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Hear David Gilmour's Tender Cover of Beatles Ballad

August 24, 2015

David Gilmour has shared his tender, sweeping rendition of the Beatles ballad "Here, There and Everywhere." The Revolver cover, which Gilmour recorded with his son Joe, will be released as part of Mojo magazine's David Gilmour &...

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Hear a Remastered Single from an Eighties McCartney Classic

August 24, 2015

Just two years separated Paul McCartney's second and third solo albums, 1980's McCartney II and 1982's Tug of War, but a lot changed for the ex-Beatle during that time. Two months after he reunited with Beatles producer George Martin in October of 1980...

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Beatles' First Recording Contract Going to Auction

August 18, 2015

The Beatles' first record contract, signed in 1961 when the quartet served as Tony Sheridan's backing band "The Beat Brothers" for the single "My Bonnie," will hit the auction block next month. Heritage Auctions in New York will offer up this...

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Keith Richards: The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Was 'Rubbish'

August 5, 2015

Keith Richards remains unimpressed by the record Rolling Stone named the Greatest Album of All Time, the Beatles' 1967 LP Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In a recent interview with Esquire, the Rolling Stones guitarist pitted the album against...

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Flashback: See Ringo Starr Lead All-Star Nashville Jam

July 7, 2015

Before Ringo Starr was one-fourth of the most famous pop group in history, he was Richard Starkey, a sickly child born July 7th, 1940, in Liverpool, England, and raised in and out of hospitals for most of his childhood. A lifelong fan of country music,...

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Vulgar Jim Morrison 'Peanuts' Comic Up for Auction

July 1, 2015

Several pieces of autographed Beatles memorabilia, including a postcard signed by all four members during their stay in Miami Beach while filming an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show, are up for auction via Lelands. The postcard from 1964 is...

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James Taylor Recalls 'Nervous' Beatles Audition for Apple

June 19, 2015

In 1968, James Taylor signed a contract with the Beatles' burgeoning record label, Apple, making his self-titled debut LP the company's first release from a non-British artist. But securing that lucrative deal was intimidating for the then-unknown...

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Watch Man Play Beatles on Guitar During Brain Surgery

June 5, 2015

The Beatles' iconic ballad "Yesterday" is one of most covered songs in music history – but even Paul McCartney would tip his hat to Anthony Kulkamp Dias, the 33-year-old Brazilian bank worker who strummed out the Help! anthem while undergoing a...

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Read Previously Unknown George Harrison Letter From 1966

May 25, 2015

A previously unreleased letter that George Harrison wrote to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May of 1966 reveals that the Beatles seriously contemplated recording at Stax in Memphis with producer Jim Stewart before the plan was derailed by...

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Flashback: Beatles Cover Dylan During 'Let It Be' Sessions

May 5, 2015

If anyone is ever going to compile and release a Let It Be box set, there's going to be an absolutely insane amount of material to work with. Beyond the Let It Be movie that remains stubbornly out of print, there's more than 100 hours of film from...

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Watch Paul McCartney Perform 'Another Girl' for First Time

April 29, 2015

Paul McCartney played Japan's famed Nippon Budokan Tuesday night for the first time since the Beatles performed there in 1966. To celebrate the occasion, McCartney dusted off a Fab Four classic that had never been played live before: Help!'s...

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Why Beatles' Shea Show Was Even Greater Than You Knew

August 14, 2015

Leaving festivals like Woodstock and Monterey aside, there is no more famous gig in rock & roll history than when the Beatles played Shea Stadium, an orange and blue ass pit of a venue in front of 56,000 mostly teenyboppers on August 15th, 1965. It...

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Beatles Hire Comic Book Artist Alex Ross for New Artwork

July 8, 2015

Alex Ross made his name with his painted, nearly photorealist artwork for superhero comic books, most famously Kingdom Come and Marvels. Now he's turning his hand to a different set of visual icons. Rolling Stone can exclusively reveal Ross's series...

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Paul McCartney Talks Nixed 'McCartney/Lennon' Credit

July 5, 2015

"Lennon/McCartney" is one of music's greatest songwriting credits, a catchall that covered most of the Beatles' tracks and was employed even when John Lennon and Paul McCartney didn't collaborate on a certain song. However, although arranged...

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Watch Billy Corgan Cover Beatles' 'Something' on Piano

June 24, 2015

Billy Corgan treated fans to an intimate cover of the Beatles' "Something" during the VIP Experience at a Smashing Pumpkins show last week in Des Moines, Iowa. The frontman tackled the Abbey Road classic by himself, accompanying his voice with...

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John Lennon's Lost Guitar Resurfacing on Auction Block

June 8, 2015

The guitar John Lennon used to record early Beatles hits like "Love Me Do" is hitting the auction block in November – and the price tag is mind-boggling. The 1962 J-160E Gibson acoustic is estimated to bring between $600,000 and $800,000...

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Julie Harris, Beatles Costume Designer, Dead at 94

June 1, 2015

Julie Harris, a Academy Award-winning costume designer who outfitted the Beatles for both A Hard Day's Night and Help!, passed away Saturday at a London hospital after a brief illness from a chest infection. Harris was 94. In addition to the Fab...

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Watch Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl Perform Beatles Classic

May 24, 2015

Paul McCartney reunited with his "Cut Me Some Slack" pal Dave Grohl Saturday night when the Foo Fighters frontman made a surprise appearance onstage at McCartney's London concert to perform the Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There." While...

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Watch Baltimore's Michael Jackson Protestor Cover Beatles

April 30, 2015

After giving Rolling Stone a glimpse of what it takes to be the "Michael Jackson Protestor," Baltimore's Dimitri Reeves shows off his moves and optimism with a performance of Michael Jackson's cover of the Beatles' classic "Come Together." Atop...

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Paul McCartney Plots More U.S. 'Out There' Tour Dates

April 24, 2015

UPDATE: Paul McCartney has unveiled the first five new Out There tour dates, listed below. Check the singer's official website for more info. Even after nearly 60 years as an active musician, Paul McCartney is still one of the most prolific...

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