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Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney Reunite for "We're On the Road Again"

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the two surviving former members of the Beatles, have reunited for Starr's new solo single, "We're On the Road Again."What's amazing about the song, the new single from Starr's upcoming album, Give More Love, is the fact that the two surviving Beatles aren't the only noteworthy musicians to play on the song. Edgar Winter, Joe Walsh and Steve Lukather all join the... …

George Harrison's 'Sgt. Pepper' Vox UL730 Amp Goes on Sale

Through reverb.com, Heritage Gear is selling one of the Vox UL730 amplifiers George Harrison used on the Beatles' Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.On the listing, Heritage says the amplifier comes with two provenance documents confirming that it indeed belonged to Harrison. Specs-wise, it has a germanium transistor pre-amp and four EL84 valve output stage giving 30-plus watts... …

The Beatles Announce 50th Anniversary 'Yellow Submarine' Comic Book

The Apple Corporation has, in celebration of the groundbreaking film's upcoming 50th anniversary, announced a comic book adaptation of Yellow Submarine. The comic book, which will be distributed by Titan Comics, is slated for release in 2018."We're thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th anniversary of this fantastic movie," Titan publishing director Chris Teather... …

Guest Starrs: The Top Five Guitar Moments on Ringo Starr Songs

Former Beatle Ringo Starr turns 77 today, July 7, 2017.I figured I'd celebrate this most joyous of occasions by gathering up five songs that feature some of the best guitar work to be found on Ringo's solo albums. After all, from 1970's Sentimental Journey through 2015's Postcards from Paradise, Ringo's albums have featured guest appearances by several talented guitarists, including George... …

Watch Jeff Beck Play a Stripped-Down Version of "A Day in the Life"

Below, check out a video that recently made its way to the interwebs. It shows Jeff Beck and London-based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier performing Beck's well-known instrumental version of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" in front of a small TV-studio audience.The video is special, if not unusual, because Beck normally performs "A Day in the Life" with a full band. In fact, his Grammy-winning... …

Learn Paul McCartney’s Ripping Guitar Solo from the Beatles’ “Taxman”

Some readers may be surprised to learn that the ripping solo in “Taxman” was played by Paul McCartney, but in fact, the Beatle bassist provided a handful of standout guitar moments on the band’s recordings. If you’re curious, here are six of ‘em.But back to “Taxman.” Joe over at Reverb.com was kind enough to break down this unconventional solo, and lays it out in the video below. Give it a shot! …

A Guide to The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Guitars and Gear

The studio experimentation that had begun with Revolver advanced to the next level on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.In many ways, 1966 had been a watershed for the Beatles. They had broken from the two-albums-per-year formula that had brought their record company, EMI, so much money, but which had occasionally depleted the group’s well of creativity.Revolver was the only full-length... …

Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh and Gary Clark Jr. Play “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

As milestones go, the 50-year mark is a pretty big one.So as the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show approached in 2014, organizers put together a celebration to herald the moment that presented the Beatles to America.Called The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles, the tribute was a celebration of both the Beatles’ impact on music... …

Watch Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform "Something"

On November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, an impressive assemblage of the former Beatle's band mates, family members and buddies gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to his life and music.That event—which was released in 2003 as The Concert for George—featured performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and many... …

How the Beatles’ “Day Tripper” Guitar Riff Blurs the Line Between Major and Minor

“Day Tripper” is among the surprisingly few riff rockers in the Beatles’ prodigious catalog.The song was written in 1965 and issued as a single to coincide with Rubber Soul, the group’s sixth album, which was released in December of that year.“Day Tripper” was a rush job. In October, as the Beatles were in the midst of completing Rubber Soul, they were told they still needed to come up with a... …

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