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  1. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift to Perform at Grammy Awards

    January 14, 2014 12:23 PM EST A pair of Fab rock legends will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will pe ...

  2. Brian Epstein Bought Thousands Of Copies Of 'Love Me Do' To Boost Beatles Sales, Says BBC Film

    October 04, 2012 4:11 PM EDT A new BBC documentary about the Beatles, set to air here on Sunday, features people claiming that the band's manager Brian Epstein bought thousands of copies of "Love Me Do" to boost record sales to ensure the single hit the charts. ...

  3. Paul McCartney: He'll Close Olympic Opening Ceremony

    June 04, 2012 7:26 PM EDT Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he'll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Earlier this year the former Beatle disclosed that he was in talks to play a role in the celebrations. On Monday, he con ...

  4. Backbeat: Paul McCartney Honored at MusiCares Grammy Event, Performs for a Galaxy of Stars and Execs

    February 11, 2012 7:35 PM EST Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage during the 22nd Annual MusiCares Benefit Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo: WireImage) Few events bring out more music industry executives than the annual MusiCares Pers ...

  5. Paul McCartney Titles Pulled from Subscription Services

    February 08, 2012 3:14 PM EST Another legacy artist's music is unavailable for streaming after the Concord Music Group/Hear Music catalog of Paul McCartney was ordered removed from subscription services. The news was first reported at Digital Music News . The takedown aff ...

  6. Abbey Road Studios, Fairmont Hotels Partner for Music-Themed Lodging 'Experience'

    January 17, 2012 7:30 AM EST Fairmont, the luxury hotel chain which operates 18 properties around the world, including New York's Plaza Hotel, has partnered with Abbey Road Studios, the recording studio made famous by the Beatles, to offer a "once-in-a-lifetime" ...

  7. Exclusive: Yoko Ono to Introduce Flaming Lips' Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:32 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband an ...

  8. Newly Married Paul McCartney Announces European Tour

    October 10, 2011 9:12 PM EDT He may just have married for the third time, but former Beatle Paul McCartney isn't settling down to a quiet life. Fresh from walking down the aisle with Nancy Shevell, the singer-songwriter has announced plans for an 11-date tour to begin ne ...

  9. 'Fifth Beatle' Biopic Secures Funding, Music Rights

    June 08, 2011 10:02 AM EDT Stage producer Vivek Tiwary (The Addams Family, American Idiot) has landed unprecedented rights to Beatles songs for his debut film, "The Fifth Beatle," about manager Brian Epstein, whom Paul McCartney called the "fifth Beatle." ...

  10. Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler Salute Paul McCartney at Kennedy Center Honors

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefan i , Steven Tyler and Sheryl Crow were among the performers who delivered stirring tributes to legendary entertainers during the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony, which honored Paul McCartney, Oprah Winfrey, country singe ...

  11. Beatles, iTunes Deal Still At Impasse

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, says Yoko Ono. The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last y ...

  12. Beatles 1966 Press Conference Tapes For Auction In L.A.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The only known audio recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference, in which John Lennon is grilled about saying the band was more popular than Jesus, is expected to sell for about $20,000 at auction in June. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfield ...

  13. National Trust May Save Abbey Road Studios

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britain's National Trust may intervene to protect the Abbey Road studios where the Beatles recorded most of their hits. The London studios are being put up for sale by EMI. The possibility that the studios might fall into private hands and be ...

  14. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,40 ...

  15. Zemeckis Finds Beatles for 'Yellow Submarine'

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's "all together now" for the cast of director Robert Zemeckis' upcoming Beatles feature. British actors Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell are in negotiations to portray the members of the Fa ...

  16. Beatles Re-mastered CDs, Videogame Launched

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Beatles queued on Wednesday to buy the band's collected works on a new set of discs and get their hands on an animated video game featuring some of the Fab Four's greatest hits. The Beatles collection, launched worldwide on 0 ...

  17. 'The Beatles: Rock Band' Songs Unveiled

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A list of 19 songs by the Beatles including classics "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Hard Day's Night" for a new "Rock Band" video game were revealed Tuesday, leaving only one mystery title remaining. Othe ...

  18. BBC Beatles Doc Uncovers New Outtakes

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to broadcast never-before-aired outtakes and conversations from the Beatles' final Abbey Road recording sessions as part of a weeklong tribute to the band to be aired on terrestrial Web BBC2 and arts channel BBC4 in September. Narr ...

  19. Beatles Unveil 'Rock Band' Details At E3

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of the Beatles unveiled new details about their upcoming "Rock Band" videogame at the E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles. Joined by Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr disclosed 1 ...

  20. Beatles Day Returns

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Beatles Day - a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four set in their home city of Liverpool - will once again take place on July 10. The event was officially launched in Liverpool today (May 1 ...

  21. McCartney, Morrissey, Cohen Kick Off Coachella

    April 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got off to a fab start Friday (April 17), thanks to Sir Paul McCartney, who headlined the event with a marathon performance worthy of his long and lauded musical legacy. Proving himself the ...

  22. Music Biz Coalition Makes Unauthorized Use Of Beatles Lyrics

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The musicFirst Coalition has been highly critical of terrestrial radio stations for what it argues is their failure to provide artists and musicians with fair compensation for use of their recordings. But the recording industry lobbying group appa ...

  23. The Beatles To Finally Go Digital With 'Rock Band'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Beatles will finally go digital on Sept. 9 with the release of the Fab Four edition of the popular "Rock Band" video game. In a joint statement Thursday (March 5), the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., Harmonic and MTV Games said that ...

