When Morrissey appeared on The Tonight Show back in June, it was his first American television appearance in more than a year. But now, Moz is suddenly in media-blitz mode, making a couple of big appearances. On last night’s episode of James Corden’s Late Late Show, Morrissey was the musical guest. He sang “Kiss Me A Lot,” the single from last year’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business, and he looked spry and relaxed, like he enjoyed being there. And broadcasting veteran Larry King’s online talk show Larry King Now also devoted an entire episode to a Morrissey interview, filmed on Monday and online now. He and King discussed American presidential politics, Morrissey’s disappointment with President Obama, his own cancer diagnosis, and the moment when he claims that San Francisco airport security sexually assaulted him. Morrissey is a total quote machine (shout out to the phrase “rear cleavage”), so the interview — reportedly Moz’s first in-person Q&A in 10 years — is very much worth a look. Asked if he ever thinks about harming himself, Morrissey said: “It crosses everybody’s mind. Everybody thinks of it; even people who mistakenly assume that they’re happy. They think of just disappearing and having enough and many people do, just taking control and saying, ‘No more, no more of this silliness.’ And it’s admirable.” He also admitted, “I’m not a fan of modern music at all, I don’t hear anything interesting at all.” Morrissey sang “Kiss Me A Lot” again, too. Below, watch the Corden performance and those clips from Larry King.
The full episode is going up at ora.tv this afternoon.