Morrissey Interviews

Interviews spanning Morrissey’s career. To navigate, select a year below. Full interview list.


City Life – 27 July 2012

“Morrissey profile published on the eve of his 28th July 2012 gig at the Manchester Arena, including a short interview with photographer Kevin Cummins about working with Morrissey.” -MS


Clash – November 2011

“Morrissey interview by Ryan Dooley. Topics: his media image, social commentaries in music, new and past music, performing.” -PJLM


Uncut – April 2010

An article about the 1988 Wolverhampton gig, with photos and captions by Kevin Cummins. Photo & thumbnail credit: Kevin Cummins


Maxim – February 2009

“This issue features a Q&A with Morrissey titled “24 Hours To Live”. Morrissey humourously answers questions about his death, his legacy, his regrets, etc.” -PJLM Photo credit: Hamish Brown

Dia Siete – June 2009

Article detailing the history of Morrissey’s career, and the recording and release of Years of Refusal. *Photo credit pending

Filter – February 2009

“Morrissey interview, in which he discusses working with Jerry Finn on Years of refusal, his living arrangements, suicide, his autobiography, retirement, and turning 50.” Photo credit: Michael Muller

Word – June 2009

“Reprint of the interview originally featured in Filter, winter 2009.” -MS *Photo credit pending

Hot Press – April 2009

“Morrissey interview. Topics: recording Years of refusal, the sensual nature of singing, his childhood and adolescence, working with Jerry Finn, fatherhood, music critics, turning 50, US politics, his public persona, love, and songwriting.” *Photograph credit pending

Musikexpress – March 2009

“Lengthy Morrissey history article, plus a short interview. Topics: Oscar Wilde, Chrissie Hynde, Jerry Finn, the Years Of Refusal sleeve art, Barack Obama, turning 50, his autobiography, etc.” Thumbnail credit: Andrew Catlin Photographs: Chris Cuffaro, Peter Ashworth, Stephen Wright, Andrew Catlin, Paul Cox

Rolling Stone – February 2009

“Morrissey interview by Birgit Fuss. Topics: the upcoming album “Years Of Refusal”, Alain Whyte, traveling, relationships, retiring, his autobiography, Jerry Finn, etc.” -PJLM *Thumbnail & photo credits pending


Hot Press – 2 July 2008

“Morrissey interview by Paul Nolan, titled “The Naked Truth”. Photos by Jake Walters. Topics: David Davis and Irish politics, current music scene and Morrissey’s position in it, producers Jerry Finn and Tony Visconti, the Eurovision song contest, the New York Dolls reunion, David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, anti-depressants, Beck, Los Angeles, his back catalogue, sex and…

The Word – February 2008

“”Morrissey & Me” / “The Man In The Ironic Mask” is a set of six articles in which different journalists relate their encouters with Morrissey. These six journalists are Cath Carroll, William Shaw, Adrian Deevoy, Stuart Maconie, Len Brown and Andrew Harrison. Morrissey on the cover.” -PJLM


NME – 1 December 2007

This interview has been written about as having been re-written by the paper’s editor to make Morrissey look worse, leading to Morrissey taking up a libel case with NME and getting an apology from the NME. Topics (sourced from Morrissey-scans): “looking back on the 80s, his relationship with Johnny Marr, the current music scene, privacy,…

L.A. Weekly – 2 February 2007

“Morrissey interview by Kate Sullivan titled “Moz The Cat”. Topics: Ireland, ghosts, his grave, giving interviews, glam rock, music journalism, reproducing, cats and dogs, music used in commercials, the live experience, squirrels and roadkill, American politics.”


Independent On Sunday – 4 June 2006

“The Alan Bennett of pop”. An article on Morrissey’s legacy and history as a pop star, his political views, animal rights work, and a short bit about his latest albums at the end.

Rolling Stone – April 2006

Morrissey interview in German. This is the original German text from the Italian translation in June. Topics include happinness, religion, the Catholic chuch, living in Rome, the war in Iraq, the US Government, fur fashion in Italy, Italian sound of the album, and Pasolini and his films.

Rolling Stone (Italy) – June 2006

Morrissey interview in Italian. Topics include happiness, religion, the Catholic church, living in Rome, the war in Iraq, the US Government, fur fashion in Italy, Italian sound of the album, and Pasolini and his films. Photos by Bryan Adams.

