Ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey has said that he wants an end to his rivalry with fellow music icon David Bowie.
In a question and answer session on fansite truetoyou.net, Morrissey addressed the truth behind the rivalry calling it simply "ribbing".
"When I made the (2006) record Ringleader of the Tormentors," writes Morrissey, "the producer (Tony Visconti), who is a very close friend of David Bowie, tried to get both Bowie and I together to do our version of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', with David doing the deep Bill Medley parts, and me doing the Bobby Hatfield shrieks."
"I loved this idea, but David wouldn't budge. I know I've criticised David in the past, but it's all been snotnosed junior high ribbing on my part. I think he knows that."
Listen to the original 'You Lost That Lovin Feelin' below
Morrissey's comments call time on a rivalry that has spanned nearly 20 years, ever since he supported Bowie on tour in 1995. The ex-Smiths member ended up quitting the tour early, citing the fact that Bowie was attempting to overshadow his performances as the reason. As a result Bowie reportedly retaliated but not allowing Morrissey to use a photo of the pair.
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