iOS app Android app

The Beatles

Bang Bang Boom Boom: Chatting with Beth Hart, The Devil Wears Prada's Mike Hranica's One & A Half Hearts, and NC Rocks OH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's such a work of love, oh my God, and there are so many love songs on it. I think it's my first record that I've actually written a lot about love," says Beth Hart, about Bang Bang Boom.

Former Beatles Frontman Dies At 72

Posted 02.18.2013 | Celebrity

Tony Sheridan, the British singer, songwriter and guitarist who once fronted the Beatles, died Saturday (Feb. 16) in Hamburg, Germany. He was 72. ...

Beatles in India: The Retreat That Reverberates Across the Universe

Philip Goldberg | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Why would four young, bright, fun-loving youngsters, wealthy beyond imagining, able to go anywhere and do anything, spend large chunks of time each day with their eyes closed? What is this meditation thing?

Who Is thenewno2? Dhani Harrison's All-Star Soundtracker

Scott Thill | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

What fascinates Harrison and thenewno2 going forward is a tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club starting in May, and a third full-length from thenewno2, whose sophomore trip-pop release thefearofmissingout dropped last year.

Dog Ears Music: Love and Its Aftermath Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Big Boi, Lefty Frizzell, Garbage, Bessie Smith, The Alabama Shakes, and more.

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life

Dave Tomar | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

Few things make you feel older than telling your own life story through a dead medium. I can't say I miss cassette tapes. But I think of them fondly, if not for their general inconvenience or mediocre sound quality, for the fact that they, like my teenage years, were a long time ago.

HARD DAY'S NIGHT: Police Arrest 3 John Lennons

Posted 02.05.2013 | Weird News

They couldn't just give peace a chance. Police in Brazil are going through a bad case of Beatlemania after arresting three people -- and finding on...

Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

To know Pete Townshend a little is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more.

The Beatles' Last Performance

Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Jan. 30 marks the anniversary of the last live public concert by The Beatles. Held on Jan. 30, 1969, The Beatles played on the roof of the Apple O...

'Honoring Linda's Vegetarian Legacy'

Posted 01.25.2013 | Celebrity

Sir Paul McCartney has been a vegetarian for a long time. His late wife, Linda, put him up to it. Over the years, she converted many others. In a ...

John Lennon, U2, Larry Norman And A Trilogy Of God Songs

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Whereas Lennon tends to reject religion outright and U2 sings about its mysterious ways and at least partial un-knowability, Larry Norman represents a Christian conservatism both confident of its rightness and critical of those failing to embrace a particular definition of orthodoxy.

An Anthem for Sandy Hook

Gerit Quealy | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

Sitting at the services for Ben Wheeler, I and all of the close friends of David and Francine and Nate Wheeler wondered, how do we carry them? And not just us, the whole town, the whole country and the world was struck to the heart's core by this act of brutality.

Paul McCartney Tweets Video Of Late Wife

Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment

Paul McCartney shared an animated video that features his late wife Linda McCartney with fans on Monday, tweeting that it was "great to see Linda anim...

WATCH: Beatles In The Unemployment Office?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Comedy

Even the most ardent "flash mob" haters have to admit that a band spontaneously playing "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles in a Spanish unemployment ...

The Sartorialists Discuss Savile Row (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

It could be argued that one cannot be a true English gentleman without a stiff upper lip and a suit from Savile Row. Built between 1731 and 1735 this ...

Glenn Gould, Petula Clark, The Beatles and 'the noise you make while breaking rules'

Dana Sachs | Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
Dana Sachs

Which music do you consider superior? The Beatles or Petula Clark? And, along these same lines, do you have an opinion on the "polarity," as Gould would have it, between Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky?

Yoko Ono Says McCartney Mostly To Blame For Beatles Breakup

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment

Newly released recordings of interviews with some of music's biggest names -- from Steven Tyler to Graham Nash -- reveal yet another wrinkle in the de...

The Ballad Of John And ... John

Bert Montgomery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Yes, we hear a lot about two Johns every time December rolls around: Strange and hairy, screaming as loud as they can that we've really messed up the world, and we all better get our act straight before it's too late.

Micky Dolenz: The Man, the Myth, the Monkee... and Me

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?

Celebrating Ravi Shankar's Spiritual Legacy

Philip Goldberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The powerful mix of music, friendship, collaboration, and spiritual transformation constitutes a unique legacy. In celebrating the remarkable life of Pandit Ravi Shankar, it should be appreciated as much as his astonishing virtuosity.

The New Star Wars, Disney & Why Sci-Fi Was So Great in the 1970s

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It's by far the biggest, best and most surprising entertainment news of 2012, yet still no one knows quite what to make of it: starting in 2015 we're getting a new Star Wars trilogy, beginning with Episode VII, supervised by George Lucas and produced by Disney.

The Essential Music -- and Art -- of The Golden Age of Vinyl

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Five years after the "Golden Age of Vinyl" came to a close, the MTV invasion established the dominance of the music video. A few years later came CDs, with their tiny art and microscopic liner notes. The generation of great art representing great music was over.

An Obituary for Frank Barsalona: The Man Who Made Rock With a Conscience

Jack Healey | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
Jack Healey

Frank Barsalona was the architect who built the temple of rock. He was the guy that transformed it from just music into a movement, turned it into something that reached people all over the world and changed the way we related to one another.

Pete Bennett Promoted Elvis, Beatles, Stones -- and Pete Bennett

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.02.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Pete became a sort of self-parody of the obnoxious promotion man. He photo-bombed so many stars -- mostly with their blessings but sometimes as a vaguely-positioned background figure -- that his photo op with the Pope led some to ask, "Who's that with Pete?"

Dog Ears Music: Bankrupt on Selling Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Modest Mouse, The Velvet Underground, Fitz and the Tantrums, Sleater-Kinney, Honeycut and more.