Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge excited to see friends in New Zealand

New Zealand rolls out the red carpet for powerhouse musicians Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge next week.

The Project spoke to the stars, who are longtime friends and met during Michael Jackson's 1987 tour, ahead of their New Zealand double headline tour.

Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy winner and has sold over 50 million albums around the world.

Her hits include If It Makes You Happy, The First Cut Is The Deepest, and All I Wanna Do.

Melissa Etheridge is a rock god who also has multiple Grammys and an Oscar, her hits include Come To My Window and Somebody Bring Me Some Water.

The friends joked about teaming up to write songs together and becoming "the female Eagles".

"We have good friends in New Zealand so I'm excited to get over there," Crow said.

Neil Finn is among those friends, who Crowe played one of her very first gigs with on what she says was her favourite ever tour.

The pair discussed their experiences as women in the music industry, and joked that men in the music industry are "angels".

"They always want women to produce themselves, and to be who they are," said Crowe.

"There's so many of us in the music industry," said Etheridge.

Crow and Etheridge are playing shows in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington.

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