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Friday, November 8, 2019
John Lennon's hilariously bitchy letter sent to Todd Rundgren

In 1974, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren sat down with Melody Maker magazine for an interview about his new material. About John Lennon, Rundgren said, "John Lennon ain't no revolutionary. He's a f***ing idiot, man. Shouting about revolution and acting like an ass. It just makes people feel uncomfortable."

Source: Far Out Magazine
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Ozzy Osbourne talks about being inspired by the Beatles

In a new interview, Ozzy Osbourne said, "My son says to me, "Dad, I like the Beatles, but why do you go so crazy?" I remember it like it was yesterday: I was walking around with a transistor radio on my shoulder. And "She Loves You" came on. And, I don't know, it just went, Bang! And that's what I want to do! Wouldn't it be great?"

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, November 1, 2019
Review: Jeff Lynne does it nearly all himself on new album

Jeff Lynne's ELO is an elastic band that alternates between being a one-man studio outfit and, nowadays, a 13-member touring ensemble with several guitarists, keyboard players, three string players and others. "Time of Our Life," from the band's new album, symbolically brings the two versions together.

Source: Observer-Reporter
Friday, September 6, 2019
Planning begins for demolition of RFK Stadium

Events DC, Washington DC's sports authority, is planning for the demolition of RFK Stadium, former home to the Washington Redskins. RFK hosted major concerts including the Beatles in 1966, the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead. Events DC President and CEO Gregory A. O'Dell said, "The stadium has exceeded its useful life after 58 years."

Source: WRC T, Washington DC
Friday, August 16, 2019
Peter Asher on the song that The Beatles didn't want

When Paul McCartney moved in with Jane Asher, Jane's brother Peter heard Paul playing a song John Lennon didn't like. Peter and his friend Gordon had just signed a recording contract and needed songs for their first recording session. Peter remembered the rejected Beatles song and asked if Peter and Gordon could record it.

Source: ABC, Australia
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Drake infuriates Beatles fans with Abbey Road tattoo

Drake is apparently so impressed with all of his career milestones, he got John, Paul, George and Ringo from famous Abbey Road album cover tattooed on his arm, and placed himself walking in front of them. The new ink has caused Beatles fans to unleash on the 32-year-old Grammy Award winner on Twitter.

Source: Hip Hop DX
Interview: Designer of Abbey Road and Let It Be covers

Classic albums naturally start with the cover, and some of the most memorable covers were designed by John Kosh. He started off with a bang, the Beatles' Abbey Road was his first, and went on to provide the wrappings for some of classic rock's greatest gifts. Like Let It Be, Who's Next, and The Eagles' Hotel California.

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Audio: Peter Asher heads on tour

Luke Davis of radio station Newstalk 1116 4BC in Brisbane, Australia, speaks to the man in the room when The Beatles recorded Hey Jude, helped discover James Taylor, and even managed Linda Ronstadt, Peter Asher, one half of the legendary sixties duo Peter and Gordon, as he heads on tour around Australia.

Source: 4BC, Brisbane, Austraillia
Monday, July 29, 2019
After a long absence, Jeff Lynne's ELO delivers magic at sold-out concert

Last week at sold-out Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis, in ELO's first Twin Cities show in 38 years, it was an I-can't-believe-I'm-witnessing-this time warp for 95 minutes. Not only did Lynne, at 71, look remarkably the same, but, not surprisingly, ELO sounded as pristinely sumptuous, and ambitious, as back in the day.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Friday, July 26, 2019
Mix music in Abbey Road's Studio 3 using new audio plugin

The company behind the world's largest selection of audio plugins, Waves Audio, has introduced the Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin, created in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios and powered by Waves' Nx immersive 3D audio technology. The plugin allows you to produce and mix as if you were inside Abbey Road's Studio 3.

Source: What Hi-Fi?
Friday, July 5, 2019
Billboard columnist says BTS and the Beatles are comparable

Jeff Benjamin, a New York-based music journalist, has been writing about K-pop for Billboard since 2013. He also boasts a special bond with K-pop phenomenon BTS. He said the Beatles changed the perception of the British pop music as well as the definition of attractiveness, and he believed BTS had done the same.

