In this interview with the singer and her soon-to-be-wife, Linda Wallem, Etheridge looked back at her decision to perform right as she was wrapping up chemotherapy for breast cancer. What did it mean in your life at that time to perform with Joss Stone at the Grammys? And so I realized, okay, I quit the chemo. Then I realized I was going to have like two weeks and a couple days before I actually had to do the performance.
Connect your Spotify account to your Last. Connect to Spotify. A new version of Last. Melissa Lou Etheridge born May 29, is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album was released in and become an underground hit. Later that year, she released what would become her breakthrough album, Yes I Am.
Zevon meticulously planned his farewell after he was diagnosed with an inoperable form of lung cancer in Given just months to live, he gathered his favorite musicians in the studio to record what would be his last songs. Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty were just a few of the artists who contributed to the sessions, which were filmed for a documentary. The resulting album, The Wind , was released on August 26th, , just two weeks before he succumbed to his illness. Her entrance brought the usually staid Grammy audience to rapturous applause.
Melissa Etheridge describes chemotherapy as "hell. She figured this was one awards ceremony she'd have to sit out. But then her chemo treatment for breast cancer came to an end, and when she was invited to sing a tribute to a woman she considers a major influence, Etheridge decided she'd go to the Grammy's, with hair, or without.