Ringo Starr Says Second Generation Reincarnation of the Beatles Won’t Happen
Three of the four sons of famous Beatles are willing to team up to honor their dads. James McCartney — son of Paul – had suggested the possibility earlier this year, adding that Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison were fond of the idea.
Eddie Vedder Joins Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for Two Songs in Amsterdam
Tom Petty and Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder have been following each other around Europe, so they decided to team up on Sunday night in Amsterdam. After headlining separate sets at the isle of Wight Festival, the pair ended up on the same stage and sang two Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hits together.
The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Film Restored for Home Release
It took four months to digitally restore the Beatles‘ ‘Yellow Submarine’, but that’s only one-sixth the time it took to create it. The animated feature film will be re-released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 28. Each frame was attended to individually, instead of by using the more common automated software process.
David Lee Roth Decries Lack of Stagecraft in Today’s Bands
David Lee Roth has always been as much style as substance, and in an interview with the New York Post, he says today’s bands are lacking that proper mixture — an opinion he says is shared by other (unnamed) artists as well.
Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars From His Collection to L.A. Public Schools
Suddenly band class in Los Angeles just got a whole lot cooler. Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 guitars from his personal collection to music programs in the L.A. area. The rocker teamed up with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to provide instruments to schools without enough for students to play.
Guns N’ Roses To Broadcast Two Live Concerts
Guns N’ Roses and iClips are giving fans of the band a chance to watch their live show for less than it cost to buy their most recent album ‘Chinese Democracy.’ Tonight’s (Dec. 21) show in Los Angeles, and next Friday’s (Dec. 30) show in Las Vegas will both be streamed live.
Freddie Mercury Biopic Still Scheduled to Star Sacha Baron Cohen
Film producer Graham King says he’s still planning on filming a biopic about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 2012, and Sacha Baron Cohen is still planning on playing the lead role. It’d be a rare serious role for Cohen, best known for starring in films like ‘Borat (2006)’ and ‘Bruno (2009).’
Lou Reed: Metallica Fans ‘Are Threatening to Shoot Me’
Critical reaction to ‘Lulu,’ Lou Reed‘s new collaborative album with Metallica has been tepid at best, as our roundup of quotes demonstrates. The media’s arrows are not nearly as sharp and dangerous as those flung by fans of the metal band however. In an interview with USA Today, Reed admits he’s not popular amongst the Metallica faithful.