Musik Express – May 2006

“”Man zollt mir Respekt”, an interview with Morrissey covering the subjects of Rome, Ennio Morricone, Visconti, other artists, Madonna, amongst others.”

Q Classic – May 2006

“Morrissey interview, as part of the Q Classic special about Manchester music. Topics: films, the desire to sing, glamour, his literary influences, and the New York Dolls.”

Times2 – 30 May 2006

“Morrissey interview by Andrew Billen, titled “I’ve always felt like an exile”. Topics: Morrissey’s sex life, relationships, depression, being saved by music, reforming the Smiths, England and its royal family”

Uncut – May 2006

“Morrissey interview by Paul Morley titled “The Passion Of Morrissey” / “The Last Temptation Of Morrissey”.”

Les Inrocks 2 – April 2006

“This is a 98-page special edition devoted entirely to Morrissey and The Smiths (with Morrissey cover photo). Most notable Smiths-related inclusions are reprints of two Les Inrockuptibles interviews from October 1986 and September 1987, conducted by Michka Assayas and Christian Fevret, respectively. Photographs by Christina Birrer, Paul Cox, Jill Furmanovsky, Jo Novark, and Paul Slattery,…

Spin – April 2006

“Morrissey interview. Topics: the new album’s title, Tony Visconti, Mike Joyce and more.”

Mojo – April 2006

“”Happy Now?” a Morrissey interview by Andrew Male on the eve of release of “Ringleader Of The Tormentors”. Photos by Andy Fallon. Topics: Rome, Los Angeles, the new album and his collaborators on it, Jesse Tobias, Sanctuary Records, happiness, Pasolini, psychotherapy, music and cinema, his heroes, the Smiths, his autobiography, finding love.”

Q – 15 March 2006

“Morrissey & The Story Of Manchester (UK) This special edition of Q Magazine includes interviews with members of all major bands from Manchester, England, including Morrissey and the other three Smiths. The Morrissey interview is an adapted version of the April 2006 Mojo interview.”

Zoo – March 2006

“Morrissey posed for fashion photographer Bryan Adams. He also appeared on the cover of the magazine.”

Marvin – January 2006

Interview with Morrissey with topics including aging, moving to Italy, Italy vs Los Angeles, depression, the legacy of The Smiths, and the new album Ringleader of the Tormentors. It also includes a concert review and a history on The Smiths.


NME – 31 December 2005

“Interview with Morrissey and producer Tony Visconti about the upcoming “Ringleader Of The Tormentors” album and its recording.”


NME Yearbook – November 2004

“Morrissey has his say about the music industry events of 2004, covering his own return to the spotlight, the resurgence of “spunky young guitar bands”, Pete Doherty leaving The Libertines, the theft of Edge’s personal CD-R of unreleased U2 tracks, and more.”

Esquire – June 2004

“Morrissey interview: “Man at his best”. Topics: being namechecked by other artists and being an influence on them, the new album, his autobiography, Los Angeles, Tony Blair, his adolescence, Carry On films, relationship to other people.”

Mojo – June 2004

“Morrissey interview by Keith Cameron titled “The Smiths Will End In Murder” on the cover and “Who’s The Daddy” inside. Inside photos by Kevin Westenberg. Topics: giving interviews, American medicine, his return to the stage, “Southpaw Grammar”, enemies, the music industry, the 1996 court case, the end of the Smiths, Irish roots, England vs Los…

Ri-Ra – June 2004

“Short “comeback article”, with a particular focus on Morrissey’s Irish roots.”

Time Out London – June 2004

“Morrissey interview by Jake Arnott mainly about the Meltdown festival. Title on cover: “I’ve always assumed there’s a dark river flowing beneath my fans’ desires”. Topics: his return in the spotlight, the new album, catholic martyrdom, writing, gangs, celebrity, moving in Los Angeles, America.”

City Life – 19 May 2004

“Short Morrissey interview, in which he discusses the hiatus between Maladjusted and You are the quarry, criticism, living in Los Angeles, and being resilient. Also includes a brief overview of Morrissey’s pre-2004 solo discography by author of Morrissey’s Manchester, Phill Gatenby.”

