Paul McCartney is trying to charm Russian president Vladimir Putin into releasing imprisoned Greenpeace activists the best way he knows how: referencing The Beatles’ hit “Back in the U.S.S.R.”
Fans know the good boys vs. bad boys marketing mythology around the bands, but their identification with uplifting vs. violent aspects of radical youth culture in the late ’60s is often forgotten.
In with the ‘New’ (as in, his new album out today) is Macca’s philosophy right now, but we’re taking a look backwards to the not-so-distant past.
“I was a little bit worried that you’d have so many different styles but then I thought back to a lot of Beatles albums where there’s crazy variety, so I thought, ‘Well, that’s okay,’” he said of his new album.
Two CDs worth of unheard archived material not found on the acclaimed 1994 release Live At The BBC. For Vol 2’s, the anthology contains 63 tracks total, including 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings.
In 1966, The Beatles played their final show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Now Paul McCartney is offering to return the favor by headlining the stadium’s final show before it gets knocked down in 2014.
Ringo Starr has made “peace and love!” something of a catchphrase for himself in recent years, and since 2008, he’s asked fans to join him on his birthday (July 7) for “a moment of peace and love.”
The legendary producer spoke recently with ‘The Daily Beast,’ and we gained some new insights into, among other things, the Beatles and hip-hop, Black Sabbath and jam bands, and where “Yeezus” might go next.
Get ready to shop, Beatles fans. The deal with Universal Music paves the way for a slew of new Beatles products to start hitting store shelves as soon as next month.
With OneRepublic’s new album, ‘Native,’ leader Ryan Tedder wanted to show a more personal side of the band. He wanted each song to sound like it was straight from the heart, something he learned while on tour with U2.
“Please Please Me” was famously recorded in a 10-hour session. Today, it’s the premise for a reality show, but back then, it was simply what the budget allowed for.
Bro-mance with McCartney, bandmates with John Paul Jones, “Sound City” with Stevie. How does Mr. Grohl keep up?
Ringo: Peace & Love will cover his early bands (including Rory Storm & The Hurricanes) as well as The Beatles, his solo career and his acting career. Among the cool stuff you’ll get to see at the exhibit: the drum kit he used when The Beatles played Shea Stadium, the drum kit he used when they played The Ed Sullivan Show and his Sgt. Pepper suit.
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