Morrissey - Morrissey Quit Label Over Brit Awards Bad Judgment
Rocker Morrissey has revealed he parted ways with executives at record label Universal and manager Irving Azoff over their poor judgment surrounding his last album release.
The album, Years of Refusal, was a critical success, but a sales flop - and Morrissey feels sure that's because the powers that be released it at the worst possible time in his native U.K.
He tells Billboard.com, "Universal and my then-manager decided to release my last album during Brit Awards week, an unwinnable situation for someone like me, who is the exact opposite of Brit Awards wretchedness.
"I suffered badly against the usual sandblast of Brit Awards publicity, and my relationship with Universal and my management collapsed due to their bad judgment. Everything matters."
The Panic singer reveals he has a new album of songs ready to record - but no label.
He adds, "Universal say they are interested, but their communications have gaps of eight weeks, so they obviously aren't that serious."