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Publisher Activision spent $500 million making and promoting Destiny, and you can now hear the Paul McCartney song that some of that money paid for. The former member of The Beatles worked with developer Bungie on a theme song for the massively multiplayer sci-fi shooter, and you can hear it over the end credits when you beat the game. The tune features the phrase “hope for the future” several times as well as references to “our destiny.” So, yeah, it’s not exactly “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”  An original song from McCartney is a testament to both how much Activision spent on Destiny as well as how games are taking cues from Hollywood. Movies have long had celebrity musicians write and record original tracks, but games have rarely had money to do the same.

While it might seem like a risk to spend half a billion dollars on production, marketing, and songs from former Beatles, the investment is already paying off. Activision announced today that Destiny has already generated $50 details

Now, 45 years later, the famous zebra crossing is not only an English Heritage site, but the studio where the LP was recorded has set up a live feed of the crossing . It has become a shrine for Beatles fans worldwide to visit - and annoy traffic. You don't have to wait long to witness faithful pilgrims tramping along Abbey Road to use the the same zebra crossing that John, Paul, George and Ringo used for the cover of the Abbey Road album, released in September, 1969. Groups of friends or tour parties gather either side of the road and start snapping. Then the fun begins. Some try to use the crossing in fours - like the Beatles - stopping mid-way for pals to take a precious snap. Others abuse the crossing mercilessly, crossing time after time and posing ridiculously, much to the frustration of the motorists they are delaying. Meanwhile in the foreground, fans can be seen snapping the studio building where the album was recorded. Many feel obliged to leave their names behind, which is why the studio's outside wall is famously repainte details

Screaming fans, packed stadiums and songs we all know by heart were part of the craze known as Beatlemania. To celebrate everything Beatles, native New Orleanian and internationally recognized Beatles authority Bruce Spizer will discuss the Fab Four on Oct. 7 beginning at 7 p.m. at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Spizer has written eight books about the Beatles and has served as a consultant for EMI and Apple Records for their CD re-releases of the American configurations of the Beatles catalogue. He has also written questions for a special Beatles "Trivial Pursuit" board game, and has appeared on national television news shows and radio shows. This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required. Banned books What do "To Kill A Mockingbird," "Slaugterhouse Five" and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" have in common?  Each of these books along with many others has been on a "banned book" list at one time or another.

 The East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metai details

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (News release) - A huge collection of Beatles photographs and images is set for display at the Beatles at the Ridge music festival Sept. 19 and 20. The Argenta Collection will be unveiled at the annual festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. “The Argenta Collection contains 229 large format photos. These go back to the days when photographs were taken by news reporters with film cameras, and many photos were kept in archives and never published,” said festival chairman Charles Snapp. Retro Images originally composed the collection for the Argenta Arts Foundation in North Little Rock.  After being displayed there, the foundation donated the entire collection to Downtown Walnut Ridge, Inc. “This is likely the largest such collection in the world, and that is no hype. The collection really is that massive,” said Snapp. “This is a tremendous gift to Downtown Walnut Ridge, and we plan to make the most of it.”
The entire collection will be on display during Beatles at the Ridge at The Studio, a new event cen details

The two bedrooms and en-suite master offer 'versatile accommodation' in an apartment building which comes with its own porter, according to the agents, but the property 'will require some updating'. Harrison and Starr moved to the London flat at the recommendation of their manager Brian Epstein, who lived upstairs on the fifth floor from December 1963 until 1965. Epstein hosted a number of parties in his top-floor flat including a legendary gathering in August 1964, which all four Beatles, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Judy Garland, among others, are believed to have attended. The celebrations spread to the roof of the building where a temporary ballroom - complete with red carpet was set up in a marquee. Harrison and Starr's flat was burgled on 19 April 1964 while the pair were at a recording session and a party - but little was stolen apart from cufflinks, cash and souvenirs from a trip to the U.S. ,.

A year later the Beatles met at the property for a cup of details

Ringo Starr moving to Los Angeles - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The former Beatles drummer reveals he is offloading his 200-acre estate in Surrey so he and his wife Barbara Bach can make full use of their Beverly Hills mansion and embrace the clean-living Los Angeles lifestyle. He tells the Mail on Sunday newspaper, "We're selling our house in Surrey and moving to L.A. We've had it for 15 years but we don't spend enough time there, and L.A is the right place for us to be now. "It's not that sad, because it's time for a change... and the weather is better over there.

I'm really into the healthy lifestyle that they have out in L.A." Starr bought the Surrey property in 1999. He also owns an apartment in London. 

Source: The Express, UK


The music of “the quiet Beatle” George Harrison will be celebrated in a star-studded, one-night only event at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Sept. 28th, according to Rolling Stone. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison will pay tribute to Harrison’s acclaimed solo works with a lineup of performers that is nothing short of amazing. Artists to pay tribute to George include Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Norah Jones, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon’s Britt Daniel and the highly in-demand, Weird Al Yankovic, among others. The night will also feature a performance from Harrison’s son Dhani, and even more surprise guests throughout the night, event organizers promise.

Plus, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will go towards the Sweet Relief foundation, which “provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disab details

IT WAS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME opportunity to hear The Beatles as they were intended in the hallowed space where they created their extraordinary music. To mark the launch of The Beatles In Mono vinyl remasters, Apple Records and MOJO hosted a special evening gathering at Abbey Road’s legendary Studio 2 to listen to tracks from the new versions and hear a panel of distinguished guests discuss how the group recorded and mixed their songs. The doors of Studio 2, where The Beatles recorded the majority of their material, swung open at 5.30pm to welcome a specially invited audience of 100 or so Fabs fans, including several dozen MOJO readers selected from our recent online competition. The event started with the master of ceremonies – storied music writer and broadcaster Mark Ellen – introducing the panel, comprising Beatles engineer Ken Scott; BBC radio producer and Beatle boffin Kevin Howlett; Sean Magee, the remastering and cutting engineer who worked on the new vinyls; and Toerag Studios producer and mono enthusiast Liam Watson.


Dorinish Island, which has a price tag of €300,000 is set in a stunning location directly below Croagh Patrick with views out across Clare Island to the Atlantic and back into Westport. There has been huge interest in the island since it went on sale in 2012 and while local estate agent Andrew Crowley from Sherry Fitgerald in Westport is remaining tight lipped, we reckon there have been some celebrities eyeing it up as an idyllic holiday spot. Andrew reckons the island will suit someone with a vision, a reasonable budget and a very influential/creative architect. Speaking to RTÉ Ten Andrew also explained a little bit of the history of the island: "John Lennon saw a newspaper ad for an island for sale off Ireland, this was Dorinish Island which was being sold by Westport Harbour Board. The island was used by the Board in the 1800s to house marine pilots who guided sailing ships in to Westport harbour. 

"John bought the island in 1967 for £1,700 at an auction where local solicitor Michael Brown bid on his behalf against local farmers. He first visited th details

Fans can watch below an exclusive 29 minute behind-the-scenes jamming session filmed at the 'Early Days' video shoot. The official video was launched earlier this summer and the end of it sees Paul playing with a group of blues guitarists, including Johnny Depp. This exclusive footage captures an impromptu jamming session that bro details

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