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Bleachers – “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles Cover)

Bleachers' Jack Antonoff must have been feeling especially inspired by The White Album (could you blame him?) because he recorded and shared a rough-and-tumble cover of the Beatles' "Dear Prudence" from his hotel room in North Carolina. Antonoff breaks the song down into its most essential parts, adds some Autotune in place of the vocal… More »

By: James Rettig / March 26, 2015

Watch Lou Reed Call The Beatles “Garbage” And The Doors “Stupid” In Newly Animated Interview

Lou Reed was both an avant-rock forefather and a legendary crank, and I sincerely recommend that you spend some time with this Lester Bangs piece about a contentious Reed interview. PBS recently animated an interview that Joe Smith conducted with Reed in 1987, and it has a lot of interesting stuff about what Reed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

Watch Deer Tick And Sharon Van Etten Cover Lou Reed In Brooklyn

Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a six-day residency at New York's Brooklyn Bowl, where they're sporting yellow bowling shirts and covering a different classic album each night, culminating in a New Year's Eve set of fan-requested songs. After starting things off with NRBQ's Tiddlywinks, Deer Tick took on Lou Reed'… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 29, 2014

Watch 550 Celebrities Answer “Lennon Or McCartney?”

Lennon or McCartney? Since the dawn of time, when man was capable of communicating only through guttural noises, primitive gesticulation, and humming a few bars of his favorite Beatles hits, this is the question that has been on the lips of people who obsessively rank things. And now Scared Goose Productions, headed by Matt… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 22, 2014

Stream The Art Of McCartney Tribute Album Featuring New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure, & More

When the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art Of McCartney was announced two months ago, we marveled at the staggering array of rock stars who were lined up to participate, including forebears B.B. King and Allen Toussaint, '60s peers Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Roger Daltrey, and later stars from Billy Joel to Chrissie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014

Bob Dylan Tried To Make An Album With The Beatles & Stones In 1969

The producer Glyn Johns worked with people like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Who on some of their peak-era classics. And according to Johns, he almost worked on something that could've been a bigger deal than any of the real albums on his résumé. In his new memoir, Sound Man, Johns claims that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014

Watch The Flaming Lips And Miley Cyrus Perform The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” On Conan

The Flaming Lips are making the late-night rounds for their new Sgt. Pepper's tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends. They did "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" on Kimmel last week, and tonight they performed "A Day In The Life" with Miley Cyru… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014

Ringo Starr Is The New Face Of Skechers

Ringo Starr is officially the new face of Skechers. According to a press release, the Beatles drummer "will be bringing his legendary talent and style" to the Skechers line of Relaxed Fit shoes. Starr will join an esteemed group of endorsers that includes Britney Spears, Joe Namath, Pete Rose, and Mariano Rivera, all… More »

By: James Rettig / October 21, 2014

Stream The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips' much-discussed tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is finally here. Like their Dark Side Of The Moon reimagining from a few years ago, With A Little Help From My Fwends has a long list of famous collaborators, including My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Moby, Tegan And… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips – “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” (Feat. Miley Cyrus & Moby) (The Beatles Cover)

The Flaming Lips have set up a preorder page for their full-length tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and it contains their full version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," which Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus performed at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year. The album… More »

By: James Rettig / October 12, 2014

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)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / September 23, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014

Win The Beatles In Mono 14-LP Vinyl Box Set

For anyone who swears by the original mono versions of the Beatles catalog you are in for a treat. This month will see the release of a vinyl box set containing official remasters of the band's mono albums, and we have one that you can win. This is the same collection of albums as the… More »

By: Stereogum / September 16, 2014

Tribute Album The Art Of McCartney Includes New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure

It's not like the world needed another Beatles tribute. There's an entire industry devoted to letting you know that the Beatles were the most important band of all time and that Paul McCartney was one of the most important songwriters. But even with that in mind, the lineup of the new McCartney tribute set TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014

Watch Beatles Fans Piss Off Motorists 24/7 On Abbey Road Livecam

One of the things I did when visiting London while studying abroad 10 years ago was pose for a photo of some friends and me crossing Abbey Road, just like the Beatles did for their famous album cover pictured above. Of course I did. Everyone does. Now, as The Independent points out, Abbey Road… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 5, 2014

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

John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole For The 8th Time

John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, has been denied parole for an eighth time, according to NY Daily News. Chapman, who shot the musician outside the Dakota in 1980, was given a 20-years-to-life sentence. The panel responsible for assessing his parole said that his release "would be incompatible with the welfare of society and… More »

By: James Rettig / August 22, 2014

Electric Würms – “Fixing A Hole” (The Beatles Cover)

Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd's side project Electric Würms are releasing their new EP soon, and the band will also have a song on the Flaming Lips' upcoming Sgt. Pepper's tribute With A Little Help From My Fwends. "Fixing A Hole" is their contribution to that album and it's a slowed down and druggy… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014
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