"The Royal Family are benefit scroungers" - BBC Radio interview excerpts

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Radio 5 Live have just played part of an interview (presumably the Dermot O'Leary one) where Morrissey says that the Royal Family are benefit scroungers. Nicky Campbell commented "There goes his Knighthood!".

May be worth listening to Radio 5 Live, as I got the impression they were going to play some more.

See also:

Morrissey brands royal family 'benefit scroungers' ahead of William and Kate wedding - NME.com
Ex-Smiths man won't be watching the royal wedding on Friday (April 29)

The Smiths' Morrissey: 'Royals are benefit scroungers - BBC News

The singer and songwriter Morrissey has told the BBC he believes the Royal family are benefit scroungers who do not speak for England.

Reporting on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast, Colin Paterson said the former lead singer of The Smiths called the future Mrs Windsor 'Kate Muddleton'.

"Why would I watch the...

MOZ/ Dermot picture on Radio2 website

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Looks like the interview for 30th April has already been recorded.

Dermot O'Leary - BBC Radio 2
Saturday, 15:00 on BBC Radio 2


Related item:

"The Very Best of Morrissey" released (UK - April 25, 2011)

"Glamorous Glue" enters at #69 in UK singles chart

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Perhaps not surprisingly his worst performing single ever, and his third successive single to miss the UK Top 40.

1 1 5 LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock Party Rock Anthem
2 N 1 Wretch 32 feat. Example Unorthodox
3 2 4 Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull On The Floor
4 58 3 Tracy Chapman Fast Car
5 8 3 Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi Beautiful People
6 4 6 Snoop Dogg vs David Guetta Sweat (Wet)
7 3 5 Katy Perry feat. Kanye West ET
8 5 7 Black Eyed Peas Just Can't Get Enough
9 14 2 Lady Gaga Judas
10 9 7 Mann feat. 50 Cent Buzzin Remix
11 7 18 Rihanna S&M
12 6 13 Adele Someone Like You
13 12 12 Jessie J feat. B.o.B Price Tag
14 13 6 Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City
15 N 1 Bruno Mars The Lazy Song
16 10 6 Nicole Scherzinger Don't Hold Your Breath
17 11 7 Wiz Khalifa Black & Yellow
18 N 1 Beyonce Run The World (Girls)
19 15 9 Kanye West feat. Drake & Rihanna All Of The Lights
20 17 11 Lady Gaga Born This Way
21 22 7 Birdy Skinny Love
22 16 14 Adele Rolling...

Troy Tate sessions straight from master posted on smithstorrents.co.uk

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This is big news in my world. Soundsville Paul, hitherto off-radar, has surfaced and seeded a cassette of the Troy Tate sessions taken straight from the master.

It's a big upgrade on anything I've heard before.

Troy Tate Recordings Complete - smithstorrents.co.uk.

...I'm sure most people here know the background of this, but just in case...

The Smiths recorded demos at Decibel Studios and Drone Studios in 1982, then signed to Rough Trade then recorded a couple of singles in Strawberry Studios. For the first album, Rough Trade hired Troy Tate to produce and recorded the album in Elephant Studios. Despite completing the album the band weren't happy with the sound and re-recorded the whole album again in London with John Porter producing.

A few official tracks of that first Troy Tate album have been released, but most of it hasn't. On bootlegs, various mixes of these sessions have been released...

Morrissey to duet with Mary Coughlan?

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Tom Dunne interviewed Mary Coughlan today on Today FM for a piece called "My Life in Music" and at the end he mentioned that off air she had said she may be doing a duet with Morrissey....after which he played The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get...here's hoping, at least confirms new tunes are more than likely in the offing :thumb:

Related item:

Morrissey autobiography discussion in the media

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Following the news from the "Front Row" Radio 4 interview, some additional coverage:

Link posted by Nats1977 in the forums (original post):

Smiths bidding war hinges on 'classic' status - The Independent
Publishers battle to bag Morrissey memoir

Link from Andrew:

Morrissey confirms he's finished his autobiography - NME.com
The book will be out within a year, former Smiths man says

Link posted by WhalleyRange in the forums (original post)...

Bernard Butler reckons Morrissey would re-form The Smiths "at the drop of a hat"

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Interesting comment from Bernard Butler, ex-Suede, in this month's Mojo. Referring to his dis-interest in re-unions he says:

I've always told Johnny [Marr], Don't reform The Smiths. Morrissey would do it at the drop of a hat, and he'd have Rick and Bruce, as he calls them, in cages at the back."

I've no idea how well Bernard knows Moz or Johnny, but it's interesting that he reckons Moz could be so easily persuaded to get up on stage with Andy and Mike again.

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