Famous Smiths/Moz fans?

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Postby Beckett » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:48 pm

Probably been discussed before but could you all list the famous people you know who like The Smiths or Morrissey.

I know Christopher Eccleston (Dr Who) is a huge fan as are Baddiel and Skinner.

And the American actress Julia Stiles (spelling) said she loves the Smiths on the Johnathon Ross show.

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Do you know of any?
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Postby helmoz » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:53 pm

bono, JK rowling, radiohead, will self, noel gallagher, and loads of emo bands.
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Postby Mozzerella » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:54 pm

Oops. Never mind.
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Postby Grim O'Grady » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:04 pm

I met David Baddiel coming out of the 1st Moz Royal Albert hall gig, I had a quick chat with him, after asking him had he enjoyed the show then I foolishly told him that I was in the middle of reading Frank Skinners book, (I thought I bet the poor bloke must be sick to death of folk talking to him about Skinner) then I set off home, a grand day out! Oh I met GU in a pub earlier that day too, with a toblerone (ask her).

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Postby elko » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:10 pm

That Jeremy Vine off Radio 2.

I expect there are millions of 'em, to be honest.

Just please ignore this picture Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst wearing a Smiths shirt:

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Oh, and this book written by a member of Fall Out Boy:

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Postby sonandheir » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:24 pm

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Postby rubygirl » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:06 pm

wow, quite encompassing, sonandheir... <!--emo&:B-->Image<!--endemo-->

I think all members of No Doubt are Smiths fans, I've seen photos of their drummer wearing a TQID T-shirt, as well as Gwen - and she started playing the guitar trying to play The Boy With The Thorn in His Side.

Rufus Wainwright has stated his great appreciation of The Smiths too

Peter Jackson is a big fan too, as far as I know.

And actors like
Rachel Weisz
Chloe Sevigny
Tom Hanks
Eva Mendes
Also, Kirsten Dunst, she's been wearing The Smiths T-shirts.

Hmm, I'll probably remember some more later.
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Postby Perfect Drug » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:36 pm

A thing that troubles is all these bands that proclaim The Smiths as a great influence. Why is it I cant hear a single thing that says that?
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Postby rubygirl » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:46 pm

Well, I guess it's some stupid part of their hype in many cases, but also sometimes the 'influence' is not really obvious, it could have been as a part of the process of finding their own sound, it could have been more on a 'conceptual' level. I don't really know.

Like, The Cardigans have pointed out The Smiths as one of their most prominent influences - and in some of their early tracks you could hear that, but not so much in their later work, me thinks.
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Postby The Boy with a thorn in his side » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:38 pm

Hillary Duff........

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Postby rubygirl » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:08 pm

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...oh. how could I forget this musical jewel.
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Postby helmoz » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:12 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-rubygirl+Mar 13 2006, 10:08 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (rubygirl @ Mar 13 2006, 10:08 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> <!--QuoteBegin-The Boy with a thorn in his side+Mar 13 2006, 09:38 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (The Boy with a thorn in his side @ Mar 13 2006, 09:38 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> Hillary Duff........

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i know that a lot of bands say theyre an influence but u can hardly hear it in their songs, especially emo/screamo, but i guess its there in the way they express their emotions.
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Postby JaneSays » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:22 pm

Apparently Oasis hardly changing thier setlists ( <!--emo&<_<-->Image<!--endemo--> ) is influnced by when Noel went to see the Smiths, they had changed the setlist from the day before and he missed out hearing his favourite song by them live.

To all the people saying they've saw people wearing smiths t-shirts, any pics? or quotes of these people stating they're fans? <!--emo&:)-->Image<!--endemo-->
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Postby Shakespeare's Sister » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:07 am

Green Day are fans.

I read once on a Morrissey site that Billy Joe dedicated Boulevard of Broken Dreams to him at a concert.

Chris Cheney from The Living End is also a fan.
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:29 am

Joe Pernice and John Livingston (Trashcan Sinatras).
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