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In an appropriate twist, Morrissey’s autobiography has been canceled

on September 13, 2013, 3:28pm

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In a headline that just writes itself, Morrissey’s autobiography has been canceled, and no less than three days ahead of its official release date. According to NME, Morrissey: Autobiography was to hit stores on Monday, September 16th, but due to a last-minute “content dispute” between the singer and his publisher, Penguin, those plans have been scrapped.

A statement on Morrissey’s website True to You notes:

“Although Morrissey’s Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher.”

So, yeah. I’d say go see him on tour instead, but LOL.

Update: In an interesting, not-all-too-shocking twist, SPIN reports that Morrisey may not have actually had a book deal with Penguin. SPIN adds, “employees for Penguin seemed to have no knowledge that the project was happening. According to sources, nobody ever saw a copy nor is there any record of it, anywhere.” Maybe it was supposed to be a book-on-tape? Or, maybe Moz’s life story is so interesting, no sheet of paper is worthy enough to contain its text. But I’m just speculating.