Jacko To Give Macca Back His Songs?
According to recent reports, Michael Jackson has plans to leave The Beatles songs that he has the rights to to Paul McCartney…but only after he dies!The songs, still worth an astronomical £40,000,000 a year to Jackson, caused a huge fall-out when the pop-star out-bid both Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono to gain the rights to 200 of the Fab Four’s back catalogue. When being interviewed in 2006, McCartney said “You know what doesn’t feel very good, is going on tour and paying to sing all my songs. Every time I sing Hey Jude, I’ve got to pay someone.”
The Daily Mail now alleges that Jackson wishes to end the fued with his former-friend, with an insider saying: “Michael told his lawyers he was sad he no longer talks to Sir Paul and said he wanted to make things right.”
It’s a shame that he might not be alive to see it then, eh?
In related Beatles news, the band have had a Norwegian Podcast taken down after it featured all 212 songs recorded by the band.
The Beatles have famously kept their back catalogue away from the digital market and Norwegian website nrk.no had rather cheekily been discussing and then playing the full songs online for their subscribers before being pulled due to the threat of legal action.