Entertainment Weekly – May 2004

“Morrissey interview by Michael Kochman titled “Happiness Is A Sad Song”. Topics: James Bond, his return in the spotlight, the current music scene, his fans, the new album, Los Angeles, “Maladjusted”, David Bowie and ageing pop stars.”

I-D – May 2004

“Morrissey interview by Ashley Heath titled “You And I, This Land Is Ours”. Topics: being a fashion icon, aesthetics, designing record sleeves, the early 80s, Franz Ferdinand, curating the Meltdown festival, pop music, signings to the Attack label, “You Are The Quarry”, Los Angeles, Johnny Marr, America and its war on Iraq, happiness and depression.…

NME – 22 May 2004

“Morrissey interview by Franz Ferdinand. Topics: the excitement of becoming famous, selling out the Manchester M.E.N. in 90 minutes, the new album, America, Nancy Sinatra, etc.”

Rolling Stone – May 2004

“17-page Morrissey supplement, including an interview, several short articles, a selection of quotes about Morrissey from other artists, and a pre-Quarry (and Smiths era) discography, all in German.”

Spin – May 2004

“Morrissey interview, in which he discusses his years of exile, The Smiths’ influence, ageing, fans’ expectations of him, You are the quarry, and the odds of finding love one day.”

The Guardian Friday Review – 9 April 2004

“Morrissey interview. Topics: You Are The Quarry, making music, giving interviews, England and Los Angeles, the court case, The Smiths, friendship, solitude and loneliness, his sexuality.”

GQ – April 2004

“Morrissey interview. Topics: the Smiths, getting older, David Bowie, etc.”

Tokion – March 2004

“Morrissey interview. Topics: America, American music, James Dean, his teenage years, reading, going back in time, etc.”

Index – February 2004

“Includes Morrissey interview by James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy from DFA. The interview was conducted during the recording sessions of the “You Are The Quarry” album at Sarm Hookend Studio in Oxfordshire. Topics: singing on stage, listening to music, Jobriath, glam music, debut in the music business, the new album, Los Angeles, celebrity.”


Word – June 2003

“Includes a Morrissey interview by Andrew Harrison titled “Home Thoughts From Abroad”. Photographs by Andy Earl. Topics: being recognized, his return to recording, life in LA vs England, food, Bono and the Gallagher brothers (Oasis), the recording process, other artists breaking America, Kirsty MacColl, Mexico and Mexicans, racism, performing, the ongoing court case, reuniting the…

City Life – July 2003

“Morrissey interview covering Manchester, the new record contract, the recent “The Importance Of Being Morrissey” documentary, war in Iraq, etc.”


Mojo – November 2002

“Feature on the making of “Viva Hate” with comments from Stephen Street and Vini Reilly. Also includes interviews with Alain Whyte and Boz Boorer about new Morrissey tracks.”


Boyz- 8 September 2001

“Short article for this gay interest magazine about Morrissey’s blossoming Latino fanbase, his appeal to young gay men, and his (and The Smiths’) music as a source of comfort.”


Uncut – November 2000

“”To kill a mocking bird”. Classic albums revisited: article by Simon Goddard about “Your Arsenal”. Photographs by Kevin Cummins and Mick Hutson (uncredited).”


The Times – 6 November 1999

“Interview by Michael Bracewell: “Heaven Knows I’m Not Miserable Now”. Topics: miserabilism, living in Los Angeles, racism accusations, the 1995 Outside tour with Bowie, the new tour. Photographs of inside Morrissey’s house in Los Angeles.” -PJLM

The Big Issue – September 1999

“Interview by Sean Smith: “Hello Gucci”. Topics: the royalties lawsuit, living in Los Angeles, sexual orientation, being without a record deal, touring. The Northern UK edition was slightly different and titled “A Greek Tragedy?” on the cover and “This Charming Man” inside.”


Uncut – August 1998

“Very lengthy, in-depth article analysing the supposed decline of Morrissey’s solo career, The Smiths’ split, and other related topics.”


Melody Maker – 9 August 1997

“”Fighting Talk With The Godfather Of Indie” / “The Importance Of Being Morrissey”, part 1 of an interview by Jennifer Nine (part 2 October 14). Morrissey photos on the cover and inside by Pat Pope. Topics: being box office poison, crying, “Maladjusted”, computers and internet, getting older, court case, current musical artists.” -PJLM

Vox – June 1997

“‘Music For The Wilted Generation’, Ian Fortnam tells the story of the Smiths by putting together articles and interviews of the band in the pages of the NME.”

