The older sister of George Harrison wants to set the story straight. Because “so much garbage has been written about George and the Beatles,” Louise tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, she has decided to write a tell-all memoir about her famous brother and his iconic band. The book, which will also feature never-before-seen photos, letters and documents, is expected to hit shelves no later than 2013.
British film director Ken Russel, best known in the music world for his work on the Who‘s 1975 rock opera ‘Tommy,’ passed away is his sleep Sunday in Lymington, England, following a series of strokes. He was 84.
Never drink alone again! A new website called Drinkify.org is a godsend for budding alcoholics — and casual drinkers too, we suppose — looking for the perfect cocktail to accompany their latest musical preferences. The concept is simple: Enter the name of the band or artist you are currently listening to, and Drinkify comes up with the boozy elixir to best compliment your soundtrack.
More than two dozen giant Gibson guitar sculptures designed in honor of the Doors, Motley Crue, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne and others have been decorating various spots on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip for the better part of a year, and now those 20-foot-tall axes will be auctioned for charity.
Kiss are turning back the clock for the recording of their new album, ‘Monster,’ which should be out by the summer of 2012. The band is bucking the trend of using digital recording gear, opting instead for the retro experience of old analog equipment and a stripped-down approach. In other words, don’t expect any outside writers, extra keyboards or superfluous children’s choruses this time around
More details have been unveiled about the 12 bonus tracks featured in the upcoming re-release of the Rolling Stones‘ 1978 album ‘Some Girls,’ including the full track and personnel listings. The dozen tracks, many of which were recorded instrumentally with vocals added recently by Mick Jagger, will be included in the the Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Some Girls,’ which has been remastered for the occasion and drops Nov. 21.
The Occupy Wall Street movement got a little entertainment from the son of a Beatle earlier this week when Sean Lennon descended on the encampment with some friends to offer up an inspiring revolutionary ditty for the masses. What did the son of John Lennon, and his buddies perform: ‘Power to the People?’ Nope. ‘Imagine?’ Not exactly. Try Madonna’s ode to unhindered capitalism, ‘Material Girl.’
Steven Tyler is “doing splendidly,” the Paraguayan dentist who treated the Aerosmith singer reports, and the band will perform Wednesday (Oct. 26) in the country’s capital of Asuncion, one day after a freak fall left him with a bloodied mouth that caused the postponement of a scheduled Tuesday gig there.
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