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Liam Gallagher wants Johnny Depp to feature in his Beatles film ›

Beady Eye frontman and ex-Oasis singer Liam Gallagher wants Johnny Depp to feature in his film about The Beatles. Gallagher is currently working on producing an adaptation of the book ‘The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider’s Diary of the Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire and its Wild Rise and Fall’.

The musician has Depp in mind for the part of Derek Taylor, who was the Beatles’ publicist from 1964 and throughout the creation of the bands’ company Apple Corps. Taylor’s work with the Beatles and at Apple Corps is documented in the Seventies memoir, written by Richard DiLello, Taylor’s assistant.

Jet! Paul McCartney archive uploaded ›

While some brick-and-mortar libraries are converting to robot-style storage systems, Hewlett-Packard has put Paul McCartney’s archive of music, video clips, and photos into a digital cloud library.

HP launched the private collection with MPL Communications, which the former Beatle founded in 1971, to digitize five decades of McCartney material.

It’s called the Paul McCartney Digital Library, and it doesn’t include Beatles material.

"The digital library is designed for Paul McCartney and his media company, MPL Communications Ltd," says Scott Anderson of HP Enterprise Business. "The library will help to power his media business, making it simpler and more efficient to identify, locate, and use assets across his vast personal collection." So for the time being, the archive is a personal library for McCartney, but it could be opened up for licensing or fan use.


Paul McCartney to release covers album early next year ›

The album, which does not yet have a title, will feature a number of songs with jazz singer Diana Krall and McCartney has said each song is one “He admires” and that the album is “Get-home-from-work music.” 

He said: “They’re just songs I admire. I’m trying to steer away from the obvious ones. It’s get-home-from-work music. You put it on and get a glass of wine.”

McCartney has also said he is planning to record a “heavy rock album” after being inspired by the new Foo Fighters album Wasting Light. He added: “It sounds quite wacky, but it keeps it fresh. I love that, you get a crazy idea and go with it. You never know, I may run into a garage to make this other album.”



Paul McCartney is releasing two new albums: a pop standard (i.e. songs his dad used to listen to… Diana Krall will be featured on some songs) and a heavier rock album

and also more US tour dates are currently being finalized


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