Beatles Reunion Not Happening, Says Apple

Reports that the surviving members of the Beatles would reunite next month for a special performance of "Yellow Submarine" have been torpedoed by a spokesperson for the band's label, Apple Records.

Speaking from London on Tuesday afternoon, Apple's Geoff Baker told MTV News that any notion that Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr would celebrate the re-release of the "Yellow Submarine" film and soundtrack by staging a one-off show was "complete nonsense."

"Any idea that the Beatles are getting back together to perform any song is ridiculous," Baker said. "It's not been contemplated, it's not been discussed, and I can assure you, it's not going to happen."

Baker said that the recent reunion rumors started when a British tabloid published an article on July 11, suggesting that McCartney, Starr, and Harrison would "come together" as part of a Beatles celebration being held in the band's hometown of Liverpool, England on August 30.

That item was subsequently

picked up by "The New York Post" on July 12, but Baker told MTV that neither publication had contacted him to verify whether the report was true or not.

A re-mastered and expanded version of the "Yellow Submarine" soundtrack, featuring all 15 of the Beatles songs included in the original movie, is due out on September 14. A revamped version of the animated "Yellow Submarine" film, with additional scenes and a re-mixed sound score, will be released on videotape and DVD the following week.