We all knew that the Beatles NEVER go out of style. Everyone, and I mean everyone, likes the Beatles. They have expired numerous musicals (Rain, Across The Universe) and are still selling at a rapid rate on iTunes. It seems like new compilation albums for the Beatles are coming out every year because their music is still in high demand.
John, Paul, Ringo, and George, you have made such an impact on the music industry, and that is evident in how the youngest generation knows your music.
The music of the Beatles has been passed on from one generation to another as we hear our parents play it, and our parents, parents played it.
We all know “Hey Jude”, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, “Twist and Shout”, and “I Am the Walrus.”
Watch kids from 6 to 10 answer questions about the Beatles and react to their musical performances and afterwards, a couple argue using a medley of 17 Beatles songs.
We will ignore Justin Beiber references, but accept the “He’s the Niall,” One Direction comments.
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Girls and cartoon fanatics everywhere, rejoice! The Cartoon Network has announced the return of THE POWERPUFF GIRLS!
That’s right, folks! The pint-sized superheroines known as Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will return for a TV special to be released later this year. According to the press release, the kindergarten-aged trio will have to not only save Townsville, but the rest of the world!
A new character named Fibonnaci Sequins will join the Powerpuff Girls for their new adventure. Fibonnaci Sequins is Townsville’s most famous mathematician (ha ha, get it?) and will be voiced by —wait for it— RINGO STARR!
The Beatles legend has also recorded a new original song for the special titled, “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl.”
For those who grew up with the girls, don’t be surprised if they look a little different. The new installment of The Powerpuff Girls will be computer generated. The Bleeding Cool believes this is what Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup will look like:
Am I a little skeptical? A little, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be a little excited to see an old favourite return to television!
Here’s a reason why the next generation is not doomed. Being quizzed on her favourite musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, this little girl seriously knows her stuff.
I swear, by the time she gets to kindergarten, she’ll probably become a mini-Wikipedia for music! Three cheers for awesome kids and their parents!
If you were to draw a celebrity, Skrillex would probably be one of the most recognizable faces. Undercut. Glasses. Earrings. Done.
The dubstep maestro has finally made it big time guys. Sure, he reached success with “Bangarang” but now he’s a clue in the app “Draw Something.” If you’re not familiar with the game, players alternate between drawing pictures and guessing what the image is supposed to be. In the past, Beyonce, Eminem and The Beatles have been clues in the game but
Sonny Moore Skrillex might be a little more challenging. Though he has a lot of identifiable traits, some players might not be as familiar with him as you are.
How much is he worth? Three coins as a “hard” clue, but that seems a little low to us.
Pop Dust had a difficult question ready for One Direction: “Who’s the cutest member of The Wanted?” Awkward! And mean…
Still, the boys handled the unexpected question well by laughing it off. While two of them considered booking it out the door, Louis pointed the finger at Harry as his favourite member of
The Band That Must Not be Named The Wanted leaving his band mate a bit perplexed.
The boys proudly showcased their music trivia knowledge by expertly answering questions about fellow brits The Beatles and Spice Girls. They must be pretty happy right now! They’ve hit number one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart for their album Up All Night. Congrats boys! [Source]
Listen to an elderly gentleman tell us kids all about Paul McCartney. Who is Paul McCartney you ask? Apparently, he was old, totally random and not as good as Lil B from The Pack. Well, that’s according to The History Channel and Twitter.
Funny or Die put together a hypothetical bio of The Beatles star, called “Who the Fuck is Paul McCartney?” It demonstrates how history can be distorted over time when you take fragments of a person’s career and try to link them together. Plus it shows a generation lapse, as many young people did not know who Paul McCartney was at the recent Grammys.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – the actor, troubadour, independent film-trailblzers and recreational musician – remember his duet with Zooey Deschenel pre-New Years Eve?
