A guitar owned by George Harrison is heading to auction along with other Beatles and rock memorabilia. The Julien's Auctions sale is May 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan. The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 is estimated to bring up to $600,000.
Harrison bought the guitar in 1963 at Fenton's Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He had gone there to visit his sister. He had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon's Rickenbacker. The auction also has a "Beatles '65" album signed by the Fab Four. It could bring up to $300,000. The auction house says any albums signed after Beatlemania began in 1964 are extremely rare.
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Paul McCartney has admitted he didn't realise he'd fired up a Nirvana reunion until he, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear had been jamming for more than an hour. The former Beatle had been invited by Grohl to make music for his 2013 movie Sound City, but couldn't decide what to contribute when he arrived for the recording session.
McCartney tells Radio.com: "Dave said, ‘Should we do an old rock'n'roll song?’ A couple of the ones he mentioned I’d done with the Beatles. I said, ‘I don’t want to try to top those.’ "I started kicking around and Dave jumped in on drums – there was no way there wasn’t going to be any chemistry. Then Krist and Pat started playing alongside us, and we suddenly had a big thing going. It was all over in about three hours. All of us had a complete blast." The revelation that he was playing with the surviving members of Kurt Cobain's band only hit him midway through. "I didn't know I was in a Nirvana reunion," he says. "It was only when I heard them talking, 'Hey, we hadn't this details
The home of Johnny Jones is quiet and plain from the outside. The only movement on this spring day comes from leaves skittering on the long and winding road that leads to the Tudor-style house.
But inside, the house is vibrating. On this day, as with most, it’s from a track by the iconic British band The Beatles. Jones is an extreme Beatles fan. He’s not alone, but few have gone to the length Jones has. Using paint, furnishings, murals and memorabilia, Jones has turned his Lakewood home into a temple devoted to The Beatles, classic rock and pop culture. Jones became a fan of The Beatles at the age of 3 when he heard “A Hard Day’s Night.” Now 51, he’s still just as obsessed. He’s been to the birthplace of the Beatles — Liverpool, England — three times. “Some people go to Jerusalem, I go there,” Jones says. He doesn’t dress like the Beatles, he is quick to point out. But he’d be forgiven if he did. Jones plays keyboard and guitar in a Beatles tribute band, Apple Jam. The name is a nod to The Beatles&rsq details
Sean Lennon has branded plans to clone his father John Lennon from Dna extracted from the late rocker's teeth as "bizarre, futuristic and dystopian". Last year (13) Canadian dentist Michael Zuk handed a rotten molar from The Beatles legend to scientists so they could extract Lennon's unique genetic code.
Zuk - who purchased the tooth for $30,000 (£20,000) - hopes experts will one day be able to clone the Imagine singer. However, Lennon's son Sean is unsure of the project and hinted it could end up the subject of legal action. He tells Nme magazine, "It's interesting thinking about what rights we have over our discarded Dna. Cloning in general is a legal area that's bizarre, futuristic and dystopian - and this about my dad's tooth definitely falls into that category."
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Ever wondered what you should talk about if you bumped into Sir Paul McCartney, doing a spot of supermarket shopping in Heswall maybe? The answer is ... The Beatles. And don’t be shy about it either, because the man himself says he never tires of chatting about his Fab Four days. In fact, he wishes people asked him more!
Being interviewed for the Kevin and Bean show on Los Angeles’s KROQ radio station, Macca admits fans can be self-conscious and hesitate to ask because they think he’ll be fed up of it by now. “I do enjoy it, it’s like talking about your college days, when you’re not in college anymore and there’s quite a few years gone by,” he says. “I’m looking back on it, it’s like looking at a scrapbook. People think sometimes, I don’t want to bore you, I don’t want to ask you a Beatles question. “I say, ‘No, it’s OK.’ “I could be at a dinner party and everyone is telling their stories, and I’m thinking, it’d be good if they asked me a Beatles questio details
Sir Paul McCartney treated fans and students to an impromptu Elvis style dance sequence as he visited the city yesterday. The former Beatle, who was back in his hometown to surprise students at his LIPA fame school as he hosted a masterclass for music students, was spotted looking refreshed and in good spirits despite only just flying in to the UK as he is currently in the middle of a world tour.
And despite being in town to host a music masterclass Sir Paul decided to show off a few nifty dance moves too. One onlooker told us: "Paul was in a great mood as he arrived at the fame school. "He made a real effort to greet the waiting fans, some of whom had been waiting since 7am outside LIPA to catch a glimpse of him, as he waved and shook hands before treating us all to a lot of Elvis style moves as he danced his way to his car. "He was actually quite good and the students seemed very impressed too."
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will be heading out on a new North American tour in just about a month, and a new video trailer promoting the forthcoming trek has just debuted online. The outing gets under way on June 6 in Rama, Canada, and is scheduled through a July 19 concert in Los Angeles.
The promo includes some candid footage of the legendary Beatles drummer rehearsing with his star-studded group as well as video of Starr performing Carl Perkins‘ “Matchbox” with the band. The clip also introduces the current All Starr Band lineup and shows a full list of tour dates. This version of the group features almost all the same musicians who have been accompanying Ringo on the road since 2012. It includes Todd Rundgren, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, former Santana andJourney singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page and renowned drummer Greg Bissonette.
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Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon’s Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger guested on WNYC’s Spinning On Air last month and played some songs from the newly-released Midnight Sun album, but perhaps revealed more of themselves with the cover they also performed on the show.
The band, which incorporated the members of Invisible Familiars, made a reverb-drenched run at “Long Gone,” Syd Barrett’s acid pop number from The Madcap Laughs. Barrett’s version, as it was with all of his overlooked post-Pink Floyd nugget, is fragile and thin, relying only on an organ and his acoustic guitar, charming in its delicacy but also possessing this dark undercurrent not so obvious on the rest of Madcap. The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger brings the full band to bear on the song, busting out of the tune’s seams with heavy tones from guitars, Muhl’s organ and Tim Kuhl’s discriminating drums as the song descends into the metal bombast waiting at the end details
Paul McCartney tickets have continued to top the U.S charts since the storied singer/songwriter released seats to the 2014 North American leg of his global Out There Tour, said Marta Ault on BuyAnySeat.com. Considered the most successful musical artist of all time, the former Beatle, now 71, opens his 19-city domestic trek at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas on June 14, with first-ever shows in Louisville and Albany on June 26 and July 5, 2014.
Only a mere 50 years have slid by since the mop topped lads from Liverpool invaded America and scored sudden super stardom with their first hit “Love Me Do” in 1962. It was then that Paul McCartney, considered the “cute Beatle”, along with boyhood chums George Harrison and John Lennon, and later Ringo Starr, set off Beatlemania, and quickly became one of the most popular (and influential) acts in the history of rock and roll. Today, McCartney, now 71, is generally acknowledged to be the most successful recording artist of all time. Plus, he wrote and performed “Yesterday”, the most details