Eric Clapton guitar given to Welsh friend goes to auction

A guitar given to Welsh singer Dave Edmunds by Eric Clapton is expected to sell for as much as £363,000 ($500,000) when it goes to auction. The guitarist, nicknamed God by fans, gave it to Cardiff-born Edmunds when he visited the Cream legend at his Surrey home in 1976. The...
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Rishi Sunak announces new Beatles attraction in Liverpool

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced plans for a new Beatles attraction in Liverpool as part of today’s (October 27) Budget. Details are unclear as to what the project will be and how it will differ from the current museum dedicated to the Fab Four in the city. The development is...
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QUIET RIOT: Original Mask From 'Metal Health' Album Cover To Be Auctioned

Julien's Auctions has announced the preeminent headliners of "Icons & Idols: Rock 'N' Roll", the world-record breaking auction house to the stars' annual music event of the season on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20, 2021 live in Hard Rock Cafe New York and online at Nearly 1,000 sensational artifacts and memorabilia owned and used by some of the world's legendary music artists of all time, including THE BEATLES, GUNS N' ROSES, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Robert Plant, Elvis Presley, Trent Reznor, Keith Richards, Eddie Van Halen, U2, and more will be offered.

Beatles’ ‘Hard Day’s Night’ Gets 4K UHD + Blu-ray Edition

The Beatles’ 1964 feature film debut, A Hard Day’s Night, has received a 4K digital restoration, and is being released via a new special edition. The restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, arrives January 18, 2022, as a 2-disc UHD + Blu-ray edition via Criterion Collection. (The black-and-white film has been upgraded many times in the previous decades. This edition was first made available in Japan in 2021.)

Herb Alpert Interview: Still Trying to Reach the Promised Land

Think back to the years 1965 and ’66, and which musical artists come to mind? The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, of course—the British Invasion was at its zenith. On the home front in the U.S., there was that recent convert to rock, Bob Dylan, and popular bands like the Beach Boys, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Mamas and the Papas and the Byrds. Of course, there were the sounds of Motown and soul music.

Budget: Liverpool gets £2m to develop another Beatles attraction

A new Beatles attraction could be built on the Liverpool waterfront after Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged up to £2m as part of his 2021 Budget. The money will allow the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to develop a business case for the attraction. However, the proposal has prompted a backlash...
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New old music: The Beatles, Rolling Stones & Bob Dylan tracks you didn’t hear

Perhaps the most familiar axiom referencing the 1960s, especially the decade’s latter half, pokes fun at the aftermath of the era’s excesses. “If you remember the ’60s, you really weren’t there.”. But does that attitude extend to music forged by three of the decade’s most enduring pop figures - The...

Brian Wilson: See Trailer to New Documentary ‘Long Promised Road’

Brian Wilson is the subject of a new documentary film that will screen in select theaters in November. Embedded below is the trailer to Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road. Per the studio, the documentary is “an intimate journey” through Wilson’s career. The film’s core is made up of a new...

Funding for music attraction aimed at inspiring the next Beatles

A visitor attraction celebrating Liverpool’s music has been given a £2 million funding boost with the hope of inspiring the next John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney. In his Budget on Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced £2 million for a new Beatles attraction on the city’s waterfront. Liverpool City Council...

Never Forget That the Beatles Almost Starred in a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie

Amazon is hard at work on its Lord of the Rings TV show, which is set to be the most expensive show ever made. That series will act as a prequel to the J.R.R. Tolkien books most of us think of as Lord of the Rings — you know, the ones that became Peter Jackson’s trilogy. But before Jackson got his mitts on the Middle-earth saga, there was almost a very different Lord of the Rings movie about how Frodo got by with a little help from a very different set of friends. Yes, there was a time when the Beatles were going to be front and center in a Lord of the Rings adaptation.

Beatles could perform again in Liverpool hologram show after £2m Budget 2021 windfall

Visitors to Liverpool could soon be able to see holograms of the Beatles perform in an “immersive experience” after £2m worth of Fab Four funding was announced. Money for the new Beatles attraction on the River Mersey was largely down to the work of the Liverpool-born Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said.