Rumors, rumors, rumors. Paul McCartney will play the Grammy Awards again this year, but this time with Kanye West and Rihanna, according to an unconfirmed report in the UK Sun Jan. 28. The paper says the trio will be performing a live version of their recent collaboration “FourFiveSeconds.” Rihanna is said to be seriously pleased to have gotten a spot on the Grammys with two huge names and feels it will give her a big boost to have a Beatle with her on stage, according to reports. (A bit of an understatement there, you think?) One thing that's not a rumor: The 57th Grammys Award air Feb. 8 on the CBS Television Network.
Meanwhile, an unconfirmed listing on Amazon.com says Ringo Starr's forthcoming album is to be called Postcards From Paradise and will be released on March 15. There's been no official confirmation of the title or any announcement of the album from his record label. Amazon listings aren't always accurate, especially on advance release dates, so don't get too excited. Yet. The album title, of course, brings back memories of Ringo's book “Postcards From the Boys.”
Something more certain is that 30 limited-edition photographs of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones from the Bob Bonis Archive will be available for sale exclusively on eBay starting Feb. 2. The photos will be sold weekly for the next two years. Some of Bonis' rare pictures of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones have been published in coffee-table books.
And also certain is this weekend's next edition of “Things We Said Today,” where we (Allan Kozinn, Al Sussman, Ken Michaels and myself) will give our picks for the most overlooked or underrated Beatles songs. Have yours ready.