"My personal goal is to get people to understand that health is our responsibility." - Melissa Etheridge

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Teamed up to Re-Imagine 'Imagine' for UNICEF

Source: All Access

Last NOVEMBER 24th, UNICEF launched their #Imagine Campaign to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the CONVETION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD and to highlight the challenges that will face children all over the world in 2015.

In an effort to widen the reach of this campaign's message, an interactive crowd-sourced video, powered by TOUCHCAST, asked everyone to join in and record their own version of "Imagine," JOHN LENNON’s iconic anthem of hope and peace, alongside their favorite stars.

In uploading their own version, each participant unlocked $1 to be donated to UNICEF.

The crowd-sourced “World Version” of the song, made in collaboration with renowned DJ and music producer DAVID GUETTA, has just been released. The dynamic version features KATY PERRY, ADAM LAMBERT, SCOTT FOLEY, ZELDA WILLIAMS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, CODY SIMPSON, NICOLE SCHERZINGER and WILL.I.AM, among many others.

Click here for the interactive video.

Monday, January 5, 2015

This Is M.E. Album Review

Source: Markus' Heavy Music Blog

(8/10) Melissa Etheridge had a really well known song in the end of the 80's called "Bring me some water" from her debut. She was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 1989 and had a few more nominations the years after. In 1993 she even won the Grammy Award for 'Best rock vocal performance, female'.

In the beginning of the 2000's Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to do through surgery and chemotherapy. She didn't let this get her down and the singer/guitarist continued working on different musical ideas and she also had a few live appearences.

Now Melissa Etheridge is back with a new album called "This is ME" - a nice play of words. The cover of the album is a mosiac that shows her. The picture is done by many photos she got from her fans. A nice idea and as she stated on her homepage: "Because my fans are such a huge part of ME, and I wouldn't be ME without YOU, I took photos submitted by my fans and turned it into my album cover."

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Melissa Etheridge is Taping an Episode of Who Do You Think You Are

This morning Melissa tweeted: It's early...at the airport...going to Canada....yes!!! Now THAT'S going to be cold...not a scripted TV show...a discovery for me...???

Melissa then Favorited a tweet by Clarinet1020: @metheridge OMG You are you going to be on "Who Do You Think You Are" ‪#‎favorite‬ show ‪#‎geneology‬ ‪#‎roots‬

I'm not sure when the episode will air yet. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Twelve Most Interesting Things We Learned From Celebrity Interviews in 2014

Source: lehighvalleylive

Twelve most interesting things we learned from celebrity interviews in 2014: Melissa Etheridge was "frightened" to take over the role of St. Jimmy in the Broadway production of Green Day's "American Idiot" musical. "When I'm on stage performing, I have complete control if I mess up or blow a line. If I mess up on a Broadway stage, 20 dancers will fall over," Etheridge said in April.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Toronto Star Big Interview: 2014 Celebrity Quotations

Source: The Toronto Star

MELISSA ETHERIDGE
“On my 17th birthday, I kissed a girl. And apologies to Katy Perry, I didn’t just like it — I loved it. I didn’t even have to think it was right, because I felt it was.”

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paul Mann: Melissa Etheridge Rocks the House at Chumash Casino Resort

Source: Nooshawk

Melissa Etheridge led her funky rocking blues band through a 90-minute set of old and new music on one of the stormiest nights in recent memory — last Thursday — at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez.

The evening started with a seasonal ceremony honoring the Toys for Tots program administered by local Marines. The concert was a fundraiser for the program, and after a pious flag ceremony, a Chumash representative presented the Marines with a $25,000 check.

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Read on Ava Raiin's Blog How the Crew Planned a Surprise Bus Party for Melissa Etheridge

Source: Ava Raiin's Blog

Click on the link above to read Ava's story about how the crew planned a surprise bus party for Melissa Etheridge. It's very entertaining!

LA Radio Station KCSN Interview With Melissa Etheridge from December 10

Source: KCSN

Click on the link above for the audio interview by LA Radio Station KCSN with Melissa Etheridge, recorded on December 10.

Tunespeak Contest Winner

Source: Tunespeak Tumblr Account

Stephanie M. won a Tunespeak contest and had the opportunity to meet Melissa Etheridge. Click the link above for a few pictures and a little write up.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Rundown of Women On Top of the Cannabis Industry

Source: Cannabis Now Magazine

In 2004 Grammy Award-winning singer Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given the option of treating the nausea and pain from the chemotherapy with pills or marijuana. She chose the latter and saw the benefits ofmarijuana use first hand — just as an estimated 1.4 million other Californians have found the medicine effective in treating their respective serious illnesses.

