Mike Joyce has revealed that he will not be reading Morrissey's autobiography.
Morrissey's 'Autobiography' was one of the publishing events of 2013. An absorbing, revealing insight into a true original, the book was met with outstanding critical acclaim.
Yet the singer doesn't spare his punches. Former band mates come in for a particularly hard time, with Morrissey aiming some caustic remarks in the direction of former Smiths musicians Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke.
Speaking to Q Magazine, Mike Joyce - who once faced Morrissey in court - explained that he had no intentions of reading the singer's tome. "I've not read the book, and I never will. I've got a pretty good idea of what's in there. I don't want to go down that route of putting out a statement saying that this or that is wrong."
Discussing a potential Smiths re-union, the bass player said: "Of course, we'd all do it if we were asked. We were one of the greatest bands ever. As a performer, there was nobody better than Morrissey. But a reunion is never going to happen."
Meanwhile, Morrissey recently held a Q&A session with fans on True To You. Explaining that work was under way on his new solo album, the singer also explained that he was busy writing a novel. "In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am mid-way through my novel" he said.
"I have my hopes. The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it's generally assumed - quite rightly - that the number one chart positions are "bought" by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don't think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular."