Enjoyed this postI believe this tilt-at-the-windmills ended after the following:
TTY: Universal Music, the approach made to David Joseph, since denied by David JosephUniversal Music, the approach made to David Joseph, since denied by David Joseph - true-to-you.net 25 November 2015 On 18 Nov 2015, at 15:29, Boz Boorer -------------------- wrote: Dear David, My name is Boz Boorer and I represent all of the musicians who played on I'M THROWING MY ARMS...www.morrissey-solo.com
In a nutshell, the order of events was:
1. Morrissey publicly claimed Universal refused to rerelease "Paris."
2. Universal denied refusing to rerelease it.
3. Morrissey refuted Universal's denial.
4. Morrissey/TTY posted both a letter to Universal (which, given the language/aggrieved tone, is almost certainly Morrissey's words with Boz's signature - see similar language in the leaked e-mail decrying his perception of Sanctuary's publicity efforts for "The Youngest Was The Most Loved"/RotT) as well as the apparent letter in response from Universal.
In the final reply from Universal, it was said: Universal would licence the song back for eg a release for proceeds to relevant charities (which I assume would be the plan). There seems to have been no response back from the Morrissey camp - at least none publicly. It would appear that Universal was angling in the direction of a charitable release. Based on the news archive, this seems to be the only time during the incident that such a purpose for the re-release was mentioned - unless it was done so in conversation outside the public record.
Tl; dr - if Morrissey ever offered to donate proceeds to Bataclan victims/families, it has never been confirmed publicly.
This incident, among a few others, really show M for what he is.
personally, I do not care. I love the guy but it amazes me when others make excuses or pretend he doesn't do this stuff. To me this shows, they don;t actually like him, they have this fake idea of him.