Opinion: Please, please me and put The Beatles on iTunes!


Jonathan Weinberg writes… Help, I need somebody, help, not just anybody, help, you know I need someone… who can blooming well tell me if we are ever going to be able to buy Beatles songs on the interweb.

I’m not one of those nuts who says they’re the greatest band in the world, but I can understand why it’s so important to have their tunes in digital form. After all, there’s millions of people out there who’d listen to the Liverpool Fab Four eight days a week if they could…

Michael Jackson's company squashes rumours regarding the Beatles' availability on iTunes


Michael Jackson, aka, the world’s biggest spoil-sport, has apparently put his foot down over The Beatles’ music being made available on iTunes in the future, with a spokeswoman for Sony/AVT Music Publishing (the company that co-owns the publishing rights with Jackson) claiming yesterday’s rumours are “untrue”, reinforced by an Apple representative stating “this is not news nor is it a scoop”.

Claims regarding the payment Apple would shell out for the privilege of selling the British band’s tracks is in the region of $600 million, with speculators…

Microsoft conspiracy theory #472: Rihanna & Michael Jackson's subliminal 'Soft endorsement

Am I going completely nuts and verging dangerously close on Zune-guy’s obsession with Microsoft, for hearing the lyric ‘It’s the sound, the sound of Microsoft’ within winter-loving pop-strumpet Rihanna’s ‘Please Don’t Stop The Music’ song?

Our ever informative Stu from My Chemical Toilet has told me the repetitive background lyric in the song (more noticeable at 2.40 minutes into the track) is actually a sample from Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something’, which various lyrics directories claim is him singing ‘Ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa, ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa’. (Apparently originally taken from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango’s ‘Soul Makossa’).

Tinfoil-hat-wearers, got an opinion? Is this just typical Michael Jackson gobbledy-gook or a subliminal brainwashing attempt from Microsoft to sell more copies of Word…

CES 2007: ZOMG!!1!!!1!!! Celebrity lookalikes handing out press releases!

kat_and_popstars.jpgNot only do we get free food, drinks, and shelter from the harsh winds of the Nevada desert, we also get to mingle with the creme de la creme of ‘sleb lookalikes. At CES Unveiled yesterday, we were greeted with Michael Jackson, Little Richard, and Cher lookalikes, handing out press releases. At least, we think it was a Cher lookalike – could’ve been Diana Ross or even Beyonce for all we knew, in our hungover stupor. Plus we’re pretty sure she was a drag queen, rendering that one observation almost useless. But, as you can see, Whacko Jacko and ol’ Richard were gagging for it, you’ll be pleased to note. Yep, I still have it, *blows on fingernails*