New George Harrison Music? His Widow Says ‘Maybe’
On July 14, along with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison attended the 10th anniversary of The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas — with an updated, remixed soundtrack by Giles Martin, son of the Fab Four’s late, legendary producer George Martin — and spoke to Overheard about percolating music projects of their own.
Harrison said she and Dhani Harrison, her 37-year-old musician son with George Harrison, have talked about him finishing some unreleased tracks that her late husband left behind. “There are a lot of songs that are unfinished,” she said. “I think there’s a project there. I just need time to get to it.”
Ono told Billboard that she’s working on an album of approximately 10 songs that she had intended to have out by now, but she was blindsided by the flu (and briefly hospitalized in February). “That derailed the whole situation,” she said. Ono explained that “everything in my body is OK now, except I have a problem walking,” adding, “I want to be a little more normal” before turning her attention back to the record.
Nick Cannon Is Cool On Chilli
If anyone is going to confirm that Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Nick Cannon are dating, it’s going to be the TLC singer. At a July 15 cocktail reception at the Sunset Marquis Hotel introducing Cannon as global brand ambassador for Hollywood tech company bBooth, the America’s Got Talent MC politely declined to address rumors that he and the singer are an item. While he described Thomas as “amazing,” he told Overheard: “I have no right to speak about [this] out of respect for her and everybody in the situation. You’ve got to ask her. It’s not my place as a man.”
Cannon, whose divorce from Mariah Carey has yet to be finalized, also premiered his new single “If I Was Your Man” featuring Jeremih. He says the song is about his life right now. “It’s the state that I’m in currently,” he says.
This article originally appeared in the July 30 issue of Billboard.