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How Screaming Beatlemania Comes Alive in Ron Howard’s ‘Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years’

20 June 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beatlemania is back again, thanks to Ron Howard’s acclaimed doc about the Fab Four’s touring years, “Eight Days a Week,” and the chart-topping “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 50th anniversary remix. In both cases, Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, served as music producer, supplying the 5.1 mix for “Eight Days a Week.”

There’s Emmy consideration for the vital sound work of Cameron Frankley (supervising sound editor ) and Jon Michaels (co-supervising sound editor). They were tasked with making all of the archival and fan-sourced footage sound good — but not too good.

Recreating the ’60s Soundscapes

“Eight Days a Week” not only documents the surreal hysteria of Beatlemania during the touring years of 1962-1966, but also how much John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr enjoyed playing together. That is, until Beatlemania drowned out the music and burst their bubble. Touring just wasn’t fun anymore

But the challenge was keeping the soundscapes as natural to the period as possible. “When we were in the environment of the early 1960s, the key to it was making the sounds of the cars going by and everything else appropriately good,” said Michaels. “So we would often take contemporary recordings of old cars, and then degraded them so that they sounded like they were recorded in the ’60s.

Although director Howard didn’t provide a lot of notes about sound, he usually asked to turn up the volume on the occasional song. “He was more concerned that you hear the thing,” Michaels said.

The Screaming Girls Dilemma

But when it came to legendary concert footage, which was recorded in mono (from the Hollywood Bowl to Shea Stadium), Martin developed a technique of digitally separating the instruments and vocals and remixing them in 5.1 stereo. This included separating the sounds of screaming girls.

“The initial thought was to cut the screaming girls and replace the track with less piercing crowd noise,” Michaels said. “But that wasn’t what a Beatles concert sounded like. But because we had it extracted, we were able to find that balance between the actual song, remixed in 5.1, a bit of the 5.1 version of screaming girls, and then just a natural concert crowd that we built ourselves to give it depth and make it feel not quite as harsh.”

The Shock of Spotting Sigourney Weaver

The biggest shock for Michaels and others was spotting footage of “Alien” star Sigourney Weaver, who attended the Hollywood Bowl concert as a teen in the mid-’60s. “There was that moment where they got the talking heads saying what the Beatles meant to them, and there’s Sigourney Weaver as a teen getting ready to see the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl,” said Michaels.

The Weaver footage was part of a treasure trove of fan-sourced material accessed by editor Paul Crowder. Weaver was also glimpsed outside a hotel where the Beatles were staying. “When Paul went through all this footage, he mentioned [spotting] a handful of [famous] people, and everyone denied it except for Sigourney Weaver,” said Michaels.

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Remembering Anita Pallenberg, the Muse at the Center of The Rolling Stones’ Tumultuous Love Triangle

14 June 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With the death of Anita Pallenberg , the world lost an icon of the Swinging Sixties. The Italian-German model became a fashion It Girl of the age and her friendship with Andy Warhol integrated her into the cutting edge art world. She appeared in cult movie classics including Candy (featuring Ringo Starr) and Jane Fonda’s Barbarella, but her most famous role is undoubtedly that of muse for the Rolling Stones. Her high-profile relationships with two of the band’s guitarists, Brian Jones and Keith Richards, made her an enduring part of the Stones’ mythology. It became one of rock ‘n »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Cher Attends Ex-Husband Gregg Allman’s Georgia Funeral as Crowds Line Streets to Pay Their Respects

3 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gregg Allman, the Southern rock legend who died last Saturday at 69, was laid to rest in an intimate funeral in his adopted hometown of Macon, Georgia, on Saturday.

Although the service was only open to family and friends of the Allman Brothers co-founder, fans lined the route between the funeral home and Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon. His funeral procession intentionally passed some of the music venues the southern blues-rocker performed at over the years.

Allman, who died at his home in Savannah, Georgia, was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010. He died of complications »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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Ringo Starr Is Spreading a Little Peace and Love for His Birthday—and You’re Invited!

2 June 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Heads up, everybody—Ringo Starr‘s birthday is coming up in a few weeks. Want to know what to get him? It’s easy: just spread a little peace and love.

The music icon will celebrate turning 77 on July 7 (talk about a lucky birthday!) by inviting the world to come together in a moment of peace, love and unity. Starr himself will be in front of the famous Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, but don’t feel like you have to make the trip. All he asks is for everyone—everywhere—to think, say, or post “#PeaceandLove” at noon their local time, »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Totally Space Out to Celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Anniversary

1 June 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When it comes to commemorating what is perhaps their greatest musical achievement, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are willing to shoot for the moon and the stars. On Thursday, the 50th anniversary of their landmark album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” both Starr and McCartney took to Twitter to mark the moment, offering particularly spacy takes on the anniversary. Their tweets are guaranteed to raise a smile. McCartney offered a Throwback Thursday photo of the album’s iconic cover, and also shared a tweet from Nasa that explained the significance that the “Sgt. Pepper’s” track “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” held. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘Animaniacs’: The 12 Characters Who Need to Return to the Revival, Ranked

31 May 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Animaniacs” may be coming back, but it’s been nearly 20 years since it’s been on the air – so some changes and updates will have to be made. The cartoon included vignettes featuring a range of characters, some more popular or successful than others, and it’s unclear who might return.

