|At a small radio station in the Inland Empire
(about an hour outside Los Angeles), Morrissey talked about the
forthcoming My Early Burglary Years compilation and took
questions from callers. The two-hour radio show was broadcast live
and approximately 150-200 people showed up to greet Morrissey at the
station. Upon arrival, some fans got various body parts autographed
Throughout the interview items were sent in and autographed. During
station breaks, Morrissey could be seen from outside walking the
hallways and posing for pictures. Five contest winners and their
guests got to meet with Morrissey in a separate room during the
interview for about 10 or 15 minutes.
Things got a little violent as Morrissey left
the station, police escorts had to use pepper spray or mace on
someone and there was some property damage in the area. Fans jumped
barriers to get close to the getaway car, some people jumped on the
car itself. According to Debi, there were a couple injuries -- one
of the police escorts had his foot run over upon Morrissey's
Thanks to those who contributed in documenting this event.
Mention in the Riverside,
CA Press-Enterprise, Aug. 9. Submitted by Jason G.
Follow-up in the Riverside, CA
Press-Enterprise, Aug. 23. Submitted by Debi.
KCXX IRC Chatroom
log, from Roger
Shannon. Text log of the KCXX IRC chat that took place during
the interview. Includes a visit from Rose, one of the contest
winners that got to meet Morrissey at the station during the station
outside the studio, taken by Maria Martinez courtesy Melinda Hsu.