In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Paul McCartney says he gets along just fine with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, despite the all the past resentment that seemed to have boiled between them.
Back when the Beatles were starting to deteriorate, Yoko’s tendency for hanging out in their recording studio and sitting in on private sessions irked Paul. But time, he says, has allowed him to let go of his grudge and heal. He mused:
“If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.” Keep reading »
Usually when someone messes with The Beatles
, I throw a fit. But this Beatles “cover” of Lady Gaga
— played by a Beatles cover band, I assume? — is so kickass that I wanna download it on my iPod. I’m pretty sure those green pants mean George Harrison gets to be Beyoncé. [YouTube
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Everyone wants to surround themselves with rock star paraphernalia right now. Guitar Hero lets you pretend to rock out, there are two Beatles devoted games in the form of Rock Band and Monopoly, and Walmart even dressed up Mr. Potato Head as characters from the band KISS. Michael Jackson’s tribute, “This Is It,” is now open in theaters, and there’s an entire clothing line sold at Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Target devoted to the pop star. The next best thing–and a more stylish option than cluttering up your house with figurines? Band T-shirts. But not just any band T-shirts. Those of the old sort are the most in demand, providing not only the cool factor, but a softness and worn in look that can only come with the vintage factor. If you’re in New York, head to Metropolis (43 Third Ave), Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn (88 N. 11th St), and What Comes Around Goes Around (351 W. Broadway) or for online shopping, check out Monster Vintage, Cheap Jacks, or your local Craigslist. [WWD] Keep reading »
In late 1980, hours before he was shot and killed, John Lennon posed with wife Yoko Ono for legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Lennon was naked and curled around his wife. After the Beatles star died, the image became an iconic Rolling Stone cover. Now, nearly 30 years later, their son, Sean Lennon, and his model-girlfriend Kemp Muhl recreated the infamous shot with provocative photographer Terry Richardson for the fall issue of Purple magazine. This time, Sean lies fully clothed as a nude Muhl spoons him. What do you think: beautiful homage or twisted facsimile? [Flavorwire] Keep reading »
Different types of people employ different strategies to get lucky — really attractive people go up and ask people out directly, slightly less stunning individuals tend to win others over with their charming personality — and sap beetles’ mate-attracting techniques vary, as well.
Like über-cool football players, the largest beetles just hang out near the females’ feeding areas because they can fight off their competitors, Ecological Entomology reports. The medium-sized beetles might be compared to track stars. They’ve developed larger wings and fly around searching for feeding sites that aren’t occupied by the big guys. The smallest beetles have advantages that aren’t apparent, but their testicles are larger and can produce more sperm than the larger males. They sneak around and try to to have sex with the females behind the others’ backs. Ringo probably fell into that last category. [LiveScience] Keep reading »
Mariah Carey’s latest single, “Touch My Body,” has given her a whopping total of 18 number one hits. This has enabled the songstress to even surpass Elvis. Mimi, who is wearing nothing but rags on the cover of her album E=MC2, is now number two on the list of artists with the most number one hits — second only to the Beatles. The friggin’ Beatles, people! And she’s still making music, so there’s a chance she’ll even beat the Beatles record of 20 number one hits. Two more strikes and the boys are out! While the British Invasion was the soundtrack of the sexual revolution, this diva revelation has to be a sign of the apocalypse — didn’t Nostradamus write about a high-pitched bitch causing the ozone to explode or something? All I’m saying is my Internet mysteriously went out while I was trying to post this, so you know she’s pulling some serious connections. Maybe I should just be happy it’s not Celine Dion vying for the top spot. But honestly, Mariah must be stopped. Hasn’t Sir Paul had enough heartbreak in 2008? [Pop Sugar] Keep reading »