He's one of the most renowned curmudgeons in music, a man who doesn't like anything, except for drinking tea and the New York Dolls.
He isn't a normal rock star, so adulation wouldn't get you anywhere. A Sydney fan found that out when she got the chance to meet him in 2002.
"Thank you for everything," she gushed. "You’ve made me and so many people so happy."
"I didn't mean to," the grumpy rock star fired back.
That speaks volumes about Morrissey. Antisocial, crabby, awkward and funny, he's not like any other musical icon.