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Sean Lennon has branded plans to clone his father John Lennon from Dna extracted from the late rocker's teeth as "bizarre, futuristic and dystopian". Last year (13) Canadian dentist Michael Zuk handed a rotten molar from The Beatles legend to scientists so they could extract Lennon's unique genetic code.

Zuk - who purchased the tooth for $30,000 (£20,000) - hopes experts will one day be able to clone the Imagine singer. However, Lennon's son Sean is unsure of the project and hinted it could end up the subject of legal action. He tells Nme magazine, "It's interesting thinking about what rights we have over our discarded Dna. Cloning in general is a legal area that's bizarre, futuristic and dystopian - and this about my dad's tooth definitely falls into that category."

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Ever wondered what you should talk about if you bumped into Sir Paul McCartney, doing a spot of supermarket shopping in Heswall maybe? The answer is ... The Beatles. And don’t be shy about it either, because the man himself says he never tires of chatting about his Fab Four days. In fact, he wishes people asked him more! 

Being interviewed for the Kevin and Bean show on Los Angeles’s KROQ radio station, Macca admits fans can be self-conscious and hesitate to ask because they think he’ll be fed up of it by now. “I do enjoy it, it’s like talking about your college days, when you’re not in college anymore and there’s quite a few years gone by,” he says. “I’m looking back on it, it’s like looking at a scrapbook. People think sometimes, I don’t want to bore you, I don’t want to ask you a Beatles question. “I say, ‘No, it’s OK.’ “I could be at a dinner party and everyone is telling their stories, and I’m thinking, it’d be good if they asked me a Beatles questio details

Sir Paul McCartney treated fans and students to an impromptu Elvis style dance sequence as he visited the city yesterday. The former Beatle, who was back in his hometown to surprise students at his LIPA fame school as he hosted a masterclass for music students, was spotted looking refreshed and in good spirits despite only just flying in to the UK as he is currently in the middle of a world tour.

And despite being in town to host a music masterclass Sir Paul decided to show off a few nifty dance moves too. One onlooker told us: "Paul was in a great mood as he arrived at the fame school. "He made a real effort to greet the waiting fans, some of whom had been waiting since 7am outside LIPA to catch a glimpse of him, as he waved and shook hands before treating us all to a lot of Elvis style moves as he danced his way to his car. "He was actually quite good and the students seemed very impressed too."

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Back in the Sixties, a British photographer made it his business to capture the life of The Beatles at a time of great change. Robert Whitaker, who died three years ago, was with the world's most popular band for their most creative moments, as well as times of relaxation and mischief.

Now, fans of the "Let It Be" stars can see some of his candid photographs in The Beatles: Inside Out, a new exhibition at London's Proud Chelsea. The display commemorates the 50th anniversary of Whitaker's first session with the group and their first hysteria-inducing US tour. Whitaker first met The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein during the band's Australia tour and turned down a job offer when first asked. Shortly after attending a gig, he changed his mind and became their offi details

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will be heading out on a new North American tour in just about a month, and a new video trailer promoting the forthcoming trek has just debuted online.  The outing gets under way on June 6 in Rama, Canada, and is scheduled through a July 19 concert in Los Angeles.

The promo includes some candid footage of the legendary Beatles drummer rehearsing with his star-studded group as well as video of Starr performing Carl Perkins‘ “Matchbox” with the band.  The clip also introduces the current All Starr Band lineup and shows a full list of tour dates. This version of the group features almost all the same musicians who have been accompanying Ringo on the road since 2012.  It includes Todd Rundgren, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, former Santana andJourney singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page and renowned drummer Greg Bissonette.

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Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon’s Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger guested on WNYC’s Spinning On Air last month and played some songs from the newly-released Midnight Sun album, but perhaps revealed more of themselves with the cover they also performed on the show.

