The man behind a '60s murder spree in Manchester inspired a Smiths' song and whole lot of controversy.
After rejecting the opportunity to release an earlier Smiths collection of singles and b-sides, Sire put together the two-LP 'Louder Than Bombs' in March 1987.
The Smiths lasted only five years, but their influence is immeasurable.
The Smiths (or, more specifically, the band's record label) inspired some frustrations among fans in the way a couple of compilations were released in 1987.
A benefit for Artists Against Apartheid at London's Brixton Academy on Dec. 12, 1986 turned out to be the final performance of the Smiths.
Warner Music has pulled a pair of previously unreleased Smiths songs out of the vault for an upcoming 7" single.
Whatever glimmer of hope there might have been for a Smiths reunion in 2008, it seems to be thoroughly extinguished now.
Johnny Marr and Morrissey discussed getting back together in a Manchester pub.
The Smiths have partnered with PETA to create a retro video game where your goal is to save animals from being slaughtered.
Morrissey once again brushed off talk of a reunion of the Smiths.