John Lennon

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    September 19, 2013

    21 Questions with Atlas Genius' Keith Jeffery

    So we've all heard of the flirtatious game high school crushes with uncontrollable hormones play. If not, well it's simple you asked a total of 21 questions to each other, it could be anything, but usually with their hormonal tensions it's mainly questions like, "Do you think I'm hot?" Some may also ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    The Best and Worst Beatles Conspiracies (NSFW)

    Conspiracy theories are my comfort food. After all, all a conspiracy is "the action of plotting or conspiring," and not just about tin-foil hats and Reptillians. When Reagan's cronies illegally sold weapons to Iran in the Iran-Contra Scandal, that was a conspiracy. When the CIA sold crack to kids in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Being Cool is Lonely Wishes You A Happy Xmas

    The United States was was knee deep in the Vietnam conflict when John Lennon and Yoko Ono penned the words to the 1971 single, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)." But while it's been more than 30 years since the infamous twosome led the cries for an end to violence and suffering around the world, Phoenix' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    David Cassidy On Hanging With John Lennon, The Partridge Family, and a Gun-Toting Phil Spector

    "You know, I'm no different from everybody else, I start each day and end each night..." So spoke David Cassidy during a break in the Partridge Family's second hit single "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted." But he is different. Different from you, who's never appeared working alongside Gary Busey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Mark David Chapman, The Man Who Killed John Lennon, Inspires Internet Nastiness (Surprise!)

    You might know Mark David Chapman as the subject of that Mindless Self-Indulgence song or as J.D. Salinger's biggest fan. Oh, and he killed John Lennon. Yeah, about that... As Reuters reports, Chapman is up for parole again this week, marking the seventh time he'll appear before New York state's De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    To Honor His Life 31 Years After His Death, Five Videos That Prove John Lennon Was Mortal

    A young John Lennon holds a puppy​The world has immortalized John Lennon, and for good reason. There's no denying his talent, or how he used said talent to change the world. 41 years ago yesterday, the Liverpudlian (Seriously, that's the actual name for someone from Liverpool) was shot and ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    The Ten Best Posthumous Albums

    ​Today, Universal Music Enterprises will re-release a handful of albums by the late Tupac Shakur, including the posthumous album R U still Down? (Remember Me). Originally released in 1997 (a year after Shakur's murder), R U Still Down? was one of the rapper's best-selling albums, going quadruple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    RAC (Remix Artist Collective) to Play Bar Smith on May 6

    ​RAC (Remix Artist Collective) are playing Bar Smith on May 6. Not familiar with RAC? Well you're certainly familiar with the artists they've remixed -- U2, Radiohead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, John Lennon, The Shins, and Pink Floyd, among a ton of others.The Collective is pretty populist, tackling indie a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Mir German of Miriams Well Talks John Lennon, Portland, and SXSW

    Miriams Well​ Portland is a city that's known for its amazing music scene. So much so that it's starting to give Los Angeles and Brooklyn a run for their money as a place bands looking to get discovered relocate. In such a crowded scene it can often times be difficult to stand out amongst the cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    10 Album Covers That Have Been Banned [NSFW]

    ​A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    UK Getting Limited Edition John Lennon Coin

    ​Just like in any other country, people in the UK sure do like their money. That's why they voted for John Lennon to appear on the Royal Mint's commemorative £5 coin, according to Spinner. Over 27,000 people voted for Lennon, which was 92 percent of the vote. Lennon fans showed up the fans of Jan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Nov. 1 In Blogs: Halloween, John Lennon, Pita Jungle, and Suicide

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    John Lennon's Birthday Events Planned for Musical Instrument Museum

    ​John Lennon's 70th birthday would have been October 9 and Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum has planned events to mark the occasion.The museum houses the Steinway Lennon used to "Imagine" -- not the fancy white grand piano people remember, but a more modest brown Steinway pictured right -- whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Part of Your Tax Dollars are Paying For Military Marching Bands

    ​If there's one thing our country is good at, it's not knowing how to properly allocate our spending money. After hearing about America's big budget for military marching bands, NPR wanted to know just how much tax payers are collectively throwing down for these guys.It turns out that the Marines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    John Lennon's Assassin Up for Parole -- Yoko Opposes the Plea

    Mark Chapman -- the man who killed John Lennon.​Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in December of 1980 is scheduled to be interviewed by the parole board of the Attica prison in New York next week, NME reports. He's currently serving a sentence of twenty years to life for Lennon's mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Paul Weller and Liam Gallagher to Collaborate on Fashion Designs

    Paul Weller: "The Modfather" is now a fashion designer.​It seems that since the break up of Oasis, Liam Gallagher hasn't quite figured out what to do with himself. He has been busy working on a film about the Beatles. This really isn't so far fetched since John Lennon is his ultimate idol, claimin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    The Beatles' Handwritten Lyrics: How Much Would You Pay for Them?

