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Ringo Starr To Finally Get That Museum Exhibit We've All Been Waiting For

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Ringo Starr To Be Producer On His Album For First Time
Having, of course, long ago grown sick and tired of the ceaseless attention paid to such lesser members of The Beatles as John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney, society has long wished for a museum exhibition dedicated solely to exploring the life and times of drummer Ringo Starr.  For as well all know, there’s been no more...

Monkees Frontman Davy Jones Has Died

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Davy Jones, frontman of the 60s pop group The Monkees, died today in a hospital in Florida. TMZ broke the news this morning, stating that Jones died after suffering a heart attack. However, an official cause of death has yet to be announced.

10 Songs For Your New Year's Eve Playlist

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New Year's Eve is always a great opportunity for a fresh start. It's a chance to get get rid of negative vibes and tell yourself that this year will be your year. Or if you've had an awesome year, it's a time to celebrate and party like it's 1999. Whatever you're mood may be, we want you to welcome 2012 with open arms. So we've compiled a list of songs that will set the mood just right this...

George Harrison's Sister To Write Tell-All Memoir

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George Harrison's older sister, Louise Harrison, has decided at the ripe old age of 80 that she would like to clear up some of the rumors about The Beatles by releasing a tell-all memoir. The book is slated to be released in either 2012 or 2013, and will include previously unpublished photographs of George and letters he wrote to Louise. It's...

Paul McCartney ‎Blames John Lennon For Beatles Split

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Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To Jimi Hendrix At Isle Of Wight
We'll never know what might have happened - or more specifically what music we might have heard - had The Beatles not disbanded. And for that great rock n' roll mystery we can thank John Lennon. In a conversation with radio host Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio this week, Paul  McCartney revealed that it was Lennon who demanded that The Beatles...

The Beatles Featured On New British Library App

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The British Library is putting a digital spin on its historic collection of documents by launching the Treasures app for smart-phones. Launched this week for Apple and Android devices, the app provides a digital tour of 100 literary, scientific, musical and historical documents in the British Library's collection. And right there between original scores by Mozart and an...

Apple To Sell Beatles Music On iTunes, Finally

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The Beatles-iTunes Rumors Heat Up Before Apple Event
Apple has - finally! - reached an agreement to sell Beatles albums on iTunes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Apple on Monday posted a message on the iTunes homepage that it would make "an exciting announcement" Tuesday morning. Well, Tuesday morning is here and the Cupertino, Calif. boys did not disappoint; a deal for legal downloading of the...

Coldplay Announce Holiday Charity Shows; Kanye West Says They're Better...

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Coldplay Announce Holiday Charity Shows; Kanye West Says They're Better Than The Beatles
In 'normal' Coldplay news, the band are putting aside work on the follow-up to 2008’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends this holiday season to play two shows to benefit the British homeless charity, Crisis. The shows will take place in Liverpool on December 19 and Newcastle on December 20. The band will play for just 1,000 people each night,...

Apparently John Lennon's Toilet Is Worth $15,500

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As we noted last week, John Lennon fandom and Beatlemania continues to the point that even the oddest Fab Four trinket can be sold for a hefty profit if you find the right (or delusional) buyer.  Which is why it kind of makes sense that a Lennon fan would be willing to drop $15,500 for a 40-something-year-old toilet once owned – and used, of course – by John Lennon himself.  Yup.  A...

John Lennon's Memory Honored Through The Auctioning Of His Toilet

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This weekend marks the 33rd annual Beatles convention in Liverpool, and with it comes the yearly auction of rare Fab Four memorabilia.  Everything from rare album pressings to signed items… to John Lennon’s toilet.  Yes, with a little luck and a daring bid, you could be the owner of the porcelain chair that John Lennon used to dispose his own human waste.  It warms the heart, really, to...

The Surviving Members Of The Beatles Reunite For Ringo Starr's Birthday

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While yesterday was Ringo Starr’s 70th birthday, it seems as if hardcore Beatles fans and obsessives were the ones who got the best present, as Ringo’s All Star Band – which was performing a birthday set (with Ringo on drums, natch) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City – was joined live and onstage by Paul McCartney for a roaring take on the Beatles’ “Birthday” (and since...

Apparently, Paul McCartney's Dead

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Paul McCartney Turned Away From White House Before Performance
Because no one has ever, ever misinterpreted the lyrics of the Beatles or their message, MVD Visual has announced the release of a DVD entitled PAUL McCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD, The Last Testament of George Harrison, which continues and builds upon the hoax that Paul McCartney was killed in a 1966 car accident and...

Liam Gallagher's New Band To Soundtrack Apple Records Film (Of Course)

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Remember how we told you about ex-Oasis frontman/ faded John Lennon copy-of-a-copy-of-copy-of-a-copy Liam Gallagher’s plans to make a film about the Beatles’ — of course — Apple Corps record label?  Well, NME reports that the singer announced at Cannes earlier this week that he’s found a “more exciting” group than the Beatles to soundtrack the upcoming...

Paul McCartney Blames EMI For Beatle-less iTunes

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You woke up this morning, checked the iTunes store and still no Beatles for sale (and how great would it be to actually purchase the album Beatles for Sale on iTunes?!). It's quite ridiculous that we cannot download a Beatles song on iTunes, but just know that Sir Paul McCartney hears our collective weeping. The music legend has chimed in by...

Liam Gallagher Developing A Film About The Beatles

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Liam Gallagher is taking a shot at The Beatles. UK's Daily Mail reports that the former Oasis frontman is developing a film about the Fab Four's lesser heyday and more so high-days at Apple, their record company at Savile Row Headquarters. Liam attained the rights to Richard DiLello's 1972 memoir, The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Dairy of The Beatles, Their Million Dollar...

The Vatican Calls A Truce With The Beatles

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Proving that the Catholic Church has nothing absolutely nothing larger or more serious to worry about, nope, absolutely nothing at all, the Vatican has announced that they have “finally made peace with the Beatles,” according to the Associated Press. 40 years after the seminal pop band’s breakup, Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano offered a tribute to John,...

Abbey Road Studios To Be Sold By Cash-strapped EMI

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Abbey Road Studios To Be Sold By Cash-strapped EMI
The Beatles disbanded long ago and Paul McCartney has had an incredible solo career so far with Ringo Starr attempting to follow close behind. However, the end of the Beatles era may truly be turning into a reality very soon. The famous recording studio on Abbey Road is up for sale because of EMI's severe financial problems. Yes, we're...