L’indic – November 1997

“”Ma Prison Dorée”, a Morrissey interview by J.C. Panek. Photos by P. Mazzoni including cover. Topics: interviewing Morrissey, heores, solitude, press, his audience, happiness, record labels, internet.”

Melody Maker – 14 October 1997

**** Missing part 1 “”Shrink Wrap”, part 2 of the August interview by Jennifer Nine. Topics: heroes, friends, spite, sport, Kurt Cobain, music business, honesty, artists.”

The Big Issue – July 1997

“Morrissey interview. Topics: Los Angeles, living in England, the Mike Joyce court case and the judge’s damning verdict, being an outsider, and getting older.”

A Chance to Shine Issue #12 – April 1997

“Exclusive Morrissey interview in two parts, in issues 11 and 12, by Maria Paroussi (done in 1992). Topics: his lyrics, changes in his life, loneliness, Manchester, death of art forms, Britishness, success in America,”


Rockin’ On – March 1996

“Morrissey interview by Erika Yamashita. Topics: the cancellation of the tour with Bowie, “Southpaw Grammar”, being an outsider, his recording methods, his self, England, music and its business, charity albums.”

A Chance to shine Issue #11 – December 1996

“Exclusive Morrissey interview in two parts, in issues 11 and 12, by Maria Paroussi (done in 1992). Topics: his lyrics, changes in his life, loneliness, Manchester, death of art forms, Britishness, success in America,”


The Times – 10 February 1995

“”This Charming Android”, interview by David Sinclair. Topics: the UK press, the racism allegations, the Boxers tour, his fans, etc.” -PJLM

Details – December 1995

“”All Rise For The Prince Of Wails”, interview by Stuart Maconie which previously appeared in Q magazine. Many photos from different periods of Morrissey’s career, all taken by different people. Topics: “Southpaw Grammar”, fame, Los Angeles, Oasis, Prozac and depression.”

Les Inrockuptibles – September 1995

“Morrissey interview titled “Ma chienne de vie” (“My Bitch of a Life”) / “Finir Comme Orson Welles (“To End Like Orson Welles”) by Emmanuel Tellier and Christian Fevret. Photos by Eric Mulet. Topics: his career, his management, RCA, radio airplay, “Southpaw Grammar”, his last few albums, friendship and human relationships, violence, loyalty, depression. Also includes…

Q – September 1995

“‘Morrissey on life, death & Anthea Turner’ / ‘Do You F*@kin Want Some?’, a Morrissey interview by Stuart Maconie. Photo on the cover and inside by Andy Earl. Topics: ‘Southpaw Grammar’, leaving EMI for RCA. being rich, current british music scene, Kurt Cobain, and many others.”

Rock Sound – May 1995

“Interview/article by Pierre Peronne, with photographs by Youri Lenquette and Dalle. Topics: Morrissey’s idols, the NME and accusations of racism, boxing, the legacy of The Smiths.”

Attitude – February 1995

“‘This Charming Android’, interview by David Sinclair. Topics: the UK press, the racism allegations, the Boxers tour, his fans, etc.”

Q – January 1995

“Morrissey interview as a questionnaire. Topics too numerous to list, but the answers are very interesting.”


Q – October 1994

“Retrospective on Morrissey’s artwork for the release of Jo Slee’s “Peepholism” book. She is interviewed by Martin Aston. The article contains quite a lot of info from Jo Slee herself which is not found in “Peepholism”. Photos by Linder Sterling and Chris Taylor.”

Select – May 1994

“‘You! Outside! Now! Morrissey’s war on Pop’ / ‘Hand In Glove’, a Morrissey interview by Andrew Harrison. Cover photo and inside by Richard Varnden. Topics: boxing, the current music scene, ‘Vauxhall & I’, the past, Rourke and Joyce, racism accusations, achievements.”

Details – April 1994

“Morrissey interview by William Shaw: “Yippee-ki-yay!” / “Homme Alone 2”. Photographs by Anton Corbijn. Topics: “Vauxhall & I”, the past year, happiness, Smiths legacy, boxing, sex, friends.”