Source: Korea Times
Monday, July 1, 2019
Video: Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler cover Helter Skelter

Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler teamed up last weekend to perform a special rendition of The Beatles' Helter Skelter. No stranger to the tune, Tyler and Aerosmith have been performing the song as part of their set on and off for many years, but this might be the first time the pair have sung it together.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Elvis drummer Jerry Carrigan dies at 75

In-demand session drummer in Nashville Jerry Carrigan has died at age 75. He played on Arthur Alexander's "You Better Move On," whose songs caught the attention of The Beatles. That led to Carrigan getting to play in the Muscle Shoals backup band that opened for The Beatles on their first U.S. concert in Washington D.C. in 1964.

Source: Billboard
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Flashback: Elvis covers The Beatles in Las Vegas

The Beatles may have followed the frenetic energy of Elvis Presley over ten years later but their power pop sensibilities clearly resonated with the King of Rock and Roll. So much so that during some of his performances in Las Vegas in the August of 1969 the King would cover not only Yesterday but also the anthemic Hey Jude.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Friday, June 7, 2019
New ABBA music tries to emulate the Beatles

ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus has teased new music, and said, "Some people give up when they have a great chorus, they think the verse is not that important. But we never worked that way. We try to emulate The Beatles in that respect that every part of the song is important, every instrumental, every little backing vocal, every note is important."

Source: The Express, UK
Video Premiere: John Lennon's supergroup The Dirty Mac

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, has been released in restored, expanded editions, including previously unheard performances from The Dirty Mac, a supergroup formed especially for the film, consisting of John Lennon, Keith Richards (on bass guitar), Eric Clapton and Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Brian Wilson postpones tour

In a letter to his fans, Brian Wilson has postponed his June tour, writing that he is "mentally insecure." The classic rock legend shared the news yesterday on his Facebook page. He was scheduled to perform next this evening, June 7, with his Pet Sounds: The Final Performances tour. His most recent performance was May 4.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Rock stars set Beatles White Album tribute tour

One year after the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' White Album, several classic rock greats have announced a tour to celebrate the landmark LP. Tour 2019 – A Tribute to the Beatles' White Album features Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland of Badfinger and Jason Scheff of Chicago.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, May 30, 2019
How Rocketman brought a bit of Beatles spirit to the Elton John biopic

The Elton John biopic, Rocketman, which lands in the US on Friday and is out now in the UK and Australia, saw its set list balloon from 13 songs in the initial script to 26 in the final cut. Musical director Giles Martin said he followed in his dad's footsteps by taking an old-school approach to the movie's musical energy.

Source: CNET
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Video: When Jimi Hendrix covered Sgt. Pepper in record time

Jimi Hendrix was never shy to hide his admiration for The Beatles and, back in 1967, the iconic guitarist took things to the next level. The night was June 4, 1967, and knowing that both Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in the audience, Hendrix decided to open the show with his rendition of Sgt. Pepper's title song.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Friday, May 24, 2019
Peter Asher to publish Beatles A to Zed book

Peter Asher is best known as the former producer and manager of such massively popular artists as Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, and before that as half of the English duo Peter and Gordon. Now Asher has written a book about his friends: The Beatles from A to Zed: An Alphabetical Mystery Tour to be published in November.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Take double-decker tour for spirited ride around the Beatles' hometown

A spirited tour of the centre of Liverpool with live commentary from a waggish local guide will show you all the main sights, from the Mersey and the Liver Building to the Cavern Quarter and the city's two contrasting cathedrals. Don't miss the statues of John Lennon, Eleanor Rigby and Cilla Black.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Abandoned former Beatles venue being brought back to life

In its heyday, the former EMD Cinema in Walthamstow saw performances from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Alfred Hitchcock used to watch films there when he was a lad. The spectacular art deco auditorium has been closed to the public for almost two decades, but there are now plans to restore it to its former glory.

Source: TimeOut London, UK
Monday, May 13, 2019
Best Motown Beatles covers: When Motown met the Beatles

The four Beatles all loved Motown, and would search the racks of Brian Epstein's NEMS record shop for hidden treasures from the Detroit label, hoping to find unheard gems. As the 60s became dominated by Liverpool's Fab Four, Motown's finest paid tribute to The Beatles, with a string of top class covers of their songs.

Source: UDiscover Music
Canadians pay tribute to 50th anniversary Lennon-Ono Bed-In for Peace

Prior to their concert in Montreal on Saturday night, Canadian singers Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida paid homage to the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous Bed-In for Peace. On Saturday, they staged a similar scene, in the very same room as Lennon and Ono once lay at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

Source: CTV News, Montreal

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