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2014

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Watch Tori Amos Cover Radiohead's Classic 'Creep'

August 15, 2014

Tori Amos' theatrical voice and brooding piano form a perfect vehicle for "Creep," Radiohead's break-out alt-rock anthem. The singer-songwriter performed a slow, sensual version of the track during the "Lizard Lounge" section of her Thursday night...

Song Review

"16 Shades of Blue"

May 15, 2014

Amos gets proper credit as a drama-pop master (young soul-spillers from Perfect Pussy to Lorde owe her a debt), but she's often underrated as a sonic pathfinder. Here she marries twitchy, low-key electronic burble with confessional piano massaging for...

News

Tori Amos Confronts Satan in New Song 'Trouble's Lament'

March 28, 2014

Tori Amos dwells in dark lyrical territory on the haunting track "Trouble's Lament," the first single she has released from her forthcoming LP, Unrepentant Geraldines. The song finds Amos focusing her attention on the Prince of Darkness:...

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Tori Amos to Get 'Unrepentant' on New Album

February 19, 2014

Fourteen albums in, Tori Amos is still finding inspiration wherever she looks. The prolific singer-songwriter is set to release her next studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, on May 13th on Mercury Classics as well as support the record with a lengthy...

2013

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Rockers Turning 50

June 14, 2013

Every day can bring a new reminder that you're getting older, whether it's a new gray hair, a postcard from the AARP, or the random strain of a muscle you didn't even know you had. But sometimes nothing is as jarring as finding out that a rock star whose...

2012

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Tori Amos Inspired by 'Dead Guys' for Musical

October 5, 2012

Just this week, Tori Amos released a new album titled Gold Dust, but she's already quite deep into the work on her next project. The pianist's previous album, 2011's Night of the Hunters, found her experimenting with the canon of classical music (her...

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Song Premiere: Tori Amos, 'Silent All These Years' and 'Gold Dust'

September 18, 2012

Click to listen to Tori Amos' 'Silent All These Years' and 'Gold Dust' "I seem extroverted but I'm incredibly introverted," Tori Amos says in an articulate whisper. She's sitting in a light-filled Tribeca apartment explaining why, after a life spent...

2011

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Tori Amos Performs with String Quartet in Manhattan

December 4, 2011

Tori Amos stepped outside of her comfort zone for her latest album, Night of Hunters, a classical song cycle. Her tour in support of that record also finds her stepping outside of her typical patterns, albeit in a more minor way, with a string quartet...

Album Review

Night of Hunters

October 18, 2011

Tori Amos' latest was inevitable for the conservatory-trained renegade: a song cycle inspired by European classical music, clad in strings and woodwinds. It doesn't rock, but it waltzes, spinning a tale involving animated trees, demons and what may be...

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Digest: Jay-Z and Willow Smith on 'Annie'; 50 Cent's New Album

January 26, 2011

Jay-Z Will Produce 'Annie' Remake Starring Willow SmithJay-Z has made a deal to co-produce a new movie based on the musical Annie with Willow Smith in the lead role. Jay-Z will produce the film in a joint venture with Overbrook Entertainment and Willow's...

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Tori Amos Musical Delayed Indefinitely

October 20, 2011

Tori Amos' musical based on George MacDonald's 19th century fairytale The Light Princess has been postponed indefinitely by the National Theatre in London. The production was scheduled to premiere as the centerpiece of the theater's spring season in April....

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Tori Amos on Embracing Classical Music

September 29, 2011

Tori Amos stopped by the Rolling Stone studio recently to talk about how working on a stage musical for the past few years influenced the creation of Night of Hunters, her first classical-based song cycle. She also explained why she loves to customize...

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Beyoncé to Debut Song on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'

May 5, 2011

Beyoncé to Debut Song on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'Talk show host Piers Morgan has announced that Beyoncé will debut her version of "God Bless the USA" on his show tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. Beyoncé is releasing the song as a single...

2009

Album Review

Abnormally Attracted to Sin

May 18, 2009

After splitting into five separate personalities for 2007's American Doll Posse, Tori Amos pulls herself back together again on her latest. The result is a set of prog-inspired balladry with less bounce than her last disc. The plodding "Strong Black Vine"...

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SXSW 2009 Photos

March 23, 2009

2007

Album Review

American Doll Posse

May 3, 2007

Of the twenty-three tracks on her ninth studio album, Tori Amos only takes credit for singing five of them. The others, liner notes indicate, are vocalized by alternate Amoses named Clyde, Isabel, Santa and Pip — four mythical beauties, each with...

2006

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Q&A: Tori Amos Talks in Tongues

March 30, 2006

Tori Amos is never short on metaphors. Conversations with the prodigal piano provocateur are likely to veer in any number of directions: mythology, sex, food and other whathaveyou's. This kind of "Tori-speak" has become notorious, earning Amos a fairy-kook...

2005

Album Review

The Beekeeper

February 24, 2005

Tori Amos suffers from the same affliction as Prince and other freakishly talented musicians: Too smart and too foolish to take direction, she overreaches and ends up making music that's too abstract and oblique. On her eighth album, she does something...

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