Mike Joyce: 'I'm not reading Morrissey's book... but I would reunite The Smiths' (Q331 preview) - QTheMusic.com
The Smiths' Mike Joyce has told Q he will not read Morrissey's Autobiography, despite his court case against the singer figuring in it heavily.
The drummer took legal action against the frontman and guitarist Johnny Marr in 1996 over unpaid royalties. He won, but Morrissey devotes around 40 pages in his book taking issue with the judgement - yet Joyce will not get a copy he reveals in our new issue, Q331 out now.
"I've not read the book, and I never will," he declares. "I've got a pretty good idea of what's in there. I don't want to go down that route of putting out a statement saying that this or that is wrong."
Despite the dispute, the drummer insists he would join a Smiths reunion, if offered, in a heartbeat.
"Of course, we'd all do it we were asked. We were one of the greatest bands ever," he explains. "As a performer, there was nobody better than Morrissey. But a reunion is never going to happen."
Grab Q331 now for the full interview, eyewitness pieces, unseen pictures and much more on the band.
- Smiths feature in Q magazine (Feb. 2014) - Dec. 28, 2013