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Hayek Plays 12 Nurses In Beatles Musical

SALMA HAYEK was so desperate to land "any role" in pal JULIE TAYMOR's new BEATLES movie musical, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, she ended up playing 12 nurses in the film. When the Latina heard her Frida...

Wood Stuns With Beatles Covers

Actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD stunned Hollywood as part of a nine-hour marathon to promote her new BEATLES movie musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, which ended with a performance at the Viper Room. The teenager, who is...

Mccartney Plans London Eye Makeover

Tourism bosses in Britain are in talks with SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY over the former BEATLE's plans to rename the London Eye landmark as part of a publicity campaign surrounding his upcoming DVD anthology. Marketing bosses...

Brown Refuses To Mention The Beatles

Incoming British prime minister GORDON BROWN has refused to tell reporters he listens to BEATLES mp3s - for fear of being accused of music piracy. The politician - who replaces former leader Tony Blair on...

Mccartney Plans Last "Great" Song

Paul McCartney is masterminding the release of the "last great" Beatles single, it has been reported. The former Beatle is to turn fragments of Now and Then, a song written by John Lennon, into a...

By on 30 April 2007

Lennon Stubbed Cigarette Out On Hefner's Matisse

JOHN LENNON damaged a valuable HENRI MATISSE painting by using it as an ash tray during a wild party at the Playboy mansion in 1974, HUGH HEFNER claims. The French artist's works have sold for...

Sir George Martin: 'Beatles At The Beginning Were Crap'

SIR GEORGE MARTIN thought THE BEATLES were "awful" and "crap" when he first heard them perform. The legendary performer - later dubbed 'The Fifth Beatle' - auditioned the Fab Four after they had been rejected...

Queen Voted Best British Band Of All Time

QUEEN have been voted the best British band ever by listeners of BBC Radio Two, beating off stiff competition from THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES. More than 20,000 listeners voted in the station's Great...

Gallagher Admits Bee Gees Debt

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has credited the BEE GEES with being as influential to him as his heroes THE BEATLES. The WONDERWALL guitarist admits he's a huge fan of the band, best known for its...

Lennon Piano Marks Anniversary Of Jfk Assassination

A piano once owned by JOHN LENNON was put on display at the famous "grassy knoll" in Dallas, Texas yesterday (22NOV06) to mark the 43rd anniversary of former President JOHN F KENNEDY's assassination. The instrument...

Gallagher Slams 'Square' Scissor Sisters

NOEL GALLAGHER has continued his one-man mission to alienate himself from the music industry by insisting SCISSOR SISTERS music is for uncool people. In recent weeks the OASIS guitarist/singer has lashed out at THE BEATLES,...

Gallagher: 'My Debut Was Better Than The Beatles'

OASIS songwriter NOEL GALLAGHER believes his band's first album was better than the first put out by music legends THE BEATLES, THE WHO and THE ROLLING STONES. The cocky rocker is proud of 1994 debut...

Mills' Father: 'Heather Is A Liar'

LATEST: HEATHER MILLS' sensational claims against estranged husband SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY have been rubbished by her own father, who openly brands her a "liar". Ex-paratrooper MARK MILLS, 64, who has not spoken to his daughter...

Davies: 'Being Banned From America Inspired Me'

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES once feared he would be banned from America forever, but he insists the snub inspired him to write classic English songs like WATERLOO SUNSET. The American Federation of Musicians banned...

New Beatles Album To Be Released

THE BEATLES are releasing a new album next month (NOV06), which promises to be a "new experience" of the Fab Four's music. LOVE is the soundtrack to the Beatles-inspired Cirque du Soleil show of the...

Lennon Loved Blondie's The Tide Is High

Music legend JOHN LENNON was once obsessed with BLONDIE's THE TIDE IS HIGH and played it non-stop at his Long Island retreat. The 1980 hit, a cover of THE PARAGONS 1967 single, was one of...

Yorke Upset About Pixies 'Feud'

Sensitive RADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE was so upset by the way his 2004 Coachella Festival comments about the PIXIES were misconstrued he lost sleep for a month. The rocker feared he'd upset one of his...

Mccartney's 'First Guitar' Sells For Gbp300,000

The guitar pop legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY learned to play on has fetched $600,000 (GBP330,000) at an auction at London's Abbey Road Studios. The instrument was sold by the former BEATLE's school friend IAN...

Another Beatles Bootlegger Avoids Jail

LATEST: A man involved in trying to sell stolen BEATLES recordings was given a four-month suspended jail term in London yesterday (17JUL06). COLIN DILLON, 39, admitted handling stolen goods at Southwark Crown Court but was...

Martin: 'Lennon Was A Perfectionist'

Former BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN doubts JOHN LENNON would approve of the new Las Vegas show in the group's honour, because he was a perfectionist. Martin helped add the band's sound to the Cirque...

Oasis Star Admits Plagiarism

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has openly admitted plagiarising a BURT BACHARACH hit for his B-side HALF THE WORLD AWAY. The LAYLA guitarist has often been accused of being too heavily influenced by THE BEATLES and...

Mccartney On The Streets Album?

THE STREETS rapper MIKE SKINNER has hinted his new album includes a secret collaboration with SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY. Speaking out on Scottish radio station XFM, the 27-year-old British artist explained why the track NEVER WENT...

Mccartney: 'I've Not Had Plastic Surgery'

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY insists he has never undergone cosmetic surgery, and attacks a Californian plastic surgeon who claims he has done in a new book. The former BEATLE was baffled by the claims - made...

Nirvana Fans Furious About Chili Peppers Video

NIRVANA fans are furious because they believe the new RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS music video featuring a parody of late Nirvana lead singer KURT COBAIN is disrespectful. In the video for DANI CALIFORNIA, the group...

Davies Urges Mccartney To Go Extreme

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES is desperate to see SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY move away from middle-of-the-road music and produce something extreme. The WATERLOO SUNSET rocker is convinced the former BEATLE is hiding behind a smokescreen...

'New' Beatles Music To Be Released

THE BEATLES will release an album of "completely new music" taken from unreleased archive material to tie in with an upcoming Las Vegas, Nevada theatrical show. The stage production, due to open this summer (06),...

Beatles Toyed With Calling Abbey Road Everest

THE BEATLES almost called their iconic ABBEY ROAD album EVEREST after a brand of cigarettes. Recording engineer GEOFF EMERICK was a fan of Everest cigarettes and while the Fab Four were considering a title for...

Lennon's Lost Underwater Recording Was Sung Through A Condom

JOHN LENNON sang into a condom covered microphone to protect himself from electric shocks while trying to achieve an underwater sound for THE BEATLES hit YELLOW SUBMARINE - and then never used the zany recording....

Chopra Reveals The Truth Behind Beatles/maharishi Split

Writer and thinker DEEPAK CHOPRA has exploded the myth that his friend MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI fell out with THE BEATLES over a secret romance by insisting the Indian guru simply grew tired of the Fab...

Lennon's Handwritten Lyrics For Sale

JOHN LENNON's original handwritten lyrics to THE BEATLES' classic A DAY IN THE LIFE went on sale yesterday (17JAN06), on the 39th anniversary he was inspired to write the song after reading a newspaper....

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