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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Dave Grohl reveals the first Beatles song he ever heard

Foo Fighters' singer and guitarist Dave Grohl has just revealed his first The Beatles song he ever heard in a recent radio appearance. He said he first heard Hey Jude at a sleepover at some friend's house when he was four or five years old. He said, "I don't think I'd ever listened to a rock 'n' roll record...it stuck with me ever since."

Source: Metalcastle
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Friday, November 22, 2019
Elton John recalls how George Harrison helped him during drugs battle

Elton John has opened up about how George Harrison helped him during his long battle with drug addiction. In an interview with Cris Evans on Virgin Radio, Elton was asked what the "best piece of advice" was that Harrison gave him. "Stop putting that marching powder up your nose," John laughed.

Source: NME, UK
Joe Walsh's birthday dinner: Life's Been Good

Joe Walsh turned 72 on Wednesday, and from the looks of a photograph shared by Ringo Starr, Walsh enjoyed a memorable evening with friends. Ringo is Walsh's brother-in-law by marriage, the pair are married to sisters Barbara Bach and Marjorie Bach. Also o hand was Jeff Lynne, who himself will turn 72 on December 30.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, November 18, 2019
Beatles top list of 125 artists of all time

In celebration of #Billboard's 125th anniversary, they have constructed a list of the top 125 artists of all time. Released on Thursday, the top 10 artists from one to 10 include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, and Chicago.

Source: Baller Alert
Rock legend photographer Terry O'Neill dies

Terry O'Neill, the British photographer who documented many of rock music's and popular culture's most iconic subjects, with photos that became iconic works themselves, died Saturday night. During his career, O'Neill photographed such legendary subjects as The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Chuck Berry and Led Zeppelin.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Beatles to feature in the Liverpool Light Spectacular this Christmas

The Beatles, Mariah Carey and The Ronettes will be among artists that will will make up the soundtrack of the Liverpool Light Spectacular, a magical, 50-metre tunnel of light in the city centre this Christmas. Starting from Friday, November 15, it will run through to January 5 although the Christmas music will only last until December 26.

Source: Liverpool Business News
ELO'S Jeff Lynne on the band's comeback and the Beatles

Singer-songwriter-producer Jeff Lynne is having fun with the resurgence of Electrical Mild Orchestra within the final 5 years when the '70s British classical rockers began touring once more and launched two new studio albums. In a new interview, he talks about working with George Harrison and the Beatles, and the Traveling Wilburys.

Source: Herald Publicist
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
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.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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
Thursday, September 1, 2016
John Lennon called Micky Dolenz 'Monkey Man'

Micky Dolenz treated fans to a selection of old and new songs he has recorded as a solo artist along with classic Monkees' hits at two sold out shows at the Liverpool Cavern Club's Live Lounge Tuesday in Liverpool. Former Ringo Star record producer Mark Hudson and two Beatles tribute bands also appeared.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, December 29, 2014
Joe Cocker: The Beatles connections

Joe Cocker first came to fame in the UK in 1968 with his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, and his performance of that song at Woodstock the following summer rocketed him to world fame. The Beatles were not always thrilled by some of the covers of their songs, but that was not the case with Joe.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, May 5, 2014
Bob Weir surprises crowd at film festival with Beatles cover performance

For the first time, Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir played his own unique version of the Beatles song Dear Prudence after the west coast premiere screening of a new film about him at the San Francisco International Film Festival, "The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir," last Thursday evening.

Source: Beatles News
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

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