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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:47:00 +0000


Morrissey is now known as “Mad Morrissey”

Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:23:00 +0000

(image) Morrissey has joked that he is now known as “Mad Morrissey” after a string of highly publicized outbursts.

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former Smiths star has slammed the government criticized the
Royal Wedding coverage and compared the Norway attacks in July to the actions of fast food companies.

In an interview with Clash magazine, Morrisey asked whether he felt any of these comments had been misunderstood.

He said,
“I think I am officially ‘Mad Morrissey’ now, and everything I say must be ridiculed because that’s one way of NOT dealing with the contents of the actual comment”.

“The Guardian is now like the Sun was in the 1970s: completely intolerant and full of contradictions.

“With the riots recently the media are obsessed with punishment as solution, but no-one has the intelligence to ask why the people did what they did.”

He continued: “We live in very dumbed-down times. Everything - news media, music, music magazines - are presented with the assumption that the people as a whole are utterly thick, so therefore when I say, as I have, that the so-called royals are the most dysfunctional and unpleasant family in British history, no-one asks me why I think this. They simply print ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’. Oh, I could go on. And do, often.”

Morrissey will make a book at the Fox Theater

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:59:00 +0000

(image) Former Smiths lead singer and avowed racist Morrissey will make a book at the Fox Theater after this year.

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Kristeen Young with ticket prices ranging from $49.50 - $75 with the (no), sensitive crooner Fox Theatre will show on December 1st.

Previous year, if you recall, Morrissey said the following about the fine people of China, "You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies."

He was referring to his treatment of animals, but ... It is not right. No, it is not.

remarks against unwanted immigration, while in 2009 the magazine made ​​famous in Rome.

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Morrissey reportedly Anders Breivik Behring by Christian extremists in Norway

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:58:00 +0000

Morrissey reportedly slaughtered cattle for fast food chains to Anders Breivik Behring by Christian extremists in Norway in recent massacre of 76 people is over. According to the Daily Mirror, the singer told an audience in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday "We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried s--- every day."The former Smiths frontman's tough response to angry comments and responses on Twitter fan sites have led to change.The only vegetarian vocal statements against animal cruelty in a long series is the latest.[...]

Morrissey outdoor concert in Sweden

Sat, 16 Jul 2011 15:51:00 +0000

British singer Morrissey reported on Thursday (14Jul11) in an outdoor concert in Sweden because of heavy rain refused to perform.Wimbledon ChampionshipThe former the Smiths frontman at the Sundsparlan site in Helsingborg was scheduled to play but canceled the gig when the weather turned nasty.A statement posted on the venue's Web site describes the show "was canceled at the request of the artist. A press release, which was posted on the Morrissey fansite, states: "Due to severe weather conditions the open air concert at Helsingborg (July 14) is unable to take place for reasons of public and artiste safety."Morrissey admitted to the UK last month (Jun11) wet in the rain - Glastonbury festival took his seat as he struggled through the rain while singing swallow.[...]

Morrissey, like Radiohead's 'Rainbows' in itself refusing to release new album

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 12:17:00 +0000

Morrissey to release his own record label declined despite the increasing desperation of his new album.The ex-Smiths singer is currently unsigned and is 2009 he said 'Years Of Refusal' until they release a record deal will not be followed.Similarly, in 2007 with the Radiohead 'In Rainbows' I rule an opportunity to release the record himself.He told Pitchfork, "I don't have any need to be innovative in that way. I am still stuck in the dream of an album that sells well not because of marketing, but because people like the songs."Once it becomes public that you aren't signed, you assume that anyone who wants you will come and get you."Yet the singer has believes that the reason hasn't been signed because the record labels are more interested in new artists.He added, "I think labels for the most part want to sign new discoveries so that that label alone is seen to be responsible for the rise of the artist. Not many labels want bands who have already made their mark, because their success is usually attributed to some other label somewhere else at another time."Morrissey also slammed the music industry's current state and what it said was "destroyed in a thousand ways".He explained, "The internet has obviously wiped music off the human map – killed the record shop, and killed the patience of labels who consider debut sales of 300,000 to not be good enough".He added: "There are no risks taken with music anymore – no social commentary songs, no individualism. This is because everyone is deemed instantly replaceable."[...]

