Tori Amos doesn’t give interviews all that often, but when she does it’s always super-awesome.
This is what she told The Sun about Lady GaGa:
She’s what I call a meteor – singers who entertain people for a while. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that. But then there are people like Neil Young who show up at Glastonbury 40 years into their career. And that’s a very different kind of artist. Neil Young doesn’t have to get his bum out on stage! The question is, will Lady GaGa be playing alongside Neil Young at Glastonbury in 20 years time? She wants to entertain people. Right now, half the world is depressed and they need to be entertained. So her timing’s perfect.
Oh SLAM! But this is really a giant dilemma for Perez Hilton. Whose side will he take? And, more importantly, are any of you reading his new site? It sure doesn’t seem like it …
Oh but Tori continues with her total awesomeness:
For me, the best thing that happened is that I didn’t have success like my father wanted me to when I was 14-years-old and I was playing clubs. Thank God it didn’t happen for me at that time. I probably wouldn’t be talking to you if it had. I think it’s really tough on teenagers when they have that kind of success. But you have to acknowledge Britney’s discipline right now – being a mum and being out on the road. When you do that year-in, year-out since you were a teenager, it can become overwhelming. … There’s a side to this industry that nurtures divas who can’t write. It’s a big business. I produce the records. I don’t hand over control to some really expensive producer who then talks to the record company and then tries to bend me to their will – for commercial purposes. But there are a lot of producers/co-writers who the only way they can make a living is if the divas are not producing themselves and not writing their songs.”
LOVE Tori! She’s made such a phenomenal career for herself using her out-of-this-world talents that she can sit around and talk smack about the industry and it’s totally cool. She’s earned it. Some people haven’t. (Are you reading this, Katie Heigl?)
Last thing: The above picture was taken at Radio City Music Hall on August 13. Not trying to be a bitch here, but is she pregnant again?