In 1996 Joyce successfully sued his former bandmates Morrissey and Johnny Marr for an equal share of performing and recording royalties from The Smiths' back catalogue.
Morrissey later described the case as a "terrible miscarriage of justice" and wished Joyce "the very, very worst for the rest of his life".
However, the drummer insisted that the curse has failed, telling the NME: "Well it's not worked so far. Things are fantastic. But I'm only 44 - there's plenty of time for that to kick in. I'm looking out the window now and everything seems alright. Apart from a huge fireball..."