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20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...

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Paul McCartney Reveals Favorite Ringo Starr Songs

December 18, 2014

Before it was announced publicly that Ringo Starr would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Award for Musical Excellence recipient, the former Beatle's onetime bandmate, Paul McCartney, phoned the drummer to...

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Ringo Talks Hall of Fame: ''Finally, the Four of Us Are In'

December 16, 2014

Ringo Starr first learned he was receiving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence when Paul McCartney called him up about two weeks ago. "He said, 'Would you accept the award?'" Starr says. "I said, 'Sure, man.' He...

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Paul McCartney on Lennon's Death: 'It Was Just So Horrific'

December 8, 2014

During a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Paul McCartney recounted how he found out about the death of John Lennon. The Beatle was murdered outside of his New York City apartment 34 years ago today. "I was at home, and I got a phone call,"...

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Watch Prince Crash Jazz Band's Beatles Cover

December 3, 2014

It doesn't matter if Prince is on the bill or in the audience – if the Purple One decides he wants to rip out a guitar solo, you must oblige. The R&B/funk legend was recently in attendance at the W Hollywood Hotel's jazz night and decided...

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Bob Dylan Wanted to Record With the Beatles and Stones

November 7, 2014

Few figures in rock history have a more impressive résumé than Glyn Johns. Throughout the 1960s the producer/engineer worked on albums by the Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed), the Beatles (Let...

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Watch Flaming Lips Play 'Sgt. Pepper's' Tracks on 'Kimmel'

November 1, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel Live threw a Halloween party on Hollywood Boulevard for their October 31st episode as the late night show invited the Flaming Lips and their "fwends" Grace Potter and Morgan Delt to cover a pair of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely...

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Handwritten John Lennon Letter Sells For $28,000 at Auction

October 25, 2014

A letter John Lennon wrote to New York-based television host Joe Franklin sold for more than $28,000 Thursday night at the Boston-based RR Auction. In the letter, written on Apple Records stationary in 1971 right after Yoko Ono released her...

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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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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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'Culture' Tops Merriam-Webster's 2014 'Words of the Year'

December 15, 2014

The word "culture" tops Merriam-Webster’s 2014 Words of the Year list, which was compiled by analyzing the top annual increases on word look-ups on the dictionary publisher’s website. While searches for "culture" previously peaked in the fall,...

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Paul McCartney Sings as Hologram in Eye-Popping New Video

December 8, 2014

Paul McCartney has taken another step into the virtual realm with the jaw-dropping video for "Hope for the Future." The clip features a hologram McCartney floating around the 28th century universe of the video game Destiny, singing...

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Parts of John Lennon's Guitar Could Fetch $63,000 at Auction

November 10, 2014

The pick guard and machine heads from John Lennon's 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri guitar are going to auction in London on November 23rd, and auctioneer Tracks believes the musical miscellany will fetch as much as £40,000 (a little more than US $63,000)....

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Hear Chrissie Hynde's Heartfelt 'Let It Be' Cover

November 3, 2014

Chrissie Hynde's reverent, heartfelt cover of the Beatles' "Let It Be," which will appear on the upcoming, star-studded Paul McCartney tribute comp The Art of McCartney, is now streaming online. The recording finds the Pretenders frontwoman stretching...

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Paul McCartney Shares Songwriting Secrets in College Lecture

October 27, 2014

One day before Paul McCartney played a career-spanning concert in Jacksonville, Florida, the former Beatle made an appearance at Winter Park, Florida's Rollins College for a career-spanning lecture. Two-time U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins led the...

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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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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...

Album Review

The Beatles

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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