Ringo Starr’s website reports that he and Dhani Harrsion’s group, thenewno2, are contributing previously-unreleased tracks to a Hurricane Sandy relief effort, focused on the hard-hit community, Red Hook, in Brooklyn, NY.
"Songs After Sandy: Friends of Red Hook for Sandy Relief" is being sponsored by the not-for-profit group, Green Ground Zero, which was founded to help communities rebuild after disasters. They also advocate for green restoration which creates a more sustainable environment , to address the root of the problem of global warming.
Unconventional clothing designs by Yoko Ono--given as a wedding gift to John Lennon—have been turned into a menswear line.
Says Yoko: I was inspired to create Fashions for Men, amazed at how my man was looking so great. I felt it was a pity if we could not make clothes emphasizing his very sexy bod."The collection of menswear for Opening Ceremony is available the company's U.S. stores in New York, Los Angeles and London now, and its Tokyo flagship store on Dec. 9. The collection includes jersey blazers, suit pants and hoodies, starting at $75.
|Paul McCartney will make his fourth appearance as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" in the US on December 15th--the series' Christmas episode. Perhaps he'll be singing his version of "The Christmas Song", from the compilation Holidays Rule. That song is also being released as a single called Christmas Kisses, with 1979's "Wonderful Christmastime" as the flip side. The single is due in independent record stores in the US December 4th.|
Sean Lennon has provided the score for another independent film—this time acting in it, as well. In the quirky superhero romantic comedy, Alter Egos, Sean plays a super-villain called Electric Death. Sean has released the soundtrack to the film on his personal label, Chimera Records, and the songs are also available for download. The album will not be in stores until January 15th.
In a pre-Thanksgiving show at New York's Madison Square Garden, Sean Lennon joined Aerosmith to play "Come Together".
In a new interview with The Independent in the UK, Paul McCartney says that John Lennon's public image as tough and sarcastic is a very incomplete picture of the man.
Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis has dropped plans to remake Yellow Submarine in 3D--an idea reportedly in the works since 2009.
If you were lucky enough to see the Beatles in concert, Apple wants to hear from you about your experience. The Beatles' company is collecting stories and personal video footage from fans around the world, looking to put together a feature-length documentary film about the band's travels during the Beatlemania period--officially October 1963 (when the phrase was first coined) until the Beatles' final concert in August 1966.
A 70-year-old private equity big shot invited his contemporary, Paul McCartney, to play for his birthday party in Las Vegas.
Counterculture reporter Howard Smith's 1972 interview with John Lennon & Yoko Ono can be heard in its entirety now on Amazon and iTunes.
The conversations--with John and Yoko, and many other prominent figures of the 60's and 70's--have been sourced, dated, indexed, and digitally re-mastered.