Morrissey - Joyce Slams Morrissey For Performing Smiths Tracks
British rocker Mike Joyce has reignited his war of words with Morrissey, mocking the singer for playing songs by their former band The Smiths during his set at Glastonbury festival.
The drummer famously sued the Suedehead hitmaker and Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr in the 1990s for an increased share of the band's royalties.
He won the case and has exchanged barbed comments with Morrissey in interviews and internet postings ever since - and now he's taken aim again following the singer's set at the iconic British festival on Friday (24Jun11).
Morrissey performed several The Smiths tracks during the show, including This Charming Man and Meat Is Murder, but Joyce is adamant the renditions were not as good as the original versions.
He also made a barbed comment that the singer was not part of the cult British band because he didn't write music - but he also appears to offer an olive branch by praising the rest of Morrissey's Glastonbury set.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, Joyce writes, "Gr8 (great) performance from M (Morrissey) at Glasto but didn't like the cover versions. M was in the group... but not in the band, those tunes belong to them... The "band" were the musicians in The Smiths... Mozzer (Morrissey) wasn't in the "band" (he) was the singer/lyricist in the group... I think "cover versions" was maybe the wrong phrase. I just didn't enjoy The Smiths songs. He sounded great tho (though)."