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As part of an interview in today's Observer Magazine:

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Don't meet your heroes. Having Morrissey on my radio show was an experience - he called me shallow and I told him that he was confusing being shallow with liking life. He's an odd character: the minute I'd play a record he'd be charm personified and when we'd cut back to our interview, he'd turn back into pantomime Morrissey. He still calls me occasionally just to say hello.
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19 August 2011

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Morrissey has no connection with the site called Morrisseysworld.blogspot. Whoever is on this site/page claiming to be Morrissey is certainly NOT Morrissey. Please be warned. Thank you.

Ten US dates for Morrissey will be announced this coming Monday. All dates will take place in November. Morrissey is now represented in the US by William Morris Agency.


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I just came across this strange article where Def Leppard's lead singer compares his band with Morrissey. Really bloody strange bit of news, I must say:

Def Leppard Gets No Respect, Says Singer Joe Elliott - TripleM Music

If only his shite band never released any music, there I go again dreaming. What an absolute & utter wanker that nutjob is.

Excerpt:

"We've sold more records than Morrissey and I think I'm a better singer than Morrissey and we think we write better songs than Morrissey yet they'll still think that Morrissey is really cool because he was once in The Smiths.

"I've got nothing against Morrissey, I've got something against the press that think that way."


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The 30 Harshest Musician-on-Musician Insults in History - Flavorpill

15. Elvis Costello on Morrissey
“Morrissey writes wonderful song titles, but sadly he often forgets to write the song.”

9. Robert Smith on Morrissey
“If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then I’ll eat meat — that’s how much I hate Morrissey.”

8. Morrissey on Bob Geldof
“Bob Geldof is a nauseating character. Band Aid was the most self-righteous platform ever in the history of popular music.”

3. Morrissey on Brett Anderson
“He’ll never forgive God for not making him Angie Bowie.”
The Songs That Saved Your Life Again (2011): A Celebration of Morrissey
The Department of Sociology University of Limerick invites you to celebrate the work of Morrissey on Friday September 16th from 7.30pm onwards.

Join a panel of experts at Dolan's Warehouse who will discuss Morrissey's important contribution to popular culture. The event will mark the launch of a major book of essays edited by University of Limerick faculty Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane and Martin J. Power entitled Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities.

There will be a live performance by These Charming Men as well as a Morrissey/Smiths Aftershow - 'Manchester So Much To Answer For'

TICKETS ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 19TH AT 10AM

Booking From Dolans Limerick www.dolans.ie or from UCH Box Office www.uch.ie

Cost: 12.50€

15€ on the door

Inquiries to [email protected]
Winston Smith writes:

Some will try, but this is actually a rather good article by Michael Deacon in the Daily Torygraph:

So why did no one riot after listening to Morrissey?
Hip-hop is not to blame for the riots, music has long had violent lyrics.

So why did no one riot after listening to Morrissey? - by Michael Deacon, The Daily Telegraph
Hip-hop is not to blame for the riots, music has long had violent lyrics.
Hey, I haven't seen this posted here so here's a little clip about Beavis and Butthead's 2011 comeback, where Morrissey is credited to ruining the ability to release many of B&B's music video commentaries on DVD. This is, of course, in reference to when Beavis and Butthead commentated on the "November Spawns a Monster" video, to which Morrissey predictably was against DVD release if not the project in general.

Anyways, here's the panel, the relevant area starts at like 2:30.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGXaDst0DTE

Edit: Here's the B&B commentary of "November":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WON-Gw1KgAY