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Rick Astley Has Cover Date with Morrissey


Rick Astley will be joining Morrissey on the cover art for his latest reissue.

Pitchfork reports: Playboys

Last month, Morrissey added David Bowie to his ever-growing list of foes: Bowie allegedly wouldn't let Morrissey use a previously unseen photograph of the pair for the artwork of the reissue of Morrissey's 1989 single, "The Last of the International Playboys". Fortunately, Morrissey's second choice, Rick Astley, didn't let him down: A photo of the pair backstage at BBC's "Top of the Pops" in 1989 will grace the single's cover.

In other news, Morrissey has reportedly been hospitalized with pneumonia:

The 53-year-old singer is currently being treated for double pneumonia at a hospital in San Francisco, Calif. and has been forced to reschedule shows as he recovers.

According to a WENN report, a statement from Morrissey's rep states, "Morrissey is presently being treated in San Francisco for 'double pneumonia', but remains on course to headline the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City on March 14."

Morrissey Goes After Beyoncé for Aiding Rhino Extinction: VIDEO


Morrissey talked animal rights as he usually does at a concert at the L.A. Staples Center on Friday night, lamenting the extinction of the rhino. Though rhinos are under severe threat, and mostly from poachers who want their horns, Morrissey took aim at Beyoncé and her handbags. Beyoncé has been in the news this week for a pair of customized sneakers she created in collaboration with PMK and designer Isabel Marant which are made of calf hair, ostrich, crocodile, anaconda, and stingray skins, and also for wearing a leather outfit at the Super Bowl.


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Morrissey: If More Men Were Gay, There Would Be No Wars

Morrissey gets a question about politics from Rookie magazine:

MorrisseyWhat political causes mattered most to you back then, and are they still important to you now?

War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. They even get medals for it. Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies.

The most political gesture you can make is to refuse to eat animals. It was so when I was a teenager, and is still the case now.

Morrissey was mocked on Tuesday night by Jimmy Kimmel after canceling an appearance because Kimmel had booked the cast of Duck Dynasty as well. Duck Dynasty is an A&E show about a Louisiana family that hunts ducks. Morrissey called them “people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”

The WaPo reports:

Tuesday night, Kimmel was sincerely unapologetic for the snafu, telling his audience a young band from Denver called Churchill had very nicely stepped in for Morrissey, whose stance Kimmel said he “respects” – and about as convincingly as Seth MacFarlane saying he respects TV critics.

  “There’s a very good reason why I didn’t dump ‘Duck Dynasty’,” Kimmel explained. “It’s because they have guns and Morrissey doesn’t.”

 And if Morrissey is really serious, he shouldn’t be making TV appearances of any kind, Kimmel continued. For instance, when he appeared on David Letterman’s show recently, “there had to be an Outback Steak House ad in the mix.”

 Morrissey, Kimmel concluded, “keeps finding ways to depress us.”

Smiths Guitarist Johnny Marr Plays 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' for First Time in 25 Years: VIDEO


The genius guitarist at work. This clip is nirvana for Smiths fans. Spine-tingling.


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Stephen Colbert Taunts Morrissey: VIDEO


Stephen Colbert taunted Morrissey with praise for the Royal Family, and teased him by pretending Johnny Marr was about to appear for a reunion, and questioned him about the unintended consequences of claiming "meat is murder."

Watch the interview and a performance, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Morrissey to Retire from Music


Former Smiths frontman Morrissey says he'll be retiring in two years when he turns 55:

"I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have. This is my 30th year, and I’ve aged a lot recently, which is bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time. We will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon, anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things [laughs]."


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