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From the mind of Morrissey: on celebrity worship, his new book, and Boston

When you're a veteran music journalist, especially one as miserable and jaded as I am, it takes a lot to get you excited for an interview.

By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 28, 2012

Defining Britpop and picking the top 100

We know what you're thinking — you've read this far, and you're ready to throw this rag down in disgust. "Where is Morrissey? Or Stereolab? Or the fucking Cure? What is wrong with you people?"
Drawing the line
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 19, 2011

Say Hi to I Love Music

That photo with the high heels is so good you almost don't need to know anything else about Hi Tiger before taking the plunge with their music.
A burning Tiger
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 05, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Winehouse blows it in the Balkans, Morrissey murders cats

Some people think music writing is pretty soft compared to being a war correspondent or whatever, but I listened to a Limp Bizkit song and an Evanescence song tonight. That has to be a million times worse than anything that's ever happened in Libya.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 01, 2011

The Drums | The Drums

The Drums' Jonathan Pierce has it all mixed up — today's fame-seeking musicians are trading in their guitars for keyboards, not their keyboards for guitars.
Downtown Records (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  October 15, 2010

The Big Hurt: Sex Pistols perfume

I think I’d be a much happier person if I disabused myself of all my quaint expectations about artistic integrity.
Plus ELO death and Moz racism
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 17, 2010

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #52 - Morrissey

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #52 - Morrissey

You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #52 - Morrissey You know Steven Patrick Morrissey as...
By Adam12  |  June 21, 2010

Photos: Morrissey Birthday Tribute at Great Scott

Bands celebrate Morrissey's birthday at Great Scott on May 22, 2010.
  Bands celebrate Morrissey's birthday, May 22, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 28, 2010

Unhappy birthday

It seems like only yesterday that I was huddled in the corner of my room, staring listlessly out the window through tear-smeared glasses, absently singing along to “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” and wondering when my life would finally s
The lines sag heavy and deep for Moz
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 21, 2010

Photos: Most popular slideshows of 2009

Our most popular slideshows from the last year: including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Dale Bozzio's crazy cat house, and much more.
Don't blame us. You clicked on them!
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 25, 2009

The Big Hurt: Lambert works it, 50 blows it, Moz ends it

ADAM LAMBERT 's spicy AMA performance continues to dominate entertainment headlines, weeks after it first scandalized the nation — but why does America care what a man does with another man in the secluded privacy of the American Music Awards?
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 11, 2009


Morrissey | Swords

Morrissey — begrudging patron saint of all that is emotionally desolate and otherwise comfortably bummed — is but a mere mortal, as his recent collapse on stage proves.
UME Imports (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 06, 2009

The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing

Slow news week.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 18, 2009

Westward ho!

Forgot those rabid right-wingers with their hateful teabags — Coachella had the range, and the machinery for change, and the spiritual thirst. Oh and Leonard Cohen.
The Phoenix survives Coachella
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009

That's how people grow up

Morrissey specializes in decadent enlargements of contrary emotions: he's got despair on lock, he's an excellent sculptor of ennui.
Morrissey, live at House of Blues, March 29, 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 31, 2009


Slideshow: Morrissey at House of Blues

Morrissey live at House of Blues, March 29, 2009
Live at House of Blues, March 29, 2009
By CARINA MASTROCOLA  |  March 30, 2009

Morrissey | Years of Refusal

"Could this be an arm around my waist?" asks Morrissey on the final track of his ninth post-Smiths solo album, adding, "Surely the hand contains a knife."
Lost Highway
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 09, 2009

The Big Hurt: Cohen back on stage, Dee back in Heaven, Kelly back on the market

Rascal Flatts are coming out with a sixth album, and I still haven't caught up with the previous five!
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2009
Morrissey or Skeletor?

Morrissey or Skeletor?

It looks like his best days are behind him...   ...
By Special Ed  |  January 15, 2009

The Countdown / First Contact Song of the Day [WEDNESDAY – 1/7]

  [# 5] The Killers - Spaceman [# 4] Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire [# 3] Franz Ferdinand - U...
By Paul Driscoll  |  January 07, 2009



  Morrissey is previewing the first single from his forthcoming album 'Years Of Refusal' onlin...
By Paul Driscoll  |  January 05, 2009


Albert Hammond, Jr. has said The Strokes have "no idea" what is going on with their next album. Speaking as he completed his second solo...
By Paul Driscoll  |  December 12, 2007

Meatless magic

“No Meat,” read the signs posted at the entrance of Bank of America Pavilion.
Morrissey returns, Bank of America Pavillion, July 7, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 09, 2007

Morrissey interrupts

Morrissey was playing his first Boston show in three years, and erotic revelation was at hand.
Morrissey, Bank of America Pavilion, June 26, 2007
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 02, 2007