Morrissey v Joyce
Morrissey claims Joyce was never hard up01 Dec 05 - The ongoing feud between Morrissey and former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce is showing no sign of abating.
Joyce appeared on Marc Riley's Mint show on 6 Music on Sunday night to talk about some Smith's rarities he's put up for sale on eBay.
He recounted a tale of how he sold rare records in the 90s to make ends meet, saying:
"We can laugh at it now, but at the time it was terrible.""It was about 10,12 years ago. I was going through a bit of a bad patch financially ... It was wonderful, I loved being skint and selling everything! We can laugh at it now, but at the time it was terrible."
Morrissey has responded with a 13 point statement on true-to-you.net - detailing his side of the various legal wranglings between the pair over royalties.
Morrissey now says Joyce has always been well off and that now he is: "extremely wealthy."
He adds: "The point I wish to make is this: Joyce is not poor, unless, living as he does in the Cheshire green-belt, he lives beyond his means."