Revisiting Beatles' Wonderfully Wacky Cartoon Series

September 25, 2015

Even Beatles completists sometimes have a blind spot when it comes to the band's eponymous cartoon, which ran on ABC for four years — starting exactly 50 years ago, on September 25th, 1965. If you like your Beatles animated, chances are your...


Paul on Drums, George on Bass: 10 Beatles Instrument Swaps

September 15, 2015

With every single LP, the Beatles shed some creative skin. Decades later, it's still difficult to process their two-year leap from Revolver to Sgt. Pepper's to the White Album. The members also continuously expanded their...


Dozens of Beatles Videos to Accompany '1' Reissues

September 15, 2015

A new version of the Beatles' 1 compilation will update the 2000 release to include music videos and the group's "mini movies" from throughout its career on DVD or Blu-ray. The updated edition will be available in two configurations: The Beatles' 1, with...


Beatles' 1962 Contract With Brian Epstein Going to Auction

September 5, 2015

The 1962 contract that officially bound the Beatles and manager Brian Epstein will go to auction in September as part of a Sotheby's exhibition that's heavy on items from the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Cream. The October 1st, 1962 managerial...


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 &...


Beatles' First Recording Contract Going to Auction

August 18, 2015

UPDATE: The Beatles' "My Bonnie" contract, signed when the band – with then-drummer Pete Best – were referred to as "the Beat Brothers," sold at auction September 19th for $93,750, The Associated Press reports, well under its...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Ringo Starr Asks McCartney, Yoko to Dig Out Beatles Photos

September 9, 2015

Ringo Starr recently unearthed over 250 intimate Beatles images for a book, Photograph, out September 21st. Now, the iconic drummer is asking Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison to explore their personal photo archives for a potential follow-up...


The Real 'Dear Prudence' on Meeting Beatles in India

September 4, 2015

In January of 1968, a then-20-year-old Prudence Farrow finally fulfilled a dream of hers that had been in the making for two years: to study meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India. Accompanied by her sister, actress Mia, Farrow was...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...