Music News From Across the Pond

Some exciting music news from the Brits today: A new multi-format Radiohead best-of compilation (aptly titled, The Best Of) is due out June 2 in the U.K. on the band’s former label, Parliphone/EMI, Pitchfork reports. What hits will the disc include? "Paranoid Android," "Fake Plastic Trees" and (bringing it back to ’93!) "Creep," all made the cut, as well as the rarity and super-fan favorite "True Love Waits." Radiohead, who are headlining the first two nights of the All Points West festival in Jersey City this August, did not sanction the release. Meanwhile, Morrissey today won an apology in court from the British music mag Word over phrasing in a March 2008 article that "could have been construed to suggest that Mr. Morrissey was a racist, held racist opinions or that (as the child of migrant parents) he was a hypocrite," Reuters reports. The 48-year-old crooner, who has a similar case going against the tabloidy NME, said he was "delighted" with today’s decision. His lawyer added: "Ultimately, my client would rather spend his time in concert than in court." Indeed, the Moz (sorry, calling him "Mr. Morrissey" just sounds too awkward), is expected to tour later this year in support of his forthcoming new studio album in the fall.

Music News From Across the Pond