Mark Ronson: ‘I enjoyed getting death threats from Smiths fans’

Singer and producer talks about the fuss over his 2007 album 'Version' on NME Radio tonight (Sept 28)

Mark Ronson has said that he received death threats online after covering The Smiths‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’ on his 2007 album ‘Version’.

But rather than finding the threats troubling, Ronson told Owen Davies on NME Radio that he found the experience rewarding, because it showed him how passionate kids were about the band.

“People took umbrage with the fact that I was taking these sacred cows of indie music and doing my own versions of them,” he said. “If Morrissey and Johnny Marr give their consent I can’t be worried about what some 16-year-old in his bedroom thinks. But I do like the fact that a 16-year-old cares enough to send me a MySpace death threat. As long as he doesn’t follow through on it.”

Tune in tonight (September 28) to hear the interview on Owen Davies‘ show from 7pm.

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