from a supposed former infatuation junkie:
(Most Recent First)
NOTE: NEWS and DISCOGRAPHY/LYRICS are updated to
November 19th, 2005 and December 10, 2005 (respectively). With the release of "The Collection," Thank U Alanis
Morissette will be winding down its updates. The Collection signifies an end of
an era, and the beginning of a transition in her career and her life, and this
makes a good time to wrap things up on this site. It has been an amazing 7.5
years, and while I will certainly miss updating this site, I will not regret
fussing over every little rumor and dealing with CD releases, videos, and
singles that change on a daily basis at the whim of Maverick/Warner. This
site was started prior to the release of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, and
has grown to house one of the largest accurate Alanis Morissette lyrics
collections on the web, and the news section below documents a history that is
both personal to me, and relevant to Alanis' fans. It even received a link
from Alanis' own website a few years ago.
Thank U to everyone who has signed the guestbook with
positive or helpful comments, everyone who has visited this site over the years,
and most of all to Alanis for making music that is relevant to so many people.
Webmaster, Thank U Alanis Morissette
PS Don't forget to check out my other sites and
ventures through the main page,
- The Collection was released on November 15th,
2005. Discography has been updated.
- Alanis has recorded a song titled "Wunderkind" for
the Narnia soundtrack
- The single for "Crazy" will receive a commercial
release in November and December of 2005. A video has been released on AOL.com (and elsewhere later this week), using a dance remix of the
song and featuring yet another new look of Alanis'. In
it, she appears as a 1994-ish Alanis throwing a jealous fit at a man who shows
up with his new girlfriend. The "twist": turns out she's jealous that he stole
the girl from Alanis, not the other way around.
- Alanis' newest single, a cover of Seal's "Crazy,"
has been released through Gap stores internationally. A video is being
recorded and it will be features as new content on her upcoming "The
Collection," to be released throughout November around the world. The
tracklist is as follows (for lyrics and further information on original
releases, see discography/lyrics):
"Head Over Feet"
"Eight Easy Steps"
"You Oughta Know"
"That I Would Be Good"
"Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love"
"Hand In My Pocket"
- Many retailers are boycotting Alanis' products and
all of her CD's have been pulled from the shelves of stores such as HMV, as a
result of her decision to give exclusive sales rights to Starbucks.
- All the lyrics to Jagged Little Pill Acoustic are
now up! Release date in Starbucks is June 13th, 2005, and in stores 6 weeks
later. Alanis is current touring North America in support of the album. Click
through to lyrics to see them, as well as scans of the album cover, which is a
modern imitation of the original. Highlights of the album include an
accompanied Your House, and the use of some orchestral instruments on a few
- Alanis will be touring North America starting in
early June in Toronto. During the week of her album release she will
kick off the tour in Toronto, as well as receive a star on Canada's Walk of
- Plans are already being made for a reality TV show
based on the short clip of "We're With The Band" which was featured as an
online bonus with her So-Called Chaos CD. Tom Hanks recently signed on
to produce the project which is still in the works.
- Alanis is currently on a European tour and will
likely be touring the rest of the world in support of her album (see below)
later this year
- The re-release of Jagged Little Pill will
include all of the songs on the album in their updated, acoustic, forms in
the exact order of the original release. The re-release will occur on
June 13, exactly ten years after the original release. It will initially
only be available in Starbucks stores, but will be rolled out to the mass
market on July 26.
- Alanis recently posted on her website a handful
of updates. Among them: Jagged Little Pill will be re-released with bonus
acoustic tracks in the new year (for the 10th anniversary), and she will be
releasing a Greatest Hits album later in 2005!
- Alanis has made a number of television
appearances lately, in support of Eight Easy Steps. Not much other news
- Alanis recently appeared in two sketches on
MadTV, including one titled "Bubble Trouble" -- lyrics are already up!!
She will appear on American Dreams on Sunday (Nov. 7).
- Added a number of album and single scans today.
Check for them throughout the lyrics section of this site (at the top of the
section for each album).
- News on the new single: Out Is Through has been
released as a commercial single in the UK (Available internationally as an
import), and Eight Easy Steps is the new radio/video single in North
America. The video can be viewed in the 'media' section of the
Maverick website. The Out is Through single features Vancouver Sessions
versions of Eight Easy Steps, Spineless, and This Grudge. Lyrics are up.
- Alanis recently announced that she is engaged to
actor and long-time boyfriend Ryan Reynolds. Congratulations to Alanis!
- Alanis will be appearing in the upcoming (July
2nd) movie De-Lovely! She performs a special version of Cole Porter's Let's
Do It (Let's Fall In Love)! Lyrics are now up!
- All the lyrics to
So-Called Chaos are now up!
- Alanis has been performing varied versions of
her songs on recent TV appearances. In performing Ironic, she has changed
the line "and meeting his beautiful wife" to "beautiful husband," and the
opening line of Everything has used (in place of 'asshole') 'bum-bum',
'ass-bowl', and most consistently, "I can be an ass of the holiest kind."
Lyrics to the live performances are coming soon!
- Alanis has made a number of TV and radio
appearances in the last few weeks. At almost all she exclusively performed
Everything, though at some she performed Ironic. Appearing on the Howard
Stern show, she revealed a lot about her sexual history, including that
she's been with a woman, Dave Coulier was her first love and first 'time,'
amongst other things.
- So-Called Chaos has been released
internationally. It features 10 all-new tracks including the full
version of "Everything." Of particular note are the title track which
has a heavy bass beat, and This Grudge which is reportedly about the same
person as You Oughta Know (and 11 other songs). Look for lyrics soon.
- The Everything single has been released in
Canada (international releases have not been widely publicized). It
features the radio (uncensored) edit, and two tracks from "The Vancouver
Sessions." Lyrics and tracks are already posted on lyrics page!
- Alanis.com recently announced that Alanis will
be touring the United States this summer through July and August! Check
alanis.com for full tour dates.
- Alanis Morissette performed at Ottawa's Civic
Centre Arena on Saturday April 24th, as an introduction for the Dalai Lama.
She performed three songs acoustically (with just two guitar accompanists);
Utopia, Everything (the full version), and Thank U. She then gave a
prepared speech in introduction of the Dalai Lama.
