Q: Would you consider singing [your father's] songs?
A: "It would be seen as cheesy right now.
I don't have it in my mind to do that at the moment.
It would be like shooting myself in the head.
Q. You were only 9 when your father died.
What have you figured out about him since then, reflecting as an adult?
A. I have so many reflections of him, but honestly, right now I'm kind of really experiencing what he experienced -- not nearly on the same level.
But he was the original warrior in walking the path of becoming an icon.
It's something that is very alienating and very lonely.
It's also very gratifying, but there's that alienation part of it.
So I'm really seeing how that was for him.
"I'm sure there's no way to escape the fact that I was heavily influenced by him," she says.
"I was only around his music and him most of the early part of my life.
It's impossible not to have been inspired or influenced.
The only thing I can say about (his influence) is he dumped his soul into his singing.
I'm not saying I do it anywhere near as well as he did.
But I definitely learned that's the way to go.
That's the kind of music that would move me.
That's where I aimed."