September 18, 2009
Beatlemania: A 1966 magazine signed by John Lennon containing his remark that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus has sold at auction for $12,713. The buyer was a New York surgeon.
September 10, 2009 |
The 2009 version of Beatlemania had no screams, no fainting and little hysteria. But there were plenty of smiles on the faces of fans indulging their fondness for the music of the Fab Four as the Beatles: Rock Band and a batch of new and improved CDs of their complete catalog went on sale Wednesday. "I always liked the Beatles," said Theresa Gordon, 48, who trekked from Lake Arrowhead to a Best Buy store in West Los Angeles with her four children, three of whom made a beeline for the Beatles: Rock Band setup and tackled "I Am the Walrus."
August 31, 2009 |
Viacom Inc. and the video game industry are hoping they'll get more than a little help from the Beatles. When the Beatles: Rock Band hits stores Sept. 9, Viacom is betting that the new title from its MTV unit will end a slump in the market and vindicate the company's expensive and unprofitable entry into the music video game business over the last two years. The new game applies the simulated rock star experience that many are familiar with from other Rock Band games and Activision Blizzard Inc.'s Guitar Hero and brings in the Beatles, who have never before appeared in a video game.
March 24, 2009 |
For all of us Beatles fans, the news last week that the Weinstein Co. had acquired "Nowhere Boy," a coming-of-age tale about John Lennon's tumultuous teenage years in Liverpool, was cause for high hopes.
December 7, 2007 |
KANYE WEST's eight nominations may top this year's list, but the music of the Beatles, together and separately, generated another eight -- and that almost four decades after the group disbanded. The Beatles' "Love" album, dramatically mashed-up remixes of the group's original recordings, done for Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas show, snagged two nominations: in the compilation soundtrack and surround-sound categories.
November 15, 2007 |
Paul McCartney tells Billboard.com that he's "pretty sure" the Beatles catalog will finally be available online in 2008. "The whole thing is primed, ready to go," he's quoted as saying on the magazine's website. "It's down to fine-tuning, but I'm pretty sure it'll be happening next year." The long-awaited move has been expected after the arrival of each of the Fab Four's solo catalog's went online this year.