The powerhouse singer’s four decade odyssey in metal is chronicled on her recent career-spanning box set, Magic Diamonds – Best of Rock, Ballads & Rare Treasures, which is out through her own label Rare Diamonds. The box set, available as 3 CDs or 4 LPs, encompasses 56 tracks of heavy and light tunes, live cuts, orchestral and acoustic versions, duets, covers, and rarities. Something that is distinct about Doro: While cranking out her heavy tunes, she explores plenty of personal and emotional terrain. There’s a lot of self-empowerment and some introspection.
Doro is also enthusiastic about martial arts and animal welfare. For this episode of Side Jams, we discussed how she got into Thai boxing and other martial arts forms, how she developed a longtime friendship with German boxing champion Regina Halmich, her love of pets and animal welfare, how her working with PETA generated controversy, and how she invests in the well-being of some particular animals.
This episode received some coverage from Blabbermouth.