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Beady Eye, Radiohead, Morrissey score best selling vinyl singles of 2011 - NME.com

Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane also shifted a lot of vinyl in 2011

Excerpt:

The Top 10 selling vinyl singles of 2011 were as follows:

1. Beady Eye - 'The Roller'
2. Beady Eye - 'Millionaire'
3. Morrissey - 'Glamorous Glue'
4. Beady Eye - 'The Beat Goes On'
5. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'The Death Of You And Me'
6. Arctic Monkeys - 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'
7. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - '...A.K.A What A Life'
8. Beady Eye - 'Four Letter Word'
9. Miles Kane - 'Come Closer'
10. Manic Street Preachers - 'Postcards From A Young Man



News is also at true-to-you.net. Link posted by Ms Valerie Gina.
The Guardian has a little article where Andy and Mike reminisce about the early days of the band.

How we made: Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce on the Smiths' first gig - The Guardian
'Morrissey was yodelling with his legs in the air. There was shock in the front row'

Interviews by Dave Simpson
Gallery - The Smiths new 'box set' - Q

Q photographer Tom Sheehan is set to release a 'box set' featuring classic pictures of The Smiths - and we've got a sneak preview.

The new collection, taken from the original negatives, features a limited edition selection of Sheehan's best images of Morrissey and Marr.

Check out our preview gallery of Tom Sheehan's The Smiths prints now.

For more information on the box set and purchasing details head to Tomsheehan.co.uk.

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He's designed 3 custom backpacks, with sales in support of an AIDS charity. Can't seem to find any pricing info.

Johnny Marr designed backpacks - johnnymarrplaysguitar.com

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How many dates in South America? Brazilians of them. Here's to you happy Brazilians.

Update - true-to-you.net
22 January 2012

Full details of Morrissey's tour of South America will include 4 concerts in Argentina and 4 concerts in Brazil. There will be 1 show in Peru, and 1 show in Colombia. The tour will begin in Chile on February 24th. Venues for Brazil will be finalized in the next two days.
Torr writes:

Guy Pratt talks about the week he spent in The Smiths. The portion where he talks about his week in The Smiths starts at the 11min mark:

http://www.wordmagazine.co.uk/content/its-basscast

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Broadcast on thursday is a short interview with the above mentioned who is now residing in Ireland.

http://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=9:3173234:4502:19-01-2012:



Rogan suggests and update to "The Severed Alliance" this year. Smiths related content starts at about 6:30 into the broadcast.