Posted in music | veggie on October 1, 2012

Morrissey

In an interview with Herald Sun (via FACT), Morrissey claims that Coachella offered to go "100% vegetarian" if he would reunite with Johnny Marr and headline the festival as The Smiths:

At Coachella a few years you complained about the waft of burning flesh from a nearby barbeque. Has that been a problem since at outdoor shows?

Not at all, and interestingly the agents for Coachella offered a 100-per-cent vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as the Smiths. Fascinatingly they made it clear that they would 'not require' the Smiths' bass player or drummer ... which I thought certainly said something.

The Moz always has to get in a little barb at Smiths rhythm section Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, doesn't he? For more on the Smiths, you can pick up the October issue of MOJO which details the band's formation. And of course Morrissey will be in NYC next week for three sold out shows on his upcoming tour.

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Comments (55)

Didn't Morrissey say he'll be retiring at the age of 55 or something?

ps Outkast for 2013 Coachella!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:13 PM

It's just never going to happen.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:14 PM

"The Moz always has to get in a little barb at Smiths rhythm section Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke, doesn't he?"

Not sure why, The Smiths had an awesome and unique rhythm section.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:14 PM

You will never see these bands live:

The Smiths
Husker Du
Talking Heads

Get over it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:18 PM

oh shut up, Steven

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:18 PM

You will never see these bands live:

The Smiths
Husker Du
Talking Heads

Get over it.

Wrong! I saw The Smiths and Husker Du twice and The Talking Heads 3 times.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:23 PM

Oh I didn't realize you live in the future. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by Doc Brown | October 1, 2012 1:26 PM

Serious question: Why did Talking Heads break up?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:28 PM

"Fascinatingly they made it clear that they would 'not require' the Smiths' bass player or drummer"

Same on Coachella. Disgusting actually.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:28 PM

1:28:

Hummus fight, duh.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:29 PM

no joyce, no rourke = no 'smiths' reunion.

morrissey jabs them because they won a lawsuit against him after the bands dissolution.

and 'doc brown' is either high or stupid or both. i, too, saw talking heads 3 times and the smiths once. IN THE PAST.

yes, a time existed before your hipster paradise.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:34 PM

I bet Rockin Daddy saw all those bands.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:37 PM

I bet you The Moz eats veal every night and is just completely fucking with people

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:37 PM

Everyone reading this blog is either under 25 or over 40, hence the confusion.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:38 PM

i would go out tonight, but i haven't got a stitch to wear

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:38 PM

David Byrne met St. Vincent.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:38 PM

A reunion with out Rouke and Joyce WOULD "MARR" the Smiths name!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:41 PM

I said it before, but I will say it again, Modern Weepers was best reunion of the decade.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:49 PM

Rocking Daddy did not like the Smiths.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:55 PM

Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before...

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:04 PM

I did so like the Smiths! I have a sensitive side too, y'know. I once had a thing with a buck-toothed girl from Luxembourg.

Posted by Rockin Daddy | October 1, 2012 2:05 PM

Eating some grass-fed meat alongside vegetables, nuts, fruit, and other organic foods is nutritionally advantageous and natural to our species. Morrissey is obnoxious and helped make a bunch of great tunes. These are facts.

Posted by brooklyn well-rounded eater | October 1, 2012 2:11 PM

1:37 I don't know if he eats veal, but I'm pretty sure that he is a sausage connoisseur amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:16 PM

"yes, a time existed before your hipster paradise."

Perhaps you misread "You will never see these bands live" as "You have never seen these bands live."

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:17 PM

I saw Husker Du too.

Hey, that rhymed! I'mn a poet and I don't know it ~~~

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:21 PM

moz def loves fat sausage in his mouth

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:32 PM

1:38 I'm gonna guess that the readers are either awake or asleap.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:42 PM

nah @217, learn grammar. your forward statement presupposed events in the past, braj. the old dude was right.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:46 PM

I hope the Smiths never get back together. Let it die.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:46 PM

The Smiths are my favorite band. I would be perfectly fine if Moz and Marr decided to tour and play nothing but Smiths songs even if Mike and Andy refuse to participate.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 2:48 PM

I refuse to take grammar lessons from someone who uses the word "braj"

