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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Drummer Kenny Aronoff on playing with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Drummer Kenny Aronoff is probably best known for his work with John Mellencamp. But it was a triple-play of opportunities to jam with Ringo Starr that meant the most to Aronoff as he got the chance to play alongside Starr at the David Lynch tribute, the Grammy Awards and then with both Ringo and Paul on the Grammy salute.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl expecting a third little Foo Fighter

He is just getting over sharing the stage with his musical heroes Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. But things just keep getting better for Dave Grohl as it has emerged his wife Jordyn Blum is pregnant with their third child. And it means the Foo Fighters star will be even more outnumbered at home, for his other half is having yet another daughter.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren on his new foundation and the Beatles' influence

Rock legend and renaissance man Todd Rundgren recently received the highly regarded Les Paul award at the NAMM convention in Southern California. In addition to his vaunted solo career, Rundgren is also part of the traveling musical caravan known as Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. This August he will host another one of his popular summer retreats.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, February 10, 2014
Dave Grohl plays quintessential Beatles rocker on TV tribute

As part of Dave Grohl's never-ending Beatles love fest, the Foo Fighters frontman played the Yellow Submarine track "Hey Bulldog" during last night's TV tribute to the band. Grohl sang and played guitar alongside Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne. Grohl also played drums with Joe Walsh and Gary Clark, Jr. on While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Video: Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles at Madison Square Garden

The Arctic Monkeys joined in the Beatles celebrations last night, kicking off their encore with a cover of All My Loving. "We thought, seeing as we're in New York, as they were all those years ago, that we'd play a little Beatles song for you tonight," Alex Turner told the crowd at their first ever headlining gig at Madison Square Garden.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, February 7, 2014
Video: Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon perform Beatles song on Letterman

The Flaming Lips, with a little help from their friend Sean Lennon, covered the Sixties' most popular psychedelic song, "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," as part of The Late Show With David Letterman's Beatles Week last night. Lennon wore the same hat and beard his dad wore on the album sleeve for Hey Jude.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Video: Sting covers The Beatles on Letterman

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, The Late Show With David Letterman on CBS TV is scheduling musicians to perform Beatles songs all week. Last night, Sting stopped by to play Drive My Car. Tonight, the Flaming Lips will perform Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds with Sean Lennon.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
How Paul McCartney ended up in a Nirvana reunion

If it hadn't been for Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney might never have won a Grammy with the surviving members of Nirvana. "Because he'd just given me this little cigar box guitar, which I was wildly excited about, so I took it along to the studio," Paul said backstage at the Grammys. "It was magic for me, playing with these guys."

Source: Forbes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Beatles producer and engineer special guest at Abbey Road Studios

Beatles producer and engineer Ken Scott will feature in the new series of public events at Abbey Road Studios, starting in April. The returning lecture event series, The Sound of Abbey Road Studios, will explore the revolution of recording techniques and equipment, as well as informative and entertaining stories and demonstrations.

Source: Music Week
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Harry Nilsson
Indie CD tribute to Harry Nilsson coming in February

"This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume One)," a new 20-track collection that celebrates the artistry and songs of singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, who was also a close friend of John Lennon and Ringo Starr, is to be released Feb. 4 on limited edition yellow vinyl, CD and digital formats. The album has been endorsed by Nilsson's son, Zak.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Bob Dylan 30th anniversary concert being reissued

22 years ago, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock, including Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and George Harrison. On March 4, a deluxe version of the concert will hit shelves on CD and DVD/Blu Ray.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, January 17, 2014

The Rolling Stones release debut EP 50 years ago

As the Beatles were getting set to conquer America, possibly their most serious competition was just getting started. On Jan. 17. 1964, the Rolling Stones released their self-titled debut EP. They had already released a couple of singles, their record label, Decca Records, still unsure of their potential, wouldn't commit to a full album, only an EP.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
JetBeats take listeners back to primal 50s rock 'n' roll

Picture the Cavern Club of the early Beatles in Liverpool, the skinny ties, the leather jackets, the punk-styled, raucous rock energy. The JetBeats play British Invasion gems and '50s classics by Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Little Richard, a lot of covers that the Beatles used to cover back in the early days.

Source: Holland Sentinel, MI
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Harry Nilsson's 13 works of genius on film

The life of Harry Nilsson is one of rock's tallest tales. In the late sixties he became America's one-man answer to the Beatles, before spiralling out of control and eventually squandering his talent with the help of his similarly self-hating booze buddy, John Lennon. But he never played live and was hardly ever in the media, his music had to speak for itself.

