There are more new twists in the ongoing saga that includes Morrissey’s upcoming album, Teenage fire. In two messages posted to his official website in the past couple of days, the former Smith singer revealed that he has cut ties with his most recent record label, management company, and apparently, Miley Cyrus as well.
A December 23 post titled “Roll on 2023” stated, “Morrissey has voluntarily parted company with Maverick/Quest management. Morrissey has also voluntarily withdrawn from any affiliation with Capitol Records (Los Angeles).”
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Today (Dec. 24), a new “Miley Is A Punk Rocker” post says, “Miley Cyrus now wants to be removed from the song ‘I Am Veronica'” for which she volunteered backing vocals nearly two years ago. This comes at a time when Morrissey has distanced himself from Capitol Records (Los Angeles), which controls the hidden album. Teenage Fire. The post also includes a photo of Morrissey and Cyrus during the song’s original recording session.
The latest news is another hurdle in the release of the album that was supposed to be Morrissey’s follow-up to the 2020 album. I am not a dog on a chain. An update from the singer in November hinted at some rift with Capitol, when he shared that there was no longer a planned February release date for the new album and added that its “fate is exclusively in the hands of Capitol Records”. Oddly enough, Capitol still fired nobody Mashal songs, heavily indebted to Smith by “Rebel Without an Applause” as a single.
Quest’s Scott Rodger, who also directs Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire, added context about Cyrus being included when Responding to an angry Morrissey fan yesterday on Twitter. Morrissey’s album was to be released [o]n February 23,” he said. “It would be released, but Morrissey himself announced on his blog that the album “featured” another artist who did not want to be credited, and so the artist’s label blocked the release. It has nothing to do with the Capitol.”
When the fan responded and asked why management wasn’t “fighting” on Morrissey’s behalf, Rodger replied“The artist who did the backing vocals is going to be removed and replaced. That takes a while, especially when you get to Christmas. When you say fight, unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. The other label, Columbia, has legally banned it. It’s within their power to do so.”
The Capitol has repeatedly declined to comment on the situation yarn, and Morrissey is not currently listed on the label’s artist listing page. This isn’t the first time the two have had an acrimonious relationship, as Capitol imprint Morrissey was dropped by Harvest in 2014.
Cyrus is set to be part of a long list of guest stars Teenage fire Directed by Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Watt, his familiar collaborators feature Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and former that band guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Flea and Iggy Pop are also set to appear on the album, which has been done for nearly two years but still hangs in the balance.
This did not stop Morrissey from debuting several songs Teenage fire Live in Concert this year includes “I’m Veronica,” “Rebel Without Applause,” “Sure Enough, Phone Ring,” “I Live in Oblivion,” “The Kerouac Crack,” and “A Saint in a Stained Glass Window.” The tour was also marred by a variety of cancellations due to illness and Morrissey walked out on a show in Los Angeles after only nine songs due to “unforeseen circumstances”.
amidst the surrounding turmoil Teenage fireMorrissey returns to the studio in January and February to work on another new album, Without music, the world dies. Sharing the announcement on Dec. 8, the singer also hinted at the fact that it wasn’t labeled, saying, “There is no record label yet for the project, and ways are being sought to achieve worldwide distribution.”
Additional reporting by Jonathan Cohen.
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Morrissey Says New LP No Longer Coming February Post from Capitol debuted on SPIN.
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