Posted in music on July 30, 2014

Morrissey in Austin this year (more by Tim Griffin)
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It's been an up-and-down week (and year) for Morrissey. On the plus side, the singer's new album, World Peace is None of Your Business, entered the Billboard Album Chart at #14. On the minus side, TMZ reports that Moz is being sued by former bodygaurd Bradley Steyn, who claims he was fired after refusing to "hurt" the operator, known as DavidT, of fan site Morrissey-Solo.com. The site has been a thorn in Morrissey's side for some time. Stereogum notes Moz's lawyers issued a cease-and-decist letter after Morrissey-Solo.com posted a report that his band and crew hadn't been paid for a 2002 tour.

Steyn claims he was hired after the singer's San Jose show -- the one where he was "attacked" by stage-rushing fans -- and was then approached by Morrissey's manager who asked him if a fan "could get hurt" or "gotten rid of" with talk of finding the person's home address. Steyn says he refused and was fired the next day. TMZ says Morrissey did not return their request for comment.

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Comments (13)

Moz putting out hits on people, what a lovable little vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:33 AM

Moz BEEN playing ya'all. That nigga is gangsta. He's out there drinking Henny, fucking bitches, eating Wendy's, ordering beat downs, ON THE REG.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:40 AM

^ white person

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:42 AM

omg i love him so much :))))

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 11:11 AM

"make him sleep with the imitation soy-based fishes"

Posted by teenageoldman | July 30, 2014 11:28 AM

debuting at #14 is a massive flop. Weird Al just debuted at #1. in 2014 it only takes a few thousand sales to crack the top 10, but nobody, not even hardcore Morrissey fans, bought this new album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:00 PM

First of the Gang to Talk

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:13 PM

Have you ever read any of that hardcore moz fan stuff? Real strange, I remember last year there was this whole brouhaha because some kid hugged him too long at one of the BAM shows, then the kid was allegedly bullied from attending the AC show

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:16 PM

In all fairness, hardcore Morrissey fans are creepy as fuck and frequently invade his privacy. I don't blame him for trying to get them to fuck off.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 12:48 PM

Watch your comments folks...wouldn't want Moz's bodyguard coming for the Brooklyn Vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 1:47 PM

10:33 - If anything Moz never claimed to be lovable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 1:52 PM

So, Mozzer goes from hitting on guys to putting hits on them? What's next, moving from the business side of #SVGH to the courtesy side?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 1:57 PM

Morrissey fans need to be roughed up?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 2:03 PM

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