Will a digital Beatles 'reunite' at the Hollywood Bowl?

We love stories like these, especially when they come from tabloids. Here's the latest wacky one: according to the Daily Star, The Beatles will be 'reuniting' at the Hollywood Bowl for a concert scheduled next 27 August.

How is this possible, you ask? Good question. As the Star reports, the two surviving ex-Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, 68, and Ringo Starr, 70, will perform with digital images of the late John Lennon and George Harrison, plus supplemental live musicians, for the next-best-thing to a full Beatles concert since 1966.

The Beatles performed at the famed Hollywood Bowl twice during their career, once in 1964 and again in 1965.

Allegedly, the concert - and again, we're extremely dubious - will benefit world peace and breast cancer charities. So far, there has been no confirmation about the event from McCartney, Starr or Apple Records. (In other words, don't book your travel plans just yet.)

Were the show to take place, this wouldn't be the first time that musicians have performed with a deceased bandmate: members of Elvis Presley's stage band, the TCB Band, led by guitarist James Burton, have been touring with an onscreen image of The King for several years. Check out the video below - which makes us really hope this story is one to be relegated to the rumor file, and quickly.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.