Beatles Fans to Attempt New Guinness World Record in October
The Beatles already own at least a dozen Guinness World Records, including Most Recorded Song (‘Yesterday,’ natch), Most No. 1 Singles on the U.S. Chart (an even 20 between 1964-70), and Biggest All-Time Sales for a Band. And on Oct. 5, fans will gather in Liverpool to try and add one more record to the list.
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon Lead ‘Artists Against Fracking’
In a move that would probably make John Lennon proud — not to mention inspire him to crack a few dirty jokes about “fracking” — Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon brought their Artists Against Fracking coalition to a public forum yesterday (Aug. 29).
Classic Rock Will Rule ‘the Cloud’
Judging from the results of a recent poll, many Americans still have no idea how cloud computing actually works — but once they figure out how to use it, they plan on listening to a whole bunch of classic rock.
Olympic Stadium Comes Together for Singalong of Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’
Just over 45 years ago, the Beatles told us “there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done” — and it surely felt that way for the fans and competitors in attendance at the Olympics on Saturday (August 4), when the stadium joined together in a massive singalong rendition of ‘All You Need Is Love.’
Ted Nugent Says President Obama Represents ‘Everything Bad About Humanity’
Getting Ted Nugent riled up about politics has become the reporting equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel, but when the Nuge sat down for an interview with the Broward-Palm Beach New Times recently, the writer couldn’t resist — and Nugent was all too happy to oblige, taking the opportunity to go off on yet another tirade about what he sees as an epic struggle between good and evil.
48-Year-Old Rhode Island Man Claims to Be Bob Dylan’s Illegitimate Son
Imagine spending most of your life not knowing who your biological parents were — and then, when you finally track down your mother, hearing her tell you she’s “pretty sure” Bob Dylan is your father.
Fender Projects Post-IPO Value of $395 Million
The iconic Fender logo may need to be upgraded to include a few dollar signs thanks to a healthy IPO — Initial Public (Stock) Offering — that looks to raise as much as $160.5 million, putting the venerable guitar maker’s value in the neighborhood of $395 million.
Gene Simmons: ‘I’ve Been Arrogant and Selfish All My Life’
You may want to sit down for this one: Apparently, Gene Simmons understands that he has occasionally been guilty of treating the women in his life with something less than total respect.
Meat Loaf Sues Impersonator for Cybersquatting
As a musician, you sort of know you’ve arrived when the touring market can support someone else charging people to watch their own performances of your hits — but there are definitely drawbacks to having your own celebrity impersonator. Just ask Meat Loaf, who’s suing a Loaf tribute act for squatting on the MeatLoaf.org domain name.
Steve Miller’s ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ Voted Best Song By Bird Lovers
Happy Fourth of July, everybody — and before you start slipping (slipping, slipping) off to your barbecues and fireworks displays, Birds & Blooms Magazine would like to help you celebrate the holiday with a list of the best-ever songs about birds.
Tommy Lee Does Not Enjoy Having His Picture Taken
Word to the wise, Motley Crue fans: The next time you bump into Tommy Lee at the grocery store or strip club, whatever you do, don’t ask him if he’ll take a picture with you.
Alice Cooper Opens a ‘Sanctuary for Troubled Teens’
He rose to fame as a makeup-sporting shock rocker whose music, stage name, and concert shenanigans gave parents nightmares and drove kids wild — but we’ve known for awhile now that Alice Cooper, a.k.a. Vincent Furnier, is actually a nice, normal, golf-loving guy, and he just proved it again with the grand opening of his long-planned Rock Teen Center in Phoenix, AZ.