15 Great Artists Influenced by Joni Mitchell

June 22, 2016

"The Blue album, there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals," Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979. "At that period of my life, I had no persona defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no...


Watch Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph Sing Wacky Variety Show Medley

June 8, 2016

Tina "Trina" Fey united with Maya "Myra" Rudolph on Tuesday's Maya & Marty to talk about their love for Seventies-era variety show music medleys. The former SNL castmates climbed atop tall (arguably too tall) stools,...



Flashback: Joni Mitchell Plays a Gorgeous 'A Case of You'

December 10, 2015

When Joni Mitchell recorded "A Case of You" for her 1971 masterpiece Blue, the track included guitar backing from James Taylor, her boyfriend at the time. But onstage in London on April 22nd, 1974, Mitchell performed it alone, befitting the song's lyrics:...


David Crosby: Joni Mitchell Had Aneurysm, Cannot Speak

June 26, 2015

UPDATE: In a new statement released to Joni Mitchell's official site, the singer's conservator Leslie Morris confirms that Mitchell suffered an aneurysm but denies David Crosby's comments that "she is not speaking yet." "Joni did in fact suffer...


Lawyer: Joni Mitchell May Leave Hospital Soon

May 4, 2015

A lawyer representing Joni Mitchell's longtime friend in her efforts to gain temporary conservatorship over the singer told a Los Angeles judge that Mitchell could be leaving the hospital soon. Following the brief hearing, Superior Court Judge David...


Joni Mitchell Growing 'Stronger Each Day,' Still in Hospital

April 4, 2015

Four days after Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles, the Blue singer's official website issued an update on Mitchell's condition. "Joni remains under observation in the hospital and...


Joni Mitchell Talks Blackface, Taylor Swift Comparison

February 9, 2015

Joni Mitchell recounted the circumstances that led her to wear blackface and become "the black guy in front" on the cover of her 1977 album, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, in a new interview with New York.  "I was being butchered by a dentist who...


Joni Mitchell 'Making Good Progress,' Judy Collins Says

October 19, 2015

Joni Mitchell is "making good progress" after suffering an aneurysm this past spring, according to singer-songwriter Judy Collins. The latter singer reported the news via Facebook, citing a "close mutual friend" as her source. Mitchell is also "walking,...


Joni Mitchell Laughs at Fame in Animated Eighties Interview

May 26, 2015

Joni Mitchell shrugged off the notion of indulging fame in an archival interview that PBS has animated as part of its ongoing Blank on Blank series. The folk singer discussed a wide range of topics in the chat, which music exec Joe Smith conducted in...


Flashback: Wynonna, Bryan Adams Pay Tribute to Joni Mitchell

April 16, 2015

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's influence on popular music has endured for five decades and touched virtually every musical genre in one way or another since her debut as a folk artist in her native Canada. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...


Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

March 31, 2015

UPDATE 2: A rep for Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times that while the singer remains hospitalized as of Wednesday, she is "doing fine."  UPDATE: A note on Mitchell's website confirmed that the singer was found unconscious, but "regained...



Joni Mitchell Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic

November 25, 2014

In April 2012, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to portray folk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell in the big-screen adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carol King...


Joni Mitchell Plots Career-Spanning 'Love Has Many Faces'

October 15, 2014

Joni Mitchell penned countless love songs in a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career that has spanned nearly 50 years, but the Canadian singer/songwriter faced a daunting task when she challenged herself to condense her 17 albums into a single disc of...



Meet the Folk Singer Who Inspired 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

December 2, 2013

People who were close to Dave Van Ronk, the Greenwich Village folk-blues-jazz institution, had a feeling someone might be making a movie inspired by his life. A few years ago, Elijah Wald, who co-wrote Van Ronk's posthumous memoir, The Mayor of MacDougal...


Joni Mitchell Honored in Toronto

June 17, 2013

Joni Mitchell was as colorful, complex and engaging in conversation as she is in her songwriting during a rare 90-minute chat with New York Times chief music critic Jon Pareles as part of Luminato festival's TimesTalks in Toronto last evening. "Music,...


Amnesty International Releasing Human Rights Concerts

October 7, 2013

On November 5th, Amnesty International will release ¡Released!, a special six-disc DVD and two-disc CD box set featuring four shows from their historic Human Rights Concerts series that spanned from 1986-1998. Amnesty International Unveils...



Taylor Swift: Joni Mitchell Biopic 'Not Confirmed'

October 22, 2012

Despite a report in Variety earlier this year that Taylor Swift will star in an upcoming Joni Mitchell biopic, the singer says in an interview with Time that the project remains tentative. "That's actually not confirmed," Swift said. "I wish...


Taylor Swift in Talks to Play Joni Mitchell

April 23, 2012

Taylor Swift is in talks to portray Joni Mitchell in a forthcoming movie, Variety reports. The country pop star is reportedly close to signing on for an adaptation of Sheila Weller's book Girls Like Us, a biography of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon....


Hot Scene: The Return to Laurel Canyon

August 28, 2012

Dive into Laurel Canyon — click above for a tour of the home of Cali rock by the Entrance Band The winding steps that climb from Laurel Canyon Boulevard to Jonathan Wilson's hillside house might as well be a time warp: Walking into the guitarist's...