Morrissey is a Scottish vegetarian menu performance

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:46:00 +0000

Smiths frontman Morrissey is a Scottish vegetarian menu performance that night to close the meat has taken place. Morrissey disputed a Wednesday night out as part of a UK tour on sale Perth concert hall gig is performing. Coachella festival in 2009 from the 52 year old singer attacked on stage in the U.S. after claiming he could smell burning flesh. Ben Jeffries, director of marketing and communications for hall owners Horsecross Arts, said: "Morrissey has a life-long commitment to animal rights and vegetarianism so understandably does not like the smell of cooking meat when preparing for or indeed performing a gig. “We are delighted to be welcoming this fantastic artist to Perth and, as with all our artists, Horsecross will do the best we can to make him feel right at home and comfortable here in Perth Concert Hall."[...]

Morrison is set to perform two show in Poland

Fri, 27 May 2011 16:43:00 +0000

Smith legend Morrison is set to perform two show in Poland in this summer. The singer, whose quiff haircut is specific adorned countless magazine covers around the world. Warsaw July 22 game will be released July 24 after Warsaw. Morrissey in Poland in the past were a step in the Polish capital in 2009, but such details of their fans are unlikely to dampen enthusiasm. The melancholic melody and incisive lyrics Morrissey is known for songs that praise seriously education such as Oscar Wilde and John Betjeman iconic poets in their writings have won the competition. Such as animal rights issues because of his outspoken comments during the eighties never long out of the headlines is an irascible power. Singer earlier this year to discover that British Prime Minister David Cameron severe reaction was a fan.He wrote on social networking site Twitter"Stop saying that you like the Smiths”. “No you don't. I forbid you to like it.”. In an interview, Morrissey went on to say that the victims of past British Prime Minister have made him a murderer, as “killing a stag is like killing a child.”[...]

Morrissey on Britain's royal wedding Prince William's family blasted

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:35:00 +0000

Singer Morrissey on Britain's royal wedding Prince William's family blasted at the end of this week, insisting that neither party will unfold, because the kingdom "benefit scroungers " will be filled with what are seeing.The prince with Kate Middleton was appointed wedding and marriage on Friday and come together stars from which have been met with enthusiasm Dame Helen Mirren and Snoop Dogg, while David and Victoria Beckham will be among those in attendance.But the former Smiths rocker, who is famous anti-imperial, admits that he can not understand hysteria surrounding marriage.He tells BBC 5Live, "Why would I watch the wedding? Why would I watch it? I couldn't take any of that seriously. I don't think the so-called royal family speak for England now and I don't think England needs them. I do seriously believe that they are benefit scroungers and nothing else. I don't believe they serve any purpose whatsoever."The press reports from Buckingham Palace tell you that people love them, but go out now and speak to people on the street and they will laugh at you. They really will."[...]

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Mon, 07 Mar 2011 15:33:00 +0000

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Morrissey explains 'South Riding' role

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:46:00 +0000

A new drama South Riding is relevant to modern audiences has been claimed by David Morrissey.

Speaking to What's On TV, Morrissey explained that his character Robert will be unhappy about Sarah's arrival.

"Robert is a middle-class landowner who is on the local council and takes his duties seriously," he said. "Sarah has strong views about the education of women whereas Robert's a traditionalist, so she starts off rubbing him up the wrong way."

Morrissey described the drama as a "rollicking great story about unrequited love and social conscience", adding: "It's relevant to a modern audience, too, as it's set in a time of economic hardship."

South Riding begins on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.

Stars line up for 'Waterhorse' fantasy

Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:28:00 +0000

David Morrissey, Emily Watson and Alex Etel will star in Jay Russell's film fantasy "The Water Horse," it was publicized Tuesday.

The story is based on the children's book by Dick King-Smith, The Hollywood Reporter said.Etel portrays a Scottish boy who finds a strange egg, which contains a mystical water horse.

The film follows his labors to protect his new friend from people who consider it a danger.Morrissey will play Captain Hamilton of the Royal British Army whose troop has seized a small diner run by the boy's mother played by Watson.

David Morrisey want to play Gordon Brown

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:03:00 +0000

(image) Actor David Morrissey says he would portray Gordon Brown the ill-fated prime minister for a second time. HE want to performed Gordon Brown which opposite Michael Sheen’s Tony Blair in award-winning TV drama The Deal.

Morrissey 46 years old paid pounds to star as Brown, and he says that he wants to perform the Scot final day.

Morissey reveal at Brighton's Komedia club on Satutday night he said, “I would be very interested if the film was about the story of Brown’s general election campaign. I was fascinated by it”.

