Friday, June 17, 2005

Siouxsie Sioux: Anything Men Can Do, Icon Do Better

According to BBC News, Siouxsie Sioux has been honored by "Mojo." Let's take a look:

The Siouxsie and the Banshees singer took its Icon award in a readers' vote. Paul Weller took the songwriter award, The Magic Numbers were named best new act and rock band Gang of Four took the inspiration prize in a London ceremony. Madness took the Hall of Fame award. Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander said: "This was an amazing night which brought together real musical heroes."

...Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, U2 guitarist The Edge and Sinead O'Connor were among the musicians to present prizes in the Porchester Hall ceremony on Thursday. Sioux won the Icon award for her "spectacular career on a global scale", also beating the late Mark Bolan and ex-Sex Pistols star John Lydon in the process.

Accepting her award, she struck a customary defiant note when she complained about the lack of women among the winners. "I'm the token female winner," the 48-year-old said. "I think we need a few more women up here."
Not to mention more Native Americans.

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