David Bowie Refuses Use Of His Image For Morrissey Re-Issue

    Poor Morrissey. A bleeding ulcer (which must be really painful when coupled with a bleeding heart) and a royal snub from David Bowie (unlike a regular snub, a Bowie snub is the emotional equivalent of a bleeding ulcer).

    Pitchfork reports that Morrissey’s 1991 record, Kill Uncle, scheduled for reissue on April 8, was originally going to feature a photograph of Morrissey and David Bowie, c. 1992. Shot by Linder Sterling in New York, the image has never been publicly shared before and will never be publicly shared ever (as another musician’s album art, at least), according to Bowie’s reps.

    True to You, a Morrissey fansite, posted the official statement:

    David Bowie has ordered EMI UK not to run the proposed artwork for Morrissey’s April 8th issue of the re-mastered The Last of the Famous International Playboys single and CD. The sleeve featured a previously unseen private photograph of Bowie and Morrissey taken by Linder Sterling in New York in 1992. Although Bowie has no legal rights to the photograph, most of his back catalogue is presently licensed to EMI.

    Everyday is like Sunday, indeed.

    Morrissey is still recovering from illness and has postponed more shows. It looks like the next scheduled date is Feb. 12 in El Paso, TX.

    02-09 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    02-10 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
    02-12 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
    02-13 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
    02-15 Pharr, TX – Pharr Events Center
    02-16 Beaumont, TX – Jefferson Theater
    02-18 Dallas, TX – Palladium
    02-21 Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
    02-22 Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
    02-24 San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall
    02-27 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
    03-01 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center * 
    03-02 Sparks, NV – John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom
    03-04 Davis, CA – Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
    03-06 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
    03-08 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    03-09 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

    * with Patti Smith