Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

In just two weeks, fans of The Beatles will see the new Let It Be show when it comes to Edinburgh for one week only. The updated version of Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles was premiered in Cardiff last month, with audiences across the UK and Ireland seeing the brand new second part of the show for the very first time. Let It Be comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse…

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Paul McCartney opens up about John Lennon’s departure from The Beatles

Paul McCartney opens up about John Lennon’s departure from The Beatles

In a new interview ahead of his visit to Scotland later this year, Sir Paul McCartney has opened up on John Lennon’s departure from The Beatles – and says Yoko Ono was never to blame. Speaking to Howard Stern in a new SiriusXM interview, McCartney recalled the moment Lennon told the rest of the band that he had decided to call it a day. “There was a meeting where John came in and said, ‘I’m…

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Paul McCartney to visit Scotland this year on UK tour

Paul McCartney to visit Scotland this year on UK tour

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK dates in over three years – and the legendary Beatle will visit Scotland in December. Macca will play gigs in Glasgow, Liverpool and London later this year in support of his upcoming 17th solo album, Egypt Station, which is due for release on September 7. Speaking about the UK gigs, McCartney said: “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a…

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Review: Cilla the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Cilla the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse

Given her status as TV royalty, it’s easy to forget that the late Cilla Black was initially thrust into the spotlight as a talented singer, championed by The Beatles. Based on the hit ITV biopic, Jeff Pope’s Cilla the Musical transports its audience back to the 1960s to chart her meteoric rise from being a young, working-class secretary in Liverpool to being a famous singer, riding high at the very top of the music charts. The…

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Paul McCartney sues Sony in Beatles copyright dispute

Paul McCartney sues Sony in Beatles copyright dispute

Paul McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing in the hope of winning back the ownership of several Beatles songs. TMZ reports that the songs include I Want To Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do and All You Need Is Love. They were famously purchased by the late Michael Jackson when he outbid McCartney $41.5m for The Beatles’ ATV Music catalogue in 1985. The Jackson estate sold its stake in the collection to Sony/ATV for $750…

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Bay City Rollers discuss new album, meeting The Beatles, and whether Derek Longmuir will return

Bay City Rollers discuss new album, meeting The Beatles, and whether Derek Longmuir will return

In a new interview, Seventies sensations the Bay City Rollers have spoken about meeting The Beatles, their new album, and whether original drummer and founding member Derek Longmuir will ever return. Reminiscing about the heyday of Rollermania, the band talked about a run-in they once had with The Beatles. “We met Ringo Star a couple of times – really nice guy,” said Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood, speaking to the Daily Express. “One time in Los Angeles,…

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Oasis’ biggest career mistake, according to Paul McCartney

Oasis’ biggest career mistake, according to Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney has said the biggest career mistake Oasis ever made was to claim they were bigger than The Beatles. The motor-mouthed Manchester band made the outrageous claim during a 1996 MTV interview, boasting that their albums Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory meant that they were bigger than The Beatles. Last year, Noel Gallagher admitted that he was “high” when he made the claim. And in a new interview with Q magazine, Macca has said…

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Preview: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

There might be countless shows that pay tribute to The Beatles currently doing the rounds of UK theatres, but one that’s definitely not to be missed is Let It Be. At the Edinburgh Playhouse this week, the show celebrates the iconic band’s meteoric rise to the top right from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club in 1962 to the height of Beatlemania, through to their eventual demise in 1970. Since opening on London’s West…

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Paul McCartney to release 67-track greatest hits album

Paul McCartney to release 67-track greatest hits album

Sir Paul McCartney is to release a 4CD ,67 track, career-spanning collection album, titled Pure McCartney, which he promises will take his fans through his ”musical adventure”. Featuring songs from his 1970 debut solo album, to 2012’s My Valentine, 2014’s Hope For The Future and 2015’s Say Say Say remix, more than 40 of the tracks were top 40 hits. Talking of the release, the Beatles legend said, “Me and my team came up with the idea…

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Noel Gallagher ‘thrilled’ as Wonderwall is named Best British Song

Noel Gallagher ‘thrilled’ as Wonderwall is named Best British Song

Noel Gallagher has spoken of his delight after Wonderwall by Oasis was named as the Best British Song of All Time in a special Radio X poll. “What can I say? The people have spoken,” said the 48-year-old rock star. “The fact that there wasn’t one single Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song in the top 20 makes think the whole thing is a mockery of an unreliable sham! “Saying that, though, I’m thrilled,” he added….

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