Melissa Etheridge on Why Rock is “The Last Male Bastion”

She also talks about coming out and releasing four albums in five years

Kyle Meredith with Melissa Etheridge

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On the latest Kyle Meredith With…Melissa Etheridge talks about the legacy of Yes I Am, her groundbreaking album released 25 years ago, and what we can expect from her next album, which will be out early next year. The legendary singer-songwriter also discusses what went into making the songs on Yes I Am, what we might find on the upcoming reissue, why she views the idea of coming out as both a burden and a blessing, and her ensuing frustrations with the Grammys and rock ‘n’ roll.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.

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