Morrissey Central "THE PULL OF THE EARTH" (January 12, 2023)

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Jeff Beck, who played guitar on Morrissey's "Black Cloud" (from Years Of Refusal, 2009), has died.

"We are losing so many, so quickly, that it is difficult to stay sane and to keep your thoughts strong. Are we all dreaming? The greats of pop and rock music are now almost entirely wiped-out.

Jeff raised the guitar to a higher plane. Watching and listening to him play on Black Cloud … I hadn't ever seen anything like it. He turned the guitar into an adventure for everyone who listened to him. He was also very easy company, and funny, and his death is a stark message for the rest of us. I am privileged beyond words to have witnessed Jeff's greatness. But it's not enough to simply say those words. The days are darker now."


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Jeff Beck passes away at 78 (January 10, 2023)

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[originally posted in Book of Condolence Thread]

Jeff Beck has passed away

Caglar Soyuncu posted the link:

Jeff Beck talks of Morrissey - April 27, 2010

Excerpt from an article in California Chronicle:

During his career Beck has played with Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Stevie Wonder, Brian May and ZZ Top. In 2009 he guested with Morrissey on the song Black Cloud on his album Year Of Refusal. "I met Morrissey in a hotel in Los Angeles and he put a note under my door saying, 'Would you like to play on my album?' That's how things are with me most of the time. I knew his work with The Smiths and knew he was iconic. I was also aware he was particular about how he liked to do certain things. That suited me because I'm a...

Modern Drummer YT: "Brendan Buckley Morrissey Tour Kit Rundown" (December 15, 2022)

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Interesting watch.
100 songs & a Rubber Ring tease 😯

Consequence Of Sound: "Our 2022 Annual Report continues with the announcement of Andrew Watt as our Producer of the Year." (December 12, 2022)

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Consequence of Sound has named Andrew Watt as its Producer of the Year for 2022. Full article linked here, the only Morrissey quote as follows:

(Obviously, I'm not taking the Feb 2023 release date too seriously...)

Alain Whyte: "Nothing Lasts Forever" (Due December 14, 2022)

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Sarah Hagan Backstage: "All Access with Brendan Buckley" - due to record Morrissey album in France & more dates 2023 (November 29, 2022)

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Several Morrissey mentions.
Then towards the end, he mentions flying to France in January, 2023 to record an album with Morrissey (possibly 2 months) & added (re: tour): "bunch of dates he wants adding for 2023" (this part starts approx at 53:21).


Consequence: "Win Tickets to See Morrissey Live and Meet Drummer Brendan Buckley" (November 11, 2022)

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Win Tickets to See Morrissey Live and Meet Drummer Brendan Buckley

"...But that’s not all! In partnership with Modern Drummer, Consequence will set the winner up with a meet and greet with Moz’s drummer, Brendan Buckley, who will even let you and your guest take a seat at his personal drum kit right after soundcheck. As if the prospect of hearing new material from Morrissey’s upcoming album, Bonfire of Teenagers, weren’t enough!"



Josh Klinghoffer interview, more mentions of recording "Bonfire of Teenagers" - (September 5, 2022)

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Here's a new interview with Josh Klinghoffer, where he briefly discusses (again) his involvement in BoT.

Relevant sections:

AJOMT: You co-wrote and recorded on Eddie Vedder’s album Earthling. How did that collaboration come to fruition?

Josh: “Very organically, it was incredible. As I said, 2021 sort of seemed like, like the reset button was hit and I was back in the studio. I started working with Andrew Watt and Chad Smith on a Morrissey album, which came out of the blue. And that’s a whole other conversation and it’ll take us an hour. But the short version of it is that Andrew and his team of people got in touch with Morrissey, and there was talk of doing something together. I was extremely lucky to have known Andrew for a little while; he’s really good friends with Chad Smith, and they have this beautiful friendship and musical...

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