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Nicky Wire Blasts Current Music Scene

Nicky Wire lies awake at night worrying about the future of rock n' roll.The Manic Street Preachers bassist has blasted the current music scene, claiming there are no longer any individual or iconic stars.He said:...

Star-studded Tribute Concert For Lennon

CYNDI LAUPER and PATTI SMITH have signed up to headline a tribute concert in honour of BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON.The Fab Four star, who was gunned down outside his home in New York City in...

Aguilera's Lennon Tribute

CHRISTINA AGUILERA took to the stage to pay a musical tribute to JOHN LENNON at the launch of a special edition pen in New York on Sunday (12Sep10).The Dirrty hitmaker attended the global launch of...

Lennon Note Up For Sale

A handwritten note JOHN LENNON penned on the day of his murder has gone on sale for $154,000 (£102,000).The Beatles legend was gunned down outside his home in New York City by Mark Chapman in...

Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

JOHN LENNON's killer MARK DAVID CHAPMAN has been denied parole for the sixth time.The murderer, who gunned down the former Beatles star outside his home in New York in 1980, has been eligible for parole...

Lady Gaga To Perform At Lennon Celebration

Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop will take part in a performance to mark John Lennon's 70th birthday.The late musician's wife, Yoko Ono, is organising two concerts with her We Are Plastic Ono Band in Los...

Hamburg Film Festival Plans Beatles Tribute

Film festival bosses in Hamburg, Germany will mark JOHN LENNON's 70th birthday next month (9Oct10) with a special movie tribute to the BEATLES, 50 years after the band first performed in the country.The Fab Four...

Ono Eyeing Grant For Lennon Educational Bus

YOKO ONO is urging JOHN LENNON fans to celebrate the late BEATLES star's 70th birthday by voting for his Educational Tour Bus to win a $250,000 (£156,250) charity grant.The mobile recording and multimedia studio enables...

Lennon's Lavatory Sells For $14,000

A toilet which once belonged to late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON has sold for over $14,000 (£9,300) at an auction on Saturday (28Aug10).The blue and white porcelain bowl was once installed at Tittenhurst Park, Lennon's...

Ono Planning Lennon Tribute Gig

YOKO ONO is planning a special tribute gig in Iceland to mark what would have been JOHN LENNON's 70th birthday in October (10).The Beatles legend, who was shot and killed in New York City in...

'A Day In The Life' Voted The Beatles' Greatest Song

The Beatles' song 'A Day in the Life', written by JOHN LENNON and PAUL MCCARTNEY, has been voted the band's greatest ever track by Rolling Stone magazine. The publication has - for the first time...

Stevie Nicks Attacks The Internet

Stevie Nicks believes the internet is a bad thing.The Fleetwood Mac singer thinks the web is ruining people's social skills and is destroying rock music which she loves.She said: "The internet has destroyed rock. Children...

Lennon's Toilet Up For Sale

A lavatory from the home of late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON is to go on sale at an auction of Fab Four memorabilia later this month (Aug10).The porcelain toilet bowl was installed at Tittenhurst Park,...

Lennon Letter Reaches Singer 34 Years Later

A British folk singer was stunned to find BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON had written him a private letter advising him on how to handle success - because he only found out about the note after...

Ono Lashes Out At Lennon Press Conference

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO launched into a vicious rant during a press conference after a reporter asked why she's still living in the apartment block where the BEATLES legend was murdered.The singer/artist held a...

Parole Hearing For Lennon's Killer Postponed

The parole hearing for JOHN LENNON's killer has been postponed until next month (Sep10).Mark Chapman was convicted of murdering the Beatles legend in New York in 1980 and he was sentenced to 20-years-to-life behind bars....

Ono Fears Lennon's Killer Will Come After Her If Released

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO wants her late husband's killer to remain behind bars because she fears he could come after her and the star's children if he is released.The Beatles legend was shot dead...

Ono: 'Don't Hold Your Breath For Beatles Digital Deal'

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO has warned BEATLES fans not to expect any of the rockers' music to go online anytime soon - because they are still "holding out" over the terms of the deal.The...

Lennon's Double Fantasy Remixed At Studio He Last Worked In

The re-release of JOHN LENNON's DOUBLE FANTASY album was remastered at the same studio the late Beatle was working in on the night he died.Producer Jack Douglas and his engineer had to rework the album...

Oasis 'Won't Reform Unless Skint'

Oasis will only reform if they become "skint".Former frontman Liam Gallagher insists the group - who split up last August after tensions between the singer and his guitarist brother Noel Gallagher became unbearable - are...

John Lennon's Time Capsule Ceremony

John Lennon's 70th birthday will be marked with a time-capsule ceremony.Fans of the music legend are being asked to submit birthday wishes, musical performances and personal thoughts on the late star's legacy, which will join...

Lennon's Legacy Preserved In Time Capsules

The legacy of late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON is set to live on for decades to come - three time capsules containing his music will be buried to mark what would have been his 70th...

Ono Still Opposes Parole For Lennon's Killer

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is continuing her staunch opposition to his killer's release - she has submitted her sixth letter to U.S. court officials in a bid to deny MARK CHAPMAN parole.The Beatles legend...

Gallagher Idolised Lennon After His Death

LIAM GALLAGHER's obsession with JOHN LENNON took hold after the BEATLES legend died - he was mesmerised by poignant images of the singer during TV tributes.The former Oasis frontman modelled himself on the musician from...

Sean Lennon Defends Gaga Snap

JOHN LENNON's son SEAN has been blasted by fans of the late BEATLES star for allowing LADY GAGA to play the musician's iconic piano.Lennon and Yoko Ono's son posted a snap on Twitter.com of the...

Aaron Johnson Becomes A Dad

Aaron Johnson has become a father. Sam Taylor-Wood - the 20-year-old actor's fiancee - gave birth to a girl, who they have named Wylda Rae, yesterday (07.07.10).Aaron's 'Kick Ass' co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse confirmed the news,...

Ringo Starr Turns 70 With Peace And Love

Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday (07.07.10) with a party in New York's Times Square.The former Beatle stepped outside the Hard Rock Cafe at midday with his friends and family, including wife Barbara Bach,...

Ono: 'Lennon's Songs Are Still Relevant'

YOKO ONO is hopeful the remastering of JOHN LENNON's albums will introduce the late star to a new audience - because his lyrics are still as "relevant" as they were during his lifetime.Eight of the...

Paul Mccartney Let's Butt Be

Sir Paul McCartney turned down a request to sign a fan's butt during a concert yesterday (27.06.10).The Beatles legend spotted the wish on a placard being held up by the cheeky admirer during his headlining...

Lennon Doodle Raises $56,000

A doodle drawn by late BEATLES star JOHN LENNON has raised nearly $56,000 (£37,250) at auction.The caricature was scribbled by the musician during one of his famous 1969 'Bed-In' demonstrations with his wife Yoko Ono...

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