French director Michel Gondry directed the video for Paul McCartney’s “Dance Tonight” in 2007, and now Paul has reportedly done some work as a guest musician on the score for the director's upcoming “Mood Indigo.” According to French site RTL, McCartney came in and played bass on at least two instrumental tracks for the film.
Joe Walsh is working with his brother-in-law--Ringo Starr--again, along with Mick Jagger, Keb 'Mo, Jim Keltner, and super-producer Don Was.
On his Facebook page, Walsh says: “Cooking up something here at Capitol Records! I think you’ll like it.”
'And in the End--The Death and Life of John Lennon' is set to run off London's West End from May 7th to the 1st of June. The play takes place in John's mind on December 8, 1980, after he has been shot, and imagines John's passing through the five stages of death: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Whether you just own a few of John, Paul, George and Ringo’s classic albums or you’ve invested thousands of dollars in select, limited-edition vinyls and memorabilia, it’s important to make sure your Fab Four collection is protected. If fire, water or some other disaster wiped out your collection, would you be able to restore or replace your most prized pieces? If a burglar gets away with your collection, how much would you stand to lose?
The group which led the successful campaign to preserve Ringo Starr’s birthplace says it fears that Liverpool’s City Council may change its mind and demolish the block, after all.
It was announced last May that 9 Madryn St. was saved from demolition after an eight-year battle over whether to save the area or demolish the homes.
A new comic book, “Paul McCartney: Carry That Weight”, focuses on Paul’s decision to announce the breakup of the Beatles in April 1970. According to the publisher, the 24-page book "takes a snapshot of the afternoon Paul McCartney made the final decision to quit the most beloved band of all time, and imagines the thoughts and feelings behind it.”
Paul McCartney’s contribution to Record Store Day on April 20 is a treat for fans of the 1976 Wings Over America triple album. On that day, look for a release of a 12-inch EP of the live “Maybe I’m Amazed.” Side One includes the song in full and edited versions in mono, and Side Two presents the full and edited versions in stereo.
One of the makers of the documentary “Good Ol’ Freda” says they were granted permission to use four Beatle songs in their film because Freda Kelly was such a loyal employee.
“Good Ol’ Freda”, the documentary about Frieda Kelly--the Beatles’ former fan club president--will be presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 11th, as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Abbey Road Studios will be open to the public March 8th-March 17th. Brian Kehew – record producer, engineer, musician and author of one of the most comprehensive books on The Beatles’ time at the studio--will give talks to visitors.
“The Beatles are a fraction of what we talk about, as we cover 81 years,” explains Kehew, “although they are the main reason people come, so we give them a larger fraction than anyone else."