I've always said I don't think of Cher as a musical artist because she seems so detached from her work in that field, and her new interview with Billboard bears out my theory:
In the ’70s, her Hollywood friends -- Geffen, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Joni Mitchell — were making great art; Cher felt ashamed of her songs. She wanted to sound like Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Mitchell or, especially, the Eagles. Anything but Cher. “I’m not a Cher fan,” says Cher. “I just don’t think my aesthetic taste lies in her direction.”
... Cher knows and accepts what people want from her. “My idea, every night before I go onstage, is that this is a gift I was given, and can give to people. While they’re watching my show, they don’t have to think of anything else. It’s something that makes people feel good. That’s all I do -- make people feel good.”
Great stuff on her Twitter, her disdain for Trump and her refreshingly candid approach to aging — she hates it! (Most stars pretend they love it.) She remains best at giving interviews — and being Cher.