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David Lee Roth explains jazz using The Beatles.

The Van Halen frontman was asked by Joe Rogan to explain jazz:“…We will do it in the old Beatles style, here is the best way to go for somebody that’s interested [in Jazz]. The old Lennon note and McCartney note. The McCartney note is always kinda happy... There’s a darkness among those last three notes. That’s where you get a little bit of pepper in the chocolate, ya know. It’s a little wistful, a little melancholy and when you put them together it doesn’t sound like they do but if I could I wo...
Tags: Law, John Lennon, Happiness, Metaphor, Paul Mccartney, Jazz, Thelonious Monk, John, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Bowie, PAUL, Cohen

The Band Everyone Thought Was The Beatles: Revisit the Klaatu Conspiracy of 1976

In 1976, hundreds of diehard Beatles fans became convinced that the mysterious album 3:47 EST by the band Klaatu was actually a new release from The Beatles in disguise, after a DJ in Providence, Rhode Island played one of its songs on the radio. Shortly afterward, Steve Smith discovered the album at the newspaper he worked for, Rhode Island’s The Providence Journal, listened to it, and became immediately intrigued. The album contained no photographs, no identifying information at all, a...
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Visualizing the Bass Playing Style of Motown’s Iconic Bassist James Jamerson: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “For Once in My Life” & More

As part of Motown’s Funk Brothers house band, James Jamerson was the bubbling bass player behind hundreds of hit records from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, and plenty more. His licks duck and dive and weave like Ali but never get in the way of the melody or the rest of the band. Paul McCartney was an early fan, but for the general public, Jamerson was not a household name for decades--Motown never listed the Wrecking Crew in its credits--until much l...
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A Virtual Tour of Every Place Referenced in The Beatles’ Lyrics: In 12 Minutes, Travel 25,000 Miles Across England, France, Russia, India & the US

Ach, the wonders and the blunders of the Internet. The wonder: Vanity Fair--lovely magazine, a bit too many stories about the royals and billionaires though--has the budget and the wherewithal to commission this video. It’s a 12 minute ride around the world using Google Maps, touching down to show locations mentioned in the Beatles lyrics, from Liverpool to the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota to Moscow, where the balalaikas are always ringing out. The blunder: it’s laced with inaccuracies...
Tags: Google, Music, London, Youtube, College, France, Scotland, India, John Lennon, US, George Harrison, America, Liverpool, Southampton, Paul Mccartney, Moscow

Jazz Today: Take 6 at 30—Still in Sweet Harmony

None The members of Take 6 come down the stairs at New York's Blue Note jazz club in November of 2018, wireless microphones in hand and creating a complete orchestra of funk with their voices as they walk. They're having fun. Alvin Chea's resonant bass thumps and leaps as vocal percussion clips and whooshes. They slide through a narrow aisle, brushing the backs of fans sitting at tables as they smile and then ease up onto a stage set with six stools and, almost an afterthought, a couple of keyb...
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Paul McCartney Releases Heavily Autotuned New Song, ‘Get Enough’ (Listen)

Maybe Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” session with Kanye West had more of an effect than it first seemed — McCartney has quietly dropped a new song called “Get Enough” that features some heavy autotune that actually at times recalls West’s work circa “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” The song, which arrives just four months after McCartney’s […]
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13 concerts that are going to be totally worth seeing in 2019

This has been a huge year for concerts and music of all genres in Southern California. From ginormous, multi-day festivals and spectacular one-offs, elaborate tours that stopped in a variety of local stadiums, clubs and amphitheaters and hard-to-get-into, exclusive small-venue experiences, music fans turned out in droves to catch these performances. Whether it was the double-header of hip-hop/R&B king and queen Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the first headlining arena show from ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, Church, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Wings, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Ozzy Osbourne, Ariana Grande, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Elton John

The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018

21. Vainqueur - Reductions 1995-1997 (Scion Versions) So many compilations of previously released work are redundant, but the best ones can present artists in an entirely different light. Vainqueur's Reductions 1995-1997 is precisely curated to present the stoniest producer on the turn-of-the-millennium Chain Reaction label not as the epitome of non-committal dub-techno drift but as a formidable artist, lining up six of his most beloved pieces in a row and letting them lope for upwards of ten m...
Tags: Europe, Feature, Music, UK, London, Justice, John Lennon, Love, The Beatles, Bbc, Pink Floyd, Yoko Ono, Egypt, Bob Dylan, Netherlands, Manchester

Paul McCartney – “Who Cares” Video (Feat. Emma Stone)

Back in October, Paul McCartney tried to start a viral dance challenge to his single "Come On To Me," off of this year's Egypt Station. It didn't exactly pan out, but now McCartney is back with a new video for "Who Cares." This one was directed by Brantley Gutierrez and Ryan Heffington and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Egypt, Paul Mccartney, Emma Stone, Mccartney, Brantley Gutierrez, Ryan Heffington

