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DETROIT (Billboard) - Joss Stone has started her own label, recorded a new album and is working in the most talked-about supergroup of the year. Not bad for someone who was nearly the victim of a robbery and murder plot earlier this month.
And, for starters, the English singer can't say much about the latter. "I would love to tell you about it, but I've been told not to, for obvious reasons," the singer told Billboard.com.
Police in England arrested two men on June 13 near Stone's home in Cullompton, Mid Devon, who had plans to rob and kill her.
Nevertheless, she says, "I'm fine... It's weird. People are interesting in their heads but ... now I have a perfect excuse to get three really cute little puppies that are going to grow up to be really big, cuddly dogs who will protect me, so I'm actually excited and I have to send (the accused) a thank-you letter."
Stone is on the promo trail for her new album "LP1," which comes out on July 26 as the first release on her own Stone'd Records imprint.
She's also in set-up mode for the September release of an album by Super Heavy, a band that also includes "LP1" co-producer David Stewart, Mick Jagger, "Slumdog Millionaire" composer A.R. Rahman and Damian Marley.
Stone says the Super Heavy album has "the weirdest sound...very eclectic. It's like world music, but it's not one style. It's just not normal."
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