Simon Gooding and Brendon Morrow already knew their way around the studio as session musicians for other bands and had already mapped out their future before they ever met. While studying audio engineering at SAE in Byron Bay, Australia, they shared a cramped dorm room, and discovered a mutual love for Radiohead, The Beatles and The Mars Volta and when they returned to Auckland, The Map Room was already half born.
Ringo Starr is turning an old Beatles favourite into a children’s book. The drummer has a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Children Books for Octopus’ Garden, based on one of the few songs the drummer wrote and sang while with the Beatles
The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, an attorney for Jackson’s mother said.
It is one of life’s most common irritations: the song you do not like that becomes stuck in your head.
Paul McCartney defends Yoko Ono saying she was not the cause of The Beatles break. Scapegoat Yoko Ono has long been targeted as a scapegoat to lay blame for the breakup of The Beatles, but Paul McCartney is saying she wasn’t the cause. McCartney To Her Defense “She certainly didn’t break […]
Mark David Chapman, convicted of assassinating John Lennon in 1980, is scheduled be interviewed by parole board members next week. In 2010 he was denied parole, Yoko Ono, Lennon’s Widow, has attended previous parole hearings to request that Chapman be kept behind bars. Chapman’s attorneys have yet to respond to any inquiries or release any statements on behalf of their client. Mark David Chapman’s […]
Concert organizers pulled the plug and cut power to the mics of rock superstars; Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, after the pair sang on after the sound curfew at London’s Hyde Park, silencing the duo at the tail end of the show. Bruce Springsteen had already went past the 10:30 p.m. curfew by […]
Al Pacino to star in HBO film as producer Phil Spector HBO says Al Pacino is set to star as legendary record producer Phil Spector in a TV film to be written and directed by David Mamet. The film will tell the story of Spector, who long ago recorded such acts as the Beatles, Cher […]
Vera Lynn, who made her name entertaining troops in World War II after recording her first song 70 years ago, has become the oldest living artist to have a number one album. The 92-year-old’s album “We’ll Meet Again — The Very Best of Vera Lynn” took the top spot in the British charts on Sunday, even outselling much-hyped re-mastered versions of the Beatles’ back catalogue, according to the UK’s Official Charts Company
The space shuttle Discovery will stay aloft another day after NASA mission managers scrubbed its second and final opportunity to land Thursday, citing bad weather near Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The next landing opportunity for Discovery will come shortly before 6 p.m.