- Alanis hosted the 2004 Juno Awards in Edmonton
Alberta on April 4th. She performed in a number of comedic skits, and
performed a longer version of her single "Everything." No confirmation yet
whether or not this was an unusual extended version to extend the length of
the show which ended 15 minutes early, or whether this was the full version
to appear on the album. Lyrics to
Everything (the version heard on radio), the nightmare version, and the
version performed on the 2004 Juno Awards are all available on the lyrics
- "Everything" is expected to be released to radio
the week of March 15th. In the wake of Nipple-gate, Americans can expect to
hear a censored version of the song -- the line "I can be an asshole of the
grandest kind" will be replaced with "I can be a nightmare of the grandest
kind." Canada and most other countries around the world will still air the
uncensored version unless demand is high for the censored version. The
original version will still appear on the album in all countries.
- Alanis has been announced as the HOST of the
2004 JUNO AWARDS!!!! The ceremony will be held on Sunday April 4, 2004
in Edmonton, Alberta. Check Ticketmaster or
www.juno-awards.com for tickets!
The 2004 Juno Nominees CD has also been released, there is a bonus DVD
included that features Alanis' segment with Jann Arden for Band Aid. Alanis
is nominated for one 2004 Juno - in the Best Music DVD category for Feast on
- "Everything" was featured in the March 2nd, 2004
episode of Smallville!
- The official press release about the
NEW ALBUM has been released. The album is called
So-Called Chaos and features the following
Eight Easy Steps
Out Is Through
Doth I Protest Too Much
Knees Of My Bees
Not All Me
The album will be released April 13th, 2004,
with the lead single "Everything" to be released on April 6th!
- According to Canoe.ca, the NEW ALBUM will be
titled "So-Called Chaos." It is expected to be completed very soon,
and will feature the tracks "So-Called Chaos," "Eight Easy Steps," "The
Grudge," and "Knees of My Bees"
- Alanis performed on NBC's "Today" on Friday
September 5th, 2003. She performed Hands Clean, Head over Feet, and the new
song 8 Easy Steps. Transcript coming soon; the album is still being
- Alanis has been touring in Europe and South
America. She has performed a number of new songs, notably ones titled
"8 Easy Steps," "Excuses." "Knees of My Bees," and "So Called Chaos."
Lyrics will be up soon!
- You Oughta Know was recently named by Vh1 as the
#12 song of the last 25 years!
- Alanis is preparing to appear in the
movie-musical Just One Of Those Things, a movie about the life of Cole
Porter. She plays an actress he has cast, and will sing at least one song in
- Alanis' song Hand In My Pocket was featured on
the Series Finale of Dawson's Creek. As many may know, the song was
originally supposed to be the theme song for the show but permission was
never obtained for it to be used as the theme song, so a new opening credit
series was adopted using Paula Cole's "I Don't Want To Wait." The original
opening credit sequence was aired as a 'video' during the episode. Alanis'
songs That I Would Be Good and Hands Clean have been featured on the show in
the past. The episode re-airs Friday May 16th on Global in Canada, Wednesday
May 28th on the WB, and perpetually in repeats on TBS.
- Alanis has announced a number of non-North
American tourdates. Details are available at alanis.com
- The transcript from Alanis' appearance on the
Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn is now (finally!) up!
- According to Rollingstone.com and MuchMusic.com,
Alanis is ready to head back to the studio sometime over the next few
weeks!! She will begin writing and recording for a follow-up album to Under
Rug Swept/Feast On Scraps.
- Alanis appeared and presented at the 2003 Juno
Awards! She made a presentation on Band Aid (a group put together by CARAS
to donate instruments to needy schools); and presented one award. She
came to the awards ceremony with her 'partner' Ryan Reynolds (of Two Guys
And A Girl). She WON a Juno Award for "Jack Richardson Producer Of The
Year" for Hands Clean and So Unsexy and accepted it on behalf of all the
nominees and all the producers she has worked with.
- Transcripts from Alanis' 2002 appearances on the
Caroline Rhea Show and The Tonight Show are now up!
- Precious Illusions has been included on the Juno
Awards 2003 album; available in stores now.
- Alanis has been nominated for THREE 2003 Juno
Awards, in the categories Artist of the Year (against Daniel Bélanger,
Dion, Shania Twain, and Remy Shand); Pop album of the year for Under Rug
Swept (against Jarvis Church's Shake It Off, Emm Gryner's Asian Blue, Avril
Lavigne's Let Go, and Amanda Marshall's Everybody's Got A Story); and Jack
Richardson Producer Of The Year for Hands Clean and So Unsexy (against Garth
Richardson for songs by Chevelle, Arnold Lanni for songs by Simple Plan, Bob
Rock for Somewhere Out There (Our Lady Peace) and Take Me As I Am (Tonic),
and Remy Shand for songs by Remy Shand).
- Alanis will be honoured at this year's Rock The
Vote awards for her activism. The show will be held February 23, 2003.
- The Top 10 list section has been updated!
was recently named by Vh1 as the number 10 video of the 90's.
- All the lyrics to Feast on Scraps are now up!
- Alanis performed at the Air Canada Centre
December 12th. Earlier in the day she appeared on MuchMusic's
MuchOnDemand where she was interviewed and questioned by Rick Campanelli and
fans. At the concert, Alanis performed, for the first time in almost
10 years, Too Hot, from her 1991 album "Alanis."
- Alanis appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig
Kilborn on December 17th! She did an interview, and performed 21 Things I
Want In A Lover.
- Feast on Scraps has been released in North
America. The DVD features a concert recorded from Rotterdam, Holland,
interspersed with clips from other concerts around the world, and sound
bytes and 'making of's from Under Rug Swept. The DVD features the
following songs: Baba, Right Through You, 21 Things I Want In A Lover, Hand
In My Pocket, Purgatorying, Unprodigal Daughter, Flinch, All I Really Want,
Precious Illusions, Sympathetic Character, So Unsexy, Head Over Feet, You
Oughta Know, Hands Clean, Uninvited, Ironic, You Learn, That Particular
Time, and Thank U. An interesting note, Alanis uses a teleprompter
during concerts! The Audio CD tracklist is in an earlier news item.
