‘they’re Murderers Of Music!’: Sinead O’connor Slams Simon Cowell And The X Factor… But Insists Her Feud With Miley Cyrus Is Over

Speaking to host Ryan Tubridy she said: As far as I’m concerned it’s over, it’s not something I really want to talk about. Not a care in the world: Sinead O’Connor was smiling as she arrived at the RTE studios in Ireland where she blasted Miley Cyrus again on The Late Late Show Mr. Cheerful: Simon Cowell seems pleased with himself on The X Factor USA, but he was blasted by Irish singer Sinead on Friday night for ‘murdering music’ I don’t feel sorry for me or for anybody else in the matter, that’s not what it’s about. The broader issue, I feel sorry for the murder of music. I feel sorry for the murder of rock ‘n’ roll which has happened because of the industry. Because of Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and the lot of them (talent show judges) have murdered music. She added: ‘They’re murderers of music! I stand and say it on behalf of every musician in the world and they will all agree with it. Slaughtered: Sinead says judges such as current X Factor USA line-up Kelly Roland, Paulina Rubio, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell have murdered Rock N’ Roll I don’t give a s**t if I hurt them … All the sexualisation of young people, all the worship of bling and money and diamonds and ‘Pop Idol’ stuff, Simon Cowell – it all amounts to the murder of music. Cowell whose stable has previously included The Teletubbies and Robson & Jerome is currently fulfilling his judging commitments on the US version of The X Factor, while Miley prepares for the imminent release of new album Bangerz. ‘I’m not dismissing the records (Simon has) made, she continued. Miley’s records are great records as far as I’m concerned. Twerk: Incidents such as this prompted Sinead O’Connor to write Miley Cyrus an open letter What I’m saying is that I feel the industry of music does exploit people who are possibly a little too young to know what they’re doing. Why I got involved in the issue of whether or not it’s appropriate for a 20-year-old woman to be asked to lick sledgehammers for songs that has no lyrical reference to any such thing in them is that I would see it as an exploitation of somebody who’s possibly a little too young to understand the dangers of allowing oneself to be exploited in that way.’ Sinead – who wore jeans, a pair of brown thigh high flat boots and a hooded pink sweater – also referenced the current plight of Bynes. Open: Sinead O’Connor wrote her first letter to Miley Cyrus after she was inspired by Nothing Compares 2U Similar: In Wrecking Ball Miley is seen crying while starring at the camera just like in Sinead’s video I was upset on behalf of Amanda Bynes,’ she said. ‘I thought it was a nasty thing to do to Amanda Bynes because she had nothing to do with the conversation.

Fife music tuition service threat lifted

The proposal, which would see instrumental music tuition removed for all pupils except those studying SQA exams, was roundly criticised. Picture: PA

Mark Traynor, convener of the EISs Instrumental Music Teachers Network, said: Im appalled that Fife Council would even consider this proposal. If passed, this would signal the gradual demise of instrumental tuition in Fife schools. This short-term fix will have lasting consequences for many years to come, robbing the young people of Fife of opportunities embedded in the core of the Curriculum of Excellence. Fife musician Panda Su, real name Suzanne Shaw, whose single Alphabet Song was recently featured on the soundtrack to Hollywood blockbuster movie At The End of the Street, said she was shocked at the proposal. Fife has an incredible musical heritage and schools here have played a big part in encouraging that, she said. Growing up here, its something Ive always been very grateful for and proud to support. Axing music tuition in schools across Fife would have a damaging impact on the future of music in the area. Councillor Alex Rowley, leader of Fife Council, told Scotland on Sunday this weekend that the council would not go ahead with the proposal, which is part of a wide range of cuts the authority is currently considering. We have met with education officials in the last few days looking at everything they have suggested in terms of cuts. My view is that if you were to take this option, you would in effect be wiping music education out. This proposal will remain exactly that. It will not figure in our budget going forward. It will not happen. Scottish Conservative candidate for the upcoming Dunfermline by-election James Reekie, a piper in several Fife pipe bands, said: This proposal makes no sense whatsoever.