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Franz Ferdinand Desperate To Maintain Credibility

4th August 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are wary of courting international superstardom and becoming the next COLDPLAY, because they are concerned about losing their credibility. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers have already come under fire from...

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Mccartney: 'My New Album Is Better Than The Beatles' Music'

4th August 2005

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is convinced his new solo album will prove more popular than any of the discs he made in legendary foursome THE BEATLES. The 63-year-old expects his eagerly-awaited album CHAOS AND CREATION...

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Blue Jeans Star Dies

2nd August 2005

THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS bassist LES BRAID died of terminal cancer in his home town of Liverpool, England on Sunday (31JUL05). He was 67. The veteran rocker, who played on the 1963 hit HIPPY,...

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Gibb Receives Rock And Roll Diploma From Mccartney

31st July 2005

The BEE GEES star ROBIN GIBB received a prestigious Rock and Roll diploma from SIR PAUL McCARTNEY on Friday (29JUL05) during a ceremony at the ex-BEATLE's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) in England....

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Lennon Tunic Fetches $175,000

29th July 2005

A tunic worn by JOHN LENNON which influenced THE BEATLES' costumes on the cover of classic album SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND fetched $175,000 (GBP100,000) at auction yesterday (28JUL05). The A HARD DAY'S...

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George Martin Disapproves Of Modern Technology

28th July 2005

Legendary BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN disapproves of modern technology because now anyone can make a record in the comfort of their own home. Martin sealed his place in history by piecing together a string...

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Scissor Sister Pays Tribute To Mccartney

27th July 2005

SCISSOR SISTERS frontman JAKE SHEARS was so touched by a dream he had about SIR PAUL McCARTNEY he felt inspired to write a new song. The LAURA singer saw such vivid images of himself...

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Mccartney's Contentious Link-up With Lexus

26th July 2005

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is under fire for agreeing a sponsorship deal with luxury car manufacturer Lexus for his upcoming American tour this autumn (05) - because the company uses leather trim in its vehicles....

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Dylan And Peel To Join UK Music Hall Of Fame

26th July 2005

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....

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Mccartney Airs New Song 'Written' With Harrison

26th July 2005

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...

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Queen Top Poll To Find The Greatest Gig

25th July 2005

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...

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Lennon Jacket To Raise A Fortune

24th July 2005

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...

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Comets Return With Classics Album

23rd July 2005

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...

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Sgt Pepper's At Live 8 Is Fastest Selling Download

20th July 2005

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...

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Beatles Revisit Baseball Park

18th July 2005

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,...

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Mccartney Dreams Of Beatles Reunion

15th July 2005

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...

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Jackson Sued Over Beatles Breach

12th July 2005

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...

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Priceless Guitars Rescued From Hard Rock Cafe Blaze

10th July 2005

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...

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Ringo's Birthplace Saved

10th July 2005

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...

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Vocal Groups Honoured In New Jersey

7th July 2005

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...

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Lennon 'Yearned To Renew Affair Before Death'

7th July 2005

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...

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Mccartney Busks For New Film

6th July 2005

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...

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Mccartney Challenged By New Album's Producer

5th July 2005

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...

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Queen Most Successful Act In UK Chart History

5th July 2005

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...

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Geldof Tears Over Bono Performance

3rd July 2005

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...

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The Edge Ignores Live 8 Cynics

3rd July 2005

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....

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Ringo Misses Out On Tramp Dreams

3rd July 2005

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...

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Martin Praises Brown And Blair

1st July 2005

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...

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

30th June 2005

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....

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Cooper Wants To Duet With Mccartney

30th June 2005

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...

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