I think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel.
I think most people are aware of the garbage in the tabloids and don't give them a lot of credence.
I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer.
The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It's like being identified with a brand name.
What happens in the music business is that if you step out of your little spot to do something else, the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone, you're history.
I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again. Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time, I didn't have a chance to be with him very often.
Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you and if we release it as a single, you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972, I said, what time, where?
Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I'm crazy for that man. And he thinks I'm hip!
I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music.
I didn't just want to be Frank's daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It's not a joke to me.
After things started to happen here, my choice of material was extremely limited. It was a weird situation.
After 50, the rock 'n' roll road is a little absurd. It's very difficult to play these little places. You're out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.
I was singing about six notes higher than I had to, in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.
I have never been accepted. I'll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They're never going to let me in.