Rocker Steven Tyler is eyeing megastar collaborations with Elton John and Paul McCartney.
“I’d like to write something with some other folks,” he told breakfast show. “Maybe Elton, McCartney.”
“I’ve already asked Paul,” Steven revealed. “He goes, ‘Well, you know, send me something if you got it’. I went, ‘That’s not what I mean!’”
It’s not clear if Tyler wants his next solo project to be in the same country style as We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, but returning to the kind of music he loved as a youth was a lot of fun creatively for the star.
“I wanted it to be outlaw country; I miss that market…,” he said. “Remember, I grew up into country, I was way into The Everly Brothers, more than anything else, Janis Joplin, so I’m into that; I’m into that big time.”
Meantime, Steven Tyler is heading out on a solo tour of the United States, Canada and Europe, backed once again by the Loving Mary Band. Upstart country duo the Sisterhood Band will support.
Look, I don’t expect to hit like the Beatles or be the second coming of Aerosmith,” Tyler said (via USA Today). “It was time for a little break.”
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A note from Ringo Starr
In 2008 a TV reporter asked what I would like for my birthday and I answered, “If on July 7, my birthday, people would say or post Peace & Love at Noon their local time that would be a great gift to me”. Every year since I have invited everyone everywhere to say or post Peace & Love, and I have joined fans wherever I am at Noon in a moment of Peace & Love. This year I am on tour with the All Starrs so we will celebrating in France and I’m inviting YOU to join us.
For just a $10 donation to the David Lynch Foundation, who promote world peace by teaching meditation to at-risk individuals all across the world, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip to Nice, France to join me at my Peace & Love Birthday Celebration.
But remember – it does not matter where you may be on July 7th, everyone everywhere is invited to join in on spreading Peace and Love by stopping what you’re doing at noon and thinking, posting or speaking those words into the universe with us. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for.
Peace and Love,
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The Beatles‘ animated masterpiece Yellow Submarine is a colorful and surreal trip into the land of the Blue Meanies. Once you’ve seen the film, set to some of the Fab Four’s most familiar and haunting songs, you’ll never forget the stunning visuals… but you might have a little bit of trouble understanding what it’s actually about. Thanks to Titan Comics, you’ll have the chance to pore through the story time and time again with an upcoming graphic novel adaptation.
Written and illustrated by Bill Morrison and colored by Nathan Kane, the Yellow Submarine graphic novel is scheduled for release on August 28, 2018 to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary.
In Yellow Submarine, if you haven’t had the chance to see the unique film, John, Paul, George, and Ringo are asked by the captain of the Yellow Submarine to travel with him back to Pepperland. Its inhabitants have been petrified by the horrible, music-hating Blue Meanies.
With a little help from their new friends, the four go on an adventure in a land unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, with “landscapes painted with Beatles sounds,” says the film’s trailer. If you’ve ever wondered what it actually feels like to have your mind blown, watch Yellow Submarine, which will be re-released in theaters this July.
“Eleanor Rigby” and “Nowhere Man” are melancholy on their own, but paired with Yellow Submarine‘s dreamlike animation, the songs become absolutely extraordinary. Capturing the sounds and aesthetics of The Beatles in a graphic novel sounds like a daunting task, but judging by just the cover, the creative team captures the energy and feel of the animated film in an image that almost looks like it’s in motion. source:nerdist
The hardcover graphic novel will be available this August …
The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night poster is one of hundreds going under the hammer
A rare Star Wars poster from 1977 and one promoting The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night are among hundreds of sought-after posters going under the hammer.
Film and TV memorabilia company Prop Store is selling 400 hard to get posters at a live auction in June, which is expected to fetch more than £250,000.
The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night (1964) which could go for between £2,000 and £3,000.
Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane said: “After four successful Entertainment Memorabilia live auctions, we’re always looking for exciting new things to bring to collectors and our Cinema Poster Live Auction feels very much connected to our roots.
“We live and breathe movies – to us cinema history is something you can reach out and touch – so original poster art is as much a part of that as props and other memorabilia.
“In short, we’re thrilled to be working in this new market, and hope it will become a regular event.”
A free preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run-up to the auction, from June 22 to June 28, at the Odeon BFI Imax. The auction will take place at the same venue on June 28, and will be live streamed online for fans to track the bidding.
In April 1970, he gave the official word on The Beatles’ split. “Spring is here and Leeds play Chelsea tomorrow and Ringo and John and George and Paul are alive and well and full of hope. The world is still spinning and so are we and so are you. When the spinning stops – that’ll be the time to worry. Not before.”
Those two and a half years at Apple sorely tested his patience and his belief, but again he remained both a participant and a keen observer. These skills were displayed for all to see in two wonderful books, As Time Goes Byand Fifty Years Adrift which, published in 1973 and 1984 respectively, are essential reading. Taylor had a sure sense not just of stardom and its fascinations, but also the other people who greased the industry’s wheels: the producers; the PR men; the radio DJs; the promoters; the fans who brought along their scrapbooks and told their life stories.
The 1973 publication of As Time Goes By coincided with renewed interest in The Beatles’ reputation, which had plummeted after their acrimonious break-up in 1970. That year, the two “Red” and “Blue” double album compilations were released to heavy sales. Over the next decade, EMI would continue to release various compilations and “new” material, including the 1977 No1 album The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, but the full rehabilitation would not occur until the Eighties.
Taylor had remained close to George Harrison, who contributed addenda to 1984’s Fifty Years Adrift, a limited-edition book that expanded the Sixties’ coverage of As Time Goes By. March 1987 saw the first part of The Beatles’ reissue programme on CD (Please Please Me up to Revolver) – a major phase of digital reissues – with the big event scheduled for the 20th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in June. It was a huge hit, reaching No3 and staying in the charts for 49 weeks.
Taylor contributed to the celebrations with It Was Twenty Years Ago Today, an oral history of Sgt Pepper, the summer of love, Monterey pop and the psychedelic explosion that accompanied a summer 1987 Granada TV special. By the mid-Nineties, he had become the keeper of the flame, the public custodian of The Beatles’ legacy. Along with George Martin and Neil Aspinall, he was one of only three nonmembers of the band to be interviewed for the Anthology documentary.
Taylor’s revelation within the walls of the Manchester Odeon was binding for life. There was no turning back. Before anyone else, he understood the importance and the power of The Beatles as a cultural and social phenomenon that went way beyond the then traditional status of pop stars. As an insider, he was savvy enough to both keep notes and write down his memories before they faded. He both participated in the full possibilities of the late Sixties and remained an eloquent witness to the freedom and promises of those now-distant times.