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Joan Baez Makes Emotional Return To Vietnam Bunker

April 11th, 2013 7:34pm EDT
Joan Baez
Joan Baez recently returned to the site in Vietnam where she and several other human rights activists, took shelter during a peace-keeping trip in the midst of the Vietnam War.

The folk singer flew to Hanoi in December 1972 to deliver mail to U.S. prisoners of war (POWs), spending months promoting peace by day, and staying in an underground bunker at night while the city was being bombed.

"That was my first experience in dealing with my own mortality, which I thought was a terrible cosmic arrangement," the singer said in an interview last week, according to the Associated Press. "It is OK...
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Joan Baez Fell Out Of A Tree House

November 21st, 2010 10:13am EST
Joan Baez
Folk legend Joan Baez was taken to hospital on Wednesday after falling 20 feet from a tree house in her garden.

The singer was climbing down from the lofty platform in the backyard of her Woodside, California home when she slipped and tumbled to the ground.

She was treated for minor injuries at Stanford Hospital and is now "resting comfortably", according to a spokesperson.

The Diamonds & Rust hitmaker has previously admitted she often sleeps in her beloved treehouse, which is nestled in a 200-year-old oak tree.
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Check Out 'Woodstock: 3 Days Of Peace & Music' On DVD June 6

May 30th, 2009 7:49am EDT
Woodstock
"Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music" – the four-hour director’s cut of the 1970 Oscar®-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers in history -- will be released June 9 in a spectacular new limited, numbered Blu-ray and DVD Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE).

With two extra hours of rare performance footage - some of it newly-discovered, some only seen in part and some never seen at all - the UCE is destined to make its own history.

Image © 1969 Michael Lang Henry Diltz

Today, four decades later, Woodstoc...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
Beatles
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...
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Diverse Slate Of Artists Records 'Weeds' Theme For Third Season

July 9th, 2007 10:37am EDT
Angelique Kidjo
For the second season in a row, a diverse slate of artists have recorded special renditions of "Little Boxes," the theme song of Showtime's award-winning comedy series Weeds.

Originally penned and recorded by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, the tune will be performed by a bevy of acclaimed artists, including Grammy Life Achievement Award winner Joan Baez; iconic singer-songwriter Donovan; ex-Spearhead frontman Michael Franti; hip-hop band The Individuals; four-time Grammy nominated Afro-Pop singer Angelique Kidjo; Latin band Kinky; experimental rockers Man Man; the renowned, multiple-Grammy ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 9

January 9th, 2007 3:00am EST
Dave Matthews
Happy Birthday to Spanish PGA golfer Sergio Garcia (1980), Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean (1978), South African born singer/bandleader Dave Matthews (1967), Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell (1967), Nip/Tuck actress Joely Richardson (1965), "Vera Drake" star Imelda Staunton (1956), American country singer Crystal Gayle (1951), New York Doll David Johansen (1950), Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page (1944), British actress Susannah York (1942), singer/activist Joan Baez (1941), "Gilligan's Island" actor Bob Denver (1935; d. 2005), Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Bart Starr (1934), "The Good...
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John Mellencamp To Premiere New Album on Satellite Radio Jan. 17

January 5th, 2007 10:34am EST
John Mellencamp
Multi-platinum rock artist John Mellencamp will premiere his new album "Freedom's Road" exclusively on host Meg Griffin.

He wrote and produced all of the songs on "Freedom's Road," his 21st album to be released in a career that now spans four decades. "Freedom's Road" is his first album of original material in more than five years, and will be available from UMe/Universal Republic on January 23.

"Freedom's Road," the culmination of a year's worth of composing, arranging, recording and mixing, is a collection of songs that reflect the climate and concerns of present day America. ...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Grateful Dead, The Doors, Joan Baez & More To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

December 20th, 2006 4:03pm EST
Grateful Dead
Recipients of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award were announced today. Joan Baez, Booker T. & The MG's, Maria Callas, Ornette Coleman, The Doors, the Grateful Dead and Bob Wills will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa and Stephen Sondheim will be honored with The Academy's Trustees Award. David M. Smith and Yamaha Corporation have been named recipients of the Technical GRAMMY Award.

"This year's group of accomplished honorees are as diverse as they are influential as creators of the most re...
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John Mellencamp Finishing First New Album In Five Years

November 27th, 2006 11:02am EST
John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp is putting the finishing touches on "Freedom's Road," the new album that includes the current single "Our Country." To be released worldwide on January 23 through UMe/Universal Republic, "Freedom's Road" is the first album of all new John Mellencamp songs in more than five years.

"Freedom's Road," the culmination of a year's worth of composing, arranging, recording and mixing, is a collection of songs that reflect the climate and concerns of present day America. The recording process began early last spring when Mellencamp's band members gathered at Belmont Mall, the stud...
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George W. Bush 'Is An Idiot,' Says Linda Rondstadt

August 14th, 2006 1:52pm EDT
Linda Rondstadt
Linda Ronstadt has launched a blistering attack on President George W. Bush, declaring she is embarrassed to be from the same country as him. The outspoken star was thrown out of a Las Vegas, Nevada, casino in 2004 after praising Michael Moore for his anti-Bush movie Fahrenheit 9/11.

Two years on she hasn't softened her views, echoing those of country music trio The Dixie Chicks. She says, "The Dixie Chicks said they were embarrassed he was from Texas. I'm embarrassed George Bush is from the United States. He's an idiot. He's enormously incompetent on both the domestic and internation...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 9

January 9th, 2006 3:00am EST
Dave Matthews
Happy Birthday to Spanish PGA golfer Sergio Garcia (1980), Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean (1978), South African born singer/bandleader Dave Matthews (1967), Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell (1967), Nip/Tuck actress Joely Richardson (1965), "Vera Drake" star Imelda Staunton (1956), American country singer Crystal Gayle (1951), New York Doll David Johansen (1950), Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page (1944), British actress Susannah York (1942), singer/activist Joan Baez (1941), "Gilligan's Island" actor Bob Denver (1935; d. 2005), Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Bart Starr (1934), "The Good...
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