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Ashley Monroe Covers Joni Mitchell's Sad Christmas Song 'River' [WATCH]

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Ashley Monroe recently performed an acoustic cover of Joni Mitchell's sad Christmas song of sorts, "River," as part of the A.V. Club's Holiday Undercover series, and she certainly gave the beautifully somber track its justice.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell is Expected to Make Full Recovery After Brain Aneurysm

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Ever since Joni Mitchell met the unfortunate fate of suffering a brain aneurysm, endless comments have been spewed through word of mouth and the Internet-two mediums that are capable of delivering information like a game of telephone. After a friend of Mitchell's, David Crosby, made claims that she was not speaking, the singer's conservator, Leslie Morris, put rumors to rest.READ MORE

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Prepare for 'The Wall' with The Best Pink Floyd Concert Videos; 'Pompeii,' 'Live 8' and More

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Good news for Pink Floyd fans, as it was announced that Roger Waters' The Wall will be broadcast in more than 300 U.S. movie theaters this fall. "The Wall" has been rightly hailed as one of the greatest touring shows in the history of rock music and, even if you weren't able to get out and check out the Floyd bassist play his massive concept album live, you'll get the second best thing by seeing the whole thing live on a big screen with a proper surround-sound system. If you want to get warmed up before the September 29 viewing, check out Pink Floyd live in the form of these five previously released concert videos.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Suffered Brain Aneurysm, According to New Report

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The reason for Joni Mitchell's hospitalization during the last two months has finally been revealed, as Billboard reports that the guitar icon suffered a brain aneurysm. The performer has remained hospitalized at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles for two months as of publication, with varying reports suggesting that she may soon leave the hospital, with others coming across as much more dire.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Discusses Fame in an Animated Interview on PBS' Blank on Blank [WATCH]

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In an archival interview from the eighties, Joni Mitchell nonchalantly discusses her fame, writer's block and her inability to record a "commercial record." The interview has since been turned into one of many PBS digital studios Blank on Blank series.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell May Leave Hospital: 'River' Singer Could Be Out in a Few Days

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Last month, reports stating that songstress Joni Mitchell was in a coma began to surface. A few weeks later, representatives for the singer denied those rumors, saying the singer was awake and able to comprehend what was going on around her. Now, according to an attorney for the "River" singer, it looks like Mitchell will be out of the hospital soon.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Awake and Responsive Despite Coma Rumors

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After being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home on March 31, Joni Mitchell was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center for what was later diagnosed as a debilitating skin condition-her health update has caused quite a stir while some sources explain that Mitchell is in a coma, while other combat the rumors.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Hospitalized: Sara Bareilles, Emma Watson, St. Vincent & More Wish Folk Legend Well

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This morning (April 1), music legend Joni Mitchell was hospitalized after being found unconscious in her Los Angeles home. Best known for her 1971 album Blue and a slew of huge singles, her musical influence is felt from every corner of the industry. Though her camp reports that Mitchell is now conscious, in good spirits and undergoing tests in a Los Angeles hospital, musicians and celebrities flooded to Twitter to wish the "Big Yellow Taxi" singer well.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Undergoing Intensive Care in Los Angeles; No Word on Health Issue Affecting 'River' Icon

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Folk icon Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles and is in intensive care, according to a statement from the performer's team and USA Today.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Explains Why She Doesn't Want Taylor Swift to Play Her in a Biopic

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Bad things sometimes happen to Taylor Swift. Back in November, Joni Mitchell explained that she did not want the young pop star portraying her in a biopic that was also slated to include the stories of Carole King and Carly Simon. Swift had reportedly been signed on to the film, based on the book Girls Like Us, since 2012, but Mitchell didn't see it working with the "Shake It Off" singer. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, the folk legend explained why.READ MORE

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Best Original Holiday Songs That Fit an Artist's Style Perfectly: Mariah Carey, Joni Mitchell, Queen and More [LISTEN]

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I wonder if when Irving Berlin finished writing "White Christmas" he knew he had created a timeless classic. Holiday music has become its own little business, with artists often taking time out of their recording schedule to put together an album of covers and originals. It has become a bloated industry — every pop star and washed-up rock band has a holiday record. Sometimes they are really just mailing it in for a payday. Other times, though, they create something special. Mariah Carey, Tom Petty and Queen all have original Christmas tunes that fit right into their musical styles. You have to give props to those artists who dare to pen a Christmas tune. It is easy to just put a signature spin on something like "Blue Christmas" or "The Christmas Song." Those are already accepted by throngs of holiday shoppers who hear them every year. But what about Billy Squier thumping on "Christmas Is the Time to Say 'I Love You'"? Or Joni Mitchell's heartbreaking anthem "River"? You certainly hear those ones less than Frank Sinatra singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" while you are driving to work in December. These tunes are significantly younger than most holiday standards, so perhaps one day they will be thought of as classics. Until then, we will just call them good songs.READ MORE

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Idina Menzel Performs Joni Mitchell's 'River' on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' [WATCH]

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Idina Menzel put out a Christmas album titled "Holiday Wishes" in October. The singer takes on the usual standards like "White Christmas," "Silent Night" and "Baby It's Cold Outside," but her shining moment comes closer to the end of the album. Menzel decided to include a breathtaking version of Joni Mitchell's Christmas-themed classic "River." Her performance of the tune on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" blew viewers away. Yes, we know you can sing, Idina. We have all heard "Let It Go" a million times, but this performance is devastatingly beautiful. Menzel lends her Broadway pipes and pop sensibilities to Mitchell's tune and lets the songwriter's words do the rest. "I wish I had a river so long / I would teach my feet to fly / Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on / I made my baby say goodbye," she sings in the video below. Check it out. "River" is off Mitchell's 1971 release "Blue." It is regarded as one of the folk artist's best pieces.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Halts Biopic About Her Career Starring Taylor Swift

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If you were looking forward to that Joni Mitchell/Carole King/Carly Simon biopic "Girls Like Us," then today, Nov. 25, you are out of luck. In an interview with "The Sunday Times," via "NME," Joni Mitchell revealed that she has pulled the plug on the project, citing the casting of Taylor Swift as one of the primary reasons. "I squelched that!" Mitchell admitted. "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes." "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books," Mitchell went on to say, "assumptions, assumptions, assumptions." The now-halted film was based on the book "Girls Like Us" by Sheila Weller, which followed the rise of Mitchell and her singer-songwriter contemporaries Carly Simon and Carole King during the 1970s. Swift was cast as Mitchell back in 2012, with "Mad Men's" Jessica Pare cast as Simon and "The Newsroom's" Alison Pill cast as King.READ MORE

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Joni Mitchell Announces Box Set 'Love Has Many Faces,' Includes 53 Remastered Songs

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Though legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has retired from music, with her last album "Shine" released in 2007, Consequence of Sound reports she has announced the release of a career-spanning box set titled "Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced." The box set collects 53 remastered tracks over four discs, personally chosen by Mitchell, and is set for release Nov. 17.READ MORE

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7 Incredible Guitarists Who Are Also Great Singers: Prince, Joni Mitchell, And More

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When you read a list of the greatest guitarists of all time, it typically includes names like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jack White, people who can sing but aren't usually renowned for their singing voices. However, these seven musicians have mastered both singing and guitar playing, when just one of those would have served them well enough. Here are seven incredible guitarists are also great singers.READ MORE

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