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Morrissey

English singer and lyricist add

Category: Music

Born in 1959.

Countries: United Kingdom (49%), United States (22%), (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Years of Refusal, The Smiths, NME

Linked to: Conservative Party, British Royal Family, Decca Records, The Smiths

 

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Morrissey was born in 1959 add something


1964

The Queen Is Dead - The album cover, designed by Morrissey, features Alain Delon from the 1964 film "L'Insoumis"


1965

His family first lived at Harper Street in Hulme before moving to nearby Queen's Square in 1965 add something

 

The Moors Murders horrified the city when the matter came to light in 1965, and this collective trauma is said to have made a profound and lasting impression on Morrissey; the murders were referenced in the Smiths song "Suffer Little Children" add something


1966

Ennio Morricone - Aside from his music having been sampled by everyone from rappers to electronic outfits , Morricone wrote "Se Telefonando", which became Italy's fifth biggest-selling record of 1966 and has since been re-recorded by Françoise Hardy, among many others, and scored the strings for "Dear God, Please Help Me" on Morrissey's 2006 "Ringleader of the Tormentors" album


1969

In 1969, when many of the old streets and tenements were facing demolition, Morrissey's parents moved to a three-bedroomed house on King's Road in the suburb of Stretford add something


1970

Billy Duffy - Duffy got his start playing in different punk line-ups in the late 1970s, but these earlier years were more notable for his introducing Johnny Marr to the guitar and encouraging Morrissey to make his singing debut with Duffy in The Nosebleeds


1972

Morrissey would sometimes go to see bands in Manchester, the first being T. Rex's Marc Bolan at Belle Vue in 1972 add something


1974

From 1974, he frequently wrote letters to music magazines like "Melody Maker" and the "NME", giving his opinions on various bands add something


1978

Morrissey, still with forename, briefly fronted The Nosebleeds in 1978, who by that time included Billy Duffy on guitar add something


1980

A third book, "Exit Smiling," which was actually written first and which dealt with obscure B movie actors, was initially rejected and remained unpublished until 1998 add something

 

He later said that this was a tongue-in-cheek answer to "wind up the right-on 1980s NME", that he had actually said "reggae is "wild", and that he was a fan of much reggae music add something

 

He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths add something

 

Morrissey concerts are often characterised by rows of fans with quiffs and sometimes flowers in an echo of his early 1980s self add something

 

Annie Lennox - With Eurythmics' music videos earning regular rotation on MTV in the 1980s, Lennox took part in the shaping of popular culture alongside other gay icons such as Boy George, Madonna, Morrissey, and Michael Stipe


1982

After recording several demo tapes with future Fall drummer Simon Wolstencroft, in autumn 1982 they recruited drummer Mike Joyce add something


1983

In 1983 he claimed to be "a kind of prophet for the fourth sex," on the grounds that he was "bored with men and add something

 

Signing to independent record label Rough Trade Records, they released their first single, "Hand in Glove", in May 1983 add something

 

Willy Russell - He penned another television drama, "One Summer", which aired as a five-part series on Channel 4 in 1983, starring a young David Morrissey

 

Johnny Marr - Marr was co-songwriter - with Morrissey - and guitarist of The Smiths, between 1983-87


1984

A 1984 Smiths article in "Rolling Stone" stated that Morrissey "admits he's gay," but Morrissey replied that it was news to him; and the article used the term "fourth-gender" in its title add something

 

In 1984, he stated that he refused "to recognise the terms hetero-, bi-, and homo-sexual" because "everybody has exactly the same sexual needs add something

 

Johnny Marr stated in a 1984 interview that "Morrissey doesn't participate in sex at the moment and hasn't done so for a while, he's had a lot of girlfriends in the past and quite a few men friends add something

 

In February 1984, they released their debut album, "The Smiths," which reached number two on the UK Albums Chart add something


1985

During 1985, the band undertook lengthy tours of the UK and the US while recording the next studio record, "The Queen is Dead" add something

 

Early in 1985 the band released their second album, "Meat is Murder", which was their only studio album to top the UK charts add something

