Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is the musical equivalent of meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes and a cold glass of milk to wash it down with. Not too exciting, very predictable, but also very comforting and in the right mood, exactly what you’re looking for.

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Cover Wars March Madness: Sweet 16

Cover Wars March Madness rolls on. We’ve had our play-in round and our first full round of 32 covers and we’re left with our Sweet 16. We are in our third year of this tournament and we have just now done the obvious, we have generated an actual bracket so you can visualize how this is all going to go down. Have a look and be sure to vote in all eight matchups.

Matchup #1

Ramble On (Led Zeppelin)

Phish debuted this cover at Alpine Valley in the Summer of 1998. As most Phish fans know, there has been one other performance ever and it was the following week at Vernon Downs where the band paired Ramble On with their own Slave To The Traffic Light to close the first set. There are some killer Ramble On Teases in the Slave jam. Source: 8-1-1998


UPDATE: The text in all the descriptions for Cover Wars March Madness are taken from the original editions which at times – are out of date. As one of our readers pointed out in the previous round – Phish has since performed one more partial performance of Ramble On, and yes – it was pretty terrible.


Wilco – Thirteen (Big Star)

Wilco recorded this cover for the 2006 Big Star covers record Big Star Small World. Though never played live by Wilco, the song has made at least 11 appearances at Jeff Tweedy solo shows.


READ ON to vote on the remaining seven matchups in the Sweet 16.

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John Lennon Remasters

Despite the erratic nature of his solo output, John Lennon garnered almost as much respect and reverence on his own as he did as a Beatle. It’s arguable that his extra-musical activities, such as the peace advocacy that raised the ire of the establishment, had as much or more to do with the admiration accorded Lennon, but that doesn’t deny the force of the best work he did once the iconic band dissolved in 1970

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Bloggy Goodness: Get Funny For Free

On Monday night, the Dave Matthews Band were in New York City to kick off their monster 63-date North American tour at Madison Square Garden – the band’s first extended

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon Soundtrack : John Lennon

With an unpopular war claiming lives overseas, there just couldn't be a more appropriate time for the U.S. vs. John Lennon to be released. This relevant collection from one of the world's most fondly remembered musicians includes anthems inspired by a campaign for peace launched by John and Yoko.

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John Lennon: Lennon Legend

Lennon Legend is a candid visual and audio time-sake for an icon who upon reaching middle age, was just brushing the surface of transcending music and the video form. Using various autobiographical footage and clips from the 70

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The Beatles Anthology

From the early days, through the meditation and experimentation, to John Lennon telling the others ‘I’m done’, this DVD collection catches it all.

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