The Goodfeathers? That reference is so dated! The Nurse? So sexist! Mindy and Buttons? She’s so annoying! Ditto for Katie Kaboom.

Read More: ‘AnimaniacsReboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

The “Animaniacs” reboot won’t happen right away. Although Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are eyeing a remake with Steven Spielberg’s involvement, it’s still in the early stages of development, and animation takes time to produce.

It doesn’t hurt to speculate who might be back, however. Now that the original series is streaming on Netflix, it’s easy »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Animaniacs’: The 12 Characters Who Need to Return to the Revival, Ranked

31 May 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Animaniacs” may be coming back, but it’s been nearly 20 years since it’s been on the air – so some changes and updates will have to be made. The cartoon included vignettes featuring a range of characters, some more popular or successful than others, and it’s unclear who might return.

The Goodfeathers? That reference is so dated! The Nurse? So sexist! Mindy and Buttons? She’s so annoying! Ditto for Katie Kaboom.

Read More: ‘AnimaniacsReboot Being Developed by Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV and Warner Bros. — Exclusive

The “Animaniacs” reboot won’t happen right away. Although Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are eyeing a remake with Steven Spielberg’s involvement, it’s still in the early stages of development, and animation takes time to produce.

It doesn’t hurt to speculate who might be back, however. Now that the original series is streaming on Netflix, it’s easy »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan! The Music Legend’s 10 Best Film Performances

24 May 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bob Dylan turns 76 today and we’re ranking Dylan’s 10 best film performances, dating back half a century to 1967. The key word is “performances,” which encompass acting work, concert films, and documentaries. It’s often hard to know when Dylan is acting and when he’s being himself (whoever that is), but whenever the iconic singer-songwriter appears on film, one thing’s for certain: you’re watching a performance.

Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ Gets Deluxe Treatment With New Blu-ray Set

For this reason, we’re lumping everything together, ranking the films based on the depth and richness of performance. It was hard not to include the televised 1965 press conference in San Francisco, which sees Dylan effortlessly (and hilariously) shoot down reporters’ attempts to have him label himself, but we limited this list to feature-length films. Don’t look for Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” or any »

- Graham Winfrey

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The Beatles Are Getting Their Own SiriusXM Channel

2 May 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM announced on Tuesday that it is launching The Beatles Channel, a round-the-clock hub for Beatles music and ephemera. The channel launches May 18 at 9:09 a.m. Et on SiriusXM channel 18.

“I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio,” former Beatle Paul McCartney said in a press release, “but I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later. The SiriusXM channel will have it all, 8 Days a Week.”

Added McCartney’s Fab Four compatriot Ringo Starr: “Great news, »

- Eric Renner Brown

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9 Best Stoner Movies, From ‘Inherent Vice’ to ‘The Cabin in the Woods’

20 April 2017 7:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: John Oliver Critiques America’s Conflicting Marijuana Laws — Watch

Inherent Vice

Who doesn’t want to watch detective Joaquin Phoenix stumbling around Los Angeles trying to solve the disappearance of his former girlfriend while fried out of his mind? “Inherent Vice” has a stoner protagonist so funny and oddly charming that he could be the proud face of 4/20. But a lot of what makes the movie such a perfect stoner film is how Paul Thomas Anderson filters Thomas Pynchon’s novel through his own hazy, stoned-out filter. Watching “Inherent Vice” provides the actual sensation of being spaced out. You’ll be laughing nonstop one minute and then scratching your head the next. Long stretches seem to fade into each other. When it comes to stoner movies, “Inherent Vice” is a new classic.

Half Baked

The seminal marijuana movie for many Generation Xers, 1998’s “Half Baked” also marked the »

- Indiewire Staff

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Ringo Starr Thinks Beatles Are Bigger Than Justin Bieber (Video)

12 April 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_2mnluntg"]] No one's bigger than The Beatles, not even Justin Bieber ... according to Ringo Starr himself. The legendary drummer did dinner Tuesday night at Il Segreto in Bel Air with ex-Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who once played in Ringo's All-Starr Band.  So the question ...  if The Beatles and Bieber had both been around at the same time, who'd open for who? Super fun clip. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Ron Howard Equates His Hulu ‘Beatles’ Documentary To ‘Das Boot’ – Contenders Emmys

9 April 2017 7:44 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Taking on the legacy of The Beatles is a daunting challenge to any filmmaker— even an Academy Award-winner, as Ron Howard confessed to the Hulu panel at Deadline's The Contenders Emmys event Sunday. But despite some initial jitters, the project went smoothly, he recalled, even expressing surprise that the remaining two members of the Fab Four—Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr—were only too happy to trust him with the story of their rise and further rise. "Ringo's only… »

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A Rogue’s Gallery of character posters for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 await you here

7 April 2017 1:43 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Like a greased supine otter on a near-vertical water slide the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film is approaching us with gathering speed. Now is not the time to question the validity of a fifth film based on a theme park ride, nor to infer that, apart from a spirited opening film, the whole Potc enterprise has been one dealing in ever-increasing mediocrity. Our oars are out for this new film. Early word is that it’s pretty good, as it should be with the collective talent it holds.