 

In 1985 he stated that "all reggae is vile", a dismissal of the genre that some found to be racially charged add something

 

The Queen Is Dead - A demo of the music for "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" was posted by Marr through Morrissey's letterbox in the summer of 1985

 

Band Aid (band) - In a 1985 Time Out interview, Morrissey gave his views about the song:

 

The Queen Is Dead - The album was produced by Morrissey and Marr, working predominantly with engineer Stephen Street, who had engineered the band's 1985 album, "Meat Is Murder"

 

The Queen Is Dead - "Frankly, Mr. Shankly", "I Know It's Over" and "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" were written by Morrissey and Marr in a "marathon" writing session in the late summer of 1985 at Marr's home in Bowdon, Greater Manchester


1986

In 1986, Morrissey claimed that he was "dramatically, supernaturally, non-sexual add something

 

Meanwhile, Rourke was fired in early 1986 for his use of heroin add something

 

The album was released in June 1986, shortly after the single "Bigmouth Strikes Again" add something

 

This five-piece recorded the singles "Panic" and "Ask" which reached numbers 11 and 14 respectively on the UK Singles Chart, and toured the UK. After the tour ended in October 1986, Gannon left the band add something

 

Mark Bedford - After Madness split up for the first time in 1986, Bedford played bass with Voice of the Beehive, and in 1991 played bass on Morrissey's second studio album "Kill Uncle"


1987

In early 1987, the single "Shoplifters of the World Unite" was released and reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart add something

 

The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions add something

 

In July 1987, Marr left the group and auditions to find a replacement proved fruitless add something

 

The Queen Is Dead - Both Morrissey and Marr disagree, however, citing its 1987 successor , "Strangeways, Here We Come", as their peak

 

Andrew McGibbon - The Street connection would lead to regular work with Morrissey, immediately following the demise of The Smiths in 1987


1988

His first solo album, 1988's "Viva Hate" entered the UK albums chart at number one add something

 

The 1988 single "Everyday Is Like Sunday" was reissued to coincide with the release on both CD and 7" vinyl formats add something

 

In March 1988, a mere six months after the Smiths' final album, Morrissey released his first solo album, "Viva Hate add something


1989

As such, he released "The Last of the Famous International Playboys," "Interesting Drug," and "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" over the course of 1989 add something

 

However, by the end of 1989 it became apparent that he would not be able to put out an album of new material soon enough add something

 

Johnny Marr - In 1989, in an interview with young fan Tim Samuels Morrissey said that the lack of a managerial figure and business problems were to blame for the band's eventual split

 

Kathy Burke - In real life Burke is a big fan of Morrissey and appeared in the video for his 1989 single "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" and later in the 2002 Channel 4 documentary "The Importance Of Being Morrissey"


1990

"Encyclopædia Britannica" says that that Morrissey's 1990s albums, including "Your Arsenal" , "Vauxhall and I" , "Southpaw Grammar" and "Maladjusted" "testified to a growing homoerotic obsession with criminals, skinheads, and boxers, a change paralleled by a shift in the singer's image from wilting wallflower to would-be thug sporting sideburns and gold bracelets add something


1991

The band Morrissey assembled in 1991 for his "Kill Uncle" tour went on to record 1992's hit album "Your Arsenal add something

 

Richard Hawley - In 1991, Hawley auditioned to be a guitarist in Morrissey's live band, but was rejected after he started singing "One Night" by Elvis Presley during his audition

 

Melissa Ferrick - She received a great deal of publicity in 1991 when she replaced, at the last minute, the opening act for the singer Morrissey on tour


1992

NME - In 1992, the "NME" had a very public dispute with its former hero Morrissey due to allegations that he had used racist lyrics and imagery

 

Linder Sterling - She has taken many photographs of him, including the sleeve photographs for his 1992 album "Your Arsenal" and 1993 live album "Beethoven Was Deaf", as well as several singles, and she worked on the video footage for his 2004 DVD "Who Put the M in Manchester-" In 1992 she published a book of photographs of Morrissey, taken during his 1991 UK, US and Japan tours, entitled "Morrissey Shot"

