Why Was Morrissey’s Autobiography Pulled from Publication at the Last Second?

Morrissey fans have been waiting patiently for his autobiography which has been in the works for more than a year.  With a publishing date of Monday (at least in the UK), it looked like Mozzer’s acolytes would finally get to hear his side of the story.

Nope.  Autobiography–that’s what it’s called–has been pulled by publisher Penguin at the last minute.  A statement at the Mozzer-friendly blog True to You has this statement.

Although Morrissey’s Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher.

This begs the question: what was the content that deep-sixed the project at the last second?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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