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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

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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

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The 10 Best John Lennon Songs

John Winston Lennon was famously shot to death at age 40, midway through his tumultuous life and storied career, robbing the world of a towering…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | May 13, 2014 - 11:42 am

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Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, & Other Rock Stars’ Handwriting Made Into Downloadable Typefaces

The new frontier in rock-star hero worship: fonts.
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Win A Limited Edition John Lennon Figure From Molecule8

Molecule8 is a company that makes collectible figures, and they recently got permission from Yoko Ono and the John Lennon Estate to create a lifelike…
Stereogum | February 19, 2018 - 12:02 pm

Watch Coldplay Cover Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” In Charlottesville

The big surprise guest at Dave Matthews' Concert For Charlottesville last night was Stevie Wonder, who came out during the Dave Matthews' set to perform…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 10:17 am

Yoko Ono Makes John Lemon Drink Change Its Name

Back in 2012, a Polish beverage company started the John Lemon line of lemonades. The drinks have started to gain popularity in Europe, and now…
James Rettig | September 20, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Hear Arcade Fire’s Studio Cover Of John Lennon’s “Mind Games”

Lately, Arcade Fire have been covering John Lennon's 1973 marital-discord anthem "Mind Games." They debuted it live at a Lollapalooza aftershow at Chicago's Metro last…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2017 - 8:56 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover John Lennon’s “Mind Games” In Chicago

Arcade Fire played a Lollapalooza aftershow at the Metro in Chicago last night. After decrying all the negativity in the world, Win Butler launched into…
Peter Helman | August 6, 2017 - 10:42 am

Yoko Ono Will Receive Songwriting Credit On John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John Lennon's "Imagine" is one of the most popular, most covered, most licensed songs in popular music history, and now Lennon's widow and collaborator Yoko…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2017 - 9:35 am

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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

David Bazan – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (John Lennon & Yoko Ono Cover)

The former Pedro The Lion frontman David Bazan has been releasing solo Christmas songs since 2002, and he's collecting 10 of the long out-of-print tracks…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?” Live For The First Time Ever With Neil Young At Desert Trip

Neil Young and Paul McCartney headlined the second night of the Desert Trip classic-rock wet dream festival in Indio, California last night. Midway through McCartney's…
Peter Helman | October 9, 2016 - 10:47 am

Watch Father John Misty Cover John Lennon’s “God” At The Merry Minstrel Music Circus

During the fourth annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last weekend, Father John Misty joined Jonathan Wilson -- one of…
James Rettig | December 24, 2015 - 9:51 pm

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

Watch Coldplay Cover “Imagine” In Tribute To Paris

Coldplay's show at LA's Belasco Theater last night was supposed to be a big event, livestreamed via Tidal and KROQ and featuring brand new material…
Peter Helman | November 14, 2015 - 12:43 pm

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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