“He had a disastrous premiership. He is a brilliant man but he wasn’t compatible with public life. He’s terrible in public, afraid of being seen as frivolous. He has this mad mouth thing that he does. Someone obviously told him he had to smile but it didn’t look natural.”

Smiths and Morrissey Shirt

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:24:00 +0000

(image) Morrissey every fourth Thursday at Yes and No, its a special night at The Tube's chic-er brother "White Christmas" its a latest version is in store for you.

Regardless, Conrad Loebl says, "We will be playing select Smiths and Morrissey, from the hits, to the deep gems. We will also be sneaking in some post punk, new wave, no wave, brit pop, and old english punk/oi to mix it up and keep you goin. Please come show your love for Moz. Wear your favorite Morrissey shirt, or look sharp, bring some gladiolas and let’s have fun and sing along in tribute to a great man and his beautiful work".

David Morrissey and Anneka Rice on Costa panel

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 21:16:00 +0000

For the 2010 Costa Book of the Year,Actor David Morrissey, presenter Anneka Rice and poet Ruth Padel are on the final judging panel.

The panel will be chair by broadcaster and publisher Andrew Neil,which also comprises "Downton Abbey" actress Elizabeth McGovern and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky. Authors Adele Parks, Tim Bowler and Juliet Nicolson complete the list.

On 25th January 2011 judges will meet to select the winner of the £30,000 Costa Book of the Year, which will be announced at an awards ceremony later that evening. Each of the category award-winning authors receives £5,000.

The ceremony, hosted by presenter and broadcaster Penny Smith, will take place at Quaglino's in central London.

In conversation with David Morrissey

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:58:00 +0000

Liverpool-born film and TV actor, director and producer DAVID MORRISSEY was in spotlight with Club Geek Chic with the latest of their In Conversation evenings.

The 'State of Play', 'Blackpool' and 'Sense & Sensibility' star will talk about his upbringing in Kensington in Liverpool, his time at RADA and his experiences of the UK and international TV and film industry.

The Creative Arts Schools Trust which was recently launched charity Morrissey will also discuss his more recent foray into directing and producing.

David Morrissey is been busy in Mrs Mandela' and 'Five Days' for the BBC were followed by the release of the John Lennon biopic 'Nowhere Boy', his own feature film directorial debut 'Don't Worry About Me' and true story stalker drama 'U B Dead' on ITV back in September.

Morrissey is the latest in an impressive list of guests that the girls have bagged and that list looks set to grow with actor and impersonator Peter Serafinowicz, the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's chief conductor Vasily Petrenko and Liverpool acting legend Sue Johnston tipped to take part early next year.

'In Conversation With David Morrissey' takes place on Wednesday 24th November in St George's Hall Concert Room from 7pm. Tickets are £15 and available on the Club Geek Chic website -

'In Conversation with David Morrisey'

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:27:00 +0000

For the winter season for the Club Geek Chic’s Conversation’ series returns to St George’s Hall and will be welcoming actor, director and producer David Morrissey to the stage.

On Wednesday 24 November in the Concert Room of St George’s Hall,the event will take place in which amazing live musical performances are included.

You can find more about David Morrisey starting from the Everyman Youth Theatre and his time at RADA, his critically acclaimed TV roles in dramas including ‘State of Play’, ‘The Deal’, ‘Blackpool’ and ‘Thorne’ (currently screening on Sky1), his feature film directing debut and the recent launch of his charity C.A.S.T.

The interview will be interspersed with live, acoustic versions of David’s five favourite songs performed by an impressive line-up of Liverpool artistes including Ian Prowse (Amsterdam) and Sparkwood & 21. Audience members will also have the chance to take part in a Q&A section at the end of the event.

David Morrissey Discuss at St George's Hall About His Life And Work

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 19:31:00 +0000

Singer David Morrissey while attending an event at St George’s Hall this month expressed about his own life and work.

on November 24,in the small concert room The award-winning Liverpool-born star will be the subject of an In Conversation evening

In this conversation he will going to share all the ups and downs of his life,about his upbringing in Kensington, his time at RADA and his experiences of the UK and international TV and film industry.

He will also spotlight about his new international charity,The Creative Arts Schools Trust, which was launched in September and the 46-year-old will also discuss his more recent move into directing and producing

David’s five favourite songs performed by established and emerging Liverpool talent will be feature in the event,organised by Club Geek Chic, also has a Desert Island Discs feel

They include Amsterdam front man Ian Prowse, up-and -coming indie band Sparkwood & 21 and emerging singer/songwriter Poppy L’Amour.

