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Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding

Beady Eye's debut is nowhere near as explosive as dynamic as Definitely Maybe, but how could it possibly have been? On the other hand, it is certainly better than a couple of other Oasis albums.

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Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison

Dubbed “the quiet one”, George Harrison contributed some of the Beatles best work and continued on to an impressive solo career. He died far too soon, but the world still has a lifetime of his work to admire and enjoy.

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14 Feb 2011 // 7:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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Musical Polygamy: An Interview with Travis’ Fran Healy

Taking a break from his 14 years of fronting Travis, Fran Healy gets Neko Case and Paul McCartney to help contribute to his first solo outing, and, in sitting down with PopMatters, reveals how these collaborations came into fruition, how intentional Travis' album art really was, and why he now feels like he's committing musical polygamy ...

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4 Feb 2011 // 8:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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3 Feb 2011 // 10:55 AM

The Year In Music: June 2010

June 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of successful releases and summer concerts.

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30 Nov 2010 // 5:00 AM

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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‘Band on the Run’s’ Best New Bonus Feature

Band on the Run was re-released last week in multiple formats, including digital downloads, a vinyl LP, and three different CD sets. Make sure you

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Erland & The Carnival: Trouble in Mind EP

Erland Cooper teams up with musicians associated with the Verve, Gorillaz, and Paul McCartney's the Fireman, to produce something... different.

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Paul McCartney & Wings: Band on the Run (Special Edition)

The 2010 Band on the Run reissue is the first release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, and the remastered sound is superb.

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Potential Grammy Nominees for Song of the Year?

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award.

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Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon

This October 9th marks quite a milestone.

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The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly

Earlier this month (September 7th) would’ve been Buddy Holly’s 74th birthday. Despite his short life and career, his music influenced many different artists.

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Paul McCartney’s “Goodbye”

When you are 1/4 of the greatest band of all time, not all of your quality tracks earn entry into your group’s repertoire. In early 1969,

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Paul & Linda McCartney - “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”

Sound Affects' Between the Grooves look at the solo career of Paul McCartney concludes for now with a peek at his second album Ram (1971), courtesy of that album's first single.

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Paul & Linda McCartney - “Another Day” and “Oh Woman, Oh Why”

Bridging the gap between 'McCartney' and 'Ram', Jessy Krupa takes a look at the first single collaboration between Paul McCartney and his wife Linda.

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Paul McCartney - “Kreen Akrore”

“Kreen Akrore” is the final track on the McCartney album. After watching a TV documentary about Brazil’s indigenous Kreen-Akrore tribe, McCartney was inspired to

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Paul McCartney - “Maybe I’m Amazed”

Every artist has a signature song, which becomes the symbol of their entire career. For better or worse, it sums up how the public views

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Prince’s ‘20Ten’ and the Cheapening Effect of the Newspaper Release

Using a newspaper promotion to get an album out to the masses might be a mutually beneficial arrangement for artist and publication, but what happens to the listener's perception of the music?

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On TV This Week: Paul McCartney and the PBS Special with a Long Title

As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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