1. The Beatles Finally Go Digital With September 'Rock Band'

    March 05, 2009 10:59 AM EST The Beatles will finally go digital on Sept. 9 with the release of the Fab Four edition of the popular "Rock Band" video game. In a joint statement Thursday (March 5), the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., Harmonic and MTV Games said that "The Beatles: Rock Band" -- which…

  2. March 4, 2009

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST – Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of cancer at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2001 – Glenn Hughes, the biker in the Village People, dies of lung cancer at his apartment in New York City. He is 50. 1999 – Actor and country singer Eddie Dean dies in Los Angeles of…

  3. March 3, 2009

    March 03, 2009 2:40 PM EST – R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland. 1994 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapses into a coma in Rome after overdosing on Rohypnol and champagne. 1986 – Singer Stacie Orrico is born in Seattle.…

  4. Rock Veterans Sign On For Fantasy Camp

    December 16, 2008 2:01 PM EST Former and present members of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Yes, Kiss, the Stray Cats, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice Cooper's and Paul McCartney's bands will take part in next year's Hollywood edition of Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp, which will take place April 29…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." 2006 - With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of…

  6. McCartney Seeks Release Of Beatles Jam

    November 17, 2008 3:24 PM EST Paul McCartney is itching to release the most experimental track the Beatles ever put to tape -- but he'll need the permission of Ringo Starr and the estates of George Harrison and John Lennon to do it. McCartney told BBC Radio 4 of "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute piece…

  7. McCartney Seeks Release Of Beatles Jam

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney is itching to release the most experimental track the Beatles ever put to tape -- but he'll need the permission of Ringo Starr and the estates of George Harrison and John Lennon to do i Paul McCartney is itching to release the most experimental track the Beatles ever put…

  8. The Beatles Take Video Game Plunge

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music from the Beatles is coming to video games ... but not to "Rock Band." MTV Networks and Harmonix -- the game developer behind the popular "Rock Band" franchise -- together with the Beatles' Apple Music from the Beatles is coming to videogames ... but not to "…

  9. McCartney Rocks For Huge Crowd In Tel Aviv

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a 43-year wait, Paul McCartney performed his first concert in Israel tonight (Sept. 25) in Tel Aviv, kicking it off with the familiar Beatles song "Hello, Goodbye" to the joy of tens of thousand After a 43-year wait, Paul McCartney performed his first concert in Israel tonight…

  10. Revered Session Drummer Earl Palmer Dies

    September 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose pioneering backbeats were recorded on such classics as Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" and The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," has died. H Earl Palmer, the session drummer whose…

  11. Beatles Cirque du Soliel Doc Coming In October

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du Soliel production "Love," has been set for near-simultaneous release on Oct. 20 and 21 in theaters and on DVD. "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du…

  12. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai, Calif. home after a long illness. He is 82. Bernstein wrote the music for more than 200 films and television s 2004 - Academy Award-winning film composer Elmer Bernstein dies in his sleep at his Ojai,…

  13. This Day in Music

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2006 - Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett dies in Cambridge, England at the age of 60, due to complications from diabetes. 2001 - Folk…

  14. BBC Airs Lost Beatles Interview Tape

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Beatles interview from the 1960s in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed the way they composed songs together was broadcast on British radio today (July 1) after it was found in a film can A Beatles interview from the 1960s in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed the way…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Robbie "Rocket" Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, dies in Melbourne. He is 47. 2006 - Co-founder of Mercury Records Irving…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she hopes to release her then as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She adds that the album ("Confessi 2005 - Madonna visits ABC's "The View" and reveals she…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Shakira leads the night with five trophies, including wins for Latin po 2006 - International pop music stars Shakira, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes are the top winners…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had…

  20. Ex-Apple Corps Head Neil Aspinall Dies

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Aspinall, a longtime friend and business associate of the Beatles, has died in New York. He was 66. Neil Aspinall, a longtime friend and business associate of the Beatles, has died in New York. He was 66. Aspinall died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he had been…

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