We Heard WHAT!? (pt. 4)

2008-08-14 16:36
Will monk intervention save Amy?
Amy Winehouse has been invited to join a group of singing monks, reports Bang Showbiz. The 72-strong Cistercian Monks Of Stift Heiligenkreuz – who recently scored a number one album of Gregorian chants in their native Austria and have made the top 10 in the UK album charts – believe they could help the singer overcome her well-publicised troubles. The monks are signed to the same record label as Amy and were given a copy of her Back To Black album. Brother Johannes Paul Chavanne, told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper: "For 10 minutes I liked it. But when I read the lyrics I thought it was sad. I would like to invite her here - I feel sympathetic to people like her. She could stay a week or two and discuss the big questions of life - faith might be an answer for her." Despite singing songs from the 1800s, the monks were keen to dismiss claims they don’t keep up with modern living. They said: "Brother Johannes is a thoroughly modern monk, and has a computer and internet in his cell." The strict code of clean living that monks observe seems like the perfect answer to cure drug-vacuum Amy, but would her fans be interested in songs about prayer and happiness when what they really want is the train-wreck to keep going.

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In music news this week: Liam Gallagher doesn’t like Radiohead’s "ugly" fans, Chilli M goes into rehab, Isaac Hayes’ cause of death revealed, and could monks rescue Amy Wino?

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