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Rare Beatles' 'Love Me Do' 45 Sells for $10k
A rare demo of the Beatles' first single, ‘Love Me Do,’ has sold on eBay for more than $10,000.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the 45 was reportedly one out of only 250 made for radio station airplay in 1962. The demo from the personal collection of the seller predates the more familiar Parlophone imprints of the single.
At the time the demo was released, the Beatles were still largely unknown – so much so that the songwriting credit isn't given to the Lennon-McCartney partnership, but rather ‘McArtney.’
Another copy in this series of ‘Love Me Do’ demos sold for more than $17,000 at an auction in 2011.
Jagger’s Hair for Charity
British auction house Bonhams announced on their website that locks of Mick Jagger's hair, cut from his head during the early 1960's, has been put up for auction by Chrissie Shrimpton, who dated Jagger in the early ‘60's.
The website says that the locks should fetch between $2,300 and $3,100 when it goes up to auction on July 3rd. The money raised will go to the charity Changing Faces.
The auction house goes on to mention that
Keith Richards raised $1,400 for a lock of his hair some years ago.
Page Auctioning Guitar For Charity
Jimmy Page is auctioning off a Martin guitar he acquired in 2006 with the proceeds going to the Action for Brazilian Children Trust.
The charity, for
Page played the acoustic guitar at Roy Harper’s 70th birthday concert in
Experts believe the guitar will sell for between $16,000 and $23,000 at the July 3rd auction in
The Chateau d’Herouville, an 18th century castle in
Built in 1740 18 miles outside
Other albums recorded there include Pink Floyd’s ‘Obscured by Clouds,’ Elton’s ‘Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player’ and ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ Fleetwood Mac's ‘Mirage,’ David Bowie’s ‘Pinups’ and ‘Low,’ and The Bee Gees songs ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and ‘Stayin’ Alive’ for the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack.
Van Halen Played Pranks on
Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell recalls a prank war with Van Halen during a 1991 tour.
They were opening and both bands had tried to disrupt each others' sets with a series of pranks.
Cantrell revealed, "The Van Halen guys got us like four times in one set. When we came out on stage, they had taken a bunch of three-foot strips of duct tape and put them all over the stage face-up. Within a couple of seconds we were all dragging around huge wads of duct tape.”
"They sent out some strippers – not very attractive ones – who stayed out there for a whole song. Then they sent out one of their techs in a Little Bo Peep outfit with some live sheep.”
"At the very end, we were playing ‘Man in the Box’ and their crew came out and started dismantling our entire set around us. They left Sean Kinney with a kick and snare, left me with one cab, they just unplugged Mike Starr.”
"And that was all in one set – I don't think anyone has ever topped that commitment to f**king with the opening act."
Psy Impresses Queen’s May
Queen guitarist Brian May has plans to work with South Korean YouTube sensation Psy after meeting with him.
While some thought Psy's ‘Gangnam Style’ would be a one hit wonder, he has since released the hit ‘Gentleman’ and is determined to prove himself internationally.
“You never know what might happen. We talked music strangely enough, in its various forms, and our history," Brian told British newspaper The Sun. “He's not a flash in the pan, he's made six albums. I've come to understand what he's about. He's a very thoughtful guy.”
Recently, Psy revealed Queen were his biggest inspiration and he used to play their tracks on repeat as a teenager. Brian was so touched by his words, he agreed to work with the pop star.
“It turns out he's a massive Queen fan and he says he's in the business because of us, which is always nice to hear. I was quite nervous to meet him. The guy's had 1.6 billion views on YouTube. It turns out that he was pretty nervous too. So we just sat there and looked at each other for a while. Then we had a good conversation and it was nice. It was a friendly lunch.”
While little is currently known about the nature of the collaboration, Brian revealed they weren't planning a tour together yet, but had discussed an "event.”
Aerosmith Members Featured on New Buddy Guy Album
Aerosmith‘s Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford are among a variety of guest artists on Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy‘s new album, ‘Rhythm & Blues,’ which is due out on July 30th, Guy’s 77th birthday.
The 21-track release is split into two themed CDs, respectively titled ‘Rhythm’ and ‘Blues.’ Tyler, Perry and Whitford are featured on ‘Evil Twin,’ which appears on the ‘Blues’ disc.
Among the other stars contributing to the album are Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr. and Beth Hart.
Petty Says Residencies May Change Arena Shows
Tom Petty says the reception The Heartbreakers have gotten for deeper cuts at their residencies in
Petty tells Rolling Stone, “I think that this could influence things quite a lot. It’s just kind of a verification that the audience not only goes along with it, they like it… When I go to see people, I always kind of hope they are going to play some kind of songs I know… You’re obligated to play some of that stuff that people know, but I don’t think that’s all you have to do. I think there’s a way to fill everyone’s needs. So who knows? This may have a tremendous effect on us from here out.”
Sabbath Set Chart Record In the
According to Yahoo! TV
Ozzy said it was "great" to have beaten Rod but added: "Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got. It's all manufactured bullshit these days. But the likes of Rod, and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft."
It was 43 years ago that Black Sabbath last hit No. 1 in the
Ozzy said: ''I'm in shock, the success of this album has blown me off my feet. We've never had a record climb the charts so fast."
Ozzy Hated Being on ‘The Osbournes’
Ozzy Osbourne claims he ''never watched one f****ing episode'' of his MTV reality show, which ran from 2002 to 2005 and followed his family's antics.
Ozzy has vowed to never star on a TV show again and is refusing to make a cameo appearance on 'The X Factor'
He told Classic Rock magazine: ''That was a period of my career I'm glad is gone.
Osbourne has often spoken out against his wife's obsession with the showbiz lifestyle, claiming he has no interest in living his life in the limelight. He recently said: ''
Keith Emerson has revealed he once received a late-night phone call asking him if he’d like to join Yes – but it didn’t take him long to decide the answer was “No.”
Emerson had just returned from a successful world tour with Emerson,
Emerson explains: “I got back to
Emerson says Lane answered: “Well, there’s no harm in asking.”
Whitesnake: Coverdale Wants To End Plant Feud
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has offered an olive branch to Robert Plant and apologized for "ugly things" said about him in the past.
The pair have been at loggerheads since Coverdale teamed up with Jimmy Page for the 1993 ‘Coverdale/Page’ album. In interviews at the time, Plant expressed some derision at the collaboration, coining the term 'David Cover-version'.
Coverdale responded in kind, saying about the singer: "There's certainly no love lost between myself and Robert… I wouldn't send him cat food if he was starving."
Now in a new interview Coverdale said he wants to put an end to the animosities.
"My last words to Jimmy in
"I hold him [Plant] in the highest esteem as a human being, as an artist, and I really would like to, you know, sit down, buy him a drink, shake hands and say: 'I'm really sorry, you know, can we be friends again?'
"[Out of] my love and respect for Jimmy, I know he'll pass that on to Robert – and Robert might go and tell him to **** himself, who knows, but I don't hold any animosity, just disappointment in myself that I took the bait and ran with some ugly things. Because it's not appropriate for somebody I respect so much."
Alice Cooper Pens Forward For Megadeth Bassist Autobiography
Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson will publish his autobiography, ‘My Life With Deth,’ on October 29.
It features a foreword written by Alice Cooper and contributions from Kerry King (Slayer), Scott Ian (Anthax), Ellefson's current bandmate in Megadeth, Shawn Drover, as well as former colleagues Chris Poland and Marty Friedman.
The memoir chronicles the story of Ellefson's fall into addiction during the band's early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed the band's rise to fame over the past several decades.