At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Feb 25, 2016

At 83, Yoko Ono says she did not break up the Beatles

Yoko Ono has been a prominent artist for decades but at age 83 she is again answering a familiar question — no, she didn’t break up the Beatles. The Japanese-born singer, artist and widow of John Lennon defended her record in entertainment magazine Us ...

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

Dec 24, 2015

Beatles end streaming boycott in time for Christmas

The Beatles, the top-selling band in musical history yet a persistent holdout on new distribution technology, announced Wednesday they would end a boycott of streaming in time for Christmas. The Fab Four’s full catalog will be available on all major services including leader Spotify, ...

Dec 5, 2015

Colts owner buys Ringo's drum kit

A drum kit Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles’ early hits has sold for $2.2 million at auction to the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Julien’s Auctions says Jim Irsay bought the 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit Friday ...

Aug 22, 2014

Voice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's executioner

The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible. But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States ...

May 23, 2014

Fans welcome news of McCartney's recovery prospects

Japanese fans on Friday welcomed news that former Beatle Paul McCartney is expected to make a full recovery from the viral infection that landed him in a Tokyo hospital for treatment. McCartney, 71, called off his sold-out Japan tour this week after postponing several ...

McCartney, hit by virus, cancels second Tokyo show

May 18, 2014

McCartney, hit by virus, cancels second Tokyo show

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney canceled a second concert in Tokyo Sunday after contracting a virus and said he was sorry for letting fans down. The 71-year-old English pop veteran had already canceled a planned performance at the National Stadium on Saturday, the day after coming ...

May 17, 2014

Virus forces McCartney to cancel Tokyo concert

Paul McCartney came down with a virus and canceled his Tokyo concert Saturday, but he added a performance to make up for the axed show. “I am very sorry to all my fans, as I was greatly looking forward to the concert, but the ...