News Ticker: Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Jennifer Hudson, From the Capitol Vaults

August 12th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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  • Janis Joplin has been announced as the subject of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s American Music Masters series in November. Joplin will be the subject of November 14th tribute concert in Cleveland, as well as a a special exhibit at the city’s Rock Hall’s museum and a full-day retrospective at Case Western Reserve University. (Check out photos of Joplin and more ’60s icons shot by RS‘ Baron Wolman.)

  • Neil Young will be honored for his philanthropic work when he is named MusiCares Person of the Year at a gala two days before the 2010 Grammys. The 20th anniversary reception for the group that provides support for musicians in need will be held in Los Angeles on January 29th.
  • Jennifer Hudson gave birth to a baby boy yesterday, Us Weekly reports. David Daniel Otunga Jr. weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces.
  • Capitol will continue bringing back classic albums on 180-gram vinyl as part of their “From the Capitol Vaults” initiative, releasing 11 titles on November 3rd including David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs and Young Americans and the Band’s Cahoots and Stage Fright.

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