The pair, who recently formed supergroup D.A.R.K. discuss how they first met, how their careers started and how their new project was born.
They also talk about the one time Morrissey got hit by a packet of sausages during a festival set, in the interview which you can listen to below.
The pair went on to share D.A.R.K.’s latest single ‘High Fashion’.
The track follows previous releases ‘Gunfight’, ‘Curvy’ and ‘Loosen The Noose’. It is taken from the group’s debut album ‘Science Agrees’, which will be released this Friday (September 9) via Cooking Vinyl.
The band’s line-up is completed by DJ Olé Koretsky.
Rourke, who served as bassist in The Smiths from 1982–1987, recently teamed up with James Franco for a Smiths-inspired album by the actor’s band Daddy.
O’Riordan recently made headlines after assaulting an air hostess and police officers whilst on a flight from New York to Ireland in November 2014. She avoided jail time after pleading guilty.
“It’s no longer a question of time or wounds, but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn’t make sense any more,” he said.
Morrissey also added that there is only one thing left in The Smiths’ vaults that could be put on any future reissues, but he doesn’t own a copy of it.
“Only a cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘A Fool Such As I’,” he said. “I don’t even have a copy of it, but I expect it will spring out one day… when I’m on a life-support machine.”