Well, for Paul McCartney's first acoustic guitar. That's what collector Craig Jackson paid for the instrument at an auction at Abbey Road Studios last Friday. The auction house expected around 100,000 pounds for the item, but worldwide bidders drove the final price to 330,000 pounds or $614,000.
- Not only was McCartney separated permanently from his first guitar, but he has also filed for divorce from Heather Mills McCartney.
- Eric Clapton's Red Square concert was abruptly cancelled by Russian authorities. Even president Vladimir Putin doesn't know the reason as he has asked for information from the Kremlin.
- Dionne Warwick attended a Chicago performance of the show "Don't Make Me Over (A Tribute to Dionne Warwick) last week and was most impressed that the show covered her time before and after her collaboration with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. According to Dionne, earlier retrospectives "forgot there was an entity called Dionne Warwick." Warwick is currently working on an album of duets.
- Steven Tyler has a dream. To take a whole bunch of Aerosmith songs and perform them with a 50-piece orchestra. Outside of his dreams, Tyler will be appearing on an episode of "Two and a Half Men" next season.
- Billboard Magazine has created the Otis Redding Excellence Award to recognize a positive role model in the R&B/Hip Hop community. The creation is in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Redding's death in 1967.
- On Tuesday, Olivia Harrison will oversee the installation of a plaque on the Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame to commemorate husband George's Concert for Bangladesh.
- The James Gang hit the road for their first full tour in many years starting August 10th in Sturgis, SD. While they have played isolated shows in recent years, a full tour wasn't possible because of Joe Walsh's work with the Eagles.