Grace Jones wants to duet with Amy Winehouse
Oct 7, 2008, 11:05 GMT
Grace Jones wants to record a song with Amy Winehouse.
The singer - who was honoured with the Q Icon prize at yesterday's Q Awards (06.10.08) - believes she and Amy are kindred spirits who would work well together.
Grace, who is famous for her volatile outbursts, told BANG Showbiz: "I love Amy Winehouse, she has a wonderful voice. I love what she's doing, even though she gets slapped down a lot. I'd absolutely love to do a song with her. We've both kind of been there, if you know what I mean, there's a lot of pressure, a lot of eyes on you and there are all kinds of things to deal with. You get everything thrown at you when you're in the public eye."
Grace, 60, believes Amy will overcome her drink and drug demons and start making great music again.
She added: "I hope she gets stronger from here. I support her, I'd like her to know that. That's what it's all about - sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll! If it don't kill you, everyone used to tell me this, it'll make you stronger."
Grace - who arrived at the London awards ceremony dressed in all black, wearing an eye mask with two lights attached to it - also joked she was unsure whether to accept the Idol accolade because of her religious background.
The Jamaican singer-and-actress - whose father, Robert W. Jones, was an Apostolic clergyman - quipped: "I'm from a line of Bishops and because of the religion they say, 'There shall be no false idol worshipping.' I was going to say that during my speech but I'm not sure anyone would have gotten it. But really this is great, it's like worship me!"