The band, which incorporated the members of Invisible Familiars, made a reverb-drenched run at “Long Gone,” Syd Barrett’s acid pop number from The Madcap Laughs. Barrett’s version, as it was with all of his overlooked post-Pink Floyd nugget, is fragile and thin, relying only on an organ and his acoustic guitar, charming in its delicacy but also possessing this dark undercurrent not so obvious on the rest of Madcap. The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger brings the full band to bear on the song, busting out of the tune’s seams with heavy tones from guitars, Muhl’s organ and Tim Kuhl’s discriminating drums as the song descends into the metal bombast waiting at the end details

Paul McCartney tickets have continued to top the U.S charts since the storied singer/songwriter released seats to the 2014 North American leg of his global Out There Tour, said Marta Ault on Considered the most successful musical artist of all time, the former Beatle, now 71, opens his 19-city domestic trek at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas on June 14, with first-ever shows in Louisville and Albany on June 26 and July 5, 2014.

Only a mere 50 years have slid by since the mop topped lads from Liverpool invaded America and scored sudden super stardom with their first hit “Love Me Do” in 1962. It was then that Paul McCartney, considered the “cute Beatle”, along with boyhood chums George Harrison and John Lennon, and later Ringo Starr, set off Beatlemania, and quickly became one of the most popular (and influential) acts in the history of rock and roll. Today, McCartney, now 71, is generally acknowledged to be the most successful recording artist of all time. Plus, he wrote and performed “Yesterday”, the most details

Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Paul McCartney tickets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The “Out There” world tour featuring the iconic Paul McCartney will be heading to Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 10 for a show at Dodger Stadium.

McCartney, the 71-year-old former member of The Beatles and Wings, announced plans to head to the Los Angeles area for the first time since 2010 when he played at the Hollywood Bowl for two nights. Thus far this year, The Beatles have been on the mind of music fan at every turn. From reuniting McCartney reuniting with Ringo Starr at the Grammy Awards to the special 50th anniversary concert done in their honor, fans have been given the chance to enjoy the greatest group in the history of music again. The group became a household name in 1960 and remained together until 1970. Following their split, McCartney would go on to have a highly successful career with Wings, a group he formed with a former wife, Linda, and Denny Laine, and as a solo artist. From the beginning of his career until today, McCart details

The UK could earn an extra £4bn every year in music heritage tourism, according to a recent report from UK Music. Titled Imagine, the study's findings take the example of Liverpool, where the heritage of The Beatles attracts millions of music tourists every year and generates £70 million for Liverpool’s local economy.

Other cities named include Hull, which will become the City of Culture in 2017 and boasts the only museum dedicated to night clubbing as well as being home to David Bowie’s backing band, the Spiders from Mars. In 2013 its Museum of Club Culture hosted a temporary exhibition celebrating David Bowie’s stage-persona Ziggy, drawing 30,000 visitors to the city. Coventry’s Music Museum recently welcomed its 1,000th paying visitor who travel to Coventry for its music heritage from Japan, Australia, Malaysia and the USA. And in Sheffield, Uncommon People is an online guide to home-grown bands, artists and musicians, such as Jarvis Cocker and the Arctic Monkeys. Jo Dipple, UK Music CEO, said: “Mus details

First, you speed up a classic instrumental solo track by John Lennon. Then, you slow down an accapella version of another solo Paul McCartney smash. Result: Fresh Beatle-y goodness.

Titled “Imagine The Band,” this eerie mashup will have you hearing ‘Imagine’ and ‘Band on the Run’ in a whole new way — and, perhaps, wondering if this is what a post-Beatles collaboration between Lennon and McCartney might have, in fact, sounded like. McCartney, in the past, has given his stamp of approval to such things — calling mashups “a tribute” — though, at least in the case of Danger Mouse’s memorable 2004 ‘The Grey Album,’ record label executives disagreed. EMI sought to halt the distribution of that project, which combined Jay-Z raps with samples from the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album. ‘Imagine the Band,’ though it swept across the web this week, was actually produced by Mark Vidler and Go Home Productions some two years ago,& details

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