May 27 [7:55 EDT] -- Controversial Irish songstress Sinead O'Connor is back, with a new album, and a new look.
The singer was last seen leaving this country after inciting a firestorm by ripping up a photo of the Pope during a performance on "Saturday Night Live." O'Connor may or may not have a new attitude, but she has now adopted a look that includes hair, and has a new EP to go along with it.
The six-song release, titled "Gospel Oak," will arrive on June 10 and will see the first new material from O'Connor since 1994's "Universal Mother."
The EP's first video, for the single "This is to Mother You," features veteran country singer and actor Kris Kristofferson and should pop up on MTV soon.
If you'd rather see Sinead on the flesh, you can catch her with Van Morrison, Natalie Merchant, Paula Cole, Ben Lee, Wilco, Steve Earle and several other acts at a two-day Guinness Fleadh festival on June 14 and 15 in New York City. The stop comes at the beginning
of a string of Eastern U.S. dates before launching a longer tour in August.