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For Thurston Moore, it’s ‘a symphony of chainsaws and broken pianos’

Sonic Youth is arguably the greatest rock guitar band of all time. The uncompromising avant-garde quartet recorded a plethora of mesmerizing guitar jams during its 30-year career. Thurston Moore was half of the guitar tandem of the defunct band. Moore, 61, recently released "By the Fire," his fourth solo album since the demise of Sonic Youth.

Dad Daze: Looking back at the magic of lullabies

About 30 seconds into the best song you probably never heard, the tears began to flow. I can't make it through Radney Foster's gorgeous "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" without crying. I hadn't thought about the song in a few years.

Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on

It was 50 years ago today, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay. And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered Thursday at a crosswalk in London’s St. John’s Wood neighborhood immortalized on the “Abbey Road” album to recreate the cover photo half a century after it was taken.

The Beatles’ 50th anniversary ‘White Album’ remix and expanded box set due Nov. 9

This time, it’s the Fab Four’s sprawling 1968 double album “The Beatles,” aka the White Album, that’s getting a sonic freshening up, to be accompanied in the seven-disc “super deluxe” box set by dozens of demo recordings and alternate takes of songs – more than 100 tracks in all – from what is the bestselling title of all the fabled quartet’s original studio releases.

2 British IS members say hostage beheadings were a ‘mistake’

Two British militants believed to have been part of an Islamic State group cell notorious for beheading hostages in Syria were unapologetic in their first interview since their capture, denouncing the U.S. and Britain as “hypocrites” who will not give them a fair trial.

Ex-hostage wants British IS kidnappers put on trial in U.K.

Former Islamic State hostages and families of the group’s victims are urging Britain and the United States to put two recently captured extremists on trial, arguing that denying them justice will fuel the hatred and violence they supported.

Beatlemania On Tour keeps the British invasion going strong

In Beatlemania on Tour, audiences go on a journey from the Beatles’ beginnings in Hamburg and Liverpool, to performances on the BBC and “The Ed Sullivan Show” and at Shea Stadium and into the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” era.

The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ at 50, gets a remix that brings back 1967

In the ensuing five decades, the debate about “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has raged on and is likely to gain renewed fervor with the Friday release of the 50th-anniversary edition of the album, newly remixed in stereo by Giles Martin, son of the album’s original producer, George Martin.

“Ultimate Beatles tribute” the Fab Four brings the Beatles to Spokane for SuperPops 6

The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, made the decision early on in its career to make every single aspect of its show as accurate as possible, proving they deserve their self-appointed status as the ultimate Beatles tribute. The Fab Four brings its show, which covers the span of the Beatles’ career, to Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox on Saturday for “SuperPops 6: The Fab Four.”

Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright

Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged. McCartney filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote with John Lennon as part of The Beatles.

Review: ‘Eight Days a Week’ a spirited look at the Fab Four

Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” takes us back to 1963, when the guys were just a cheeky quartet from Liverpool who saw their sudden stardom as a game. With an array of archival footage and a little context, the movie offers a vivid slice of history to modern viewers and a dose of nostalgia to those who were there.