Paul McCartney Thankful for Repaired Friendship Before John Lennon's Death

Paul McCartney says his bitter rift with Beatles bandmate John Lennon may have drawn headlines, but their real story at the end was one of forgiveness, as the two put aside differences to bond over fatherhood and “bread-making recipes.”

George Harrison Memorial Tree in L.A. Destroyed by Beetles (Seriously)

Beware of darkness and also tree beetles.

Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that a pine tree planted near Griffith Park’s Observatory in 2004 to honor late Beatle George Harrison has died after an infestation of – wait for it – tree beetles.

As the paper notes, “Except for the loss of tree life, Harrison likely would have been amused at the irony.”

Ringo Starr Shares Never-Before-Seen Photos of The Beatles

Little remains unknown about the Beatles – they’re one of the world’s greatest rock and roll bands and have likely been photographed more times than Bieber and Britney combined.

But now Ringo Starr is unveiling more than 100 never-before-seen images of the Fab Four that he took during their ’60s prime.

The Beatles at Home

Capturing the Beatles’ casual, off-duty moments never felt like work for Henry Grossman.

“We were friends,” says the former photographer for both Life and PEOPLE, now 76. “I almost didn’t know them as performers.”

His new 500-page photo book, Places I Remember, features nearly 1,000 never-before-seen photos taken at the height of the band’s fame, between 1964 and 1968. Why did it take him so long to share?

“I had pictures I didn’t know had never been seen,” says Grossman.

Ravi Shankar, Indian Sitar Star, Dies

Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist and composer whose collaborations with Western musicians – both classical and rock – made him a familiar concert name by the late ’60s and earned him the title “godfather of world music,” died Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.

Shankar’s foundation said in a statement that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week, reports the Associated Press.

Paul McCartney Opens Up About Final Moments with George Harrison

I Want to Hold Your Hand. And they did.

So says Paul McCartney, speaking for the first time of his final moments with fellow Beatle George Harrison, who was succumbing to cancer.

“We held hands,” McCartney, 66, tells Britain’s Uncut magazine. “It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands.”

Prince, Seger, Traffic Crowned in Hall

Prince was king, ZZ was tops, and the English rock-jazz fusion band stopped traffic – all this, and a salute to honorees Bob Seger and George Harrison, among others.

Eight inductees were crowned rock royalty Monday night in the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony.

George Harrison's Doctor Loses Job

The cancer specialist sued by George Harrison’s family for allegedly coercing the dying ex-Beatle to autograph a guitar has been ousted from his job as head of the radiation oncology unit at New York’s Staten Island University Hospital, according to local news reports.

According to court papers, Lederman is accused of forcing a weakened Harrison to autograph the instrument for the doctor’s teenage son and sign autographs for his two daughters two weeks before the ex-Beatle died of cancer.

Doctor Offers to Donate Harrison Guitar

The New York cancer specialist accused of coercing dying ex-Beatle George Harrison into autographing a guitar has had an apparent change of heart.

On Wednesday, after news broke of a lawsuit filed against him by the Harrison estate, Dr. Gilbert Lederman offered to donate the instrument to charity, reports the Associated Press.

Harrisons Sue George's Doc over Guitar

On a sour note, the estate of late Beatle George Harrison filed a $10 million federal lawsuit on Tuesday against one of the last doctors to treat the late rock legend, claiming the physician violated patient confidentiality and misused his relationship by asking Harrison to autograph a guitar on his deathbed.