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The Coolest Beatles Songs You Might Have Missed, Vol. 4

26 December 2008 1:35 AM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Today's list is the fourth installment in a series that will run every Friday for the next few weeks, in which I'll highlight my favorite lesser-known Beatles tracks.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr wrote and recorded such consistently amazing songs that, even if you ignore all their #1 hits and everything on their famous Red and Blue best-of compilations (which I've been doing for these more obscure Beatles lists), there are still dozens and dozens of amazing songs, some of which you might've missed along the way—even if The Beatles are the biggest, most influential band in rock history.

As you get familiar with (or rediscover) these songs, I think some of them might even surpass your old, more-overplayed favorites. »

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The Coolest Beatles Songs You Might Have Missed, Vol. 3

19 December 2008 12:10 AM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Today's list is the third installment in a series that will run every Friday for the next few weeks, in which I'll highlight my favorite lesser-known Beatles tracks. 

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr wrote and recorded such consistently amazing songs that, even if you ignore all their #1 hits and everything on their famous Red and Blue best-of compilations (which I'll be doing for these more obscure Beatles lists), there are still dozens and dozens of amazing songs, some of which you might've missed along the way—even if The Beatles are the biggest, most influential band in rock history.

As you get familiar with (or rediscover) these songs, I think some of them might even surpass your old, more-overplayed favorites. »

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The Coolest Beatles Songs You Might Have Missed, Vol. 2

11 December 2008 11:55 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Today's list is the second installment in a series that will run every Friday for the next few weeks, in which I'll highlight my favorite lesser-known Beatles tracks. (Click here to check out last week's list)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr wrote and recorded such consistently amazing songs that, even if you ignore all their #1 hits and everything on their famous Red and Blue best-of compilations (which I'll be doing for these more obscure Beatles lists), there are still dozens and dozens of amazing songs, some of which you might've missed along the way—even if The Beatles are the biggest, most influential band in rock history.

As you get familiar with (or rediscover) these songs, I think some of them might even surpass your old, more-overplayed favorites. »

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The Coolest Beatles Songs You Might Have Missed

5 December 2008 12:30 AM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

Today's list begins a series that will recur every Friday for the next few weeks, in which I'll highlight my favorite lesser-known Beatles tracks. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr wrote and recorded such consistently amazing songs that, even if you ignore all their #1 hits and everything on their famous Red and Blue best-of compilations (which I'll be doing for these more obscure Beatles lists), there are still dozens and dozens of amazing songs, some of which you might've missed along the way—even if The Beatles are the biggest, most influential band in rock history. 

As you get familiar with these songs, I think some of them might even surpass your old, more-overplayed favorites. »

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Help! Paul McCartney Reports Licensing Of Beatles Catalog To iTunes Has Stalled

27 November 2008 4:03 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Sir Paul McCartney reports that attempts to reach a deal to make The Beatles catalog of songs available for downloading on the ITunes site has stalled amidst a nightmarish scenario of complicated legal problems. It seems every possible entity has a piece of the pie and none of them can agree on terms to license the songs. As of now, frustrated fans have no legal source through which they can download the most popular rock songs of all time. A deal would result in a financial windfall for all concerned, but part of the problem is the unrelated on-going lawsuit between Apple Records and Apple, Inc, the computer giant which also owns ITunes. The dispute centers on Apple Records' claim that the computer company violated an agreement involving use of the famous name. McCartney wants to do a licensing deal but agreement must also be reached with Ringo Starr and »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Beatle Legend Ringo Starr Shouted Obscenity At A Fan

11 November 2008 12:18 AM, PST | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Ringo Starr reportedly told a fan to "F**k off." The former Beatles drummer was taken by surprise when a devotee approached him after he had collected a Diamond award on behalf of the band at the World Music Awards in Monaco on Sunday and began shouting at the shocked female admirer.

A source said: "A middle-aged woman ran over and threw her arms around him, almost knocking him over."

"Ringo was a bit shocked, he just wanted to get away. After he shouted at her, he said, 'Get off me. F**k off.' She looked absolutely stunned, but he just walked away."

The musician then reportedly took his anger out on a camera crew who were waiting to interview him.

