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EMA – “Black Boys On Mopeds” (Sinéad O’Connor Cover)

On her 1990 debut album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, Sinéad O’Connor sang about police brutality in the UK on the song “Black Boys In Mopeds.” Around Christmas, after seeing the rash of American police killings that made last year a hell of a time to be alive, Erika M. Anderson recorded… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure-penned charity single features Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow among others. It was produced… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Sinead O’Connor Urgently Seeking New Manager After Ending Affair With The Last One

Sinead O’Connor has shared a new letter on her website detailing her falling out with her now-former manager and her desperate search for a new one. O’Connor writes: “Have had to leave my manager./ Not that we didn’t get on well, we got on too well, both fell equally in love./ Had a month long… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 8:21 pm

The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist’s traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the public eye was not to do interviews, but to bicker, troll, and brawl — on Twitter, on TV, or in person. Yes, beef was what’s for dinner in 2013, and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 27, 2013 - 11:38 am

Sufjan Stevens Writes Open Letter To Miley Cyrus: “You’ve Been LYING”

Lately, Sinead O’Connor, the most controversial pop star of 1993, has been writing a ton of open letters to Miley Cyrus, the most controversial pop star of 2013, mostly conveying sentiments like this: “You will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped.” It’s been a whole thing. Cyrus has been somewhat dismissive i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2013 - 8:53 am

Iceage – “Jackie” (Sinead O’Connor Cover) & “To The Comrades” (Bahumutsi Drama Group Cover)

Earlier this year, Iceage released their sophomore LP, You’re Nothing, but will close out 2013 with new material via a covers 7″. The release includes takes on Sinead O’Connor’s sparse, feedback-infused “Jackie” and the South Africa politcos Bahumutsi Drama Group’s “To The Comrades.” The original was only ever released as a privately pressed one-off with… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 3, 2013 - 11:30 am

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Nothing Compares 2 Spitting On Prince

This just made our day. Years after spinning “Nothing Compares 2 U” into a name-making classic, Sinead O’Connor dishes the details on her fiery meeting with the Artist. Via MSNBC:”At the time he had a lot of female proteges and I had covered his song [“Nothing Compares 2 U”] without having anything to do with… More »

By: Stereogum / June 7, 2007 - 5:52 pm