Van Morrison has slammed music publications in a rare interview on BBC Radio 4 today (March 10).
Speaking to ‘The Today Programme’ Morrison was commenting on the subjects that have inspired his first studio album in nine years ‘Keep It Simple’.
The album, nearly his 40th release is set for release next Monday (March 17) and Morrison said in the broadcast this morning: “Basically, I’m a simple guy in a complicated business. I’ve never been comfortable with fame, so that’s what a lot of this material is about.”
He also added that he thinks: “There’s an obsession at the moment with what some people call the comics and what I call the propaganda magazines, Mojo, Q Magazine, The Word…there’s this obsession with the past. It’s like no one has moved on. The marketplace is going backwards.”
A follow-up programme will air on ‘The Today Programme’ later this week, with a panel debating Morrison’s criticsms.