Articles Tagged with the beatles

Metallica At Lollapalooza: Organizer Perry Farrell Didn’t Want Them There

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Metallica is headlining this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which hasn’t made the Lollapalooza festival creator and organizer, Jane’s Addiction founder Perry Farrell, very happy in the past. Metallica, along with none other than former Beatle Paul McCartney, will do the heavy lifting on this year’s Lollapalooza tour from July 31 to August 2 in Chicago. This… Read more »

The Beatles Failed To Revolutionize Music But Rap Did, New Study Finds

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The Beatles have long been considered one of the most influential bands in history, but a new study has found that their true impact on music may have been overrated, the Telegraph reports. “The historians all talk about how The Beatles changed everything but it’s entirely coincidental,” Professor Armand Leroi, of Imperial College and senior… Read more »

Hear Kurt Cobain’s Unreleased Beatles Cover

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Brett Morgan’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck shows off years of labour on Morgan’s end, churning through hundreds of hours of never-before-seen Kurt Cobain footage and photographs. Some of the footage was video, and the rest was audio, visualised through cartoons. Needless to say, almost all of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is noteworthy, and… Read more »

The Gross Place Where Paul McCartney Finds Inspiration

LONDON - FEBRUARY 15: Paul McCartney departs from the High Court on February 15, 2008 in London, England. Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are attending the fifth day of a hearing to reach a financial settlement for their divorce. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Internationally famous songwriter Paul McCartney has revealed some very private truths about himself, including why he never writes about sex and where he finds inspiration when he’s having difficulty finishing a song. In an interview with Q magazine, Paul McCartney said he gets inspired while he’s sitting on the toilet. But according to the Mirror,… Read more »

Tommy Chong Got High With All The Beatles — Except For One

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Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin were an act so heavily associated with marijuana culture that it’s difficult to imagine their names without conjuring of images of smoke-filled cars and stoner antics scored by nervous laughter. While that celebrity may have slightly faded over the years with a new generation of pot smokers, the pair shared… Read more »

‘Paul McCartney Dead’ And Other Great Beatles Conspiracy Theories

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Earlier this week Inquisitr debunked a story that had been widely circulating that claimed Paul McCartney had died decades ago and been replaced by a lookalike. The latest conspiracy theory quoted an “interview” with Ringo Starr in the fictitious Hollywood Enquirer which said “when Paul died, we all panicked, we didn’t know what to do,… Read more »

Kanye West Fans Have No Clue Who Paul McCartney Is

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Kanye West just released a new ballad, “Only One,” featuring Sir Paul McCartney, and his fans are already singing West’s praises for the vocal and writing collaboration. Unfortunately, it’s not for the reasons you might think. Instead of being impressed Kanye worked with a music legend, they applauded him for helping this “unknown” named Paul… Read more »

Ed Sheeran Wins Big, Then Steps Into Controversy

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British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran was one of the big winners at last nights inaugural BBC Music Awards, and almost immediately stepped into controversy. The Guardian reports that 23-year-old Sheeran, whose second album ‘X’ has sold over 1 million copies, won the award for the Best British Artist of 2014 at the glittering ceremony held in… Read more »

Gustavo Cerati Laid To Rest After Years In Coma

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Gustavo Cerati passed away last Thursday after being in a coma since 2010. NY Times reports that the Argentinian singer-songwriter was a legend of rock during Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1980s and his music became the soundtrack for that generation’s pursuit of democracy through his band, Soda Stereo. Cerati was 55 and passed away… Read more »

John Lennon’s Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole For Eighth Time

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John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied release from prison on his eighth appearance before a parole board on Friday, according to New York corrections officials. The decision was handed down by a three-member board, following a hearing on Wednesday. The board determined that Chapman should continue to serve his sentence for the killing… Read more »

John Lennon’s Art And Legacy Made Public

John Lennon's original artwork on display.

For many years now, Yoko Ono has been putting the late John Lennon’s visual artwork up for display in museums all across the globe. The latest exhibition put Lennon’s work out for public viewing at the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, California at the end of June. Ono charges little to no admission for John… Read more »

Were Dave Clark Five The Poor Man’s Beatles?

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The Dave Clark Five appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 18 times and knocked ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ of the top spot, so why are they often referred to as ‘the poor man’s Beatles?’ As band names go the Dave Clark Five is pretty lame. It doesn’t quite have the elemental majesty of… Read more »

John Lennon And Yoko Ono: A Love Story For The Ages

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono were one of the greatest love stories of modern times and even after the famous musician’s tragic murder, they remain one of the most iconic couples in history. But how they met, has conflicting versions. The first one says that when John Lennon agreed to visit the Indica Gallery in… Read more »