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Johnny Marr Is a Fan First and a Musician Second - Esquire
The Smiths cofounder opens up about his new memoir, the music that inspired him, and his relationship with Morrissey.


Well, a lot of people would not have wanted to collaborate with Morrissey. He's an unusual guy, and you were young—young guys are pretty unforgiving. But you didn't see him as odd, or see the things another young person might see and not like about him.

I didn't really care about any of that. I just wanted a singer. We had a really, really strong friendship, right away. Let me put it this way: You don't just manufacture luck. If you're just sitting around fucking talking about it, it won't happen. I did...
Check out the website for Detroit.


hndinglove posted:

Chicago is also officially postponed until Dec. 10:


Official word on Houston from Charlie via email:
White Oak Music Hall has been postponed to Fri. Dec. 16.

UPDATE Nov. 23:

Posted by Vegan:
Cleveland rescheduled for Dec 9

UPDATE Nov. 23, 10:35 AM PT:

Dallas moved to Dec. 14 according to AXS:

Also, an email from the Majestic Theatre:

The Nov. 17 show in San Antonio at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts has been moved to the Majestic Theatre on Saturday, December 17. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, November 30 at 10 a.m.

Fans who purchased tickets for the postponed show on...
Mike sends the link:

Morrissey is asking GM to start using vegan leather interiors on their cars - Detroit Metro Times


In an open letter on behalf of PETA, Morrissey is asking that GM start making vegan leather options for their Chevy Bolt and Volt.

The letter is directly addressed to GM CEO Mary Barra and points out that GM is named in PETA's brand-new investigation of cattle ranches and all the crazy shit that happens to them. Moz points out that the Bolt and Volt are marketed as eco-friendly, and adding the vegan leather would only broaden their appeal.

...You can read the full letter below.

Mary T Barra
Chair and CEO
General Motors Company

21 November 2016

Dear Ms Barra,

As I head to Detroit to play the Royal Oak Music Theatre, I'm...
Not sure if this news has done the rounds yet but ... in another recent TV interview, Marr talks about the prospect of the Smiths coming back with a Christmas single! (5:35)
I reckon Marr deserves top marks for handling all the questions about the Smiths reforming with humour and diplomacy.

Hi all,

Found a recent podcast which interviews a musician by the name of Peter Chichon who claims to have been a session drummer for Morrissey "somewhere during the period of 1995-99". This is news to me and wanted to find out the validity of this claim. Could anyone confirm or deny this?

Links below...

Thanks :)
Very sad news coming out of Manchester..... :(

Craig Gill - drummer with Inspiral Carpets and co founder of Manchester Music Tours has sadly passed away aged 44.
Craig ran many MozBus tours when Morrissey was in town and also hundreds of tours throughout the region for fans of The Smiths / Morrissey / Stone Roses / Oasis / Beatles in Manchester and Manchester music in general.

Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill dies aged 44 - Manchester Evening News
The Manchester group has paid tribute to their "brother and beating heart" of the band

RIP Craig - was fantastic knowing you

Jukebox Jury :(

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Morrissey is planning a big end-of-tour Saturday night at Oakland Auditorium where all of M's heroes - Martin Luther King, James Baldwin, Angela Davis, Huey Newton - gave famous speeches. Oakland was also the first city to go up in flames once the Trump Tragedy had been announced. Be there or be square.

As far as I know:
7 dec Royal Oak
9 dec Cleveland
10 dec Chicago
15 dec Dallas
17 dec Houston
18 dec San Antonio

And then Oakland - the big bang

Sam has posted the following on Facebook:

"I have heard rumours that all 2016 remaining Morrissey shows are to be pushed back - there are no cancellations. The next show will now be 7th December in Detroit and onwards to Texas. But this only what I've heard....."

Oasis ‘Supersonic’ director wants to make films about Arctic Monkeys and The Smiths -
Mat Whitecross discusses future plans in interview with NME


Having reunited the Gallagher brothers to work on Supersonic, Whitecross admitted it would be perhaps even more difficult to get Morrissey and Johnny Marr’s involvement in a potential Smiths documentary.

“I think that might be the fight that kills me,” Whitecross joked. “[But] I’m just reading Johnny Marr’s book at the moment and it sounds like they met up at least once, and no one murdered anyone else so you never know. If they’re up for doing a film then yeah. Anything like that, we know Johnny’s manager’s, he’s a good friend of ours so maybe I’ll try and get on the phone one day and see how it goes.”