Playlist - Big Deal's "Music That Makes You Cry" inc Sinead O'Connor, Nick Cave, Bat For Lashes
... Pumpkins - Mayonaise "This is our kind of power ballad." Mina Mazzini - Se Telefonando "This song was written by Ennio Morricone and its amazing the way its big and ascending but still sad. Our Italian is bad but we're pretty sure it's about her missing a very important phone call." Sinead O'Connor
- Nothing Compares 2U "Another cover that's way sadder than the original. Prince's version is so silly and funky, whereas Sinead's song is so heartbreaking it even made her cry. For more head to Facebook.com/weareabigdeal Playlist - Big Deal's "Music That Makes You Cry" inc Sinead O'Connor
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Sinead O'Connor: Miley Cyrus feud 'very helpful' in mental health debate
... claimed "I think she was actually very helpful. I think the two of us, without meaning to, did quite a good job in terms of creating conversation about something really, really important". Looking to take some positives from the frankly very unsavoury reaction of Cyrus and her devotees, O'Connor explained "I think what was more important really that came out of the Miley thing was this issue of being able to conversate about how mental health and human rights is now".Below: Disney Princessed get the Miley Cyrus treatment Sinead O'Connor
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Sinead O'Connor says Miley Cyrus spat created 'important' dialogue about mental health
... thing was this issue of being able to conversate about how mental health and human rights is now," she said. "I think she was actually very helpful. I think the two of us, without meaning to, did quite a good job in terms of creating conversation about something really, really important." Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here. Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook. Sinead O'Connor
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Sinéad O'Connor (Dec. 8, 1967)
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Always controversial, the emergence of social media proved very interesting for O'Connor, who in 2011 used blog posts and Twitter to detail her sex life and solicit a boyfriend. The narrative in the media was that she continues to be crazy and mongering attention, but O'Connor explained that she was just "trying to have some peaceful fun."
She was born and raised in Dublin. As a teenager, she had a job delivering Kiss-O-Grams.
In 1992, she performed Bob Marley's "War," said "Fight the real enemy" and ripped up a photo of the Pope on Saturday Night Live. This caused a major backlash against her. She was later booed off the stage at a Bob Dylan tribute concert.
The ultimate single mom, O'Connor has four children with four different fathers. Here's the rundown:
Son Jake with the drummer John Reynolds. The couple were married.
Daughter Roisin with the journalist John Waters.
Son Shane with the musician Donal Lunny.
Son Yeshua with Frank Bonadio. He was born on Christmas day, 2006; "Yeshua" is the Hebrew name for Jesus.
In 2000, she announced in Curve magazine that she was a lesbian. A year later, she was engaged to a man, British journalist Nick Sommerlad. In 2005, she clarified to Entertainment Weekly that she was "three-quarters heterosexual, a quarter gay."
She was ordained Mother Bernadette Maria and made a Catholic priest by the Order of Mater Dei. The Catholic church does not recognize women as priests and does not associate with the Order of Mater Dei.
In 1990, she refused to have the National Anthem played before one of her concerts in New Jersey, prompting Frank Sinatra to say he would like to "Kick her ass." O'Connor refuses to have national anthems played at her shows because she thinks they have nothing to do with music.
She has songs on the soundtracks to The Talented Mr. Ripley, Rugrats In Paris, and You've Got Mail.
A character in the British sitcom Father Ted was based on her. The character, Niamh Connolly, played by Alted Images lead singer Claire Grogan, was a denim clad rock singer who had strong feminist views and a bit of an anti-Catholic slant, which put her in conflict with the central characters in Father Ted who were Catholic priests. Sinead is actually a fan of the show, she even came to the recording of the Christmas Special. Arthur Matthews, one of the writers for Father Ted, joked that the show probably had an effect on Sinead becoming a priest! (thanks, Adam - Dewsbury, England)
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always