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3D Remake of Yellow Submarine to Surface

(Newser) - Disney is planning a 3D remake of Yellow Submarine, the 1968 psychedelic cartoon buoyed by a Beatles soundtrack, the Independent reports. Robert Zemeckis of Back to the Future fame will direct. Aside from the music, the Beatles were only tangentially related to the original film—actors provided the voices to...

Twitter and Facebook Come to Xbox 360

Microsoft console gets motion-sensor camera, Spielberg to show it

(Newser) - In a bid to make its Xbox 360 more interactive, Microsoft is bringing Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm, a lightning-speed video service, and—brace yourself—a motion-sensing camera that knows who you are just by reading your face to the console, Ars Technica reports. The company even brought in Steven Spielberg...

McCartney's Web Site Hacked
 McCartney's Web Site Hacked 

McCartney's Web Site Hacked

Malware allowed hacker access to fans' computer data

(Newser) - Paul McCartney's official web site was infected with malware that allowed hackers to access computer data of fans who logged on, reports the Telegraph. An internet security surveillance firm spotted the LuckySpoilt invasion early this week and purged the site. It's unclear how many users may have been affected. Hits...

Beatles Catalogue Gets Digital Facelift

(Newser) - The Beatles are getting a long-awaited makeover. The group's entire music collection, including all 12 studio albums released in stereo, is being digitally remastered for release in September, the UK Times reports. It will be the first time the first four Beatles albums will be available in their entirety on...

McCartney, Ringo Reunite in NY

(Newser) - An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in 7 years. The reunion of McCartney and Starr, the surviving members of the Beatles, was the highlight of the "Change Begins Within" concert last night. The event was held at Radio...

Concert Stirs Reunion Rumors for Beatles

McCartney, Starr will perform on the same stage next month

(Newser) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will take the same stage during a charity concert in New York next month, though perhaps not at the same time. The show's organizers originally reported that the remaining Beatles would play together—it'd be the first time since a 2002 George Harrison tribute—but...

Paul Wants to Release 'Beatles Holy Grail'

Long-lost experimental track was once vetoed by the other three

(Newser) - Paul McCartney says it's time to release an avant-garde Beatles track that features gargles, shouts, and distorted guitar, the Guardian reports. Recorded during Penny Lane sessions in 1967, the 14-minute Carnival of Light was played publicly only once at an electronic music festival. McCartney, who is releasing his third avant-garde...

Ringo Warns Fans to Get Back
 Ringo Warns Fans to Get Back 

Ringo Warns Fans to Get Back

Ex-Beatle says he's too busy to read mail, so quit sending it

(Newser) - Ringo Starr says he's too busy to sign autographs and won't do it anymore, the BBC reports. The ex-Beatle—who's apparently had enough adoration for one lifetime—promises to throw away all incoming mail, effective Oct. 20. “I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much...

Beatles Contract Expected to Fetch $500K at Auction

Brian Epstein's copy of the original 1962 contract for sale

(Newser) - Brian Epstein's copy of his management contract with The Beatles, a pact that proved to be worth millions, is being offered for sale in London next month. The four-page document, signed by John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr in 1962, carries an estimated $480,000 pricetag. McCartney...

Giggling Fab 4 Tape Discovered
Giggling
Fab 4 Tape
Discovered

Giggling Fab 4 Tape Discovered

Surprise song session recording to be auctioned off

(Newser) - A 1964 recording of the Beatles laughing too hard to finish a song is to be auctioned, reports the Daily Telegraph. The 30-minute tape captures the Fab Four repeatedly breaking down in giggling fits while trying to record the ballad "I'll Follow The Sun." The comical history tour...

'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies at 66
 'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies at 66 
Obituary

'Fifth Beatle' Aspinall Dies at 66

First road manager became guardian of group's legacy

(Newser) - "Fifth Beatle" Neil Aspinall, the first road manager of the legendary band who later ran the Beatles' recording company, has died from lung cancer. Aspinall, 66, was the chief guardian of the group's musical legacy after the Beatles broke up. "He vigorously fought to protect the Beatles franchise,...

Beatles Fight to Stop Historic Bootleg

Group sues to prevent release of 1962 tape; Ringo's first gig

(Newser) - The Beatles are fighting to stop the release of recordings made at a German club just before they became the world's most famous band, the Miami Herald reports. The 1962 gig is historic for music buffs because it's the first time Ringo Starr played live with the band. A Miami...

Beatles Hotel Opens in Liverpool
Beatles Hotel Opens in Liverpool

Beatles Hotel Opens in Liverpool

'Interest has been unbelievable,' says manager

(Newser) - Move over, Penny Lane: Liverpool’s latest draw is the Hard Day's Night, a Fab Four-styled hotel that boasts 110 rooms and two swanky penthouses near the fabled Cavern Club, the BBC reports. The hotel also displays rare band photos and art by Beatles painter Shannon. “The bookings are...

'Regis' Hits Sour Note With Ringo
'Regis' Hits
Sour Note
With Ringo

'Regis' Hits Sour Note With Ringo

Ex-Beatle ditches show after last-minute request to trim song

(Newser) - Regis found out today that Ringo has a tough streak. Ringo Starr opted out of an appearance on "Live With Regis and Kelly" rather than cut his song short, the AP reports. On the set to promote his new album, Starr learned belatedly he would have to chop the...

Harrison's Catalog Goes Online
Harrison's Catalog Goes Online

Harrison's Catalog Goes Online

Nine albums released, more to come

(Newser) - George Harrison today became the final Beatle to release material online, as nine albums from his solo catalog were made available through iTunes and Amazon.com. Calling the release "exciting," Harrison's widow, Olivia, said: "He had begun digital remastering but had no idea how the digital world...

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