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Beatle News Briefs: A Colbert outtake; McCartney gets Sirius


An outtake from 'The Colbert Report' interview with Paul McCartney,
provided by Comedy Central.

UPDATE: There's a new Paul McCartney interview on Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch. It's mostly about "Electric Arguments," but it touches on iTunes (don't hold your breath).

Didn't get enough of "The Colbert Report" interview? There's more above in this outtake posted by Comedy Central.

The big news Thursday was the announcement of the new Sirius/XM satellite radio channel devoted to Paul McCartney and the Fireman starting Feb. 14. All Paul, all the time. You had a hunch after Howard Stern mentioned what he did that something was in the works. A couple of people inquired about times and repeats of segments. Sirius/XM didn't have any information to give us Thursday, but all we can say it it will be 24/7. We'll keep an ear out for further information The real attraction, though, is the phrase "musical surprises from Paul's vault" that was inserted in the press release.  And we know a few people who'll be catching up on their sleep between now and Valentine's Day because they'll be glued to the radio a lot from then on.

thenewno2, which features George Harrison's son Dhani, goes back out on the road beginning next week. Wednesday, they'll be at the Key Club in Los Angeles, then on Feb. 15, they'll be at New York's Union Hall, then Feb. 17 at the Mercury Lounge in New York.  On Feb. 16, they'll be appearing on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien." The Key Club show will be live online at Stickam beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. More information on their Facebook page. A new digital version of their album "You Are Here" will be out March 14 and a CD out March 31 on the band's Hot Records label, reports Anti-Music.

Woody Lifton's "Pop Goes the Beatles" has the first of a two-part series of podcasts from his radio show called "The Beatles Conquer America." Part 1 is here. (Registration required.)

North Carolina fans remember the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in this article from the Hickory Daily Record.

Mike Love of the Beach Boys has been added to the David Lynch Foundation benefit concert that Paul McCartney is headlining April 4 at Radio City Music Hall. Those who left their email at the Lynch website to get information about the show have been told advance sale of premium seats and premiere packages, which include pre- and post-concert festivities, will be offered before general admission seats.

The WannaBeatles celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' rooftop concert last Friday with a concert at 12 noon at Rippy's nightclub in Nashvile. Songs included "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "Two of Us". The concert included a "fake" arrest by "bobbies." A portion of the proceeds from donations and the sale of WannaBeatles merchandise benefited the MENC: National Association for Music Education. Temperatures were hovering just above freezing, but fans packed packed the venue's roof. "It was a cold day's night for sure," said WannaBeatle Dennis Scott.  "A good time was had by all," and he said the group raised funds and public awareness for music education.  To make a donation to MENC, call (615) 309-8688 or send an e-mail to The WannaBeatles website is (Photo by Chuck Whiting)

And videos of Crème Tangerine's rooftop tribute in Seattle are on their YouTube channel.

The name of Barbara Bach, Ringo Starr's wife, is reportedly on a list of clients who invested money with disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, reports E! Online.

And to end on a sad note, Dewey Martin, drummer with the Buffalo Springfield, has died, reports Rolling Stone

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  • Michelle C 5 years ago

    OMG. The Colbert video is very funny. Thanks! mic

  • Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner) 5 years ago

    You're welcome. That "stalking" exchange was funny.

  • William 5 years ago

    HA! I think the Colbert outtake is funnier than what they *did* use. Paul saying the broccoli told him they had no thoughts is hilarious, as is his fake "You don't need him!" outburst at the end, and his apology for startling Colbert. They couldn't have included this short bit on the show with the rest of the segment? Rubbish I say!

  • Tina 5 years ago