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Report: Cameron Crowe's New Film to Profile a Music Icon

Director is said to be working on movie about singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, per Above the Line

(Newser) - When wunderkind Cameron Crowe first interviewed folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in 1979 for Rolling Stone, he was barely out of his teens. In a 2000 reprint of that article, Crowe mentioned how it remained his favorite cover story for the magazine. Now, nearly 45 years later, the 65-year-old Almost Famous...

Joni Mitchell Takes a Big, Deep Bow
Joni Mitchell
Takes a Big,
Deep Bow

Joni Mitchell Takes a Big, Deep Bow

Iconic singer, 79, was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Wednesday

(Newser) - Joni Mitchell is 79, a brain-aneurysm survivor, a cultural tour de force, and an American musical icon who got to take a bow among many of her contemporaries Wednesday night. The occasion was the awarding of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Mitchell, which basically consisted...

Joni Mitchell Is a Lifeline in an Awful Year
Joni Mitchell Returns

Joni Mitchell Returns

Singer performs a surprise first show in two decades

(Newser) - The music world got a major surprise over the weekend when Joni Mitchell turned up at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island and performed her first full public set since 2000, notes NPR . How'd she do? "Once again, Joni Mitchell gives us all a reason to live,...

Spotify Loses Another Big Name Over 'Irresponsible People'

Singer Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in pushing back against Joe Rogan podcast, COVID misinfo

(Newser) - Spotify has agreed to remove Neil Young's songs from its music-streaming platform—at Young's request, in protest of Joe Rogan's podcast and other COVID misinformation—and now it's got another famous name following suit. On Friday, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell announced she, too, would be yanking her...

Joni Mitchell Rediscovers the Beauty in Her Earliest Work

Singer collects largely unheard songs from the 1960s for a new box set

(Newser) - Looking back at her earliest songs, Joni Mitchell has felt a little disconnected from them. "They’re like some ancient world," the singer-songwriter said in 2004. She didn't plan to ever release many of the tracks on her new box set, Joni Mitchell Archives Vol 1: The ...

Joni Mitchell Expects 'Full Recovery' After Aneurysm

Conservator says singer 'is speaking, and she's speaking well'

(Newser) - Joni Mitchell's friend and conservator is setting the record straight on the Canadian singer's condition after she was rushed to the hospital in March. Though singer David Crosby claimed Mitchell was "not speaking yet" in an interview with HuffPost Live on Friday, Leslie Morris approved a statement...

Joni Mitchell in Intensive Care

She was found unconscious at LA home

(Newser) - Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home yesterday afternoon, TMZ reports. The singer-songwriter regained consciousness in the ambulance and "is currently in intensive care undergoing tests," according to official website , which urged fans to "Light a...

11 Celebs Who Gave Babies Up for Adoption

Progeny from before they were rich and famous

(Newser) - Sure, Angelina Jolie collects kids like baseball cards, but what about celebrities on the other side of the fence? In honor of National Adoption Month, Cafemom lists 11 who gave their kids up for adoption:
  • David Crosby: Cros and a girlfriend gave up their baby boy in the early '60s;

Bob Dylan's No Fake, Joni

 No Fake, 

Bob Dylan's No Fake, Joni

Every artist steals, remakes others' work: Sean Willentz

(Newser) - Sorry, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan's no more a phony than any other artist, historian Sean Wilentz writes for the Daily Beast . "The idea that Dylan is a faker, unless everything he wrote came out of his own imagination—word for word, note for note—is absurd," Wilentz writes....

Joni Mitchell: Bob Dylan Is a Fake

She calls him a 'plagiarist' and 'not authentic'

(Newser) - Safe to say that Joni Mitchell is not a big fan of Bob Dylan. In a long interview with the Los Angeles Times, she drops this bombshell on her fellow folk icon: "Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything...

Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' Is About...

 Carly Simon's 
 'You're So Vain' 
 Is About... 
burning mystery dept

Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' Is About...

Singer may have finally ended decades-long mystery

(Newser) - For 38 years, jilted lovers everywhere have been singing along to “You’re So Vain” and wondering exactly who is so vain—and they may finally have an answer. Speculation has long centered on Carly Simon’s famous exes, including Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, or...

Joni Wows With Shine
Joni Wows
With Shine

Joni Wows With Shine

Mitchell’s first new work in a decade is ‘biting, sartorial and poetic’

(Newser) - Joni Mitchell has dropped new material for the first time in 10 years, and Shine is wowing critics. It “isn’t a coffee table record,” raves AllMusic, in awarding it 4 of 5 stars; “it won’t attract record execs looking for a resurrection." That’s...

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