It also features links to a 'secret' site at
Finally, both the CD AND DVD are enhanced!
- Alanis appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay
Leno on Thursday December 5th. She performed 21 Things I Want In A
Lover (Transcript up soon!). Feast on Scraps will be released on
Tuesday December 10th!
- Alanis appeared on the Caroline Rhea Show on
Tuesday, November 19th. She performed 21 Things I Want In A Lover and
Precious Illusions. She was interviewed by Caroline, and strangely had
her hair tied completely up! Transcript soon.
Feast on Scraps
will be available either as a DVD with a bonus CD or a CD with a bonus DVD!
The DVD will feature a live performance from Rotterdam. The CD tracklist has
also been announced for Feast on Scraps, it is as follows (most lyrics are
- Fear of Bliss
- Bent 4 U
- Sorry To Myself
- Sister Blister
- Unprodigal Daughter
- Simple Together
- Hands Clean (Acoustic)
- Alanis will appear on the Caroline Rhea Show on
Nov. 19th, the Tonight Show on December 5th, and the Craig Kilborn Show on
- Alanis appeared on The View on October 18th,
2002. She did a brief interview and performed 21 Things I Want In A
Lover. Transcript eventually.
- Alanis will be releasing a DVD/Bonus CD combo on
December 10th, 2002. It is titled "Feast on Scraps," and will feature
a number of assorted clips (many submitted by fans), as well as 10 tracks on
the CD (9 new). For more information, see
www.alanis.com. Alanis also recently
appeared on the Caroline Rhea Show and The View. Airdates soon, and
- Alanis will be appearing on a
Pay-Per-View concert special. More info is available at www.alanismorissetteppv.com
- Alanis appeared at the San Remo
Music Festival 2002 (an all-female show in Italy). It was
aired on MuchMusic, and she performed a lip-synched
version of Hands Clean
- Unfortunately Alanis did not win
in her categories at the Teen Choice Awards
- Surrendering has been getting
some radio airplay, but there has been no official
mention of it from Alanis' sources
- Alanis has been nominated for a
Kiss 92 "Fannie" award. She is nominated in the
Favourite Canadian Female category against Nelly Furtado,
Amanda Marshall, and Avril Lavigne.
- There is an alternate video
available for Precious Illusions, it can be downloaded
from Alanis' Maverick site, www.maverickrc.com/alanis/
- On Thursday June 20th, Alanis
appeared on the "Teen Choice Presents: 2002 Summer
Music Mania" concert special, which also doubled as
the forum for announcing the Teen Choice Award
nominations. Alanis is nominated in two categories:
Female Artist, and Singer/Songwriter (online ballot
only). She performed two songs; Hands Clean and a special
encore performance of Precious Illusions. The Teen Choice
Awards will be August 19th at 8 PM on Fox, and votes are
being taken at www.seventeen.com, and through ballots available in the
July issue of Seventeen magazine. Transcript is now up
- Alanis appeared on The Tonight
Show With Jay Leno on June 19th. She performed Precious
Illusions and chatted with Jay - Transcript is up on the
live performances page
- The video for Precious Illusions
has been released. It features a split-screen style
image, with the left half being the illusional version of
the relationship in question, and the right side being
the actual events. It is available to view at Alanis'
- Alanis did not appear on
Politically Incorrect last night (June 17th) as
originally reported. She will, however, appear on Jay
Leno Wednesday the 19th, and at the Teen Choice Summer
Concert Special on Thursday the 20th.
- Alanis did not win in either of
her categories at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Nelly
Furtado won both
- Alanis' episode of Music In High
Places will be released on DVD and VHS on August 27th in
the US. It will feature previously unseen segments.
- Alanis has finished recording the
video for Precious Illusions; it features a split-screen
style depiction of both sides of the relationship in
- The lyrics to all the Precious
Illusions singles (all version thereof) are now up, as
well as the lyrics to Purgatorying, Superstar Wonderful
Weirdos (a pre-Jagged Little Pill song), and Not The
Doctor (Live From Japan) (from the Japanese version of
the Hand In My Pocket single)!
- The Precious Illusions singles
have been released in Australia (and as imports to the
rest of the world). They feature an Acoustic version of
Hands Clean, as well as previously unreleased songs
"Bent 4 U," "Offer," and "Sorry
- Alanis is currently touring North
America. Further North American dates are pending, but
the only Canadian dates foreseen are Toronto and
Montreal! She has been performing a new-ish song
concerts, called Purgatorying. She has been breaking it
up into three verses instead of performing it all at
- Alanis is featured on the cover
of the most recent issues of Canadian Musician and Women
Who Rock Magazine!
- The Precious Illusions single has
been released in North America. It features one b-side,
Hands Clean (Acoustic Version). It will be released
internationally with more b-sides
- In addition to being nominated
for a people's choice MMVA (MuchMusic Video Award, see
below), Alanis is nominated for an MMVA in the category
"MuchMoreMusic Award," in other words, best
adult contemporary video. She is nominated for Hands
Clean (Version 1), and is nominated against Celine Dion's
"A New Day Has Come," David Usher's "Black
Black Heart (original version)," Nelly Furtado's
"Shit On The Radio (Remember The Days)," and
Remy Shand's "Take A Message" The MMVA's air
Sunday June 16th on MuchMusic. To vote for Alanis in the
people's choice category please go to www.muchmusic.com
- The transcripts from Alanis'
appearances on The Early Show, Conan O'Brien, The 2002
Juno Awards, American Bandstand 50th Anniversary Special,
The View and The Late Show with Jay Leno are now up! Click here to go there! Also follow the link to
the Unreleased lyrics page for the shortened lyrics to
the Radio Cut of Precious Illusions!
- Hands Clean was featured on
Dawson's Creek near the end of April.
- Alanis will be appearing on an
Oxygen TV special in late June. It's a "Custom
Concert," so follow this link to vote!
- The transcript is up from Alanis'
appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly!!!