Source: Mojo Magazine
Friday, January 10, 2014
Tommy Roe recreating iconic Beatles concert for 50th anniversary

Pop veteran Tommy Roe opened for the Beatles at their iconic Washington Coliseum show in Washington, D.C. on February 11, 1964, two days after their U.S. performing debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Now Roe has signed up to take part in a re-enactment of the landmark gig to celebrate the historic occasion next month.

Source: Hollywood.com
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Paul McCartney remembers Phil Everly

Today on his official website, Paul McCartney issued a statement remembering Phil Everly. He said, "Phil Everly was one of my great heroes. With his brother Don, they were one of the major influences on The Beatles. When John and I first started to write songs, I was Phil and he was Don."

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Elvis Presley
What really happened when the Beatles met Elvis

The Beatles and Elvis Presley met each other face to face for the one and only time. Since no one thought to take pictures or video, eyewitness accounts, even those of the Beatles, don't agree on what happened. But now, one of Elvis' right-hand men, Joe Esposito, sets the record straight in the new documentary "One Day Two Legends."

Source: Elvis Presley Examiner
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Toto's Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

Beatles nut Steve Lukather has already performed with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and, most recently, Ringo Starr, and later this month he will appear with Starr again as part of the 56th annual Grammy Awards. He'll also be onstage the next evening on a special salute to the Beatles 50th anniversary of their arrival in the U.S.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Video: The Everly Brothers cover The Beatles, insanely

The Everly Brothers Show performed live in 1970 for an album of Everly Brothers covers. At first glance, the album appears to be little more than your standard live ragbag of '50s Everly classics and rock'n'roll oldies, but it also contains a stunning twenty minute medley that includes The Beatles' The End from Abbey Road.

Related Articles  Source: Mojo Magazine
Monday, January 6, 2014
Trivia: The Everly Bros. as Marines in San Diego

Few over the weekend for Phil Everly mentioned that Phil and Don Everly spent six months in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 1961 and 1962, or that the brothers did their basic training at Camp Pendleton, and when the brothers performed on Ed Sullivan in 1962, they proudly wore their Marine dress uniforms.

Related Articles  Source: UT San Diego
Eurythmics reuniting for Beatles salute

The Eurythmics are reuniting to pay tribute to the Beatles. The Recording Academy announced toay that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles," to be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, a day after the Grammy Awards.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Tributes pour in

Tributes have poured in today for US musician Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, including US guitarist and friend Duane Eddy, Queen guitarist Brian May, lyricist Sir Tim Rice, English guitarist Albert Lee, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and singer Nancy Sinatra.

Related Articles  Source: The London Evening Standard
Phil Everly, half of pioneering rock'n'roll duo

From 1957 the voices of the Everly Brothers heralded the birth of rock'n'roll in America with songs such as Wake Up Little Susie and Bye Bye Love. On Saturday, musicians and fans across the world reacted with sadness and nostalgia to Phil Everly in Burbank, CA, as they remembered a lost era and a lost sound.

Related Articles  Source: The Guardian, UK

George Martin
Top 10 George Martin non-Beatles records

George Martin's exalted stature as history's best-known record producer may have chiefly been established by virtue of his association with the Beatles. But, this is a list of the Top 10 George Martin Non-Beatles Records to remind music fans of the many other legendary artists and classic records Sir George had a hand in shaping over the years.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, January 3, 2014

Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd muse or Magical Mystery woman?

Pattie Boyd shot to international fame when she married the "quiet" Beatle George Harrison in the 1960s. Many fans were astonished that Pattie filed for divorce from her famous husband 11 years later, but more headlines were soon to follow, her second husband was the singer/musician Eric Clapton who was also a close friend of Harrison.

Source: Fans Share
Monday, December 16, 2013
Paul McCartney among highest grossing tours of 2013

Veterans Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen have all enjoyed some of the highest grossing tours of 2013, reports Billboard. Paul McCartney collected the 16th biggest total gross of the year, with $69,584,403 coming in from 21 shows. Bon Jovi have the biggest tour of 2013, making $205,158,370 from 90 live gigs.

Source: Live 4 Ever, UK
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Badfinger legend Joey Molland releases highly anticipated new solo album

Much to the excitement of fans worldwide, Joey Molland, best known for his work with the now legendary English band Badfinger, released his highly anticipated 4th solo album "Return To Memphis on December 2. The new CD features 10 new Molland compositions recorded at the world famous Royal Studios in Memphis.

Source: Beatles News
Foo Fighters cover The Beatles at massive comeback gig

Foo Fighters made their official live return in Mexico Wednesday night, performing a huge open air concert during which they covered The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. They performed hits from across their career at the 55,000-capacity Foro Sol stadium, with The National providing support on the night.

