the beatles

  • Raise Your Hand If You *Already* Had The Beatles On Your iPhone!

    That’s that, then: the Beatles are finally on iTunes. (I guess the MP3 will live to fight another day!) It’s a big deal in the sense of, “Well, it sure took them long enough!” I mean, there was already a Beatles Rock Band video game last year, so you know it was just a matter of time until Apple secured the rights for iTunes. What I want to know is, how many of you… Read More

  • The Beatles Invade Apple. Take Over Website, iTunes, TV Ads, And Yes, Even Ping.

    The Beatles Invade Apple. Take Over Website, iTunes, TV Ads, And Yes, Even Ping.

    “I am particularly glad to no longer be asked when the Beatles are coming to iTunes,” says Beatles drummer Ringo Starr in the official release announcing the band has finally come to iTunes. Yes, well over 7 years after Apple’s online music store launched and completely changed the industry, The Beatles have landed. And they’ve landed in a major way. If you go to… Read More

  • Ringo Starr is not good at Rock Band. And?

    Famous rock star Ringo Star was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, and he admitted that he’s “crap” at Rock Band. This is news only in the loosest sense of the term because the headline should read, “Old man not good at video games.” Read More

  • The Beatles remastered catalogue will be released on an apple-shaped USB drive

    Yes, that’s a USB drive in the shape of an apple. It’s a limited edition doohickey that contains the entire remastered Beatles catalogue, the same one that was released on September 9. The 16GB drive comes out on December 8 here. Read More

  • Why is The Beatles on iTunes such a big deal?

    If we assume that next week’s Apple event will have something to do with The Beatles—and we have to assume that, otherwise this post has no value (not to say that it does, mind you)—then I have to ask: what’s the big deal? Obviously, being the first (and only?) online music store that has The Beatles will be something of a coup, for at least the first day. You can… Read More

  • 1 to 10, how excited are you about The Beatles: Rock Band?

    How did we miss this, a nine-page article in the New York Times about The Beatles: Rock Band? Is it overkill? Perhaps. Rock Band isn’t exactly new, and The Beatles aren’t exactly some unsigned band, but you have to consider the Times’ audience: older folks who probably saw The Beatles live at Shea Stadium, and who would be genuinely excited to see the band show up on iTunes… Read More

  • Paul McCartney is no fan of Google Street View

    I’m of the opinion that if you write a song like “Yesterday” you can do whatever you want. That’s why (well, partially why) I’m not upset at Sir Paul McCartney, who is having a bit of a hissy fit vis-à-vis Google Street View. McCartney recently asked this his house be removed from Street View because, as a spokesman put it, he felt “unsettled” that… Read More

  • Classic stand alone guitar controllers announced for The Beatles: Rock Band

    Last month saw the official announcement of The Beatles: Rock Band and with it came pricing for the kit along with details on two of the four iconic instruments played by the Fab Four – Höfner Bass and a Ludwig drum kit. And today, the circle is complete with the announcement of the Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet guitar controllers. I always wanted a Rickenbacker growing up because… Read More

  • Report: The Beatles songs heading to Rock Band

    The Beatles have licensed their songs to MTV Games, meaning we’ll all be doing our best mop-top impression in Rock Band soon enough. The deal, which the Wall Street Journal says will be announced officially later today, marks the first time the Beatles have licensed their music to any online entity. It’s not all wine and roses for MTV and Harmonix, though. The key Beatles demo… Read More

  • Rumor: Beatles edition of Guitar Hero

    The other week when I interviewed the Huang brothers, creators of Guitar Hero, I did my best to glean any possible information on other band-specific versions of the popular game to no avail. I’m sorry, but I’m just not that big a fan of Aerosmith. I listened to them a lot back in the day (10+ years ago) and they’re just not that great. I’m positive that the only track… Read More

  • John Lennon Solo Catalog Hits iTMS

    Steve Jobs is thisclose to getting the Beatles’ full catalog on his iTunes Music Store. For now though, fans can hit up the entire library of John Lennon’s music. Everything from “Working Class Hero” to “Sometime in New York” will be available in both regular iTunes format and iTunes Plus for $1.29 a track with 256kbps AAC quality (mediocre at best, but… Read More

  • False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    The Beatles will not appear on an online music store any time soon. Wippit, some small potatoes online store, just “announced” that they secured the rights to sell Beatles songs online. Except they were lying. EMI, the company that owns the rights to the Beatles’ music, told them to remove the inaccurate press release or they’d unleash hell. Frankly, I don’t see… Read More