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Rocker Shows San Diego 'Fearless Love'

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    Melissa Etheridge gave some San Diegans a sneak peak at her upcoming CD.

    Melissa Etheridge gave some San Diegans a sneak peak at her upcoming CD.

    The rocker performed for about 100 fans at an intimite-invitation only show on Saturday afternoon that was organized by Sophie 103.7 at Anthology, which pulled out the dining tables for a special Sophie's Lounge show. Etheridge said she was impressed.

    "So often these 'radio lounges' are not lounges ... but this is a lounge, and I like that," Etheridge told the crowd.

    Playing just four songs over about 45 minutes, including the title track of her new album, Fearless Love, which is set for release on April 27, the relaxed rocker also took questions from Sophie's Jennifer White.

    Etheridge said her daughter helped title her 10th studio album. She said she told the girl she was thinking of calling it Songs of Fear and Love, but her daughter didn't like that and suggest instead Fearless. A deadpan Etheridge said she pointed out the Taylor Swift has an award-winning record by that name; her daughter countered with Fearless Love. Not bad, Etheridge thought, but she didn't have a song by that name, a problem she cleared up a few days later.

    Fans who may have been disappointed that Etheridge didn't want any photos shot -- Anthology's Paul Parks, fortunately was able to snap away -- were pleased, though that the star more than made up for it after the show, letting fans line up for Etheridge to sign autographs.