- 21 Things I Want In A Lover was
featured on Roswell on April 30th, not May 7th like
- Alanis appeared on the 50th
Anniversary Special of Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
She performed a shortened version of her new single
- "Precious Illusions"
will be released shortly as a single. A video is also
- Alanis is nominated for Favourite
Canadian Artist (People's Choice) at the 2002 MuchMusic
Video Awards! She is nominated against Nelly Furtado,
Remy Shand, Glenn Lewis, and David Usher. Online voting
begins May 13th at www.muchmusic.com!!!
- Alanis will be appearing on The
Today Show on June 14
- The transcripts from Alanis'
appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The
Rosie O'Donnell Show in February have been put up!
- Alanis will be appearing at the
Teen Choice Awards this summer. They are being taped in
Connecticut on May 29th, and will air on Fox Television
- The Intimate &
Interactive transcript is finally up!!!!! Click
here to visit it!
- Alanis will be embarking on a
North American tour May 1. All the dates have not yet
been announced, but those that have are available at www.alanis.com
- Alanis performed Hands Clean at
the Juno Awards April 14th. On the red carpet she
commented that while she thought she had been to
Newfoundland before, it turns out she'd actually been to
- Alanis performed on Late Night
with Conan O'Brien on April 12th (well, technically,
April 13th). She performed Hands Clean and they discussed
her hair. Transcript up soon
- On April 12th, Alanis performed
on The Early Show on CBS. She performed Hands Clean and
Ironic, and transcripts will be up soon.
- Hands Clean is now #1 on the
- An alternate version of the Hands
Clean video is now being played on MuchMusic. It has a
"Behind the Scenes" feel to it
- Alanis' song 21 Things I Want In
A Lover will be featured on the show Roswell on May 7th
- Alanis is featured on the cover
of this month's Flare, in which there is a two page
article about her. She will appear on the Tonight Show
with Jay Leno on April 4th.
- Alanis appeared on The View on
March 21st. She chatted with the hosts and performed
Hands Clean. Transcript up soon!
- Alanis (in the last week)
appeared on the following shows and performed various
songs: Late Show With David Letterman (Hands Clean), Last
Call With Carson Daly (Hands Clean, Your House and So
Unsexy), and Rosie O'Donnell (Hands Clean, Uninvited).
She also performed at a MuchMusic Intimate &
Interactive on Friday March 1st, at which she performed a
number of songs and had an interview with Namagenyi
Kiwanuka from MuchMusic. Look for a transcript sometime
nearer to the summer, as well as song transcripts
From MuchMusic.com: This is Alanis
Morissette's moment. On February 26th her new album
"Under Rug Swept" hits the stores. To celebrate
she'll do Letterman, Rosie, The View and Last Call with
Carson Daily. Then she hops back over to Canada to cross
the country in four days, giving press conferences and
private performances for fans. Then of course the whole
week ends with the MuchMusic I&I in Vancouver on
March 1st. We spoke to Alanis recently in L.A. about her
state of mind. Ive gone crazy many times,
its not that scary of a thing to go crazy,
says Morissette. You just keep walking. As
for her expectations for her new album, Alanis has none.
I love selling records, I love money, I love
abundance, I love all of it, bring it on. But my main
motivation is to write songs that really encapsulate a
moment in time and once Ive done that its a
success to me.
- Alanis performed a concert last
night (Feb. 21) in Salt Lake City as part of the Hallmark
Olympic Concert Series. Visibly drunk, and still
drinking, she made her way through songs from Jagged
Little Pill and Under Rug Swept. Songs aired on CBC were:
All I Really Want, Right Through You, Narcissus, You
Learn, A Man, 21 Things I Want In A Lover, You Oughta
Know, So Unsexy, Head Over Feet, Hands Clean, Ironic,
Precious Illusions, and Thank U (the only SFIJ song). She
commented that the Canadian women's hockey game was
really good, and in her words she congratulated "the
winners" and "the losers" of the medals
and that just for all their training and time spent they
were "fucking awesome." A transcript is up here. If anyone has a videotape of the
entire thing, please sign the guestbook, the show ran longer than expected.
- Alanis appeared on NBC's Today
Show today (Feb. 21, 2002). She performed two songs,
acoustic versions of Hands Clean and Precious Illusions.
She will appear tonight in Salt Lake City as part of the
Olympic Concert Series.
- In further discussion of the
relationships related to her songs, Alanis has admitted
that Hands Clean is about a man 15 years older than her
whom she had a relationship with during the time that she
was 14-18. When asked if the relationship could be
considered "illegal" she replied
"technically," but went on to say that she does
not believe this person deserves to be punished in any
way. In other somewhat related news, Dave Coulier has
recently admitted to being the man in Alanis' song You
- THE MUSIC IN HIGH PLACES
TRANSCRIPT IS NOW COMPLETE!!! CLICK
HERE TO VIEW IT
- Alanis will be touring across
Canada from February 27th through March 1st. She will
stop in five cities and be making promotional appearances
only. Most appearances are for contest winners only, but
many will likely be aired on TV and radio.
- Discography and lyrics for the
Hands Clean singles are now available HERE!
- Alanis has a large number of TV
appearances coming up in the next week or two. Check your
local listings and www.alanis.com for more information on these
appearances: Salt Lake City Olympic Concert Series, Today
Show, Letterman, Charlie Rose, Bravo!Musicians, Good
Morning America, MTV TRL, Rosie O'Donnell,
MuchMoreMusic's The Story of Alanis Morissette, The View,
The Carson Daly Show (NBC), MuchMusic Intimate and
Interactive, and Leno. Alanis is also schedule to appear
at the Juno Awards April 14th, and on Saturday Night Live
The Hands Clean singles are all now
available worldwide. Discography and lyrics will be up
shortly. In total there are five new (non-album) tracks
in addition to Hands Clean.
- In an interview with MTV.com,
Alanis admitted to having had eating disorders all
through her teenage years. They were brought upon
partially by an ex-lover of hers (the same one mentioned
in You Oughta Know and Hands Clean), who often made
comments to her that she needed to stay thin. She also
mentioned that almost all of Under Rug Swept was written
- The cover for Under Rug Swept is
- Alanis will appear on Good
Morning America, The Late Show With David Letterman, and
Bravo Musicians on February 25th, The Rosie O'Donnell
show on the 26th, The Carson Daly Show on the 27th, and
the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 4th.