That was until his Hit RECord event at Sundance on Thursday night, the 50/50 star strapped on his acoustic and belted out an adorkable rendition of the Beatles classic. It was a part of Gordon-Levitt’s collaborative company – the event also included a reading of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a variety of short films and a heaping of fan-interaction as he encouraged everyone to turn their recording devices on. Most of those fans did and nearly every moment of the 90-minute performance is captured and already uploaded to the official Hit RECord website.
Oh – and he recently cleared up the definition of ‘hipster’ as: Someone who kind of dresses up like an artist but they don’t actually make anything. He added, “So all you people calling me a hipster can go fuck yourselves cause I’m makin’ shit all the goddam time. People are like, ‘You wear skinny jeans’ but these are 501s man.”
Dhani Harrison, the son of George (the late and great Beatles guitarist) visited Abbey Road studio with long-time Beatles producer George Martin and his son, Giles to discover something sacred. Deep in the master tracks of “Here Comes The Sun” from 1969′s Abbey Road, Dhani stumbles upon a lost solo from his father’s ballad. It completely changes the texture of the song, not to mention how freakin’ cool it is.
It’s chilling, but doesn’t compare to the moment when George Martin turns to Dhani and says, “You’re like your father.”
“It’s pretty awesome to wake up in the city that you grew up in,” confessed Hull, moments before opening for My Chemical Romance and Blink-182 as part of the 2011 Honda Civic Tour. It would almost seem that, other than sharing a stage, lyrical honesty and vulnerability is about all that these three bands have in common.
“It’s fun man, they’re all really kind people,” says Hull about being on the road with MCR and Blink. It’s been a sleepless summer for Hull and company, leaping between a plethora of festivals from Montreal’s Osheaga to Chicago’s Lollapalooza. “It’s been quite an experience to play these venues. It’s definitely this casting vision tour to really see how big a band can get. It’s kind of crazy. And [Blink-182] is definitely a band that represented a huge part of our childhood.”
The nearly two hour performance showcases Dave Grohl and company in Beatles-esque suits with Taylor Hawkin’s kick drum in Beatles font. The Fab Four poses and head shakes are perfected by the band and they commit to it so much to broadcast the first half of the show in black-and-white.
For those that aren’t following, the Beatles were a British band from the 1960s that had some good songs and significantly changed music. In 1964, they made their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Playing fiercly through Wasting Light in its entirety and bringing out a parade of radio hits, including “Everlong” and “All My Life”, the Foos appear to be in their prime. In fact, the new album has been deemed as their best album in years by many critics including Rolling Stone.
The iconic recording studios in northwest London, where The Beatles recorded many of their songs, are being offered to bidders because the label’s owners, company Terra Firma, are looking to reduce the company’s debts.
The sale of the studios, located in St. John’s Wood, could reportedly raise tens of millions of pounds.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Bollywood debut was so awkward I could barely watch, but I couldn’t look away either.
There has never been any mistaking Harper for a cool guy; an Obama-type personality. Harper belongs on TLC, not MTV, and that isn’t news. But his appearance on India’s version of So You Think You Can Dance reaffirmed that there really isn’t much personality under his tough conservative skin.
In early October, Harper performed on stage with famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Harper’s rendition of The Beatles’ With a Little Help From My Friends was actually…not too bad. It was the first time that many had seen Harper peek his head out of a Conservative shell that he’d been hiding in since he became Prime Minister. I started to cut him some slack.
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A preview for the upcoming film about the Beatles’ John Lennon has been released, reports NME.com. The film, entitled “Nowhere boy,” is about Lennon’s childhood and adolescence. It features Kristin Scott Thomas and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh.
The film is based on the book, “Imagine This: Growing Up With My Brother John Lennon” by Lennon’s half sister Julia Baird. The movie is also said to feature music from Goldfrapp.
“Nowhere boy” premieres tonight (Oct. 29) as part of the London Film Festival’s closing night. It has a general release date in the United Kingdom slated for Dec. 26.