  24. McCartney Hopes To Release Beatles Track

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says it's time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day. McCartney says he wants to release "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released. The band play ...

  25. Ringo Starr's Fan Mail Ban

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr has posted a video message on his official Web site informing fans that he will no longer sign any memorabilia or receive fan mail. During the brief message at http://ringostarr.com/home.php, the former Beatle says he has "too muc ...

  26. McCartney Performs In Israel 43 Years After Beatles Ban

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Shalom Tel Aviv, Shana Tova," [Hello Tel Aviv, Happy New Year], said Sir Paul McCartney, welcoming the estimated 40,000 crowd in Hebrew to his historic performance at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv after the opening "Hello Goodbye." ...

  27. John Lennon Biopic To Focus On Rise To Fame

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The story of John Lennon is headed for the big screen with "Nowhere Boy," a biopic that will be directed by visual artist Sam Taylor-Wood. Produced by U.K. shingle Ecosse Films and with a script from "Control" screenwriter Matt ...

  28. A Day In The Life To Commemorate The Beatles

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool will host a day of celebrations July 10 in honor of the city's favorite sons, the Beatles. Intended as a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four, the Beatles Day program will include a number of special events taking place throughout th ...

  29. Apple Corps To Release Cirque du Soleil DVD

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A feature-length documentary of the "LOVE" stage production by Apple Corps and Cirque du Soleil is to get a global DVD release on June 23. "All Together Now" will be marketed and distributed worldwide by EMI Music. The two-hour ...

  30. Ex-Apple Corps Head Aspinall Dies At 66

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Aspinall, a longtime friend and business associate of The Beatles, has died in New York City, the surviving band members said Monday. He was 66. Aspinall died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he had been recei ...

  31. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the defendants, Jeffrey Collins, t ...

  32. 'Idol' Ratings Get Lennon-McCartney Boost

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It took "American Idol" seven seasons to get the rights to use the Lennon-McCartney catalog, but access to the Beatles' songs has paid off in big ratings for the show's March 11 installment. According to Nielsen Media Researc ...

  33. Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles 'Speculation'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation." Reports on Friday suggested that un-nam ...

  34. 'Idol' Get Beatles OK

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The producers of "American Idol" have received permission from Sony/ATV Music Publishing for the show's contestants to perform songs from the John Lennon-Paul McCartney catalog. While specifics of how the show will use the Lennon-Mc ...

  35. Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception. Ehrlich, who's produced all but two of the ceremonies since 1980 - ...

  36. McCartney Gets Back To Liverpool

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is to play a homecoming concert for 35,000 fans in Liverpool as part of the city's program of events for its year as European Capital of Culture. The former Beatle will headline the Liverpool Sound Concert at Liverpool Foot ...

  37. Lennon Catalog Hits iTunes

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Let the speculation resume about when the full Beatles catalog is coming to iTunes. For the first time, 16 of John Lennon's solo albums and exclusive videos from EMI Music made their digital debut on the service today. Like all other EMI trac ...

  38. Ringo Starr Goes Digital With New EMI Deal

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Another Beatle is going digital. Ringo Starr has agreed for the first time to release his Capitol/EMI solo catalog online, including 1970's "Beacoups of Blues" and "Sentimental Journey," 1973's "Ringo," and ...

  39. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Read the exclusive Billboard Q&A with Paul McCartney in the May 19 issue of Billboard, on stands Saturday, May 12 . Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and stre ...

  40. Judge Dismisses $60M Beach Boys Suit

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has thrown out a $60 million lawsuit the Beach Boys brought against two men they accused of stealing the band's property from a warehouse and trying to sell the items at auction, a lawyer for one of the men said today (April 1 ...

  41. Wippit Strikes Deal For Beatles Footage

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital download service Wippit will offer rare footage documenting the rise of the Beatles as part a new deal forged with archive specialist ITN Source. Through the international agreement, unveiled today, content from content providers Brit ...

  42. Madison Square Garden To Honor Harrison

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Walk of Fame' plaque to be presented Aug. 1. Madison Square Garden in New York City will mark the 35th anniversary of George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh by installing a permanent plaque in the famed arena’s "Walk of Fame.” Th ...

  43. Q&A: RINGO STARR

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ringo Starr is a band man. And while he is best-known for his time spent in a certain other band from Liverpool, the world's most famous drummer is most interested in talking about his current outfit. Ringo Starr is a band man. And while he i ...

  44. Jones, Dankworth Head New Year Honours

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Welsh singer Tom Jones and jazz musician John Dankworth were both made knights in the New Year Honours list, published Saturday (Dec. 31), for services to music. Welsh singer Tom Jones and jazz musician John Dankworth were both made knights in the ...

  45. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) ...

  46. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beatles firm claims $53M. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. London-based Apple Corps Ltd. yesterday (Dec. 15) launched proceedings i ...

  47. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. Previous winners include McCartney, Elton John. News Elton John ...

  48. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the ...

  49. Lennon Catalog To Make Digital Debut

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the first time beginning this week with the release of the retrospective "Working Class Hero." John Lennon's solo catalog will be made available digitally for the ...

  50. EMI 'On Track' For H1 Profit

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group today (Oct. 17) predicted a boost in first-half profits, thanks in part to successful releases from Coldplay, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Keith Urban, among others. EMI Group today (Oct. 17) predicted a boost in first-half pro ...

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