Fierce vegetarian Morrissey has made claims that he sees no difference between 'meat-eaters' and paedophiles', as he revealed he is recording a new album and writing a novel.
In a Q&A with fan site True To You, Moz opened up about his veganism, his plans for the future, and his thoughts on the potential on a Smiths reunion.
"I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia," in his typically barbed fashion. "They are both rape, violence, murder. If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away."
When discussing his literary ambitions, Morrissey continued: "In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released...so, yes, I am mid-way through my novel. I have my hopes.
"The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it’s generally assumed – quite rightly – that the number one chart positions are 'bought' by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don’t think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular."
However in spite in of pessimism with the music industry, Moz revealed that new material was in the pipeline: "We are about to record our new album, and one of the tracks is called 'Istanbul'"
And of course, he has no designs on reuniting with The Smiths: "As an entity, I have no interest in the Smiths, so as long as I’m not asked about the Smiths, I won’t slip into permanent unconsciousness. And that’s a promise."
Morrissey's next album is rumoured for release later in 2014.
Below: Photos of Morrissey live at Brixton Academy