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This Little Drummer Boy Really Rocks

(YouTube Link) Attention rock drummers-watch out for this little drummer boy, because he’s poised to take the music industry by storm before he hits puberty. The talented kid featured in this video is Jaxon Smith, which is already a cool name for a rocker, and he has some serious skills on the drums that didn’t come from [...]

The Late Movies: Soap Opera Product Placement

It ain’t easy being a soap opera in 2011. In April, ABC announced that two of its long-running soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live, were being canceled after more than 40 years on television. Some soaps are trying to increase their advertising dollars through product placement. Power to ‘em, we say—while giggling [...]

The Late Movies: Beatles Cartoons

Taking on any project involving The Beatles is an overwhelming task, so I simplified matters by limiting the selection to a few animated videos. I hope you enjoy them. Can’t Buy Me Love/Help/And Your Bird Can Sing The Beatles cartoon series was produced from 1965-1967, then rerun for a couple more years. This video features the introductions [...]

The Quick 10: The Former Names of 10 Bands

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard of The Beach Boys or Led Zeppelin. The Pendletones and The New Yardbirds? Maybe not so much. Check out 10 bands who are probably thankful they changed their names before they hit the big time. 1. The Beach Boys were once known as “The Pendletones.” It [...]

The Late Movies: 9 Great Beatles Videos

Today (09-09-09) marks the landmark re-release of the entire Beatles catalog (thirteen albums plus two additional discs of non-album tracks) as boxed sets and individual discs, in two formats: the original mono recordings (the first four Beatles albums were originally released in mono), as well as new stereo remixed versions. Both versions are remastered to [...]

9 Things you probably don’t know about the Beatles

Today is 09/09/09, and you know what that means! The big Beatles Rock Band release. (GET IT? Number 9, number 9, number 9…) To get you in the mood, here are 9 rather obscure facts about those four lads from Liverpool that we bet you don’t know. (Nein?) 1. Before Lennon/McCartney there was McCartney/Lennon If you pick [...]