Q – April 1994

“‘Yes, I Am Pregnant: Mr. Chuckle-Trousers Unzips His Lip’ / ‘Hello Cruel World’, a Morrissey interview by Stuart Maconie. Photos on cover and inside by Andy Earl, taken at the LA Griffith Observatory (includes one Smiths photo by Paul Slattery). Topics: Gillian Taylforth, “Vauxhall & I”, rumours, personality change, England and America, being sensitive, growing…

L’Indic – March 1994

“”Ma Prison Dorée”, a Morrissey interview by J.C. Panek. Photos by P. Mazzoni including cover. Topics: interviewing Morrissey, heores, solitude, press, his audience, happiness, record labels, internet.”

NME – 26 March 1994

“‘MOZMANIA! Viva mate: Morrissey meets his public’ Article written by Angela Lewis and Stuart Bailie, photos by Kevin Cummins and Roger Sargent, cover by Sargent.”

The Sunday Times – 13 March 1994

“Fascinating article in which Julie Burchill writes at length about Morrissey’s youth before recalling, interview-style, a surreal incident in which Morrissey turned up unannounced on her doorstep. (The outcome was not pretty!) This is the infamous “stitch-up” later referred to in the May issue of Select that had Morrissey’s companion, Jake Walters, so incensed that…


Les Inrockuptibles – July 1993

“Morrissey interview titled “Un dernier tour” (A Last Trip) by Christian Fevret. Photos by Renaud Montfourny including cover. Topics: giving interviews, his career, fans, retirement, new interests, fame, his lifestyle, “Your Arsenal” and “Kill Uncle”, his friends, English politics, the Finsbury Park events and racism, his image, “Severed Alliance”, the WEA best ofs, Johnny Marr,…

Vox – April 1993

“‘What Now Mozzer’, Morrissey interview by Tony Parsons. Photo on cover. Topics: 1992, Bowie, touring, englishness, sex, “Beethoven Was Deaf”, etc.”

Indiecator – May 1993

“‘Deaf And Dumb?’, 4-page Morrissey interview conducted during the American leg of the Your Arsenal tour.”


Details – December 1992

“”Homme Alone – Sex And The Single Guy”, Morrissey interview by David Keeps. Photos by David Jensen. Topics: his tongue, kisses, love by fans, people/youth, depression, guilt, sexual urges, shyness, love, Michael Stipe, music tastes, films, daily life.”

Observer Magazine – December 1992

“Titled “No Sex Please, I’m Morrissey”. Interview by Robert Chalmers (done in Houston, October 1992). Photos by Linder Sterling from “Morrissey Shot”. Topics: “Your Arsenal”, success in North America, the press, the Finsbury Park incident, the Union Jack and the racism rumours, growing up in Manchester, heroes, his christian name, “The Severed Alliance”, Rourke And…

Select – December 1992

“Morrissey interview by David Thomas with excerpts from the USA tour and the USA promotional appearances. Photos by Eddie Sanderson. Topics: devotion, record sales, the audience, the music industry, publicity, pop music, attention and tours.”

Les Inrockuptibles – November 1992

“This is only an article on Morrissey by JD Beauvallet, not an interview, but it includes previously unseen photos of Morrissey by Renaud Montfourny.”

Spin – November 1992

“”What Becomes A Legend Most” / “The Sorrow And The Pity”. Morrissey photo on cover and inside by the Douglas Brothers. Interview by David Thomas done in Los Angeles. Topics: fan devotion, the music industry, the press, literature, depression, hugs, critics, loneliness, The Smiths, songs, fear, indulging, himself, trust.”

Entertainment Weekly – 16 October 1992

“”The Great White Mope”, Morrissey interview done in Toronto by David Browne. Photos by Chris Buck. Topics: the tour, his influences, American radio, fanzines, his persona.”

Best – September 1992

“”Interview exclusive et défense des valeurs éternelles de l’Angleterre” / “L’age Christique”, written by Emmanuelle Debaussart & Jacques Vincent, photos on cover and inside by Youri Lenquette. Topics: “Your Arsenal”, England and its decline, public image, reading, ageing, mods, Mick Ronson, etc.”

Q – September 1992

“”Talking Up Your Arsenal” / “Ooh I Say”, interview by Adrian Deevoy. Photos by Hugo Dixon and cover by Mike Owens. Topics: his physique, sexual innuendo, his reclusiveness, The Severed Alliance, “Your Arsenal”, death, racism and Englishness, pop music, Michael Stipe, Vic Reeves, Manchester, The Smiths, ecstasy, sex.”