Paul McCartney, Emma Stone Take Aim at Bullying With ‘Who Cares’ Short

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone get surreal for a good cause in the short film inspired by McCartney’s new anti-bullying song “Who Cares,” which held its premiere Sunday night at Beverly Hills’ Fine Arts Theater. In the short directed by Brantley Guitierrez (a longtime McCartney tour photographer) and choreographer Ryan Heffington, the music legend and […]
Tags: News, Paul Mccartney, Emma Stone, Mccartney, Ryan Heffington, Who Cares, Paul McCartney Emma Stone Take Aim, Beverly Hills Fine Arts Theater, Brantley Guitierrez

Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood Join Paul McCartney Onstage in London

Paul McCartney was joined by fellow former Beatle Ringo Starr and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood onstage at London’s O2 arena Sunday, creating an all-star rock ‘n’ roll lineup for the ages. For his encore, McCartney invited Starr and Wood to join him in a performance of Beatles number “Get Back.” The two men had […]
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How J.R.R. Tolkien Influenced Classic Rock & Metal: A Video Introduction

The influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on metal is so wide and deep it has become almost cliché. There are countless Tolkien-themed songs, albums, band names, and an entire subgenre of Tolkien metal in which the fantasy master's work has become “the foundation,” as Loudwire writes, that such bands “have built their persona upon.” After all, “the doomy hellscape of Mordor is a setting that rivals hell itself, making it the perfect fodder for lyrical brutality.” Of course, there’s more to the fas...
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A Place for Us: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Legacy Captured in 'Imagine John Yoko'

None The resilience of a pop song anthem may not always be obvious on paper. Lyrics are scribbled on stationery from the New York Hilton. They're hasty, immediate, three verses that seem to be the basis for something, but on paper they're not much. They're just four lines suggesting the listener/reader to consider alternatives, and the fifth resolves on a universal level: "Imagine all the people…" When a peaceful pop song comes across as a suggestion, it's easy to follow this lead. Imagine ever...
Tags: Music, New York City, John Lennon, Time, George Harrison, Bbc, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Andy Warhol, Miles Davis, John, Performance art, Beatles, Mccartney, Lennon, Kurt Cobain

Introducing the Mellotron: A Groovy 1965 Demonstration of the “Musical Computer” Used by The Beatles, Moody Blues & Other Psychedelic Pop Artists

With a name like a laid back 60s robot, the Mellotron has been most closely associated with psychedelic pop like The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever,” the Moody Blues “Nights in White Satin,” and David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” But the early sampling keyboard, an electro-acoustic device that used pre-recorded tape strips mounted inside an organ-like keyboard, was first marketed, Gordon Reid writes at Sound on Sound, to “old-time/modern/Latin dance audiences.” It was supposed to convinc...
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Paul McCartney will play a Dodger Stadium concert next summer

Paul McCartney is coming back to Southern California, and this time he’s going to the park — the ballpark to be more specific. The rock icon will stop at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for a July 13 show as part of his “Freshen Up” tour, his first since the September release of his “Egypt Station” album. He’s also stopping at Petco Park in San Diego June 22. Macca last played Dodger Stadium in 2014 and his last big shows in Southern California were at the Desert Trip festival in Indio in 2016. He...
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Music Gifts for the Holidays

As someone who writes on classic rock, pop, soul and jazz for The Wall Street Journal, I'm the recipient of an enormous amount of music CDs, vinyl, videos and books. Here are my favorites that you might like as well as gifts for friends, family or yourself this holiday season: Bob Dylan—More Blood, More Tracks, The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Columbia/Legacy). Based on Bob Dylan's official bootleg output from Columbia in recent years, one could fairly assume the folk-rock Verrazzano-Narrows Bridg...
Tags: New York, London, Nbc, Minneapolis, Montana, India, John Lennon, HMV, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix, Yoko Ono, Atlantic, Britain, Bob Dylan, House, New Jersey

Critic’s Pick: Deep Inside the Beatles’ White Album, 50 Years Later

An anniversary reissue, which includes remixes, reveals a band painstakingly working for an elusive perfection, running through songs again and again.
Tags: Music, News, John, Beatles, Starr, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, Martin, George, PAUL, Harrison, The, The Beatles (Album, George (1926-2016

NI Newspaper headlines: McCartney murder and Cantona's city tour

A report on the murder of Robert McCartney, and Eric Cantona's Belfast trip make the NI daily newspapers.
Tags: News, Belfast, Mccartney, Eric Cantona, Cantona, Robert McCartney

