Published Apr 20, 2007Beloved wet blanket Morrissey is reportedly planning to snub a Rock N Roll Hall of Fame induction if his former band the Smiths are nominated in 2008.
Rumours are circulating that the legendary Mancunian band are tipped to be on next years ballot, but according to a "friend," the "Pope of Mope will scoff at any invitation to the ceremony, largely because of his ongoing feud with ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, who filed a spiteful lawsuit against the singer over songwriting royalties in 1996. "Morrissey has never forgiven Joyce, and if organisers think he's going to bury the hatchet by joining him to accept this award, they've got another thing coming. The only way he could be persuaded to turn up would be if Joyce decides not to attend," the informant said.
In other news, Morrissey has surprisingly approved of producer Mark Ronsons much criticised cover of the Smiths "Stop Me If Think You've Heard This One Before. According to Ronson, both Smiths songwriters gave thumbs up to the new single that updates the 80s classic and splices in the Supremes "You Just Keep Me Hanging On.
Ronson has admitted, "When I recorded the demo the first thing I did was send it to Morrissey and Johnny Marr. It took a long time to hear back, but I found out that Morrissey liked it. You can imagine how I felt when Marr approved it as well."