 

Years of Refusal - "Years of Refusal" marks the first time since 1992's "Your Arsenal" that Alain Whyte has not performed on a Morrissey album


1993

"Viva Hate" was certified Gold by the RIAA on 16 November 1993 add something


1994

In 1994, Morrissey rejected claims of racism, saying "If the National Front were to hate anyone, it would be me add something

 

In 1994, Morrissey was criticised by Manic Street Preachers' bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire, in regards to comments Morrissey had made about immigration and national identity in NME add something

 

In a 1994 interview, he claimed that "sex is actually never in my life," and as such, he argued that "I have no sexuality add something

 

Patric Doonan - In 1994 the singer Morrissey referenced Doonan in the song 'Now My Heart Is Full'


1995

Following the success of "Vauxhall and I" Morrissey began work on "Southpaw Grammar" in early 1995 add something

 

In 1995, he claimed "I'd like to have a sex life, if possible add something

 

Terry Venables - In 1995, a photograph of Venables from his playing days appeared on the cover of Morrissey's single "Dagenham Dave"

 

Diana Dors - She is featured on the cover of the Smiths' 1995 compilation album "Singles", and later a Morrissey picture disc


1996

In 1996, Joyce took Morrissey and Marr to court, claiming that he had not received his fair share of recording and performance royalties add something

 

Johnny Marr - In 1996, Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce took Morrissey and Marr to court, claiming that he had not received his fair share of recording and performance royalties


1997

In a 1997 interview, he revealed he had been in a relationship with someone for two years but that it had ended and the person in question had just stopped loving him add something

 

Morrissey returned on a new record label in 1997 with the single "Alma Matters" in promotion of his album "Maladjusted add something


1998

In 1998, it was said that Morrissey didn't have a record deal anymore add something


1999

Coachella Festival - In 1999, he did a tour called "Oye Esteban" and was one of the headliners of the Coachella Festival add something


2000

In the early 2000s, Morrissey fell out with fansite Morrissey-Solo, issuing a 'cease and desist' notification against it add something


2002

In 2002, Morrissey returned with a world tour, peaking with two sold out nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London where he revealed yet unreleased songs to his audience add something

 

The BBC has referred to him as "one of the most influential figures in the history of British pop," and the "NME" named the Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping the Beatles add something

 

Steve Cochran - In the 2002 documentary "The Importance of Being Morrissey", Steven Morrissey claims that his parents named him after Steve Cochran


2003

In June 2003, it was revealed Sanctuary Records had given Morrissey the one-time reggae label Attack Records to record new material and to sign new artists add something

 

The Queen Is Dead - In 2003, Morrissey named this as his favourite Smiths song

 

NME - When Morrissey did eventually speak to the NME in 2003, he made it clear it was only because the three writers concerned had long since left


2004

Morrissey's seventh album "You Are the Quarry" was released in 2004 add something

 

At a Dublin concert in June 2004, Morrissey caused controversy by announcing the death of former US President Ronald Reagan and stating that he would have preferred it if the current President, George W. Bush, had died add something

 

In August 2004, Morrissey was slated to headline a week-long set of shows on Craig Kilborn's "The Late Late Show add something

 

In October 2004, Morrissey released a statement urging American voters to vote for Democratic Party candidate John Kerry for President, calling this vote a "logical and sane move" add something

 

Damien Dempsey - He has earned the support of his peers, particularly Morrissey, who invited Damien to support him on various UK and Irish dates as well as his autumn 2004 US tour

 

Pete Wylie - In 2004, Imperfect List was used by Morrissey at shows prior to his appearance on stage

 

Dean Butterworth - Later in 2004, Dean went on to tour once more with Morrissey

 

Years of Refusal - Manning previously played on Morrissey's 2004 album "You Are the Quarry"

 

Damien Dempsey - Morrissey went on to sign Damien to his label , and "Seize the Day" had its U.S. release in October 2004

 

The Smiths - In November 2004, VH1 screened a "Backstage Pass Special" episode of "Bands Reunited" showing host Aamer Haleem trying and failing to corner Morrissey before a show at the Apollo Theater