Madonna’s greatest hits album, Celebration, has reached number one on the charts in the United Kingdom, reports Perez Hilton. This is the eleventh time the songstress has reached the top spot across the pond, tying her with Elvis and putting her right behind The Beatles for most number one albums.
The most successful female solo artist of all time has also entered the British record books for spending more weeks than any other female solo artist- 29 – at the top of the Official UK Album Chart and having the most number one singles for a female solo artist – 13. She has had the number one album and single simultaneously four times, a record for a female solo artist.
For a generation of people who missed out on the 1960s and the advent of rock’n'roll, we sure are getting to be well-versed. Yet another biopic is slated for release this October, this time in the name of John Lennon.
Nowhere Boy is based on the book Imagine This: Growing Up with my Brother John Lennon by Lennon’s half sister Julia Baird, according to Pitchfork. The screenplay was written by Matt Greenhalgh, author of the Joy Division film Control. The film will focus more on Baird’s experience growing up with the rising star, perhaps offering a unique insight into what transformed Lennon into one of the most idyllic artists of our time.
On board to direct in his feature film debut is Sam Taylor Wood, whose repertoire includes the BAFTA-nominated punk short Love You More.
The ultimate remastered edition of the Beatles catalog is probably going to be the big-ticket Christmas item this holiday season. Alongside this cornucopia of creamy Liverpool goodness is The Beatles: Rock Band, most likely the other big ticket Christmas item – if the stores have any left after the initial sellout.
And to provide the third stabilizing leg to this triumverate of old-meets-new deliciousness is a brand-new The Beatles: Rock Band Xbox 360 model. Featuring psychedelic designs by the same animators who will blow your minds via the intro cinematic sequence to the new Rock Band cash-cow, this model also has another feature that I’m sure the boys from across the pond would be proud of – every unit sold has all proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders.
Finally, as if the above trinity of Beatlemania wasn’t enough, All You Need Is Love is now available as an Xbox Live download, once again with proceeds going to DWB.
To find out more information, head on over to http://www.xbox.com/en-CA/games/splash/b/beatlesrockband/ where you’ll have the chance to join the Fab Four Mystery Tour, an “interactive look at the Beatles and the many twists and turns of their legendary career.” Check it out, Jude, don’t let me down.
The Beatles are releasing their entire remastered catalogue on September 9th, the same date as the release of “The Beatles: Rock Band” video game. This is the first time the Beatle’s catalogue has been digitally remastered.
andPOP is giving away a Beatles lithograph (click here to see what it looks like).
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George Harrison may have been known as “the quiet Beatle,” but the late musician will be the toast of the town when he gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month.
Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001 at age 58, will receive the tribute on the world-famous sidewalk on April 14, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Friday. The ceremony will be attended by his widow, Olivia Harrison, and his son, Dhani.
Neil Aspinall has died in hospital at the age of 66, after a battle with lung cancer.
Aspinall was called “The Fifth Beatle.” As a childhood friend of Paul McCartney and George Harrison, he was the band’s first tour manager and continued to work with them throughout their careers. According to the BBC, Aspinall “remained fiercely loyal to the group, looking after their business interests and taking legal action on their behalf.”
Aspinall was a chief executive of Apple from 1970-2007, ensuring that the Beatles continued to make money.
He played various instruments in songs like Magical Mystery Tour, Within You Without You and Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite, and created the albums Beatles Anthology and Beatles One.
In a statement, Ringo Starr said that, “I’ve known Neil many years and he was a good friend. We were blessed to have him in our lives and he will be missed.”
Aspinall has five children with wife, Suzy.
“Meet the Beatles,” an album signed by all four members of the famous British band, has brought in more money in an auction than what was originally expected.
CBC Arts reports the album sold for US$115,228.82 at an auction in New York. It is believed the price is an all-time high.
The record was sold by George Harrison’s sister, although it is not clear who bought it yet, as the auction was done through the site ItsOnlyRockNRoll.com.
All four Beatles signed the record with personal messages to Harrison’s sister, Louise, while they were on tour in 1964.