The Beatles already own at least a dozen Guinness World Records, including Most Recorded Song (‘Yesterday,’ natch), Most No. 1 Singles on the U.S. Chart (an even 20 between 1964-70), and Biggest All-Time Sales for a Band. And on Oct. 5, fans will gather in Liverpool to try and add one more record to the list.
If you heard Thin Lizzy‘s ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ during the Republican National Convention last week and thought it was sort of a strange choice for a first-time presidential nominee, you aren’t alone. In fact, the mother of deceased frontman Phil Lynott has taken issue with presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s use of the song.
After decades of disrepair, the ebonies and ivories on a piano used by many of Motown’s biggest acts are living in perfect harmony again — thanks to a repair job paid for by Paul McCartney, who will play the instrument at a benefit gala later this month.
In a move that would probably make John Lennon proud — not to mention inspire him to crack a few dirty jokes about “fracking” — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon brought their Artists Against Fracking coalition to a public forum yesterday (Aug. 29).
Judging from the results of a recent poll, many Americans still have no idea how cloud computing actually works — but once they figure out how to use it, they plan on listening to a whole bunch of classic rock.
We’re all classic rock fans here, so we can probably pretty much all agree that the world would be an emptier place without the voice of the guy whose angelic tenor powered ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ But that’s a future that, until relatively recently, we faced thanks to the vocal paralysis that had plagued Art Garfunkel since 2010.
He hasn’t drummed for Iron Maiden since the early ’80s, but Clive Burr is still in his former bandmates’ thoughts. In fact, as bassist Steve Harris revealed during a recent interview, Burr has been the focus of some of Maiden’s main fundraising efforts.
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