Beatles Fans to Attempt New Guinness World Record in October
The Beatles already own at least a dozen Guinness World Records, including Most Recorded Song (‘Yesterday,’ natch), Most No. 1 Singles on the U.S. Chart (an even 20 between 1964-70), and Biggest All-Time Sales for a Band. And on Oct. 5, fans will gather in Liverpool to try and add one more record to the list.
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Lead ‘Artists Against Fracking’
In a move that would probably make John Lennon proud — not to mention inspire him to crack a few dirty jokes about “fracking” — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon brought their Artists Against Fracking coalition to a public forum yesterday (Aug. 29).
Classic Rock Will Rule ‘the Cloud’
Judging from the results of a recent poll, many Americans still have no idea how cloud computing actually works — but once they figure out how to use it, they plan on listening to a whole bunch of classic rock.
Alice Cooper Celebrates 40 Years of ‘School’s Out’ with Advice for Students
Four decades ago this month, Alice Cooper released the song that would help define his career — and become an annual staple on rock radio, not to mention graduation playlists, for years to come. We’re talking about ‘School’s Out,’ of course, and Cooper helped celebrate his signature work’s latest anniversary with a Huffington Post editorial titled ‘A Rock Star’s Guide to Coping After Not Getting Your Grades at School.’
Paul McCartney Joins the Isley Brothers at Apollo Theater Benefit
There aren’t many concerts that are worth $5,000 a ticket, but the one Paul McCartney played last Saturday (Aug. 11) just might have justified its eyebrow-raising cost of admission.
Olympic Stadium Comes Together for Singalong of Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’
Just over 45 years ago, the Beatles told us “there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” — and it surely felt that way for the fans and competitors in attendance at the Olympics on Saturday (August 4), when the stadium joined together in a massive singalong rendition of ‘All You Need Is Love.’
Alice Cooper Reportedly Recording Covers Album
From Paul McCartney to Ozzy Osbourne, pretty much every artist gets around to releasing an album of covers at some point — and it sounds like Alice Cooper is getting ready to join the list with his next LP.
48-Year-Old Rhode Island Man Claims to Be Bob Dylan’s Illegitimate Son
Imagine spending most of your life not knowing who your biological parents were — and then, when you finally track down your mother, hearing her tell you she’s “pretty sure” Bob Dylan is your father.
Gene Simmons: ‘I’ve Been Arrogant and Selfish All My Life’
You may want to sit down for this one: Apparently, Gene Simmons understands that he has occasionally been guilty of treating the women in his life with something less than total respect.
Meat Loaf Sues Impersonator for Cybersquatting
As a musician, you sort of know you’ve arrived when the touring market can support someone else charging people to watch their own performances of your hits — but there are definitely drawbacks to having your own celebrity impersonator. Just ask Meat Loaf, who’s suing a Loaf tribute act for squatting on the MeatLoaf.org domain name.
Steve Miller’s ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ Voted Best Song By Bird Lovers
Happy Fourth of July, everybody — and before you start slipping (slipping, slipping) off to your barbecues and fireworks displays, Birds & Blooms Magazine would like to help you celebrate the holiday with a list of the best-ever songs about birds.
Beatles Still Blamed by Russian Officials for ‘Recreational Drug Use Increase’
According to a Russian health official, the youth of his country have a major drug problem — and it all goes back to those darn Beatles.