Hardcore fans of either band will be at least tangentially aware of many of the points of comparison addressed by McMillian. But the author, who is an expert on American radicalism and has written another ’60s-focused book, Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America, tackles one aspect of the Beatles vs. Stones debate you rarely see addressed: their political activism vs. the public’s perception of it.
“I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something,” he said of Ono, whom he also called a “badass.” “He’s not stupid. It’s like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?”
I had the privilege of interviewing the godfather of shock-rock ahead of his Emerald Queen Casino show on November 5th.
A Canadian dentist is working to have John Lennon cloned using DNA from one of the singer’s teeth. Eeeew.
Over the course of its five seasons, True Blood has consistently been one of the best shows on television, not only for fans of vampires but for music fans as well. Each episode is named after a […]
Kid Rock drives a Bonneville equipped with revolvers, Elton John digs his golf cart, Neil Young loves his Woody, Mick Jagger smashed his badass ride, John Lennon painted his Rolls like a psychedelic acid trip… […]
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, […]
This week sees the release of the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz The Great and Powerful, in which Oscar Diggs (played by James Franco) – a “magician” with dubious ethics lacking any actual sorcerer’s powers […]
The Beatles’ one-time secretary Freda Kelly is finally telling her story in the new movie “Good Ol’ Freda.” She was just 17 when she signed on with the band during their days at Liverpool’s Cavern […]
A new comic is recounting the breakup of The Beatles. Bluewater Productions is behind the book, called “Paul McCartney: Carry That Weight,” which tells the story from McCartney’s perspective. Publisher Darren Davis says the author […]