The always unpredictable, often eyebrow-less and eccentric singer known as Amanda Palmer, along with the Grand Theft Orchestra, has something exciting in store for fans at a special New Year's Eve show at Terminal 5 in NYC. The flame-haired singer will perform Prince's classic 'Purple Rain' in full.
A pack of flamboyant drag queens, a clan of irksome hipsters and a porn star converge backstage at an Amanda Palmer concert -- and no, it's not a joke, it's the new video for 'Do It With a Rockstar,' a track off Palmer's 'Theatre Is Evil' album. In the clip, which was co-directed by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, concert and party meld into one wild exhibition of rock revelry, with the shedding of inhibition and the spreading of buckets of glitter giving way to scenes of nudity and, eventually, borderline soft-core pornography. Gasp!
After days of controversy -- and a public spat with Steve Albini -- regarding her decision to pay guest members of her touring band with "beer, hugs, merch, free tickets, and love," Amanda Palmer has reversed course and announced that she'll be adding good old-fashioned cash to their compensation.
Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer made headlines when she raised over $1 million on Kickstarter to fund her new solo album. Backed by 24,883 fans and their wallets, Palmer headed to Melbourne, Australia to record the new disc and shoot the video for the first single, 'Want It Back.' Scroll down below to watch the NSFW clip.