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Other People/Bands

Does anyone have the full text of this article just published in Classic Pop magazine?
"Lloyd Cole tells us about his superb new album Guesswork and why he just doesn’t understand Morrissey Official any more in the brand new Classic Pop Magazine. On sale now!"...

Whole article as brief:

"Not one shy to express his own feelings, Bragg said: “I think he’s decided that he wants to betray everything he ever said in The Smiths and he’s broken the hearts of a lot of people.
The Smiths expressed a lot of peoples own sense of disconnect with society and helped them to find their own identity – and he’s totally trashed that. I’m heartbroken for them because I’m a big Smiths fan too. And I’m heartbroken for Johnny Marr because he’s genuine, a lovely guy, and he doesn’t deserve to have his legacy dragged through the dirt.”

In his most recent comments, Morrissey reaffirmed his support for a far-right political party and said more questionable things about race that are not worth repeating here but easy enough to find online if you really want.

Bragg added: “I have no sympathy for him, no respect for him,...
UPDATE July 1:

Paul Banks (Interpol) on touring with Morrissey; clarification on Hot Press quote

Interpol's Paul Banks on the band's formative years as contemporaries of The Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, their decision to tour with Morrissey, and more.

Interview by Ed Power (20 June, 2019).


Relevant part:

Interpol have received a more mixed response to the announcement that they are to go on the road in the US with Morrissey this autumn. Some corners of the Twittersphere are unhappy that the band are sharing the bill with an artist accused of proselytising unacceptable views.

"It's easy for me not to support Morrissey, as his solo output is garbage," tweeted Chris Marron...
Dave Grohl compares Billie Eilish to Morrissey while discussing her music with Josh Homme - NME


The Foo Fighters frontman revealed he was a fan of the ‘Bad Guy’ pop star earlier this year, after his daughter began listening to her music. “Are you kidding?” Eilish said in response, explaining that she grew up on Grohl’s work.

Appearing on Josh Homme’s Alligator Hour radio show, the musician has now compared Eilish’s fanbase to that of the former Smiths singer – explaining how seeing her live for the first time “felt like you were a part of something that was just about to explode”.

“It’s the connection she has with...

Podcast description:

"Well, somethings in life are worth waiting for & this here is one of those things!
Listen in as the two start from the beginning & we learn just how this legendary guitarist found his way through punk to the metal explosion of the 80’s.
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Also Touched On:

Coming of age in the summer of a punk
Billy & Johnny: Best haircuts in town
The better guitarists in the neighbourhood
Football or Rock and Roll as the only ways out
Free & Thin Lizzy
Slaughter And The Dogs: Bowie freaks go punk
How amazing the Buzzcocks were
Seeing the Pistols for the first time at the 2nd Manchester gig
Five school friends enter & three leave
“All the heads were there”
Guitar heroes
Raw Power was a massive band in Wigan
Filling Vini Reilly’s shoes
Bringing along Morrissey
Opening for The Magazines
Throwing out...
Morrissey - Suedehead - Track 1 - Saro's Spotify Pride Month Playlist

Morrissey, "Suedehead"

"This song is reminiscent of one of the first sexual relationships I had. 'Why do you come here when you know it makes things hard for me?' To me, this song represents the aloofness or inability to commit that is the final line of defense protecting your heart from breaking."

and this is why he is in trouble now, she says:

And yes, the only reasons why he supports them is because of halal slaughter and Brexit.

Related item:
Noel Gallagher told us what he thinks of Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, his brother Liam and Morrissey. He didn't hold back - Manchester Evening News
M.E.N. EXCLUSIVE: The former Oasis star sits down for an interview with CityLife


We're here to discuss Gallagher's new EP, Black Star Dancing - but the conversation takes a political turn when we get onto the subject of Morrissey, who he says he'd love to write a song for.

How does the man who was once pictured sipping champagne with Tony Blair at Number 10 reconcile the former Smiths frontman's controversial outbursts with his own beliefs?

"People's political beliefs are their own. If that's what he believes in, that's what he believes in," Gallagher says.

"I believe in something else. We're all entitled to our own opinions. I think we live in a society now where everybody who...