The former Beatles drummer reveals he is offloading his 200-acre estate in Surrey so he and his wife Barbara Bach can make full use of their Beverly Hills mansion and embrace the clean-living Los Angeles lifestyle. He tells the Mail on Sunday newspaper, "We're selling our house in Surrey and moving to L.A. We've had it for 15 years but we don't spend enough time there, and L.A is the right place for us to be now. "It's not that sad, because it's time for a change... and the weather is better over there.
The music of “the quiet Beatle” George Harrison will be celebrated in a star-studded, one-night only event at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Sept. 28th, according to Rolling Stone. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison will pay tribute to Harrison’s acclaimed solo works with a lineup of performers that is nothing short of amazing. Artists to pay tribute to George include Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Norah Jones, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon’s Britt Daniel and the highly in-demand, Weird Al Yankovic, among others. The night will also feature a performance from Harrison’s son Dhani, and even more surprise guests throughout the night, event organizers promise.
IT WAS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME opportunity to hear The Beatles as they were intended in the hallowed space where they created their extraordinary music. To mark the launch of The Beatles In Mono vinyl remasters, Apple Records and MOJO hosted a special evening gathering at Abbey Road’s legendary Studio 2 to listen to tracks from the new versions and hear a panel of distinguished guests discuss how the group recorded and mixed their songs. The doors of Studio 2, where The Beatles recorded the majority of their material, swung open at 5.30pm to welcome a specially invited audience of 100 or so Fabs fans, including several dozen MOJO readers selected from our recent online competition. The event started with the master of ceremonies – storied music writer and broadcaster Mark Ellen – introducing the panel, comprising Beatles engineer Ken Scott; BBC radio producer and Beatle boffin Kevin Howlett; Sean Magee, the remastering and cutting engineer who worked on the new vinyls; and Toerag Studios producer and mono enthusiast Liam Watson.
Dorinish Island, which has a price tag of €300,000 is set in a stunning location directly below Croagh Patrick with views out across Clare Island to the Atlantic and back into Westport. There has been huge interest in the island since it went on sale in 2012 and while local estate agent Andrew Crowley from Sherry Fitgerald in Westport is remaining tight lipped, we reckon there have been some celebrities eyeing it up as an idyllic holiday spot. Andrew reckons the island will suit someone with a vision, a reasonable budget and a very influential/creative architect. Speaking to RTÉ Ten Andrew also explained a little bit of the history of the island: "John Lennon saw a newspaper ad for an island for sale off Ireland, this was Dorinish Island which was being sold by Westport Harbour Board. The island was used by the Board in the 1800s to house marine pilots who guided sailing ships in to Westport harbour.
Fans can watch below an exclusive 29 minute behind-the-scenes jamming session filmed at the 'Early Days' video shoot. The official video was launched earlier this summer and the end of it sees Paul playing with a group of blues guitarists, including Johnny Depp. This exclusive footage captures an impromptu jamming session that broke out between Paul and the musicians on the day of the shoot. An official 'Making of Early Days' film will be made available later this year as part of a special collector's edition of NEW.
Ringo Starr has won an award for his humanitarian work. The former Beatle attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards where he was given the award for his work with the David Lynch Foundation. The foundation helps abused children and veterans with post-traumatic stress, through transcendental meditation - a practice Ringo first studied when he was inThe Beatles, with the Maharishi in 1968. Ringo is the face of designer John Varvatos’s Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign, with his profits feeding back into the David Lynch Foundation. Ringo arrived at the ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House with wife Barbara Bach and the couple posed for photographs on the red carpet before joining guests inside. Pippa Middleton, Johnny Depp and celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were also in attendance at the star-studded bash.
Gene Simmons credits The Beatles for the biggest impact on fashion in the past century. The Kiss bass guitarist — while promoting the Sept. 9 Fashion Rocks at the Barclays Center (and live on CBS) — said: “Not since the Renaissance have men felt comfortable in public wearing long hair — which opened the door to the counter culture. The Beatles had a societal impact on par with the advent of the birth control pill.”
Sir Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to suffer a stream of online abuse from pro-independence Scots, after he signed a letter calling for a no vote inthis month's independence referendum. Along with 200 figures from cinema, sport, television and literature that included Sir Mick Jagger, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking, he signed the letter which said: “What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together.” In comments that probably make Macca glad his 1977 song Mull of Kintyre was released before Twitter was invented, he was called a "prick" - and much worse - on social media repeatedly. He was also described as "having more money than sense" and needing spoon feeding. The comments follow debate last week about the problem of online abuse that has dogged the independence debate. So-called "cybernats" - trolls who attack opponents of independence on social media - have previously targetted public figures including JK Rowling, who publicly backed the no campaign earlier this year.
Sir Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay part of the UK ahead of the independence referendum. The music legend made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool. The campaign said about 50,000 people, including celebrities like Sir Paul and Sir Mick Jagger, have put their names to an open letter to voters. A spokesman for Yes Scotland said the case for "Yes" was a democratic one. Sir Paul added his name to an open letter to voters which says: "The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone. "Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom. "We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. "What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together." Sir Bruce Forsyth, Dame Judi Dench, Simon Cowell, Sir Bobby Charlton and Prof Stephen Hawking are also among the signatories. TV historian Dan Snow, one of the campaign co-ordinators for Let's Stay Together, said: "Sir Paul is one of Britain and the world's most respected musicians. We are humbled that he has signed the letter.
The producers of The Lennon Report – a film examining the aftermath of John Lennon’s assassination and those who tried to save him – have defended their project from accusations of cashing in on the 35th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death. The film will star Entourage’s Kevin Dillon (pictured) as a motorcycle cop, part of the emergency services team that attended the scene when Lennon was shot and killed by Mark Chapman outside his Manhattan home in December 1980. The film’s producers Gabriel and Rafael Francisco spoke to the BBC about the project. Rafael said: “People should come and watch the film and see for themselves. We’re not trying to cash in on anything.” Gabriel further defended their reasons for making the film: “We really want to show what the people in New York City did to save a person even though they didn’t know who it was at the time.” Following a similar narrative arc to last year’s Parkland (which examined the shooting of President John F Kennedy), the film will focus on the efforts of emergency services at the scene and at the Roosevelt Hospital where Lennon was taken, and how the story developed in the media.