David Morrisey said that "I always love returning to my home town, but to be able to combine a visit and the opportunity to talk about my life and career in such a magnificent setting with incredible musicians playing my favourite songs is a real treat.”

He loves To Play With.....

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:20:00 +0000


David Morrissey, why he loves to play with invalid characters
Stellar acting credentials alone should be enough weight to put David Morrissey onto television and film directors are bound to get listings.

But Liverpool actor views the origin of his latest prominent role in the typical self-effacement.

It was, he explained jokingly, down a bit "geeky".

Dark thriller Thorne, Sky 1 HD, not just feature his name headed by an impressive cast, it's his script to display the project.

"I was filming in New Zealand in the winter and there was not a lot of extra curricular stuff to do," he recalls. "It was a green-screen work, and we had a lot of time trailers, so I did a lot of reading and one of the things I read was Lifeless - one of Mark Billingham's Thorne's books - and I really liked it.

"I was doing, as always, geeky way, some research and read that Mark had said that he would like me to play Thorne, if it ever came to the screen.

"I read a couple of other books and really liked them so when I came back to England I search him out.

Top 13 Albums to Morrissey of All Time

Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:24:00 +0000

Top 13 albums to Morrissey has revealed of all time to celebrate.

Though there's no surprise that his beloved New York Dolls make No. 1 with their self titled 1973 release, in his selection there are some curiosities but sadly no Smiths.

The Velvet Underground and Nico meanwhile account for a whopping three entries. The singer published his selection on UK music website The Quietus.

One of Morrissey's more obscure choices is at No. 13 choice the proto disco glam rock debut album of Seventies oddball Jobriath. You can look the full list after the jump.

Late Smiths fan Jeff Buckley is in at No. 12 with 'Grace' and of his No. 11, the Smoking Popes' 1995 LP 'Born to Quit,' Morrissey told the Quietus, 'I thought that album was extraordinary, the most lovable thing I'd heard in years.'

Elsewhere, Ramones, Patti Smith, Damien Dempsey, Roxy Music, Sparks and Iggy and the Stooges get a look in.

Morrissey is to re-release his classic single 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' its also been confirmed.

The former Smiths frontman has remastered the 1988 track from his debut solo album 'Viva Hate' and will release it on Sept. 26.

The previously announced 20th anniversary special Edition of 1990 compilation 'Bona Drag', the single's release precedes. It comes out on Sept. 27.

Top 13 album to Morrissey of all time is:

1. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (Mercury, 1973)
2. Ramones - Ramones (Sire, 1976)
3. Patti Smith - Horses (Arista, 1976)
4. Nico - Chelsea Girl (MGM, 1967)
5. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power (Columbia, 1973)
6. Sparks - Kimono My House (Island, 1974)
7. Velvet Underground - 'White Light/White Heat' (Verve, 1968)
8. The Velvet Underground - 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' (Verve, 1967)
9. Roxy Music - 'For Your Pleasure' (Island, 1972)
10. Damien Dempsey - 'Seize the Day' (Attack, 2004)
11. Smoking Popes - 'Born to Quit' (Capitol, 1995)
12. Jeff Buckley - 'Grace' (Columbia, 1995)
13. Jobriath - 'Jobriath' (Elektra 1973

Not to Marry Brand, Morrissey tells Perry

Tue, 03 Aug 2010 13:31:00 +0000

By Morrissey Katy Perry has been warmed. Currently, the story warned the young pop singer against marrying her recent fiancé Russell Brand. The former Smiths frontman Perry was having tea. The two were talking about Perry’s relationship with Brand. “Oh, left hand, third finger, don’t do it,” was what Morrissey apparently told Perry. “It was just so eloquent and poetic and like one of his songs,” Perry told the Sun. Perry and Brand plan on getting married this fall in India, and have invited Morrissey, even though he may be a downer. He is, after all, the king of all that is sad and broken hearted.

