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Watch Morrissey sing a new tune on Conan

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On Tuesday night's Conan, the same day he was honored with a PETA "Famous Vegetarians" postage stamp, former Smiths frontman Morrissey made a rare TV appearance in the midst of his current North American tour to perform one of his new tunes, "People Are the Same Everywhere." Though the quiff is graying now, the famous baritone delivery seems to be in fine form, even growling at one point. Moz's clean-cut back-up band in matching Nico shirts were vibrant and rocking, belying the downer lyrics ("It's a shame, it's a shame, but people are the same everywhere / The land of the free and the home of the brave exists nowhere"). 

What really is a shame is that the politically-outspoken fifty-two-year-old has his follow-up to 2009's critically-lauded Years of Refusal all written and ready to go, and yet no label seems to want to sign him. Since he got the go-ahead to pursue a libel case against British music mag New Musical Express, for a 2007 story in which Morrissey claims his words were misinterpreted to make him look racist, maybe he'll come into a windfall and release it himself.