Two members of rock's tragic so-called "27 Club," Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix complete our first-round bracket for the 100-percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
Jean Marc-Vallee, director of 'Dallas Buyers Club,' has signed on to direct the Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams.
Anyone who heard Janis Joplin's knockout performance on Big Brother and the Holding Company's 1968 album 'Cheap Thrills' knew she wouldn't be sticking around for long.
The Joplin stamp will be followed by those honoring John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Roy Orbison and others.
Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.
"Four gentlemen and one great, great broad ... Big Brother & the Holding Company." Bill Graham utters these words at the very start of the San Francisco band's classic 'Cheap Thrills' album, introducing the band -- not just Janis Joplin and a bunch of guys who wandered onstage to back her up.
The Great White Way will be getting some cheap thrills and a case of dem old kozmic blues this fall.