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The Beatles Wanted to Produce a Lord of the Rings Movie

Peter Jackson has revealed that The Beatles approached J.R.R. Tolkien forty years ago with a request to produce a movie version of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien turned them down: [...]John Lennon wanted to play the role of the avaricious creature Gollum and Paul McCartney was to play Frodo Baggins in a proposed ’60s Beatles [...]

The Quick 10: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates its 50-year anniversary this week. Although a big block-party-style bash is scheduled for later this summer after some much-needed renovations are complete, the actual construction kickoff happened on February 8, 1960, with the star ceremony taking place the following day. Since Hollywood’s celebration is still a few months away, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Unexpected Elvis Covers

It’s Elvis’ 75th birthday! I’m sure he’s out there celebrating somewhere with a Fool’s Gold sandwich. To celebrate his birthday here on the _floss, we thought we’d forego the calories and check out some rather interesting cover versions of his songs instead. The King had such a large repertoire (many of which he covered) that [...]

The Quick Seven: Seven Musical Hoaxes

It was 19 years ago this week (can you believe it’s been that long?) that the Milli Vanilli lip-synching scandal came to a head – the duo were stripped of their Grammies after it was revealed that they didn’t sing a single note on the Girl You Know It’s True album. But they were hardly [...]