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Morrissey announces News about Viva Hate on the day of lurve! Typical Moz!

Viva Hate and Suedehead -

14 February 2012

EMI Present:

'Viva Hate'
Remastered by Stephen Street
Release date: 26th March 2012


Record Store Day Single:

'Suedehead (Mael Mix)'
Remixed by Ron & Russell Mael
Release date: 23rd April 2012

EMI are pleased to announce the release through the classic Liberty label of a remastered version of Morrissey's debut album Viva Hate, and limited edition Record Store Day Ron & Russell Mael remix of his debut single 'Suedehead (Mael Mix)'.

Upon its release in 1988, Viva Hate announced to the world Morrissey's debut as a solo artist with an outstanding collection of songs which included the singles 'Suedehead' and 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'. The album charted at no. 1, having a chart stay of 20 weeks between March and August 1988, vindicating Morrissey in the face...
Morrissey: "Si yo pudiera, cantaría en cada pueblo y ciudad de Chile" - La Tercera

El inglés habla con La Tercera sobre por qué aceptó venir a Viña 2012 y de cómo será su retorno al país, que también incluirá un show en Santiago.

por Claudio Vergara

Some roughly translated quotes:

"If I could, I would sing in every town in Chile."

"Yes, the first time I got to Santiago I was very surprised to see a huge billboard with my face. I could not believe it. I've never had a welcome and in another city, the reception was better than anywhere else. In addition, I came very early, at seven o'clock, and had many people waiting at the airport. I was overcome with such emotion."

2012 awaits the possible publication of a memoir to be released in December under the British publisher Penguin Books. "In addition,...
Aitor Saraiba writes:

I'm an artist from Spain. Last year I took a grant from the Spanish government to do my project "Let me kiss you, a photo documentary about Latin Morrissey fans in Los Angeles".

The opening show was this week in Spain. See a photo gallery from the exhibition (9 total) and attached for a press release and diary.

Hors série spécial Manchester, aujourd'hui en kiosque - Les Inrocks


Here it is, it is the month of February: one has more right to officially wish a happy new year. The party is over. Fortunately, today issued the Inrockuptibles Occasional dedicated to Manchester. World capital of rock, cradle of musical revivals among the most fascinating recent decades, the city of Morrissey is still central to all expectations. And it is not these hooligans WU LYF that would contradict us. Unless this is for fun not to agree.

Contents of this special issue, we will find the intimate story of Jean-Daniel Beauvallet, editor and adventurer Inrocks to Manchester United in the years of legend. We understand how Manchester has done well out of punk to redefine the codes of pop. We will see through the eye of the photographer Kevin Cummins,...
Lima ticket sales break record -

11 February 2012

According to articles published today on the websites of the Peruvian newspapers El Comercio and Diario Correo, 40% of the tickets for Morrissey's Lima date were sold in seven hours, breaking a sales record.
Nicky Wire speaks about his love of John Lydon and Morrissey - Electric Banana

Nicky Wire has spoken of his love for lyricists such as Morrissey and John Lydon.

The Manic Street Preachers bassist revealed that the Sex Pistols ‘God Save the Queen’ featured his favourite lyrics, adding that the lyrics by John Lydon (aka Jonny Rotten) are what made the song so special.

Speaking about the famous anti-monarchist lyrics to the NME, Wire said: “‘When there’s no future how can there be sin? / We’re the flowers in the dustbin / We’re the poison in your human machine / We’re the future, your future,’ it’s still so powerful, so situationist and so real. For that to come from a 20-year-old John Lydon is quite staggering, really.”

Nicky also added that he was greatly influenced by The Smiths’ Morrissey and the poems of Philip Larkin.

He said: “I was really good at...
Reported by IndieWire and ScreenDaily

Jessica Brown-Findlay, James Frecheville & More To Star In Smiths Comedy 'Shoplifters Of The World'; Russell Brand Also Eyed For Role - IndieWire

Kijak's Smiths comedy attracts hot young cast including Jessica Brown-Findlay - ScreenDaily
10 February, 2012 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shoplifters of the World to be directed by Stephen Kijak and produced by Lorianne Hall.


The film, set to start shooting in June, has clearance to use more than 20 songs of The Smiths.
Online magazine video interview at IGUITARMAG.COM

Video interview is in two parts, click on 'Read it here' on the main page then turn to page 8

Direct link to interactive magazine:
iGuitar issue 7 - Johnny Marr