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Barlow Beats Lennon To Top Songwriters' Poll

TAKE THAT frontman GARY BARLOW has topped a poll of the greatest British songwriters of all time - beating out competition from BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON. The British singer penned many hit tracks for the hugely...

Lennon's Sons To Perform Together?

The sons of late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON are reportedly set to perform together for the first time at a United Nations concert in New York. Julian Lennon, 45, from the star's first marriage to Cynthia...

Jeremy Edwards Is Third To Skate Off Dancing On Ice

Actor Jeremy Edwards has become the latest celebrity voted off the new series of Dancing On Ice.The former Holby City star skated for the last time after the judging panel chose to save ex-rugby league...

By on 26 January 2009

Alex James 'Snubbed Coldplay'

Alex James has admitted he passed on signing COLDPLAY to his record label in the 1990s because he did not think they were anything special.Chris Martin's band have gone on to be one of the...

By on 23 January 2009

Alex James 'Turned Down Coldplay'

Blur bassist Alex James has claimed he turned down the opportunity to sign Coldplay to his record label.James alleges he went to watch to watch Chris Martin and co play with Damien Hirst and Joe...

By on 23 January 2009

Beatles Fans Duped By Fake Memorabilia

Fans of pop legends THE BEATLES have been duped by a plague of forged memorabilia. Even high profile devotees have fallen victim; Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson is battling a dealer over a forged poster...

Mccartney Carries Instrument Everywhere He Goes

BEATLES legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY carries a miniature harmonica everywhere he goes, so he can entertain onlookers at the drop of a hat. The rocker showed off the tiny instrument during a guest appearance on...

Mccartney Praises 'Ballsy' Starr

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has dubbed former BEATLES bandmate RINGO STARR "ballsy" for refusing to sign autographs and returning fanmail. The drummer sparked outrage amongst his supporters last year (08) when he posted a video on...

Mccartney's Security Fears After Lennon's Murder

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY hired a bodyguard because he feared he would be assassinated after his BEATLES bandmate JOHN LENNON was murdered. MCCartney was horrified by Lennon's death in New York in December 1980, at the...

Cheap Trick Plan Beatles Tribute In Las Vegas

Classic rockers CHEAP TRICK are in negotiations to stage a massive BEATLES symphonic show in Las Vegas. The Surrender hitmakers staged a tribute to the Fab Four at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2007 -...

Cheap Trick Plan Beatles Tribute In Las Vegas

Classic rockers CHEAP TRICK are in negotiations to stage a massive BEATLES symphonic show in Las Vegas. The Surrender hitmakers staged a tribute to the Fab Four at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2007 -...

Reeves Campaigns For Motown Statues

MARTHA REEVES is campaigning for Detroit to erect statues of her fellow Motown legends - after she was inspired during a trip to the birthplace of THE BEATLES in Britain. The Nowhere to Hide singer,...

Thomas And Duff To Star In Lennon Biopic

KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS and JAMES MCAVOY's actress wife ANNE-MARIE DUFF will star as JOHN LENNON's aunt and mother in a story of the late BEATLE's early life. British actor Aaron Johnson, 18, will portray Lennon...

Beatles Podcast Plan Halted

A Norwegian broadcaster's plans to make a significant amount of the BEATLES' back catalogue available for download for the first time have been scrapped. Earlier this week (begs05Jan09), it was announced that podcasts from 2001...

Jackson 'To Leave Beatles Songs To Mccartney'

MICHAEL JACKSON will bid to end his long feud with music legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY by leaving him the BEATLES back catalogue in his will, according to reports. The former pals fell out in 1985...

Lennon's Mbe Uncovered In Royal Vault After 40 Years

A medal awarded to JOHN LENNON by British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II has been uncovered in a royal vault - 40 years after the late BEATLE refused the honour as part of an anti-war protest....

Free Beatles Podcasts Go Online

A large portion of the BEATLES' back catalogue is to made available for downloading for the first time, thanks to a collection of Norwegian journalists. Podcasts from 2001 documentary Var daglige Beatles (Our Daily Beatles)...

Mills Moving To Mccartney's Neighbourhood

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY could be seeing more of ex-wife HEATHER MILLS - the former model is planning to buy a luxury New York mansion less than three miles from the former BEATLE. Mills - now...

Fascinating Festive Fact:

THE EAGLES star JOE WALSH has hired a Chicago, Illinois artist to paint the likenesses of THE BEATLES on four chairs - as a Christmas gift for RINGO STARR....

Mccartney Talks Down Lost Beatles Track

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has played down speculation unheard BEATLES track CARNIVAL OF LIGHT is a lost classic - insisting some fans won't like it. The Hey Jude hitmaker announced last month (Nov08) that he plans...

Harrison's Sick Situation

A pool of GEORGE HARRISON's sick remained on the floor of THE BEATLES hostel room for two weeks - because their cleaner refused to clean it up. The Fab Four left the mess untouched after...

Hudson's Son Has Retro Taste

KATE HUDSON's four-year-old son RYDER is already developing a taste for classic rock - shunning contemporary artists to listen to tracks by CHUCK BERRY and THE BEATLES. The youngster - whose father is Hudson's ex-husband...

Mccartney 'Convinced Beatles To Take Anti-war Stance'

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has sparked controversy after taking credit for introducing THE BEATLES to politics. MCCartney tells Prospect magazine he influenced the group's political interest after learning of the horrors of the Vietnam war in...

Mark Morrison: Leicester Doesn't Love Me

MARK MORRISON has lashed out of his hometown of Leicester, claiming it does not show him the respect he deserves.The singer - perhaps best-remembered for his hit Return of the Mack in 1996 - told...

By on 12 December 2008

Lennon No Longer Mourns Late Beatles Dad

JULIAN LENNON has stunned fans offering him condolences on the anniversary of his father JOHN LENNON's death - by telling them he no longer mourns the late BEATLE. Singer John Lennon was gunned down by...

Harrison Was Offered Python Role

A newly unearthed interview with THE BEATLES has discovered GEORGE HARRISON was originally offered the role of JESUS CHRIST in MONTY PYTHON's THE LIFE OF BRIAN. The musician, who died in 2001, was a driving...

Beatles' Eleanor Track 'Inspiration' Auctioned For $177,000

A payslip dating from 1911 which reportedly inspired the BEATLES hit ELEANOR RIGBY has fetched $177,000 (GBP115,000) at an auction in the legendary band's hometown of Liverpool, England on Thursday (27Nov08). The signed document under...

Mccartney Defends Starr's Outburst

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has defended former bandmate RINGO STARR's recent outburst against eager fans, insisting the BEATLES drummer should be praised for his honesty. Starr upset fans when he asked them to stop sending him...

Thousands Of Musicians Urge Pm Over Copyright Rules

The prime minister has been sent a video message from 38,000 musicians calling for an extension to copyright protection.Under current rules performers' copyright runs out after 50 years though for composers and authors it extends...

By on 26 November 2008

Mccartney 'Doesn't Mind' Illegal Downloading

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has announced he is happy for people to download music illegally - just as THE BEATLES' deal with music giant iTunes fell through. MCCartney recently revealed that a contract which would have...

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