Dolores: new interview on music industry & The Voice

April 27, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Voice of Ireland

Seems like Dolores doesn’t choose any journalist to speak about her old demons: Barry Egan just published a new exclusive interview this morning in the “Sunday Independent” (in print and online) entitled “You get to the point where you want to die just to get peace” in which the Limerick woman and her mother Eileen discuss about the music business pressure the singer had to handle in her career back in the 90s.

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It’s one of the first interview of this kind, with Eileen explaining how worried she was for a daughter back then: “I was very worried about her. She was unable to tell me or explain or communicate very well” adding that she once told a prominent music business executive “if anything happens to her, I will kill you.

Dolores then explains: “You get to the point where you want to die [… ] because you think that you’ll get peace when you’re dead and you can’t get any worse than you are”, thus shedding a light on the troubles she went through during the “To The Faithful Departed” era.

Once she concludes “I realise now that life isn’t about money, fame. Actually, all that crap. It’s simply love that’s important“, Dolores then talks about her experience on The Voice of Ireland, again mentioning how Jamelia and her are just the opposite, Jamelia using “sexuality to be heard or to be seen or to get attention” whereas, as a feminist, Dolores feels like they should go against “misogynistic elements” that exist “in the pop industry internationally as well as sexual inequality in Ireland“.


Dolores with her mother Eileen in Bruff, Co. Limerick – Photos: Kyran O’Brien

About “The Final” on TV tonight, Dolores says that she will be surprised if her candidate, Kellie Lewis, doesn’t win. She describes her as “as a kind of a suffragette kind of a woman. She is a feminist. She doesn’t have her boobs hanging out. I love her for that. She has self-esteem and respect. That is good for women.

So good luck to Kellie for this final step!

The Voice experience will be all over tomorrow and Dolores has already booked her flight to Canada on Monday morning…

Last but not least, as a web extra The Independent published a 7+ min. video of the interview. How great!

Dolores and her mother Eileen interviewed by Barry Egan – Web extra video!

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3 Responses to Dolores: new interview on music industry & The Voice

  1. Crs

    Hi guys,

    One question: She said ‘Amy Lee’ at 00:14?

    • Camille

      Hu? 00:14? Here’s the answer to the first question, if that can help…

      “I think Kellie is actually the most unique singer of the four going forward when she sings she constituently sounds like Kellie and I think the other singers when they sing they sound like the artist they’re emulating or covering you know for me that’s the truth”

    • Crs

      Thanks Camille. Is now clear.

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