“The White Album” By The Beatles Turns Fifty!

There is a scene in the Steven Spielberg film Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade where our eponymous hero faces up to his latest nemesis, known to us only as Panama Hat. Panama Hat discovers the priceless Cross of Coronado in Indiana’s pocket. He remarks:

This is the second time I’ve had to reclaim my property from you.”

Jones responds, ever protecting of the artifact: “That belongs in a museum!”

So do you!” cackles our bad guy.

I use this diversion to illustrate one point: namely, the understandable reverence for The Beatles does occasionally lapse into regarding them and their music as some kind of untouchable museum piece. Every note of music, every syllable of dialogue, every lyric pored over with scrupulous and studied gaze, their ardent fan base akin to music archaeologists in search of a new lens, some new insight.Continue reading

Alkaline Trio Share New Single “Blackbird”, New Album Due This Fall

Punk legends Alkaline Trio have shared a new single via YouTube, ‘Blackbird’. The single is from the just announced a new album Is This Thing Cursed? that is to be released on CD/digital on August 31 and on vinyl on October 19th via Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are available now. Jam ‘Blackbird’ now, and catch them on tour next month and through next fall with Together Pangea. Continue reading

Video: Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters Performs Beatles Cover At The Academy Awards

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters gave a special performance at last nights Academy Awards (a.k.a. The Oscars) during their In Memoriam segment, honoring entertainers who passed away. Among those honored were the recently passed on David Bowie and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster director Bruce Sinofsky whom both died in 2015. Grohl performed a cover of ‘Blackbird’, by The Beatles. You can watch the video at this link or below:


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