RAIN played the DECC Symphony Hall last night and I was there with my son Sam, who is a huge Beatles fan. On the way to the venue, we played all of our favorite Beatles tunes to get in the mood and brush up on our harmonies. Once the show started we were cast back in time.
This is a bad idea. What would they do? If they do original music, Sean Lennon bombed with his music, Dhani Harrison has only worked on his father's music, James McCartney has no track record with music, and Jason Starkey only played in Ringo's band maybe a couple of times and hasn't even made a name for himself, let alone public pictures.
Many young naive musicians are coaxed into bad deals by record labels and publishers to give up rights in order to get a record contract. The Beatles were one of those groups. Back in their day, many publishers and managers would have bands and artists sign away rights in order to "help" them get deals.
Gary Wright has a new book out called Dream Weaver, which he was allowed to write himself. He says he was happy they let him write it because then he could put things in his own words, and write the way he talks.
In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he's done with his fued with Yoko Ono. He has buried the hatchet, so to speak, and has moved on. He says he actually admires her a little, even called her "badass"
My son Sam, is named after Sammy Hagar, a small Van Halen reference that I could use, and thanks to my wife, won the first name of Sam. Without being pushed, he has a huge love of music like I do. He loves the Beatles, KISS, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, Led Zepplin, SpongeBob, Yo Gabba Gabba, and the Fresh Beat Band.