Morrissey has apologised for his recent, harsh-sounding comments on Arctic Monkeys, admitting that he was "wrong about their success being too sudden" and claimed he wasn't criticising the Sheffield lads.
Speaking to NME.COM Morrissey said:
"I'm sorry that the comments I made at SouthBySouthWest about the Arctic Monkeys were printed so harshly in The Times and the NME," states Morrissey.
"I actually quite like the Arctic Monkeys and whatever I said was said with tender, avuncular concern. I hope to God I didn't upset their grannies," he added.
"In any case, I was wrong about their success being too sudden and without any dues paid, because that's exactly how it happened for The Smiths. So, I really should shut it."
The deadline of our competition has finally arrived, and 4 random winners have been chosen!
Our first place winner was: Liam Sharp
Our second place winner was: Pete Buckley
And our two runners up were: Jess Roberts and Jake Penrice
We have emailed you all with more details.
Congratulations to all our winners, and commiserations if you were unlucky! Look out for more competitions here at mardy-bum in the future.
The answer to the competition's question was "Keith Murray"
After revealing that The Smiths turned down a $5 Million offer to play at last year's Coachella festival, legendary front man Morrissey went on to complain about Arctic Monkeys being almost too famous, too soon.
"For them it's happening too quickly. They haven't proven anything and they haven't had to work too hard. It's all a bit unnatural. Yes, they've sold 700,000 albums but it can't be gratifying. They haven't been driving up and down the M1 in a van for 15 years."
We know what you mean mate but maybe the lads didn't need to drive around playing gigs for 15 years because they were that good to start with, eh?
Today we were mentioned on the online version of nme.com, in a story mentioning the new song which debuted last night in America.
Unfortunately, we were very unprepared for this and our server crashed a few times before we finally got it stable once again.
The videos of the new song are now hosted on youtube.com for the time being.
We apologise for any inconvenience to any visitors who came from nme.com wanting to see the videos but couldn't because the site was unresponsive. Everything should be back to normal now.
For those of you loyal fans who want a Direct Download to the videos instead of a youtube link, then fear not - all you have to do is join the FORUM
The direct downloads to "Despair in the Departure Lounge" and "Leaving Before the Lights Come On" are available in our General Discussion forum, and all you have to do to access the thread is join!
But remember; this is only a temporary solution until our server is stable to cope with all of visitors and downloads.