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Janis Joplin Biopic Hits Another Hurdle

Producers at LKL Productions and Silver Reel filed a complaint against writer/producer Ron Terry and his affiliated companies on Wednesday (18Mar15), accusing them of breaching their option agreement for Terry's script Get It...

Big Brother & The Holding Company Founder Dead At 73

Sam Andrew, the founding member of Janis Joplin's band Big Brother & The Holding Company, has died.The 73 year old guitarist formed the group in the early 1960s and recruited Janis in 1966. Together they...

Amy Adams To Star In Long-awaited Janis Joplin Biopic With "Dallas Buyers Club" Helmer Possibly Directing

It’s been a long time coming (so long, in fact, that the whole thing became a running joke on the late 30 Rock), but the Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams is finally about to...

Amy Adams' Joplin Biopic To Shoot Next Summer

Actress Amy Adams' long-delayed Janis Joplin biopic is finally set to start shooting in 2015.Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee will take charge of the film, titled Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can, according...

Beyoncé "Honoured & Humbled" By Hall Of Fame Exhibition

Beyoncé's fabulous collection of stage outfits in addition to some of her red carpet looks will be the focus of a new exhibition hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Beyonce's 'Single...

Janis Joplin Honoured With Her Own Stamp

Tragic blues icon Janis Joplin is set to be immortalised on a postage stamp thanks to officials at the U.S. Postal Service.The Piece of My Heart singer is the latest addition to the organisation's Music...

Janis Joplin Musical's Off-broadway Debut Delayed Indefinitely

The off-Broadway debut of the musical based on Janis Joplin's life has been delayed indefinitely.A Night With Janis Joplin, starring Mary Bridget Davies as the iconic singer, impressed critics when it opened on Broadway in...

Kris Kristofferson Honours Janis Joplin At Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Veteran singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson heard Janis Joplin's rendition of his Me & Bobby Mcgee tune for the first time on the day she died 43 years ago.Kristofferson was among the celebrities who paid tribute to...

Janis Joplin To Be Honoured With Posthumous Walk Of Fame Star

Tragic singer Janis Joplin is to be honoured posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Kris Kristofferson and music mogul Clive Davis will join the Me & Bobby MCGee singer's siblings, Michael and...

Janis Joplin Musical Hits Broadway, A Star Is Brought Back To Life? [Pictures]

A Night With Janis Joplin has finally premiered on Broadway after toruing Portland, Washington D.C., Pasadena and Milwaukee, garnering some excitable reviews along the way.Today is the 43rd anniversary of Janis Joplin's death. She would...

Lee Daniels All Set For Janis Joplin Biopic

Moviemaker Lee Daniels will be throwing himself into his Janis Joplin biopic project as soon as he's completed promotional duties for his hit new film The Butler.The project has been bouncing around Hollywood for the...

Janis Joplin Musical Heading To Broadway

A musical about the life of Janis Joplin is heading to Broadway this autumn (13).A Night With Janis Joplin will begin previews at New York's Lyceum Theatre on 20 September (13) after wrapping up a...

'A Night With Janis Joplin': Janis Joplin Brought To Life On Broadway

The prolific 1960s rock n' roll singer might not be around any more to perform but fans of her songs can experience A Night With Janis Joplin: a musical celebration of Joplin and her lasting...

Amy Adams Wants To Break Voice For Janis Joplin Movie

Actress Amy Adams has been shrieking and screaming in a bid to break her voice so she can accurately recreate Janis Joplin's gravelly vocals in an upcoming biopic.The Fighter star has been cast as the...

Justin Bieber 'Getting Better' Listening To Janis Joplin

Justin Bieber is ''getting better'' by listening to Janis Joplin after fainting during his gig at London's The O2 last night (07.03.13). The 19-year-old singer was given first aid and oxygen for 20 minutes last...

Janis Joplin Wanted To Sleep With Clive Davis

Iconic singer/songwriter Janis Joplin offered music mogul Clive Davis a night of passion after signing to Columbia Records in the late 1960s.The label executive spotted the Summertime singer's talent following her 1967 performance at the...

Happy 70th Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Is It Too Late To Become A Hendrix Fan?

Jimi Hendrix, in action, in his heydayHappy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Today, Jimi Hendrix would have been celebrating his 70th birthday, had a tragic turn of events not resulted in his death on September 18, 1970.He...

Lee Daniels Attached To Direct Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Biopic

Director Lee Daniels is in talks to take charge of a new Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams as the tragic 1960s rock and blues legend.City of God filmmaker Fernando Meirelles had initially been tapped...

Chuck Berry Named American Music Master

Chuck Berry will be honoured as an American Music Master by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.The hall inducted Chuck - one of rock music's early pioneers - in 1986, and he will now...

Nina Arianda To Play Janis Joplin In Forthcoming Biopic

Nina Arianda has been confirmed as the actress to play Janis Joplin in a biopic about the late rock singer's life. The 'Venus In Fur' star's publicist confirmed the news on Monday (July 9, 2012)...

Tony Award Winner Nina Arianda Slated To Play Janis Joplin

The long-awaited Janis Joplin biopic is back on with Tony Award-winning actress Nina Arianda slated to play the tragic singer.Pink, Renee Zellweger and Zooey Deschanel have all been linked to a Joplin film in recent...

Lana Del Rey Hates Personal Critics

Lana Del Rey says the hardest part of being a pop star is dealing with people focusing on her image.The 'Blue Jeans' singer gets upset when people write her off as an artist without properly...

Skrillex To Tour Canada By Train

Dance music sensation Skrillex is following in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, The Band and the Grateful Dead by embarking on a whistle-stop tour of Canada by train.The legendary artists teamed up for the famous...

The X Factor USA, Mr Nasty Returns On Rock Night

The X Factor Usa welcomed the return of Simon Cowell's nasty side on Wednesday's rock night show (16 November, 2011), with the music mogul ripping into a number of contestants for their mediocre performances.According to...

Zooey Deschanel's Dreams Of Portraying Janis Dashed

Actress Zooey Deschanel's dreams of playing rock legend Janis Joplin on the big screen have been dashed - the project has been shelved.The Yes Man star, who is tasting U.S. TV success as the leading...

Daisy Lowe Loves Mother's Designs

Daisy Lowe has praised her mother's clothing creations for "flattering the female form".The 22-year-old model - whose mum Pearl Lowe recently designed her seventh collection for British high street chain Peacocks - is thrilled to...

The Beatles Support Music Matters Campaign

The Beatles are supporting the Music Matters campaign to combat illegal downloading. The legendary pop group's estate has approved the use of the band's music in a special animated film which promotes downloading from legal...

Amy Winehouse Believed She Would 'Die Young'

Amy Winehouse predicted she would die at the age of 27. The 'Rehab' singer - who passed away at her home in Camden, north London, on Saturday (23.07.11) - believed she would become one of...

Amy Winehouse Joins The 27 Club

Amy Winehouse has become the latest high profile musician to join the infamous 27club. Winehouse was reportedly found dead at a flat in Camden (London) by police after a call was made to emergency services...

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