On this day…in 1970

“I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch and we’re putting it out for dinner.” That’s the way John Lennon told the story of “Instant Karma,” one of his most memorable songs as a solo artist and the third Lennon single to appear before the official breakup of the Beatles. The only exaggeration in … [Read the full story]

Ringo not included in Beatles re-release

The Beatles ‘Love Me Do’ 50-year anniversary single re-release has been recalled by EMI, after the record label pressed a version of the track without Ringo Starr on it. The vinyl was being re-released to coincide with the anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single, but it was quickly taken off sale as they had … [Read the full story]

Damon and Noel share a public cuddle…aah

Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher look to have finally buried the hatchet after years of feuding. The Britpop icons shared a hug and drank together after the Brits on Tuesday, putting to bed their previously acrimonious relationship. They were aboard the boat on the Thames record label EMI had hired for their post-ceremony bash. “It’s … [Read the full story]

EMI sells music unit to Universal

UK music firm EMI has said it will sell its recorded music unit for US $1.9 billion to Universal Music. Reports have suggested that the other half of EMI’s business – the lucrative music publishing unit – will go to a Sony-led consortium for more than US $3 billion. EMI, with a history dating back … [Read the full story]

Robbie Williams signs with Universal

Robbie Williams will be able to afford a few more football pitches and pools for his LA mansion today after inking a new solo recording deal. He has signed with the world’s biggest record label Universal Music – home to everyone from Lady GaGa and Jay-Z to Jessie J, Justin Bieber, U2 and his mates … [Read the full story]

Yoko Ono’s gone Gaga

On what would have been John Lennons 70th birthday, Iggy Pop and Lady Gaga will some of many artists to perform some concerts to celebrate Lennons birthday and life. Yoko Ono, John Lennons widow, is organising two concerts with her We Are Plastic Ono Band in Los Angeles to celebrate her late husband and many … [Read the full story]