Surprising Beatles News, and Americans Drink HOW Much Natty a Year?!
Hey, Steve Hardy here, Cadenza’s music editor. Look for my updates on Stratocoaster each Tuesday for the hottest music news (and other fun news too). Today we present – beer and Beatles!
iTunes has been hyping big news to be revealed today, promising Monday on their home page “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget.” Wow, that period really lends some gravity to the situation. It’s like a movie trailer featuring Denzel Washington. Anyway, if you believe the Wall Street Journal, Apple has finally bought the rights to the Beatles’ back catalog, so maybe the period is justified.
Although it is not known if the iTunes selection will feature just studio releases or live albums and rarities, this is huge news, as the Beatles are one of a small and shrinking number of major acts to withhold their releases from the online world. Led Zeppelin was the last big classic rock band to put their music on iTunes, and they caved over three years ago.
So anyone who can’t afford to buy all 12 studio albums (pretty much all of us in college) and still doesn’t pirate music (there’s got to be a few out there, right?) now has the opportunity to check out at least the classics from what is probably the greatest band of all time. Check out the Beatles in action below.
In completely unrelated news, Americans drink — are you ready? — a billion dollars of Natty a year. That’s a billion like $1,000,000,000.00. Stratocoaster wants to know if any of that comes from people over the age of 25. What of it, readers? Can you claim some of that billion? Does it make you kind of sick (physically or spiritually) if you do? Let us know in the comments, and check back daily for more entertainment news at The Funcooker.
Oh, hey, it’s the Beatles.