EMI is replenishing the mono box set inventory →
Beatles Trivial Pursuit
I finally received my copy of Beatles Trivial Pursuit today. Last night I was imaging what the player pieces would look like — the Pop Culture version had a cell phone and Atari joystick, and I thought it’d be nice to have the Beatles main instruments be the pieces. Alas, Beatles Trivial Pursuit was not that clever. The player pieces are the normal pie thing, but the twist of the...
The End better not be the end
If The End is the surprise 45th song, I will be very disappointed. HELLO, Help, Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields, and A Day in the Life.
I don't know if it will be *that* socially... →
“With all due respect to Wii Sports, no video game has ever brought more parents together with their teenage and adult children than The Beatles: Rock Band likely will in the months and years to come.” With all due respect to the author, I wouldn’t even go that far.
Nice breakdown of the BRB commercial →
I hadn’t noticed that it’s from the point of view of the onlooker in the back of the Abbey Road album cover.
Beatles iTunes announcement rumor gets one step...
As Steve says, these rumors have happened so often, it’s easy to become jaded. But this one is different for a lot of reasons. One, today Apple sent out invites today to a press event on 09-09-09. When this latest rumor first started, I thought yes, this is it. Then I thought that since Beatles Rock Band debuted via Microsoft at E3, maybe Apple Inc is just being a bitch trying to steal the...
Even 7-Eleven is participating in 090909
As read here, the remastered CDs will be available all over the place, including: Restoration Hardware Starbucks Whole Foods Ralph’s Pathmark 7-Eleven Blockbuster It’s not like this is a new idea (especially for Starbucks). I’d rather see Beatles albums than “Songs for Your Mood Swings” lame-ass cds near the check out lines of these places. Highlights: ...
Possible proof of Apple Inc's 090909 Beatles... →
As I was saying in a previous post, if the Beatles music doesn’t appear on iTunes when Beatles Rock Band is released, they stand to actually lose revenue. “I’ve seen music come a long way — from records and cassette tapes to CDs and downloads — and it’s as cool as it ever was,” McCartney said from England. “I don’t mind how the music gets to them, as long as it’s...
Amazon offers Beatles community message boards →
Microsoft offers Beatles exclusives via XBOX Live
From this article: …you’ll also be able to fill even more of your entertainment time with music videos, documentaries and movies inspired by the Fab Four on Xbox LIVE. From classic tunes from band members to the best of the Mersey’s music from today and the critically acclaimed documentary, “Imagine: John Lennon,” it’s all there for you at the touch of a button. Need more ways to prove...
Uninteresting interview with Paul for Billboard →
Spinner.com interview with Josh Randall
As read here. Highlights: I met Yoko many times over the course of the project. In the end, she came to see our progress and it was such a huge help because at the time our version of John was not really there. She’s an artist and she’s really with it, so she was able to figure it out really quickly. She told us, “He doesn’t move the right way. His eyes aren’t...
VH1 will play The Beatles Anthology + more →
This is near and dear to me because althought I was a fan before it was originally released in 1995, I didn’t become obsessed with the Beatles until after the Anthology aired. I hope the same thing happens to some 17-year old girl this time around. The “more” includes: The Beatles Retrospective with Mark Goodman Help! The Beatles Anthology 2 and some solo Beatles stuff like...
Babyboomer essay on the New Beatles
As read here. Highlights: She talks a lot about that book everyone is talking about due to its antagonistic title, “How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music”. “When the Beatles appeared on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ it was the last time a live performance changed the course of American music, and when they...
Photos of people playing the BRB demo at Best Buy →
Best Buy becomes Beatles central
From bestbuy.com: Celebrate the release day of The Beatles remastered CDs and The Beatles Rock Band game. The ten Best Buy stores below will open at 8 a.m. September 9, so you can meet local radio DJs, play The Beatles Rock Band game, compete in trivia contests, enter sweepstakes and more. Here are the locations. I’m not sure if I’ll go to this. The MN store is nowhere near the...
LA Times on the new Beatlemania
As read here. Highlights: Retailers have been taking advance orders for the individual CDs, box sets and Rock Band for months, and it’s a good bet that the Beatles will appear near the top of sales charts one more time. Pride, and mild indignation, emerged when Rouse was asked what tapes were used as source material. “We would never consider using anything other than...
Pre-order club update: TV Commercial
Update: People are trying to tell me that these are the actual Beatles. I would totally believe that Paul is real, but the rest aren’t quite right. Anyone is welcom to send me proof to @factory_worker. The Beatles Rock Band TV commercial has hit the pre-order club. It’s not what I would have expected, but it’s really great. And short. They got 4 Beatles lookalikes to step...
Apple Inc will hold a press conference on 09-09-09... →
New iPods and iTunes 9 are expected…perhaps the gateway to downloadable Beatles tracks. I really think this is it. Apple Corps has said that one reason why the Beatles music has not been available for download has been the current state of the digital music (1987 cds). They were waiting for remastering, and for EMI to stop being dumbasses. Clearly that time is now. EMI and Apple Corps have...