1. Procol Harum Reveals Plans for 50th Anniversary; Gary Brooker to Perform at George Martin Tribute

    December 10, 2016 8:55 PM EST Procol Harum's Gary Brooker, currently in New York preparing for an upcoming Winter Solstice holiday concert with the Paul Winter Consort that will pay tribute to Sir George Martin, says the group is making plans to get back in the studio and on the concert circuit in 2017 for its 50th…

  2. The Beatles' 'Revolver' Turns 50: Classic Track-by-Track Rundown

    August 05, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Fifty years later, the Beatles ' Revolver  is still taking fans on an incredible trip. Revolver, the Beatles seventh U.K. album -- released on Aug. 5, 1966 in the U.K. and three days later in the U.S. -- was another game-changing classic for the Fab Four. Rubber Soul, which was released…

  3. 'Soundbreaking' Producers at SXSW: George Martin 'Was Very Pleased' to See the Final Series

    March 19, 2016 7:05 PM EDT When legendary Beatles producer George Martin approached the filmmaking team behind this year’s upcoming PBS series Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music  about putting together a show using hours and hours of archived interviews with rock legends about the history of…

  4. 'He Is the Spiritual Godfather of Recorded Music': Top Producers on How George Martin Contributed to The Beatles' Brilliance

    March 10, 2016 10:30 AM EST Producers weigh in on how Martin, who died March 8 at 90, contributed to the group's brilliance. "When I first started in the music business, the ultimate aim was to try and re-create, on record, a live performance as accurately as possible," George Martin recalled in Kenneth…

  5. George Martin Wasn't Scared of Music's Digital Future: 'I Think Music Will Be Prospering'

    March 09, 2016 9:47 PM EST When it came to music, George Martin was an optimist.  George Martin, Producer and Arranger for The Beatles, Dies at 90 The famed Beatles producer, who died Tuesday at 90,  told Billboard in 2008 where he thought the music industry would be in 10 years. Amidst the turbulence of declining…

  6. George Martin Recalls Recording The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' in a Day 'That Lasted 3 Weeks'

    March 09, 2016 9:23 PM EST When he was interviewed by Billboard in 2008 , the "Fifth Beatle " George Martin recalled his most vivid memory recording the Beatles ' first album, Please Please Me . His response was that they managed to track the whole set in one day -- a day, he joked, "that lasted…

  7. 'Game of Thrones' Writer George R.R. Martin Pens Appreciation for Beatles Producer George Martin: 'He Will Be Missed'

    March 09, 2016 2:50 PM EST When the news of legendary Beatles producer George Martin's death broke late Tuesday night, there was understandable confusion with another famous George Martin: Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. But the writer reassured fans in a blog post Wednesday (March 9) that he's …

  8. 'He Didn't Rule With an Iron Hand': Producer George Martin Remembered by America Singer Dewey Bunnell

    March 09, 2016 1:48 PM EST After the The Beatles called it quits in 1970, producer George Martin found himself associated with another band -- America , whose members met as Air Force personnel stationed in London and scored a hit with their first single and debut album, both called A Horse With No Name , in 1971.…

  9. Paul McCartney Mourns George Martin: 'The World Has Lost a Truly Great Man'

    March 09, 2016 6:59 AM EST Paul McCartney on Wednesday lauded George Martin on his blog following news that the legendary Beatles producer had died at the age of 90. "The world has lost a truly great man who left an indelible mark on my soul and the history of British music," McCartney wrote. The musician…

  10. George Martin's Death: Celebs, Music Industry, World Leaders React on Social Media

    March 09, 2016 2:40 AM EST George Martin , the British producer whose wizardry in the studio helped propel the Beatles to "immortal" status, has died at the age of 90.  George Martin, Producer and Arranger for The Beatles, Dies at 90 Martin, a producer, executive, arranger, musician and British knight was…

  11. George Martin, Producer and Arranger for The Beatles, Dies at 90

    March 09, 2016 12:05 AM EST George Martin, the “Fifth Beatle” and British treasure who signed the Fab Four to a label contract when no one else would, produced virtually all their songs and introduced lavish arrangements into “Yesterday” and “A Day in the Life,” has died. He was 90.  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr…

  12. The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face' Gives Max Martin His 21st No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

    August 11, 2015 2:05 PM EDT As The Weeknd' s "Can't Feel My Face" climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, its co-producer and co-writer, pop juggernaut Max Martin, earns his 21st leader as a songwriter. The Weeknd Tops Hot 100 With 'Can't Feel My Face,' One Direction Debuts at…

  13. Modest Mouse Frontman Isaac Brock on the 8-Year Wait for Their New LP & His Issues With 'Portlandia'

    March 18, 2015 9:00 AM EDT What's the deal with Modest Mouse ? Eight years since its last studio LP and eleven since the surprise success of "Float On," the 22-year old band finally returns with Strangers to Ourselves, a rollicking 57-minute indie rock power trip through old west saloon pianos,…

  14. Michael Eavis, Founder of Glastonbury Festival, To Receive U.K.'s MITs Award

    May 16, 2014 2:36 AM EDT Michael Eavis, the dairy farmer who turned a small concert on his property into the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award.  Eavis will be recognized for his “outstanding contribution to the U.K.’s live music industry and…

  15. Everything But The Girl’s Ben Watt Discusses Writing Novels, Finding His (Singing) Voice, & Calling Time On DJing

    April 30, 2014 2:52 AM EDT Best known as the male half of Everything But The Girl, the duo he formed in 1981 with Tracey Thorn, Ben Watt has many talents beyond providing the harmony to Thorn’s lead vocal. Since 1998, he has been an established presence on London’s deep house circuit, as a DJ, re-mixer, producer and…

  16. The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 2:44 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store – a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carrying some bonus content, EMI has announced. The…

  17. Kenny Rogers Talks 'Luck' Book, New Music

    October 11, 2012 3:20 PM EDT In the early months of 1977, Kenny Rogers ' phone was ringing like crazy, thanks to the success of the classic "Lucille." In his new book, "Luck Or Something Like It," the singer tells of one who wasn't too enamored with the single - at least initially. "…

  18. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. The titles include the band's 12…

  19. X Japan Leader Yoshiki Pens New Golden Globes Theme

    January 12, 2012 1:20 PM EST X Japan Also Wrapping First English-Language Album To create a new theme for the Golden Globes telecast, Yoshiki , leader of the Japanese rock group X Japan , used a piano concerto he wrote 13 years ago to celebrate the Emperor of Japan's reign as a source of inspiration. The Hollywood…

  20. Beatle Love: McCartney & Starr Attend George Harrison Doc Premiere

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were on hand yesterday (Oct. 2) to support the premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." The Beatles ' two surviving members boosted the launch of Scorsese's doc, screened at London'…

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