Janis Joplin made several appearances on ‘The Dick Cavett Show’. See her 1970 interview below. Joplin was known for her electric performing abilities and presence on and off stage. She was referred to as “The Queen of Rock and Roll” as well as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and amongst her friends, she took on the nickname ‘Pearl’. Joplin was also a skilled painter, dancer and music arranger.
Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting, has announced his plans to release an acid house album. His plan is to ‘counterblast’ the ‘joyless young artists’ who make dance music in their bedrooms but do not dance. The novelist noted that he just wants to have fun, dance and will even lend guest vocals to some tracks. Welsh stated: “It’s not really banging, full-on mad stuff, but it’s a lot of classic acid house — swirling effects and noises and boomy basslines. Some of it is pretty groovy. Hopefully, people are going to jump around and have a bop, but you’re not going to have your ears bleeding. And you’re not going to want to be stripped to the waist, salivating and banging your head off the floor.”
No release date has been announced.
The Rolling Stones have announced the US tour dates of their upcoming 2019 stadium tour. See the tour’s full schedule below. The band kicked off their No Filter tour at the London Stadium in May where Liam Gallagher joined former Oasis band member, Bonehead, during a slot and James Bay joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood for a special version of ‘Beast of Burden’. Tickets for the new dates will be on sale on Friday, November 30.
20 – Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
24 – TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
28 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
07 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
11 – The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
18 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
22 – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
26 – Broncos Stadium At Mile High, Denver, Colorado
31 – FedExField, Washington, DC
04 – Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
08 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
13 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
21 – Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois
Bono and Pharrell Williams along with Snoop Dogg and Will Ferell were joined on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live (RED)’ benefit special. Williams and the U2 frontman teamed up to perform their version of The Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin Alive’, see video below. The benefit show was aired to raise funds for the HIV/AIDS charity, RED. Also, part of the charity drive, artists including Snoop Dogg, Drake, Sacha Baron Cohen and Phoebe Robinson are offering celebrity experiences. Bono recently suggested the ending of U2 at the final date of their Experience+Innocence tour in Berlin and was quoted saying: “We’ve been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and these last four years have been really something very special for us. We’re going away now.”
Find Ella Fitzgerald talk about her songs, scat singing, making movies, singing on stage, collecting cookbooks and shoes and writing a song for Martin Luther King Jr below.