- Alanis will be doing an Intimate
and Interactive on MuchMusic live from Vancouver on March
1st. This appearance will be preceded and followed by
promotional events across Canada.
- The Hands Clean commercial single
was released January 29th internationally, and is a
two-part single with 3 and 4 tracks on each CD. It will
be released in North America as a two-track one-part
single on February 12th.
- The video for Hands Clean is now
being aired on MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic and MTV
worldwide. It shows Alanis going through the process of
creating a song; starting back in the early 90's when the
person in question first spited her, and going through
the writing, recording, and promotions processes, until
finally she sees her ex-lover ("a few years
later") and shrugs him off. Alanis shows us a number
a new image in this video, including new clothes and new
hair; at one point she even gives the finger to the
camera (which is censored).
- Hands Clean has been released
online in Germany through the WEA Records (her European
label) website. It will be released in North America the
week of January 21st. The video was directed by Francis
Lawrence, of Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears fame
- The transcript/lyrics to Alanis'
performance as well as interview transcripts from Music
Without Borders Live are now up.
- According to MTV.com, Alanis has
recorded all of Under Rug Swept without the help of
former producer Glen Ballard, but did recruit a number of
other musicians to accompany her. The list includes
Flea, Dean DeLeo (of STP), and Eric Avery (formerly of
Jane's Addiction). The lead single Hands Clean will be
released mid-January, and the video was directed by
Francis Lawrence. She will launch a tour in support of
the album sometime early next year.
- Alanis is featured in one of the
new "Gifted" Gap ads. She is seen singing the
Supertramp song "Give A Little Bit" and
strumming her guitar while wearing Gap clothes. All the
money she would have earned doing the ad has been donated
to one or two of her charities of choice. If you haven't
seen the ad, it can be downloaded from www.adcritic.com, it is called "Gap - Gifted -
Mixed." Other artists featured in Alanis' version of
this ad are Seal and Macy Gray.
- According to her journal entry at
Alanis.com, Alanis WILL be releasing the other 10 tracks
recorded for Under Rug Swept. She wrote about 30 songs,
recorded 21 of them. Only 11 of them appear on Under Rug
Swept, but she did not want to leave the other tracks
unheard, so she will release an EP ("volume 2"
in her words), featuring those 10 tracks
- The first single off of Under Rug
Swept will be Hands Clean. Alanis is taping the video for
this song in L.A. this weekend (Dec. 1-2).
- Alanis will be presented with the
Global Tolerance Award by the Friends of the United
Nations at a Dec. 11th ceremony in New York. She is being
honoured for her contributions to promoting tolerance
through the arts, which have included performances in the
Middle East and Eastern Europe, at the Great Jubilee
Concert for a Debt-Free World in Rome, and her cultural
exchange visit to Cuba in 1998
- Alanis performed at the
Music Without Borders Live benefit concert on September
21st. It was broadcast live on MuchMusic and re-aired on
CBC later that evening. The concert helped raise over one
million dollars for the United Nations Donor Appeal. She
performed (in order:) All I Really Want, A Man, Still,
Sister Blister, You Learn, Sympathetic Character, and
Thank U (The last two were not aired). Transcript is
- Alanis will be
participating in one of the many September 11th benefit
concerts this weekend. On Sunday October 21st, she will
be headlining the "Music Without Borders Live"
concert, hosted/broadcast by MuchMusic and also featuring
Our Lady Peace, Barenaked Ladies, Choclair, The
Tragically Hip, and Bruce Cockburn. All money raised is
being contributed to the United Nations. The concert will
be broadcast live from 9-12 on Much and from 10:30-1:30
- Lyrics and tracklist to
the new album, "Under Rug Swept" are now up.
Check them out here.
- You Oughta Know is
featured on the MTV Birthday compilation "MTV: 20
Years of Pop Music"
- The re-launch of
Alanis.com has been postponed indefinitely. Be sure,
however, to check out a very insightful and appropriate
letter from Alanis regarding the events of September
11th. She is considering and/or working on a tribute show
- Alanis.com (which
replaced www.alanismorissette.com as Alanis' offical website)
was scheduled to be re-launched Sept. 12th, but due to
recent events in the United States, has been postponed.
- Alanis is featured on
Tricky's new album "Blowback." It is a very
small part (she sings back-up on one song), but it's a
pretty good album and therefore worth checking out!
- Alanis has finally
resolved the issues with Maverick Records and, under a
new contract, WILL be releasing the new album sometime in
October. No word yet on a title or lead single.
- Alanis appeared on
Parliament Hill for Canada Day 2001, broadcast on CBC.
She performed two songs: You Learn and a new song called
- Alanis is beginning
another worldwide tour. It kicks off with two dates in
Los Angeles and takes her around the world in only a
couple months. Only one Canadian date is scheduled, July
1st as part of Canada Day celebrations. For a full
schedule, go to www.alanis.com (the new address of her
official site). Reportedly, she may be peforming songs
slated to be on her new album. Alanis is currently in
disputes with her record company, and thus will be
releasing her album when these have been resolved
recently appeared before a US senate committee to make an
appeal on behalf of musicians regarding the current
electronic music situation. Visit www.alanismorissette.com for more details
- Maverick Records
recently reported that Alanis' new album will be released
June 12th, but more recently has changed their
announcement to read "by the end of 2001"
- Unfortunately, Alanis
did not win in her 2001 Grammy category, it was instead
won by Sheryl Crow.
- King Of Pain has been
released as a single in Germany, featuring previously
unreleased B-Sides from MTV Unplugged (Baba, Thank U, and
- Alanis recently appeared
on the TV series Sex and the City. She appeared as a
bisexual woman that star Sarah Jessica Parker's
character ends up having an impromptu encounter with,
when her boyfriend turns out to be bi and brings her to a
party where he and his friends play spin the bottle. The
following picture is thanks to Canoe.ca
- UPDATE!!!!!! THE ENTIRE
TRANSCRIPT TO LAST YEAR'S VH1 STORYTELLERS SPECIAL IS NOW
COMPLETE!! PLEASE VISIT IT HERE
- Some good news, all the
live performances and interview transcripts are now
COMPLETE :) The only thing left to be completed is the
Vh1 Storytellers, which WILL be done shortly! :)
- Although she is
currently writing for her new yet-to-be-named album
(which may be released as early as January 2001), Alanis
just recently finished an international summer tour
(known as the One Tour). Check out www.alanismorissette.com for details!
