Paul McCartney fans can now enjoy a new form of musical experimenting. The former Beatle has added a mixing board application to his website, allowing visitors to act as the producer on some of his most popular songs.
Elton John and his partner David Furnish are proud to be parents, but they know there’s a long road ahead. John tells Radio Times that he’s worried for his son Zachary, knowing that there may be teasing about his parents.
After a few difficult years, original Yes vocalist Jon Anderson is back touring and has booked a trip to South America for shows in September. In addition, when he goes, he’ll be bringing a special new song that he’s penned for perhaps the world’s biggest sporting event.
Steve Winwood‘s classic 1980 record, ‘Arc of a Diver,’ is getting the deluxe reissue. The Second Disc reports that the updated version will come with a bonus disc that includes a number of extra goodies.
Music has undergone many format changes over the years, but rarely does on old form ever come back to prominence. That’s exactly what has happened in recent years, however, with a new generation of music lovers latching onto vinyl records and the warm sound they provide. For ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, that fascination never left.
It’s unfortunate, but the name of Mark David Chapman will continually be mentioned in the same breath of John Lennon, as the man who shot and killed the Beatles legend returns to the headlines every few years when his parole hearing comes up.
The British Film Institute has announced that they’ll screen the Beatles classic ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ with a new behind-the-scenes BBC TV ‘Arena’ series feature titled ‘Magical Mystery Tour Revisited.’ The Examiner reports that the event comes Oct. 2, a week before the rumored release of a Blu-Ray and restored DVD surrounding the film.
Bob Dylan has found a home with Cinemax, and in particular the cable network’s original series ‘Strike Back.’ As the singer leads up to his ‘Tempest‘ album next month, he’s been using the show as a sounding board for some of his new tracks.
Start making travel plans for Sept. 16, as London’s Royal Albert Hall will play host to the 2012 edition of the Sunflower Jam. The event is a night filled with music performances that will be hosted by actor Jeremy Irons.
Bob Birch, a long-time member of Elton John‘s band, was discovered dead Wednesday (Aug. 15) of an apparent suicide. The bassist had performed with John for two decades, and also worked with many other music legends.
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