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Paul McCartney’s long-lost bass returned after more than 50 years

Paul McCartney has finally been reunited with his famed Höfner bass guitar.The bass guitar – which has been dubbed the most important bass in history for its role in recording numerous Beatles hits – was stolen from the musician in 1972, and was last week returned to McCartney, according to his official website.According to the post, the bass was returned to McCartney and was authenticated by Höfner.The statement read: “Following the launch of last year’s Lost Bass project, Paul’s 1961 Höfner 500/1 bass guitar, which was stolen in 1972, has been returned. The guitar has been authenticated by Höfner and Paul is incredibly grateful to all those involved.”The long-lost instrument was discovered through the Lost Bass campaign, which began in 2018 but only began to make progress last year to locate the historic bass.

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Taylor Swift caught up with Paul McCartney at the Super Bowl
Taylor Swift reunited with Paul McCartney at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas last night (February 11).Swift was spectating at the Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday where boyfriend Travis Kelce beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 with his Kansas City Chiefs teammates.She cheered on Kelce alongside Ice Spice, Lana Del Rey and Blake Lively, while new photos from the event also reveal that the ‘Midnights‘ star spent some time with the Beatles legend at the sporting event.Photos show the pair standing together on stairs at the stadium as McCartney met spectators in Kelce’s camp.The pair have connected several times over the years, performing ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ as well as Swift’s hit single ‘Shake It Off’ at Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary afterparty in 2015.They also spoke about their respective careers in a Rolling Stone ‘Musicians On Musicians’ series together in 2020.During the conversation, McCartney revealed that he wanted to invite Swift on stage with him at Glastonbury 2020 to play ‘Shake It Off’ together.This year’s Super Bowl saw Usher take to the stage for the Halftime show where he brought out Alicia Keys for the performance.The R&B star also welcomed a host of other guests throughout the set, including H.E.R. on guitar during ‘U Got It Bad’ and for ‘OMG’.
Exclusive: Watch a new clip from ‘John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial’
Apple TV+ has shared a clip from the new documentary John Lennon: Murder Without A Trial – you can watch it above.Released on the streaming on Wednesday (December 6), Murder Without A Trial offers a deeply researched examination of John Lennon’s 1980 murder.The three-part three-part documentary series is narrated by Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland and features exclusive eyewitness interviews and previously unseen crime scene photos. It also examines the investigation and conviction of Mark David Chapman, Lennon’s confessed killer.Other exclusive interviews in the series include Richard Peterson, a taxi driver who was witness to the shooting; Jay Hastings, a doorman at The Dakota who heard Lennon’s last words; David Suggs, Mark David Chapman’s defense lawyer; Elliot Mintz, a confidant to Lennon and Yoko Ono; and Dr Naomi Goldstein, the psychiatrist who first assessed Chapman.In the newly released clip, shared exclusively with NME, family friend Mintz reveals that Lennon’s wife Ono asked him to look into the numerous conspiracy theories surrounding her husband’s death.Elsewhere in the series, Richard Peterson, who witnessed the shooting, revealed Chapman’s unusual apology after killing The Beatles guitarist“‘He actually apologised to us,” said Peterson.
The Beatles’ ‘Now And Then’ on track to become 18th Number One single
The Beatles‘ “final” song, ‘Now And Then‘, is on track to become the band’s 18th Number One single.‘Now And Then’ – the last single to feature all four original members – came out last Thursday (November 2), with a Peter Jackson-directed music video featuring newly unearthed footage of the members arriving the next day.The track debuted at number 42 in the UK last week – based on just 10 hours of sales – and is already outselling the top five, according to Official Charts. But it’s now expected to climb to Number One when Friday’s (November 10) Official Singles Chart is announced.It could also mean the band’s first chart-topping single in 54 years, with the last being 1969’s ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’.The track came to light thanks to a demo tape recorded by late bandmate John Lennon, completed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr along with the help of AI which lifted the songwriter’s vocals off the initial recording.The project was first teased by McCartney back in June when he confirmed that he was working on a new track with the drummer, which would serve as the “final” song of the band’s discography.Starr recently shared that working on the single was “like having John Lennon back”.Jackson’s visual accompaniment also includes archived footage of the Fab Four.