Singer Morrissey Is At War With Universal Music UK After Accusing Bosses Of Snubbing His Plans For A Tribute To The Victims Of The France Massacre.
The former The Smiths star wants to re-release his 2009 single I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris to show solidarity with the French capital following the slaughter earlier this month (Nov15) that left 130 dead.
However, he has accused David Joseph, chairman of Universal Music UK, of blocking the proposal in order to release a tribute track by other artists instead.
A statement from the star reads: "David Joseph at Universal Music in London has refused the request made by Morrissey and the band to re-issue 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' as a loving tribute to the lives lost in the Paris atrocities. David Joseph is instead arranging his own tribute to Paris utilizing his current crop of Universal artists."
Morrissey later posted a photograph on his official fansite Truetoyou.net showing the singer talking to a fan with the caption, "David Joseph can go f**k himself."
Suicide bombers and gunmen killed 130 victims and injured more than 360 in the terrorist attack that stunned Europe on 13 November (15).