady. What I find most interesting, and amazing, is that most of these public declarations come from my generation.