Sex Is Back In Fashion – But This Time, It's On Our Terms

Sex sells! It’s the central cliché of modern capitalist culture. Brands sell an aspirational and heteropatriarchal vision of a sexy, a new and improved future you, and promise to propel you toward its ultimate accolade, the compliment that "women want to be her, men want to be with her." It might seem old-fashioned (and it is), but it’s still used to praise successful women, from Rihanna to Blake Lively to Priyanka Chopra.Fashion has long embraced the power of sex and the profits of serving the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Milan, London, Rihanna, Washington Post, America, House, New York Times, Paris, Vanessa Friedman, Victoria, Stella Mccartney, Celine, Gucci, Tom Ford

The Eternal Sunshine Of Paul McCartney’s Music

Theory: “McCartney may have made more people happy—gapingly, tinglingly, mind-cancelingly happy—than any other artist, alive or dead.”
Tags: Art, Music, Paul Mccartney, Mccartney, 10.14.18

What Artist Should Play Halftime At “The Big Game?”

Even for those less interested in sports, the Super Bowl has often gained national attention for its pricey commercials and star-studded halftime shows. Here Fred Jacobs reflects on the significance of past performances and speculates on who might grace the field in 2019. __________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies As the Super Bowl has become something of a national holiday in the U.S., much attention has been focused on lots of the non-game con...
Tags: Music, Fcc, White House, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Atlanta, Mtv, Guest Post, Paul Mccartney, Michigan, John, Roger Goodell, Howard Stern, Detroit, Justin Timberlake

How Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” Was Born From an Argument Between Roger Waters & David Gilmour

Retrospectives of Pink Floyd tend to devolve into rehashing fights between Roger Waters and David Gilmour, but there’s good reason for that. Some of the band’s best work came out of this personal and creative tension, especially their most beloved song, “Comfortably Numb,” which, as we know it, emerged as a compromise between two different visions. Unlike, say, Lennon and McCartney, who made some excellent music without each other, Gilmour and Waters never shined as brightly as when they...
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Curtains Up, a short film on movies and meditation featuring David Lynch

Stella McCartney profiles David Lynch in this moody piece on the joys of cinema and transcendental meditation. Via Nowness: Having both reflected and refracted the modern world—from the provincial eeriness of Blue Velvet to the urban grime of Mulholland Drive—Lynch's work has consistently probed the magical and often dreamlike qualities of film. The LA-based director puts it simply: "Cinema is its own language." For Lynch, watching film—waiting for the curtains to rise, before descend...
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Paul McCartney Breaks Down His Most Famous Songs and Answers Most-Asked Fan Questions in Two New Videos

Paul McCartney has played it safe for decades, relying on the brilliance of his songwriting and musicianship, which no one ever doubts and so he never has to prove. His songs usually fall into a formula familiar from Beatles’ days: “silly love songs,” writes Stephen Earlewine at Pitchfork, “mini-suites… polite political protests, and old-fashioned rockers.” But while the Beatles had each other, the experiments of George Martin, LSD, transcendental meditation, and a moment of perfect cult...
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Paul McCartney Scores First U.S. No. 1 Debut Ever With 'Egypt Station'

McCartney's 18th solo album has officially reached the top spot on the Billboard 200, marking The Beatles bassist's first solo No. 1 album in the U.S. in 36 years.(Image credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
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Paul McCartney Lands No. 1 Album for First Time in 36 Years

Paul McCartney returned to the top of the music charts for the first time in more than 36 years when his latest album, “Egypt Station,” opened at No. 1. The album, which was released on Sept. 7, debuted in the top spot after selling 153,000 copies in its first week, giving McCartney his first ever debut […]
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Paul McCartney Says He & John Lennon Got Bored One Night & Masturbated Together With Friends

Paul McCartney and John Lennon were super close back in the day. And when I say “super close,” I mean REALLY CLOSE. I’m talking, closer than close. So close that they, erhm … pleasured themselves together once (or twice).In a new interview with GQ, McCartney was talking about the early days of The Beatles when he revealed that he and Lennon got hella bored one night and masturbated together along with some friends, giving the popular Beatles songs “All You Need Is Love” and “I Want to Hold Your ...
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Paul McCartney says some people think Kanye West 'discovered' him when they made songs together in 2015: 'And that's not a joke'

Paul McCartney discussed his history of collaboration with Kanye West in a new GQ interview. The former Beatle joked about how social media users thought West "discovered" him in 2015.  McCartney also touched on how he met West in 2008, and discussed the making of their 2015 hit single "Four Five Seconds." Paul McCartney gave a wide-ranging interview to GQ for a recent feature, and his late-career collaborations with Kanye West were an extended topic of conversation in the piece.  In the inte...
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The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 8, 2018

Sept Road 1 (2018) The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: September 8, 2018 Of all weeks, I hereby declare this week’s brunch a NO-TRUMP ZONE. I would like to enjoy my brunch in peace, thank you. Welcome to September in the Heartland… We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.  (Henry Rollins) Click on each picture for a larger image. This is hilarious… Celebrating one of my greatest baseball heroes this w...
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