Re-Release Bona Drag with Bonus Tracks, Morrissey

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:27:00 +0000

Morrissey has announced plans to re release Bona Drag with extra material, Morrissey celebrate the album's 20th anniversary. The original, 1990 LP compiled the best of the former Smiths frontman’s early solo work, much of which was unavailable on album. The release helped make him a solo star in the United States. Morrissey will re release a remastered version of Bona Drag, with six bonus, rare tracks. The singer has overseen the updated version of the album and directed the artwork. This will be the first release on the reinvigorated Major Minor Records, which has not put out an album since 1970.
Bona Drag re release track list
“Piccadilly Palare”
“Interesting Drug”
“November Spawned a Monster”
“Will Never Marry”
“Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference”
“The Last of the Famous International Playboys”
“Ouija Board, Ouija Board”
“Hairdresser on Fire”
“Everyday is Like Sunday”
“He Knows I’d Love to See Him”
“Yes, I am Blind”
“Lucky Lisp”
Bonus tracks:
“Happy Lovers at Last United”
“Lifeguard on Duty”
“Please Help the Cause Against Loneliness”
"Oh Phoney”
“The Bed Took Fire”
“Let the Right One Slip In”

In Statehouse Morrissey vies for 8th term

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 14:04:00 +0000

The Legislature has unfinished work, according to Bennington state Rep. Mary Morrissey, which is why she is seeking an eighth term in the Vermont House.Morrissey, a Republican in the Bennington 2-2 district, said the past session presented considerable budget challenges because of the recession. Next session will feature similarly difficult budget woes. Yet, Morrissey said she is hoping to see the recovery through in an eighth term."I think there’s quite a bit of business that has been left undone," Morrissey said. "Each election cycle I seriously take the time to ... reassess where I am in my life and if my constituency would like me to return back. Quite honestly, this year, after coming off what was a relatively difficult session, I think I considered more kind of the good, the bad and the ugly of the session. I put my hat back in the ring to hopefully finish some of the work that needs to be done."Morrissey said the economic downturn has led to a "real chance here to peel back the layers that government has put on" and determine how to move forward and "carve out how we’re going to serve our people, how we’re going to look at job creation and come out of what has been a very painful recession."Lawmakers, in examining what services to provide, must also ensure that they serve Vermonters well, Morrissey said."I know my constituents strive to be able to really talk to someone. I know those are resources that we continue to look to cut back on and everyone will say, ‘Well, all states have.’ That’s why there needed to be an original plan. How do we see this getting done? What are the resources we need on the ground to actually serve our folks?"Morrissey said she has concerns with Challenges for Change, an effort used by Republican Gov. James Douglas and the Legislature to make government more efficient.Morrissey said agency commissioners and department heads should have been seeking efficiencies all along.She said, "Efficiency and good government should be an everyday policy".Morrissey said she would like to look the Legislature narrow the focus of legislation it passes. Lawmakers have taken to writing laws too broadly and in a way "that can be determined almost any which way you want it to be." She said constituents want to be assured that lawmakers have "done their homework" and have resources in place to pay for initiatives and laws they pass.Helping connect constituents with people in state government who can help solve their problems has been the best part of the job, Morrissey said. "For me that’s a good day, when you’re able to make those connections or you’re able to work with someone hand in hand on issues you never, ever thought you were going to be dealing with," she said.If re-elected, Morrissey said her constituents will continue to be her focus."The people are the government and I think we sometimes lose track of that. That’s what it should be about," she said. "The constituents are who I respond to. It’s not about a party. It shouldn’t be about a party." [...]

Morrissey dispute with Managment.

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 11:07:00 +0000

Morrissey has issued a statement saying he has ceased working with his current management team.

The statement, posted on distanced the singer from Front Line Management.

"Following consultation with my lawyers, I wish it to be known that I have terminated with immediate effect my association with Front Line Management (Irving Azoff, Andy Gould and Lil Gary), who no longer have any rights to issue any statements on my behalf," he declared. "I would also like to stress that I have no association with accountants appointed by Front Line, namely London & Co."

In December, Morrissey revealed that he is still without a record label at present, having parted company with Universal.

Morrissey Takes Aim at Damien Hirst Over Dead Animal Art

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:14:00 +0000

(image) Morrissey has taken aim at controversial artist DAMIEN HIRST for using dead animals in his exhibitions. Hirst, who is famous for his rotting bull and a dead tiger shark set in formaldehyde, has appalled the staunch vegetarian singer/songwriter with his art for years and now Morrissey is speaking out.

In a new article in Interview magazine, the former The Smiths star suggests Hirst should have his head "kept in a bag" for the way he uses dead animals. He says, "I dislike the 'use' of animals in art, such as in the work of Damien Hirst... Dead butterflies, cows, horses, humans, sheep and sharks - it reads like the inventory of a funerary Noah. How many halved calves suspended in formaldehyde does the world need? To my way of thinking, none."