Source: NME, UK
Friday, December 13, 2013
Grammys to honor rock photgrapher Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall, the photographer who captured some of the most famous moments in rock 'n' roll, will honored with the Grammy trustees award. Some of his best-known shots include Johnny Cash raising his middle finger at San Quentin in 1969 and the Beatles walking across the field to their final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966.

Source: SFGate
Monday, December 9, 2013
Dylan's Newport Folk Festival guitar sells for nearly $1 million

Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history. On Friday, the Fender Stratocaster that Dylan plugged in at the festival sold for nearly $1 million, the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. Christie's had expected it to go for $300,000 to $500,000.

Source: Duluth News Tribune
Monday, October 28, 2013
Lon Van Eaton opens new recording studio in Pennsylvania

Writer, producer, recording artist Lon Van Eaton, best remembered for his album Brother, with his brother Derrek on the Apple label, has relocated to New Hope, PA., where he has created Holicong Studio Blue Door, with classes that give students with or without musical skills the opportunity to "make a record".

Source: Philadelphia News
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Rock pioneer and human rights supporter Lou Reed passes away

Songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and punk-poet Lou Reed died on Sunday at 71. Reed is most recently featured on a new 6-disc DVD box-set for Amnesty International that features him prominently performing alongside Sting, Bono, Bryan Adams, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Donovan
Video: How Donovan taught The Beatles to play guitar

Donovan gave a lecture at Trinity College in Dublin and talked about how, on their trip to India to meet the Maharishi in 1968, he showed John and Paul guitar techniques he had picked up from his interest in folk, country, jazz and flamenco music, which found their way on to The White Album on songs like Dear Prudence, Julia and Mother Nature's Son.

Source: Irish Times
Friday, August 2, 2013
Liverpool celebrates The City That Rocked the World

A special screening last night of "The City That Rocked the World" at the Liverpool Philharmonic Theatre enthralled an audience of over eighty five music legends and VIP's from the world of music. It was a film that, while mentioning the huge impact of the Beatles, showed that there was so much more to the Merseybeat scene.

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A Monkee was born 68 years ago

On March 8, 1945, Mickey Dolenz was born in Los Angeles. Following the success of The Beatles movie "A Hard Day's Night," producers for Columbia Pictures TV wanted a comedy program based on a rock group. They auditioned 500 performers in the fall of 1965, and Mickey Dolenz, David Jones, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith became "The Monkees."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Davy Jones to be remembered at Monkees convention

The one-year anniversary of Davy Jones' passing will be commemorated with a celebration of the former teen idol's life, and his band, at the The David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention, March 1-3, 2013 at The Sheraton in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There will be live concert performances and special guest interviews.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, July 2, 2012
Brits meet Yanks for '60s music symposium on Catalina Island

Last Saturday, the iconic Catalina Island casino was the scene of "The British Invasion Rocks America," a rock 'n' roll symposium, a first of its kind event attended by almost 600 fans sponsored by the Catalina Island Museum. The symposium included Peter Asher, Spencer Davis, Micky Dolenz and pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Catalina Island Museum's rock n' roll symposium next weekend

The Catalina Island Museum Presents The British Invasion Rocks America is the first of its kind and will examine the movement of the blues from America to Britain and back to America during the "British Invasion." Rock icon Spencer Davis worked with the museum to organize the symposium, which takes place in the Avalon Casino on June 30th.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
An Evening of Monkees Memories coming to Connecticut

In the sixties, The Monkees captured the hearts of millions. On February 29, 2012, Davy Jones of The Monkees passed away. On Friday night, March 30, in tribute to Davy Jones, Liverpool Productions will be presenting "An Evening of Monkees Memories" at Aldario's Restaurant in Milford, CT. The event is open to all ages and doors open at 7pm.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Legendary British band Stackridge to make US

Stackridge, the British band that became a cult favorite in the 1970's and recently reunited to critical acclaim, is scheduled to appear as musical guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday night, March 14. The program will feature the band's first-ever performance in the United States.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gerry Marsden
Gerry and the Pacemakers shine in new documentary

A new documentary on Gerry and the Pacemakers featuring 17 performances from 1963-1965 and new interviews taped at the Cavern with Gerry Marsden had its premiere screening Wednesday night, August 26th, at the Hard Day's Night Hotel in Liverpool as part of a series on classic artists of the British Invasion.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Capitol to re-release two more classic Beach Boys albums on vinyl

Put the needle in the groove! Capitol/EMI's high quality "From The Capitol Vaults" U.S. vinyl campaign continues November 3 with the limited edition, 180-gram vinyl release of 11 classic, standout albums from EMI Music's celebrated catalog, including The Beach Boys' Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) and Beach Boys Today!

Source: Beatles News

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