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 Entry Page posted a news item about Tori's "Strange Little Girls" album on July 3, 2001. It basically repeated the contents of an official press release about Strange Little Girls from Atlantic Records, but the news story does contain some unqiue quotes that Tori gave in a past interview with Launch. Read the news story below or at

Tori Amos Covers Eminem And Slayer On New Album

(7/3/01, 6 p.m. ET) -- Tori Amos is readying Strange Little Girls for release on September 18. It's a collection of song interpretations of artists ranging from Eminem ("'97 Bonnie & Clyde") and Slayer ("Raining Blood") to the Beatles ("Happiness Is A Warm Gun") and Joe Jackson ("Real Men").

Amos's goal with Strange Little Girls was to explore the world of men--how men see women, how men see themselves, and how a perspective can shift. She also wanted to focus on violence and identity. Amos said of the idea, "I've always found it fascinating how men say things, and how women hear them."

The first single from the collection will be an interpretation of the Stranglers' "Strange Little Girl," which will hit radio in mid-August. Other artists Amos covers include the Boomtown Rats ("I Don't Like Mondays"), Tom Waits ("Time"), 10cc ("I'm Not In Love"), Lloyd Cole & the Commotions ("Rattlesnakes"), Depeche Mode ("Enjoy The Silence"), and the Velvet Underground's ("New Age").

Perhaps the most interesting of the bunch is Eminem's "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" from 1999's The Slim Shady LP. Amos told LAUNCH she's no fan of certain rap songs. "I have a real thing about when some of these rappers that talk about violence against women, and I'm talking about the ones that'll say, 'You know, look it's just a song,' and I'm going, 'Look if you're going to talk about raping a woman, have the balls to stand up there and go, 'Obviously I've got some kind of anger towards women.' I don't believe in censorship, but I do believe in, 'Don't be a f--king hypocrite.'"

Amos has already mapped out a fall tour. She'll hit the road starting in Miami on September 28. The trek will run through November 21 in San Francisco. Confirmed dates and venues were not available at press time.

-- Darren Davis, New York

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