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Hendryx Stays True to Her Experimental Roots

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Hendryx Stays True to Her Experimental Roots

Hendryx Stays True to Her Experimental Roots

Hendryx Stays True to Her Experimental Roots

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Patti LaBelle, (left), and Nona Hendryx, (right), photographed at the UK Music Hall Of Fame Awards in 2006. Stuart Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Nona Hendryx was part of Patti Labelle's trio, Labelle, when that group had the No. 1 disco hit, "Lady Marmalade."

In the mid-70s, she launched a solo career and made genre-bending music that experimented with soul, funk, punk, and heavy metal.

Hendryx talks about her new rock musical, "Skin Diver," and her three-decade career in edgy art, rock, and soul.