Posted by Doc Brown | October 1, 2012 3:03 PM

...they really sound like your favorite band... Morrisey is an asshole. Not taking away anthing from Johnny, but some of those songs would be nothing without the rhythm section. I've run into Andy downtown a few times, and he is a really nice guy, very down to Earth. On the other hand I wouldn't want to spend 2 seconds talking to this self absorbed prick.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:06 PM

I posted the comment at 1:34p - i'm the guy you all dubbed rockin daddy during the new order discussion.

so who the hell is this imposter (2:05)??

and i LOVED the smiths - saw them at the pier in 1986. phranc("i don't like female mud wrestling") opened the show.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:15 PM

"yes, a time existed before your hipster paradise."

Perhaps you misread "You will never see these bands live" as "You have never seen these bands live."

You SHOULD have said, "You will never see these bands live AGAIN"

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:17 PM

^ noted.

Posted by Doc Brown | October 1, 2012 3:21 PM

rockin daddy in the house, nice.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:21 PM

The Smiths were fun, but New Order sucked balls. Literally. I don't care what Rockin' Daddy thinks either, you can take that dance band crap that The Smiths were exactly against and hang it in yer ass.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:21 PM

hang the dj!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:34 PM

100% vegetArian, not vegetErian.
i thought this was a blog to be taken seriously.

Braj.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:34 PM

Drew Carey and Fred Durst would attend Smiths reunion shows.

I would as well.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:34 PM

How can he be a vegetarian when he so clearly prefers the bone?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 4:26 PM

^ I dunno, ask Dead Eye Dick

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 4:36 PM

we hate it when our friends become successful.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 4:46 PM

slap me on the patio

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 4:52 PM

No, but you can see Morrissey play Smiths songs and David Byrne play Talking Heads songs, and Husker Du just fucking sucked.

He said WILL. You WILL never see these bands live. Jesus.

I doubt he has much against Andy, its really Mike that continued the lawsuits and whom he's publicly railed against. It's probably never gonna happen, but if it did I'd wager 3/4 smiths.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 12:53 AM

Morrissey, what a sanctimonious killjoy. Keep your silly theories about what a human primate's diet should be to yourself. Can't say I'm a fan or his mopey monotonic music either. That's a lose-lose situation.

Posted by Bendrix | October 2, 2012 11:56 AM

Coachella 2013

Alt-J
Amanda Palmer
Braids
Chromatics
Cibo Matto
Daft Punk
Deadmau5
Django Django
DJ Quick
Exitmusic
Fiona Apple
Grizzly Bear
Hot Chip
How to Destroy Angels
James Murphy
Mumford & Sons
Passion Pit
Sigur Ros
Skrillex
The Knife
The xx
Wilco
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Posted by Monklish | October 2, 2012 4:39 PM

^ you forgot to include The Modern Weepers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 3:26 AM

hey 3:21 (#3) - i'm not a 'dance band' type of rockin daddy. my love of new order flowed directly from my passion for joy division.

yep, i was very into them, was anxiously awaiting their american debut at hurrah. obviously didn't happen. but i DID see new order at hurrah 4 mos. after joy division was supposed to play.

that was 1980.

fuck, i AM old.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 2:59 PM

Every single one of you are quite obviously interested & want to keep up with what Moz does - that in it's own, says something!
Just allow yourself to believe Morrissey is God, he is the be all and end all of EVERYTHING - and stop painting such a vulgar picture!
#mozarmy
@heartmorrissey

Posted by HeartMorrissey | October 13, 2012 5:13 AM

Morissey may be God, but St. Vincent is Goddess! I hug my pillow in the night, imagining it's her. . . .

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2012 7:22 AM

I'm laughing at the frowny baby in the picture and all of the people who take him and his band seriously.

Posted by Yahoo Registration | November 25, 2012 4:02 AM

I love this band! I'd love to go on a show, sorry that came here where I live when I could not go, I'm in São Paulo in Brazil, but now I'm ready

Posted by Acompanhantes Sao Paulo | April 4, 2013 8:41 PM

I want to go!

Posted by Sexo Amador | May 15, 2013 9:53 PM

healthy diet for the win.

Posted by mike | July 15, 2013 12:41 PM

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