1. Joni Mitchell Speaking & 'Has Made Remarkable Progress,' According to Attorney

    July 07, 2015 9:56 PM EDT Since Joni Mitchell was hospitalized due to a stroke and brain aneurysm in March, there has been widespread concern over the folk singer's health. Now, her attorney has stated in court documents that Mitchell is talking and "is expected to make a full recovery." David Crosby: &…

  2. Joni Mitchell Is 'Speaking Well' and 'Getting Better Each Day,' Conservator Says

    June 28, 2015 3:44 PM EDT Joni Mitchell seems to be on the road to recovery. Mitchell's conservator, Leslie Morris, released a statement through the singer's website on Sunday, June 28, noting that Mitchell's health is improving after having an aneurysm. David Crosby Confirms Joni Mitchell's…

  3. Who's the Ultimate '70s Singer-Songwriter? We Picked -- Now You Decide

    June 22, 2015 4:10 PM EDT James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell -- who do you think defines defines the gentler, shaggier era best? Now we want to know what you think: Who do you think is the ultimate '70s singer-songwriter? Vote now. A version of this story originally appeared in the June 27…

  4. Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie Honored with Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    June 09, 2015 11:31 PM EDT A long day of celebrating the 2015 Laureates for the Polar Music Prize ended a short time ago in Stockholm, with an afternoon ceremony, an evening banquet, an after-party and plenty of love and affection for honorees Emmylou Harris and Dame Evelyn Glennie . The 24th annual Polar Music Prize…

  5. Exclusive: Lizz Wright Returns With 'Freedom & Surrender'

    June 04, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Lizz Wright will make her formal Concord Records debut when Freedom & Surrender is released on Sept. 4. As previously announced, the singer/songwriter’s fifth studio album was produced by Grammy Award winner Larry Klein ( Joni Mitchell , Madeleine Peyroux , Tracy Chapman ). The…

  6. Joni Mitchell's Albums From Highest to Lowest Charting on Billboard 200

    April 09, 2015 4:14 PM EDT " width="510"> As indicated by the outpouring of love and support following Joni Mitchell 's hospitalization in late March , the Canadian artist is one of the most respected voices to come out of the late '60s singer-songwriter boom. While the stature of her…

  7. Joni Mitchell Getting 'Stronger Each Day,' Remains Hospitalized

    April 04, 2015 10:57 AM EDT Canadian folk icon Joni Mitchell is getting "stronger each day" after being rushed to the hospital in late March, according to an update on her official website . What Is Morgellons Disease? A Primer on Joni Mitchell's Rare Condition "Joni remains under observation in the…

  8. Joni Mitchell's Hospitalization: Stars Send Well-Wishes

    April 01, 2015 2:01 AM EDT When news broke late Tuesday (March 31) that Joni Mitchell was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home, her friends and admirers took to Twitter to send well-wishes for a speedy recovery. Joni Mitchell Hospitalized Thankfully, according to Mitchell&…

  9. Joni Mitchell Hospitalized

    March 31, 2015 9:25 PM EDT Joni Mitchell was hospitalized Tuesday, following a 911 call from her home. The singer-songwriter's website, JoniMitchell.com , confirmed the news late Tuesday night. "Joni has been hospitalized," a post on her website read. "We are awaiting official word on her condition…

  10. James Taylor & Paul Simon Play Benefit for Late Jazz Great Michael Brecker

    January 21, 2015 5:24 AM EST James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Taylor, who Brecker's widow said had the flu, performed "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" -- the first song…

  11. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was 1970. Now, in 2014, outrage over police…

  12. Why Joni Mitchell Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic

    November 25, 2014 4:26 PM EST A few years ago, news broke that Taylor Swift was in talks to star as Joni Mitchell in an adaptation of  Girls Like Us , a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon . Now, fans have learned one of the reasons the project has yet to come to fruition. All the…

  13. SiriusXM Will Appeal Last Week's Major Copyright Ruling

    October 02, 2014 10:43 AM EDT SiriusXM has confirmed it will appeal the decision from a U.S. District Court judge in California that determined the service must pay royalties for airing music by "Happy Together" group The Turtles made prior to 1972, when federal copyright law was expanded to include master…

  14. Kelly Rowland, 'Talk A Good Game': Track-By-Track Review

    June 17, 2013 1:20 PM EDT Kelly Rowland finally comes into her own on "Talk A Good Game," her most focused, consistent and honest album to date. Picking up where 2011’s "Here I Am" left off, the singer's new album has an additional layer of honesty and openness courtesy of her most…

  15. Taylor Swift as Joni Mitchell? Singer in 'Girls Like Us' Talks

    April 20, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Taylor Swift could be returning to the big screen as Joni Mitchell . According to Variety , the country star is "circling" the role of the iconic singer-songwriter in the adaptation of "Girls Like Us." The Sheila Weller book traces the lives of musicians Mitchell, Carly…

  16. Donovan Q&A: Catching Up With a Folk Rock Superman

    April 10, 2012 11:15 AM EDT In the three months since Donovan received the news that he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , he has stepped up his activity in front of the film, TV and music industries. He performed at the Sundance Film Festival, made numerous private performances for music supervisors…

  17. Etta James, Soul Icon, Dies at 73

    January 20, 2012 11:40 AM EST Etta James , the singer who turned "At Last" into a multi-generational standard and was an acknowledged influence on singers from Janis Joplin to Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera , is gone not long after her voice was quieted. Honoring Etta James: 7 Versions of 'At Last…

  18. Tori Amos Talks New Album & 'Little Earthquakes' at 20

    September 17, 2011 12:01 PM EDT A classically trained pianist and songwriter, Tori Amos has spent nearly 20 years challenging expectations and the very concept of "mainstream-friendly." As an icon of the '90s alternative boom, she sang openly about religion, rape and the steamy underbelly of femininity,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted, Lady Gaga's Prosthetic VMA Surprise

    August 31, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Madonna's 'Sex' Still Wanted 19 Years Later "Sex," Madonna 's 1992 graphic picture book, is the most sought-after out-of-print book in the United States, according to an annual report…

  20. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 2

    July 09, 2011 10:05 AM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. PEN PALS, READERS…

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