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Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.’s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath) Bria… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

Watch Norah Jones Cover George Harrison On Conan

George Harrison Week on Conan is coming to an end today, and all week, people like Beck and Paul Simon have stopped by the show to cover songs from the late Beatle. Last night, Norah Jones was the show’s musical guest, and she did a tasteful and pretty version of “Behind That Locked Door,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014 - 10:51 am

Watch Paul Simon Cover “Here Comes The Sun” And Remember George Harrison On Conan

After Beck’s performance of “Wah-Wah” last night, Conan continued the George Harrison tribute week with Paul Simon doing “Here Comes The Sun.” Simon performed the same song with Harrison on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1976. In an interview segment, Simon reminisces about that SNL appearance, Harrison’s ukelele collection, and pranking Ringo Starr. More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014 - 10:34 pm

Watch Beck Kick Off Conan’s George Harrison Week

Conan’s George Harrison tribute week kicked off tonight and the first musical guest was Beck, who performed “Wah-Wah” from Harrison’s 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. This rest of the week will feature performances from Paul Simon, Norah Jones, and Dhani Harrison. Watch Beck’s performance below. More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014 - 10:03 pm

George Harrison – “The Inner Light” (Alternative Take) (Stereogum Premiere)

Next week, Universal Music Group will release the George Harrison box set The Apple Years 1968-75, which collects Harrison’s first six solo albums, as well as a treasure trove of rare and unreleased songs. One of those bonus tracks is an instrumental alternate take of “The Inner Light,” a 1968 Beatles song that the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014 - 10:03 am

Conan Plans George Harrison Tribute Week With Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison

It seems September has become the month of George Harrison. In the next couple weeks we’ll witness the release of a massive retrospective box set of Harrison’s post-Beatles solo work, along with a star-studded concert in his honor, and now Conan O’Brien has announced further festivities on his show next week. Starting 9/22 Conan will… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 15, 2014 - 4:26 pm

George Harrison Tribute Event To Feature Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Brandon Flowers, Britt Daniel, Weird Al, & More

George Harrison is getting his own festival dedicated to his music from the same people who put on Dylan Fest, Stones Fest, and Petty Fest. The festival will take place on September 28th at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre and will be called George Fest. The performer list is long and impressive, including Brian Wilson,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014 - 7:28 pm

George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed By Actual Beetles

In 2004, a pine tree was planted near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park to honor the late George Harrison. It grew to 10 feet tall and stood as a fitting tree-bute to a musician known for the lush gardens around his English mansion. Unfortunately, as The LA Times reports, the Beatle’s honorary tree… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 22, 2014 - 10:12 am

Real Estate – “Behind That Locked Door” (George Harrison Cover)

Real Estate are getting ready to put out their third album, Atlas, but right before that happens they’ve issued a very fitting cover for us. The song is George Harrison’s “Behind That Locked Door” off his triple post-Beatles breakup album All Things Must Pass. It’s an excellent cover because it’s a song that suits Real… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 28, 2014 - 10:12 am

The Simpsons’ 10 Greatest Rock Moments

With the 500th episode of The Simpsons airing last Sunday, the last few weeks have been a celebration of everything Simpsons, where all your favorite pundits and prognosticators have combed through the show’s venerable timeline to select their favorite gags, cameos, characters and episodes. And, we, like them, desire to reside within the seem geekish… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 23, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Stream Jim James’s Tribute To

As previously reported, Folk Monster “Yim Yames” recorded an EP of George Harrison covers in 2001 shortly after the Beatle died of lung cancer. The acoustic set, which features the MMJ frontman’s takes on “Long, Long, Long,” “Behind That Locked Door,” “Love You To,” “My Sweet Lord,” “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll),”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 4, 2009 - 5:21 pm

Yim Yames (AKA Jim James) To Release George Harrison Tribute EP

The MMJ main brain recorded this six-song set of covers just days after Harrison passed, but it will just now be distributed as Jim’s first solo release. The EP, titled Tribute To, is due 8/4 via ATO. Tracklist at Billboard.com. Download “Behind That Door” at yimyames.com. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2009 - 1:58 pm

The Beatles™: Rock Band™ Gets A Trailer™

Yes the mother lode edition of Rock Band becomes a reality on 9/9/09. Everybody is excited. Apple Corps/Viacom/MTV Games shareholders are super excited. Your boyfriend is already spurting himself in anticipation. It’s all happening, nerds! Even Sir Macca himself is demonstrably enthused, if you can take the fact that his background screens during that greatMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 1, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Martin Scorsese Announces As-Yet Untitled George Harrison Documentary

Is it too early to call Marty’s forthcoming Rolling Stone’s documentary an abomination? ‘Cause we already did. But we’re all about redemption, and today reports come of a project should bring back Scorsese back into our rock-doc good graces:… More »

By: Stereogum / September 27, 2007 - 6:32 pm

Sgt. Pepper’s Turns 40

On this day in 1967, the Beatles released the record that would top every “Greatest Albums Ever” list by major mags, in perpetuity (or at least as long as a Baby Boomer is editor-in-chief). And that’s cool — its greatness is undeniable — but we’re guessing most of you spin Revolver or trek down AbbeyMore »

By: Stereogum / June 1, 2007 - 2:29 pm