Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Lead ‘Artists Against Fracking’
In a move that would probably make John Lennon proud — not to mention inspire him to crack a few dirty jokes about “fracking” — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon brought their Artists Against Fracking coalition to a public forum yesterday (Aug. 29).
Gene Simmons Has His ‘Family Jewels’ Axed by A&E
Reality TV viewers won’t have Kiss frontman Gene Simmons to kick around anymore.
Paul McCartney Joins the Isley Brothers at Apollo Theater Benefit
There aren’t many concerts that are worth $5,000 a ticket, but the one Paul McCartney played last Saturday (Aug. 11) just might have justified its eyebrow-raising cost of admission.
Olympic Stadium Comes Together for Singalong of Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’
Just over 45 years ago, the Beatles told us “there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” — and it surely felt that way for the fans and competitors in attendance at the Olympics on Saturday (August 4), when the stadium joined together in a massive singalong rendition of ‘All You Need Is Love.’
Sharon Osbourne Claims NBC Wrongfully Fired Her Son Jack, Quits ‘America’s Got Talent’
Nobody wages a public feud quite like an Osbourne, as NBC discovered recently when the clan’s matriarch Sharon, wife and manager of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, quit her post as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent‘ while blasting the network for allegedly discriminating against her son Jack after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Paul McCartney Restores Historic Motown Piano
After decades of disrepair, the ebonies and ivories on a piano used by many of Motown’s biggest acts are living in perfect harmony again — thanks to a repair job paid for by Paul McCartney, who will play the instrument at a benefit gala later this month.
Rolling Stones Mark 50th Anniversary of First Live Gig
They can’t seem to figure out how best to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but yesterday (July 11) the Rolling Stones were able to agree on at least one thing: It was time to return to the site of their first gig and take a picture to mark the occasion.
Ringo’s All-Starr Band Reveals Their Favorite Beatles Albums
It’s summer, and Ringo Starr is back on the road with another lineup of his long-running All-Starr Band — all of whom recently sat down with Rock Cellar Magazine to share their favorite Beatles albums.
Queen, Elton John to Perform Before Soccer’s Euro 2012 Finals
Queen aren’t playing a ton of dates with interim vocalist Adam Lambert this year, but they’re making the most of the ones they do have on the schedule — such as their gig before the Euro 2012 finals in Kiev on June 30, which will find the band joining forces with Elton John.
Bob Dylan’s 71st Birthday to be Celebrated with All-Star Concert
Bob Dylan will turn 71 tomorrow (May 24), and while he’ll celebrate his special day with a rare break between concert runs, an impressive list of other musicians will take the stage to pay tribute to his inestimable legacy.
New Book Offers a Look at Vintage Beatles Tour Photos
The Beatles have been the subject of countless books and films, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen everything there is to see about the Fab Four. Case in point: ‘The Beatles: On the Road 1964-1966,’ a lavish new collection of photos taken by legendary photographer Harry Benson during the band’s early years.
Kiss Battles ‘The Avengers’ in Fake Movie Trailer
It hasn’t even arrived in theaters yet, but Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ is the undisputed blockbuster to beat this summer. And while some fans of the comics have been impatiently waiting for an ‘Avengers’ movie since the first issue was published in September of 1963, this fake trailer demonstrates why we’re fortunate it took this long — and shows us what the guys in Kiss might have looked like as sup