2005

Morrissey was scheduled to appear at the 2005 Benicassim festival in Spain but pulled out at the last minute add something

 

The performance at the Manchester Arena on Morrissey's 45th birthday was recorded and released on the DVD "Who Put the M in Manchester-" in 2005 add something

 

In recognition of his support, PETA honoured him with the Linda McCartney Memorial Award at their 25th Anniversary Gala on 10 September 2005 add something

 

Johnny Marr - In 2005, VH1 attempted to get the band back together on its "Bands Reunited" show but abandoned its attempt after the show's host, Aamer Haleem, failed to corner Morrissey before a show

 

Dean Butterworth - He played for popular singer Morrissey and was announced as the official drummer for the band Good Charlotte in March 2005 after they parted with their previous drummer, Chris Wilson, in 2005

 

The Smiths - This was a source of ongoing inconvenience and grievance to Morrissey, who estimated that Joyce had cost him at least £1,515,000 in recovered royalties and legal fees up to 30 November 2005


2006

A 2006 article in UK paper "The Independent" stated the singer " add something

 

In 2006, Liz Hoggard from "The Independent" noted, "Only 15 years after homosexuality had been decriminalised, his lyrics flirted with every kind of gay subculture"; for example, she claims that "This Charming Man" "is about age-gap, gay sex add something

 

In 2006, he was voted the second greatest living British icon in a poll held by the BBC's "Culture Show add something

 

John Murphy of musicOMH has even speculated that the lyrics "Nothing entered me, 'til you came with the key" to Morrissey's 2006 song "You Have Killed Me" give reference to a sexual encounter he had add something

 

The subsequent 2006 international tour included more than two dozen gigs in the UK, including concerts at the London Palladium add something

 

In February 2006, Morrissey said he had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and by British intelligence after having spoken out against the American and British governments add something

 

Morrissey's eighth studio album, "Ringleader of the Tormentors," was recorded in Rome and released on 3 April 2006 add something

 

Marianne Faithfull - A version of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help Me" from his 2006 album, "Ringleader of the Tormentors" is one of the songs featured, and the album is available both as 10-song CD and 18-song CD-DVD combination

 

Jesse Tobias - In 2006 Tobias played on Morrissey's album "Ringleader of the Tormentors", and he toured with him

 

The Smiths - In 2006, Morrissey declared, "I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that's saying something for a vegetarian

 

Ennio Morricone - Morricone provided the string arrangements on Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help Me" from the album "Ringleader of the Tormentors" in 2006

 

Christian Dior - The English singer-songwriter Morrissey released a song titled "Christian Dior" as a b-side to his 2006 single "In the Future When All's Well"

 

The Smiths - The closest Marr or Morrissey has come to any kind of reunion was in January 2006 when Johnny Marr and The Healers played at Andy Rourke's Manchester v Cancer benefit concert


2007

A limited edition of the "Greatest Hits" album featured an eight-track live CD which was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007 add something

 

In 2007, Morrissey said in an interview with the "NME" that British identity had disappeared because of immigration add something

 

In early 2007, Morrissey left Sanctuary Records and embarked on a "Greatest Hits" tour add something

 

In January 2007, the BBC confirmed that it was in talks with Morrissey for him to write a song for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest add something

 

The tour ran from 1 February 2007 to 29 July 2008 and spanned 106 concerts over 8 different countries add something

 

However, in an interview with the BBC News website in October 2007, Morrissey said that the album was already written and ready for a possible September 2008 release and confirmed that his deal with Sanctuary Records had come to an end add something

 

The Smiths - In 2007 they released the documentary DVD "Inside the Smiths", a surprisingly affectionate memoir of their time with the band, notable for the absence of Marr, Morrissey, and their music

 

Rae Earl - She is the author of the 2007 book My Fat Mad Teenage Diary, a collection of the diaries she wrote as a teenager in the late 1980s, describing the tribulations of being a boy-mad, overweight Morrissey fan in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire

 

