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Video: Paul McCartney and Neil Young Perform Beatles Songs at Desert Trip

posted by Oscar October 9, 2016

The second night of the inaugural Desert Trip festival featured Paul McCartney and Neil Young on the same bill. During McCartney’s set he recruited Young to help him play some Beatles classics together.

The pair did Sgt. Pepper’s “A Day In The Life,” which gave way to John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance.” McCartney and Young also played the White Album‘s “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road,” which was the first time the former Beatle performed the track live. See the latter, played in an extended and lavish manner, below. Continue Reading

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The Beatles’ ‘Anthology, Volumes 1-3’ Is Now Available for Streaming

posted by Oscar April 3, 2016

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The Beatles catalog continues to slowly but steadily become more and more available on streaming platforms and today more big news comes from the band’s camp with the announcement that their volumes 1-3 of their Anthology albums have also been made available to stream.

Stream the Anthology volumes here.

Hear the podcast on which Mark Ellen and Kevin Howlett discuss the Beatles Anthology, and on this chapter they cover the first of the three Anthology collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles studio outtakes and alternate versions. Hear that below. Continue Reading

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Video: The Last Shadow Puppets Cover The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”

posted by Oscar March 25, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets are gearing towards the release of their latest project Everything You’ve Come to Expect, and last night they kicked off their tour with a show in Cambridge, England.

The setlist featured something more for fans to take away from the show… That being a live cover from Alex Turner and Miles Kane of The Beatles’ Abbey Road tune “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

Peep that scorching rendition above via Live Nation TV.

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Video: Dave Grohl Performs The Beatles’ “Blackbird” at ‘The Oscars’

posted by Oscar February 29, 2016

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was present at last night’s Oscars, where he hit the stage play a cover of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” during the “In Memoriam” portion of the award show.

The performance was gorgeous and it was a fitting way to pay our respects to some of the big stars we lost over the last year like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Leonard Nimoy. Check out the tribute above.

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Video: The Beatles Unveil Fully Restored Visuals for “A Day In The Life”

posted by Oscar October 28, 2015

The Beatles will be releasing a new deluxe edition of the 2000 compilation album 1, which showcased all of  the band’s number one records in the U.S. and U.K..

The deluxe reissue (due November 6) will also include 50 fully restored videos, these being all 27 promo videos (essentially music videos) on Blu-ray Disc 1 and an additional 23 videos that feature alternate versions and other rarely seen clips, restored up to 4K resolution.

Among those restored clips is this promotional video for the band’s iconic song “A Day In The Life,” in which we see John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr working with a 40-person orchestra during the recording sessions for this track. In the video you’ll also spot cameos from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Donovan, and The Monkees’ Michael Nesmith. Check it out above.

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Kurt Cobain – “And I Love Her” (The Beatles Cover)

posted by Oscar April 21, 2015

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Director Brett Morgen’s full access to the personal archives of the late Kurt Cobain for his new documentary Montage of Heck has delivered yet another gem in a newly surfaced cover of a Beatles track. Raw sound footage has been uploaded to YouTube featuring the Nirvana frontman playing a cover of “And I Love Her.”

The new documentary features all sorts of rarities that never previously saw the light of day including home videos, artwork, photography, journals, and unreleased recordings and demos.

Hear Cobain’s acoustic cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” below. Continue Reading

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Billy Joel – “Maybe I’m Amazed” (Paul McCartney Cover)

posted by Oscar November 6, 2014

The Art Of McCartney

The latest song to drop from the Paul McCartney tribute cover album is Billy Joel’s rendition of “Maybe I’m Amazed.” The song largely stays true to the original, but Joel’s version has a nice contemporary spin to the classic love song but with a proper upgrade on the energy. The new guitar work is definitely defining update.

Just another reminder of how awesome McCartney is as a songwriter. Also, a couple of days ago the organizers behind this project also shared Chrissie Hynde’s rendition of the Macca-penned Beatles staple “Let It Be,” which in itself is a thrilling cover.

Hear both of the new Art of McCartney tracks below. Continue Reading

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Video: Norah Jones – “Behind That Locked Door” (Live on ‘Conan’ for “George Harrison Week”)

posted by Oscar September 26, 2014

Last night was the finale of “George Harrison” on Conan, which was capped by a performance from Norah Jones playing “Behind That Locked Door,” off All Things Must Pass. Jones’ connection to the late Beatle runs deep, her father is Ravi Shankar, and who was deeply influential to Harrison’s interest for learning to play sitar and the Eastern world.

Props to Jones for taking on such an emotive song, and doing so with an excellent live rendition. See it above.

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Video: Paul Simon – “Here Comes The Sun” (Live on ‘Conan’ for “George Harrison Week”)

posted by Oscar September 23, 2014

“George Harrison Week,” a celebration of the late Beatle’s legacy, continues with a new live tribute. The second artist to pay homage to GH is Paul Simon, who took on Harrison’s composition for The Beatles’ Abbey Road. Simon is a major star all on his own so it comes to no surprise that his rendition would make any Harrison/Beatles fan proud.

Check it out above.

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Video: Beck – “Wah-Wah” (Live for ‘Conan’s “George Harrison Week”)

posted by Oscar September 23, 2014

“George Harrison Week” on Conan took off with a smash thanks to a live rendition of “Wah-Wah” by Beck. The performance was largely faithful to the All Things Must Pass with just enough of a Beck twist to make it his own. A slightly faster tempo gave it the right amount of kick and the performance as a whole is a fitting tribute to the music of the late Beatle.

See it above.

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Video: The Cure – “Hello Goodbye” (The Beatles Cover)

posted by Oscar September 10, 2014

This is perfection.

This coming November 18 will see the release of The Art Of McCartney, a tribute album dedicated to the work of one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th Century: Sir Paul McCartney. The special compilation will feature covers from Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), KISS, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper, and many others.

Our first look at this album comes via The Cure, who brought along James McCartney (Paul’s son) to help them play a gorgeous rendition of The Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye.” It’s just brilliant from start to end, with the band playing a version of the song that’s pretty close to the original but with just enough Cure quirks to make it their own.

See all tracks and participating bands below. Continue Reading

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Ron Howard To Direct Documentary About The Beatles’ Touring Years

posted by Oscar July 16, 2014

How’s this for something to look forward to? Acclaimed director, Ron Howard has taken the task to direct a documentary on the biggest and most influential band the world has ever seen: The Beatles.

A press release today details that Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career — the touring years. Along with Ron Howard’s directorial services, the doc will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison (John Lennon and George Harrison’s respective widows).

This film will give further look into their journey from The Beatles’ beginnings at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, to their time in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.

See some clips on what those early tours looked like above. For the full story: http://www.thebeatlesliveproject.com