Sinéad O’connor’s Miley Cyrus Feud Expands, She Says Simon Cowell Has “murdered Music”

It’s not about the song. That to me is quite sad.” Steering the conversation away from the Miley brouhaha, she uses her own experience with the music industry’s star maker machinery to illustrate her point. “I was asked by my record company to start wearing short skirts and growing my hair, and try to act really sexy and that’s why I shaved my hair. I wanted to be judged by my talent, if any, and not by how I looked.” PHOTOS: Miley’s most outrageous quotes Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Which, O’Connor says, is what prompted her to write the open letter to Miley this weekexpressing concern that the young pop star’s overly sexual image will become her demise. Miley responded by blasting the Irish singer-songwriter’s mental illness on Twitter. Things predictably escalated further when O’Connor slammed Cyrus for her acts, calling her an “anti-female” and “f–king stupid.” And of course Miley saw O’Connor’s scathing letter, and decided to respond via Twitter (again). “Sinead. I don’t have time to write you an open letter cause Im hosting & performing on SNL this week,” she tweeted . “So if youd like to meet up and talk lemme know in your next letter. :)” Stay tuned. We can’t wait to hear what happens when Simon Cowell jumps into this cage match.

Sinéad O’Connor Blasts Simon Cowell for ‘Murdering’ Music

He waited for the singing to begin. Some mornings he waited in vain. If the load of oysters wasnt good then there was not going to be a mood for singing, he said. And the work songs he recorded at shucking houses and at a crab-picking house in Northumberland County were already dying out. Hinson said many young black employees preferred to listen to the radio, and some associated the work songs with slavery. His liner notes quoted one young crab picker who said, I dont go for that old-timey slavery s—. BRI Records nine albums often mixed field recordings with commercial recordings and occasionally featured the re-creation of music genres by original performers of traditional songs that had already disappeared from Virginias soundscape. Vaughan Webb , assistant director at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, said the focus of the Virginia Traditions recordings was on genres declining in popularity. The work songs album includes music recorded by famous musicologists and folklorists John Lomax and Alan Lomax , father and son. Lornells work for BRI Records yielded, along with contributions to other collections, albums titled Western Piedmont Blues, Non-Blues Secular Black Music, Tidewater Blues and Early Roanoke Country Radio. The Non-Blues Secular Black Music album, issued in 1978, was BRI Records first release. The album includes ballads, dance tunes and lyric songs. Webb said that even though the banjo has African roots, black banjo players and fiddle players were becoming scarce as hens teeth when Lornell did field recordings for the album. Webb completed field recordings for the Southwest Virginia Blues album, and his liner notes were nominated for a Grammy award in 1988. The album features bluesman James Henry Crip Diggs on vocal and guitar singing Poor Boy Long Way From Home. The liner notes reference a Feb.

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Blumm Sinead O’Connor and Simon Cowell WENN; Frederick M. Brown/Getty See more photos , news and a full bio It’s certainly been a busy week for Sinead O’Connor. The Irish singer who got into a war of words with Miley Cyrus earlier this week after reaching out to the 20-year-old in an open letter advising her not to “prostitute” herself is now worrying about the death of rock ‘n’ roll. And she knows who killed it Simon Cowell . In an interview on The Late Late Show in Ireland on Friday, the 46-year-old blasted the X Factor judge. “I feel sorry for the murder of music and rock ‘n’ roll, which has happened because of the industry. Because of Simon Cowell, [and his fellow judge, music exec] Louis Walsh they’ve murdered music,” she said. The singer believes that the moneymaking side of the industry has taken over and the result has been “the sexualizing of extremely young people” and the worship of “money and bling and diamonds.” “There’s a certain alarm that needs to be rung and I know there are a lot of musicians around the country and around the world that will agree,” she said. “The power of rock ‘n’ roll to change things, to move people, is being murdered by all this worship of fame, Pop Idol, X Factor, all this stuff.” O’Connor also talked about her public feud with Cyrus, which began after the singer said that her “Wrecking Ball” video had been inspired by O’Connor’s ” Nothing Compares 2 U .” While O’Connor says she reached out as a mother, Cyrus lashed out on Twitter, taunting the Grammy-winner over her previous battle with mental illness and comparing her to troubled actress Amanda Bynes , who is currently undergoing psychiatric treatment . “I was upset on behalf of Amanda Bynes, not for myself,” O’Connor said. “I thought it was a nasty thing to do. She had nothing to do with the conversation and also the poor girl is in hospital receiving treatment for the very illness she’s being knocked for having.” “It was a very nasty time to expose a girl but I doubt Miley is a person who sat down and maliciously thought that I want to hurt Amanda Bynes,” she continued.

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