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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

NHL Stadium Series: John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge to perform in Santa Clara

Source: San Jose Mercury News

NHL Stadium Series: John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge to perform in Santa Clara
By Jim Harrington

Put him in coach -- John Fogerty is ready to play.

The Bay Area classic rock icon, who came to fame as the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival in the '60s, has been tabbed to perform at the NHL Stadium Series game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday.

And, yes, we're indeed hoping that Fogerty changes the words to his baseball anthem "Centerfield" to "Center Ice" just for this occasion.

The 69-year-old Berkeley native, who penned such classic cuts as "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary" and "Fortunate Son," performs during the first intermission of the outdoor game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. A laser light show accompanies Fogerty's performance.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs during the second intermission. The platinum-selling rocker is known for such hits as "Come to My Window", "I'm the Only One" and "I Want to Come Over." In 2007, she won an Oscar for best original song for "I Need to Wake Up," which was featured in Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

Melissa Etheridge "This Is M.E." UK Album Review by Music News

Source: Music News

Melissa Etheridge has just released her 12th collection of new material This Is M.E. – and for someone who has such a body of work, isn’t as well known in the UK as in her native America.

“I have yet to really break this market. I think you all kind of know me, you’re aware of me, yet maybe you haven’t really listened and caught on. I think this album is an opportunity for me to finally come into Great Britain and find a place here.”

Click on the link above to read the entire article and listen to the audio interview with Melissa Etheridge.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Melissa Etheridge will be in March Issue of Outlook Magazine

Posted on Facebook 2/17 by Outlook Columbus Magazine: Erin McCalla just interviewed Melissa Etheridge for the March issue of Outlook. Have you heard the rumor she's moving to Columbus? Well, don't expect to run into her at Wall Street Night Club anytime soon. She loves visiting Ohio, but she's a happy resident of California.

Gay Calgary Promo Video for February Edition includes Melissa Etheridge

Video posted on Youtube by Gay Calgary Magazine

Monday, February 16, 2015

Melissa Etheridge To Perform at San Jose Sharks/ LA Kings Game

Tweeted 2/16 by Melissa: Hey Northern California...special appearance this weekend in Santa Clara...details coming soon!! It's going to be a blast!!!

Speculative tweet 2/16 by Rhondda: @metheridge Thought you might be doing the Nat'l Anthem, but this article mentions "entertainers who will perform" ABC7News

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Melissa Etheridge "This Is M.E." CD Review by Uber Rock

Source: Uber Rock

Having been writing and recording for over 25 years it’s no wonder that the name Melissa Etheridge is a familiar one. But although the name is well-known, in all these years I’ve never listened to an album by this multi-platinum selling artist. Until now that is.

Clink on the link above for the full article.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Television Interview on ARD Morgenmagazin

Source and Video Interview: ARD Morgenmagazin

Click on the link above to watch Melissa Etheridge's television interview with ARD Morgenmagazin.

Melissa Etheridge will be in April edition of DIVA Magazine

Source: DIVA Magazine

Readers can soak up the wisdom plus stories of Melissa's wedding to Nurse Jackie producer Linda Wallem in the April issue of DIVA, on sale from 20 March. Click on the link above for more information.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concerty "Lean On Me"

GRAMMY Week Rocks On With 17th Annual GRAMMY Foundation® Legacy Concert Sponsored by Seagate® at Wilshire Ebell Theater. Celebs included: Aloe Blacc, Rozzi Crane, Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Lindsey Stirling, Robin Thicke, Plain White T’s, Walk the Moon, Riley Bria, Deborah Cox, Erica Campbell and many others. More info: GRAMMYFoundation.org

Video posted on Youtube by 1WMN

Melissa Etheridge Life Story- Interview with Alex Belfield

Video posted on Youtube by Alex Belfield

Melissa Etheridge Interview with BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

Source: BBC

Award-winning American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge talks about her role as a campaigner in gay rights and climate change and performs a song from her latest album.

Click on the link above to listen to the interview.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Linda Wallem: Wife Melissa Etheridge Made Me the 'Luckiest Girl'

Source: People

Melissa Etheridge's wife Linda Wallem loves being a newlywed.

"Even though we've been friends all these years, she will still grab me in the kitchen and we'll slow dance to whatever's playing," the entertainment executive told PEOPLE at the 17th Annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert on Thursday in Los Angeles.

"And if there’s no music playing," she added, "she will sing into my ear, and it will make me feel like the luckiest girl."

Click on the link above to read the entire article.

