★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: ALANIS MORISSETTE HAPPY EARTH DAY!   Happy Earth Day! Rocker/Environmentalist Alanis Morissette is profiled in Celebration. After making a huge change in her body weight and overall health by eating plant-based foods, Alanis became a vegan.  She also became a voice for the Environment and has narrated several documentaries supporting the Planet.  She works with Reverb in an effort to minimize waste and over usage while touring. Although many thought her 'angry' in the early stages of her career, Morissette, a practicing Buddhist, hopes she can also be seen as peaceful, spiritual and environmental activist. With a wholesome, non problematic upbringing in Canada, Morissette's first efforts were very 'pop' oriented and she was known as the 'Debbie Gibson of Canada.' Her powerful voice hit the states with the release of Jagged Little Pill, repped by Madonna's Maverick Records which took the CD international.  L.A.'s KROQ radio station is credited with breaking Morissette into the MTV scene by it's non-stop playing of You Oughta...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: DEBBIE HARRY Angela Tremble became 'Deborah Ann Harry' when she was adopted by the Harry family of Hawthorne, NJ at 3 months old. In line with a pretty normal childhood, she sang for her church's choir, graduated from high school and got an Associates degree. She moved to NYC shortly thereafter and worked as a secretary at BBC Radio, a beautician, a waitress at Andy Warhol hangout, Max's Kansas City. She would later become the subject of Warhol's pop art. Her singing career began as a member of a folk rock group, Wind in the Willows, who released one album. Their 2nd album was never released and all material was lost. A few years later, Debbie briefly joined The Stilettos. It was then she met boyfriend and future bandmate, Chris Stein. The name Blondie came from the continuous cat calls she received walking the streets of NY. She and Stein added on Tish & Snooky Bellomo. Their popularity began...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★:  NICKI MINAJ     She knows you're gonna love her or hate her, and she's OK with that.  Nicki Minaj has counted on controversy just as much as any other Rock or Pop Star, making her a great fit on Rock Star Monday.   Born in St James, Trinidad, this Pop Star has traveled far to get in your face as one of the world's most famous rappers and be on one of the biggest music shows in history.  Raised in Jamaica, Queens, NYC, she attended performing arts school as a kid.  Nicki is unafraid of Success, and she has landed herself right in the middle of 'Popdom', on American Idol.  A high achiever who wants to deliver 100% of her game, she says "I came from a very intense living situation, with having a parent on drugs and not having a lot of money. So I always want to talk about the real things. But I think 90 percent of...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: DAVE GROHL   Let me take you back to the late 80s/early 90s and a band called Nirvana, and fast forward to the mid 90s to a band called the Foo Fighters. In between, you'll find Dave Grohl. In his younger years, Grohl was influenced by Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein'. It wasn't until he visited his cousin Tracy in Chicago at age 13 that he went punk. At the age of 15 he became the guitarist for punk band Freak Baby, and never looked back. When the band lost their drummer, Grohl stepped in and taught himself how to play. He drummed with them for a couple of years and at age 17 he auditioned for local DC band, Scream. He lied & said he was 20, got hired and left on tour to Europe, never looking back.   Come As You Are It really wouldn't do you any good to come as somebody else, would it? There may have been a time in...
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★ROCK STAR MONDAY★: CAROLE KING [easyrotator]erc_43_1364234411[/easyrotator] Carole King is one of the greats. She has produced 25 albums, garnered 4 Grammy's, and got into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. As a songwriter, she wrote over 2 dozen hits for various artists with partner, Gerry Goffin. Her best selling ablum is Tapestry , which topped the charts for over 15 weeks. It held the record for 20 years as the record having the most weeks at #1 for a female artist. Whitney Houston broke that record with The Bodyguard soundtrack, and Adele is the current #1 with 21. Carole was one of the most popular women in music in the 70s. Her autobiography, "A Natural Woman: A Memoir", entered the NYT best seller list at #6. A true success with over 118 Billboard top hits that she either wrote or co-wrote, King claims "I'm a songwriter first." She is also an actor and environmental activist. You've Got a Friend Yes, you can count me as...
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