In other news, Slashfilm brings us word that Backbeat director Iain Softley is casting for Backbeat: The Musical. If Ian Hart stars in it, that will make the fourth time he's played John Lennon, which must be some kind of record-- though Ian Hart must have aged out of that role, come to think of it. Anyway, I liked the film (liked the soundtrack much less, though Greg Dulli did a decent enough "Slow Down"), but can't decide how I feel about possibly going to see it in the West End.
And finally, Liverpool Hope University is offering an M.A. in The Beatles, Popular Music, and Society. Though the Popular Music Head diminishes his credibility slightly in this article by claiming that the "Strawberry Fields Forever" promo video is the first music video (um... it wasn't even the Beatles' first music video, dude), still... this is my dream degree. That's it-- I'm quitting my job, moving to Liverpool, and majoring in Beatleology! Who's with me?