Giles Martin Reflects on the 50th Anniversary Remix of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Giles Martin Reflects on the 50th Anniversary Remix of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

50 years ago (today, in fact), Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play with the release of the Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Through the ensuing decades, music critics and fans around the globe have routinely cited the record rock’s most seminal and groundbreaking long-player. In celebration of the 50th anniversary […]

Top 11 Songs About Moms

Top 11 Songs About Moms

 A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. – Peter De Vries “Your Mama Don’t Dance” by Loggins and Messina and Poison Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina scored their biggest hit with 1972’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance.” The song looks back at a time when parents railed against […]

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the ‘At the Hollywood Bowl’ Album/Film (Interview)

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Giles Martin on the Beatles and the ‘At the Hollywood Bowl’ Album/Film (Interview)

Producer George Martin was thrust head first into the eye of the hurricane when The Beatles performed a series of now historic concerts held at The Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. Surrounded by thousands of unruly screaming Beatlemaniacs, he witnessed first-hand the mania, excitement and fever pitch generated by the Fab Four, an unforgettable […]

Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Jeff Lynne, on Songwriting, ‘Alone in the Universe’ and ELO’s Legacy (Q&A)

Decades since ELO first disbanded, its legacy has gotten bigger and bigger. The band’s inventive orchestral pop/rock farmed by band mastermind Jeff Lynne’s Technicolor “everything but the kitchen sink production” shamefully didn’t garner the respect and accolades they deserved from a jaded press corps. But in 2016, ELO, once wrongly written off by critics, is […]

Back on the Road: Paul McCartney Announces ‘One On One’ Tour, Issues Statement on George Martin’s Passing

Back on the Road: Paul McCartney Announces ‘One On One’ Tour, Issues Statement on George Martin’s Passing

Sir Paul McCartney will once again bring his impeccable catalog and live show to stages around the world this year. On Tuesday, Macca announced the One On One tour, which comes on the heels of the triumphant Out There! trek that came to its end in the fall of 2015. The outing will be another can’t-miss experience for […]

Breaking: According to Ringo Starr, George Martin Has Died at Age 90

Breaking: According to Ringo Starr, George Martin Has Died at Age 90

On Tuesday night, Ringo Starr posted the following on Twitter, intimating that legendary Beatles producer George Martin, affectionately known as ‘The Fifth Beatle’, has died: God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx ?✌️??☮ — #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016 Thank you for […]

‘Let It Be ‘Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg Talks ‘Beatles 1’

‘Let It Be ‘Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg Talks ‘Beatles 1’

Trendsetters in songwriting, recording, production, style and fashion, the Beatles set the bar in the field of 20th century popular culture. Back in 1966, they took one giant step that predated the MTV revolution by 15 years with the hallucinogenic-tinged surreal whimsy and wonder of Strawberry Fields Forever, perhaps the first conceptual music video ever. […]

Top 11 Long Songs

Top 11 Long Songs

Since the dawn of rock, hit singles have always been about three minutes in length. Radio stations, hoping to play as many songs as possible, routinely refused to play any record that approached four minutes or more. Artists and record companies, hungry for a hit single, went along with the unwritten rule. And fans, with […]