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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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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,...


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'...


'A Hard Day's Night' Headed Back to Theaters

April 29, 2014

The Beatles' silver-screen debut A Hard Day's Night will return to theaters this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of its premiere at London's Pavilion Theatre. Janus Films has digitally restored the movie's picture and hired Giles Martin – son...


Paul McCartney Stops Cape Auction

March 21, 2014

Lawyers for Paul McCartney have stopped the auctioning of clothing and a lyric sketch that were due to hit the block this week. The family of the Beatle's now-deceased housekeeper and nanny, Rose Martin, had put up the items – a cape and a suit...


'Yellow Submarine' Animator to Appear at SXSW

February 28, 2014

To celebrate 50 years of Beatlemania, Ron Campbell – who directed the Saturday morning Sixties cartoon The Beatles and animated the band's 1968 film, Yellow Submarine – will appear at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Readers'...


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...


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...


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...


'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...


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...


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...


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...


John Lennon Drawings and Manuscripts Going Up for Auction

March 24, 2014

A huge trove of John Lennon's writings and drawings is coming up for auction in New York City this summer, offering a renewed look at the former Beatle's lesser known comic literary side. According to Sotheby's, the 89-lot collection titled "You...


Own the Beatles' 'Help!' Piano

March 5, 2014

Wealthy Beatles collectors who must own everything the band wore, played and looked at in their 1965 film Help! now have one more relic to covet: the piano John Lennon and Paul McCartney played while filming the movie is going up for auction. The songwriting...