Morrissey may retire in five years

Too old too rock 'n' roll? Almost, says Morrissey
Too old too rock 'n' roll? Almost, says Morrissey

if you haven't made plans to see Morrissey on his upcoming tour, you may want to call your ticket broker. Turns out the singer is already thinking retirement.

During a recent interview, Morrissey said he considered the chances of him continuing his singing career past the age of 55 were "slim." (He will turn 50 this May.)

And the odds of the former Smiths frontman stepping into the spotlight as a 60 year old? "Incredibly slim," he said, before adding, "For Heaven's sake! Really?"

While the trees are full of musicians - rock and otherwise - flourishing well into their golden years, Morrissey feels that most do their best work in their youth.

"It's very hard to think of anybody who ages and still manages to mean anything" Morrissey

"I assume most people lose it because they become satisfied and they achieve everything they ever set out to achieve," he said. "More to the point, they become personally satisfied and that they're quite happy and it doesn't matter any more."

The singer then let loose with a final statement bound to cause heated chatter: "It's very interesting that it's very hard to think of anybody who ages and still manages to mean anything."

Well, OK then. In the short time he has remaining on the relevance scale, Morrissey's has put out a new album called Years Of Refusal. The first single is I'm Throwing Myself Around Paris, which you can check out below.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.