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.
Paul McCartney Restores Historic Motown Piano
After decades of disrepair, the ebonies and ivories on a piano used by many of Motown’s biggest acts are living in perfect harmony again — thanks to a repair job paid for by Paul McCartney, who will play the instrument at a benefit gala later this month.
Sharon Osbourne Claims NBC Wrongfully Fired Her Son Jack, Quits ‘America’s Got Talent’
Nobody wages a public feud quite like an Osbourne, as NBC discovered recently when the clan’s matriarch Sharon, wife and manager of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, quit her post as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent‘ while blasting the network for allegedly discriminating against her son Jack after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Honda Summer Clearance ‘Family Comedy’ Commercial – What’s the Song?
What do Jesus Christ and Honda have in common? Probably not much, admittedly, but they do share at least one thing: The approved use of a classic cut from the Pete Townshend songbook.
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.
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Debuts New Syfy Series ‘Haunted Highway’
Syfy’s latest show claims to depict teams of paranormal investigators conducting “first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads.” All of which would sound odd enough if it weren’t for the fact that Ozzy Osbourne‘s son Jack is one of the people doing the investigating.
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.
Beatles Still Blamed by Russian Officials for ‘Recreational Drug Use Increase’
According to a Russian health official, the youth of his country have a major drug problem — and it all goes back to those darn Beatles.
Bob Dylan’s 71st Birthday to be Celebrated with All-Star Concert
Bob Dylan will turn 71 tomorrow (May 24), and while he’ll celebrate his special day with a rare break between concert runs, an impressive list of other musicians will take the stage to pay tribute to his inestimable legacy.