posted by davidt on Friday February 04 2005, @09:30AM
taxexile sends the link:
Brit of a snub for Robbie - The Sun
ROBBIE WILLIAMS has been snubbed by MORRISSEY — after he pulled out of a duet the pair planned to sing at the Brit Awards.
Robbie will now stage a solo act for the event’s 25th Anniversary at London’s Earls Court next Wednesday.
unclecraig also writes:
The 'Bizarre' page of The Sun today carries a surely untrue story that Morrissey was due to perform a duet with former Take That singer Robbie Williams at the Brits!!!! Moz supposedly agreed to it and then pulled out as "didn't feel it was the right thing to do and sent his apologies to Robbie". Personally don't know whether to laugh or cry... surely this is tabloid nonsense!
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Okay... (Score:0, Troll)
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no no no (Score:1)
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'Tabloid Nonsense' (Score:1)
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Loving Angels instead ? (Score:1)
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What would they have sung together? (Score:3, Funny)
Little Drummer Boy?
Wind Beneath My Wings?
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I'm glad that he's pulled out! (Score:0)
Don't get me wrong, Robbie's "OK" and he is an OK entertainer but I personally don't think that Morrissey should get involved in anything like this.
And I just could not imagine them 2 together - or in fact anyone doing a duet with Morrissey because he is just so much better than anyone else! However, "Interlude" was very good though but then again it wouldn't work in Bloody Britawards!
Take That, Robbie (Score:1)
I heard the story was they were to do a Jackson/Timberlake
style duet with the encore being Moz was to rip off Robbie's
trousers revealing his Union Jack bikini.
Glad they re-thought the matter. It's been done to death.
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HELLO, it was BOWIE, not morrissey (Score:0)
wait a second.. (Score:1)
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The Sun / Bizarre (Score:0)
yum yum (Score:0)
Robbie is okeydokey with me (Score:0)
Whenever he's been on interviews (Parky etc) He seems a nice down to earth bloke...No pretentions about him. Then again, he is northern.
Leave him alone for God sake.
A lot of his material is good too.
Robbie Williams . . . (Score:1)
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Mark Simpson on Robbie Williams (Fnarr-Fnarr) (Score:0)
WHY DOESN'T AMERICA LOVE ROBBIE WILLIAMS?
Especially when he love-hates himself so much? EMI's $120 million wannabe-Bowie megaflop symbolizes the desolate state of 21st century British pop culture, a realm of "wankers" and second-rate imitation Americans.
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By Mark Simpson
Salon April 30, 2003 | It's tough growing up British. Not just for all the obvious Austin Powers-esque reasons, such as our medieval dentistry, endemic mold problems and epidemic dandruff, but for something much more existential. The British are great and enthusiastic believers in Original Sin. In Britain, would you Adam and Eve it, we devoutly accept that we are all Fallen, all doomed before we are born, that no child however lovely and chuckly and pink-skinned is born innocent.
Of course, since we liberated the monasteries, Coalition-style, back in Henry VIII's time, and became nominally Protestant for tax reasons, we don't call it Original Sin anymore. We call it the class system (though in New Labor Britain you will be reported to the police if you mention it). And we don't talk about sinners anymore, just wankers. You see, whichever class you happen to be born into in Britain, it will be the wrong one. Granted, some are wronger than others, but even the most privileged classes are the wrong ones -- to everyone else. Moreover, whatever class you are born into, your destiny, your happiness, your salvation, is not your property and certainly not your right. If you try to escape your British birthright by becoming something you're not, then you will be Found Out, and everyone will point and laugh and call you a wanker.
Probably the biggest wanker in Britain today is cheeky chappie popster Robbie Williams, or simply "Robbie," as we like to call him here in that affectionate, familiar way we handle tossers (another word for wanker; we have as many as the Inuits have for snow -- and "Robbie" is fast becoming another). Robbie is the biggest onanist in Britain, mostly because he's one of the biggest success stories. Since going solo in 1996 after leaving Brit boy-band Take That, Robbie, who was expected at best to become a kids' TV presenter, has had 15 solo U.K. top-10 singles, 13 Brit Awards -- more than anyone else in the award's history -- and has sold 15 million albums worldwide. Robbie is British pop today. He is also the bragging, self-publicizing, self-flagellating, self-loathing symbol of the lifestyle every young person in Britain is supposed to aspire to and despise at the same time. As he puts it with characteristic modesty on his new album, he's "the one who put the Brit in celebrity."
