Prince and the Revolution Live. Concert no longer available! Performed March 30th, 1985.
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Janis Lyn Joplin was one of the most successful female American rock singers and songwriters of her era. She died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 after releasing only three albums in her lifetime.
“Onstage, I make love to 25,000 people – then I go home, alone.” – Janis Joplin
Sir Paul McCartney was made Companion of Honour Friday by Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. He received this honour from the Queen more than 20 years after his knighthood. The 75-year-old artist was accompanied by his wife Nancy at the event and wore a tailored suit, custom-made by his 46-year-old daughter, Stella. He paid tribute to his late Liverpool mom and dad wishing that they would have been there to witness the event. Sir Ringo Starr, the only other living Beatle received a knighthood earlier this year. Founded in 1917, The Order of the Companions of Honour consists of the Queen and a maximum of 65 members of which McCartney is one of the few singers along with Dame Vera Lynn, 101 and Dame Janet Baker.
Billy Corgan, frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins, visited James Corden on The Late Late Show performing a stripped down version of, “Archer”, in support of his solo LP Ogilala. The album consists of Corgan playing either piano or guitar, which came as a surprise to listeners and the artist himself, but later stated that he really grew to love it. Corgan, along with guitarist James Iha and drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, will reunite for the first time since The Smashing Pumpkins “Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour” in 2000. Bassist D’arcy Wretzky will not be joining them. Corgan also went on the It’s Electric radio show and spoke to Lars Ulrich about his failed efforts to reconnect with the bassist and stated that it’s been 19 years since they’ve been in the same room together.
Smashing Pumpkins announced they are set to embark on their semi-reunion tour in two months time.
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