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Eddie Vedder Plays 'Imagine' at Concert, Reinforces Anti-War Stance

July 21, 2014

Over the past week, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has made a number of comments speaking out against war and has dismissed speculation that they were directed at Israel. Most recently, at his July 18th solo show in Meco, Portugal, the singer addressed...

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'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Film's Restoration

July 3, 2014

"If you listen closely...there, right there. Did you hear that?" Ryan Hullings moves his mouse back to the play button and clicks, and the single most recognizable opening chord ever — a modified F chord, played against a Gsus4 and a D bass note...

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Watch John Lennon and Yoko Ono Talk Love

April 22, 2014

"When I was singing about 'all you need is love,' I was singing about something I hadn't experienced," John Lennon said in a revealing interview animated by PBS' Blank on Blank series. "I'd experienced love for people in gusts, and love for things,...

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Kurt Cobain, John Lennon in Dutch Beer Ad

March 25, 2014

Dutch brewing company Bavaria has an egregious new ad out for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler, that'll leave you more dumbfounded than a bunch of Clydesdales debating those twins. The spot posits the idea that Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur,...

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John Lennon's 'Pee Letter' Up for Auction

March 20, 2014

A letter that John Lennon wrote to producer Phil Spector blaming Who drummer Keith Moon and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson for urinating on a recording console in the Seventies is going up for auction, via auctioneer Cooper Owen. Dubbed by Lennon "A...

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Lennon, Hendrix Stamps Planned

February 21, 2014

Philatelists rejoice: The U.S. Postal Service will unravel several lines of celebrity-adorned stamps over the next two years, with subjects ranging from Apple founder Steve Jobs to gay rights activist Harvey Milk. It will also be offering numerous music-related...

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Beatles' Autographed Wall from 'Ed Sullivan Show' Headed to Auction

February 6, 2014

A chunk of backdrop wall from the Ed Sullivan Theater signed by the Beatles during their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show will go to auction in New York City this April, the Associated Press reports. Autographed, from top to bottom, by Ringo Starr,...

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How the Beatles Took America: Inside the New Issue

January 1, 2014

Fifty years ago, the Beatles landed in the U.S., generating the biggest explosion rock & roll has ever seen. In the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday, January 3rd), contributing editor Mikal Gilmore examines just how the Fab Four arrived in...

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John Lennon Manuscripts Sell for $2.9 Million at Auction

June 4, 2014

UPDATE: More than 100 John Lennon manuscripts sold for a collective $2.9 million, more than double the pre-sale estimate, at Sotheby's, according to New York Times. John Lennon's original poetry and drawings for his mid-Sixties books In His Own Write...

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Dentist Wants to Clone John Lennon, Raise as Son

April 10, 2014

Canadian dentist Dr. Michael Zuk has previously said that he wants to clone John Lennon from a molar he bought at auction by figuring out how to "fully sequence" Lennon's DNA. Now he claims he has a plan on how to rear the bogus Beatle, according to NME. The...

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John Lennon Drawings and Manuscripts Going Up for Auction

March 24, 2014

A huge trove of John Lennon's writings and drawings is coming up for auction in New York City this summer, offering a renewed look at the former Beatle's lesser known comic literary side. According to Sotheby's, the 89-lot collection titled "You...

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How Jimi Hendrix Got His Own Postage Stamp

March 14, 2014

The pastel, psychedelic portrayal of Jimi Hendrix in his military jacket and scarf that graces the latest installment of the United States Postal Service's Music Icons series of Forever stamps has long been in the making. The guitar idol's sister, Janie,...

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Hear Unearthed John Lennon Interviews

February 7, 2014

In 1968, Maurice Hindle, a college student at Keele University in England, wrote a letter to a Beatles fanzine requesting an interview with John Lennon. Remarkably, Hindle's letter was answered by Lennon himself, who invited the student and others to...

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Hear Beck's Touching John Lennon Cover

January 2, 2014

Beck is ready to celebrate romance with his charming new cover of John Lennon's "Love," which will appear on Starbucks' Sweetheart 2014 compilation (out February 4th). The record will also feature music from Vampire Weekend, The Head and the Heart, Fiona...

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Flaming Lips Cover 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds'

December 30, 2013

It's a match made in psych-rock heaven: The Flaming Lips have shared a trippy interpretation of the Beatles' classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." Lips frontman Wayne Coyne posted the six-minute cover yesterday on his Instagram account; the track was...

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Yoko Ono Recalls Own Struggles With Hunger in Japan

December 5, 2013

Yoko Ono has granted the use of her late husband John Lennon's song "Imagine" to WhyHunger's "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign. At an event for the campaign in Tokyo, she also recalled her own struggles with hunger as a child growing up amidst the...

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Grammys to Salute the Beatles With Two-Hour Special in February

November 14, 2013

The Grammy Awards will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with a two-hour special that will air on CBS. The program, titled The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, will...

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Beatles Surprise With Rare 'Bootleg' Release

December 17, 2013

As of this morning, The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 became available for $40 via iTunes. Many have speculated the rare material appeared simply so the band can re-establish copyrights for its recordings – European Union copyright...

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