In a fight of the weird old guys, David Bowie has blocked Morrissey from using a picture of the two of them for Moz’s reissue of the single “The Last of the Famous International Playboys.” Via Exclaim:
According to a post from Morrissey fansite True to You, Bowie has “ordered” EMI UK not to use the photo for the impending April 8 re-release. The previously unseen photograph was taken by Linder Sterling in New York in 1992, and apparently Bowie would prefer that the pic be kept private. True to You adds that “although Bowie has no legal rights to the photograph, most of his back catalogue is presently licensed to EMI.”
It’s unclear at this point if Moz will attempt to find different new artwork, or if he will use the original cover.