Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed
Before there were the Beatles, there was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer was Richard Starkey, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.
Rolling Stones 1965 Concert Film Release Plans Announced
What do the New York Film Festival and the Rolling Stones have in common? They’re both turning 50 this year, and the festival has decided to fall in line with everyone else saluting the Stones by announcing the world premiere and home video release of ‘The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965′ concert film.
Rolling Stones Reportedly Set to Play Four Shows in 2012
The Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger hinted earlier this year that “autumn” would be the next time he thought we’d see the band onstage. It now looks as though that prediction is pretty spot on, as Billboard reports that the band are in the process of lining up four performances later this year.
Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is reportedly doing well after undergoing emergency surgery for diverticulitis. According to the band’s official Facebook page, the guitar great was suffering from a severe bout of the condition and underwent surgery to alleviate the pain.
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Recalls His First Musical Memory
Sometimes it’s a guitar lick, sometimes it’s seeing someone on TV, but for Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, his first musical memory came from his father and an accidental stage appearance.
Paul McCartney Gives Fans a Chance to Mix His Songs With ‘Rude Studio’ App
Paul McCartney fans can now enjoy a new form of musical experimenting. The former Beatle has added a mixing board application to his website, allowing visitors to act as the producer on some of his most popular songs.
London Studio Where Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello + Others Recorded May be Turned Into Apartments
North London’s Church Studios, which has been home to the creation of records from Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, the Eurythmics, Radiohead and more, may soon cease to exist as a recording studio and could eventually be turned into apartment space.
The Doors Tribute Highlights 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival’s Opening Night
The Doors‘ legacy on the city of Los Angeles is unquestioned, and this year the band was chosen as the primary honorees of the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif.
Bob Dylan ‘Strikes’ Again With Second ‘Tempest’ Song Snippet
Bob Dylan has found a home with Cinemax, and in particular the cable network’s original series ‘Strike Back.’ As the singer leads up to his ‘Tempest‘ album next month, he’s been using the show as a sounding board for some of his new tracks.
Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour Revisited’ to Screen in U.K. Theaters This October
The British Film Institute has announced that they’ll screen the Beatles classic ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ with a new behind-the-scenes BBC TV ‘Arena’ series feature titled ‘Magical Mystery Tour Revisited.’ The Examiner reports that the event comes Oct. 2, a week before the rumored release of a Blu-Ray and restored DVD surrounding the film.