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Feb 19, 2021

Richard Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve, has shared a new cover of John Lennon’s “Bring on the Lucie (Freda Peeple).” It was shared via a video shot at Abbey Road studios, where, of course, The Beatles used to record. More

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith, Rilo Kiley, The Shins, and More

His Latest Live From Home Concert Also Featured Covers of The Flaming Lips, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Big Star, and Def Leppard

Mar 23, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie has been live streaming solo concerts from his home studio. His latest concert was yesterday and it was an all-covers set in which he covered songs by Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith, Rilo Kiley, The Shins, The Flaming Lips, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Big Star, and Def Leppard. More

Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Part 9: Music Box Sets, Vinyl, and Reissues (Part One)

Featuring The Band, David Bowie, Prince, Pet Shop Boys, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, The Cranberries, The Beta Band, and More

Dec 20, 2018

Welcome to part 9 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2018, which centers on music box sets and reissues, some on CD and some on vinyl. We’re splitting this section into two parts, as we were sent quite a few releases to include in it. More

Jul 24, 2018

Yoko Ono has announced a new album, Warzone, and shared its title track. On Warzone the iconic musician reimagines 13 songs from her past work, including a new version of her late husband John Lennon’s peace anthem “Imagine.” More

Sep 20, 2017

Arcade Fire has taken part in the Spotify Single series. For it they recorded a live version of the title track to their latest album, Everything Now, released in July via Columbia. They also covered John Lennon’s “Mind Games,” the title track to the 1973 album of the same name. Listen to both below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. More

Nov 08, 2016

Madonna performed a surprise pro-Hillary Clinton concert in New York City’s Washington Square last night. She posted to Instagram about the rally at 7 PM, calling for people to join her 30 minutes later. More

John Lennon’s Killer Apologizes

Mark David Chapman Denied Parole

Aug 29, 2014

Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the eighth time this week. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the 1980 killing of former Beatle and cultural icon John Lennon.

Mar 25, 2014

Oh come on, like their great new album Lost the Dream isn’t reason enough to go see The War of Drugs live. More

Listen: Beck - “Love” (John Lennon Cover)

Featured on Starbuck's Sweeheart 2014

Dec 31, 2013

On Feb. 4 Starbucks will release its newest compilation of love song covers, Sweetheart 2014. More

Jul 30, 2013

One of the signature experiences of Tennessee’s annual Bonnaroo Festival is the Superjam, a special one-off performance that brings together artists old and new for supergroup session of music. More

Nov 04, 2010

Bradford Cox is a man who loves his covers. Last Saturday in San Francisco, the gangly musician took on a new one, John Lennon’s “Mind Games.” Helping him was opener, Real Estate. We have the video. More


Dec 05, 2018

Holding a mirror to today’s tumult and a way forward, this reissue of John Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine arrives at a pertinent time. As stated in the accompanying book: “It’s an invitation to political activism in the pursuit of peace, but also to opening our hearts and our lives to one another.” More