- Alanis appeared at the
2000 Juno Awards! She presented Sarah McLachlan with her
International Achievement Award, and picked up two awards
out of the five she was nominated for. She won Best Video
for So Pure, and Best Album for Supposed Former
- Alanis unfortunately did
not win her category at the grammy's this year. It was
won by Sarah McLachlan. This is the first time since 1996
Alanis has not won at least one award
- Alanis has been
nominated for a Gibson Guitar Award. The category is Best
Rock Guitarist (Female), and she is nominated against
Melissa Etheridge and Chrissie Hynde
- Alanis will be in New
York for the next little while performing in the Broadway
play "The Vagina Monologues." She is planning
to head to the studio to begin writing and recording for
a new album
- The 2000 Juno Award
Nominations were announced today. Alanis lead the
nominees, with FIVE nominations. The Awards ceremony will
take place on March 12th. 2000. Alanis' Juno Nominations
are as follows: Best Album, Best Female Artist, Best
Songwriter, Best Pop/Adult Album, and Best Video
- Ironic was chosen as the
number 48 video of the century by MuchMusic.
- CONGRATULATIONS TO
ALANIS MORISSETTE ON HER GRAMMY NOMINATION. Alanis
received one Grammy Nomination this year for Best Female
Pop Vocal Performance
- Alanis recently posed
for a www.gloss.com advertisement. Click on the
image for the full size
- All the lyrics are now
up for the MTV Unplugged album. Apologies for the delay,
but they can now be found here. That I Would Be Good Single
lyrics will be up soon.
- Alanis appeared on The
Rosie O'Donnell Show again on Thursday December 23rd. She
performed That I Would Be Good
- Jagged Little Pill was
recently named the Billboard album of the decade
- Alanis appeared on the
Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday December 16th,
and Good Morning America on the 17th. On Letterman, she
performed That I Would Be Good. On Good Morning America,
Alanis performed Ironic Unplugged and That I Would Be
Good. It was also announced that Jagged Little Pill is
the Album of the Decade, and ABC put a copy of the album
into their 'millenium time capsule'. Congrats to Alanis.
Transcripts will be up soon.
- The commercial single
for That I Would Be Good has been released in stores
worldwide. Lyrics to the B-Sides (live versions) and the
rest of MTV Unplugged will be up soon I promise!!!!!!
- The video for That I
Would Be Good (Unplugged) has been released and will be
number 29 on the MuchMoreMusic countdown on December 3rd.
Alanis will also appear on The Late Show with David
Letterman on December 16th, Good Morning America the
17th, and Rosie O'Donnell the 23rd
- That I Would Be Good was
played on Dawson's Creek for a second time on Monday,
November 29th in Canada, and Wednesday November 24th in
- Lyrics for a number of
MTV Unplugged songs are now up here
- The transcript is now up
for Alanis' Jay Leno appearance. Click here to see it!
- The 1999 Nomination
section has been removed, it's really old anyways!
- MTV Unplugged has been
released in North America. It features a number of
Unplugged and new version of Jagged Little Pill and
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, as well as some 'new'
songs: No Pressure Over Cappuccino (from the Can't Not
Tour), Princes Familiar (originally written for Supposed
Former Infatuation Junkie), These R The Thoughts
(originally written for Supposed Former Infatuation
Junkie, appeared on Joining You single as These Are the
Thoughts), and King Of Pain (A cover of the original song
by Sting and The Police). Lyrics will be up soon, look
for them here
- Check out the lyrics to
Still and That I Would Be Good Unplugged here
- Apologies also for the
removal of the RealAudio file of the week section.
- Apologies for the lack
of updates. To bring you up to date on Alanis:
"Still" a brand new song is featured on the
Dogma soundtrack. Lyrics will be up very shortly. Alanis
also stars in the brand new film Dogma, as God. It is
rated R. "MTV Unplugged", the brand new album,
is due out November 23rd, the video for the new single
That I Would Be Good (Unplugged), now being played on
radio, will be released on November 15th. No word yet on
single release date or B-sides.
- Alanis performed an
amazing live version of That I would Be Good on The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 23rd. Lyrics and
transcript coming soon.
- Don't forget to catch
"That I Would Be Good" being played on the
Dawson's Creek Season 2 Finale (repeating Sept. 27
(Canada, on Global), and Sept. 22 (US, on WB)), as well
as on the Season 3 Premiere (Oct. 4 & Sept. 29,
- From the official press release
from Maverick: "Alanis is recording an MTV unplugged
album which will be broadcast sometime in November...
Maverick Records will also release the album in November.
You'll get to hear Alanis performing all your favorite
songs, plus some new material. On a TV near
you..September 21st: on HBO's REVERB, September 23: NBC's
Tonight Show, October 30: on VH1's new ''Storytellers''
- Alanis has a new song called
"Still". It is supposedly written for the movie
Dogma, in which she stars as God. She has performed it at
some concerts. She is also performing other new songs at
- Alanis had her 'off the tour'
webcast (in the living room of an MTV contest winner)
Thursday Aug. 27th. Look forward to the Alanis and Tori
Webcast in September
- Alanis has been nominated for at
least two or three MuchMusic Video Awards. The final
nominations will be announced soon, stay tuned to www.muchmusic.com for more information, as well as
nominations and chances to vote. The final nominations
will be posted here for all the categories Alanis is
- The Alanis and Tori (Amos) 5 1/2
Weeks Tour has begun. Be sure to stay tuned to www.alanisandtori.com for updates, auctions, webcasts,
tickets, scheduling, pictures, and audio
- Single rumour mills are buzzing
again. Word has it that That I Would Be Good will be the
next single. Nothing confirmed yet
- Alanis will appear on VH1
Storytellers. Go to www.vh1.com for more information
- The riot-plagued Woodstock '99 is
now over. Alanis was fortunate enough to finish her set
before any of the mis-haps (although Limp Bizkit called
her music 'mellow' during Saturday night's riot).
