Anne Hathaway Swings 'Wrecking Ball' on 'Lip Sync Battle'

April 10, 2015

Anne Hathaway came in like a "Wrecking Ball" for Thursday's Lip Sync Battle versus Emily Blunt. Borrowing Miley Cyrus' distinct video look of a tank-top and tighty whiteys, Hathaway mimes the lyrics with desperation, even slipping in an up-close...


Janis Joplin Biopic Producers Sue Writer, Investment Firm

March 19, 2015

The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams, Get It While You Can, has hit yet another developmental snag: The film's producers, LKL Productions and the Switzerland-based Silver Reel, have sued writer-producer Ron Terry, his affiliated...


Big Brother and the Holding Company's Sam Andrew Dead at 73

February 14, 2015

Sam Andrew, the guitarist and founding member of Big Brother and the Holding Company who also helped launch the career of Janis Joplin, passed away February 12th, ten weeks after he suffered a heart attack which was followed by complications...


Elvis' Planes, Janis Joplin's Vest Hit the Auction Block

January 4, 2015

From unreleased Bob Dylan song lyrics to Willie Nelson's braids to John Lennon's "Paperback Writer" guitar, it's been an interesting few months for rock memorabilia on the auction block. That trend looks to continue in 2015 as a few more rare music-related...



Amy Adams' Long-Delayed Janis Joplin Biopic Moves Forward

November 21, 2014

The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, will begin shooting in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Amy Adams starring as the singer. Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée is in...


40 Greatest Rock Documentaries

August 15, 2014

The movies started flirting with what would be called "rock & roll" from the very beginning, slapping Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" onto a scene in the juvenile-delinquent drama The Blackboard Jungle (1955) and co-opting Elvis...


'Beautiful – The Carole King Musical' Nominated for Seven Tonys

April 29, 2014

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has received seven Tony Awards nominations, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Jessie Mueller. It was also recognized for its book and actors in featured...


How Jimi Hendrix Got His Own Postage Stamp

March 14, 2014

The pastel, psychedelic portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in his military jacket and scarf that graces the latest installment of the United States Postal Service's Music Icons series of Forever stamps has long been in the making. The guitar idol's sister, Janie,...


Hear a Lost Janis Joplin Song

January 17, 2014

In tandem with today's digital release of the original Broadway cast album of A Night With Janis Joplin, Rolling Stone is premiering "I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven," a song originally written for the singer shortly before her death in 1970. Penned...


Janis Joplin Stamp Artwork Unveiled

June 30, 2014

Earlier this year, Rolling Stone reported on a series of musical stamps coming out this year that took years of planning to come to fruition. Now that the Jimi Hendrix stamp has been officially released as the first offering of the United States...


Off-Broadway Janis Joplin Musical Postponed

April 10, 2014

Janis Joplin fans hoping to hear Broadway renditions of the blues-rock belter's biggest hits – as well as a "lost" Joplin tune – in a more intimate theater will have to wait. Producers of A Night With Janis Joplin, which opened in October,...


Lennon, Hendrix Stamps Planned

February 21, 2014

Philatelists rejoice: The U.S. Postal Service will unravel several lines of celebrity-adorned stamps over the next two years, with subjects ranging from Apple founder Steve Jobs to gay rights activist Harvey Milk. It will also be offering numerous music-related...



The 27 Club: A Brief History

November 12, 2013

'Mad Men' Recap: Working Girl

June 3, 2013

Well, we made it through the Mad Men speedball that was "The Crash" and the opiate that was "The Better Half" to arrive at "A Tale of Two Cities," which, in my estimation, is one of the best episodes of the season. True, death still latched...


Kris Kristofferson Pays Tribute to Janis

November 5, 2013

Exactly forty-three years and a month after she passed away, Janis Joplin was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. The moving ceremony featured a speech by music industry mogul Clive Davis and an acoustic performance by Kris Kristofferson,...


Win the Janis Joplin Classic LP Collection Box Set

January 18, 2013

Janis Joplin would have turned 70 this month, and to pay tribute to the iconic electric blues singer, this ultimate Classic LP Collection box set includes four of her celebrated albums. One lucky reader will win the 4-disc set, which...



Tony Winner Will Play Janis Joplin in Upcoming Biopic

July 10, 2012

An upcoming Janis Joplin biopic has found its star: Tony award-winning actress Nina Arianda will appear as the singer in the Sean Durkin-directed Joplin, Deadline reports. According to producer Peter Newman, who's been trying to put together a Joplin...


Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison Estates Working on Holograms

June 12, 2012

The estates of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix may stage future holographic live performances, Billboard reports. "We're trying to get to a point where 3-D characters will walk around," Jeff Jampol, who manages both artists' estates, told Billboard....