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Morrissey pens response to Manchester attack, decries Theresa May & The Queen

"In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections." -- Morrissey

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2017 Record Store Day releases we’d actually like to own

From The Doors and Grateful Dead to Super Furry Animals and Luna.

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Morrissey loses voice at Tucson show, walks off after six songs; Car Seat Headrest cover The Smiths (listen)

"It seems I have left half my mouth in Guadalajara...but I will stand here and I will sing and if necessary, I will drop dead."

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Steve Gunn covered two Smiths songs (listen), playing benefit in Brooklyn w/ Steve Shelley, Loren Connors & more

Like a lot of guitarists, Steve Gunn cites Johnny Marr as an influence. He shows his love for Marr's first real band, The Smiths, by covering two early Smiths songs -- "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" and "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"...

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send Cure, Smiths, Bowie, Siouxsie, Stranger Things & other Valentines to your special someone

All with the grade school type puns Ralph Wiggum would love.

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decorate your tree with Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux, Robert Smith, Adam Ant & more alt-rock Christmas Ornaments

Snow Mozzer & Heat Mozzer, Santa Klaus Nomi, Saint Nick Cave and more.

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The Smiths releasing new 45 single (with unreleased versions of old songs)

The Smiths remain broken up but there's an official new 7" coming out featuring a demo version of "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side" on the A-side...

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Johnny Marr releasing autobiography and going on book tour (he’ll talk in NYC with Ian Svenonius)

Also check out a song by Marr's pre-Smiths band Freak Party.

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get in the Halloween spirit with this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU

You can also listen to a Spotify playlist of all the spooky songs on this week's show.

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Chris Gethard’s Smiths cover band opening Beach Slang’s NYC release show

Geth will team with with Mikey Erg and members of Bomb the Music Industry and Hiccup to cover The Smiths at the NYC release show for Beach Slang's upcoming sophomore LP.

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