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Inside MusiCares Person of the Year Gala Honoring Joni Mitchell: ‘You Are Immortal’

A silence fell over a hushed crowd at the MGM Grand’s Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas as Billy Porter took on “Both Sides Now.” Originally released 53 years ago and first recorded by the singer Judy Collins, the monumental song with its ruminative lyrics and unforgettable melody, is perhaps one of Joni Mitchell’s most well known. […]

Longtime E Street Band Member Nils Lofgren Pulls Music From Spotify, Encourages All Musicians to “Cut Ties” With Service

Nils Lofgren, a longtime guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has announced that he’s pulling his music from Spotify. He follows Neil Young — who announced Wednesday that he would remove his catalog in protest of COVID-19 misinformation being spread on Joe Rogan’s podcast — and Joni Mitchell, who followed in solidarity soon after. […]

Joni Mitchell Says She Will Remove Music From Spotify: “I Stand In Solidarity With Neil Young”

Joni Mitchell said she will remove her music catalogue from Spotify in solidarity with Neil Young, according to a message posted to her official website on Friday evening. “I’ve decided to remove all my music from Spotify. Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives. I stand in solidarity with Neil Young […]

Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler Feted at Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala Sunday night and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence were presented to Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz […]

“I Discovered This Song in This Whole Other Way”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘CODA’ Creators About Joni Mitchell and More

When deciding what song would complement the climactic moment in her film CODA, director Sian Heder was unsure if her her production should tackle a Joni Mitchell classic. “I was like, ‘God can we take on that song? I don’t know,'” said the filmmaker during a Q&A that followed a THR Presents screening of the […]