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See the Beatles, Bob Dylan Beatbox in Stunning Video

October 21, 2014

In Roy Kafri's innovative music video for "Mayokero," we discover what your album covers do when nobody's looking: They form an all-star beatboxing posse. The video seamlessly animates classic covers like the Beatles' Revolver, David Bowie's Aladdin Sane...

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Hear the Flaming Lips' Trippy 'Sgt. Pepper's' Tribute LP

October 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips will release their all-star Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute, With a Little Help From My Fwends, on October 28th – but chapped Lips fans can stream the fearlessly freaky LP one week early at...

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Watch Smokey Robinson Dissect the Beatles' Motown Connection

October 10, 2014

Today, the 1983 Motown 25 concert, broadcast in prime time on NBC, is best remembered for Michael Jackson's moonwalk. The show, however, involved much more: Host Richard Pryor introduced label legends like Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Four...

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The Beatles 'The Beatles' Reissue Review

October 7, 2014

Recorded and released as they began to fall apart, this 1968 double LP is the longest and most eclectic album John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr ever made. It is still capable of great surprise, even discovery, in the right circumstance....

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Beatles Fest Selling Chunk of 'Sullivan' Stage Backdrop

September 24, 2014

A half-million dollars can't buy you love, but it can buy you an autographed chunk of the Ed Sullivan Show stage backdrop displayed during the Beatles' American live debut on February 9th, 1964. That iconic item will be for sale at The...

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Sculptor Creates 'Eleanor Rigby' Out of Old Bank Notes

September 21, 2014

An artist in Liverpool has created a statue inspired by the title character in the Beatles' 1966 song "Eleanor Rigby," crafted of £1 million pounds in old bank notes. As the Liverpool Echo reports, the sculpture has gone up on display...

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George Harrison Apple-Era Box Set Due this Fall

September 2, 2014

George Harrison's first six studio albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on the Beatles' Apple label, will be available as newly remastered individual releases and as part of a box set this fall. The eight-disc box, The Apple Years 1968-75, complements...

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Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus Honor the Beatles

August 22, 2014

Fifty years ago this month, the Beatles met Bob Dylan, tried marijuana for the first time and launched a sold-out tour of the United States. The summer tour took them to 23 different cities, including Los Angeles, where the band played the Hollywood...

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Tom Petty: Rolling Stones Were 'My Punk Music'

July 17, 2014

Tom Petty called the Rolling Stones "my punk music" during an interview with CBC, crediting the British rockers with convincing him — and thousands of other aspiring American musicians at the time — that they could make rock and roll music....

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Ron Howard to Direct New Beatles Doc Focusing on Band's Early Years

July 16, 2014

When Ron Howard was 9 years old, he was already a national television star on The Andy Griffith Show – and there was only one thing he wanted for his next birthday. "The gift that I was begging for was a Beatle wig," he tells Rolling Stone with...

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See Paul McCartney Jam With Johnny Depp

July 7, 2014

"Early Days" is one of the highlights of Paul McCartney's most recent album, 2013's New, but its music video — which you can watch exclusively here — might never have happened if it was left up to McCartney. "When I've got a song, I don't...

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John Lennon's 'Paperback Writer' Guitar Going to Auction

October 7, 2014

John Lennon's Gretsch 6120 guitar, the instrument the rock legend used when recording the Beatles' 1966 classic "Paperback Writer," will hit the auction block next month. TracksAuction, which will conduct the sale of the Grestch, calls it "the most significant...

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The Many Solo Moods of George Harrison

September 26, 2014

"It's a great forest to explore," Dhani Harrison says of The Apple Years 1968-75, the first boxed reissue – seven CDs with bonus tracks and a DVD – of the early solo work of his father, Beatles guitarist George Harrison. "People will...

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Watch Paul Simon Perform the Beatles' 'Here Comes the Sun'

September 24, 2014

Paul Simon delivered an intimate version of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" on Tuesday night as part of Conan's "George Harrison Week." Simon stripped the song down to its bare essentials, playing with the melody and cadence over...

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Bob Dylan, Kiss and More Cover Paul McCartney

September 9, 2014

Half a century ago, Paul McCartney established himself as one of the most influential songwriters ever. Now the former Beatle is getting his due in a big way, with the compilation The Art of Paul McCartney featuring covers of songs by McCartney during...

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How the Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' Made History

August 28, 2014

On June 1st, 1967, the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, boosting the sales of vintage military uniforms and further cementing their status as the biggest rock group in the world. Two weeks later, they started work on their...

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Paul McCartney Autographed Guitar Up for Auction

August 13, 2014

A Martin D-28 left-handed guitar signed by Paul McCartney is up for auction, with proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy's African Elephant Initiative. Bidding began on Wednesday on eBay with a starting price of $10,000. Along...

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Ringo Starr Taps Friends for Drum Video

July 8, 2014

Ringo Starr hops behind the kit in a new star-studded commercial for John Varvatos' fall/winter line and the Beatles drummer's Peace and Love Fund. In the clip, Starr recalls the origins of his love affair with the drums, tapping a handful of friends,...

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Paul McCartney Bounces Back in Albany

July 6, 2014

A few minutes into his set at Albany's Times Union Center last night, Paul McCartney took a moment to size up the sold-out crowd. "Good evening, Albany," he said with a big grin. "I've a feeling we're going to have a little bit of fun tonight." Behind...

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