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Jackson Confirms Financial Deal

LATEST: The details of pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON's efforts to stave off bankruptcy have been confirmed by the singer's legal firm. GRAHAME NELSON, of Qays H Zubi Attorneys + Legal Consultants, have issued a statement...

Jackson Staves Off Bankruptcy

Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has manoeuvred himself out of bankruptcy by refinancing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans. The THRILLER hitmaker has also negotiated a deal with record giant Sony Corp to hand over...

Davies Urges Mccartney To Go Extreme

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES is desperate to see SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY move away from middle-of-the-road music and produce something extreme. The WATERLOO SUNSET rocker is convinced the former BEATLE is hiding behind a smokescreen...

Beatles Catalogue To Be Digitally Released

THE BEATLES' entire back catalogue will soon be available for download - but only when each track has been digitally remastered to perfection. The Fab Four are one of the few acts to have resisted...

Mccartney And Wyman To Appear In San Francisco Gallery

The lives of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and former ROLLING STONES star BILL WYMAN are to be presented in photo form for two new shows in a San Francisco, California art gallery. The two bass players...

'New' Beatles Music To Be Released

THE BEATLES will release an album of "completely new music" taken from unreleased archive material to tie in with an upcoming Las Vegas, Nevada theatrical show. The stage production, due to open this summer (06),...

Apple War Rages On

LATEST: The legal clash between THE BEATLES' company Apple Corps and Apple Computer raged on yesterday (06APR06), with the computing firm insisting they possess the exclusive right to use their apple logo. Apple Corps has...

Mccartney Tired Of Lennon

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is jealous of late bandmate JOHN LENNON's cult status, and insists he too deserves credit as a major music-maker. The BEATLES legend is still bitter his songwriting talent is overshadowed by the...

Martin Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

THE BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame at a London ceremony later this year (06). Martin, who will be presented with the Honorary Member award for...

Mccartney Inspires New Talent

Inspiration from SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has helped a student from his Liverpool School for Performing Arts to gain a massive record deal after staging webcam gigs from her basement. SANDI THOM has been signed up...

Mccartney Thrilled By Peter And Gordon Reunion

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has given folk duo PETER AND GORDON a boost as they launch a long-awaited comeback, by urging fans to catch one of their reunion shows. The former BEATLE penned the pair's smash-hit...

Hynde Embarrassed By Mccartney Performance

THE PRETENDERS singer CHRISSIE HYNDE was left red-faced after her love of karaoke embarrassed her in front of music legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY. The singer was rocking out with a party mic at the former...

Beatles Toyed With Calling Abbey Road Everest

THE BEATLES almost called their iconic ABBEY ROAD album EVEREST after a brand of cigarettes. Recording engineer GEOFF EMERICK was a fan of Everest cigarettes and while the Fab Four were considering a title for...

Lennon's Lost Underwater Recording Was Sung Through A Condom

JOHN LENNON sang into a condom covered microphone to protect himself from electric shocks while trying to achieve an underwater sound for THE BEATLES hit YELLOW SUBMARINE - and then never used the zany recording....

Engineer Reveals The Beatles' Secret Steak Treat

THE BEATLES had a quirky way of ending the week while they were recording classic album ABBEY ROAD - with a lavish steak dinner. The Fab Four would reward themselves for a week of hard...

Beatles' Apple Rift Exposed Them To Pirates

LATEST: THE BEATLES missed the chance to stop internet users illegally downloading their music by refusing to sign up to Apple's iTunes service, the technology giant claimed in court today (30MAR06). The Fab Four's record...

Apple Vs Apple Over I-tunes

THE BEATLES' record label Apple Corps has clashed in London's High Court with Apple Computer in the latest of a long-running series of battles over the companies' names. Apple Corps has accused Apple Computer of...

Beatles' Cigarettes Erased From Box Set Cover

Capitol Records have air-brushed cigarettes from an original picture featured on the cover of a BEATLES four-CD box set, in a bid to fit in with more health-conscious times. THE CAPITOL ALBUMS, VOL 2 -...

Lennon Log Book Up For Sale

A ship's log book in which JOHN LENNON wrote an account of a storm-hit trip to Bermuda in 1980 is to be auctioned in London next month (APR06). The narrative features accounts by the former...

Mccartney Sacked Pal Over Drug Addiction

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's former right-hand man has revealed he was sacked by the legendary musician because of his drug addiction. GEOFF BAKER, who accompanied the former BEATLE on four world tours over his 15 year...

Ivor Cutler Dies Aged 83

Surrealist poet and performer IVOR CUTLER has died in London after suffering a stroke. The beloved eccentric was 83 when he passed away on 3 March (06). Cutler was among the inspirations for THE BEATLES...

Mills Mccartney Supports Landmine Charity Auction

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's campaigning wife HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY has helped launch a celebrity shoe auction to raise money for a landmine charity. The former model displayed some of the 80 pairs of shoes to be...

Ono Attacks Lennon Seance

LATEST: JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has attacked a pay-per-view TV 'seance' that attempts to contact the late BEATLE from beyond the grave as "tasteless, tacky and exploitative". The controversial new show comes from the...

Second Beatles Boxed Set Due For Us Release

Capitol Records will release a second batch of THE BEATLES albums, as they first appeared in the US, in a four-CD box set next month (APR06). THE CAPITOL ALBUMS, VOL. 2 marks the first...

Mediums Attempt To Contact Lennon For Tv Special

JOHN LENNON's spirit is set to star in a controversial new pay-per-view TV special as top mediums attempt to contact the dead BEATLE from beyond the grave. The producers of THE SPIRIT OF DIANA -...

David: 'I Use Music As Currency'

British singer CRAIG DAVID has compared himself to BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON - because whenever he splashes out on expensive goods he heads straight for the studio to write another hit. The FILL ME IN...

Lohan Laughs Off Lennon Loving

LINDSAY LOHAN has laughed off reports she is romancing SEAN LENNON - insisting she has just been working with the rock offspring on his new music video. The 19-year-old star was spotted in January (06)...

Lennon Lyrics Fail To Sell

JOHN LENNON's original handwritten lyrics to THE BEATLES' classic A DAY IN THE LIFE have failed to sell at auction, after going on sale with a starting price of $1 million (GBP572,000). Lennon was inspired...

Mccartney In Animal Testing Lab Fight

Animal rights campaigner SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is appealing to the governor of Arizona to oppose plans to build an animal testing laboratory in the state. The former BEATLE owns a ranch in the area and...

British Actor Junkin Dies

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT star JOHN JUNKIN died of lung cancer in the early hours of this morning (07MAR06). He was 76. The comedian and writer passed away in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England...

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