September 9, 2005

Etheridge to release Greatest Hits

By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Led by her newly recorded cover of
Tom Petty's "Refugee," Melissa Etheridge will on October 4
release the retrospective "Greatest Hits: The Road Less

The Island collection will also include the new tracks "I
Run for Life," "Christmas in America" and "This Is Not
Goodbye," as well as a cover of Janis Joplin's "Piece of My

"The Road Less Traveled" will be available with a bonus DVD
featuring interviews with Etheridge about her battle with
breast cancer and the inspirations behind such hits as "Come To
My Window," "I Want To Come Over" and "I'm the Only One." Also
included are a handful of music videos and live performances, a
trivia game and song lyrics in the artist's handwriting.

Etheridge is expected to make a street date appearance on
"The Oprah Winfrey Show," as well as visits to "Dateline NBC,"
"Good Morning America" and "The Late Show With David Letterman"
on dates to be announced.

Meanwhile, Etheridge has signed on to host and perform at
Lifetime's annual "WomenRock!" concert, which will be taped
September 29 at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theater. Additional
performers will join the artist for the show, which will debut
October 18.