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Mccartney Airs New Song 'Written' With Harrison

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY claims he wrote a song for his new album with the help of GEORGE HARRISON - even though his former BEATLES bandmate died from cancer in 2001. The 63-year-old felt Harrison's...

Dylan And Peel To Join UK Music Hall Of Fame

American singer BOB DYLAN and legendary British radio DJ JOHN PEEL will both be inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame later this year (05), in recognition of their outstanding contribution to popular culture....

Queen Top Poll To Find The Greatest Gig

QUEEN's legendary performance at Live Aid in 1985 has topped a poll of the greatest gigs of all time - attracting 80 per cent of all votes cast. The BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY rockers managed to...

Lennon Jacket To Raise A Fortune

JOHN LENNON's tunic - thought to have inspired the SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND album cover - is set to raise over $180,000 (GBP100,000) at auction this week (begs25JUL05) in London. The military...

Comets Return With Classics Album

BILL HALEY's COMETS are planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their smash-hit ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK by recording a new album with British rock legend GRAHAM NASH. The CROSBY, STILLS + NASH star...

Sgt Pepper's At Live 8 Is Fastest Selling Download

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and U2's version of the classic BEATLES track SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND is officially the fastest selling download ever. The 1967 song was re-released by ex-Beatle McCartney and U2...

Beatles Revisit Baseball Park

The BEATLES are to reform to say a fond farewell to a baseball stadium they performed at in 1966. Tribute group THE LIVERPOOL LEGENDS, who are managed by the late GEORGE HARRISON's sister LOUISE,...

Mccartney Dreams Of Beatles Reunion

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY predicts THE BEATLES would have reformed for LIVE 8 if all the band members had still been alive - because JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON would have been desperate to help the...

Jackson Sued Over Beatles Breach

Troubled pop star MICHAEL JACKSON was sued yesterday (11JUL05) by the Prescient Acquisition Group, after the singer failed to pay them $48 million (GBP27 million) in fees for recovering his stake in publishing rights for...

Priceless Guitars Rescued From Hard Rock Cafe Blaze

Priceless guitars played by THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and THE WHO were rescued from a fire at London's Hard Rock Cafe last night (09JUL05). The restaurant - famous for it's huge collection of...

Ringo's Birthplace Saved

The birthplace of former BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR has been saved from demolition after locals hit out at the British government's decision to bulldoze the historic home. The house in the Dingle district of...

Lennon 'Yearned To Renew Affair Before Death'

JOHN LENNON's former lover MAY PANG was devastated when the BEATLE died in 1980 - because he told her he wanted to renew their affair, weeks before his tragic assassination. Pang enjoyed a two-year...

Vocal Groups Honoured In New Jersey

ELVIS PRESLEY's backing group THE JORDANAIRES, the BEATLES, the O'JAYS and THE RONETTES were among the 17 vocal trios, quartets, duos and other harmony acts inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in New...

Mccartney Busks For New Film

Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY busked in disguise in London for a new film. The former BEATLE blended in anonymously on the British capital's underground railway system - and only aroused the suspicion of...

Mccartney Challenged By New Album's Producer

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY battled with maverick producer NIGEL GODRICH over his new solo album, because the former RADIOHEAD mogul refused to refrain from criticising him. McCartney appeared at the London Live 8 gig on...

Queen Most Successful Act In UK Chart History

Rock legends QUEEN have beaten ELVIS PRESLEY and THE BEATLES to be named the most successful music act in UK album chart history. The Guinness World Records have released shocking figures, which prove Queen...

Geldof Tears Over Bono Performance

SIR BOB GELDOF was brought to tears after watching SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and BONO's opening duet at yesterday's (02JUL05) Live 8 concert in London. The LIVE AID co-organiser was overwhelmed by the opening...

Ringo Misses Out On Tramp Dreams

Former THE BEATLES drummer RINGO STARR has failed in his ambition to become a tramp. The rocker admits he grew up dreaming of being homeless and penniless because he feared he'd never amount to...

The Edge Ignores Live 8 Cynics

U2 guitarist THE EDGE has dismissed cynical observers who think the Live 8 concerts will have no lasting effect on reducing poverty in Africa - because the aftermath of Live Aid in 1985 proves otherwise....

Martin Praises Brown And Blair

COLDPLAY rocker CHRIS MARTIN has hailed British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and Chancellor Of The Exchequer GORDON BROWN as "heroes" for their dedication to fair trade. But the SPEED OF SOUND star, a vocal...

Mccartney: 'I'm A Rock Ex-president'

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is confused by his role at the Live 8 concert in London on Saturday (02JUL05), because he was introduced as a rock veteran at the original Live Aid twenty years ago....

The Beatles Considered Reforming For Shark Show

THE BEATLES once considered reforming for a one-off TV show when they heard they'd be performing after a fishy novelty act. RINGO STARR admits he and his former bandmates did discuss a reunion show...

Cooper Wants To Duet With Mccartney

Rocker ALICE COOPER would love to fulfil his lifetime dream of duetting with SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, despite already having accomplished a drunken singalong with the BEATLE's late bandmate JOHN LENNON. The SCHOOL'S OUT hitmaker...

Mccartney Mini-movie Focuses On Super Bowl Show

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's appearance at this year's (05) Super Bowl has been turned into a mini-movie. American football's governing body the National Football League (NFL) filmed the former BEATLE arriving in Jacksonville, Florida and...

Hilfiger Started Out By Selling Jeans To Pals

Designer TOMMY HILFIGER made his mark in the fashion world by helping his friends look like him. The US fashion mogul-turned-reality show star started his impressive career when he was still in high school...

Jackson's Dad Fears For Star's Finances

MICHAEL JACKSON's father fears he has been left in financial ruin following his trial on child molestation charges. The pop superstar is a free man after being found not guilty of all charges levelled...

Mccartney 'Demanded' Top Spot At Live 8

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY reportedly only agreed to perform at the Live 8 concert in London on Saturday (02JUL05) after organisers agreed to let him open and close the charity extravaganza. The former BEATLE insisted...

Lennon In-law Quizzed Over Child Sex Assault

The future father-in-law of JOHN LENNON's son JULIAN has been arrested over alleged sexual assaults on an eight-year-old girl. Police on the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca are questioning multi-millionaire Robert Bayliss after a...

Jackson's Former Manager Plans Comeback

MICHAEL JACKSON's former manager FRANK DiLEO is rumoured to be planning the pop superstar's singing comeback. DiLeo was sacked by Jackson in 1989 but attended every day of the singer's recent 14 week trial...

Wire Inspired To Write From Childhood

MANIC STREET PREACHERS' bassist NICKY WIRE credits the lyric-writing prowess of THE BEATLES, THE CLASH and the SEX PISTOLS with inspiring him to become a songwriter. The A DESIGN FOR LIFE hitmaker was deeply...

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