*Suddenly, girl rockers are everywhere: in huge sellout concerts, on every radio station, and at the top of the charts. Now they're in 'Twist' because you told us THESE GIRLS ROCK!
Written By: Mark Binelli, Jena Hofstedt, Kristen Kemp, and Marc S. Malkin
6 Reasons, Why We Think She's Cool
1.*Fiona's proof that you don't have to be in your 20's and 30's to be
She was only 15 when she wrote some of the songs on her awesome debut
album, Tidal; she was 17 when she was discovered, A bigwig
entertainment executive played Fiona's demo tape at a party and
producer/manager Andy Slater (he works with the Wallflowers) heard it,
loved it, and immediately called her. Within a year, Tidal was
released. Now, it's gone platinum (that means more than one million of
us were smart enough to buy it).
2.*She's triumphed over something really horrible.*
When she was 12, Fiona was raped by a stranger. But she's learned to
move on; she's only written about the rape once: in a verse in "Sullen
Girl." "I don't want to be like the rape poster girl," she says. Still,
she's totally open about it. "It's part of who I am, and it was a
personal principle of mine to say something about it because it
shouldn't be like something I should have to keep from the world."
3.*This girl speaks her mind-even if what she ends up saying is
During her acceptaince speech when she won the MTV Video Music Award for
Best New Artist In A Video for her song "Sleep To Dream," Fiona refused
to ramble off one of those long boring lists of thank-yous. Instead,
she said, "This is bull****!" and went on to encourage fans to just be themselves.
Later she explained that she was thankful for the important people in
her life, but felt it was more important to talk directly to her fans
than bore them with a very forgettable speech.
4.*Fiona keeps guys guessing.*
Apparently, some of her ex's have been online trading e-mails trying to
find out which song-if any-are about them. Fiona finds this funny and
won't fess up. It's her music and she doesn't owe anyone any
5.*Fiona's got her own style.*
One day you might see her all glammed up in an expensive designer dress
and heels and the next day she'll be in another cool dress, but this
time wearing clunky black boots. And you just can't miss her funky
6.*She's totally into her fans.*
When Fiona cancelled a few European shows this summer because she wasn't
feeling well, she went online and apologized to her fans on the
internet. Obviously, her apology was accepted. Her fans sent her back
a bunch of get-well wishes. "These are the people that I have to listen
to," she says.