Queen Debut Their Official App Queen: Play The Game

Queen have teamed up with developers Soshi Games to deliver a new official band app, titled Queen: Play the Game. The app, out now for iOS and Android devices, offers what Soshi promises to be "beautiful imagery from Queen's official archive, re-sampled sounds from all the hits and many recordings you may not have heard."

Thin Lizzy Almost Didn't Release 'The Boys Are Back In Town'

Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham reveals that the band came close to cutting their biggest hit single "The Boys Are Back In Town." "Back then, you picked 10 songs and went with those because of the time restrictions of vinyl. We recorded 15 songs, and of the 10 we picked, that wasn't one of them," he tells Classic Rock. "But then the management heard it and said, 'No.'"

George Harrison Letter Discussing Scrapped Beatles Sessions Sells For 13,000

A letter written by George Harrison has been sold for $20,000 by L.A. rock collectibles seller Record Mecca. In the missive, dated 1966, Harrison writes to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in the lead up to the recording of Revolver. He says that the Beatles considered dumping longtime producer George Martin in order to record with Jim Stewart at Stax Studios.

U2 Give Backstage Tour Of Innocence Trek

U2 gave a tour of their Innocence + Experience set to CBS' Sunday Morning program over the weekend. The set requires 24 semi-trucks to transport, and much of the equipment, notes the Edge, belongs to him. He says that his gear includes "antique amps" and "Guitar World," a trove of instruments stored under the stage because "every guitar in the show has to have a spare."

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