Book of the week: The Lyrics by Paul McCartney
During an interview with Rolling Stone, the 33-year-old singer said that neither she nor Konecki were to blame for their divorce but she believed that she needed to change, as she didn't "know" herself yet.
Guy Garvey loves the idea of making an Elbow musical. © Bang Showbiz Guy Garvey has musical ambitions
The 'One Day Like This' singer would love to turn his band's big hits into a stage production, and he's convinced the material would lend itself well to a different medium.
He told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "I'm obsessed with the idea that Elbow's music - being about all elements of the human life span - lends itself to a story.
"I'm sure we could turn it into some kind of story, and we've had a few offers to do an Elbow musical."
The 47-year-old frontman admitted their songs are a world away from the likes of 'Grease', but he thinks there is still something that could be done.
Beverley Knight looks phenomenal in a figure-accentuating white gown
The West End leading lady, 48, channelled her onstage confidence for a portrait session on Saturday at the Black British Theatre Awards, held at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, London. The 48-year-old RnB singer looked phenomenal in a figure-accentuating white gown, her bubbly personality shining through in a series of candidly-captured shots. © Provided by Daily Mail ( Carefree Beverley let her hair down in all senses, grabbing her curls playfully as she posed up a storm for the cameras. The soul songstress was all smiles, a subtle hint of gleaming eye shadow applied to her lids.
He laughed: "You'd have to disregard what people think about musicals to do something suitable with our music.
"Finding a main character being based in our songs is maybe a sticking point. It'd probably have to be a drama set around our music in some way."
Gallery: Get back to where you once belonged! Find out what The Beatles mean to these stars (BANG Showbiz)
And you know you should be glad, ooh!
Nothing brings the stars out like a BIG premiere, especially when the world's greatest ever band The Beatles are involved. Sir Paul McCartney was joined by his daughter Mary McCartney on the red carpet at a very special screening of Peter Jackson's ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ in London on Tuesday night (17.11.21), which will air as three separate episodes on Disney+ on November 25, 26, and 27. See who joined Macca on the red carpet and find out what connection they have to The Beatles...
Beatles fanatic Noel Gallagher attended the event and opened up on his embarrassment when his former band Oasis were compared to The Fab Four. He said: "When Oasis started, we were so big we were compared to them, size wise and musically, a little embarrassingly compared to them as well, but we weren’t as good as them. "They mean everything to me. "Their influence is absolute."
Dhani Harrison and Mereki Beach
Musician and son of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, Dhani walked the red carpet with his girlfriend, singer Mereki Beach. Dhani said his dad - who died from cancer in 2001 at the age of 58 - would be “very happy” with the new documentary. Dhani said: “He’d be very happy to see what Peter came out with. "He has really delivered."
George Harrison’s ex-wife Pattie Boyd joined the slew of stars at the screening. Pattie married The Beatles legend in 1966 before the pair divorced in 1977. She later married George's close friend Eric Clapton in 1979 until they split in 1988. The former model has since re-married to Rod Weston. In a previous interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Pattie described living inside Beatlemania as "absolutely terrifying".
Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello has always been open about the impact The Beatles had on his life and music. He has won multiple awards in his career, including Grammys in 1999 and 2020. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said: “My absolute favourite albums are ‘Rubber Soul’ and ‘Revolver’, when you picked up ‘Revolver’, you knew it was something different. "If I had to pick a favorite song from those albums, it would be ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ … no, ‘Girl’ … no, ‘For No One’ … and so on, and so on..."
Zak Starkey and Sharna Liguz
Zak Starkey made an appearance with his partner Australian singer Sharna Liguz. Zak is the son of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and has taken after his father and performed with some of the biggest rock bands in the world. He has been the drummer for The Who since 1996 and became the third drummer to have played with Oasis. Born between the ‘Help!’ and ‘Rubber Soul’ albums in 1965, on the day that the single ‘Yesterday’ was released, Zak is the oldest of three sons to Ringo and first wife Maureen Cox.
Hollywood actor Martin Freeman revealed that he thinks The Beales are still "the biggest and the best" band in the world at the preview screening. He told ITV News: "They're still the biggest and best band in the world, I don't think they've ever been surpassed, there have been amazing bands and amazing artists before and since, but no one has had the same effect as The Beatles on human consciousness. Nobody."
Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall also walked the red carpet. In 2013, the singer and Stereophonics covered the 14 songs from the Beatles debut album, ‘Please Please Me’ and the results were aired on BBC Radio 2. The 12-hour recording took place at Abbey Road, the same studios where The Beatles worked in 1963. The recording took place exactly 50 years after John, Paul, George and Ringo went into studio with George Martin.
‘Monty Python’ star Terry Gilliam was close friends with late Beatles guitarist George Harrison. He previously credited him for "saving" his movie career as he bankrolled their most famous film, 1979’s ‘Life of Brian' after funding was pulled. Terry and George went on to forge a strong working relationship through Harrison's company HandMade Films, which also produced his his 1981 fantasy feature ‘Time Bandits’, as well as ‘Withnail’ and ‘I and Shanghai Surprise’, among many others. Terry told the Metro: “I wouldn’t be here talking to you if it wasn’t for HandMade films. To have a Beatle as a patron is what you need in life, it really was. I mean George stepped in and saved us, basically.”
The likes of Queen, ABBA, Meat Loaf, Green Day and more have all seen their songs transformed into musicals.
Mark Strong boards cast of Tar
Mark Strong has joined Cate Blanchett is the cast of the film 'Tar'.The 58-year-old actor has boarded the picture along with Nina Hoss, Noemie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover and Sylvia Flote.
Meanwhile, Guy also opened up on his love for the Brighton Theatre Royal after Elbow recorded new album 'Flying Dream 1' at the venue during lockdown.
He recalled: "The melancholy of an empty theatre infused the music. The faded posters, creaky floorboards, hemp rope and constant presence of seagulls were all so beautiful.
"You could hear seagulls 24/7 and we had to stop recording when they were particularly squawky.
"The atmosphere meant the songs became gentler and longer."
And the 'Grounds for Divorce' hitmaker admitted they wouldn't have made the same album without the coronavirus pandemic.
He recently explained: "Our songs lend themselves to life drama because they’re written about life drama.
“And the pandemic has included plenty of drama. It’s a gentle and love-filled record. The gentler side of what we do has always been our favourite stuff. This is something that could only happen in these times.
"If we’d been out touring instead of in lockdown at home, I’m sure it would have been an angry, heavy rock record like the one before it.”
West Side Story: 5 Reasons I'm Really Excited For The Movie .
Here are five reasons why I'm actually really excited for the new West Side Story.Now imagine my surprise when I found out that this musical was going to be remade. At first, I didn’t know how to feel. With something that meant so much to me getting the Hollywood treatment of becoming just another reboot, I was admittedly turned off at the idea. But, after some of the early reactions that have come in, and the trailers I have seen, I have to say - I’m excited to see this movie.