Sacha Distel - The video for his song "Où Ça Où Ça" has been shown before Morrissey's concerts in Europe and the US, on his 2007 and 2008 Greatest Hits tour

 

Years of Refusal - However, in an interview with the BBC News website in October 2007, Morrissey said that the album was already written and ready for a possible Autumn 2008 release

 

Years of Refusal - It was announced in November 2007 that Jerry Finn, the man behind Morrissey's 2004 album "You Are the Quarry", would be producing the new album instead of Tony Visconti

 

Decca Records - In December 2007, it was announced that Morrissey would be joining the Decca roster


2008

In 2008, Word Magazine was forced to apologise in court for an article by David Quantick that accused Morrissey of being a racist and a hypocrite add something

 

In 2008, he made a donation of £75,000 to the organisers of the Love Music Hate Racism concert in London, after the withdrawal of the "NME"'s sponsorship left the event facing a financial shortfall add something

 

In December he signed a new deal with Decca Records, which included a "Greatest Hits" album and a newly-recorded album to follow in autumn 2008 add something

 

The "British Food Journal" featured an article in 2008 that applied Morrissey's lyrics to building positive business relationships add something

 

During a January 2008 concert Morrissey remarked "God Bless Barack Obama" and ranted against Hillary Clinton after a performance of "The World Is Full of Crashing Bores add something

 

In May 2008, Morrissey parted ways with his manager of five years, Merck Mercuriadis, in favour of a new contract with IE Music, however by September Morrissey left the group and acquired the services of Irving Azoff add something

 

On 30 May 2008, it was announced that Morrissey's ninth studio album, "Years of Refusal" would have 12 tracks and be produced by Jerry Finn add something

 

On 5 August 2008 it was reported that, although originally due in September, "Years of Refusal" had been postponed until February 2009, as a result of Finn's death and the lack of an American label to distribute the album add something

 

Originally due to be released 6 October 2008, the DVD was subsequently delayed until 1 March 2009 by Warner Music according to HMV. This DVD has never been released add something

 

In November 2008, "Rolling Stone" magazine named Morrissey one of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time add something

 

Years of Refusal - In December, Morrissey signed a new deal with Decca Records, which included a "Greatest Hits" album and a newly recorded album to follow in Autumn 2008

 

Years of Refusal - On 30 May 2008, true-to-you.net posted the following on Morrissey's 2008 album:

 

Years of Refusal - However, in a June 2008 interview with "Hot Press" magazine Morrissey cleared up the issue:

 

New York Dolls - O2 Wireless Festival - The band played the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London on July 4, 2008, with Morrissey and Beck and the Lounge On The Farm Festival on July 12, 2008

 

Beto Cuevas - In September 2008, Beto was invited to interview Morrissey for channel TV Central

 

Years of Refusal - Originally "Years of Refusal" was to be released on 15 September 2008 in the UK and 16 September 2008 in the US. However, the album's release date was delayed until 2 February 2009 at the request of Decca UK so Morrissey could have time to shop for a new label to distribute the album in the US after he withdrew from Decca US for their "poor promotion of his "Greatest Hits" release"

 

Irving Azoff - It was announced on October 1, 2008, that Azoff will be managing English singer Morrissey

 

Years of Refusal - On 11 December 2008, Morrissey, along with Polydor president Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, unveiled "Years of Refusal" in London to a select group of journalists with a special listening of the album at Piccadilly's Pigalle Club


2009

In 2009 he abandoned a stage at the Coachella Festival in California because of the smell of cooking meat, stating "I can smell burning flesh and I hope to God it's human add something

 

Throughout 2009 Morrissey toured to promote the album add something

 

In February 2009, following persistent rumours over preceding months of an imminent Smiths reunion, Morrissey was once again forced to deny that any such reunion would take place add something

 

In April 2009, remastered editions of 1995's "Southpaw Grammar" and 1997's "Maladjusted" were released in the UK. These both featured a rearranged track listing with the inclusion of B-sides and outtakes, resulting in albums quite different to the original add something

 

