the beatles

“The World’s First Songs Composed by Artificial Intelligence” Are Neither First Nor Entirely Artificial

I know, I know. Isn't pop music written by robots already? Har har. But really: Researchers at Sony's Computer Science Laboratory in Paris have shared a pair of tracks…
Anna Gaca / September 22, 2016

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr Reminisce on CBS Sunday Morning

Bruce Springsteen appeared on CBS Sunday Morning today to talk about his career and forthcoming memoir, Born to Run. Accompanied by anchor Anthony Mason, Springsteen visited his old hometown of Freehold,…
Anna Gaca / September 18, 2016

Watch Pearl Jam Cover Aerosmith and the Beatles at Boston’s Fenway Park

Pearl Jam played Boston's famed Fenway Park last night, where they brought out two former Red Sox players and two choice cover songs: a first-ever…
Anna Gaca / August 6, 2016

R.I.P. George Martin, One of the Greatest Producers in Rock History, 1926 – 2016

George Martin, the man who signed and produced the most important band in rock'n'roll history, died last night at the age of 90. Martin's U.K.
Andrew Unterberger / March 9, 2016

Netflix’s New Kids’ Show Features Beatles Covers By Eddie Vedder, Sia, and the Shins

The Beatles/beetles puns come flying to children's television later this year with Beat Bugs, a new animated show debuting on Netflix this August. The program features new versions of…
Anna Gaca / February 10, 2016

Beatles Recordings Reportedly Set to Hit Streaming Services Next Week

Update: In a note posted to their website, the Beatles' camp have confirmed the speculation that their catalog will hit major streaming services on Thursday.
Colin Joyce / December 19, 2015

Justin Bieber Plays Lounge Singer on Beatles, Drake, and Tracy Chapman Covers in Toronto

Having re-conquered the pop universe, Justin Bieber can afford to play the occasional quaintly intimate acoustic show for contrast's sake whenever he gets sick of…
Andrew Unterberger / December 8, 2015

U2 Bring Up Noel Gallagher for ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ and Beatles Singalong

Because all legendary rock stars ever do is play at one another's concerts, Hall-of-Famers U2 brought out Britpop legend Noel Gallagher for a duet in…
Andrew Unterberger / October 27, 2015

Back to the Future of Music: Taking a Second Look at Some Old Predictions

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
James Grebey / October 21, 2015

Kurt Cobain Seven-Inch Featuring Beatles Cover Will Come Out This November

Update: A representative for Universal Music confirms the existence of the seven-inch and says that an official announcement will be made next week.
Colin Joyce / September 22, 2015

Keith Richards Thinks the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Is ‘Rubbish’

Tired of the Drake versus Meek Mill beef and wishing for an old school spat between music legends? Well you're in luck, because the Rolling…
James Grebey / August 5, 2015

Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Duetted on the Beatles’ Get Back’

During musical legend Paul McCartney's headlining Lollapalooza set last night, the Beatle brought out Alabama Shakes frontman Brittany Howard for a performance of his hit…
Brennan Carley / August 1, 2015

Charles Manson Signed a Copy of the Beatles’ ‘White Album,’ and It’s On Sale

If you're a fan of the Beatles and/or convicted mass murderers, then we have a treat for you: There is a listing on the online…
James Grebey / June 9, 2015

Bleachers Load Up on Synths and Auto-Tune for Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Dear Prudence’

Say this for Jack Antonoff: Most Beatles covers struggle with the notion of doing anything new or interesting with their renditions for fear of besmirching…
Andrew Unterberger / March 27, 2015

Nirvana and Paul McCartney Soundtrack New Ralph Lauren Commercial

In "things to shake your head at today," that Nirvana/Paul McCartney reunion song "Cut Me Some Slack" is now the soundtrack to a…
Rachel Brodsky / December 11, 2014

The 100 Greatest Live Performances on YouTube

We're coming up on the tenth anniversary of YouTube next February, but really, it feels like the site has been around far longer. In fact,…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

Pearl Jam Celebrated John Lennon’s Birthday With Two Classic Covers

Over the course of his career with Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder has offered a handful of recorded tributes to the legacy of John Lennon, so…
Colin Joyce / October 12, 2014

Watch Beck Salute George Harrison on ‘Conan’ With ‘Wah-Wah’

This week is "George Harrison Week" on Conan, to coincide with the recent release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a retrospective reissue of…
Kyle McGovern / September 23, 2014

George Harrison’s ‘Dark Horse’ Demo Is a Homespun Delight

As part of the upcoming George Harrison box set — The Apple Years 1968-75 — the singer's camp has released an "Early Take" version of his 1974…
Brennan Carley / September 16, 2014

The Cure’s Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Hello Goodbye’ Is Pretty Much Perfect

November 18 will see the release of The Art of McCartney, a Paul McCartney tribute album featuring covers by Bob Dylan, KISS, Perry Farrell, Smokey…
Kyle McGovern / September 9, 2014
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