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No new Morrissey album - dozens despair

A prophet is never welcome in his own land. That was the gist of Morrissey's latest message to his fans, in which he extolled the joys of Mexico, and lamented the music press in England.

Morrissey has recently completed an extensive tour of the USA and Mexico, and raved about the enthusiasm of Mexican audiences.

He was mainly concerned with the lack of record company interest in releasing his next album. "I now no longer expect to live long enough to experience an offer to record for a grownup label," he wrote. "The world, I expect, will somehow endure, even as the follow-up to Years of Refusal grows less and less likely. End of subject. I promise."

At least that leaves the glum singer with plenty of time for litigation. The high court will hear his libel case against NME, in which he alleges that the magazine rewrote the answers to a 2007 interview "in order to make me sound racist".

“The imperious NME would rather spend hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pounds in a high-court duel to the death," he wrote. He suggests that the NME's goal is to “scorch me off the human map for good.”

Well, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't all out to get you. Although Morrissey should be wary of court actions, given that a previous case resulted in him failing to impress the judge and being told to pay large sums in royalties to former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce.

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