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Beatles record company force Liam Howlett to remove sample from Dirtchamber sessions...

LIAM HOWLETT has been forced to remove an excerpt taken from The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ off his new mix record, ‘The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume 1’.

Despite Sir Paul McCartney declaring the use of ‘Sgt Pepper’ on the record as “fab”, Apple – the company formed by The Beatles in 1968 – owns the rights and has vetoed the plan.

A spokesman for McCartney said: “Paul really liked the song, he said it was fab.

“He likes the Prodigy, it wasn’t his decision – it was Apple’s.” The record features Liam mixing more than 50 different records together.

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