McCartney Falls For Martin's Tricks
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was horrified when producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN played him a new version of HEY JUDE for their stage collaboration with Cirque du Soleil - because he had jokingly spiced it up with a reggae beat. The former BEATLE had been discussing music with Martin for the upcoming show LOVE, which opens next month (JUN06) in Las Vegas. But after urging the 80-year-old to "take it further out" and get more adventurous, he was shocked by the result - before realising it was just a joke. Martin says, "For a moment he was horrified."