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Rolling Stone Releases Final John Lennon Interview

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Rolling Stone has released an interview with John Lennon conducted 30 years ago, just three days before the musician was killed outside his New York City apartment.

The full interview will be available on Friday. Brief excerpts of the interview appeared in a special story about Lennon’s murder, but this will be the first time it has been released in its entirety.

Jonathan Cott, the original interviewer, said that Lennon “didn’t mince words” and that the interview is “joyous and vibrant and hopeful and subversive and fearless.” Yeah … that sounds like John Lennon.

The musician was, predictably, harsh with his critics. He said “they only like people when they’re on their way up … I cannot be on the way up again.”

“What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I’m not interested in being a dead (expletive deleted) hero,” Lennon explained, in statements that now seem eerie.

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John Lennon Wanted Out Before McCartney

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Break-ups, Divorce, Rants,

John Lennon and Paul McCartney during happier days

A lost interview reveals that John Lennon told Paul McCartney he wanted “a divorce” months before The Beatles split.

The dialogue between with the guitarist and singer reveals that he told his co-songwriter of his intentions to split the band in September 1969, before the release of their last album Let It Be.

Until now, it has widely been thought that Paul was responsible for the group—which also featured Ringo Starr and George Harrison—splitting, when he quit the band in April 1970. In the taped interview, John said that he told Paul when they fell out at a record company meeting.

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Salinger Sequel Nixed in the U.S.

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Catcher in the Rye

The Swedish author who penned a sequel to J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye received a court ruling Wednesday that prevents him from publishing the book Stateside. The court judged that the book mirrors Salinger’s far too closely.

The novel, 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, according to the judge, has “taken well more from ‘Catcher,’ in both substance and style, than is necessary.”

Originally, the book was scheduled for a late summer U.S. publishing schedule. It’s already been published in England, where no legal action against the tome has been taken.

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Parole Denied for John Lennon’s Killer

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Breaking News,

John Lennon

It was nearly three decades ago when legendary songwriter/singer/musician was gunned down in front of his apartment building in New York City. This week, Lennon’s killer was denied parole for the fifth time.

The parole request was denied this time, as it has been denied in the past, “due to concern for the public safety and welfare.” Lennon’s killer was sentenced to twenty years to life by the state of New York. The took place on December 8, 1980.

Lennon’s killer will not be named in this article, per the request of former Beatle (and Lennon’s songwriting partner) and Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono. When John Lennon was shot and killed, the two asked in a joint statement that the killer’s name never be repeated or printed. To do so would only give him the notoriety which he sought.

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