Now, the rocker has partnered with the owners of Greenway Compassion Relief, a Santa Cruz-based medical marijuana dispensary, to cultivate and market a line of marijuana-infused wines.

Click on the link above to read the rest of the article.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Will Speak Keyholder Event of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Singer and activist Melissa Etheridge will speak at the next Keyholder event of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.

The gathering, at 6 p.m. May 6 in the Ohio Theatre, is presented by the public foundation, which seeks social change and sexual equality.

Etheridge, a winner of two Grammy Awards, this year released the album This Is M.E.

She has worked as a gay-rights activist since coming out as a lesbian in 1993.

Tickets, $50, will go on sale Jan. 15 in support of grants. Call 614-225-9926 or visit www.womensfundcentralohio.org.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Los Angeles, CA 12/12/14

Like A Preacher

Video posted on youtube by anitajo24 NY

Like The Way I Do

Video posted on youtube by anitajo24 NY

I'm The Only One

Video posted on youtube by anitajo24 NY

Meet Me In The Back

Video posted on youtube by anitajo24 NY

Do It Again

Video posted on Youtube by The Spirit

Ruins

Video posted on Youtube by The Spirit

A Little Bit Of Me

Video posted on Youtube by The Spirit

Like A Preacher

Video posted on Youtube by Steven Gleim

Ain't That Bad

Video posted on Youtube by anitajo24 NY

Melissa Etheridge Digs Deep at SoCal Show

Source: Orange County Register

A heavy rainstorm and small tornado tore through Los Angeles on Friday, but when Melissa Etheridge arrived, she was a force of nature all her own.

Wrapping up a full band tour at the Orpheum (which followed a solo acoustic jaunt), the tireless performer spent more than two hours onstage. The powerful proceedings were shot for later broadcast on AXS TV and a future DVD release.

Click on the link above for pictures and to read the entire review.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Melissa Etheridge Concert Videos from Tulsa, OK 12/7/14

Meet Me In The Back


Video posted on Youtube by ocentauri5139

Like A Preacher


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Monster


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Melissa Etheridge on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour: Inside Melissa Etheridge's Guitar Case


Video posted on Youtube by PBS NewsHour

‘This is M.E.’ embraces Melissa Etheridge’s musical spectrum


Video posted on Youtube by PBS NewsHour

Monday, December 8, 2014

Melissa to Play at Zermatt Unplugged Concert in Switzerland April 17, 2015

Source: Zermatt Unplugged

Melissa Etheridge, who is currently on tour once again in the USA, will be making a slight detour to Switzerland, to Zermatt Unplugged.

Click on the link above for more information.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE’s Performance in Los Angeles Friday (12/12) To Be Filmed By ROCK FUEL

Source: Vents Magazine

MELISSA ETHERIDGE’s Performance in Los Angeles Friday (12/12) To Be Filmed By ROCK FUEL
RJ FROMETA

Hot off the release of her 13th studio album, This Is M.E., multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter MELISSA ETHERIDGE will perform a special intimate show at Los Angeles’ historic Orpheum Theatre this Friday, December 12th. The concert–to be filmed for an AXS TV broadcast in May and a spring 2015 DVD release–will also include a performance with acclaimed folk group Delta Rae who will join ETHERIDGE for two songs.

The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer, songwriter and activist is touring the U.S. in support of her new album which was released in September on her own ME label. Rolling Stone called This Is M.E. “all lust and no fuss” and said she “loosens up her roots rock sound, adding a light hip-hop shuffle on some tracks…and a swampy Delta feel on ‘Ain’t That Bad’ and ‘Stranger Road.'” Joining ETHERIDGE on this tour is bassist Jerry Wonda, the Grammy-winning Fugees producer.

“I am thrilled to be filming this show in L.A.,” says ETHERIDGE. “Touring with Jerry Wonda has brought my music to new levels and we will capture it all that night. I’m so glad my friends Delta Rae are joining in on the fun, also.”

