The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: A Live Smackdown Rematch

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Paul Myers and Mike Myers, on stage at the Beatles vs. Stones Soundcheck Smackdown.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, Soundcheck hosted an all-star Beatles vs. Rolling Stones Smackdown at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In front of a crowd of more than 200 people, two teams fiercely battled over which band is better -- pitting album versus album, guitarist versus guitarist, song versus song -- and, of course, debating the sex appeal of each band. 

Take a listen to this excerpt: 

Beatles vs. Stones Smackdown Highlights

Arguing for The Beatles were comedian, actor, and director Mike Myers (Wayne's WorldAustin Powers, and Shrek); and writer and musician Paul Myers, author of the acclaimed biographies A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio, and It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues.

And taking on the Myers brothers on behalf of The Rolling Stones: Ophira Eisenberg, comedian, writer and host of NPR and WNYC’s Ask Me Another; and Bill Janovitz, frontman of the alt-rock band Buffalo Tom, and author of Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell The Story of The Rolling Stones, and the 33 1/3 series' book about Exile On Main Street.

<p>Arguing for The Beatles were comedian, actor, and director&nbsp;<strong>Mike Myers</strong>&nbsp;(<em>Wayne's World</em>,&nbsp;<em>Austin Powers</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Shrek</em>); and writer and musician&nbsp;<strong>Paul Myers</strong>, author of the acclaimed biographies&nbsp;<em>A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio</em>, and&nbsp;<em>It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues</em>.</p>
<p>And taking on the Myers brothers on behalf of The Rolling Stones:&nbsp;<strong>Ophira Eisenberg</strong>, comedian, writer and&nbsp;host of NPR and WNYC&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Ask Me Another</em>; and&nbsp;<strong>Bill Janovitz</strong>, frontman of the alt-rock band Buffalo Tom, and author of&nbsp;<em>Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell The Story of The Rolling Stones</em>, and the 33 1/3 series' book about&nbsp;<em>Exile On Main Street</em>.</p>

We'll air the entire debate on Thursday, March 6 at 9 pm E.T. -- or you can listen at Soundcheck.org. 

 

The debaters, clockwise from top left: Bill Janovitz, Ophira Eisenberg, Mike Myers and Paul Myers.

 

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