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Zayn Malik is looking more and more like our next Justin Timberlake. Maybe not yet, but the 22-year-old Englishman of Pakistani lineage has seized the pole position from his former One Direction bandmates, their chart nemesis Justin Bieber, and fellow boy band refugee Nick Jonas, all of whom are attempting a leap from teeny-bopping to… More »

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fans… More »

Barring the collapse of the space-time continuum, this was bound to happen at some point, but it’s still a shock: The first Beatles album, Please Please Me, turned 50 years old this year. … More »

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Watch The Trailer For Beat Bugs, Netflix’s Beatles-Themed Cartoon Feat. New Covers

Netflix has announced a new animated children's show based around songs by the Beatles. It's called Beat Bugs, and will feature covers from popular musicians…
James Rettig | February 10, 2016 - 10:38 am
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London O’Connor – “In My Life” (The Beatles Cover)

Last year we appreciated London O'Connor's unconventional debut album O∆, noting, "Not quite a rapper, not quite a singer, O'Connor’s voice thrums over beats and…
Chris DeVille | February 2, 2016 - 5:21 pm
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Watch Spoon’s Britt Daniel Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Set to be made available for purchase on 2/26, the day after what would have been George Harrison's 73rd birthday, Hot Records Ltd. and Vagrant…
Michelle Laggan | January 29, 2016 - 9:37 am
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Watch Florence + The Machine Cover The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” In Paris

Florence + The Machine finished up their How Blue tour at Le Zénith in Paris on Tuesday night. They closed out the show with a…
Peter Helman | December 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Let It Stream: The Beatles Are Now On Spotify, Apple Music, & Other Services

After holding out on streaming services for longer than almost anyone else, the Beatles have now licensed their albums to basically every streaming service that…
Tom Breihan | December 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
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Beatles Reportedly Hitting Streaming Services Next Week

It's already been a big year for streaming music, but the year isn't over yet. The determinedly old-school AC/DC finally caved and lent their catalog…
Peter Helman | December 19, 2015 - 10:56 am
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Watch Spoon, Brandon Flowers, & Chris Stapleton Cover John Lennon At 75th Birthday Concert In NYC

John Lennon would have turned 75 in October, and last night, an all-star lineup of musicians converged on Madison Square Garden to pay tribute in…
Peter Helman | December 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
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Donald Trump Is Playing Adele At Rallies

There are two certainties in this world: Everyone is listening to Adele, and Donald Trump is playing music at his rallies that its creators don't…
Peter Helman | November 26, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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MSG John Lennon Tribute With Brandon Flowers, The Roots, Eric Church, & More To Air On AMC

John Lennon would have been 75 this year, and in honor of that anniversary, the Theater At Madison Square Garden will host an all-star tribute…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2015 - 11:05 am
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Kurt Cobain – “And I Love Her” (The Beatles Cover)

We heard a portion of Kurt Cobain's Beatles cover from Montage Of Heck earlier this year, but it disappeared quickly. Now "And I Love Her"
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 8, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Kurt Cobain “And I Love Her”/”Sappy” 7″ Out This Fall

A new Kurt Cobain 7" containing songs from Brett Morgen's biopic Montage Of Heck is on the way. The Vinyl Collective message board points to…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2015 - 11:44 am
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David Gilmour – “Here, There And Everywhere” (The Beatles Cover)

David Gilmour recently confirmed that Pink Floyd is 100 percent done now that last year's The Endless River is out in the world. So what…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Get Back” With Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard And “FourFiveSeconds” At Lollapalooza

During the encore of his headlining set at Lollapalooza last night, Sir Paul McCartney brought out Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard to assist on "Get…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 10:36 am

8 Lingering Questions About Apple Music

Apple announced its new Apple Music platform Monday with plenty of fanfare, spawning a range of reactions from "Welcome, Apple" to "Oh ok." The prospect…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2015 - 1:15 pm
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Watch Paul McCartney Play The Beatles’ “Another Girl” Live For The First Time

If you can believe it, no Beatle has ever played their Help! track "Another Girl" live. Until now, that is. Paul McCartney performed at the…
James Rettig | April 28, 2015 - 6:55 pm
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Howard Stern Announces Beatles Special With The Flaming Lips & Fred Armisen

There are going to be some confused boomers this Friday night. At 11PM, Howard Stern is turning over his Sirius XM channel to guest host…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 11:04 am

Hear Kurt Cobain Cover The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”

It's hard to believe that, after more than 20 years of posthumous exploitation, there's any unreleased Kurt Cobain music anywhere. But for the new documentary…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 10:08 am
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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…
James Rettig | March 26, 2015 - 7:01 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm
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