Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

Guest post by Peter Palmiere ———————————– All you need is Love rang true Thursday night, July 14 at the Mirage hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada, as Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 10th anniversary of the monumentally successful Beatles LOVE show. The performance, which still attracts record crowds, drew a very good response and a standing ovation from… Continue reading Inside the Beatles' 'LOVE' 10th Anniversary Bash in Las Vegas (Photos)

George Harrison Estate Miffed at Hearing 'Here Comes the Sun' at Republican National Convention

Whenever a popular song is played over the speakers at a political event, it lends itself to the possibility of the artist speaking out against said use – which is exactly what happened with George Harrison‘s estate on Thursday night, just a few days after Third Eye Blind made headlines at a nearby benefit gig.… Continue reading George Harrison Estate Miffed at Hearing 'Here Comes the Sun' at Republican National Convention

The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge

Delta Lady: A Memoir is the apt title of Lafayette, Tennessee-born singer Rita Coolidge‘s new autobiography. That classic Leon Russell-penned track and his signature A Song For You were inspired by Coolidge — also the muse of onetime beau Stephen Stills, who wrote Cherokee about the talented singer/songwriter. But apart from her qualities as a muse of… Continue reading The 'Delta Lady' Speaks: Q&A with Rita Coolidge

Ron Howard-Directed 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years' Documentary Announced, Watch Trailer

It was announced back in 2014 that Ron Howard was attached to a new documentary chronicling the Beatles‘ early-1960s era, and now that project has an official trailer and release information. Titled The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years, the doc looks to be an in-depth look at a crucial time in… Continue reading Ron Howard-Directed 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years' Documentary Announced, Watch Trailer

Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video (Paperback Writer/Rain), invented the concept album (Sgt. Pepper) and created Apple, their own record label. But the Beatles’ most important contribution may be the inspiration… Continue reading Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles

Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

There are many well-known Beatles landmarks scattered across North America. Many of them are well known, from the Hollywood Bowl, to the Ed Sullivan Theater to the Dakota Apartments. But are there other lesser-known sites that still hold some compelling Fab Four history? Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Here are a dozen of them. Toronto Rock and… Continue reading Roll Up for the Mystery Tour: A Visit to Lesser-Known North American Beatles Landmarks

Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

I have a friend who collects vinyl. No, he’s not a plastics bondage freak, I mean vinyl records, old LPs. What would be the garage of his house is a reliquary of forgotten, unwanted, and in some cases spectacular discs from the ’60s.  By the way, I have an admission: I was more than happy… Continue reading Happily Untogether. Or, Ah, PUCKETT.

Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

In this month’s Rock Cellar Magazine – affectionately dubbed “The Ringo Issue” – all of Ringo’s All-Starr bandmates talked to us about their favorite Beatles albums, and a rather surprising number of them included 1966’s Revolver.  Link  HERE Well coincidentally (or not?), just this month a brand spankin’ new Beatles book hit the shelves and… Continue reading Brand New Beatles & “Revolver” Biography (Interview with Author Robert Rodriguez)

Who Is This Guy George Harrison?

Why do we love the Beatles? Maybe it’s because they almost single-handedly shaped two generations and continue to influence new music fans, year after year? Strip away their incredible style and you’ve got s-u-b-s-t-a-n-c-e up the wazoo. We’ve been celebrating and digging up every lone fact on the Beatles for over 5 decades. Just when… Continue reading Who Is This Guy George Harrison?