    ​Just when you thought every piece of Beatles' anything had been sold to the highest bidder... think again.According to Rolling Stone, auction house Sotheby's will be putting up on the auction block none other than the John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles' classic "A Day in the Life." W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    John Lennon's "Imagine": Original Piano Delivered to Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum

    Shannon WallacePrecious cargo: A crew delivers John Lennon's "Imagine" piano to the Musical Instrument Museum.​ Now this is cool. This week, the soon-to-be-open Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix took delivery of the piano in which John Lennon of The Beatles composed "Imagine," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    From Print: Blogs Teased in Our 3/11 Issue

    ​This week, New Times ran a box in our print publication highlighting some of the most interesting posts published at Up On The Sun over the past week. Here are links to those posts. Why did Howard Stern give Phoenix band The Heartless $5,000? Why is John Lennon Advertising cars? Why did th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Top Ten Musicians Spawned From Other Musicians

    Bob Dylan's canceled show in Glendale tonight got us thinking about his son, Jakob Dylan, who is still young and fit enough to perform in just over 100 degree weather. He's less at risk for heatstroke, sure, but, of course, the number of folks who will shell out cash to see Jake is definitely not in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    The Rosewood Thieves Shake Up The Lost Leaf

    Imagine, if you will, stepping into a friend's house... Except it's filled with people you don't know (yet), and this friend built a bar around his kitchen, and set up track lighting and a half-dozen hightop tables in the dining room. That place would be Downtown Phoenix's The Lost Leaf, which hoste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Alice Cooper Joins Obama at ASU Graduation Wednesday

    As the press release announcing Alice Cooper's appearance at Arizona State's graduation ceremony Wednesday says, the local shock-rocker has played on some pretty big bills: John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix. Even Pele.All big, but not Barack Obama big.Cooper will perfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Arty Girl: The Art of John Lennon

    I really thought that this week, I'd surely blog a bunch about Art Detour.Turns out, Robrt Pela and Wynter Holden did all the dirty work for me. At this point, I feel I'd just be beating a dead horse. And I prefer not to be around dead things...just a personal choice.While I highly encourage you to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2008

    Watching the Wheels: a music soundtrack for hyperdrivers

    Normally, my Monday blog is devoted to “Niki’s Weekend Word,” but this past weekend was a bust for me – not because there was nothing going on, but because 1) I felt ill, and 2) It takes $65 to fill my gas tank and less than three days for me to go through it when I’m driving to clubs all ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    March 14, 2007

    The Good and the Not So Good

    Wormwood Brothers new album, Spider Lake Due to space limitations in the print version of New Times, there are a lot of local records that we can't fit into the music section. That's why here, on Ear Infection, I try to turn you on or steer you away from certain acts and albums. The latest truly ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Anti-War Monger

    It's a riot

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    The Walkmen

    Pussy Cats
    (Record Collection)

  • Film

    October 12, 2006

    Magical History Tour

    Rock doc is both poignant and topical

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Analysis: Beck's New Heart

    With Sea Change, Beck forgoes the 'Loser' of the past for a session with irony-free honesty. More power to him.

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Various Artists

    The Osbourne Family Album (Epic)

  • Music

    September 13, 2001


    Aaliyah (Blackground)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon

    Robert Rosen (Soft Skull Press)

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Robbie Williams

    Sing When You're Winning (Capitol)

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    The Wanderers

    Only Lovers Left Alive (Captain Oi!)

  • Music

    June 1, 2000
  • News

    January 13, 2000
  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Obsessions, Passions, Perversions

    New Times music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Rock of Pages

    Taking stock of the worst music books ever written

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Mind Games

    Four-CD Lennon Anthology leans too heavily on inferior versions of familiar tunes

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Mike Douglas Held Hostage!

    New video relives the surreal week that John and Yoko co-hosted America's most popular daytime talk show

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Tomorrow Never Knows

    With its recent U.S. tour, Kraftwerk stakes its claim as the most important group since The Beatles

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    Paul's Rocky Revival

    With new book and home video, Paul McCartney tries to get in the last word on his fab past

  • Music

    December 7, 1995

    When Paul Met Gerry

    What would have happened to rock'n'roll if Lennon and McCartney had never been properly introduced?

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    November 9, 1995
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    August 31, 1995
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    December 29, 1994



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