The TV special and DVD is being produced by acclaimed rock music film producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media, who recently released the chart-topping Guns ‘n Roses DVD. “I had the privilege of producing Melissa’s last holiday concert special in 2009,” says Summers. “It’s always a pleasure to work with such an amazing artist and we’re lucky to be filming at the historic Orpheum Theatre where Judy Garland performed Vaudeville in the 1930’s-it’s truly a majestic backdrop to capture Melissa’s new band, performing new music and classic hits.”

The upcoming concert will also feature four surprise songs that will be performed exclusively as bonus songs for the DVD release that Melissa has not performed on her current “This Is ME” tour.

Little Girl Excited to Get Melissa Etheridge Concert Ticket

This little girl is excited to get tickets to a Melissa Etheridge concert. I know the feeling!


Video posted on Youtube by zenkimm

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Melissa Etheridge shows ACL Live Why She's Still The Only One (Austin Review)

Source: Texas Rock Report

AUSTIN,TX: December 4, 2014 - Melissa Etheridge began as a fearless bluesy rock empress, then metamorphosed into a singer-songwriter hit-making alchemist, and now–in what should be the “phone it in and make nostalgia touring money” phase of her career–into brazen orb of creative energy that is nowhere near done constructing inescapable cuts and putting on performances as if she had something to prove.

On Thursday the Oscar and Grammy winner convinced the congregation at ACL Live in Austin that she’s still the only one.

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MLE interview with the Gay Guide Network- MELISSA ETHERIDGE :: A Light Bigger Than Music

Source: The Gay Guide Network

MUSIC :: Legendary superstar Melissa Etheridge‘s warm, heartfelt and personal new album, This is ME, is out now. GGN publisher Shaun Proulx spoke to the icon about her new music, the nature of risk, and how she points back to the cancer experience she had a decade ago as reason why she began seeing the world in a completely different light.

SP: How are you?

Melissa Etheridge: I’m doing good, so happy to be talking to you.

SP: As you get older do you find you’re willing to expose a little bit more of ME, as you would say?

Melissa Etheridge: I think as I’m getting older I’m realizing that indeed, this life is a journey. That you don’t ever get somewhere, and go, “Hey, I got here!”, and that’s it. It’s always unfolding and becoming, that I try to bring that into my music, I try to explain. Everyone’s here, absolutely to do what they do, but if my music inspires you in any way, let me share it with you.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Melissa Etheridge - A Little Bit Of Me (Yahoo! Live) Houston, TX

Watch Melissa Etheridge perform "A Little Bit Of Me" on Yahoo! Live from Houston, TX at the Bayou Music Center.


Video posted on Youtube by Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge Rocks Pompano Beach

Source: Miami Artzine

Icon Touring for New Release 'This Is 'M.E.'
By Michelle F. Solomon, ATCA, FFCC

Just a few days before rock 'n' roll icon Melissa Etheridge made national headlines after telling CBS News she's cultivating a line of "cannabis-infused fine wines," a not-so full house had a non-stop buzz from her two-hour energized show at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre.

Perhaps it was because of the Thanksgiving holiday, yet most people we spoke with just didn't know that Melissa was coming to town leaving tickets for sale on Groupon and the 2,600 seat outdoor venue only more than half full.

'Twas a shame for those who missed it on November 28 because Etheridge was in howlin' good form.

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Melissa Etheridge interview with Go WEHO- Q&A: Melissa Etheridge In Concert at the Orpheum

Source: Go WEHO

Melissa Etheridge sat down with Goweho Managing Editor Laurie Schenden to talk about her new album, her marriage earlier this year, and starting a new chapter. She brings her “This Is M.E.” tour home for the holidays, performing at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theater on Friday, Dec. 12.

Goweho: Congratulations on the new album, it reminds me of your early work.

Melissa Etheridge: I am so excited, and I love it! I mean, I’m ready for the next chapter.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Food and Wine: Introducing Pot Wine… From Melissa Etheridge

Source: Food and Wine

INTRODUCING POT WINE… FROM MELISSA ETHERIDGE
BY NOAH KAUFMAN

Melissa Etheridge is famous for many things: Her grammy award-winning singing career, her gravely-voiced alt-rock with a message, her status as a gay icon, and now, pot wine. Or as it is called for legal purposes, wine tincture (we'll spare you the legalese, but there are strict rules regulating how pot products are labeled). Right now Etheridge has about 90 cases of the stuff, which she’s helping to make in partnership with a medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Cruz, California. She hopes it will reduce the stigma around pot in a state where it remains illegal for recreational purposes (although there are groups working to bring it up for a vote in 2016).

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