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Morrissey's new video 'Earth is the Loneliest Planet' starring Pamela Anderson -- watch it here

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Some girls are bigger than others; some girls just get to be in all the music videos.

Pamela Anderson, who has played the ur California blond for Kanye West, Elton John, Lit, and Vince Neil, is Morrissey’s new muse for “Earth Is the Loneliest Planet,” from his upcoming World Peace Is None of Your Business.

In the minute-long clip, the two circle each other on the rooftop of L.A.’s landmark Capitol Records building while Moz recites the lyrics for “Earth” spoken-word style, and they both presumably think thoughts of loneliness and midlife and shared vegan snacks.

It’s all kind of inscrutable and dawn-dreamy, like a European ad for a cruelty-free unisex cologne: READ FULL STORY

Morrissey posts tribute to Lou Reed: 'He will always be pressed to my heart'

There are a lot of things Morrissey does not care for, but Lou Reed isn’t one of them. The Smiths frontman has expressed his reverence for Reed many times over the years, and yesterday he posted a short, moving tribute to his idol online.

Posted on True to You, a Moz fan site, the Pope of Mope wrote of the late Velvet Underground (and beyond) singer:

‘Oh Lou / why did you leave us this way?’

No words to express the sadness at the death of Lou Reed. He had been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be. I knew the Lou of recent years and he was always full of good heart. His music will outlive time itself.
 We are all timebound, but today, with the loss of liberating Lou, life is a pigsty.

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Morrissey cancels U.S. tour due to health problems

After several health-related postponements, Morrissey has decided to cancel the remainder of his North American tour dates.

His publicist sent out a message last night, noting “The singer has suffered a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus, and double pneumonia.”

All told, the British singer is calling off 22 dates, including stops in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. According to the press release, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Moz has been making quite a bit of noise during this particular jaunt. He stood up Jimmy Kimmel as a protest against his fellow Jimmy Kimmel Live! guests from the show Duck Dynasty, then called out artists like Beyoncé and Paul McCartney in a series of rants. Along the way, his health has betrayed him, though he did manage to pull off a high-profile show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center that featured almost no meat products for sale at concession stands. (Morrissey is a militant vegetarian.)

Check out the full list of canceled tour dates below.

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Today in Morrissey news -- messing with David Bowie, bringing back Rickrolling

Morrissey, mo’ problems!

After spending his past week or two starting tiffs with Duck Dynasty, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Beyoncé, the former Smiths singer is now taking aim at David Bowie.

As vintage-British-rock enthusiasts already know, Morrissey is repressing his 1989 single “The Last of the Famous International Playboys,” complete with new artwork. (His same-era album Kill Uncle, is also getting a reissue by its label.) And therein lies the problem. Morrissey had planned on using a previously unseen picture of Bowie on the cover, but the famously guarded Bowie denied Moz the right to use his image. (Unfortunately, Bowie forgot to also nix the cover art to his new album The Next Day.)

So, with his back against a wall, Morrissey went a different route: He rickrolled David Bowie, putting an image of “Never Gonna Give You Up” singer Rick Astley on the cover instead.

Take a look at the new artwork for the single, due out Apr. 8, below:

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In latest rant, Morrissey goes after Beyonce

A few months ago, Morrissey had to postpone a handful of tour dates because of ill health. But perhaps he merely needed to take time out to restore his cantankerousness supply, as the habitual complainer has been extra prickly lately.

While on stage during a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night, Morrissey paused to go after none other than Beyoncé, whose purses caused “the extinction of the rhinos.” The former Smiths singer is, of course, super-vegan — so much so that he lobbied hard to have the venue purge itself of meat products for his performance. (The concession stands were only mostly vegan, though Moz should probably consider that a victory.)

Beyoncé is the latest target in an incredible run for Morrissey. He previously canceled an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because the cast of Duck Dynasty was also booked on the show (he takes umbrage with the whole idea of hunting, of course), and he later issued a scathing screed against Paul McCartney about his commitment to animals and his association with the royal family (who Morrissey finds more abhorrent than a bacon cheeseburger). READ FULL STORY

Morrissey continues beef with Jimmy Kimmel, starts new one with Paul McCartney

And since that headline wasn’t vegan, Morrissey might soon start feuding with us!

It all began when the “Meat Is Murder” singer canceled his scheduled appearance on Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, citing his moral qualms with being on the same program as the mallard-hunting stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. This prompted Kimmel to take some swipes at the former Smiths frontman in his opening monologue.

“While I respect his stance on this, I really do, there’s a very good reason why I didn’t dump the Duck Dynasty guys for Morrissey,” said the comedian. “And that’s because they have guns.” Kimmel also added, “He keeps finding new ways to depress us,” referring to Morrissey’s “Pope of Mope” reputation. On top of that, the host also aired a parody video for “a new Duck Dynasty product for vegans.”

Naturally, Moz was not amused by any of this and released the following statement:

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Morrissey cancels on Kimmel due to 'moral' opposition to 'Duck Dynasty'

If you’ve set your DVR to record Morrissey’s performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this evening, well, heaven knows you’ll be miserable tonight.

Moz has cancelled his scheduled appearance on today’s episode of Kimmel due to moral reasons, E! reports. What moral reasons, you ask? According to his rep, the former Smiths frontman “cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of Duck Dynasty will also be guests.”

Apparently the vegan “Meat Is Murder” singer caught wind that stars of the A&E reality show will also be visiting Kimmel’s studio today, and, since they make products for duck hunters, that means Morrissey’s out.

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Morrissey on Obama: Brit-rock icon calls the President 'useless' and 'simply a set of teeth'

We’re not taking the high road on this one: Bigmouth strikes again.

The endlessly opinionated Morrissey let loose once again in a recent interview, and his targets included his homeland’s Queen and this country’s president.

The former Smiths frontmouth told MSN’s JuiceOnline that he considers President Obama to be “simply a set of teeth, and useless in every other regard,” a conclusion he reached while parsing both current events in Syria and modern forms of government in general.

“I think the age of the President or the Prime Minister is dead,” he said. “People everywhere have lost faith in politics, and rightly so. Something different needs to happen.”

“I think we were all initially swept along with the Obama win,” he continued. “But he’s proven to be simply a set of teeth, and useless in every other regard. Time and time again we see the same scenario whereby political figures only see the public as electorate, and once anyone is elected they appear to hate the people. British politics, as the world knows, is a joke. Yet it’s rarely funny.”

Speaking of Britain, you better believe Moz had something to say about the Queen’s nationwide block party:

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Morrissey comic book coming in November

When we heard that a selection of songs by the Smiths had inspired a comic book series, we started to imagine what kind of superhero Morrissey would be. Maybe he’d call himself Super Bummed Out Man, or perhaps he’d anchor a series called Captain Big Mouth Strikes Again?

We’ll get to find out when the comic book compilation Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths premieres at Tuscon Comic-Con in November, just following the October release of that massive Smiths box set. READ FULL STORY

Morrissey compares Norway massacre to KFC, should probably stick to self-loathing

Oh Morrissey. Sometimes you just make it so hard to love you.

And we really want to! Your songs have gotten us through countless bad break-ups and rainy afternoons cleaning the apartment. Your work with the Smiths is legendary, and your solo career isn’t too shabby either (“Hairdresser On Fire” remains a favorite).

But you have a tendency to run your mouth at weird times, which is why we’re considering cutting ties with you after you compared the tragedy in Norway to the production of meat in fast food restaurants.

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