Unfortunately for the British pop industry as a whole, Robbie is also a symbol of its pathetic failure, in the post-Spice Girls era, to export much more than Kylie's bottom and Coldplay's runny noses across the Atlantic. EMI, the ailing British record giant famously swindled by the Sex Pistols (and probably looking back fondly now to those halcyon days), recently paid a sweaty-palmed sum reported to be as high as $120 million for Williams' next six albums -- at approximately the same time as the company was laying off 1,200 employees. A sum that could only be earned out by Yank-side success. Oh dear. Best string out those final installments on that advance: Robbie's new album, "Escapology," debuted in mid-April at number 43 on the Billboard charts, selling an anemic 21,000 copies in its first week. (By the end of the month, Amazon was already selling the album at a "Super Saver" price of $9.98.). For a record industry wallowing in deep water after its worst year in memory, this was nothing short of a Titanic disaster. Robbie could be the cheeky iceberg that finally sinks the British record bu
Williams's publicity people will be laughing until they wet their pants.
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Love it! (Score:0)
So many people on this site are such twats. Get over yourselves.
Is Moz going to the Brits then??? (Score:1)
As he's pulled out of a duet, is Moz still attending the Brits, and if he is will he be performing, or has he steered well clear of it.
I can't picture Moz sat next to Doctor Fox (aka Foxy), and Jamie Cullum (aka Twat), but would be funny to watch.
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Here's how it should go down... (Score:0)
He then proceeded to shoot the Queen.
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If this is true... (Score:0)
Quite possibly accurate (Score:2, Insightful)
Morrissey, being something of a soft touch to flattery, (notice Gene being given a song on his recent NME album and several bands hailing him as an influence getting praise back in Moz interviews), has recognised Robbie and quite likely met with him in LA. The duet could easily have been arranged until Moz decided better of it in typically last-minute fashion.
I don't see anything too remarkable about the story, to be honest. Sanctuary would have feverishly arranged the details, knowing a duet with Robbie would be the televisual highlight of the awards, and probably egged Moz on when he expressed doubts.
The fact he's not doing it is rather disappointing, I for one would have loved to see him do it, even if I'm not a big fan of Robbie Williams. Morrissey's got enough credibility to do whatever he likes and the worst outcome would have been an awkward performance, that's all.
All this talk of Morrissey seeming to sell his soul or commit professional suicide is rubbish. It would have been a laugh.
If it was arranged, what on Earth would they have sung? I'd go with 'Daddy's Voice', Robbie just joining in on the chorus.
Any other suggestions?
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moz quote from word magazine 2004 (Score:2, Interesting)
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If its true... (Score:0)
As always, no one gets to hurt Morrissey's career as much as Morrissey can all by himself.
The strange thing is Robbie has a lot in common with all those pre-Beatles stars like Billy Fury that he idolises.
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Small Mercies (Score:0)
Shame Mozzer isnt going to the Brits it would surely have increased sales figures for YATQ as well as the next album.
Is this the real Morrissey? (Score:1, Funny)
How do we know this is the real Morrissey?
1) He's too chubby (the real Morrissey is thin)
2) He hangs around with Pub Rockers (his band). The real Morrissey was pals with Johnny Marr
3) He goes onto CD UK. The real Morrissey sat at home with a cup of tea and Oscar Wilde.
I think someone should investigate further....
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Re:Is this the real Morrissey? (Score:2, Funny)
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it would never work.... (Score:0)
Malaysian Star (Score:1)
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No smoke without fire?! (Score:1)
'a source at Morrissey’s record label said: “It was all set to go then Morrissey decided it was not the right thing for him to do.”'
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What's Wrong with two Pop-Stars singing together?! (Score:0)
In view, however, of the way in which Mr. M. has prostituted himself, during the last twelve months, nothing would surprise me.
At least Robbie Williams is honest about his whoredom.
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Its Really Laughable......... (Score:1)
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ok then! (Score:0)
Re:Moz would love... (Score:0)
Re:That is HOT (Score:1)
Male on male lovin' on the Morrissey web-site? Mate: One advice: F**** right off and toss yourself dry!
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Re:That is HOT (Score:0)
Re:That is HOT (Score:0)
Does cumming over a quiff still appeal to you?
Re:That is HOT (Score:0)
I mean, we're talking about people who think they're MORRISSEY fans. Err, HELLO??? There are more than a few hints in his work and his interviews that he isn't exactly Frank Skinner.
Besides, probably the only thing that would have redeemed the duet if it had gone ahead would have been if Robbie and Moz had snogged one another at the end a la Madonna and Britney