There was no mania quite as manic as Beatlemania, and it was at its undisputed height in 1964. In February, The Beatles had conquered the United States, the birthplace of their rock and roll idols, appearing twice on the Ed Sullivan Show and performing pandemonium-inducing shows at the Washington Coliseum and Carnegie Hall.
The next studio album by Paul McCartney will be released on February 7 on Hear Music/Concord Records. The catch is that the album -- which is still untitled -- will be McCartney's tribute to the standards he grew up listening to. It also will feature two new original songs, which was the formula for his last album of covers, 1999's Run Devil Run.
John Lennon was killed in New York City 31 years ago today. That's more than three decades' worth of pissed-off Beatles fans asking, "What If"? What if Lennon were still alive? What kind of music would he be making right now? At what point would the Beatles have gotten back together? Would it have been awesome or a horrible mistake?
Last night, Paul McCartney had more than one trick up his sleeve for his concert at London's 02 Arena. Not only did he play three Beatles tracks that had never been played in the UK before -- "The Night Before," "The Word" and "Come And Get It" -- but he also had a special guest on hand: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood.
As part of this month's "In Deep," Guitar World's Andy Aledort shows you the techniques employed by the Beatles on their classic song, "Strawberry Fields Forever," which first appeared as part of a double A-side with "Penny Lane."
A few weeks back, we provided you with a list of 60-plus Beatles songs -- all of which feature guitar solos -- and asked you to vote for the song with the best solo of the bunch. Was it "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"? God, no.