Select – September 1992

“Six-page feature in which various celebrities review Your Arsenal. Also includes an amusing little Morrissey tribute poem by Damon Albarn (of Blur fame), called “Arsenal retentive”.”

You – 20 September 1992

“”Mad About The Boy / Morrissey storms the states”, Morrissey interview in Los Angeles by David Thomas. A more complete version of this interview can be found in the November 1992 Spin magazine. Photos on cover and inside by Eddie Sanderson. Topics: his habits, fame, pop music, depression, the American tour, childhood and life.”

Oor – August 1992

“”Een obsessie die vijf jaar duurde” / “Het Grote Morrissey interview”. Dutch article about The Smiths by Bert van de Kamp, plus original interview (in Dutch) with Morrissey conducted by Marnix Peeters, and a review of “Morrissey and Marr: the severed alliance”. Photographs by Eric Watson, Lawrence Watson, Wim van de Hulst, and Rob Verhorst…

NME – 22 August 1992

“Morrissey on cover waving the Union Jack. ‘Flying the flag or flirting with disaster’. The racism allegations issue. Photographs by Kevin Cummins, Chris Hughes, and Renaud Monfourny (latter uncredited).”

NME – 9 May 1992

“For their 40th anniversary issue, they included a section with all NME covers with Morrissey on them*, and reprinted the letters Morrissey sent to the NME. The issue also included a review of the newest single “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful”. Morrissey on the cover.” Missing page with Morrissey covers.

Outlook – January-February 1992

“Special Smiths/Morrissey feature, including a Smiths overview article, an essay by Mark Simpson about Morrissey’s sexuality and appeal to fans, and short interviews with Stephen Street, Phranc, and Sandie Shaw.”

Q – January 1992

Article by Robert Sandall about the Kill Uncle tour with photos by Kevin Cummins.


Rage – December 1991

“Morrissey interview by Dermott Hayes. Topics: his kinship with Sinead O’Connor, his bicycle collection and his lack of money-motivation.”

NME – 19 October 1991

“”Back Morrissey – The Man In Japan In His Own Words / Karaoke On Camping”, a compilation of Kevin Cummins photos of Morrissey in Japan on the Kill Uncle tour. Morrissey on the cover. Credits and Kevin Cummins photo captions are in the hand of Morrissey himself.”

Ciao 2001 – August 1991

“Italian translation of the interview that appeared in English in Option, May 1991, and again in Select, July 1991.”

Crossbeat – August 1991

“Japanese translation of the April 1991 Creem interview plus interviews of the other Smiths members. Part of a lengthy Smiths special.”

Rockin’ On – August 1991

“Japanese translation of the May 1991 NME interview. Photos by Paul Slattery and Kevin Cummins. Morrissey on cover.”

Best – July 1991

“Morrissey interview titled “Mozz Art”. Photos by Claude Gassian. Topics: Mark Nevin, Top Of The Pops, Johnny Thunders.”

Glamour – July 1991

“Morrissey interview titled “Chanteur savant”. Topics: being more private than before in interviews, the New York Dolls and the musical influence of other artists on his teenage years, Manchester and the Mancunian music scene, celibacy.”

Select – July 1991

“‘Wake Me When It’s Over’, Morrissey interview by Mark Kemp from the recent issue of Options magazine, with different photos by Trevor Leighton, Retna, Kevin Cummins, Cathal Dawson many previously published. Morrissey on the cover. Topics: ‘Kill Uncle’, Michael Stipe, New York Dolls, old singles, the Smiths split, dance music, the Manchester scene.”

Crossbeat – June 1991

“Japanese translation of the recent interview from Les Inrockuptibles (3/91). Photos by Renaud Monfourny, including one not from the original interview. Morrissey on cover.”

Los Angeles Times – 16 June 1991

“’10 Questions’ interview by Kristina McKenna backstage from the Los Angeles concert. Photo by Con Keyes. Topics: fans reactions, feminism, his appeal to fans, disappearing times in England, his own changes, loneliness, his disappointment with people, changes in himself.”

