Morrissey, books
It’s been quite a year for Morrissey. He has had to cancel numerous concerts due to health reasons. His rants against everything from the royal family to animal rights. The latest being the annual pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey at the White House and how President Barack Obama pardons one turkey while 45 million other turkeys are slaughtered.
This past October he published his autobiography, simply titled Autobiography after lengthy disputes with Penguin Books. In it he does talk about his life and his time with The Smiths, but also takes jabs at numerous people, including former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce and Rough Trade Records founder Geoff Travis. The book was released in the US on December 3.
Now he will be one of the headliners at the Nobel Peace Prize concert on December 11 in Oslo, Norway. Other performers on the bill will include Jake Bugg, Mary J. Blige, and James Blunt. Claire Danes will serve as host. The concert is part of a ceremony honoring this year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons of the Netherlands. Morrissey is expected to perform three songs at the concert, according to this fan site. The Nobel Peace Prize Concert will air in the U.S. on AXS TV on December 11th from 8-9:30 p.m. EST.
Stacy Sobotka
Big Sonic Heaven Contributing Writer