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Lennon's Lucy In The Sky Dies

LUCY RICHARDSON, the inspiration behind THE BEATLES' hit LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS, died two weeks ago (01JUN05) following a two year cancer battle. She was 47. Richardson, who became a...

Coldplay Track Influenced By Kraftwerk

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was inspired by German 1970s electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK when he composed the band's new album X+Y. The YELLOW singer confesses he is hooked on the legend's unique melodies - and...

Martin: 'Apple Isn't A Coldplay Fan'

COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN's chart-topping hits don't impress his baby daughter - she prefers to listen to obscure Icelandic rock music. The SPEED OF SOUND hitmaker refuses to play one-year-old APPLE his highly anticipated...

Strawberry Field Not Forever

The children's home which inspired THE BEATLES' hit STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER has closed. The Liverpool, England facility, Strawberry Field, has been run by the Salvation Army for almost 70 years. JOHN LENNON left...

Spielberg Voted Best Director

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

Mccartney Plans Picture Book

Fatherhood has prompted SIR PAUL McCARTNEY to return to his sideline as a children's entertainer - he's penning a picture book inspired by the animated film he helped create. The former BEATLE has signed...

Oasis Beat The Beatles In Best Song Poll

Britpop band OASIS have topped a poll for the 100 best British songs with their huge 1995 hit WONDERWALL. The rockers, whose latest single LYLA was toppled from number one in the UK charts...

Doherty Blasts Franz Ferdinand For 'Rip-off'

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY has accused FRANZ FERDINAND of plagiarising a RINGO STARR song for their biggest hit TAKE ME OUT. Doherty has blasted the Scottish group for stealing the same song structure as...

Coldplay Consider Rockumentary

COLDPLAY have so much documentary footage of themselves recording in studios around the world they hope to release a DVD - but frontman CHRIS MARTIN fears it's so boring the film will only last five...

Mccartney's Wife Sued Over Childhood Abuse Story

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's wife HEATHER MILLS is being sued for $95,000 (GBP50,000) by a childhood friend for reportedly inventing a story that they were both held hostage by a paedophile. MARGARET AMBLER has issued...

Carey Overjoyed At Chart Record

MARIAH CAREY is ecstatic she's now the most popular female artist in the history of the US singles charts after scoring her 16th number one. Carey's WE BELONG TOGETHER toppled GWEN STEFANI's HOLLA BACK...

Marsden Rubbished Beatles Hit

GERRY MARSDEN, frontman of 1960s rockers GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS, was given a sneak preview of THE BEATLES' chart-topping 1963 single I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND before it was released - but he dismissed the...

Beatle Devastated His Birthplace Is To Be Destroyed

Former BEATLE drummer RINGO STARR has attacked the British Government for destroying hundreds of Liverpool properties, including the home where he was born and raised. The veteran drummer, who now lives in Los Angeles,...

Mccartney's Royal Gaffe

One of rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY'S bandmembers committed a royal faux-pas at QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Jubilee concert in London in 2003. The former BEATLE was among a number of rock legends invited to...

Clash London's Number One

A CLASH concert in London in 1977 has been voted the best the British capital has ever seen - beating performances by music legends THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES. Hundreds of seats at...

Pink Floyd Plan To Reunite

Legendary rockers PINK FLOYD are to reunite for a performance at charity concert LIVE 8 in London this summer (05). The band's classic line-up of ROGER WATERS, DAVE GILMOUR, RICK WRIGHT and NICK MASON,...

Starr's Peaceful Wristbands

RINGO STARR has designed a peace-promoting wristband especially for his friends and family. Bearing a striking resemblance to SIR BOB GELDOF's "Make Poverty History" brand, the former BEATLE has created his own range of...

Mccartney Releases Dance Debut

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has shocked fans by releasing his first dance record under the secret pseudonym TWIN FREAKS. The 62-year-old former BEATLE is collaborating with DJ and producer THE FREE-LANCE HELLRAISER to record...

Wood Tunes Up With The Beatles For New Musical

Actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD is getting a big chance to show off her singing skills in a new movie musical featuring the hits of the BEATLES. The THIRTEEN star will play the lead in...

Ono Enraged Over Chapman Broadcast

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has attacked British television network CHANNEL 4 for planning to broadcast an interview with the late BEATLE's crazed killer MARK CHAPMAN on the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death. The...

Noel Gallagher: 'Liam Isn't My Cup Of Tea'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has hailed the rock performance skills of his brother LIAM, but admits he often fantasises about drowning him. The LIVE FOREVER siblings have a long history of bitter feuds and...

The Beatles' Album Secret Revealed

THE BEATLES' album cover for their classic 1965 disc HELP! was shot in a grim English car park - not the glamorous Austrian location originally believed by fans. JOHN LENNON, SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE...

Lennon's Killer Set For Tv Interview

JOHN LENNON's killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN is preparing to discuss the rock legend's death on TV for the first time, as part of an upcoming British documentary. CHANNEL 4 bosses have requested a meeting...

Beatles Make Album History With A Sixth Diamond

THE BEATLES have become the first act in the Recording Industry Association of America's history to earn six diamond awards after the group's number ones compilation, 1, notched up 10 million sales. Released five...

Beatles Letter Under The Hammer

A letter that details the dispute that spelt the end of THE BEATLES is going up for auction in London on Thursday (05MAY05). The 1969 note - signed by all four members - informed...

Coldplay Record History In Us Charts

COLDPLAY have joined THE BEATLES in the history books as the only two British bands to have scored a top 10 new entry in the American singles chart. The CHRIS MARTIN-fronted group have entered...

Martin Targetting U2'S Top Spot

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN's ultimate goal is to surpass U2 as the greatest rock band on the planet - and he is taking inspiration from SYLVESTER STALLONE to help him achieve his aim. The...

Stefani Hits The Top As Coldplay Break Records

GWEN STEFANI has ended 50 CENT's nine-week run at the top of the US singles chart to become only the third act to hit number one on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 this year (05)....

Skinner Dating Beatle's Stripper Granddaughter

THE STREETS rapper MIKE SKINNER is dating BEATLES legend RINGO STARR's teenage granddaughter - who is a member of British erotic dancing troupe the NARNI SHAKERS. The DRY YOUR EYES star is besotted with...

Martin Plans To Rival Sergeant Pepper

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN is convinced he can produce an album to rival THE BEATLES' universally acclaimed 1967 disc SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. The CLOCKS singer conquered the world with his band's...

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