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rock hall 2015 ceremony preview

Inside The Rock Hall: A Live Blog From The 2015 Induction Ceremony

Taking place in Cleveland, Ohio this evening is the highly anticipated 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Slated to be inducted in rock’s highest honor this year are fan favorite and legendary acts the likes of Green Day, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double […]

Beck

Beck Covers John Lennon

In advance of his upcoming album Morning Phase (due out in February), Beck has graced us with a cover of John Lennon’s “Love.” The cover of the ’70s era track will have a place on Starbucks’ Sweetheart 2014 compilation album, which will be on shelves February 4 (just in time for Valentine’s Day). Beck’s wholesome croon brings […]

Nicolas Jaar

Stream Nicolas Jaar’s Hour-Long John Lennon Memorial Mix

December 8 marked the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, and to honor the icon, electronic musician and DJ Nicolas Jaar shared an hour-long mix. Titled “OUR WORLD,” the mix can be heard in full below off his Other People label. Jaar’s mix pulls together the typical array of sounds found in his music: drone, […]

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Paul McCartney Speaks to John Lennon While Writing New Material

The former Beatle has revealed that, when writing new music, he channels former bandmate John Lennon. In an interview with Rolling Stone, McCartney discussed his bandmate (whom he lost in 1980 when he was murdered in NYC), his relationship to Yoko Ono and his feelings toward Mark Chapman, the man who shot Lennon. “If I’m […]

Squid The Whale

WATCH/DOWNLOAD: Bradley Walden (Squid The Whale) & Lisa Vitale – “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” (John Lennon Cover)

Squid the Whale news has been quiet lately, with no real stories coming out since they posted a song clip in September after announcing plans to record a new album. Bradley Walden, the front man for the Michigan rock band, recently teamed up with Lisa Vitale to cover John Lennon’s post-Vietnam War Christmas classic “Happy […]

Melt

Monday Morning Mind-Melter: Destroyed Weapon Orchestra

That’s a cool band name right? It isn’t, but it could be. Trademark pending. Anyway, welcome back to Monday Morning Mind-Melters. It’s been forever and a day since the last entry, but this is the Internet and I do what I want. This caught my eye today and I thought I’d share. This is John […]

History Lesson

MUSIC HISTORY CLASS: Paul McCartney

On this day in 1942 Sir Paul McCartney was born James Paul McCartney in Liverpool, England. The son of working class parents, Paul grew up modestly, but comfortably, in post-war England. His father, a jazz player and pianist, encouraged Paul to play music at an early age. In the spring of 1957, at the age […]

History Lesson

MUSIC HISTORY CLASS – McCartney and Lennon Meet

On this day in 1976, a reunion six years in the making took place; no, not a musical reunion, but rather a personal reunion. Six years after the The Beatles posthumously released what would be their last album, Let It Be,  Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, visited John Lennon at Lennon’s apartment in New […]

World’s Largest Library Of Rock Journalism Launches New eBooks Series

Rock’s Backpages, the world’s largest online library of rock journalism, is launching an eBooks department in celebration of it’s 10th birthday in November. This new branch is headed by former MOJO editor Mat Snow. The eBooks will consist of two series which further initiate Rock’s Backpages as an electronic publisher of elite rock writing.

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Free download: Automatic Loveletter- “Dream With Me”

In hopes of continuing John Lennon’s dream for world peace and to benefit families affected  by 9/11, Automatic Loveletter now have their acoustic track “Dream With Me” available to download  for a donation at a price of your choosing or free.

Go Radio perform “Goodnight Moon” on Lennon Bus

Go Radio performed “Goodnight Moon” on the John Lennon Bus on Warped Tour. The John Lennon Bus is an educational tour bus built with state-of-the-art recording equipment and HD video equipment. In the bus you can record a few tracks or even shoot a music video. Go Radio won a contest from Whooznxt, to record […]

Vans Warped Tour day 6

You can check out the Day 6 video from Vans Warped Tour in Pomona, CA below. Brian, the pit reporter, takes you to the John Lennon tour bus (where bands can record on the road), performances, and more. Check out the video update below.