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re: New Bonnie Interview

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Jacqueline 07:23 am MST 02/02/17
In reply to: re: New Bonnie Interview - nowhere_fast 05:51 am MST 02/02/17

Very honest and very down to earth. At dinner after one of the Joe's Pub shows I, in my very classy way, spilled a large, full glass of red wine all over the table and floor. She remained calm and just very sweetly said, "Oh, what a waste." :) A woman with her priorities straight!

>
> Good interview.Love how honest she is
>
> > Botox user Bonnie Tyler says Ďdonít go mad on fillers or
> > youíll look like a puppetí
> >
> > BONNIE Tyler is in New Zealand, where sheís just toured
> > with Icehouse and the Alan Parsons Project.
> > It turns out the Welsh singer, best known for Total
> > Eclipse Of the Heart, Holding Out For a Hero, Itís a
> > Heartache and Lost In France, includes New Zealand as part
> > of her extensive global real estate portfolio.
> > ďMyself and my husband own a 217 hectare farm we bought in
> > 1988 as an Angora production farm, but the bottom went out
> > of that business. We lease it now to a dairy farmer. Itís
> > a beautiful farm. Itís an investment for my old age
> > darling. Weíve got a shop in the town too, donít ask me
> > what it is, we just own the property.Ē
> >
> > Does she visit the farm when sheís on tour in New
> > Zealand?
> >
> > ďIíve seen it before. Once youíve seen it a few times a
> > farm is a farm really, isnít it?Ē
> >
> > What other properties do you own?
> >
> > My husband Robert is good at investing. Weíve got a quarry
> > in South Wales, most of the roads come from that. Weíve
> > got 65 stables outside of London but I donít know anything
> > about horses, we just rent the yard out. Weíve got a
> > beautiful house in Portugal, but my home is in South
> > Wales.
> >
> > Is real estate more lucrative than music?
> >
> > Bricks and mortar, you canít go wrong.
> > Meat Loaf released an album last year that was full of old
> > Jim Steinman songs. One of them, Skull of Your Country,
> > features the line ĎTurn around bright eyesí Steinman would
> > later use on Total Eclipse of the Heart. Whatís your
> > knowledge of the history of that song?
> > Jim told me he started writing Total Eclipse of the Heart
> > with Meat Loaf in mind. But in the end he didnít give it
> > to Meat Loaf he gave it to me! Iím very happy about that,
> > as you can imagine.
> >
> > The story goes Jim Steinman summonsed you to his apartment
> > in New York to hear Total Eclipse of the Heart. What are
> > your memories of that day.
> >
> > Oh my God! Yes he played it to me in the offices of his
> > manager at the time, in New York. I remember thinking
> > ĎHeís going to give me this song? This is amazingí. It was
> > a really big turning point in my career. Iíd already had
> > hits in America with country rock, Itís a Heartache was
> > huge over there. I did two albums with Jim, the second
> > wasnít a massive hit but the first one, with Total
> > Eclipse, was.
> >
> > Thereís claims Jim wrote Total Eclipse of the Heart as a
> > Ďvampire love songí.
> >
> > I never quite understand that interpretation of it. I just
> > think itís about real true love. Itís just a beautiful
> > love song as far as Iím concerned.
> > Have you seen the literal Total Eclipse of the Heart
> > video?
> >
> > Itís so funny. The Lego one is brilliant too. Iím on top
> > of the balcony with my hands all waving and my head falls
> > off.
> >
> > he original video was filmed in an old asylum wasnít it?
> > Thatís right. It took two days to film it, it was an
> > incredible video. I hate making videos. I could never be
> > an actor. Hurry up and wait. I canít stand it. The video
> > was nominated for a Grammy but I lost to Michael Jackson
> > which canít be too bad.
> >
> > Another urban myth ó you were meant to duet with Meat Loaf
> > on his version of your hit Loving Youís a Dirty Job (But
> > Someoneís Gotta Do It) on his new album.
> >
> > Iíd heard through the grapevine he said heíd like to duet
> > with me, but he didnít get in touch. I might have done it
> > if he had, but he didnít ask.
> >
> > Random question ó did you ever see Meat Loafís AFL Grand
> > Final performance?
> >
> > No. Why?
> >
> > It wasnít his finest vocal moment. He hasnít been able to
> > tour Australia since.
> >
> > Oh. Iíve been told his voice has just gone. Maybe in the
