The Beatles star's Maton Mastersound guitar fetches the highest bid at Julien's Auctions in New York.
The Fab Four may have once sung "Can't buy me love", but Friday's auction at the Hard Rock Cafe proved you can buy George Harrison's prized Maton Mastersound guitar - if you have almost half a million dollars handy.
George Harrison (far right) with the rest of the Fab Four
Rolling Stone reports that the instrument sold for $485,000, the top earner at Julien's Auctions in New York, which specialized in the sale of hundreds of rare items from the world of music.
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Maandig Reznor and Trent Reznor - 16th Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe afterparty - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015
And the winner of Hollywood's best beard goes to...
People just don't take the Golden Globes seriously anymore! The biggest winner has been pronounced by fans as 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' star Jamie Dornan's magnificent beard - though facial hair is yet to land an official category.
Jamie Dornan sports wonderful beard at the Golden Globes
While Best Actor went to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory Of Everything' and Best Motion Picture went to Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood', fans of the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' franchise were celebrating a very different victory as Christian Grey actor Jamie Dornan showed up as a guest to the Golden Globe Awards sporting a particularly impressive beard.
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'Gone Girl' is complimented sublimely by the soundtrack from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross had previously treated fans to a portion of the score from David Fincher's new movie, Gone Girl and have now shared three new tracks, via NPR Music. The duo have also announced the tracklisting for the soundtrack, which is out digitally on September 30.
Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'
We know that Fincher gave very specific instructions to the pair about how he wanted the movie to sound.
Richard Butler covers 'She' on the 'Gone Girl' trailer and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross mark their third David Fincher soundtrack collaboration.
Trent Reznor teams up with Atticus Ross once again for the soundtrack to upcoming book-to-film thriller 'Gone Girl' directed by David Fincher; the new trailer features the song 'She', covered by the The Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler.
Trent Reznor [R] and Atticus Ross [L] landed an Oscar for 'The Social Network' score
The Nine Inch Nails singer broke the news over Twitter in January that he and producer Ross will mark their third collaboration on a Fincher film with Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl'. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, the movie tells the story of a struggling married couple, whose fifth anniversary is marred by the disappearance of Nick Dunne's wife Amy and the subsequent suspicions over his involvement in her possible murder.
The Nine Inch Nails frontman was disappointed after the Grammys cut off his performance.
Trent Reznor has voiced his extreme disappointment after his performance with Nine Inch Nails at last night's Grammy Awards was cut short by the ceremony's organisers. The NIN frontman had been playing live with his band, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham when the closing credits began to roll on the televised coverage, effectively cutting of the unique performance from millions of fans.
Trent Reznor Unleashed His Fury On The Grammys Organisers After His Performance Was Cut.
"Music's biggest night... to be disrespected. A heartfelt F**K YOU guys," a disgruntled Reznor tweeted after learning of the Grammys producers' decision to curtail the live coverage. Rock fans watching the show were similarly outraged and sent a barrage of tweets directed at the Grammys organisers. The supergroup had already instilled awe with a rendition of NIN's 'Copy of A' when the rock legends' performance was cut short mid-way through the recent QOTSA hit 'My God Is The Sun.'
The NIN frontman and his soundtrack collaborator are re-teaming once again to score Fincher's next picture
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will once again be working with director David Fincher when the pair join up in the studio to write the soundtrack to the upcoming movie adaption for Gone Girl. The Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed that he will be working with Ross once again via his official Twitter feed on Tuesday, 21 January.
Trent Reznor [L] and Atticus Ross [R] won a bevy of awards for their work on The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
This will be Reznor and Ross' third major collaboration together, having last worked on the score for Fincher's adaption of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in 2012. A year earlier, the pair worked together to score Fincher's The Social Network, earning an Academy Award for their work on the original score. The pair also scored a Grammy nomination for best original score for visual media for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but failed to win anything as major for that film as they had previously.
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Could a Beats subscription service repeat the success of the headphones brand?
These days it feels like every minor innovation in music production, retail or streaming is out to “revolutionize” the business, but Jimmy Iovine is confident that he has the real deal this time. Iovine’s streaming service, Beats, is about to launch on January 21st, according to USA Today, offers something that competitors like iTunes or Spotify do not – curation.
Iovine is planning a coup of the musical retail industry.
"Access to music and algorithms aren't enough," Iovine tells USA TODAY. "Music can fuel your highs and lows, but music doesn't do that with 'Here's 16 million songs and give me your credit card and good luck.' Our service will be of service."
No doubt about it; Trent Reznor's gang are back.
