In Space, No One Can Hear You Rock – NASA Plays The Beatles on Mars


If Martians had been listening in to Earth’s radio signals as of late, they too would no doubt be sick of hearing unnecessary remix after unnecessary remix of Gotye‘s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’. NASA are presumably worried of this, and employee Eric Blood has revealed on Reddit that a list of  ’wake-up calls’ are used to [...]

Just add Lightning: John Lennon’s DNA lives on in sculpture

A recently finished sculpture of the late John Lennon includes a bit of the former Beatles’ Deoxyribonucleic acid. Huh. Right, okay, this sounds like the best movie pitch ever. Just bear with me. Artist Kirsten Zuk‘s brother Michael, known as “The Crazy Dentist” (See?!) purchased one of John Lennon’s auctioned teeth in 2011 for $32,000., [...]

Hacienda – Shakedown


San Antonio rock quartet Hacienda have triumphantly let loose on their third album, Shakedown, by firing off a brisk set of ten deliciously melodic gems powered with heavy doses of guitar licks, soul grooves and indefatigable hooks. Hacienda and their particular brand of compulsively enjoyable, old-fashioned rock and roll are kindred underdog spirits to Billy [...]

Seventy Years Ago Today Paul McCartney Learned to Play

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Sir Paul McCartney, one fourth of The Beatles and founding member of Wings, turns 70 today! Born June 18th, 1942, McCartney began his career at the ripe age of 14 when he received a trumpet for his birthday. He eventually traded it in for a guitar and wrote “I Lost My Little Girl,” his first song which [...]

‘Number of the Beast’ Named Best British Album of the Last 60 Years

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In a poll conducted by music retailer HMV, Iron Maiden’s 1982 classic, Number of the Beast, has been voted the Best British Album of the last sixty years. Beating off competition from other seminal acts such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, Bruce Dickinson and company managed to secure nearly 10% of the [...]

Rare Photo of The Beatles Walking ‘Backwards’ Across Abbey Road to be Auctioned


A rare photograph showing walking ‘backwards’ across Abbey Road will fetch up to £9,000 (around $11,000 U.S.) at an upcoming auction. The photo, taken by the late photographer Iain Macmillan, shows the band walking right to left across the zebra crossing outside the London studio where they made their 1969 album – this is the [...]

Your Mother Should Know That Beatles Tributes Were Obscure – A Mother’s Day Post

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Three Beatles classics were loving tributes to their mums, though not overtly. “Yesterday,” by Paul McCartney is the most-covered song in the history of popular music. It has been on and off the charts since the Beatles’ original 1965 version, which first appeared on their Help soundtrack, not as a single. An entire book was [...]

Mick Jagger Set For ‘Saturday Night Live’

Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, will make his début as presenter of the long-running U.S. show Saturday Night Live on May 19th,  it has been revealed. Despite this being his inaugural stint as host, Jagger has performed on the show two times before, and made other appearances – most notably as Jimmy Fallon’s reflection in [...]