While we certainly won’t be hearing news of a Smiths reunion anytime soon, the backstory from what’s been a long and, at times, tumultuous career for the band’s enigmatic 51-year-old frontman is well on the way. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s John Wilson yesterday, Morrissey reiterated his stance that “there really is no point” to an onstage reunion with Johnny Marr, as he’s “very happy with the Smiths’ legacy,” before providing an update on the status of his long-awaited memoirs:
“I’ve reached the redrafting, trimming stage… and I just wonder if 660 pages are too much for people to bear,” said Moz. “And then I sit down and think, well, are six pages too much for people to bear? I really don’t know, so I’m trimming.”
Despite highly publicized interest from a number of publishing houses, Morrissey added that he has yet to sell the forthcoming book to a publisher. Then, employing his trademark cheeky wit, Moz confirmed a report that he’d like his memoirs to be the first book ever published on the Penguin Classics imprint for its first edition. You can revisit his “Supreme 13 Singles” here and/or stream the full chat here.