Jazz star Norah Jones grew up listening to an unlikely list of stars as a teen - rock bands Poison and Motley Crue and pop rapper Mc Hammer.

The DON'T KNOW WHY singer has scooped a long list of accolades for her mellow vocal tones, but admits the music she liked as a youngster often had a much harder edge.

She says, "I really liked Poison and Motley Crue. I have this neighbour and we would go listen to Poison and Motley Crue all the time."

Jones, who admits she'd consider doing a tribute to '80s heavy metal at some point in her career, adds that MC Hammer's concert was also was the first live show she went to.

11/03/2004 02:36