Speaking in our new issue, Q339 out today (26 August) as this month’s Maverick feature (“The world Maverick equals lone wolf and I see myself as a lone wolf,” she smiles approvingly. “My little kids ask me, ‘Are you famous?” and I say, “I’m imfamous.’”) after an eventful career she casts a sage eye over the music industry and the current breed of pop stars, but she insists stateswomen status is not something she’s gunning for.
“Could I be an elder rock’n’roll stateswomen? I don’t think so,” O’Connor tells Q's Sylvia Patterson.
“Loose cannons don’t make stateswoman category. I’d rather be the pirate queen!”