Stella McCartney has once again put red noses on a classic Beatles photo for the anti-poverty charity, Comic Relief.
The Beatles’ former Apple Corps offices on London’s Savile Row—the site of the famous rooftop concert—nay become an Abercrombie and Fitch store.
The plan to open a new store has prompted protests among retailers, including the Saville Row Bespoke Association, which seeks to preserve the area’s character as a center for upscale men’s tailoring.
A newly-found excerpt from a song written by Stu Sutcliffe in 1959 may be incorporated into a new song by a Liverpool musician. Dean Johnson says of the lyric to “Sheila”: “The prose is very poetic, with the influence of Keats or Byron, the great English Romantics. It’s interesting that the level of sophistication is way ahead of early Lennon and McCartney.”
Proud dad Paul McCartney dropped in to help his son James in the recording studio, where James is working on a new album.
George Harrison’s son, Dhani, says it was very emotional for him to record the Beautiful Creatures movie soundtrack at Abbey Road Studios with thenewno2. He tells Rolling Stone, "I spent my whole life in and out of Abbey Road. Recording at Abbey Road was emotional: my first time recording there, my first time hearing something we composed for an orchestra of that size and my first major Hollywood film soundtrack."
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon are continuing their campaign against fracking (the natural-gas drilling technology hydraulic fracturing), and the air pollution and water contamination that have alarmed some residents since the practice took off several years ago. Mother and son are travelling around communities in New York and Pennsylvania to draw attention to the cause, and even went to New York’s state capital, Albany.
Paul McCartney has joined those speaking out against the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular tourist attraction that allegedly is raising turtles for food under inhumane conditions.
The farm offers tourists the chance to learn more about the endangered green turtle as well as the loggerhead turtle, crocodiles and other Caribbean wildlife. But it also breeds turtles for human consumption.
To mark her 80th birthday on February 18th, Yoko Ono will give a Plastic Ono Band concert the night before in Berlin, Germany--with son Sean as band leader--two days after a retropsective of her work opens in Frankfurt.
Forty-nine years after the Beatles toured Australia, Ringo Starr has gotten a personal invitation to return to a train station he supposedly visited back then. National Trust volunteers who maintain the historic Grandchester station have invited him to pay a visit, after learning of a local legend that Ringo secretly visited the station in June 1964.