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Hollywood Heats Up the World Music Awards

10 November 2008 4:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It was a star-studded night in Monaco on Sunday as celebrities got dressed up and headed overseas to the 2008 World Music Awards. As expected, Lindsay Lohan was no longer the host so Jesse Metcalf and Michelle Williams (the Destiny's Child one) took her place. Beyonce Knowles had her metal glove on while she performed and accepted an award and her sister, Solange, took the stage to sing as well. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon posed for the cameras while Chace Crawford presented a trophy to Kid Rock who won multiple times and performed as well. The big winners were Coldplay with three and Leona Lewis with two including best new artist and best pop female. To see more photos including Alicia Keys, Kid Rock, Akon and others just read more. Images include: Akon, Alicia Keys, Anastacia, Chace Crawford, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Solange Knowles, Melissa Corken, Lola Ponce, Mariah Carey, »

- PopSugar

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Leona crowned Best Pop Female at WMAs

10 November 2008 1:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Leona Lewis was named the Best Pop Female at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco at the weekend. The 23-year-old X Factor winner also won in the Best New Artist category at the 20th annual awards ceremony. Ringo Starr collected the Diamond award on behalf of the Beatles for the group's contribution to music, while fellow British acts Coldplay and Amy Winehouse were presented with the gongs for Best Rock (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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Lewis crowned Best Pop Female at WMAs

10 November 2008 1:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Leona Lewis was named the Best Pop Female at the World Music Awards, held in Monaco at the weekend. The 23-year-old X Factor winner also won in the Best New Artist category at the 20th annual awards ceremony. Ringo Starr collected the Diamond award on behalf of the Beatles for the group's contribution to music, while fellow British acts Coldplay and Amy Winehouse were presented with the gongs for Best Rock (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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Beatles to Front Video Game in 2009

2 November 2008 6:31 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Better start your 2009 Christmas letter to Santa now because you’re going to want The Beatles video game.

MTV has managed something unique: getting the rights to turn the fab four into a video game in an age when you cannot download their music catalogue.

Apple Corps, Emi Music, Harrisongs and Sony/Atv Music Publishing have, according to Variety, signed a deal allowing MTV to work with Harmonix on the game.  The announcement occurred Thursday in London. Harmonix, known for Rock Band, has been granted permission to us 45 songs from the Beatles’ playlist from Emi.

Everyone made certain to stress that this game will be apart from Rock Band and no Beatles music will be heard there or even Activision’s Guitar Hero.

"The game is in development," said Apple Corps CEO Jeff Jones. "We don't want to talk about how it will turn out a year from now. We're »

- Robert Greenberger

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Beatles Video Game to Feature Classic Songs

30 October 2008 11:18 AM, PDT | x17online.com | See recent x17online news »

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - MTV Games and the company that owns the publishing rights to The Beatles music library are teaming up to create a Beatles-themed video game. It's not a 'Rock Band' game," Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos said, speaking for the MTV-owned studio behind the original "Guitar Hero" and the "Rock Band" series. "It's a new creative exploration of their music and a celebration of their legacy in a way that hasn't been done before." The developer added that it will be a "music-making game. There will be interactive performance of the music and stuff you haven't seen from us before." The game has the full support of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with the blessing of Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. "The project is a fun idea which broadens the appeal of the Beatles and their music. I like people having the opportunity to »

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Sugar Shout Out: Katie Lee Joel's Award-Winning Burger

20 October 2008 11:50 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

How to make Katie Lee Joel's award-winning burger Bella quiz: So I married a makeup artist The top 10 products that scream all-American. . . but aren't Check out the celebaby weekend roundup The best accessories from the Spring runways Casa interview: chatting with Vern Yip CBS scores another Daily Show alum: Rob Riggle Dear poll: Are most of your friends single or in a relationship? An 86-year-old waitress says it's all about the blarney How much do you know about Fall fruits and veggies? Curious about feline agility competitions? Just one more week. . . for the BlackBerry Bold that is! What is Ringo Starr doing instead of signing pictures for fans? »

- PopSugar

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Six Degrees: Ringo Starr to Jerry Seinfeld

18 October 2008 10:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If you're thinking of sending Ringo Starr fan mail then you have just days in which to do it. The former Beatle, who was famously decades late in answering Marge's letter of admiration on The Simpsons, has said any mail he receives after October 20 will head straight to the bin. Digital Spy makes an unlikely connection from Ringo to sitcom legend Jerry Seinfeld using actors with indie and fashion cred, a knight of the realm and a Benny Hill girl. Ringo Starr to... Jason Schwartzman - Last year's spoof rock biopic Walk Hard included a raft of famous faces lining up to play legendary musicians. Jack White took on Elvis, Jack Black gave his best Paul McCartney impression, and indie actor Jason Schwartzman utilised his drumming skills to portray Beatle Ringo. Jason Schwartzman to... Mischa Barton - Actors crave a rock star career and musicians (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Ringo Starr Is Really, Really Busy

