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In Honor Of Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary, We Ranked Every Beatles Album

It was 50 years ago today: The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album of profound significance in the arc of modern
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2017 - 10:48 am

2016 In Review

You Want It Darker: 2016’s Musician Deaths & Where We Go From Here

At the tail end of last year, Lemmy Kilmister died. You could see that one coming, between recurring reports of the man’s failing health and…
Ryan Leas | December 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

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Paul McCartney Describes Recording “FourFive Seconds” With Kanye & Rihanna

As he announced his first tour Down Under in 24 years, Paul McCartney chatted with comic Tim Minchin for a Facebook Live session Wednesday, which…
Steve Marinucci/Billboard | June 22, 2017 - 10:37 am

2016 In Review

You Want It Darker: 2016’s Musician Deaths & Where We Go From Here

At the tail end of last year, Lemmy Kilmister died. You could see that one coming, between recurring reports of the man’s failing health and…
Ryan Leas | December 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Watch Justin Vernon Discuss For Emma, Forever Ago On George Martin’s PBS Series Soundbreaking

Before he passed away earlier this year, famed Beatles producer George Martin created a documentary series for PBS called Soundbreaking. It premieres later this week,…
James Rettig | November 10, 2016 - 10:35 am

R.I.P. George Martin

George Martin, the influential producer and arranger who is often known as "the fifth Beatle" for his extensive work with the band, has died, Billboard
Peter Helman | March 9, 2016 - 2:14 am

The Curious Case Of That “Hard Day’s Night” Chord

The intro chord to the Beatles' classic has always had an impossible sound: there were allegedly no overdubs, but definitely more notes than John, Paul,…
Amrit Singh | November 3, 2008 - 3:31 pm