Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Late John Lennon letter ‘frustration’

The ex-Beatle penned the message to Steve Tilston after reading an interview with him in ZigZag music magazine, in which he said that getting rich could compromise his artistic integrity. Read More - timesofmalta.com





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Saturday, May 23, 2015

George Harrison handwritten letter, cassette tape up for sale

A letter and audio cassette sent by George Harrison to friend in 1988 that includes a song on which Harrison played slide guitar is being sold by Tracks UK, the company announced May 22. Harrison sent the letter to recording artist Sylvia Griffin and sound engineer Renate Blauel, who is the ex-wife of Elton John, after meeting them at a party. Read More - Examiner.com





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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Yoko Ono: “I had an affair with Hillary Clinton in the ’70s”

The artist and widow of John Lennon, who is in Los Angeles to present a collection of cups and saucers she is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art, totally took reporters by surprise by admitting she had not only met the former First Lady at various times during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 1970s but also knew her “intimately”. Read More - Hot news from Armenia





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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Remembering The King Of The Blues

The man known to millions of blues fans around the world simply as B.B. has passed away, his lawyer has reported – he was 89 years old. His passing follows a series of recent health scares including being taken to hospital with a diabetes-related illness. Even as recently as a year ago he was still performing 100 concerts a year doing what he loved to do with his famous guitar he named Lucille. In playing so many shows and continuing to release albums he introduced people to the music he loved and made people realize that the blues could make you happy, just as easily as they can make you sad. Read More - uDiscover





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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Music Students To Study The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ♫

The Beatles' 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered one of the most iconic records of all time. And if England's biggest exams board, the AQA get their way, high school music students will study the album as part of their education. According to The Independent, the AQA will make the famous record a central theme in GCSE students' studies, with particular focus on the three hits — Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, With A Little Help From My Friends and Within You Without You. Read More - Australia’s Premier Music News & Reviews Website





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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HBO releases trailer for 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special

HBO has released the trailer for its 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction special.The ceremony took place on April 18 in Cleveland, but won't air on HBO until May 30. Much like the May 30 special, the trailer is well edited to showcase the biggest highlights from this year's show. Read More - cleveland.com





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Friday, May 8, 2015

Ron Howard's Beatles Documentary To Screen At Cannes

Director Ron Howard's much-anticipated Beatles documentary will be showcased for potential studio suitors at the Cannes Film Festival later this month. As reported by Variety, the yet-to-be-titled film chronicles the band's journey from their early days at Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last public concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966. Read More - ::antiMusic.com





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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ron Howard's Beatles documentary to launch sales at Cannes

The untitled film, first announced last July, is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. White Horse's Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard; exec producers include Apple Corps Ltd.'s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde, along with Imagine's Michael Rosenberg and White Horse's Guy East. Read More - Boston Herald





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Former Beatle Harrison’s guitar, MJ’s glove up for auction (VIDEO)

George Harrison’s Mastersound electric guitar is one of the highlights of the sale. Estimated to fetch between US$400,000 to 600,000 (RM1.42 million to RM2.14 million), the guitar was used by the Beatle in 1963 when he had it on loan, said Julien’s Auctions CEO and President, Darren Julien. Read More - Malay Mail Online





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Flashback: Beatles Cover Bob Dylan During 'Let It Be' Sessions

If anyone is ever going to compile and release a Let It Be box set, there's going to be an absolutely insane amount of material to work with. Beyond the Let It Be movie that remains stubbornly out of print, there's more than 100 hours of film from the album sessions. Somehow or another, the audio from all of that leaked to bootleggers many years ago. It's an absolute treasure trove of candid conversations, early renditions of tunes and cover songs. Read More - Rolling Stone





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Monday, April 20, 2015

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night during a ceremony jammed with scintillating performances and touching moments.Starr was the last of the Beatles to be inducted for his individual work, getting in after bandmates Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. He was always the fourth Beatle - John, Paul, George ... and Ringo - but now he's been immortalised as a frontman. Read More





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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ex Beatle Ringo Starr finally cements his place in rock history

Everyone’s favourite genial drummer still has his pride. Already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle, Starr will be inducted this weekend as an individual, joining John, Paul and George with that distinction. He keeps busy at age 74, touring regularly and promoting a just-released new disc, Postcards From Paradise. Read More - City Times





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Friday, March 27, 2015

Beatles news: Ringo sets Twitter, TV appearances, Fab Four-themed hotel for sale

Ringo Starr announced on his Twitter account @ringostarrmusic March 26 that he'll do a Twitter Q&A online with Billboard magazine and writer David Wild at 12:45 p.m. PT March 31 to promote his new album, “Postcards From Paradise,” which comes out on that day. “Get your questions ready!,” he wrote. Hash tag for the question is #AskRingo. Read More - National Beatles Examiner.com





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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

He was inducted as a member of the Beatles in 1988 but this year marks his entry as the last member of the group to enter as a solo artist. John Lennon was inducted in 1994, followed by McCartney in 1999 and George Harrison in 2004. Read More - The Globe and Mail





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Tuesday, March 17, 2015