More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."
Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.
Ron Weisner: "When you're involved in the music world that I've been involved with, I was in the record end of it first and then the management next, then the television live concert world, and each relates to each other in a different way."
"My favorite writers were always real personal writers. I loved Jackson Browne's early stuff and John Lennon's stuff where you thought he was singing about you when he sang "Help," but he was really singing about himself."
Pushing 70, apparently no one has told the perpetually youthful icon what it means to be a senior citizen. More likely, Cher just doesn't care. She's currently on the Dressed to Kill Tour, jokingly described as a "farewell farewell tour."
"It's a double-edged sword being a new artist. You have all the freshness and you can bring something completely unseen to the forefront if you mange to get your stuff out. My suggestion is just to follow your heart and not try to be anybody else."
BayFest 2012 is upon us this weekend! Featuring musical acts of just about every genre imaginable on seven different stages in downtown Mobile from Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 7th, BayFest offers up something for everyone.
In the basement of Casita Del Campo, you'll find The Cavern Club, a haven of some of Los Angeles' most creative, colorful, underground theatre including the musical adaptation of the 1980s cult film The Legend Of Billie Jean.
For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."