New music release: looking at Morrissey's covers album and the singer's complicated legacy

The q This music panel tackles Morrissey's new album, California Son, and Whitney Houston's hologram tour.
Morrissey's new covers album is called California Son. (Etienne Records/BMG)

Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen and music journalist A. Harmony join host Tom Power to talk about Morrissey's new covers album, California Son.

In the past few years, the former lead singer of The Smiths has made headlines for his controversial and inflammatory comments, which puts his fans in a difficult spot. Is Morrissey ruining the legacy of The Smiths, or can we keep the past separate from the present? The q This panel shares their thoughts.

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