Legendary singer and newly-minted social media sensation Dionne Warwick told WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel during an interview this morning that even though she’s now been nominated for potential entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she is offended that thinking to include her took so long. From what I can understand, [the] Rock and Roll Hall of Fame criteria was anyone that’s been in the business more than 25 years…well I’m going into almost my sixtieth year, and that’s just been ignored, which I find really kind of offensive,” Warwick told Berman and Riedel.
The singer has become known to an even-wider audience during the health pandemic through her Tweets. She has connected with many of the younger artists in the music industry today on the platform, and told the show that she’d like to parlay her social media connections with the likes of Taylor Swift and Chance the Rapper to put together a new version of her hit charity single “That’s What Friends Are For” to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research, just as the original version did in 1986.
Warwick also told the show that she and her team have been shopping a TV series about her life. She said that they are speaking to Netflix, Apple, and a couple of other services that have shown interest in the project. Meantime, a biopic of the singer’s life remains in the works. “We have basically cast it, and we are waiting for a studio to say it’s worthy.”
The full interview with Dionne Warwick can be heard below.
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