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T-Pain Plays Morrissey in Classixx’s Remake of the Smiths’ “Stop Me” Video: Watch - Pitchfork
“Whatever I Want” is a shot-for-shot update of the Smiths’ visual

Classixx have shared the video for their Faraway Reach song with T-PainWhatever I Want.” It is a shot-for-shot remake of the Smiths’ 1987 video for “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.” It features T-Pain as Morrissey, leading a group of people on bicycles, brooding, rubbing his head, and looking off into the distance–just like Moz. There are even updated denim jackets that say “CLASSIXX” instead of “THE SMITHS.” Watch the “Whatever I Want” video, directed by Daniel Pappas on a GoPro camera, below (via The Fader), and scroll down to see how it lines up with the Smiths’ video.

In an email to The Fader, Pappas compared T-Pain and Morrissey:

The video was inspired by the song’s attitude towards doing ‘whatever I want,’ T-Pain’s well chronicled struggle with depression, the shared sadness of Smiths fans, and how, through all of the depression and sadness, when you look like Morrissey in whatever way you can, everything is going to be okay.

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Chicago Riot Fest -
23 May 2016

As of this date (May 23), Morrissey is not a part of this year's Chicago Riot Fest.

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Don’t trust anyone selling tickets to Morrissey’s Franklin Barbecue ‘gig’ - Austin American-Statesman


That, from the description of a Facebook event called “Morrissey LIVE at Franklin BBQ,” pretty much sums up the appeal of a hyper-local meme that might be sweeping your newsfeed. The formula is simple:

1) Pick a musical artist who’s either very niche, very bad or preferably both

2) Pick a location with specific geographic resonance — the weirder, the better

3) Marry the two for a hoax Facebook event sure to delight and/or annoy
Morrissey turns 57 - May 22, 2016

UPDATE May 23:

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Morrissey's birthday -
22 May 2016

Morrissey is 57 today. Happy Birthday, Morrissey!
This is a few years old now (2010) but I'm not sure that it's been reported here before:

Status Quo-zanger Francis Rossi laat zijn kloten zien - NU
(translation via Google translate)

Francis Rossi was not a fan of The Smiths . "I could not stand Morrissey ," admits Rossi . " But I find him in recent years indeed good."

Rossi doet een boekje over een aantal collega’s. Zo was hij geen fan van The Smiths. “Ik kon Morrissey niet uitstaan”, bekent Rossi. “Maar ik vind hem de laatste jaren wél goed.”
Hello everyone, my name is Carlos Ramirez and I recently produced a short video doc piece called MorrisseyOKE. It centers around a Morrissey/Smiths karaoke night held in East Los Angeles. I would be honored if you guys checked it out below and let me know what you think... thanks!

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UPDATE May 27:
TTY: Chicago Riot Fest back on

UPDATE May 23:

TTY: Morrissey not part of Chicago Riot Fest as of May 23


Morrissey is listed on the official Riot Fest lineup page for Chicago (Sep. 16, 17, 18). Tickets on sale now.

Riot Fest reveals 2016 lineup, and it’s batshit crazy - Consequence Of Sound
Chicago and Denver events boast Morrissey, Ween, Deftones, Death Grips, Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Rob Zombie, Refused, and many more


Riot Fest has revealed the lineups for its upcoming festivals in...
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Irish singer Sinead O’Connor found safe, Wilmette police say - Chicago Sun Times


Irish singer Sinead O’Connor, missing in the Chicago area since she had not returned from an early Sunday bicycle ride, was found safe Monday, Wilmette Police said.

“She is safe and no longer listed as a missing/endangered person,” according to a statement from the Wilmette Police Department, which earlier Monday said O’Connor was missing and that police were trying to check on her after receiving a phone call from someone worried about her well-being...

...O’Connor, 49, who reportedly has been staying in Wilmette for several weeks, went for a bicycle ride about 6 a.m. Sunday but never returned,...
The move from vBulletin to XenForo as the main platform for Morrissey-solo is complete. While it may look similar, just about all site pages back to the last platform change in 2011 and all forum posts back to 1999 are affected, so this is a big undertaking.

While vBulletin was stable and working, it was not moving forward and was starting to break around the edges, this move is mainly to ensure the sustainability of the site for the future. As I was evaluating XenForo during this quiet time in the Morrissey world, I was impressed with the development team, design and the amount of support it has. I've worked to make sure things work 'pretty much the same' and major features of the previous site are supported. If you notice anything missing or have any issues/feedback regarding the changes, please post in this thread.

New features:
  • New / modernized interface
  • Responsive mobile/tablet support
  • Regularly updated platform and active third party plugin support...