Personally I don't believe this for a second. Morrissey doesn't actually need a record label behind him to tour. Those days are gone and more accurately have already happened and worked perfectly in 2002. There was no sign of a deal and he toured those new Quarry songs beautifully.
If he really wanted to record new music he could easily do it himself. The Foo Fighters record new music and then farm the album out to record labels to distribute it. That seems to be working for them. Even without label interest he can record, produce and distribute via iTunes.
Let go of the dinosaurs before you become one yourself.
Embrace the new model Mozzer
No, I think it was the triple whammy of his comments on Utoya, Jacintha Saldanha and the Queen's visit to Eire. It killed his career stone dead. It was a disastrous eighteen months where he barely took his foot out of his mouth once. I used to think he was "just" a sociopath, but he's a full on Lecter style psycho. Mad, bad and tedious to know. Then along came the World Peace album to tramp down the dirt.
Claiming these are possibly his last UK appearances just illustrates his sheer desperation. He's an embarrassment.
I'd love to know what Bernard's opinions on him are, I bet he's got some tales to tell but this is not the place to tell them.
I find this impossible to believe. Considering how many rubbish low-audience bands that have record deals, surely mozza, who has a massive established audience can get a deal. It makes me think his salary and other requirements must be exessively high.
Northern Ireland is, the Republic of Ireland is not. You're half-right.
How does all this chime with the idea that the stage is his home, only escape from depression etc, I'm sure at some stage he said he felt happiest on stage.
Call me a sceptic, call me an optimist, but I don't think what he's said is true (I pray what he's said isn't true?). He's bound to get a new deal eventually...surely? He's addicted to writing, and although he doesn't need to have a deal to write, I'm sure he enjoys the appreciation from fans when he sings and releases new material.
Second, what I might have wrong is that this is instead a campaign to sell books. Let's not forget this book is onsale IN THE UK starting Tuesday, and he conveniently threatens not to tour the UK anymore a mere 5 days before the onsale?
You don't need a new album to keep touring. Instead, you can tour a "greatest hits" playlist for years THEN retire...