Option – May 1991

“‘Inside Looking In / Morrissey & The Art Of Self-Obsession’, interview by Mark Kemp. Photos by Jane Huntingdon, including cover photo. Topics: his lifestyle, Johnny Marr, “Kill Uncle”, Michael Stipe, New York Dolls, the death of vinyl, the Smiths split, dance music, the Manchester scene.”

Ciao 2001 – April 1991

“”Il senso del dissenso”. Article in Italian (mostly Smiths history) by Paolo Bertoni, with discography. Photographs by Kevin Cummins, Lawrence Watson, and Eamonn J. McCabe, plus previously unseen cover photo from the 1985 “Initiate me” session by Peter Anderson.”

Spin – April 1991

“Morrissey interview by Steven Daly ‘Morrissey-His Most Provocative Interview’ / ‘Lyrical King’. Photos by Lawrence Watson and Anton Corbijn (Moz not on cover). Topics: producing records, song subject matter, his lifestyle, the English press, world tours, America, fans, Electronic, the Manchester scene, the death of pop music and of Englishness, Paul Weller, Paddy McAloon and…

Creem – April-May 1991

“”The Inner Edge”, Morrissey interview by Ara Corbett. Photos by the Douglas Brothers. Topics: “Kill Uncle”, fan loyalty, the Smiths split, Johnny Marr, his solo success, “The Elephant Man”, the 7″ single, the pressures of pop industry, “I’ve Changed My Plea To Guilty”, the Bronte sisters, having children.”

Les Inrockuptibles – March 1991

“Lengthy Morrissey interview by Jean-Daniel Beauvallet titled “La solitude du coureur de fond” (“The Loneliness Of The Long Runner”). Exclusive photos by Renaud Monfourny inside and on cover, one of which later became the cover to the “Pregnant…” single. Topics: interviews, Top Of The Pops, fans, “Kill Uncle”, Manchester, Smiths record sleeves, kitchen-sink drama films,…


Vox – November 1990

“Morrissey interview by Len Brown titled “Bona Contention”. Cover (“November Spawned A Mozzer”) and inside photos by Kevin Cummins and Pennie Smith. Topics: backlash, defending “Bona Drag”, recent singles, Craig Gannon, indie/dance crossover, rave culture, touring.”

Sounds – September 1990

“Double-page picture spread, humourously telling the not-so-accurate story of Morrissey’s career via photo captions.”

Gay Times – August 1990

“Major article by Kris Kirk and Richard Smith about Morrissey’s sexuality. Exclusive cover photo by Kevin Cummins. Kirk maps Morrissey’s gradual alienating of various sectors of his audience. Smith pleads for Morrissey to reveal his true sexual colours. Inside photographs by Paul Rider, Lawrence Watson and Paul Slattery.”

Spin – April 1990

“Short, but rather interesting little article to summarise the Morrissey persona.”

Rockin’ On – June 1990

“Japanese translation of the previous March interview by Nick Kent in The Face. Different photos by Kevin Cummins and Anton Corbijn.”

The Face – March 1990

“‘The Deep End’, Morrissey interview by Nick Kent. Exclusive cover and inside photos by Anton Corbijn. Topics: his position in the 90s, ‘Striptease With A Difference’, relationships/sexuality, the Smiths split, Johnny Marr, Manchester scene, ecstasy culture, America, concerts.”


Q – December 1989

“Interview done by Mat Snow “Along Again Naturally” / “The Soft Touch”. Photos by Steve Double and Kevin Cummins. Topics: shaving, the occult and religion, collaborators Langer and Winstanley, self management, court cases with ex-Smiths, pop music, Blackbox, the Wolverhampton show, raves and drugs, musical tastes, changing audiences, Bette Davis, fame and success, the future…

NME – 16 September 1989

“This issue was to have a Morrissey interview, but Morrissey backed out at the last minutes. Printed instead is “Headful Of Heroes”, lists written down by Morrissey. Photos on cover and inside by Kevin Cummins. Issue includes a poster of Morrissey bare chested”

Rockin’ On – May 1989

“A translation in Japanese of the recent James Brown interview from the NME. Cover and inside photos by Lawrence Watson, Kevin Cummins and Tom Sheehan. Also Johnny Marr feature.”

Crossbeat – April 1989

“Article in Japanese, along with a translation of the interview previously published in Record Mirror on 11th February.”

