Morrissey snubs Rock Hall?

Morrissey will reportedly boycott the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony if the Smiths get enshrined because of his long running feud with former bandmate Mike Joyce.
The indie legends are reported to be among the groups set for induction into the music pantheon next year in New York City.

However, the band's iconic former singer has apparently already ruled out attending the ceremony because of an ongoing rivalry with drummer Mike Joyce.

The Smiths were embroiled in an acrimonious lawsuit over royalties in 1996, and Morrissey has always spoken bitterly about his former bandmate.

"Morrissey has never forgiven Joyce and if organizers think he's going to bury the hatchet by joining him to accept this award, they've got another thing coming. The only way he could be persuaded to turn up would be if Joyce decides not to attend," a source explained.

There are a couple of problems with this article. First, the Smiths aren't even eligible to be nominated until next year, which means the earliest they could be inducted is 2009. Second, it's highly unlikely they are "among the groups set for induction" because the Nominating Committee doesn't get together until the end of the summer to begin discussing the nominations. But when the Smiths do become eligible, they will certainly be on the shortlist for induction.

Thanks, David & Tom

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