Despite internet headlines even going so far as saying Paul McCartney will be playing at the Olympics, his spokesman said again Thursday those stories are not now accurate.
“All speculation!,” he told us by email.
The Liverpool Echo did contact Olympic officials, who also denied McCartney’s been signed.
“We are still a year away from opening ceremony. Discussions are taking place with lots of high-profile people but it is too early to confirm anyone,” an official told the paper.
The UK Mirror and UK Telegraph are carrying new stories that report McCartney will open the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Neither story has specific confirmation that he’ll play. The UK Mirror quotes an unnamed source saying only it “looks like” McCartney will do it. The stories are all based on a recent comment McCartney reportedly made that he was “up” for the gig.
Earlier internet stories that McCartney and fellow Beatle Ringo Starr would reunite at the Olympics were first proved incorrect in a Beatles Examiner story. Spokespersons for both Beatles denied the report was true, as did John Lennon’s son, Julian, also mentioned in the rumors.
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