" 13 April 2009 Similarly, the critic Steven Wells called Morrissey "the man who more or less invented indie" and an artist "who more than anybody else personifies" indie culture add something

 

Jeff Beck - Beck played on the song "Black Cloud" on the 2009 Morrissey album "Years of Refusal" and later that year, Harvey Goldsmith became Beck's Manager

 

Jesse Tobias - In 2009, Tobias played lead guitar on Morrissey's "Years of Refusal" tour


2010

In 2010, during an interview with Simon Armitage for "The Guardian", Morrissey alighted on the topic of animal cruelty in China, saying "you can't help but feel the Chinese are a sub-species add something

 

In July 2010, it was announced that EMI will reissue the 1990 album "Bona Drag" on its Major Minor imprint, resurrected specifically for the release add something

 

In December 2010, he publicly supported Johnny Marr, who had stated that he forbade British Prime Minister, David Cameron, from liking the Smiths add something


2011

The feud intensified in 2011 when Morrissey issued a lifetime concert ban against website owner David Tseng add something

 

In February 2011, EMI announced that a brand new compilation, "Very Best of Morrissey", would be released in April that year add something

 

In March 2011, it was announced that Morrissey was now under the management of Ron Laffitte add something

 

On 14 June 2011, Janice Long premiered three new Morrissey songs in session on her BBC Radio 2 program; "Action Is My Middle Name", "The Kid's a Looker" and "People Are the Same Everywhere" add something

 

Glastonbury Festival - In June and July 2011, Morrissey played a UK tour, mainly consisting of small venues in the north of Britain; played the Glastonbury Festival and headlined the Hop Farm Festival add something

 

At a concert in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday, 24 July 2011, Morrissey caused more controversy when stating "We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead add something

 

A legal suit by Morrissey against the "NME" for unsubstantiated accusations of racism began in October 2011 add something


2012

In 2012 in an email interview, Morrissey revealed that "Wikipedia names Dusty Springfield as my first influence add something

 

In 2012, he appeared in a PETA ad campaign, encouraging people to have their dogs and cats fixed in order to help reduce the number of homeless pets add something

 

Morrissey is currently undertaking a 2012 tour, which started in South America and continued through Asia and North America add something

 

In June 2012, the parties settled the dispute, with NME publishing a letter on their website apologising to Morrissey and stating that they did not believe him to be racist add something

 

On November 12, 2012 Morrissey announced that he will continue his North American tour adding 32 cities beginning in Greenvale, NY on January 9th and ending in Portland, OR on March 8th add something

 

Michael Zakarin - On August 4, 2012, Anthony Burulcich was named Morrissey's new drummer on Morrissey's official web site


2013

In late January 2013, following hospital treatment Morrissey was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and the several engagements were re-scheduled add something

 

On 7 March 2013, Morrissey was hospitalised again, this time with pneumonia in both lungs add something

 

After Thatcher's death in April 2013, Morrissey called her "a terror without an atom of humanity" and that "every move she made was charged by negativity" add something

 

It was announced that Morrissey would perform live shows in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile, starting from June 2013 add something

 

The book was due to be published by Penguin in September 2013, but was pulled days before release due to "a last-minute content disagreement" add something

 

After some delays, the book was eventually published as a Penguin Classic , in line with Morrissey's wishes, on 17 October 2013 add something

 

In November 2013, Morrissey fiercely criticised members of the royal family, starting with Princess Anne for condoning horsemeat consumption add something

 

From 2 December 2013 onward, Morrissey's version of "Satellite Of Love" by Lou Reed recorded at The Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on 25 November 2011 was available as a vinyl single add something

 

The Smiths - May 2013 be we will in 10 or 15 years' time when we all need to for whatever reasons, but right now Morrissey is doing his thing and I'm doing mine, so that's the answer really


2014

In 2014 Morrissey stated that he believed there is "no difference between eating animals and paedophilia add something

 

On 3 January 2014, "The Guardian" reported that Morrissey is writing his debut novel add something

 

On 15 January 2014, it was confirmed that Morrissey has signed a two-record deal with Capitol Music, with recording to commence on 1 February in Paris add something

