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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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Who's The Boss? Sinead O'Connor Has A New Answer

Aug 10 2014 4:16am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Sinead O'Connor self-produced her first album, The Lion and The Cobra, when she was 20 years old and seven months pregnant. At 47, on the eve of releasing her 10th studio album, many things about the Irish singer haven't changed. She still has the shaved head and the mournful eyes, and she remains outspoken about her political views, from the Catholic church to child abuse to war. The new I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss is a collection of love songs — but in O'Connor ...
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Sinead O'Connor - Take Me To Church

Aug 1 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Irish artist confronts her past...Sinead O'Connor can never quite escape her past. Shooting to international fame with a cover of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' the Irish artist has been forced to deal with complex health issues in the full glare of the public. New single 'Take Me To Church' recalls the romantic themes of her breakthrough hit, yet finds Sinead O'Connor wondering if it has all been worth it. The video for the track echoes these ideas. ...
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The Thistle & Shamrock: Mythography

Jul 30 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Explore myth, legend and mystery this week, in ballads and tunes of Celtic origin and inspiration. This episode features Nuala Kennedy, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor and more. Copyright 2014 NPR. To see ...
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Panic! Frontman Talks Westboro Protest, Offers Them 'Gay Cake'

Jul 29 2014 4:13pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is on the Westboro Baptist Church's shit list - who isn't? - and he couldn't be happier about it.Laughing off the recent protest that took place during a Kansas City stop on the band's "Gospel Tour," Urie, who revealed in our interview late last year that he's a "straight dabbler," high fives me as I greet him. Backstage, hours before the trio relays a message of love and unity to a Detroit crow ...
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