British singer and a renowned vegetarian Morrissey
has recently addressed Paul McCartney
's "anger" over the Los Angeles' Staples Center accepting to go meat-free for Morrissey after rejecting his same request in the past. The vocalist called former Beatle
" suggesting that if he really cared for animals, he'd return his knighthood back.
"I was amused to hear that Sir Paul McCartload was very angry that Staples had said yes to me but no to him, when really, he should be happy for any victory on behalf of the animals. I know he works tirelessly for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA], but he also loves the British royals, whose treatment of animals is abysmal. The Queen herself wears enough fur to blanket most of Russia. He also once sang 'Give Ireland back to the Irish', which was directed at the Queen. Well, she refused, and she still refuses, yet Sir Paul gives her the thumbs up!
", Morrissey tells the Hollywood Reporter
"If he cared passionately about animals, he'd return his knighthood. He doesn't need the Queen's approval. He's given more pleasure to people worldwide than she could ever dream of
As far as his ongoing search for a major label goes, Morrissey admits that he is putting back the new release until he finds one.
"I have no DIY instincts, and recording without a major label would give the music world yet another reason to completely ignore me
The singer isn't very fond of finding new ways of distribution either, adding that the traditional record companies "are still there, and they have the machinery, and they can use it when they want to
Morrissey's latest studio record, "Years Of Refusal
", was released back in February 2009 via Decca/Polydor, debuting at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 list.
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