Friday, February 6, 2015

How All The Grammy Collaborations Come Together

Source: Huffington Post

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow On How All The Grammy Collaborations Come Together

What are some of the types of ideas you will present to artists you've asked to perform?

For example, every year we have the lifetime achievement awards or trustees awards or MusiCares Person of the Year award. These are all the highest honors that the Academy bestows, so there can be a treasure trove of opportunities in some of those recognitions. It was a few years ago that the Academy’s board determined that one of the lifetime achievements was going to go posthumously to Janis Joplin. So Ken and I had that conversation and we thought, “Yeah, this is a really great idea, let’s see if there are some artists who might resonate with that and want to go out there and tribute Janis Joplin.” The first thought was Melissa Etheridge, who we know and we love and thought could do a really incredible job, and it was an interesting thought because she’d just been on the backside of her battle with cancer, just to the point where she was ready to come out and sing again. She loved it and said, "Count me in.” Then we thought, “Well, maybe we could expand this a little bit because we are talking about a generational play here. We’re talking about someone who was very young when she was successful and who’s long gone, and then we’re talking about Melissa, who’s fairly established as an artist, and might we find someone else who’s very young and earlier in their career, kind of like the way Janis was at the beginning, to come into this?" In particular, Joss Stone was breaking through. We had that conversation with Melissa, and then we went to Joss, who loved the opportunity, and, long story short, it was a historical night. The two of the killed it and it’s one of those moments people will talk about forever.

Click on the link above to read the entire article.

Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge Rock Pre-Grammy Concert (w/video)

Source: The Press Democrat

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Grammy Foundation Event Honors Concerts for a Cause

Source: USA Today

LOS ANGELES — "It's been a whole evening of do-gooders," Melissa Etheridge said to the audience gathered at the Wilshire Ebell Theater Thursday night. Etheridge was one of a dozen performers who performed at the Grammy Foundation's 17th annual Legacy Concert.

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Aloe Blacc, Melissa Etheridge Rock Pre-Grammy Concert

Source: ABC News

Blacc kicked off the event on stage at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre with the protest song "We Shall Overcome" and his own "Love is the Answer." He was later backed by Melissa Etheridge on guitar for their soulful take on the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Etheridge capped off the night with a performance of her Oscar-winning tune "I Need To Wake Up" from the Al Gore documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and a stirring rendition of "Lean On Me."

"Do whatever you can for your brothers and sisters, for everyone around you, but start with yourself," said Etheridge. "You can't do good for anyone else until you're good with yourself."

Click on the link above to read the entire article.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Performs at Grammy Foundation Lean On Me

Melissa Etheridge and Aloe Blacc perform While My Guitar Gently Weeps at Grammy Foundation Lean On Me 2/5/15

Video by Stella K

Video posted on Youtube by Eco-Friendly Street Team (sorry video is shaky)

Melissa Etheridge performs I Need To Wake Up and Lean On Me at Grammy Foundation Lean On Me 2/5/15

Video posted on Youtube by Eco-Friendly Street Team (sorry video is shaky)

Melissa Etheridge & More Set for LIVE IN THE VINEYARD in March

Source: Broadway World

"Live In The Vineyard" today announced the first round of artists for the fifteenth installment of the exclusive festival, multi-Platinum selling artists Florida Georgia Line and Melissa Etheridge will be a part of the star-studded line-up set to take place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California March 27-29. In addition UK singer-songwriter Katy Tiz, Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE, rising duo Oh Honey, and the sister duo The Veronicas will perform at what has become one of the nation's most exclusive and memorable events. "Live In The Vineyard" (LITV) is a private festival that happens twice a year and gives attendees exclusive access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a "once-in-a-lifetime" three-day event. Fans can check out more information about "Live In The Vineyard," with additional artists to be announced to the March line-up soon, and enter for a chance to attend at www.liveinthevineyard.com.

Tickets for LITV are only available through special radio station promotions featured on www.liveinthevineyard.com that include Sirius/XM The Pulse, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, Dial Global HOT AC and roughly 250 local participating stations. Tickets are also available through exclusive sweepstakes and offerings from LITV's partnerships with Aloft Hotels, National Car Rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sutter Home, and Southwest Airlines.

