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Sinead O'Connor: Simon Cowell has 'murdered' music

Sinead O'Connor: Simon Cowell has 'murdered' music

Oct 4 2013, 8:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Sinead O'Connor holds Simon Cowell responsible for "murdering music". The Irish singer appeared on 'The Late Late Show' on RTÉ One yesterday evening (10.04.13) to address her ongoing feud with...

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Sinead O'Connor: Simon Cowell has 'murdered' music

Oct 4 2013, 8:36pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Sinead O'Connor holds Simon Cowell responsible for "murdering music".

The Irish singer appeared on 'The Late Late Show' on RTÉ One yesterday evening (10.04.13) to address her ongoing feud with Miley Cyrus, but instead let rip at the music mogul and his flagship show 'The X Factor', blaming him for the death of rock 'n' roll and the exploitation of young female artists' sexuality .

The war of words began earlier this week when Sinead warned Miley in an open letter about the dangers of the music industry and projecting an overly-sexual image, and the 20-year-old singer responded by lashing out on Twitter, mocking bipolar disease sufferer Sinead for her mental health issues.

Sinead said on the Irish chat show: "I don't feel sorry for me or for anybody else in the matter, that's not what it's about. The broader issue, I feel sorry for the murder of music. I feel sorry for the murder of rock 'n' roll which has happened because of the industry. Because of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh ['X Factor UK' judge] and the lot of them have murdered music.

"They're murderers of music! I stand and say it on behalf of every musician in the world and they will all agree with it. I don't give a s**t if I hurt them ... All the sexualisation of young people, all the worship of bling and money and diamonds and 'Pop Idol' stuff, Simon Cowell - it all amounts to the murder of music."

The 'Nothing Compares 2U' hitmaker - who has since written two more open letters to Miley, threatening to sue her and demanding she "take five minutes between G-string changes" to apologise to her - revealed she tried to reach out to the young singer in the first place because she feels she is being naively "exploited" by the commercial machine of the music industry, represented by the likes of Simon.

Sinead continued: "I'm not dismissing the records [Simon has] made. Miley's records are great records as far as I'm concerned. What I'm saying is that I feel the industry of music does exploit people who are possibly a little too young to know what they're doing.

"Why I got involved in the issue of whether or not it's appropriate for a 20-year-old woman to be asked to lick sledgehammers for songs that has no lyrical reference to any such thing in them is that I would see it as an exploitation of somebody who's possibly a little too young to understand the dangers of allowing oneself to be exploited in that way."

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Jan Hooks, Best Known For Her Roles On SNL, Dies At Age 57

Oct 9 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Jan Hooks, best known for her performances on Saturday Night Live, died on Thursday. Hooks was 59. The Chicago Sun Times reports that Hooks joined SNL in 1986 and stayed until 1991. She played key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor. The paper reports: "'Man, she was good,' former 'SNL' writer Bob Odenkirk said in an email, calling Hooks 'the best there could be at sketch. ...
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SNL Vet Jan Hooks Dies at 57

Oct 9 2014 6:13pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Saturday Night Live Alum Jan Hooks Dies At The Age Of 57

Oct 9 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

SNL alum Jan Hooks, who was on the cast of the late night variety show from 1986-1991, has passed away at the age of 57. So sad. [ PHOTOS: Stars You Never Knew Were On SNL ] Jan had been battling a serious illness prior to her death. Most recently, she played a part on 30 Rock, but while she was on SNL, she shared screen time with Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller. Among her more memorable impres ...
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Jan Hooks Dies; Saturday Night Live Alum Was 57

Oct 9 2014 5:33pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Jan Hooks, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986-1991, passed away today after a long battle with a serious illness. She was 57 years old. Sources confirm that Hooks, who most recently guest-starred on 30 Rock as Jenna Maroney’s mother, passed away in New York City. The precise cause of death is unknown at this time. Hooks appeared on the iconic sketch comedy program opposite Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil H ...
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Mariah Carey Is Already Ready to Start Dating

Oct 8 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: PopSugar

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Book News: Bob Dylan's Lyrics Get Their Own Book — And It's Massive

Oct 8 2014 6:20am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. The words that so many ears know so well will soon be getting a place on the printed page — 1,034 pages, as a matter of fact. The songs of Bob Dylan have been compiled, annotated and illustrated in a collection so comprehensive, it could take some strength just to lift. Set for publication on Oct. 28, The Lyrics: Since 1962 is the product of a collaboration between Dylan and Christopher R ...
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