GQ: "A$AP Rocky Is the Prettiest Man Alive" - Morrissey reportedly features on new A$AP Rocky album (May 19, 2021)

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"Two new important creative partners are likely to be found on All Smiles. The first is Morrissey.

Morrissey! Rocky, it turns out, is a huge fan, and he's been working remotely with the Pope of Mope over the past year. The former Smiths frontman has been writing, producing, and contributing vocals to the new record, Rocky says. 'Anything you need him to do, he show up and do.'"



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Morrissey Central "Rhoda Dakar" (May 18, 2021)

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RHODA DAKAR




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Johnny Marr - “The first time I ever used a Tele(caster) was the day I recorded This Charming Man”

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The indie guitar icon details how Telecasters fueled the making of The Smiths classic, and why he loves the dark “clang” of his beloved ’64 model

The New Cue #19: Lost In Music: Kevin Cummins (May 17, 2021)

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Today, we have a special edition all about the life and work of photographer Kevin Cummins, whose shots of Joy Division, David Bowie, Patti Smith, Happy Mondays, The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, New Order, Polly Harvey and many, many others you will have ripped from NME in the 1970s, ‘80s, ‘90s and stuck on your wall. He’s arguably the most iconic photographer of his post-punk generation, though the only people who’d argue with that are probably other photographers of his generation.

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"Tell us about your favourite photographic commissions please.

When you are working with bands, who have no concept of time, you have to have lots of patience. I usually describe my job as 90% sitting in hotels lobbies waiting for people to turn up and 10% photography. Going to Havana, Cuba with Shaun Ryder and Bez was a favourite. Especially as years later, Shaun had no idea he’d even been to Cuba.

A week in Japan with Morrissey was another favourite. I was told...

Steve Jones covers "Everyday Is Like Sunday"

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Morrissey Central "Because We Must" (May 14, 2021)

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Because We Must.



Regards,
FWD.

The Smiths & Morrissey feature in a puzzle in Ernest Cline's Ready Player Two

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Ignore the reviews for this novel. It's pretty good. Really gets going from page 71 onwards.

“Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You)” Gets Officially Released (May 11, 2021)

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Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You) · Quilloughby · Lisa Simpson
Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You) ℗ 2021 20th Century Studios
Released on: 2021-05-11

Producer, Studio Personnel, Mixer: Mickey Petralia
Composer Lyricist: Tim Long
Composer Lyricist: Bret McKenzie


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