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Tori Amos Lays Down The Gauntlet And Challenges Metal Bands

In a recent interview with Spinner.com, musician Tori Amos has "laid down the gauntlet" and challenged metal bands while discussing wrestler Mick Foley being a fan of her music. You can check out an excerpt from the interview below.

Spinner: On another topic, former pro wrestler Mick Foley is a big fan of yours and a supporter of your anti-sexual assault organization, RAINN. How did you guys get to meet and have you developed a friendship?

He's great. My nephew is a wrestling aficionado, and somehow I had heard through RAINN that he was doing some really great things for the charity. I met him, and he had heard that my nephew was a wrestling fan, and it kind of went on from there. He's been really beyond stellar to the charity. He's really given.

He's a really liberal, creative figure too, and I think there's a side to him that has always been sort of the poet of the wrestling world, where I wish we could read all his journals of everything he's experienced because I think he's quite a writer.

Spinner: Were you surprised to find that a wrestling superstar was one of your fans?

Well, look, sometimes you don't know how music affects people. I embrace that because I don't think that just because I talk about emotional stuff that it's not mother---er stuff. I'll stand next to the hardest f---ing heavy metal band on any stage in the world and take them down, alone, by myself. Gauntlet laid down, see who steps up. See who steps up! I'll take them down at 48. And they know I will. Because emotion has power that the metal guys know is just you can't touch it. Insanity can't touch the soul. It's going to win every f---ing time.

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Gwar is getting ready to hit the road. That would make for a fine contest.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R10 writes:

Go Tori! Never heard of her pop,but ive heard of her name before. I expect Amon Amarth to step up to this challenge,invite Ms.Amos out on the road as an opener. Id drop some coin to see that sh**!

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Gwar vs Tori Amos!
I like it, sounds like an old Celebrity Deathmatch

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jackrum writes:

ive been in the pub all niht and cant be bothered to read a full article..

Why are people annoyed the Mick "the absolute fricken hardcore muffatrukkin legend" Foley is a fan of Tori Amos.. The dude is a god.. who give a crap what music he likes.. FFS Lemmy likes the sodding beatles for Odens sake.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Trev writes:

Obviously she fell off the metal ladder after her cover of raining blood. was that even her? who cares either way. she's stereotyping metal, insanity? mother-f***ering? all metal is pretty emotional, pretty sure there was just a post yesterday about Toxic Holocaust and Midnight releasing a split on relapse donating the profit to red cross for disaster relief for japan... who had their back? apparently satan, where are you tori amos? ...INSANITY!!!!! Who cares if mick foley likes metal, metal is my blood, I like The Killers and She Wants Revenge from time to time. Guess i ruined the credentials i was never given anyway - Ratnoseterry@gmail.com

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Trev writes:

My bad. Meant to say who cares if Mick Foley wants to help, or likes Tori Amos musically. I dont see what any of that has to do with lyrical topics in metal, or what metal bands are willing to do to help out other people. I just think her statements are a little unfounded, somehow i doubt she even listens to or follows metal to make statements like that

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RTB writes:

Bring back dude love!
Im sure T n A thinks metal is along the lines of linkin park or good charlotte
another star talking out of their azz
all bark no bite

# Sep 22, 2011 @ 2:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. the guy writes:

she says "Insanity cant touch the soul" obviously shes never been to a metal show cuz when those lights go down and the crowd gets up and u hear the double kick thumping, the thunderous roar of the bass, and then the overpowering evil in the distortion of that electric guitar, the band hits the stage and the crowd goes ape sh**, well i dunno about anyone else but it makes my soul tingle...and that my friends is pure insanity!

# Sep 22, 2011 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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