Saturday, June 2, 2007
Singer Tori Amos Working on Musical
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Tori Amos, who recently released the album "American Doll Posse," told Me-me-me.tv that she has been writing a musical.
Amos told the website, "I think I am writing a musical! IÕm gushing but IÕm under lock and key." Although Amos won't appear in the musical, she plans to write all the songs. She stated, "IÕm trying to be....Tim RiceÉ Yes, (Andrew Lloyd) Webber and Rice. IÕm trying to be both. So IÕm busy. This is such a big project, a double record, twenty three songs and the extras. You need to hear ÔSmokinÕ Joe,Õ about how to kill a man.Ó
Amos, who got her start playing at piano bars as a teenager, has enjoyed cult success since her major label debut in 1992, "Little Earthquakes," and sold over 15 million records worldwide, in spite of little mainstream radio airplay. She was featured as one of VH1Õs Ò100 Greatest Women in Rock nÕ Roll,Ó A nine-time Grammy Award nominee, she has collaborated with artists including Trent Reznor, Michael Stipe, and Maynard James Keenan, and is famous for songs such as ÒCornflake Girl,Ó "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", and "Professional Widow.Ó