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Rare interview with Michael Jackson and George Harrison discovered

A rare recording of an interview with Michael Jackson and George Harrison has been discovered and restored. The musicians appeared on BBC Radio 1 in 1979 to review new releases from the likes of Foreigner, Nicolette Larson, and The Blues Brothers, and to share some of the stories behind their own songs. The recording was discarded at the time,...

How Peter Jackson’s new version of ‘Let It Be’ will shatter your view of The Beatles

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If we’ve learnt anything from reality TV, it’s that if you put cameras anywhere – a restaurant, an Ibiza rep pub crawl, a village bake off, even the most arse-scratching sofa telly sesh – the egos involved will explode. So put a film crew into the most hot-house environment outside of Theresa May’s emergency supplication lessons – The Beatles...

Someone has transformed The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ into a terrifying Korean horror movie

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A fan of The Beatles has created a mash-up that sees their seminal movie A Hard Day's Night combining with Korean horror The Train To Busan for an unexpectedly terrifying result. The cult Korean movie was released in 2016 and follows the terrifying string of events that occur after a zombie apocalypse breaks out on a train to the city of Busan. But...

The letters that foretold the split of The Beatles are up for sale

A set of legal letters that foretold The Beatles' split in 1969 are set to go on sale for $550,000. The pair of letters were sent to John Eastman and Lee Eastman in January and April that year. John and Lee were the father and brother of Linda, who Paul McCartney married in March 1969. In the first letter, all four Beatles...

Pyramids, pantyhose and cool cops: the story behind The Beatles’ final gig on the Apple rooftop

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It’s difficult to think of a modern-day equivalent. Led Zeppelin playing in a pod on the London Eye, perhaps, or The Smiths reforming on a barge sailing slowly along the Manchester Ship Canal. On January 30, 1969, the first bluesy thumps of ‘Get Back’ echoed around Savile Row, marking the start of the first Beatles gig since 1966, and...

The Beatles announce new film in collaboration with Sir Peter Jackson about their final days

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The Beatles have teamed up with Sir Peter Jackson for a new film documenting the band's final days. Made by the band's Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films, the movie is based around 55 hours of never-released footage of the Fab Four in the studio recording final album 'Let It Be', shot between January 2 and January 31, 1969. It culminates with their...

The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ may not have been released as a single due to its ‘vagina’ vinyl cover

The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' was almost shelved as a single thanks to its "pornographic" vinyl cover. That's according to details in a newly discovered letter written by a Capitol Records executive to Apple Records. Capitol Records' president Stan Gortikov had warned the Beatles' imprint not to release the record because its vinyl logo – the profile of a sliced apple –...

Here’s Marilyn Manson, Nikki Sixx and Rob Zombie covering The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’

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Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and Rob Zombie teamed up to cover The Beatles' 'Helter Skelter'. The performance took place at a New Year's Eve Ozzfest event, hosted by Ozzy Osbourne at The Forum in Los Angeles. The cover was officially released last July by Manson and Zombie who described their version as "heavier, weirder and more groove-oriented." You...

Yoko Ono discusses contribution to John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’, teases more secrets about her influence on his work

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Yoko Ono has spoken of her contribution to John Lennon's classic track 'Jealous Guy', while teasing that further secrets surrounding her influence on his songs could be revealed in the future. The Big Read – Yoko Ono: Imagine The Future With a demo version of the 1971 track appearing on the 2018 remixed version of 'The White Album', Ono and her colleague...

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone tackle bullying in new short film for new single ‘Who Cares’

Paul McCartney has released a new short film for his latest single 'Who Cares', starring Emma Stone. Check it out below. Taken from his acclaimed 2018 album 'Egypt Station', the ambitious and emotive video was shot on 65mm Kodak Film with Panavision Cameras and comes loaded with "a message of universal positivity". “My hope is that if there are kids being...