Rocker Morrissey has fallen out with bosses at his new record label after they refused to fund any videos for the songs he has recorded for new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business.
In a statement released to fan site True-to-You, the former The Smiths star has thanked fans for creating their own promos on YouTube.com after learning that Harvest Records executives were not planning to make any videos to promote the album or the songs on it.
He writes, "I am indebted to three sources that have placed their own well-crafted videos on You Tube for the song World peace is none of your business (sic). The three individual sources are named as Sharon Jheeta, Hector Gonzalez and wpeace123456. These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist.
"Yes, a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself. God bless social media!"
In his latest missive, Morrissey also attacks Tv executives for not inviting him to appear on shows to promote his new album.
He adds, "Thank you to all of my friends in Israel, Chile, Sweden, Poland, Argentina, Hungary, Romania, Finland and Italy who bought World peace is none of your business. It is 30 years on since The Smiths album entered the Uk chart at number 2 with zero airplay and zero promotion, and the struggle for the airwaves remains difficult.
" In answer to many people who have asked, I should like to finally make it clear that I have not received any television invitations - worldwide! - to either discuss World peace is none of your business, or even to sing any songs from the album."