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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the eighth time.Mark David Chapman, 59, who shot and killed the Beatles legend outside his Dakota Building home in New York in December, 1980, has lost his...

John Lennon's Killer Fighting For Freedom

John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman is awaiting a decision over whether he will finally be freed from prison after his eighth parole case this week (beg18Aug14).Chapman was sentenced to 20-years-to-life behind bars for gunning...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed The George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004, three years after the musician's death.George...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and...

Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club To San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Crucially, the movie is being made...

John Lennon's Killer Controlled By 'Dark' Aliens

John Lennon's murderer was under the control of ''dark'' aliens determined to eradicate his messages of peace and love, it has been claimed.The late Beatles legend was assassinated by Mark Chapman outside the Dakota Building...

John Lennon's Doodles Sell For $27k And Other Crazy Music Auction Prices [Pictures]

If I tried selling watercolor paintings that I made when I was eleven years old, do you think anyone would buy them? No? What about some random drawings and poems that I did? Okay. Fine....

John Lennon Treasure Trove Smashes Auction Estimates

A collection of handwritten notes, poems and sketches by the late John Lennon has smashed auction estimates after going under the hammer in New York.A rhyme called The Fat Budgie, valued at $35,000 (£21,875), sold...

Paul Mccartney And Yoko Ono Join Forces To Fight Fracking

Sir Paul Mccartney is teaming up with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to fight fracking.The former Beatles star and his Fab Four bandmate's wife have written an open letter to the British government demanding an...

Alice Cooper Praises Musical Megastars

Alice Cooper is friends with his musical heroes.The 66-year-old rocker was lucky enough to meet many of his idols, from Frank Sinatra to John Lennon, over the course of his career and has always found...

Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were 'F**K You,' Other Famous Last Words

The dying words of rapper Tupac Shakur have been revealed, 18 years after his death. The words were spoken to sergeant Chris Carroll, the policeman who questioned Shakur on the scene after the fatal shooting...

Sean Lennon Baffled By Plan To Clone Beatles Star

Sean Lennon has branded plans to clone his father John Lennon from Dna extracted from the late rocker's teeth as "bizarre, futuristic and dystopian".Last year (13) Canadian dentist Michael Zuk handed a rotten molar from...

John Lennon's Fireman Coat Up For Auction

A fireman-style jacket once owned by John Lennon is to go on sale at auction.The blue coat is believed to be the same garment the iconic musician sported on the back cover of his and...

Is Radler's New Dead Celebrities Beer Advert Hilarious, Bad-taste...Or Both? [Video]

A new European beer commercial from the Radler brand has caused controversy across the world in countries where the advert's dark sense of humour doesn't sit well. The television commercial shows a bunch of dead...

Dead Stars Feature In Dutch Beer Commercial

Bosses at a Dutch brewing company have brought Kurt Cobain and John Lennon back from the dead for a new commercial.Marketing men behind the new Bavaria ad for Radler fruit-flavoured beer also features the likenesses...

John Lennon's Complaint Letter To Go Up For Auction

A note written by John Lennon complaining about his rock star pals Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson is set to go under the hammer on Friday (21Mar14)Lennon was working with a group of musicians during...

Rare Rickenbacker With Classic Beatles History Up For Auction

A 1962 Rickenbacker guitar played by both George Harrison and John Lennon is to be auctioned off in New York in May (14).The instrument will be among the highlight items going under the hammer at...

Yoko Ono Pens Thank You Letter For Elbow

Yoko Ono has written an open letter to Elbow thanking the band for mentioning her in a song. The Japanese artist - the widow of Beatles legend John Lennon - has been name-checked by the...

Pharrell's Big Grammys Hat On Ebay: Other Celeb Memorabilia Auctioned Off

Pharrell Williams is auctioning off the headline-grabbing Vivienne Westwood buffalo hat that he wore to the recent Grammy awards. As soon as the singer stepped out on to the red carpet wearing the oversized, brown,...

Liam Gallagher To Hold Castings For Beatles Film

Liam Gallagher is set to hold castings in Los Angeles for a new Beatles film. The Beady Eye frontman wants Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke to star in the movie and has convinced Michael Winterbottom...

Jared Leto Got Gout For Chapter 27

Jared Leto suffered with gout after putting on weight for 'Chapter 27'.The 42-year-old actor had to gain 67 lbs for his role of Mark Chapman - the deranged fan who assassinated John Lennon - in...

Jared Leto: Gaining Weight For Films Is Difficult

Jared Leto says gaining weight for film roles is harder than losing it.The 42-year-old actor piled on the pounds for 2007's 'Chapter 27' - where he plays John Lennon's murderer, Mark David Chapman - and...

Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr Reunite At Beatles Tribute

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were joined by Katy Perry, John Mayer and Alicia Keys for a special TV show to commemorate 50 years since The Beatles first appeared on US television. The...

John Lennon's Mansion Remains Unsold

The English mansion where John Lennon lived at the height of his Beatles fame is still on the market 18 months after it was put up for sale.The rocker lived in the six-bedroom property, named...

Yoko Ono Recalls Starving As A Child As She Helps Launch New Anti-hunger Initiative

Yoko Ono has opened up about her desperate days as a starving child in her native Japan after granting officials at an anti-poverty campaign in Tokyo the rights to use her late husband John Lennon's...

Paul Mccartney Joins The Japanese Beatles

Sir Paul McCartney performed with a Japanese Beatles tribute band at his wife's birthday bash.The 71-year-old singer took to the stage in Tokyo alongside The Parrots, who are a copycat band, to celebrate Nancy Shevell's...

John Lennon's School Detention Card To Be Auctioned Off

Detention report cards from John Lennon's troubled school years are set to go under the hammer later this month (Nov13).The late Beatles legend attended the Quarry Bank High School for Boys in his native Liverpool,...

Paul Mccartney Ends Feud With Yoko Ono

Paul McCartney has quashed his feud with Yoko Ono once and for all.The Beatles hitmaker has finally put his long-standing grudge with John Lennon's widow to rest in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine,...

Yoko Ono Still Cries When She Hears Imagine

Yoko Ono still cries when she hears John Lennon's 'Imagine'.The artist still finds her late husband's 1971 peace anthem a particularly moving track and despite hearing it so often, she still sometimes sheds a tear...

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