Posted 05 April 2008 - 08:16 AM
Yeah, but every artist has a schtick (I like that word), a thing they play up to extreme levels. Like Kylie Minogue; without her elaborate costume, she's not really all that much on stage.
Amy Winehouse's is her habit.
I honestly think half her act - or more - stems from the fact that she's in and out of rehabilitation. Like the song Rehab; if that's not an effort to try and make her alcohol/drug/whatever abuse sound acceptable, I don't know what is. And I honestly can't see EON wanting o associate themselves with that. I mean, if you watch her performances at the Grammy Awards, they spent msot of the time concentring on her supporting musicians: she was either drunk or coming down from something. It doesn't matter which way you cut it, she wasn't fit to be in stage. Rock stars with drug habits are usually pretty unreliable as well; just read Anthony Kiedis' autobiography and you'll see what I mean. The Qunatum of Solace theme would have to be written, composed, arranged and recorded within the next six months. It's run to a really tight schedule, and an unreliable performer is going to wreak havoc with that, especially if she's in and out of rehab.
Besides, I'm pretty sure EON wouldn't want to associate themselves with a drug habit. If ever they're signed on a performer with a history of drug abuse, it's been so far in the past that nothing has come of it. Amy Winehouse, on the other hand, spends most of her time out of rehab justifying why she should still be there. The last I heard of her, her face was covered in scars, allegedly from impetigo (even though they looked nothing like the disease), which takes six to eight weeks to recover from ...