 

In August 2014, Capitol Music and Harvest Records ended their contracts with Morrissey add something

 

Cliff Richard - In 2014 Richard, along with Tom Jones, will open for Morrissey on a US tour

 

A. A. Gill - In 2014 he won the 'Hatchet Job of the Year *award' for his scathing review of Morrissey's "Autobiography"

 

Cliff Richard - In June 2014, Richard will open for Morrissey at a live concert at New York's Barclays Center

 

Cliff Richard - However, it was reported on 16 June 2014 that Morrissey had cancelled the concert after collapsing with an "acute fever"

 

Cliff Richard - Richard was scheduled to open for Morrissey at a live concert at New York's 19,000 capacity Barclays Center on 21 June 2014

 

Tom Jones (singer) - In May and June 2014 Jones, along with Cliff Richard, opened for Morrissey at two special shows in the US. On 27 September 2014 Jones will perform at the Australian Football League's pre game entertainment for the 2014 Grand Final along with Ed Sheeran


2015

On March 26 2015, Morrissey released "Kiss Me A Lot" as the fifth single from "World Peace Is None Of Your Business" as a digital download add something

 

On 26 March 2015, Morrissey released "Kiss Me A Lot" as the fifth single from "World Peace Is None Of Your Business" as a digital download add something

 

On 3 April 2015, Morrissey announced a U.S. tour during June and July, including special performances with Blondie and Amanda Palmer add something

 

On August 26, 2015, it was announced that Penguin Books would publish Morrissey's first novel entitled "List of the Lost" add something

 

The novel is set to be released on 24 September 2015 add something


2016

Jessica Brown-Findlay - In 2016, she joined the cast of the biopic feature film, "Steven", about the early life and career of English singer Morrissey, who co-founded the indie rock band The Smiths

 

Jessica Brown-Findlay - In 2016, she joined the cast of the new biopic feature film, "England is Mine", about the early life and career of English singer Morrissey, who co-founded the indie rock band The Smiths


2017

A 2017 biopic of Morrissey's early years, titled "England Is Mine", was written and directed by Mark Gill and stars Jack Lowden add something

 

Manchester Arena - In May 2017, Morrissey reacted to the Manchester Arena attack on Facebook, blaming immigration and Islamic extremism while criticizing politicians and the Queen add something

 

At the beginning of October 2017, he indicated that he had supported losing anti-Islam candidate Anne Marie Waters in the recently concluded UKIP's leadership election add something

 

His eleventh solo album, "Low in High School", is set to be released in November 2017 add something

 

Morrissey's 11th studio album, titled "Low in High School", will be released on 17 November 2017 through &BMG (BMG_Rights_Management) and Morrissey's own Etienne record label add something


2018

In April 2018, Morrissey launched a new website, Morrissey Central add something

 

On 20 September 2018, Morrissey released a statement announcing that he would perform in Canada again, feeling that his previous "stance was ultimately of no use and helped no one", and pledged to donate to animal protection groups in the cities that he plays add something

 

On 1 November 2018, Morrissey released a music video for his cover of the Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang" to promote a double-vinyl reissue of "Low in High School" announced for 7 December 2018 add something

 

On 5 December 2018, Morrissey revealed the title and the track list of his 12th studio album, "California Son", which will contain twelve covers add something

 

In November 2018, Morrissey released a music video for his cover of the Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang" to promote a double-vinyl reissue of "Low in High School" announced for 7 December 2018 add something


2019

In March 2019, it was announced that Morrissey will play a seven-night Broadway engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from 2 May to 11 May. add something

 

In May 2019, Morrissey played a seven-night residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Broadway, prior to release a covers album which is his twelfth studio album, " California Son" add something

 

In June 2019, Billy Bragg criticised Morrissey's recent political statements, saying "he wants to betray everything he ever said in the Smiths, and he's broken the hearts of a lot of people add something

 

Billie Joe Armstrong - In February 2019, Armstrong was among artistes who came under criticism after it was announced that he would be featuring on an album by controversial right-wing musician Morrissey