Vivek J. Tiwary is the writer of the graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle,” and a producer of many successful plays and musicals including “American Idiot” and “The Producers.” He will be writing the script to the film adaptation of his acclaimed book. Tiwary answered questions at WonderCon about his many accomplishments, the relevance of his work and answered if he ever met the living members of The Beatles.
The Beatles reunion can never happen, but two Rutles, Neil Innes and John Halsey will get back to the backbeat at Swansea's Garage on May 25. Kate Clarke talks to Neil, aka Ron Nasty, about being very nearly fab.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez turned interviewer as he quizzed one of the city's favourite sons, Sir Paul McCartney. The pair conducted a video chat before the former Beatle was due to play in Suarez's native Uruguay in front of a 50,000 strong crowd in Montevideo. Suarez, who spoke in Spanish, asked Sir Paul about Liverpool's best cultural highlights, what he enjoyed about his home country and whether or not he would be going to the World Cup this summer in Brazil.
A home in Miami, Fla., "The Beatles" visited on their first trip to America in 1964 is to be demolished. According to Curbed, papers commissioning total demolition of the Melvin Grossman-designed residence at 5750 North Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL, have been submitted and the wrecking ball will take the historic home down soon.
Roger Daltrey received a special honor for his work with the Teenage Cancer Trust at the U.K.’s 2014 Music Week Awards, held Thursday night in London. The BBC reports that The Who singer was presented with the award, called the Outstanding Contribution to Charity, by former Jam frontman Paul Weller.
Paul McCartney just released more tickets to his 2014 North American Out There tour and sales are topping the charts around the country, said Marta Ault on BuyAnySeat.com. The former Beatle, now 71, will return to New Orleans on June 19 and Pittsburgh on July 7, and play his first shows ever in Louisville and Albany on June 26 and July 5 after opening his 16-date trek at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas on June 14, 2014.
A fireman-style jacket once owned by John Lennon is to go on sale at auction. The blue coat is believed to be the same garment the iconic musician sported on the back cover of his and Yoko Ono's 1969 album Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions.
The Paul McCartney concert scheduled for June 14 in Lubbock is now sold out. Select-a-Seat sold all remaining tickets in an hour after they went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday morning. The capacity for the concert is set at 11,500.
Liverpool tourist attraction The Beatles Story is to host a free conference on “The Business of the Beatles”. The two-day symposium on June 26 and 27 has been organised as part of the city’s International Festival for Business (IFB). The Beatles Story has teamed up with Liverpool Hope University and Marketing Liverpool to hold the event.
BETHEL -- Someone is striking a chord of disharmony. A music industry autograph expert is challenging the authenticity of Paul McCartney's signature on a guitar being offered for auction next month by aBethel church. The milky white Fender Squier electric guitar, along with other celebrity-signed items, were bought by St. Thomas Episcopal Church from CharityGROW, a vendor that sells autographed memorabilia to nonprofits for fundraisers.