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Miley Cyrus and Flaming Lips Record Beatles Cover

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Collaborations, Covers, Pop, Rock,

Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne of Flaming LipsMiley Cyrus and Flaming Lips are recording a Beatles cover.

The "Adore" hitmaker and the rock band have announced they have teamed up in the studio and are in the process of creating their own version of the 1967 hit "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

Frontman Wayne Coyne took to Instagram yesterday to announce the collaboration. He posted a picture of Miley, 21, in the studio, accompanied with the caption, "Miley in the studio vomiting diamonds while singing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!! If you're a Beatles and John Lennon freak you gonna love love love this track!! Got Andrew from MGMT too!!!! [sic]."

Wayne, 53, hinted at a possible collaboration last Friday when he posted a picture of Miley rolling a cigarette, but he failed to divulge too much information. "Recording with Miley... High as f**k..." he wrote.

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Ringo Starr Reunites with Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo StarrRingo Starr is reuniting with Paul McCartney to mark 50 years since the Beatles arrived in America.

The pair will join forces for a TV tribute to their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which is linked with this year's Grammy Awards, although they have not confirmed they will perform at the ceremony.

"To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February [1964], they are putting on a big show on Monday and we will be doing it there," Ringo said in Los Angeles.

The last two surviving Beatles will work together on a one-off show which will be filmed on January 27, the day after the Grammy Awards, at the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to The Beatles, will pay tribute to their legacy with performances from the likes of John Mayer and The Eurythmics. There is also speculation that the pair will perform alongside Beyonce, Daft Punk and Lorde at the ceremony and the rumors are yet to be denied.

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Ringo Starr: Beatles May Have Reunited if All Were Alive

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Reunions, Rock,

Ringo StarrRingo Starr says that the Beatles may have reunited by now had they all survived.

The 72-year-old musician and his former bandmate Paul McCartney have both gone on to have successful music careers since the band split in 1970, but Ringo likes to think all four original members would have got back together for a tour if they were all alive now. John Lennon was shot by a fan in New York in 1980, while George Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.

When asked the "crazy question" on whether they would reunite in the present day, Ringo said, "I'd like to think, yes, we would. Paul still goes out with his band, I go out with mine and John would have probably been going out with his. George was not big on touring so I'm not sure about him. But who knows... it could have come together."

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Paul McCartney Plays Tribute to John Lennon on SNL

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Performances, Videos, Rock,

Sir Paul McCartney helped to create one of SNL’s most memorable episodes over the weekend.

In-between appearing in skits, McCartney took to the stage no less than four times to perform several hits -- but the most poignant was definitely when he honored former bandmate and collaborator John Lennon. This year marks the 30th since the rocker’s death, and McCartney played tribute by playing “A Day in the Life” and Lennon’s own “Give Peace a Chance.”

Watch (and listen!) in the video above.

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John Lennon’s Death to Be Commemorated on Television

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Artist News, Rock,

The life of John Lennon will be remembered on Wednesday, December 8 -- the 30th anniversary of his death.

Throughout the day, BBC America will air several specials related to the late artist and his former band. In addition to repeated showings of the film Backbeat, starring Stephen Dorff, the network will broadcast three documentaries: The Beatles: From Liverpool to San Francisco, Imagine: John Lennon and The Beatles Biggest Secrets.

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Report: Beatles Library Finally Coming to iTunes

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Industry News, Rumors, Rock, iTunes,

Beatles White Album

Imagine people across the universe being able to purchase music from on iTunes. That could happen very soon if a report from the Wall Street Journal is correct.

According to the newspaper, a deal might have finally been struck between Apple Inc., parties representing the Fab Four and record label EMI.

Although the band members – creators of Apple Corps Ltd. – and the computer company have long disputed over the “Apple” name, “people familiar with the situation” claim an agreement has been reached over the Beatles’ catalogue.

These same people also warn that Apple Inc. “could change plans at the last minute.”

It’s believed the new deal will be formally announced at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday.

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New Film Explores Life of Young John Lennon

is known the world over as a prolific songwriter, a slightly mad genius whose musical gifts were, at times, far too heady for the public at large. We also know of his tragic end, which came much too soon.

What many do not know is the story that came before and before the fame—the young John Lennon in his pre-musical giant days. Nowhere Boy, an ambitious new film, plans to paint that picture clearly for audiences.

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TV on DVD: September 7, 2010

Supernatural Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Boy Meets World (Seasons 1-3)
  • Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam - Extended Edition (TV Movie)
  • Chuck (Season 3)
  • Clatterford (Season 3)
  • Criminal Minds (Season 5)
  • Dirty Jobs (Collection 6)
  • Doctor Who: The Creature from the Pit (Story 106)
  • Doctor Who: The King’s Demons (Story 129)
  • Doctor Who: Planet of Fire (Story 135)
  • The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
  • The Guardian (Season 2)
  • Less Than Perfect (Season 1)

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Mix Tape: Seth MacFarlane, Hugh Laurie to Record Separate Albums

Seth MacFarlane-Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is working on a new project: an album comprised of show tunes. MacFarlane, who’ll be backed by a big band and live orchestra, will sing tunes from the ‘40s and ‘50s.

-House‘s Hugh Laurie will also be tapping into his musical side. The British actor is set to record an album influenced by the blues sound from New Orleans.

-Congratulations to Take That’s Robbie Williams. The 36-year-old singer married actress Ayda Field over the weekend in Beverly Hills.

-Yoko Ono says we shouldn’t hold our breaths waiting for The Beatles’ catalogue to hit the iTunes store anytime soon. (Maybe she’s waiting for Verizon to start offering the iPhone?)

-A Jay-Z memoir will drop on November 16. Decoded was completed a few years ago, before the rapper’s official marriage to Beyonce.

Mix Tape: NYC Says No to Jay-Z, Blige Says Yes to Nina Simone

Jay-Z-A surprise Jay-Z performance outside David Letterman’s studio will not happen on Monday. A permit was not granted for the concert by New York City officials.

-A future reunion for Jay-Z’s wife (Beyonce) and the other Destiny’s Child ladies will also not happen. Ex-manager Matthew Knowles squashed all rumors about a performance or an album.

-According to one person “A Day in the Life” was worth $1.2 million. That’s how much handwritten lyrics to the John Lennon-penned song were sold for this week.

-Please don’t let me be misunderstood. Mary J. Blige will be playing Nina Simone in a movie about the singer’s life. Shooting on Nina will start this fall.

-Sophie B. Hawkins (remember her?) is donating all proceeds from her song “The Land, the Sea and the Sky” to help clean-up efforts in the Gulf area. The song is available on iTunes.