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- Posted on May 4th 2011 10:30AM by Jason MacNeil
In the statement, the former Smiths singer mentioned being in a "foul mood" during a recent BBC Radio interview where he discussed his upcoming memoir.
"If my Front Row (Radio 4) interview sounded chopped and cropped, that's because it was," he says. "I had spoken fluently about the royal dreading, but an Iranian censorship confiscated all of my views."
From there Morrissey cited Poly Styrene's death, praising her for making "an enormous contribution to British art and sound at a desperate time when so many of us needed her."
He wrote: "Poly Styrene's death was all but ignored by the British television news media, who instead rained hours and hours of blubbering praise onto Kate Middleton -- a woman about whom nothing is known on a personal level. The message is clear: What you achieve in life means nothing compared to what you are born into."
Morrissey also mentioned how a new "Very Best of Morrissey" compilation issued by EMI "has yet to tunnel its way into what we older types refer to as Record Shops six days after intended release."
The artist also said that because "the gallant HMV has yet to stock it," the delay has him facing "my first ever non-chart placing, which I shall bear with dignity, although I could never be unkind enough to express my views on EMI's failings."
In closing, Morrissey also announced that the follow-up to his previous 2009 studio album, 'Years of Refusal,' "is ready and fluttering wildly against the bars."
"There is still no record label and the years shuffle like cards," he added. "My talents do not lie in DIY."
Morrissey -- who has a British tour slated for June -- also said additional dates this summer are a possibility, with Copenhagen, Aarhus, Helsingborg and Stockholm as the locations.