PAUL McCARTNEY: Says George Harrison not always the "Quiet Beatle"
George Harrison was "The Quiet Beatle," right? Well, maybe not all the time, says his old band mate Paul McCartney.
In an interview with Britain's Radio X, McCartney explained that Harrison would sometime turn to expletive-laced rants to get out of something he -- or the band -- really didn't want to do. He says Harrison would just go, 'Why are we [effing] doing this? What the [eff]? What the [eff]’s this? I don’t [eff]ing want to do this!' And then it was like, 'Yes!'"
Paul recalls that one of the others might say to George, "I think we have to do it," and he'd just go, "'I’m not [effing] doing it!' And you’d be going, 'Yes, great! so none of us have to do it. He’s got us off it!' And it was brilliant, always good to have one them around, you know? I have to do that for myself now." (NME)
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The final four dates on The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show tour have been postponed due to Mike Nesmith becoming ill.
This, according to tweets by @themonkeestour and @MonkeesAlmanac that were posted this afternoon (Thursday). The duo and their band were supposed to play at the Keswick Theater in Philadelphia tonight.
That show and three others, at the Beacon Theater in New York tomorrow (Friday), the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York on Saturday and the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey on Monday, have been postponed until next January, according to Monkees tour producer Andrew Sandoval, who adds in a statement, "Michael Nesmith has not been feeling well and will be recuperating in the meantime. We will return to the good clean fun as soon as possible."
Sandoval is also quoted by Monkees Almanac as saying that Nesmith is flying back to his hometown Monterey, California to see his doctor.
ELVIS PRESLEY: Gospel songs album release on the way in August
Elvis Presley has a new album on the way in time for the 41st anniversary of his death -- August 16th, 1977.
Where No One Stands Alone contains 14 original performances of gospel songs with newly recorded instrumentation and backing vocals from Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps, all of whom have sung on Presley records.
The title track, "Where No One Stands Alone," features Elvis singing with his daughter Lisa Marie, who is also one of the album's producers.
Lisa Marie writes in the liner notes, "It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father. The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I’m certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way."
Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone will be available in digital, CD and 12-inch vinyl configurations when it's released on August 10th.