[ June 2000
2000 - Handed by Jake] Faith and
Courage falls twenty spots to #75 on Billboard's Top 100 in its second
week of release, selling 21,000 copies in the US.
2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] USA
had an article based on Sinéad's final letter on the lesbian
controversy. Click here to read it.
2000 - Handed by Noodle] The
Emperor's New Clothes was featured on a Channel 4 special called
Up Video, where they give loads of details on making of the video.
2000 - Handed by Kai Chai] When
asked in an Entertainment Weekly interview, Kevin Briggs said that
his most creative project thus far is "Sinéad
O'Connor's latest project. That was my
foray into that type of music, but I was willing to do it and it came out
phenomenal." Briggs, who was labelled a "hit
hitmaker" by the mag, is best known for his no.1 collaborations with TLC
and Destiny's Child.
2000] Matchbox 20 did a rendition of
Sinéad's Nothing Compares 2 U for a TV special.
2000 - Handed by Dan] Click
to read an article featured on Times, which focuses on Sinéad's
priesthood and Irish Catholic Press Office's response to that.
2000 - Handed by Lita] Click here
to read an excerpt from USA Today, which is taken from a letter
Sinéad sent to John Chambers of Sunday Independent. She puts
insight into why she declared herself a lesbian, when in actuality she
the banner below to watch Sinéad's special video interview with
2000 - Handed by Amy] Click here
to read an article written by Bill Flanagan, the vice president of VH1.
In this interesting article, Flanagan writes about Faith and Courage
and the promotion party Atlantic gave in support of it, to which Sinéad
also attended herself.
2000 - Handed by Lita] Associated Press
had a special five-question interview with Sinéad, where she talks
about the new single No Man's Woman, her interest in Rastafarianism,
her hairdo and many more! Click here to read the interview.
2000] Click here
to read a review of Faith and Courage by David Abrams at
2000] Sinéad's Nothing Compares
2 U was voted "the best song performed by a female artist" by the audience
The List . Whitney Houston's
I Will Always Love You was voted #2, whereas Stevie Nicks' Landslide was
Stone has an exclusive video interview with Sinéad, where she
talks about the new album and beyond. Click here
to watch it.
2000] Shirley Manson of the phenomenal
rock band Garbage comments on Sinéad's
new album Faith and Courage. In a special section of their official
website, the singer writes: "Listened to the
new Sinéad O'Connor
CD today and felt mildly disappointed. It's not that it doesn't have its
moments... it most certainly does (her voice and lyrics are sublime as
always). But there's something about it that doesn't quite slay me. Maybe
it's just one of these records I'll have to listen to a couple more times
before I fall head over heels in love with it. I hope so. I've been so
looking forward to this record for a long time now."
2000] The new Sinéad album Faith
and Courage hit the stores today. The album is being promoted extensively
throughout the States, but there's not much promotion at the other side
of the Atlantic; in the UK and other European countries. The album made
a spectacular debut on most of the internet sales charts, making its way
into the Top 20 in major stores like CDNOW
and Amazon. The Billboard debut was
rather poor, though. According to the magazine, Faith and Courage
sold a moderate 35,000 copies in the first week of US release and debuted
2000] Sinéad showed up on CBS's
Early Show, where she talked about her new album and sang No Man's Woman
and The Healing Room.
The Wire section has an article on Sinéad's latest revelation. Click
2000] Sinéad appeared on the
Rosie O'Donnell show.
2000] Sinéad appeared on the
Howard Stern radio show, in which she referred to the Curve magazine as
because they'd put out the press release before even consulting her. Click
here to read a review of the show.
2000] A press release concerning the
June/July issue of the best-selling US lesbian magazine Curve quoted Sinéad
as saying "I'm a lesbian. Although I haven't
been very open about that, and throughout most of my life I've gone out
with blokes because I haven't necessarily been terribly comfortable about
being a lesbian. But I actually am a lesbian."In
an early interview with Hot Press, she had said, "I
don't believe there's any such thing as gay or straight. And though I have
slept with women, I am much more attracted to men."
Long after the whole saga turned into a mare's nest, Sinéad sent
a letter to Ireland's The Sunday Independent on June 26. She explained
that although honest, her previous comments had been "slightly
confused." She went on saying,
"I believe it was overcompensating of me to declare myself a lesbian. It
was not a publicity stunt. I was trying to make someone else feel better.
And have subsequently caused pain for myself."
2000] Sinéad appeared on the
David Letterman Show promoting her new album and singing No Man's Woman.
Click here to read a review of the even written
by Ben Adams.
even published, Sinéad's interview with Time magazine caused a stir
with the quotes taken from the press release. Sinéad is reportedly
said the key to remaining celibate is "masturbation,
which I think is God's greatest gift." But
no such quotes appear in the final edit of the interview published on the
June XX issue of the magazine. Of the incident, Time spokeswoman Diana
Pearson says: "We wrote that release from an early draft of the story.
They must have deleted that line."
2000] Sinéad sang an a
capella rendition of I Am Stretched On Your Grave at the KISS concert,
organized by the radio station WXKS-FM. Later on she joined the band Third
Eye Blind, upon the request of the frontman Stephan Jenkins. Together with
the band, she performed The Emperor's New Clothes, a song Third
Eye Blind had been working up to play on their upcoming tour. The performance
was a highlight of the event. Click here
to see a picture of Sinéad on the day of concert, together with
radio host John Garabedian.
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Mother for June
updated on July 28