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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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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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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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'The Beatles in Mono' to Get Vinyl Release

June 16, 2014

Five years to the day after the release of The Beatles in Mono, a box set of the group's monaurally mixed catalog through 1968, the band is issuing a vinyl version of the box set. Although the quartet put out stereo versions of their albums concurrent...

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Miley Cyrus Covers the Smiths in Belfast

May 20, 2014

Miley Cyrus has added a true tear-jerker to her growing repertoire of covers, breaking out her best Morrissey warble for a version of the Smiths' classic, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," at her recent show in Belfast, Ireland. The performance...

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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover Beatles at Billboard Awards

May 18, 2014

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd joined Miley Cyrus onstage from Manchester, England to perform the Beatles' 1967 classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" at the Billboard Music Awards.  Gallery: The Evolution of Miley Cyrus Coyne,...

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Watch James Hetfield Play the Beatles

May 16, 2014

"You guys like the Beatles?" Metallica frontman James Hetfield asked the audience at a benefit called Acoustic-4-a-Cure. After hearing the crowd's cheers, he deadpanned, "Uh, I've heard of them. This is a beautiful song." Then, in a rare solo appearance...

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6 Best Out-of-Print Beatles Releases

May 9, 2014

While Beatlemaniacs track the release of early outtakes and wonder if the 14-minute experimental cut "Carnival of Light" will ever see the light of day, some of us would be satisfied with the Beatles simply reissuing material that was once widely available....

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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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'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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McCartney Hospitalized, Full Recovery Expected

May 22, 2014

Paul McCartney has been hospitalized for the virus that caused him to cancel a string of Japanese dates and one in South Korea earlier this week. A rep for the former Beatle says the treatment he received at a Tokyo hospital was successful. "He will make...

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McCartney Cancels Japanese Tour Due to Illness

May 20, 2014

UPDATE: McCartney has been forced to cancel next week's show in South Korea due to his illness. "I was really looking forward to visiting and playing in South Korea for the first time and I'm sorry to be letting fans down," McCartney said in a statement. Paul...

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Paul McCartney Cancels More Shows Due to Virus

May 17, 2014

UPDATE (5/18): Paul McCartney has postponed two additional shows, moving back concerts set for May 18th and 19th. "Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight," he said in a new statement on his website. "I was really hoping that I'd be feeling...

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Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Peppers' Tribute Album Out this Fall

May 15, 2014

The Flaming Lips' track-for-track tribute to the Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, aptly titled With a Little Help From My Fwends, will see release on October 28th via Warner Bros. Go Inside the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus'...

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Beatles Guitar Headed to Auction

May 9, 2014

UPDATE: Harrison's guitar sold for $657,000 at auction Saturday night to an anonymous bidder. An electric guitar owned and played in the studio by George Harrison is headed to auction. The Beatle's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 will be up for grabs on May 17th...

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