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Morrissey has slammed artists who use crowdfunding to back their music, cursing it as a 'desperate and insulting measure'.
The Smiths legend was talking to El Pais, when he argued that asking fans to pay for records spat in the face of the money that they'd already given - preferring instead to tour to fund his music.
"[Crowdfunding] is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience," said Mozza. "We have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask? Brush our teeth?"
He continued that he'd prefer to pay live to back his music: "It’s the only option left me and fortunately is very good and exciting. The only unpleasant part of this that whenever a concert is canceled the story captures attention, but if the concert took place, it would hardly be mentioned.
"Many people enjoy writing negative things about me. Which is fine with me. Let them if it makes them happy."
We'd be curious to know what Amanda Palmer makes of all this. She was recently announced as support act during his upcoming US tour, and she herself has used crowdfuncing for records, and even written a book about it.
Morrissey appears to be without a record label, following a row with Harvest Records.
He also added that other labels had 'rejected him' since: "I recently contacted some labels and all have rejected me," the former Smiths frontman said.
"Pop music lives in the era of marketing which just leads to people with very low levels of competition, it is much easier to get rid of them once six months of fame have evaporated."
Meanwhile, some other choice gems from Morrissey's recent rants include calling Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis an 'animal hater who rapes cows', selling a t-shirt of him nakedly silencing the queen and praising a bull for goring a 'serial killer' matador.
Meanwhile, Morrissey's upcoming US shows are as follows. For tickets and information, visit here.
June 11 - New Orleans, LA Saenger Theater
June 13 - Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
June 15 - Durham, NC The Carolina Theatre
June 24 - Worcester, MA Hanover Theater
June 27 - New York City, NY Madison Square Garden (with Blondie)
June 29 - Akron, OH Akron Civic Theater
June 30 - Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center For The Arts
July 02 - Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
July 08 - Detroit, MI Masonic Temple
July 09 - Chicago, IL Civic Opera House
July 11 - Normal, IL Bloomington Center For The Arts
July 13 - St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater
July 16 - Morrison, CO Red Rocks
July 18 - Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
July 21 - Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
July 23 - Troutdate, OR Edgefield
July 25 - San Jose, CA San Jose Event Center (with Amanda Palmer)
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