In the French magazine "Les Inrocks", there is an interesting note about Morrissey who would have signed a 5 album deal with the Californian label Rhino.
Read the story in French (scroll down to "Que devient Johnny Marr ?") here (Jean-Daniel Beauvallet - Oct. 1):
Morrissey, lui, viendrait de signer un deal de cinq albums avec le label californien Rhino, maison de retraite luxueuse spécialisée dans les rééditions et les fins de carrière.
This just appeared on not-as-good-as-it-used-to-be gossip site popbitch.com:
"MorrisseyMake of that what you will, I suppose.
blackpool tangerine writes and sends:
Morrissey spotted at U2's recent Dublin gig. Behind Mike Peters of The Alarm who with friend is in the main part of the picture.
In response to the recent article, "'Interlude' cover design contest winner (KROQ - 1993)", Joseph Magic Namsinh writes:
In regards to all the skeptics about my artwork, here is a scan of the check stub from Warner Brothers. I also included a scan of a Morrissey letter written inside the MORRISSEY SHOT book he gave to me when I met him.
In addition, here are 2 more illustrations I did for Moz. The b/w pencil he has in his collection and the color painting Morrissey signed it for me for my collection. Hope you enjoy them.
Anth2001 also writes and sends:
I was wanting to add a comment to the post "Interlude, KROQ cover design contest winner" and post my artwork entry. I hope you like it, I worked very hard on it. It is not painted, it is in black & white pen & ink. The original is sized to fit on a 12-inch record like the contest had requested.
Anth2001 - "Interlude" contest entry
Last Sunday, I went to see a documentary called Lifetime Guarantee. It's an hour long documentary about Phranc and how she sells Tupperware. She is one of the biggest sellers in the country. During the film, she was talking about great moments in her life and she mentioned how she played in front of a soldout crowd at the Forum. She then explained that this was when she was opening for Morrissey. She talked briefly about the rest of that tour and how she left it early when her brother was murdered. She didn't really say anything about Morrissey himself. But there were a few guys at one of her Tupperware parties who were telling her that they had seen her open for The Smiths in 1986 and then again for Morrissey in 1991.
lute whine writes:
The new Oct 01 edition of Record Collector (with Frank Zappa on the cover) has a really interesting 8 page piece about some of the possibilities existing in the Rough Trade and Warner archives for a future, "proper" Smiths compilation.
I can't be arsed transcribing it, but it's definitely well worth a read. The main crux of the feature is by Simon Goddard, and the rest is padded out with the usual boxout nonsense of choice quotes, top 10 songs that should have been on the recent Very Best Of, etc, etc, etc.
An anonymous person writes:
Kenneth Cole, a clothing company, has come out with a new watch design called "How Soon Is Now?" It has a green face and looks like something Morrissey would never wear.
Carlos Blakos writes:
From 'Record Collector' magazine, October No 266:
"The Official Adam & the Ants convention will be held... [in] London on 13th October... the event will be attended by Ant people including Marco Pirroni, Terry Lee Miall, Chris De Niro and 'Record Collector' contributor and Morrissey guitarist Boz Boorer. For further information contact www.adam-net.net."
(News, page 8)
Adam & the Ants was a fantastic punk/post-punk band, famed for their costumes (highwaymen, Prince Charming??) and use of double drums.
charles byron writes:
Just a short message to let you know that Liam McKahey, Cousteu's singer, has listed "Hatful of Hollow" as one of his Top 10 Favourite CD's in his Toybox..
Great! The singer from the coolest band in the world is definitely into Morrissey. what else can I ask for?
From The NME website - TABLOID HELL - SEPTEMBER 17 2001:
Elsewhere, The Sun also reports that lanky comic adulterer and alter-ego of Bob The Builder, Neil Morrissey, is set for some chart competition. Morrissey, who as Tabloid Hell has previously pointed out, used to be lead singer with 80s indie icons Smiths before becoming a comedy actor in such hits as 'Men Behaving Badly' and probably others, will have to battle it out with the man he cuckolded Les Dennis, a game show host of some considerable standing in the game show hosting world. So well respected is Les that some of his peers call him Les 'The Host' Dennis. Les is to team up with rock outfit Frigid Vinegar to release 'Diddlysquat', a song about game shows. "That indie twat Morrissey is probably bricking it now," says a game show fan. "Les is a born entertainer and he certainly has never sang miserable songs about being miserable. He'll take great delight in rubbing Morrissey's nose in it."
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Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band Sweet and Tender Hooligans, hot off of their successful UK tour, visit these Southwestern U.S. cities this weekend.
Friday, October 5th
511 Western St.
El Paso TX
Saturday, October 6th
Bash on Ash
230 W. Fifth St.
Sunday, October 7th
Cane's Bar and Grill
3105 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego CA