Also set to perform is multi-platinum, Oscar and GRAMMY Award-winning music icon Melissa Etheridge who recently released her thirteenth studio album The Is M.E.. Etheridge will perform two special shows on March 27th and 28th at Sutter Home Family Vineyards, the official wine partner of LITV. Over her 25 year career, Etheridge has amassed 5 Platinum albums, three of which are multi-platinum, and 2 Gold albums. She also has 11 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, with 6 of them hitting the Top 40.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Who Do You Think You Are, Featuring Melissa Etheridge will air April 26 on TLC

Source: Zap2It

Who Do You Think You Are? returns this spring to give eight new celebrities a unique opportunity to dig into their roots and learn more about their family history. The two-time Emmy nominated series is Executive Produced by Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. New episodes begin Sunday, March 8 at 10/9c.

Today TLC announces the additional featured contributors for the upcoming episodes:

Melissa Etheridge, who heads to Quebec to trace the history of her paternal side, learns about the scandalous marriage of her 6x great-grandparents.

The episodic air order is currently scheduled as:

March 8 Julie Chen
March 15 Josh Groban
March 22 Angie Harmon
March 29 Sean Hayes
April 5 Tony Goldwyn
April 12 America Ferrera
April 19 Bill Paxton
April 26 Melissa Etheridge

Who Do You Think You Are Promo Trailer, Includes Melissa Etheridge

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Think your family is hard to figure out? Eight more celebrities are going to great lengths to strengthen their family ties on Who Do You Think You Are?. The spring season of the TLC show, which features famous people getting educated and dramatic about their genealogy, will include a Scandal — namely, Scandal star Tony Goldywn— along with America Ferrera, Josh Groban, and Melissa Etheridge. They join the previously announced gang of explorers: Bill Paxton, Angie Harmon, Sean Hayes, and Julie Chen. Get your first look at the trailer for the new episodes below, which teases that Etheridge’s lineage involves a streetwalker, and Groban is not quite related to Jay-Z.

Click on the link above to see the promo video.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Interview with So So Gay

Source: So So Gay

#LGBTIcons: Melissa Etheridge
by Jeremy Williams-Chalmers

‘A beautiful thing happened 20 years ago that lifted me up and kept me there.’ Melissa Etheridge is a name known the world over. Her legacy is one that only comparable to the all-time greats. Launched with an eponymous debut album in 1988, the then 26 year old was heralded by critics for her guttural honesty and her Bruce Springsteen styled compositions. Yet there was a hidden truth that the musician knew had the potential to blow her dreams of continuing as a recording artist into oblivion. However, rather than run scared from the inevitable, she became one of the first artists to not only ask the world to embrace and accept her sexuality, but she proved unafraid of answering even the most dauntingly personal questions the press and public had to ask. Looking back she notes, ‘I always would say my work was so autobiographical, I wanted people to know it was that kind of work. When they would ask personal questions, I had to be honest as it wouldn’t feel good otherwise.’

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Interview With WVCR 88.3 in Albany, NY

Source: Soundcloud

Monte Jennings Jr. Interviews Melissa Etheridge on WVCR 88.3 in Albany, NY. Click on the link above to listen to the interview on SoundCloud.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Melissa Etheridge This Is M.E. Live in LA slated to air May 31 on AXS TV

Source: IMDb

Melissa Etheridge This Is M.E Live in LA
Release Date: 31 May 2015 (USA)
Note: Because this project is categorized as being in production, the data is subject to change; some data could be removed completely.
Distributors: AXS TV (2015) (USA) (TV)
Runtime: 120 min

Old Bootleg Song "Morning" by Melissa Etheridge

Video posted on YouTube by Debbie McGale. "This is a rare song from a fan CD called The Rare and New. a fan gave it to me years ago.."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Melissa Etheridge Looks Forward to Seeing You at Centricity LIVE in Orlando!

Melissa’s stirring keynote will highlight her battle with breast cancer and the work she has done to raise awareness for this important issue. Her address will be enriched with acoustical music from her career and from her latest album, “This is M.E.”

Video posted on Youtube by GE Healthcare

Melissa will appear Friday, May 1 at 5:30 PM. For more information, visit GE Healthcare

Sunday, January 18, 2015

GRAMMYs Best New Artist: Melissa Etheridge On Brandy Clark

Source: Radio.com

In our GRAMMYs As Told To series, Radio.com chatted with an artist about one of the Best New Artist nominees at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Here, we feature Melissa Etheridge as she talks about Brandy Clark’s achievements and her elation upon learning that the country singer-songwriter is also openly gay.

I’m a big fan of really classic country music. When I hear Brandy Clark, she reminds me of what I loved about Tammy Wynette, what I loved about Loretta Lynn. They were singing about the real woman’s experience.

There’s nothing slick about [Clark]. She is genuine. She’s a great writer. She knows how to write a great song from beginning to end, each verse, each line. I love that type of writing and singing and that kind of country music.

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