NME – 11-25 February 1989

“Morrissey interview by James Brown printed over three issues. Cover photo by Lawrence Watson of Morrissey drinking Ecover washing liquid on issue with part one: “Morrissey Comes Clean / Playboy Of The Month”. Topics: “…Famous International Playboys”, fans, Wolverhampton concert, the Smiths split, crime, relationships, being a sex symbol, sexuality, his ‘children’, England, touring, friends,…

Record Mirror – 11 February 1989

“‘Playboy Of The Western World’, a Morrissey interview by Eleanor Levy. Cover and centrespread photos by Lawrence Watson. Topics: the Kray twins, his place in pop music, football, the Wolverhampton gig, the Smiths split, his eyebrows and chin, his epitaph.”


Spin – June 1988

“”The Importance Of Being Earnest” / “Viva Morrissey”, a Morrissey interview by Len Brown (also appeared in 2/88 NME). Photos by Lawrence Watson and Anton Corbijn, including cover photo.” – PJLM

NME – 9 April 1988

“”The Mad Chatter”, a collection of Morrissey quotes from the pages of the NME. Topics: growing up, schooldays, being a Smith, clothes, love, celibacy, heroes, villains, power, pop, politics, etc.” – PJLM

Melody Maker – 12-19 March 1988

“”Songs Of Love And Hate”, Morrissey interview (part 1) by Simon Reynolds. Photos on covers and inside (include centrespread) by Anton Corbijn, Eammon J. McCabe and Paul Rider. Topics: Stephen Street and Vini Reilly, “Viva Hate”, the HMV label, Englishness, “Bengali In Platforms”, the 1970s, Smiths copyists, fame, early attempts at journalism, the Smiths split.”…

NME – 5 March 1988

“Tim Broad and Morrissey talk about the video for “Suedehead” and Morrissey responds to the story in the Daily Mirror titled “Morrissey Sits On James Dean’s Grave.”” – PJLM

City Life – 22 April 1988

“Morrissey interview by John Naughton. Cover photo by Ian T. Tilton. Topics: the cover photo session (where Morrissey is sitting amongst back issues of the magazine), what Morrissey is currently watching and listening to and his urge to interview Charles Hawtrey.”

The Catalogue – September 1988

“Morrissey interview to coincide with the release of Rank, along with a review of the LP by Nick Kent. Additional interview topics: being on an independent label with The Smiths, promo videos, artwork, and signing to EMI as a solo artist. This edition of the magazine also included a free 7” flexi disc containing a…

Sounds – 18 June 1988

“‘Private Diary Of A Middle-Aged Man’, Morrissey interview by Shaun Phillips. Cover (‘Confessions Of A Big Mouth’) and inside photos by Mary Scanlon. Topics: ‘Viva Hate’, lyrics, touring, ‘Rank’, collaborations, plans, new songs.”

NME – 13-20 February 1988

“Morrissey interview by Len Brown: “Morrissey Gets It Off His Chest” / “Born To Be Wilde”. Photos by Eammon J. McCabe. Morrissey on cover. Topics: Smiths split, Johnny Marr, the 1985 legal problems with Rough Trade, the current chart thoughts, hip-hop and rap, The Primitives, his acting debut, success, Oscar Wilde, the South Bank Show,…

Just Seventeen – March 1988

“Featured a two page profile and a fact-file which listed Morrissey’s hobbies as ‘taxidermy and wig upholstery.’ There was also a full page photo, the same as the recent NME cover.”

Fabiola – January 1988

“Interview with Morrissey following The Smiths’ split, by Christian Sevret, with photographs by Paul Slattery and Zybsin Rodak. Morrissey on cover.”

Elle – March 1988

“Very short interview by Elisa Van Poznak titled “Morrissey Strikes Again / The Mouth That Roared”. Full page photo by Kevin Davies.”

Crossbeat – October 1988

“Extensive Smiths/Morrissey history and discography for fans of imported rock. Cover colour photo. Photo credits: cover by Tom Sheehan; article photos by Ron Delaney, Peter Anderson, Kenji Kubo, Jo Novark and Cindy Palmano.”

Ciao 2001 – May 1988

“Condensed Italian translation of the Paul Morley interview that originally appeared in Blitz the previous month.”

Blitz – April 1988

“‘Wilde Child’, interview by Paul Morley. Cover and inside photos by Russell Young. Topics: the death of pop music, his place in the business, his sexuality and his fame.”



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