Your man Johnny Depp reunites with Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Kevin McNally along with Stephen Graham, Martin Klebba, Brenton Thwaites, David Wenham, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani and even Paul McCartney. I’m now actually looking forward to a sixth film with Ringo Starr as captain of a primitive submersible, maybe yellow in colour.

Anyway the reason I’m here writing this, »

- Jon Lyus

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The Beatles Announce 50th Anniversary Edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band—Featuring Unreleased Music

5 April 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EW.com. 

It’s been 70 years since Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, and 50 since Paul McCartney first introduced Billy Shears to an adoring audience. To mark the 50th anniversary of perhaps their most famous album, the Beatles are releasing several anniversary edition packages of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band this spring.

The first of these will arrive on Record Store Day (April 22): a limited edition vinyl single of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” two of the first songs recorded during the Sgt. Pepper’s sessions but ultimately held off the album. »

- Christian Holub

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Paul McCartney Recalls Playing Drums at Early Beatles Gigs—and That Time They Backed a Stripper

31 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Paul McCartney took the term “solo album” to the next level on his first release following the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970. The multi-talented musician played every instrument on the appropriately titled McCartney, drawing on skills he’d honed through years serving as the group’s utility man — mastering guitar, bass, piano, and even drums. (That’s him, not Ringo Starr, behind the kit on “Back in the U.S.S.R,” “Dear Prudence,” and “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”)

The one-man-band approach was temporarily retired after he formed Wings in 1971, but McCartney continued to play a variety of instruments throughout his career. »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Will Hit the Road This Fall for U.S. Concert Dates

28 March 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ringo Starr will pick up his drum sticks this fall for a tour of the United States—with a little help from his friends in the All-Starr band.

Beginning Oct. 13 with an eight-night residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the trek will continue across the country before concluding in Newark, New Jersey on Nov. 16. So far 19 dates have been announced, and more are expected to follow.

Starr will be backed by the longest incarnation of his ever-evolving supergroup, including luminaries like power-pop wizard Todd Rundgren, Toto’s guitar great Steve Lukather, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, and Gregg Rolie, »

- Jordan Runtagh

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Chuck Berry Reportedly Died of Natural Causes

20 March 2017 5:33 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chuck Berry died of natural causes, according to a TMZ report.

The legendary guitarist's personal doctor will reportedly sign off on the cause of death, and no autopsy will be conducted, after Berry died in his Missouri home at age 90 on Saturday.

"St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18)," the police department shared on their Facebook page over the weekend. "Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m."

Berry is survived by his wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs, daughters Melody Exes Berry-Eskridge, Ingrid Berry and Aloha Berry, and son Charles Berry Jr.

The vastly influential singer-songwriter's death rocked the music world, as artists »

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Randy Jackson, John Mayer and More Celebrities React to Chuck Berry’s Death: ‘We All Thank You’

18 March 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Following the news of legendary musician Chuck Berry’s death, social media was flooded with condolences and heartfelt messages about the star.

Berry died in his St. Charles, Missouri home on Saturday when police responded to a medical emergency and tried to revive the unresponsive singer. He was 90.

Celebrities posted on Twitter and Facebook, sharing their love and memories of the beloved rock and roll star.

Record producer Randy Jackson posted on Twitter: “To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time Rip Chuck Berry. We all thank u.”

To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time Rip chuck berry. »

- Jessica Fecteau

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Movie Review – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

4 March 2017 4:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1973.

Directed by D.A. Pennebaker

Starring David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, Trevor Bolder, Angela Bowie, Ringo Starr

Synopsis:

A documentary and concert film documenting David Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing their last live date together at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973.

Directed by pioneering music film-maker D.A. Pennebaker (1967’s Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back), this documentary and concert film captures Bowie and his band, The Spiders From Mars, performing at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on July 3, 1973. It was at this now-infamous concert that Bowie made a sudden announcement stating “it’s the last show we’ll ever do”.

This announcement  – as we learn from drummer ‘Woody’ Woodmansey, talking about the gig in a special interview released in conjunction with a one-off screening of the film – came as a shock to fans and Spiders alike, but »

- Robert W Monk

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Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney Reunite In The Studio

21 February 2017 12:42 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Former Beatles bandmates Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunited over the weekend to record for Starr’s new album. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite In Recording Studio Starr tweeted out photos of the old friends, thanking McCartney for helping him. Starr is currently working on his follow-up album to 2015’s Postcards From Paradise, in which McCartney will be […]

  Source: uInterview

The post Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney Reunite In The Studio appeared first on uInterview. »

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