MuchMusic will be showing hilites of Woodstock '99
starting July 29th at 4:30 pm,. and will be repeating it
numerous times. Fox will be showing hilights August 3rd
at 8:00 pm, and no doubt MTV, VH1, and other music
stations will also be showing hilights. Check out Canoe and MTV for more information.
- Alanis performed So Pure on the
Late Show with David Letterman July 23rd. She also had a
short interview with him. This was in promotion of
Woodstock '99. Lyrics and transcript can be found here
- The So Pure single has been
released internationally. The North American one (and
some other countries too) features live versions of I Was
Hoping and So Pure, as well as a 6 minute extended mix of
So Pure (VERY different from the original) by Butch Vig.
Lyrics to all tracks can be found here.
- The radio version of So Pure is
now available at Alanis' official Maverick site; at www.maverickrc.com/alanis
- Alanis is featured on the new
Benefit Album for the Kosovar Refugees, entitled "No
Boundaries". She is performing Baba live.
- The So Pure video stills can now
be found at the SFIJ lyrics page. Thanks to www.vfxpro.com
- There is a So Pure remix. In fact
there are at least two. There is the version which is
being played on the radio, which is a little more upbeat,
and has been mixed to sound very much like a dance song.
There will also be at least one remix on the So Pure
single. More information on tracklist and release date as
it becomes available. Shortly after it is released, at
least one track will be featured as the RealAudio file of
- Part of the So Pure video can
also be seen on QuickTime. Click here. Thanks to www.vfxpro.com
- The So Pure video was released officially on Friday, June 25th, on AOL, and its related sites. On AOL,
go to keyword: ALANIS, otherwise go to http://www.asylum.com/music/alanis_morissette/video_premiere, and follow the link there. The video
is also being shown on MuchMusic and MTV internationally.
The video features Alanis and long-time boyfriend Dash
Mihok (whom the song is rumoured to be about), and
features them dancing through different eras. The video
shows them dancing the following styles (in order):
Ballroom, Latin/Competitive, Swing, Tap,
Punk/Goth/'Modern', and finally free-style club. Alanis
and Dash both feature amazing period costuming, hair
styles, and colors. Alanis directed the video herself.
The So Pure
single hit radio Tuesday, June 29th internationally.
- More single confusion. Here is
the situation in Canada at least. MuchMusic is showing
the So Pure video. There is a Joining You video, it just
hasn't been seen yet, possible awaiting further release.
Some stations are playing Joining You (and treating it as
a new release), others So Pure, and yet others That I
Would Be Good.
- Just a small note: at the Toronto
Concert she played neither So Pure nor That I Would Be
Good, just making the single situation more confusing. On
a side note; at that concert there were a few interesting
tidbits--she dropped the mic after You Learn (whoops),
screwed up the lines to Thank U, and got a lot of
feedback (the techies need some work). The Crash Test
Dummies opened and did a lovely rendition of Britney
Spears' Baby One More Time. A couple more notes that are
more relevant--the Unsent video actually has words. Like
the captions to the MM/MTV version are actually spoken.
During the set change before Unsent, they played the
video, it had a little longer scenes, and was actually
spoken. It featured only Jonathan and Marcus however.
Also she has an amazing new version of Perfect. It's like
single-quality, the album version is good, but this could
be a radio hit.
- Alanis will be touring with Tori
Amos starting in August, there will be opening acts from
MP3.com, and they will each perform their full set.
MP3.com is sponsoring the tour, and will feature live
tracks from Alanis and Tori, on their new tour site, www.alanisandtori.com.
- Not much news lately, I've
decided I need a name for this site (as opposed to
"Alanis Morissette")--So this site is now
called "Thank U Alanis Morissette".
- For my best attempts at the names
of the characters of Unsent, visit my Useless Facts page and scroll to the bottom
- Alanis released Joining You in
Canada March 31st
- Here's a really weird fact: In
the Ironic video, there is a three-frame long blip. The
first frame is either a home video clip, a photograph, or
some sort of security camera thing, and although it's
blurry it appears to be someone kicking in a glass window
or something... Maybe this is old news, who knows? Anyway
the next two or three frames or so are a screen that
reads -- 1997 /^"^ * --
I think it's really neat. If anyone has the ability to
get a screen capture, please sign my
guestbook and I'll
give you more detailed info. If this is new news,
remember it was here first, if you have to take it,
please credit me. This was posted on Tuesday, March 16th,
1999. If you heard it before, it's old news, you heard it
after, it's mine! LET ME CLARIFY-- Some people seemed a
little confused! Don't worry... Okay, in the video for
Ironic, perhaps it was just the one time that they showed
it on the MuchMusic spotlight, who knows, but in the very
last chorus, in between the Yellow Sweater Alanis shot
(the second one in that chorus), and the next shot,
there's a really quick... blip. I noticed it, and rewound
it to just before, and then went frame-by-frame. The
frames are as described above, it's really interesting.
If you have the ability to do screen captures, PLEASE sign my
guestbook, you will
get proper credit. Thanx a lot!
- Alanis is featured on "The
Prayer Cycle". She is featured on four songs,
singing in Hungarian and/or French. It was released March
- Okay here's the scoop on the Singles: "Joining You" has been released
has been released in North America. "So Pure" was released in Japan. There are many
different "B-sides" and the lyrics can be found
on the lyrics pages.
- Alanis was featured in the March
8th version of Maclean's.
- The video for Unsent has been
released, and is great! It shows five different scenes,
one for each verse. Each scene contains sub-titles to the
silent characters on screen. The video shows the
interaction and attitudes of Alanis and
"Terrance", "Marcus", and
"Lou". Go to my lyrics
section for the
complete sub-titles. The video can be seen on MM or MTV.
