The Beatles

  1. Michael Jackson Leaves Hefty Debts, Unrealized Comeback

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Along with a vast musical legacy and legions of adoring fans, pop superstar Michael Jackson leaves behind a mountain of debt and an unfulfilled comeback many hoped would rake in millions and erase his financial troubles. The King of Pop died sudde ...

  2. Paul McCartney To Play First-Ever Shows at New Mets Stadium

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 44 years after the Beatles performed the first concert held at New York’s historic Shea Stadium, Paul McCartney is set to christen the new home of the New York Mets – the Citi Field stadium in Queens, New York – with concerts on July 17 and ...

  3. Beatles Unveil 'Rock Band' Details At E3

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of the Beatles unveiled new details about their upcoming "Rock Band" videogame at the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles. Joined by Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr disclosed 1 ...

  4. Beatles Day Returns

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Beatles Day - a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four set in their home city of Liverpool - will once again take place on July 10. The event was officially launched in Liverpool today (May 1 ...

  5. McCartney, Morrissey, Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ...

  6. Beatles' Catalog Re-Mastered, Digital Talks Continue

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' catalog has been digitally re-mastered for the first time for worldwide CD release on Sept. 9, according to a joint statement from Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music. But there has still been no announcement about the Beatles' m ...

  7. Music Biz Coalition Makes Unauthorized Use Of Beatles Lyrics

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The musicFirst Coalition has been highly critical of terrestrial radio stations for what it argues is their failure to provide artists and musicians with fair compensation for use of their recordings. But the recording industry lobbying group appa ...

  8. Prince Overcomes Sound Problems On One-Night Tour

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1985, Prince released "Around the World in a Day." Nearly 25 years later, he launched his latest -- a three-CD set called "Lotusflow3r," available exclusively through Target and his Web site -- by going around L.A. Live in a ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Beatles To Launch Digital Service?

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison says Apple Corps is considering establishing its own digital download service to sell the Beatles catalog rather than license through iTunes. - AT&T is now offering iPhones without the required two-y ...

  10. The Beatles To Finally Go Digital With 'Rock Band'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 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 ...

  11. 'Abbey Road' Season 3 Sold To Sundance, C4

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has again sold its U.K. music program "Live From Abbey Road" to the Sundance Channel in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K. The third series has 12 hour-long episodes featuring intimate interview, rehearsa ...

  12. Beatles Music Podcast Pulled

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Norwegian national broadcaster NRK has pulled a series of 212 podcasts each featuring a different song by the Beatles, citing a breach of its rights agreement. It would have meant the entire Beatles back catalog was available free online. Although ...

  13. 'Eleanor Rigby' document fetches $177,000

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 97-year-old document that contains clues to the identity of Eleanor Rigby, the subject of one of the Beatles' best-loved songs, sold for £115,000 ($177,000) at auction. The total fell well short of high estimates of around £500,000 ($769,00 ...

  14. McCartney: Beatles iTunes Negotiations 'Stalled'

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' back catalog won't be appearing on iTunes any time soon, according to Sir Paul McCartney. Speaking at a media launch in London for the new album by his alias the Fireman, "Electric Arguments," McCartney said Apple ...

  15. McCartney Hopes To Release Beatles Track

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says it's time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day. McCartney says he wants to release "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released. The band play ...

  16. The Beatles Take Video Game Plunge

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

  17. The Beatles Onboard With Rock Band

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It looks like the Beatles are coming to "Rock Band." The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. and MTV have scheduled a press teleconference tomorrow at 10:00 am ET to announce "an exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.&quo ...

  18. New Oasis Deal Pays Out In Spades

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It may look like business as usual for Oasis, as its new album crashes in at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and achieves impressive chart debuts all around the world, including its best U.S. entry in a decade. But in fact, the setup behind "Dig ...

  19. Ringo Starr's Fan Mail Ban

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr has posted a video message on his official Web site informing fans that he will no longer sign any memorabilia or receive fan mail. During the brief message at http://ringostarr.com/home.php, the former Beatle says he has "too muc ...

  20. McCartney Performs In Israel 43 Years After Beatles Ban

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Shalom Tel Aviv, Shana Tova," [Hello Tel Aviv, Happy New Year], said Sir Paul McCartney, welcoming the estimated 40,000 crowd in Hebrew to his historic performance at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv after the opening "Hello Goodbye." ...

  21. EMI Links With Best Buy For 'Together' DVD

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is set to release the DVD documentary "All Together Now" Oct. 21 exclusively at Best Buy and at the Mirage in Las Vegas. The documentary details the evolution of the stage production "Love," Cirque du Soleil's ce ...

  22. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  23. John Lennon Biopic To Focus On Rise To Fame

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood. Produced by U.K. shingle Ecosse Films and with a script from "Control" screenwriter Matt ...

  24. Beatles Reel-To-Reel Tape Sells For $23K

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A newly discovered tape of the Beatles laughing and chatting during an early recording session has sold for about $23,000. Cameo Auctioneers said the reel-to-reel tape was recorded in 1964 and had recently been discovered by a man in northern Engl ...

