Mope Rock, New Beatles and Prog

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The U.K., when not obsessing over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, is abuzz right now with rumors about Paul McCartney’s possible involvement in the next Olympic games, which come to London next summer. According to NME, Macca is being coy but hinted that the whispers might indeed be true — he and Ringo Starr will perform at the opening ceremonies with a “new” version of The Beatles.  

Blunts, Jobs and Guns

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2010
What happens when a Beatles fan controls the most influential music outlet in the world and its high-powered marketing arm? Well, nothing good. After weeks of hype and rumored cloud-computing advancements to iTunes, Ringo-lover Steve Jobs announced today that The Beatles' catalog is now on iTunes. Meh.  

Bettye LaVette: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

[Anti Records]

0 Comments · Friday, June 25, 2010
If one needs proof of the existence of a cosmic overmind or benevolent deity, the recent re-emergence of Bettye LaVette should be all the evidence required. On her new album, classics of British Rock expand into simmering Soul gems of indescribable power and emotion.  

Pope-Mo-Beatle, Hank Dub and Raging F Bombs

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Beatles, once designated "Bigger than Jesus" by John Lennon, are now Vatican-approved. Perhaps because of the changing culture (or maybe designed for an approval-ratings boost timed to "Beatles Week" on American Idol), the Vatican newspaper honored The Beatles with special editions timed to the 40th anniversary of their breakup.  

Afghan Whigs, The Eagles and Booty Dance

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Defunct Cincinnati-bred rockers The Afghan Whigs have a great rare track posted on their MySpace page: a cover of John Lennon's "Woman," originally recorded for a planned (then shelved) Lennon tribute album in the mid-'90s. The group had trouble with the song initially because it was based around a looped sample from The Beatles' McCartney-penned hit "The Long and Winding Road," and Sir Paul refused permission for them to use it.