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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the launch of The Queen is Dead, Siroco Club in Madrid has scheduled an exhibition of 15 Spanish artists whose works are related to Morrissey and The Smiths. It will be on June 6 and will also be performances by local bands that will make versions of the songs.

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If you are a fan of The Smiths, this amazing photo book from the personal collection of family friend Nalinee Darmrong is worth a purchase... for yourself or friends who are Smiths fans. All photos were taken by herself over a few of years traveling with the band. The book is published by Rizzoli and is on sale at Amazon right now. Forwards by Nalinee, Andy Bell of Ride, and Marc Spitz music journalist of Rolling Stone and others.

The photos are really great. Comparable to professional magazine photos.

The Smiths (Hardcover) -
by Nalinee Darmrong
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (June 14, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847848124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847848126
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1 x 12 inches

Link posted by FROSTY:

The Smiths by Nalinee Darmrong - END

Posted by kissmyshadestoo:

I found this on a Tumblr post here (soivechangedmypleatoguilty), there was an article in Esquire about the book...
Morrissey in Norway -
30 May 2016

Morrissey will play in Stavanger and Bergen in Norway in August.

photograph printed with respect

Doing a quick Google image search, the photo is by Artur Rawicz /, from the Pescara - Pala GPII (Oct. 19, 2014) concert:

19.11.2014 - Morrissey (27 photos total) -
Morrissey wystąpił w klubie Stodoła w Warszawie. Koncert został przerwany, gdy jeden z "fanów" obraził muzyka, który zszedł ze sceny.
As announced on TTY:

Morrissey Israel -
27 May 2016

Morrissey will play two concerts in Israel in August.

Morrissey in Turkey -
27 May 2016

Morrissey will play one major arena date in Istanbul, Turkey in August.
An anonymous person writes:

According to True To You, "Morrissey is confirmed to headline the Chicago Riot Fest on Saturday, September 17."

Regarding the word 'headline' - pure speculation, but I wonder if the original hold-up was over The Misfits getting top billing?

Chicago Riot Fest -
26 May 2016

Morrissey is confirmed to headline the Chicago Riot Fest on Saturday, September 17.

UPDATE June 1:
Link posted by an anonymous person:

Riot Fest founder Mike Petryshyn: “I needed Riot Fest more than Riot Fest needed to be created” - WGN Radio

Morrissey discussion from 2:00 - 4:00, 'there was never a doubt Morrissey was playing'.

Link posted by Kenmare (original post):

Long live “The Queen Is Dead”: On the genius of this album — and Morrissey’s finest moments as lyrical provocateur — 30 years later - Salon
That the Smiths imploded so soon after a creative high point helped the record develop a mystique that endures
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 03:59 PM PDT
An anonymous person sends the link:

The Queen is Dead -
26 May 2016

The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead is number 15 in this week's official UK vinyl charts.
Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths is number 35.

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Links posted by tyronepowebottom (original post):

Never taking this t-shirt off. Thank you to my incredible make up artist Laura Hartney who I just worked with on the film STEVEN. I got to play Johnny Marr. It was fuckin awesome.
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer tries to perform 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore' but messes up.

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.