Rocker Morrissey insists he can prove he was dropped by executives at his label, Capitol-Harvest Records, days after the company's top man assured fans the singer/songwriter was still on the roster.
Steve Barnett dismissed Morrissey's claims last week (ends15Aug14), but the former The Smiths frontman has returned to fansite True to You to post another statement about the alleged split.
He writes, "Both Morrissey and Morrissey's lawyer are in possession of email correspondence from Steve Barnett (head of Capitol-Harvest Records), and also from Steve Barnett's personal assistant, both of whom confirm that Capitol-Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey. No recording Agreement with Capitol-Harvest was ever signed by Morrissey, and Morrissey retains full ownership of (new album) World Peace is None Of Your Business.
"Contrary to the assured Billboard report, Capitol-Harvest have very clearly stated that they would have no interest in licensing a second album by Morrissey. (Law firm) Russells (London), who represent Morrissey, are presently concluding Morrissey's relationship with Harvest Records. Once again, Morrissey is in search of a new label."
The spat between artist and label began earlier this month (Aug14) when Morrissey took aim at company bosses for refusing to finance a new video.