14 October 2008 2:28 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Ringo Starr, musician, fourth Beatle, and inspiration for un-heartthrob members of boy bands everywhere (including Danny, the Ringo of NKotB, and Joey Fatone, the Ringo of N'sync), released a very serious message to all of his fans today. How serious is the message? So serious that Ringo delivered his personal, important missive to his fans via the conduit for all things serious and important: YouTube. If it's good enough for Diddy, it's good enough for literally anyone: The third question that springs to mind after watching this video, after "What?" and "Who's still writing to Ringo?" is "Why now?" After decades of receiving and answering fan mail, why would Ringo choose to stop at this particular moment? In the video, Ringo offers an explanation, "I have too much to do." While that sounds like a variant of the classic flimsy "I'm really busy," non-excuse, after »

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Ringo Starr warns: 'No more fan mail'

13 October 2008 6:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ringo Starr has warned fans to stop sending him mail and presents. The Beatles legend said in a clip on his website that anything he receives after October 20 will be "tossed". "This is a serious message to everybody watching my update. Peace and love. Peace and love," he said. "I want to tell you after October 20, please do not send fan mail to any address you have. Nothing will be signed after October 20. If that (more) »

- By Sarah Rollo

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Pete & Roger: Who Are You?

17 July 2008 11:32 PM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

The Who's upcoming tour is expected to garner the legendary band a cool $100 million, but getting Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey to travel and perform together is turning into a logistical night- mare.

One insider said, "There is a lot of tension and fighting going on right now. Roger is furious with Pete. Pete has been writing all this new material and wants to perform the new stuff, but Roger wants to stick with 'My Generation,' 'Won't Get Fooled Again,' 'Pinball Wizard' and other classics."

Townshend and Daltrey »

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Kaisers hail "influential" McCartney

2 June 2008 4:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kaiser Chiefs have argued that Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most 'influential people alive'. The Leeds rockers performed with McCartney at the Liverpool Sound Concert at Anfield yesterday. Speaking about their admiration for the former Beatle, bassist Simon Rix said: "I've said this before that I think Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are up there, if not the most influential people who are still alive. "I don't know who is more influential than those two (more) »

- By Alex Fletcher

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Hang on to your ego: 16 great bands with more than one prominent lead singer

12 May 2008 10:04 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

1. The Beatles Apple Records printed "Lennon-McCartney" under each Beatles song—at least those not written by George Harrison—but it's never been too hard to figure out which of the two main Beatles was primarily responsible for which timeless hit. Just listen to the voices: John Lennon's is like his songs, unrestrained and slightly sardonic, while Paul McCartney tends toward the sweet and earnest. Both men collaborated on each other's work from time to time, and Harrison and Ringo Starr took their turns at the mic, either singing their own songs or L&M's. But as the band played on, each personality separated out, until they all fit into little individual boxes, just like on the cover of Let It Be. 2. Fugazi Ian MacKaye is generally seen as Fugazi's "leader," because »

- Steven Hyden, Scott Tobias, Noel Murray, Josh Modell, Jason Heller, Chris Dahlen

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Townshend Pays Musical Tribute At Aspinall's Funeral

7 April 2008 11:56 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The Who's Pete Townshend paid a moving musical tribute to Neil Aspinall at his funeral on Monday - by performing two of Aspinall's favourite songs at the ceremony.

Townshend played Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man and late Beatle George Harrison's My Sweet Lord at the service in St Mary-the-Virgin church in Twickenham, England.

Aspinall was widely acknowledged as the 'Fifth Beatle' because of his close ties to bandmembers Sir Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. He served as the former road manager and business advisor for the Fab Four for over 40 years, and even sang backing vocals for the group's hit Yellow Submarine.

Mourners at the funeral included McCartney's children Stella and James, Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and their son Julian Lennon, Ringo Starr's wife Barbara Bach, Beatles producer Sir George Martin, and the band's original drummer Pete Best.

Aspinall died last month of lung cancer aged 66. »

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'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies

24 March 2008 9:09 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Latest: Neil Aspinall, the man widely acknowledged as the 'Fifth Beatle', has died. He was 66.

Aspinall had reportedly been receiving treatment for lung cancer at Manhattan's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York before his spokesperson announced his death on Monday.

The 65-year-old had been fighting for his life at the weekend (begs21Mar08) when he received a visit from longtime pal and school friend Sir Paul McCartney, according to reports.

Aspinall is fondly referred to as the fifth member of the Fab Four because of his close ties to bandmembers McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

He served as the former road manager and business advisor for the Fab Four for over 40 years, and even sang backing vocals for the group's hit Yellow Submarine.

He continued to look after the Beatles' interests as head of their record label Apple Corps until he stepped down from the post in 2007 to start up his own production company.

In a joint statement, McCartney, Starr and Lennon's widow Yoko Ono say, "Neil's trusting stewardship and guidance has left a far-reaching legacy."

Aspinall is survived by his wife of 39 years, Suzy - the daughter of film producer Bud Ornstein - and a son, Vincent 'Roag' Best, from his relationship with Mona Best, mother of original Beatles drummer Pete Best. »

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