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have not only just closed Jay Z's Made In America festival with a triumphant headline slot, they have also dropped a new album, Hesitation Marks, out today (3rd September).
Trent Reznor's Back To Get Freaky.
Trent Reznor's band have signalled their return to music, having taken time off to focus on other projects, by playing at the UK's Reading and Leeds Festivals and most recently the Made In America festival in Philadelphia in a hotly anticipated headline slot. Taking to the Rocky Stage on the Sunday night of the festival, Reznor humbly thanked the crowd for being there before ripping into a hit-packed set.
They've come back haunted: Nine Inch Nails mark their return with dark song and creepy David Lynch video, 'Came Back Haunted.'
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have teamed up with prolific filmmaker David Lynch for their new music video for 'Came Back Haunted.' After going on hiatus in 2009, the band's return was announced by lead singer Trent Reznor in February 2013, along with a worldwide festival and arena tour.
Nine Inch Nails Mark Their Return With 'Came Back Haunted.'
In typical NIN fashion, the video is about as disturbing as it can be (see also: the universally banned Broken EP videos), showing shaky images of singer/guitarist/wizard of weird Trent Reznor spliced over an image of what looks like a flobberworm. Add in a red/white flashing screen, a particularly evil eye and strange gas mask-wearing spidergirl images, and you have a pretty good accompaniment for the dark subject matter of NIN's songs. "They put something inside of me/The smile is red and its eyes are black/I don't think I'll be coming back," sings Reznor atop trademark fuzzy guitars and synthesised 'oohs.' The song is catchy and the video is strangely hypnotising - a simple idea that gets under your skin, making you look around to see if anyone's lurking behind you.
In a frenzied week of celebrity news, it was Amanda Bynes who dominated the headlines following her arrest in New York last week. Elsewhere, Justin Bieber is in trouble with the law on the other side of the country, while Beyonce is having issues in Europe!
Bynes Behind Bars? The troubling saga that is Amanda Bynes versus the NYPD took a disturbing turn this week after the actress was arrested at her New York apartment for drug related offenses. After getting bailed, the former kids TV star threatened to sue the police, but doesn't she just need a little help?
Bootylicious! "Fan slaps Beyonce" read the headlines earlier this week, following the R&B superstar's show in Copenhagen, Denmark. The story was a little less disturbing than first assumed, though some cheeky fan still copped a feel of Bey's famous derriere!
The legendary industrial band are back.
For a band with such an ample and dedicated following, it’s pretty amazing that frontman and founder Trent Reznor managed to keep their secret album under wraps until now.
Having devastated their fans with news of a split back in 2009, NIN are ready for more, and have hit their fans with the best surprise they could have hoped for. "I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately," Reznor explained in a statement to MTV News. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly f---ing great." Well, there you have it, not only was the album a secret, but it’s so good, it’s got Reznor swearing. Now, having dipped into visual media, he’s ready to take the Nails back on tour with this new record. "This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again," he continued. "My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!"
The band will hit Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds, Reading, Made In America and the Voodoo Festival as well as the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.
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Non-paying Spotify users in the UK are now free to stream their favourite songs as many times as they like.
Spotify has announced it is scrapping its five-play limit for non-paying users in the UK. The policy was introduced in April 2011 for all Spotify Free users after six months of usage, leaving music fans with the unsightly image of their favourite songs being "greyed out" after five plays. However, in a blog post on Tuesday (March 19, 2013), Spotify said non-paying users can now "listen to your favourite songs as many times as you like."
"We've got some mighty fine news for all Spotify Free users. From today, there's no more 5 play-per-song limit. You can listen to your favourite songs as many times as you like," continued the statement, "That's right, no more greyed-out songs. The tracks that you couldn't listen to before will once again be available for your listening pleasure." The five-plays limit had already been moved from Spotify services in Sweden, Spain, Finland, Norway and The Netherlands. The streaming giant recently revealed it has well over 20 million active users and has paid out more than $500 million to music rights-holders since 2006, though notable competition is on the horizon.
Nine Inch Nails frontman and tech guru Trent Reznor has teamed up with Dr Dre to develop Daisy, a new music streaming service that will be in direct competition with Spotify. Set to launch in mid-2013, the Beats By Dre funded project will place more emphasis on human recommendations, as opposed to Spotify's computerised advice. "There's a real value in trusted filters," Reznor told the New Yorker. "It's like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn't necessarily have encountered."
Continue reading: Spotify Scrap Five-Play Limit, No More Dreaded Greyed-Out Songs