There's been endless speculation about this one, but the Beatles music could finally be about to appear on iTunes. The source? Straight from the horses mouth…
Divorce plagued former Beatle Paul McCartney spilled the details this week in an interview with US music mag 'Billboard'. He explained:
"It's down to fine-tuning, but I'm pretty sure it'll be happening next year, 2008. You've got to get these things right," he said referring to contractual issues and no doubt how many zeros will be tacked onto a potentially monstrous pay day. "You don't want to do something that's as cool as that and in three years time you think, 'Oh God, why did we do that?'"
Things aren't completely home and clear however as Sir Paul alluded, "There's just maybe one little sticking point left, and I think it's being cleared up as we speak, so it shouldn't be too long."
Ultimately, it is rather remarkable that The Fab Four have yet to succumb to the digital download era but with the infamous Apple v Apple lawsuit settled and both John Lennon's and Paul McCartney's solo work now up there (though not George Harrison's - and we don't really mention old Ringo) the wheels have been turning in the right direction for some time.
So will 'Penny Lane', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', 'I am the Walrus' *Goo goo g'joob*, 'Sgt Pepper', 'Hey Jude', 'Help!', 'Yellow Submarine', 'Lady Madonna', 'Love Me Do' and 'A Hard Day's Night' be camped in the Top 10 for the vast majority of 2008?
Personally I don't care if it keeps Westlife, Celine Dion, the Spice Girls, James Blunt, the Sugababes, Mika, The Scissor Sisters, Craig David, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Take That, Fergie, Maroon 5, McFly, Akon, Joss Stone and DJ Sammy as far away from me as humanly possible.