Morrissey Dropped By His Label

8.11.2014

By Alex Panisch

After a rant on the True To You fan site, Morrissey and Capitol Records/Harvest have parted ways.

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To borrow terminology from the finical world, it seems that Morrissey isn’t “too big to fail.” He’s been dropped from his label, Capitol Records/Harvest, after a going on a rant against them online.

Last week, the former Smiths frontman went onto the Morrissey fansite, True To You and hinted that his label was guilty on “public deception.” Then he took shots at the Bush administration, the British Royal Family, the BBC, and Fox News. 

After praising three fans for creating their own videos for “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” Morrissey raged against his label for not making a video for the track. “Yes, a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label,” he wrote. “But please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself.” 

Let’s add this to our already burgeoning collection of unhinged Morrissey tirades. Ireland’s Hot Press quoted him saying that British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver “should be gassed” by England’s Princess Anne and that Scottish voters “must cut ties with the United King-dumb.” Earlier this year he compared eating meat to pedophilia.

[h/t Consequence of Sound]

 
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