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Brian Epstein's Life To Be Made Into Biopic

Legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein's life is to be turned into a biopic, which will unearth secrets about the gay svengali.Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary has been developing the project, titled The Fifth Beatle, for years,...

Ringo Starr Survived The Blitz

The Beatles star Ringo Starr cheated death when he was just a baby after a Nazi bomb was dropped on his street, according to a new book.The drummer's native Liverpool, England was targeted in German...

Liam Gallagher Wants Johnny Depp For Beatles Movie

British rocker-turned-film producer Liam Gallagher wants Johnny Depp to take on a starring role in his forthcoming movie about The Beatles.Former Oasis frontman Gallagher is bringing Richard DiLello's book, The Longest Cocktail Party, to life...

George Harrison Diaries To Be Published

Unseen photographs, personal letters, and diaries written by late Beatles star George Harrison are to be published in an illustrated history of his life.The legendary musician's widow Olivia will reveal dozens of previously unreleased documents...

Lady Gaga: 'I'm Like Perfectionist Lennon'

Pop singer Lady Gaga has likened herself to Beatles legend John Lennon - because she too is "perpetually unhappy" with her finished products.The Bad Romance hitmaker admits she struggles with such strong bouts of perfectionism...

The Beatles' First Contract Up For Auction

The Beatles' first recording contract is expected to fetch at least $80,000 (£50,000) when it is put up for grabs at auction.The seven-page document contains the signatures of the band's original line-up, including John W....

Ringo Starr Gives Drum Kit To Teenage Cancer Survivor

Beatles legend Ringo Starr has made one lucky fan's dreams come true after giving him his drum kit.Brain cancer survivor Alexx Kipp, who also suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, reached out to the rocker through the...

Beady Eye Releasing The Beatles Cover As Charity Single

Rocker Liam Gallagher has recorded a cover version of The Beatles' Across The Universe in a bid to boost his band's fundraising efforts for disaster-hit Japan.The singer recently recorded the track with his group Beady...

John Lennon's Peace Tower Lit For Ono Wedding Anniversary

John Lennon's Imagine Peace Tower is lighting up the skies over Iceland again - to celebrate the former Beatles star's marriage to Yoko Ono.The beam-of-light art installation on Vioey Island in Reykjavik was launched by...

Martin Pays Tribute To Film Composer Barry

BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN has added his tribute to late composer JOHN BARRY, who died from a heart attack on Sunday (30Jan11).Martin tells Britain's Channel 4 News, Barry was "probably our most famous film...

Take That Top Amazon's Music List

British pop stars TAKE THAT have fought off competition from THE BEATLES and MICHAEL JACKSON to be named the best-selling music act ever on website Amazon.co.uk.The group's latest record, Progress, has dominated Britain's album chart...

Campaigners Slam Ruling On Starr's Home

BEATLES fans have blasted a decision by English Heritage bosses not to save RINGO STARR's birthplace from demolition - branding the ruling "a joke".Earlier this month (Dec10), a preservation order was placed on the famous...

Albarn Stages Glee Protest Over Beatles Record

GORILLAZ and BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has warned GLEE producers not to contact him about using his songs on the TV show - because he can't forgive them for stealing the BEATLES' U.S. pop chart...

Mccartney Thrilled With Beatles Itunes Deal

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is glad the BEATLES' back catalogue is finally available online - because a "whole new generation" can now find inspiration in their music.The Fab Four's albums and singles were made available on...

U2 Pay Tribute To Lennon

U2 frontman BONO marked the 30th anniversary of JOHN LENNON's death on Wednesday (08Dec10) by singing BEATLES songs throughout the band's gig in Australia.Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment on 8 December,...

Beatles Song Played As Lennon's Life Ebbed Away

THE BEATLES' classic track ALL MY LOVING was eerily playing on hospital loudspeakers as medics desperately battled to save JOHN LENNON's life.On the 30th anniversary of the iconic musician's death, a witness in the hospital...

Sean Lennon's Fame Fears

JOHN LENNON's son SEAN has developed a fear of fame since his rock star dad was killed by an obsessed BEATLES fan 30 years ago.The Fab Four legend was gunned down outside his New York...

Gibb Still Cherishes First Lennon Meeting In Exclusive Club

BEE GEES star BARRY GIBB will always cherish the memory of his first meeting with JOHN LENNON after bumping into the BEATLES legend in an exclusive London club.The sibling group had just started to make...

Boyle Eyeing Mccartney Duet

SUSAN BOYLE dreams of working with SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY - because she's such a huge fan of THE BEATLES.The Scottish singing sensation has listened to the Fab Four since she was a youngster, and now...

Beatles Memorabilia Set For Auction

JOHN LENNON's handwritten lyrics for the BEATLES song I'M ONLY SLEEPING are expected to fetch up to $525,000 (£350,000) when they go up for auction in London next month (Dec10).The late rocker scribbled down the...

Ono's Joy At Beatles Itunes Deal

YOKO ONO is delighted THE BEATLES music is finally available to download - because it makes a fitting 70th birthday tribute to her late husband JOHN LENNON.The Fab Four's albums and singles were made available...

Beatles Music Is Online At Last

THE BEATLES have finally entered the digital age - their music became available online on Tuesday (16Nov10) after more than two years of negotiations.Staff at EMI, the company that owns the Beatles' recordings, have long...

West: 'Chris Martin Is A Genius'

KANYE WEST dreams of recording an album with CHRIS MARTIN - because he's convinced the British rocker and his COLDPLAY bandmates are "more talented than THE BEATLES".Martin lent his vocals to the rapper's 2008 track...

Harrison's Ouija Board Prank On Beatles

THE BEATLES once tried to contact the spirit world on a Ouija board - but fell foul of a prank by GEORGE HARRISON.Sir Paul MCCartney has recalled how he, Harrison, and John Lennon held a...

Richards Wrote Song With Mccartney

KEITH RICHARDS nearly ended the rock rivalry between THE ROLLING STONES and THE BEATLES when he wrote a song with SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY.The legendary bands were often pitted against each other in the 1960s but...

Lennon Is Secret Bidder

JULIAN LENNON is forced to bid for his dad JOHN LENNON's rock memorabilia anonymously - because other buyers raise the stakes when they know they are competing against the BEATLE's son.The singer has been collecting...

Lennon's 70th Birthday Marked With Hometown Monument

A monument in memory of JOHN LENNON was unveiled in his native Liverpool, England on Saturday (09Oct10) to mark what would have been the BEATLES legend's 70th birthday.The singer's first wife Cynthia and their son...

Starr's Former Home Vandalised

RINGO STARR's former home has been targeted by vandals who have ripped off parts of the brickwork as mementos of the BEATLES legend.Fans of the Fab Four were left fuming earlier this year (10) when...

Jerry Lee Lewis Gives Uncomfortable Birthday Interview

JERRY LEE LEWIS is celebrating his 75th birthday today (29th September 2010), despite giving an uncomfortable Q&A session at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum on Tuesday. CNN report that the legendary singer-songwriter "sat at a piano...

Mccartney Signs Digital Deal To Preserve Beatles Work

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has signed a deal with computer giant Hewlett-Packard to preserve BEATLES music and memorabilia in digital form.The singer's library of tracks, as well as artwork, films and videos, will by digitised on...

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