August 23, 2003 |
Linda Perry looks every bit the rock star she always wanted to be, wearing leather pants and denim shirt and striking a haughty pose as she lays a guitar arpeggio into a majestic rock arrangement. But Perry isn't playing to a packed arena. Leaning against the soundboard in a Burbank recording studio, she has an audience of half a dozen or so, including the members of Lillix, a Canadian band whose song "Tomorrow" Perry co-wrote and produced last year.
December 17, 1995 |
You came out of nowhere to sell 5 million copies of your first band's debut album and become a colorful presence on the rock scene. You then work for more than two months on the crucial follow-up record. Does it make any sense to suddenly scrap it all, break up the band and go off to make your own record? It does if you're Linda Perry, whose wailing voice powered the San Francisco band 4 Non Blondes into prominence in 1993.
September 8, 1996 |
With her tattoos and exotic jewelry, her raspy, raucous laugh and her admitted taste for the bottle, her salty language and San Francisco address, Linda Perry carries on some of the spirit of Janis Joplin. It's no accident. Perry, 31, adores the late singer and what she represented. "I believe in the rock-star mentality," says Perry, whose first solo album, "In Flight," comes out Tuesday. "Remember a long time ago when rock stars meant something? Like Janis Joplin was a rock star.
July 31, 2005 |
Linda PERRY has another hit on her hands. This time, though, it's not as a writer or producer, the roles she's played on Pink's "Get the Party Started," Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For?" among many others in recent years. Nor is it as a performer, as she was when she led the popular 4 Non Blondes in the '90s. Now it's as a label mogul.
December 9, 1996 |
If Linda Perry were a publicly traded corporation, she would have been forced by now to fire herself as CEO. In market terms, the San Francisco-based singer's stock has turned to junk since she divested herself of her hit band, 4 Non Blondes, and went solo. The lone 4 Non Blondes album, released four years ago, has sold 1.6 million copies in the United States, according to SoundScan. Perry's solo debut, "In Flight," has sold a wing-clipping 11,000 copies since its August release.
April 8, 2013 |
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, wife of Channing Tatum, is baring her baby bump, and the woman makes pregnancy look good . She and Tatum, People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2012, met in 2006. They were struggling actors appearing in the dance flick "Step Up. " Tatum, who started his career as an exotic dancer, went on to step up his own career and happened to get a little beefcake movie called "Magic Mike" made about his life. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom The couple, both 32, got hitched in March 2009 and announced the baby news in December.