  25. Newly Discovered Beatles Tape Up For Sale

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tape recording of The Beatles chatting and breaking into giggles during an early recording session is to be sold next week in England. Cameo Auctioneers said Thursday that the reel-to-reel tape was recorded in 1964 and was recently found by a ma ...

  26. McCartney Plays For Thousands At Free Quebec Show

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a free concert as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebration. McCartney opened the show with the Wings song "Jet" aft ...

  27. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday at Los Angeles' Bovard Auditorium. The ...

  28. Beatles Videogame Coming?

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As the music world continues to wait for the Beatles to bring their iconic catalog to iTunes for digital sale, talks reportedly are underway that may see the Fab Four's music included in videogames first. According to an account in the Financ ...

  29. NYC Mayor Bloomberg Fetes AIMP

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation honoring the Association of Independent Music Publishers. Deputy Mayor Haeda Mihaltses will present the proclamation during a luncheon on June 18. Other speakers and attendees at the funct ...

  30. A Day In The Life To Commemorate The Beatles

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool will host a day of celebrations July 10 in honor of the city's favorite sons, the Beatles. Intended as a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four, the Beatles Day program will include a number of special events taking place throughout th ...

  31. Apple Corps To Release Cirque du Soleil DVD

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A feature-length documentary of the "LOVE" stage production by Apple Corps and Cirque du Soleil is to get a global DVD release on June 23. "All Together Now" will be marketed and distributed worldwide by EMI Music. The two-hour ...

  32. Ringo Goes 'Off The Record' With HBO

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HBO will debut "Ringo Starr: Off The Record" on May 2 at 11 p.m., a retrospective of the drummer's life with the Beatles and his solo career. The show will take the format of a conversation between Starr and The Eurythmics's Da ...

  33. Ex-Apple Corps Head Aspinall Dies At 66

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

  34. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the defendants, Jeffrey Collins, t ...

  35. 'Idol' Ratings Get Lennon-McCartney Boost

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took "American Idol" seven seasons to get the rights to use the Lennon-McCartney catalog, but access to the Beatles' songs has paid off in big ratings for the show's March 11 installment. According to Nielsen Media Researc ...

  36. Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles 'Speculation'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation." Reports on Friday suggested that un-nam ...

  37. 'Idol' Get Beatles OK

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The producers of "American Idol" have received permission from Sony/ATV Music Publishing for the show's contestants to perform songs from the John Lennon-Paul McCartney catalog. While specifics of how the show will use the Lennon-Mc ...

  38. Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. Top winner Amy Winehouse performed via satellite from ...

  39. Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception. Ehrlich, who's produced all but two of the ceremonies since 1980 - ...

  40. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. Fuego Entertainment, which distributes music through Koch, has entered into a joint venture, Echo-Fue ...

  41. Reports: McCartney Had Heart Op

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney underwent heart surgery in the latter part of 2007, according to U.K. reports. The 65-year-old Beatles singer and bass player is understood to have had a coronary angioplasty, a procedure which involves the opening-up of arteries to ...

  42. Brit Awards To Fete McCartney

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney will receive the coveted outstanding contribution to music honor at the Brit Awards 2008. The legendary Beatles singer and bass player will perform at the ceremony, which will be held Feb. 20 at London’s Earl’s Court venue and broad ...

  43. McCartney: Beatles Should Go Digital Next Year

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST As he rolls out a new DVD and expanded edition of his latest album, Paul McCartney is predicting the Beatles' catalog will make its long-awaited and long-desired arrival in the digital realm next year. McCartney tells Billboard.biz that " ...

  44. The Beatles For Sale

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's perfectly legal, but it will still seem to some listeners like the sound of someone making off with England's crown jewels. On Wu-Tang Clan's new single "The Heart Gently Weeps," a Santana-style rock guitar opening gi ...

  45. George Harrison Catalog Goes Digital

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A sizable chunk of George Harrison's catalog made its digital debut yesterday (Oct. 9), with the iTunes versions of his albums including exclusive bonus tracks. Harrison's catalog was the last of the four Beatles' to go digital; the ...

  46. McCartney Gets Back To Liverpool

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is to play a homecoming concert for 35,000 fans in Liverpool as part of the city's program of events for its year as European Capital of Culture. The former Beatle will headline the Liverpool Sound Concert at Liverpool Foot ...

  47. Ringo Goes DRM-Free With 7Digital Deal

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital media delivery company 7digital has followed last week's deal with EMI for its Rolling Stones catalog with another pact, this time featuring former Beatle Ringo Starr's solo material. Apple/Capitol's new "Very Best of R ...

  48. Lennon Catalog Hits iTunes

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Let the speculation resume about when the full Beatles catalog is coming to iTunes. For the first time, 16 of John Lennon's solo albums and exclusive videos from EMI Music made their digital debut on the service today. Like all other EMI trac ...

  49. Hot Demand For Spice Girls Tickets

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls bandwagon is speeding up. More than 1 million ticket applications for the reunion tour of the 1990s U.K. hit act were registered on the Web site just a day after announcing the comeback. According to a statement from the group' ...

  50. McCartney Signs Up For iTunes Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is the latest big name to join the line-up for the new iTunes Festival, being launched July 1 by Apple's European arm. He will be playing on July 5 at the festival's London-based 350-capacity venue, the Institute of Co ...

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