- On Wednesday, February 24th,
Alanis performed Uninvited live at the Grammies, and only
moments later won the award for Best Female Rock Vocal
Performance. Earlier in the night she also won an award
for Best Rock Song, but she lost the Best Song Written
for a Motion Picture or Television to Celine Dion's My
Heart Will Go On. Rob Cavallo, producer of Uninvited,
also won the award for Producer of the year,
Non-classical. Click here to see a short clip of her
performance (from www.MTV.com). Congratulations go to Alanis and Rob
Cavallo for their wins
- Alanis announced her Canadian
tour at a press conference at the brand new Air Canada
Centre in Toronto. All of the opening acts for the
Canadian tour were Canadian performers (i.e. the Toronto
show was opened by the Crash Test Dummies and Esthero).
She also announced that one dollar from the sale of each
ticket went to charity. Also, an A2B music file was
published for download, as well as advance ticketing
- As learned on the Rosie O'Donnell
Show (See below), Alanis will be performing at the
Grammys on February 24th.
- Alanis appeared on The Rosie
O'Donnell Show today. She performed Unsent and Thank U.
She seemed happy, and looked youthful and vibrant, unlike
last night's Letterman appearance where she appeared
older and dark. She chatted with Rosie in between the two
performances, about the general stuff that we already
know/knew. They did have a clip of Alanis' performance on
"Star Search" back in 1990. Someone tipped her
off to Rosie's surprise, and so Alanis came prepared with
a clip of Rosie's appearance there too. Rosie showed a
clip of herself working out to "You Oughta
Know", and numerous times sang along. When Alanis
performed Thank U, for some reason she came in as soon as
the intro started, which left the band scrambling to find
their places, but they both did really well. We also
learned that Alanis will be performing at the Grammy
Awards February 24th, hosted by none other than Rosie
- Alanis performed Unsent on the
Late Show with David Letterman last night (Wednesday
January 13th). There was also an interview which is rare
on the Late Show. The interview included chat about the
new single Unsent, in which we learned that the people in
the songs are real, but the names have been slightly
altered to protect the innocent. (She used nicknames and
abbreviations). They also talked about what's happened
since her first ever network TV appearance on Letterman
back in '95, about the JLP tour, the triathlon [we got
the 'instrument not an ornament' line again], and general
chit-chat ("You're such a lovely young woman"
etc..). She also appears on the Rosie O'Donnell show
- The Grammy Nominations are in,
with Alanis getting three of them: Best Female Rock Vocal
Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Original Song
written for a movie.
- Due to the rapid decline of Thank
U on the charts, there is already word of a new single. Alanis performed 'Joining You' on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,
and there is word Maverick has announced it as the next
single. The hard rock tone to this song, as well as
Alanis' brilliant voice strengths will surely make it a
sucess. In the interview we learned very little new
information, other than the fact that the Thank U video
was recorded in LA (on a real subway). Other rumours that
have surfaced everywhere are Unsent, both received a lot
of airplay, and there was a lot of confusion. See the
more recent news for the final result.
- Alanis has been nominated for a
Golden Globe for Uninvited, for Best Original Song
written for a movie.
- In the first week of sales, SFIJ
sold in excess of 2.2 Million albums, making it one of
the best album releases in a long time.
- Just a note about SFIJ. There are
two noticeable mistakes on it. One, the moral code on the
cover says 'premiess', instead of 'premises',
and two, Jekyll has been spelt Jeckyl
('Jeckyl-and-hydeness, in Front Row). Also on the
Canadian version of the Thank U Single, it says SFIJ will
be released November 2nd, when the Canadian release date
was in fact November 3rd.
- Tuesday November 3rd: Supposed
Former Infatuation Junkie, Alanis' Brand new AMAZING 71
minute album was released today. ALL the songs are just
great!!! The CD features pictures of Alanis, a copy of
the 'Moral Code', and lyrics to all the songs. The CD
itself has a picture of a curled up nude (a la Thank U)
Alanis. The songs range from 2:50 (So Pure, the title
track), to 5:23 (The Couch). "That I would be
Good" features Alanis on the flute. For a complete
list of all the songs, as well as the lyrics, go to my Alanis
Most stores had this album well-stocked, some even stayed
open past midnight, so that it could be bought as soon as
it was released.
- On Sunday November 1st, in a sort
of pre-launch party, Alanis was Intimate and Interactive
at MuchMusic. She performed a number of songs live,
including Uninvited, Thank U, All I Really Want, Ironic
(with a different tune), Baba, Can't Not, and a number of
other SFIJ songs. When it came to the interview part
though, she was very evasive. Anything she said had
already been said during the MTV interview that's been
plastered across the Internet, or was incredibly vague.
(i.e. Q: What aspect of your life keeps you grounded?? A:
you breathe. When asked to clarify: You breathe deeply).
To read the transcript of the I&I, click here.
- On October 24th Alanis performed
live from New York on Saturday Night Live. At 12:02 a.m.
Sunday the 25th, Alanis was introduced by Ben Stiller
(who mispronounced her name), and sang an amazing
rendition of Thank U. Only one slight problem: She
slipped up on the last chorus (she was heard to utter
"Thank you disillusionment/Thank you ..er..
nothingness/Thank you clarity"). But being the
amazing performer she is, Alanis continued the song
without a hitch. The
lyrics are on the lyrics page.
- The video for Thank U has been
released to the shock of some and the delight of others.
It features a completely nude Alanis (with the exception
of her conveniently long hair and blurred lower section)
looking lost and slowly finding herself. The scenes are
in LA, including city streets, a supermarket, and a
subway. In the video she stands fairly still and sings
one of her most beautiful songs yet. It shows people
being unaware of her nakedness, and being comforting and
friendly to her. Thank U is the first video Alanis has
made since Head Over Feet in 1996.
- The Thank U Single has been
released worldwide now. It features B Sides Pollyanna
Flower, and a demo of Uninvited. The credits in the Thank
U video do not include Glen Ballard, her co-writer for
Jagged Little Pill.
- Information has been surfacing
about her live performances, in small clubs across North
America. Alanis has been not only performing new songs
from SFIJ; but she has been performing new versions of
songs from Jagged Little Pill. Sounds like something you
just can't miss
- Her chilling song
"Uninvited" (found on the City of Angels
Soundtrack) is not on her new album "Supposed Former
Infatuation Junkie", released November 3rd, but a
demo version can be found on the single for "Thank
Thanks to everyone who has
aided me with the news, including MuchMusic, MTV, and the many
unofficial Alanis sites out there.
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