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On October 2, Tori Amos will release her 13th studio album, the retrospective Gold Dust, which finds her re-imagining her own contemporary classics with the renowned Metropole Orchestra—and 20 years of experience behind her since her brilliant, confrontational debut record Little Earthquakes. Tori, by her own admission, has worn a lot of hats since then, and it is with the same spirit in which Tori approached Gold Dust that we will explore Amos’ prolific career with a patented Spotlight series coming very soon to PopMatters.
“Listening to Tucker sing almost requires footnotes. She has one of the best voices in rock, and not in some whiskey-soaked alcohol metaphor way. Few singers can get as many emotions out of a single inflection as she can, the slightest variation drastically changing the tone. She’s direct, but her voice is filled with the complexities of direction that populate real life.”
—David Grossman, “The Ballad of a Ladymom: An Interview with Corin Tucker”
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"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.READ the article