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Paul McCartney Hints That a Version of The Beatles Might Perform at Olympics

The Sun newspaper in London reports that Paul McCartney has been hinting that he will put together a version of The Beatles to perform at the 2012 Olympic games in London.

During a televised interview, McCartney nodded when asked if he would perform at the London games. But after realizing that he might've given away too much, he backtracked, saying "I hear there's a rumor that I might be involved."

According The Sun, an insider said, "Macca was just being coy about the details. He has been speaking to organizers and has said he'd love to be involved with the games in some way. The organizers want the music legend to appear alongside other big British acts. And they also want Ringo Starr on stage as well to make it extra special."

The newspaper even suggests that George Harrison and John Lennon might be represented by their offspring.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab) (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.