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- Posted on Dec 22nd 2011 11:30AM by Jason MacNeil
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"It is difficult to watch this happen, especially when our friends (such as Douglas) are being forcibly choked to death simply for being there," he said of the recent Michigan concert, adding that if such assaults took place at a nightclub or opera the "victims would rightfully sue." He also called out Royal Oak Theatre's head of security for being responsible for inflicting most of the damage. "He obviously thought he was still down at the abattoir -- or wished he were."
As for future offers from record labels, the singer doesn't hold out much hope. "I now no longer expect to live long enough to experience an offer to record for a grownup label," he said. "The world, I expect, will somehow endure, even as the follow-up to 'Years of Refusal' grows less and less likely. End of subject. I promise."
After thanking fans, his road crew, William Morris Endeavor and support act Kristeen Young, Morrissey discussed the upcoming High Court case involving his libel suit against NME regarding a 2007 interview.
"Instead of simply saying 'sorry' (for re-writing the answers to my last NME interview in 2007 in order to make me sound racist), the imperious NME would rather spend hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds in a High Court duel to the death," he said. "And it is difficult to imagine anything more tragic from a magazine with such a gold-plated history.
"Of course, the court hearing itself will barely touch upon the actual 2007 interview, and will instead attempt to link my name to almost any unpleasant historical incident from the Irish potato famine to the murder of Medgar Evans. With the help of their giddy fan base at The Guardian newspaper, now is the NME's big chance to scorch me off the human map for good. And what a triumph that would be for them. What a proud and eternal boast."
But, then, did you really expect grumpy ol' Moz, quite possibly the biggest curmudgeon of 2011, to round out the year with some holiday cheer?
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