Hardcore fans of either band will be at least tangentially aware of many of the points of comparison addressed by McMillian. But the author, who is an expert on American radicalism and has written another ’60s-focused book, Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America, tackles one aspect of the Beatles vs. Stones debate you rarely see addressed: their political activism vs. the public’s perception of it.
Beatles fans have been waiting for nearly a decade for a new volume of recordings of the band’s performances on the BBC. Now, the band and their record label is offering fans a sample of those recordings, a week before they’ll hit retailers.
“I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something,” he said of Ono, whom he also called a “badass.” “He’s not stupid. It’s like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?”
The clip for “Queenie Eye” was filmed at Abbey Road Studios earlier this month and sees him recording the track in what he thinks is an empty studio (Studio 2). As the video progresses, hijinks ensue in the form of surprising celebrity cameos including Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Tracy Ullman, Jeremy Irons, Tom Ford, Chris Pine, Alice Eve and–much to the delight of the paparazzi–former paramours Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.
Times Square is a place New Yorkers tend to avoid, but Sir Paul McCartney made the tourist spot a must-see for even the most jaded natives this afternoon (October 10). Five days ahead of the release of […]
Last night (October 7) McCartney performed two new songs off the LP on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to an excited studio audience. While his performance of the slower album title track featured him playing a colorful piano center stage, “Save Us” took a more edgy approach with gritty guitar and a full band set up.
Paul McCartney took to Twitter today to answer some fan-submitted questions, and while many were about his forthcoming album, New, some were about older albums.
There’s a new Beatles album coming, stuffed with unreleased songs, performances, and always-delightful banter recorded in the 1960s. On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents two CDs worth of unheard, archived material not found on the acclaimed 1994 […]
In case you were wondering if Paul McCartney, Beatle, has still got it, there’s this video of him just a-messin’ around with his new song, “New.” The video was posted on McCartney’s YouTube page, with […]
What can you say about the Beatles that has not already been said? I know that their music has touched generations of people! In fact, my daughters surprised me in the car the other day…I was […]