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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...

Harrison's Widow 'Torn' Over Decision To Release Track

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's plan to put out an unheard BEATLES' track has been dealt a setback - his former bandmate GEORGE HARRISON's widow OLIVIA is reportedly undecided about agreeing to its release. MCCartney announced earlier...

Mccartney Wants To Release Unheard Beatles Epic

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is planning to release an unheard BEATLES' track his former bandmate GEORGE HARRISON once deemed too adventurous for the public. Carnival of Light, a 14-minute improvised song recorded in 1967, was played...

Mccartney's Hey Jude Row

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY almost scrapped THE BEATLE's hit HEY JUDE - because he and GEORGE HARRISON couldn't agree on the track's arrangement. The legendary musician remembers how recording for the beloved anthem was thrown into...

Mccartney Held Harrison's Hand On Deathbed

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY held GEORGE HARRISON's hand as he lay dying and the pair reminisced about their days in THE BEATLES. MCCartney reveals he shared jokes with Harrison as the guitarist slowly lost his battle...

Winehouse, Craig David And Will Young On 'Rich List'

Amy Winehouse's tabloid troubles have not prevented her from making her fortune, with the singer included in the Sunday Times 2008 list of Britain's richest young millionaires.The Back to Black star is named in tenth...

By on 25 April 2008

Beatles Business Killed Harrison's Calm

Running THE BEATLES' Apple Corps business turned GEORGE HARRISON from a chilled-out hippie to a frazzled 30-something, according to the late rocker's former wife PATTIE BOYD. In a new exhibition of personal snapshots from her...

Ronnie Wood 'Invades' Beatles Convention

THE ROLLING STONES star RONNIE WOOD stunned BEATLES fans at a Fab Four convention in New York at the weekend (29/30Mar08) - by showing up to support GEORGE HARRISON's ex-wife PATTI BOYD. Wood was in...

Beatles' Business Partner And Friend Neil Aspinall Dies

Neil Aspinall, the man who ran Apple Records for the Beatles and long-time friend of the band, has died at the age of 66.A statement released by surviving band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr...

By on 24 March 2008

Macca Positive On Beatles Download Deal With Itunes

The Beatles back-catalogue is set to be released for download thanks to a deal between Sir Paul McCartney and iTunes, according to reports.A deal believed to be worth around 200 million would be split between...

By on 08 March 2008

Jazz Guitarist Jeff Healey Dies Of Cancer At Age Of 41

Jeff Healey, the well-known jazz guitarist, has passed away at the age of 41 after losing a lifelong battle against cancer.The musician, who lost his sight as a baby due to a rare form of...

By on 03 March 2008

Ringo Rules Out Beatles Reunion

RINGO STARR has ruled out any possibility of a BEATLES reunion show with SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and GEORGE HARRISON's son DHANI. The former Fab Four drummer quashed the idea of reforming the legendary band with...

Harrison Liked Dressing Up In Beatles Outfits

GEORGE HARRISON kept the iconic outfits from his days in the BEATLES - and often liked to dress up in them for fun. The guitarist - who died in 2001 - had a wardrobe full...

Rza: 'Rappers Could Learn From Harrison's Son'

WU-TANG CLAN star RZA has urged his mercenary hip-hop peers to follow the example set by GEORGE HARRISON's son DHANI - and give up their entourages and greedy ways. The rapper was amazed when Harrison...

Elvis Named Richest Dead Celeb

Elvis has been named the year's highest-earning dead celebrity, with John Lennon coming a close second in a bizarre new poll.According to a list from financial site Forbes.com, the Jailhouse Rock singer has earned approximately...

By on 31 October 2007

Led Zep Songs To Be Downloadable

Led Zeppelin are to make their entire back catalogue available for download next month.From November 13th, fans will be able to download classic tracks like Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven and Kashmir via online...

By on 15 October 2007

Harrison Downloads To Pave Way For Beatles Digital Catalogue?

Solo recordings by the late GEORGE HARRISON have been made available online for the first time - fuelling speculation the BEATLES' back catalogue will appear online in the near future. Nine of the star's solo...

Harrison Albums Go Online

Nine albums by the late George Harrison have been released for download on iTunes.Releases including All Things Must Pass - the classic triple album Harrison released after the 1970 breakup of the Beatles - can...

By on 11 October 2007

First-ever Beatles Sample Cleared

Rap legends Wu-Tang Clan have confirmed they've been given permission to use the first-ever sample of a song by the Beatles.The supergroup's new album 8 Diagrams will feature a cover of White Album track While...

By on 03 October 2007

Clapton: 'Sibling Rivalry Drove Me To Steal Boyd From Harrison'

ERIC CLAPTON stole model PATTIE BOYD away from pal GEORGE HARRISON because he was jealous of the BEATLE's perfect life. The Layla rocker speaks candidly of the famous love triangle between himself, Harrison and Boyd...

Scorsese To Direct George Harrison Film

Martin Scorsese, who appears to enjoy making documentaries about celebrated musicians as much as he does dramas about the underworld, is planning to direct a film about George Harrison, the former Beatle who died in...

Scorsese To Make Harrison Film

Legendary director Martin Scorsese has signed up to make an untitled documentary about the life of Beatles singer George Harrison, according to reports.Hollywood trade paper Variety claims that the film is to be made in...

By on 27 September 2007

Lennon Biopic 'In Pipeline'

The early life of Beatles frontman John Lennon is to be the subject of a new film due to be made next year.Lennon endured a strict upbringing under the watchful eyes of his Aunt Mimi...

By on 31 August 2007

Boyd Touched By Harrison's Acceptance Of Clapton Marriage

Rock wife PATTIE BOYD was riddled with regret after ditching her first husband GEORGE HARRISON for his friend ERIC CLAPTON - but was touched when, years later, the former BEATLE told her she'd done the...

Got To Get You Onto My Ipod

John Lennon's solo back catalogue is to come to Apple's iTunes store after an agreement was reached with the late singer's wife Yoko Ono.Lennon's work had not appeared on iTunes before, but as from today...

By on 15 August 2007

Wu-tang Clan Rework The Beatles

Rap supergroup the WU-TANG CLAN are giving the BEATLES an urban twist by reworking the Fab Four's WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS with GEORGE HARRISON's son for a new album. Group member RZA has revealed...

Duelling Guitars As Clapton + Harrison Fought For Boyd

ERIC CLAPTON and GEORGE HARRISON once staged an angry guitar duel for the love of model PATTIE BOYD. A drunk Clapton turned up at the mansion Harrison shared with his then-wife Boyd one night, after...

Joni Mitchell Signs To Starbucks Label

Joni Mitchell is set to sign with the Starbucks' record label Hear Music to release her new album in the autumn.The musician will follow in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney, who released his latest...

By on 25 July 2007

King Is Ratings King Again -- Thanks To Paris

People may grumble at all the media attention lavished on Paris Hilton, but they nevertheless scampered to their TV sets to watch her on CNN's Larry King Live Wednesday night, giving the show its best...

Mccartney's Dying Farewell To Harrison

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY said an emotional final goodbye to his former BEATLES bandmate GEORGE HARRISON as he lay on his death bed. MCCartney held hands with Harrison before he lost his battle with cancer in...

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