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Recordings – Documents or Artifice?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sometimes a recording is more than just a document of a band's sound. 

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The Takeaway

White House Honors Former Beatle

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Last night, The President and First Lady Obama made the White House’s East Room center stage for a star-studded performance, in tribute to Paul McCartney.

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: A Devil to Play

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Some people solve their midlife crises by buying a motorcycle — Jasper Rees decided to face down his childhood enemy: the French horn.  Now available in paperback, Rees' account takes us from band camp to the concert hall and back again. Rees visited Studio 360 last spring — and he brought his horn.

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Studio 360

They Will Rock You

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Muppets have a proud tradition of taking the hit songs and making them their own: muppet-izing them, shall we say.  The Sesame Street gang had a string of successes with “Letter B” (ala the Beatles’s “Let Her Be”), “Born to Add” (ala the Boss’s “Born to Run”) and “U Really Got a Hold On Me” featuring Smokey Robinson and a rather clingy Letter U.

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The Takeaway

We'd Like to Introduce to You the DIY Beatles

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cover your ears! Starting today, legions of gamers around the country will be able to sing – and play – their own version of Beatles songs, thanks to a special edition of the game Rock Band. Console-owners may now try their hand at 45 Beatles tracks, and download more of the band's newly remastered tracks in the coming months. We talk with Jeff Howe, contributing editor for Wired magazine, who wrote about the game this month. We also give The Beatles: Rock Band our own test run in the studio.

Watch the intro video for "The Beatles: Rock Band":

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