David Bowie Fueds With Morrisey?

Singers fall out over album artwork.

David Bowie Fueds With Morrisey?
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David Bowie and former Smiths front man Morrisey are feuding over the proposed artwork for a Morrisey album reissue. Morrisey's 1991 album "Kill Uncle" and 1989 single "The Last Of The Famous International Playboys" are set to be re-released on April 8th. However, EMI has reportedly changed the artwork for the reissue after objections from Bowie. The reissue was originally intended to feature a previously unreleased photograph of David Bowie and Morrisey taken by Linder Sterling in New York. A statement on True To You, the official Morrisey fan site, reads as follows: "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." Think that Morrisey should be allowed to use the photo, or think that Bowie should have rights to the distribution of his own image? Let us know in the comments.

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    Braykah
    UG tries once again to stir up drama out of something insignificant. This time it's a copyright case between Bowie's and Morrissey's managements, and turned to make it look like there's a personal dispute between them.
    Twang_Banger
    Depends on what is in their contracts insofar as publicity rights go. It is not really a copyright issue unless Bowie owns the photo ... It's probably more of a value issue ... Meaning, does EMI value its Bowie, or Morissey (however it is spelled), relationship more?
    Emilym80
    What's with all the really mundane articles about Morrissey lately? Two articles about him being sick and now one about a copyright dispute. It's really not that big of a deal...
    scrymusic
    Way to go UG! You have had two articles on Morrissey in the past week and have his name misspelled through the article... Not to mention... Title.
    ehopes
    "David Bowie has ordered EMI UK not to run the proposed artwork for Morrissey's April 8th issue..." Think that Morrisey should be allowed to use the photo I dunno, maybe they should ask Dave Grol