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Russell Brand Interviews Morrissey On New Album
John Doran , January 28th, 2009 06:34

Despite his re-engorged popularity Morrissey is what you might call 'a bit of a handful' in PR terms, so what better way of allowing him to hit back at critics than including a filmed interview as part of the deluxe edition of his new album Years Of Refusal?

And who is grilling the bequiffed god of intro-pop? Jeremy Paxman? Noam Chomsky? Tomas de Torquemada? No. It's bearded piratical sex case Russell Brand, the man who can't spell 'book'.

To be fair to the OAP upsetter - when he's not on the telly or trying to get teenage Top Shop goths into bed he's a pretty good writer and funny to boot. Just don't expect Morrissey's dear friend to ask him any awkward questions.

His label Polydor have the following to say: "The Deluxe edition of the album will feature a DVD with exclusive content including Wrestle with Russell, a revealing 20 minute filmed interview with Russell Brand recorded at the comedian’s home in LA in November ’08. The friends talk candidly about music, lyrics, image, fame and hair in a piece that is both serious and highly entertaining. Morrissey’s performances of 'That’s How People Grow Up' from Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and 'All You Need Is Me' from Later With Jools Holland will also feature, as will the video promo for the single 'All You Need Is Me'. iTunes have an exclusive digital booklet for those who purchase the standard album version via their site."

New studio album Years of Refusal released February 16 preceded by single 'I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris' on February 9.

Read John Doran's track by track review of the album here.