> > studio heíd be fine.
> >
> > Most people donít know you recorded The Best a year before
> > Tina Turner had a hit with it.
> >
> > We do it in my concerts. A lot of people are shocked, they
> > didnít know I did it first. The way I put it in my show is
> > one of my all time favourite songs is River Deep Mountain
> > High. I used to sing that in my bedroom with a hairbrush
> > as a microphone. What goes around comes around, hereís me
> > as a kid singing Tina Turner songs then she recorded one
> > of my songs. Our versions are slightly different.
> >
> > Songs can have lives of their own ...
> > I was absolutely sure that song was a hit record. And Tina
> > only proved me right, but it wasnít meant to be for me,
> > unfortunately. Iíve got to admit her version is fantastic,
> > I love it.
> >
> > What did you think of Rod Stewart covering Itís a
> > Heartache?
> >
> > That was great. My ex-manager Ronnie Scott, he wrote it.
> > Heís dead now God love him but he would have been over the
> > moon about that. Itís great for Ronnie Scottís daughter
> > and publishing.
> >
> > You didnít write Total Eclipse of the Heart obviously, can
> > you control where itís used on TV or in movies at all?
> >
> > I canít control it. Itís used everywhere. I donít mind. I
> > did an advert for it for a credit card in New Zealand. Bit
> > of a piss-take of myself it was to be honest! I was
> > dressed as a bloody big angel on a crane in the air. You
> > wouldnít believe how many adverts in the UK use that song.
> > Youíd think people would be fed up with it by now. Itís
> > not always me singing it, mind. Thereís one on at the
> > moment with a rugby team singing it.
> >
> > Have you been offered a book deal to write your
> > autobiography?
> >
> > Iíve been offered so many times. Iím not going to do that.
> > Iím not interested. I canít be dealing with all that.
> > Maybe when Iím 90.
> >
> > Thereís no real scandal there though? No drug hell? No
> > controversy?
> >
> > I suppose as rock stars go, not that I class myself as
> > one, itís been a quiet life. I enjoy being successful but
> > not mega mega successful. I can have a life.
> >
> > What about offers to do reality TV shows?
> >
> > I get them all the time. Iíd never do them. They must have
> > asked me five times to do Iím a Celebrity ... Get Me Out
> > of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing. No
> > chance. I donít need it. Iím not going to make a fool of
> > myself. Besides, I could never go to the jungle, I canít
> > stand creepy crawlies, thereís no bloody way I could eat
> > one!
> >
> > You are one of the handful of celebrities who is honest
> > about getting Botox regularly ... why is it such a secret
> > still?
> >
> > I donít get it. I go twice a year, same as the dentist. I
> > donít think I know many girls who havenít had it done.
> > Everyoneís having it now. I only get it twice a year.
> > Donít go mad on fillers and things like that, you end up
> > looking like a puppet. Nothing wrong with a bit of Botox
> > on the forehead and on the crowís-feet, thatís fine.
> >
> > You turned 65 last year but still tour regularly ...
> >
> > Iím getting more work than ever. I love to be on stage,
> > but I also love to spend time on my boat in Portugal. I
> > have got a band, I donít keep them on a retainer but I
> > work a lot and theyíre always there for me. We rock. The
> > band are fantastic. We make a lot of noise. I love
> > touring.
> >
> > The travel is a pain in the neck but it makes a difference
> > when youíre in first class. My boys are not, bless them,
> > theyíre in economy. They donít mind, except for one of
> > them who has legs up to the roof!
> >
> > Are you recording new music?
> >
> > Iím trying something out with Johnny Carter Cash, weíre
> > working in Johnny Cashís old cabin in Nashville. Theyíre
> > country flavoured, more like country rock.
> >
> > You were one of the many celebrities painted by Rolf
> > Harris. You never owned the painting and the owner tried,
> > unsuccessfully, to sell it at auction a few years ago.
> >
> > Oh god. I never liked it anyway, it was bloody awful. The
> > way he did painting was not very flattering, but thatís
> > his style. I was quite amazed when I was told it was worth
> > $50,000 pounds. I donít think itíd be worth anything now
> > heís in jail.


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