Lily Allen plans a return to music

British singer Lily Allen is planning a return to music for the first time in four years and on the way she also returned to her maiden name.

Allen, who announced her return by tweeting “I’m coming back, bitches” has changed her Twitter handle from Cooper to Allen.

A year ago 28-year-old Allen changed her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper and now she says the new album will be released under her maiden name.

Allen made an appearance on Pink’s single True Love but her own last single was “Who’d Have Known” released in 2009.

Allen retired from music in September 2010 not long after he second studio album “It’s Not Me, It’s You” which won both praise and commercial success.

Her retirement was post a performance at Wembley Stadium.

She has ventured into a clothing store Lucy in Disguise and a Sony-backed label, In The Name Of as well as married Sam Cooper and gave birth to daughters Ethel Mary and Marnie Rose since retiring.

The new single may be released next March or April with the album to follow. Allen made a live performance in February at Paris Fashion Week during Etam’s Girls Only! Lingerie Show.


Paul McCartney wins back rights to Beatles songs

Let It Be – and so it shall be as Sir Paul McCartney has won back the rights to the Beatles songs he lost to Michael Jackson over 30 years ago.

McCartney lost the publishing rights to the quartet’s songs when Jackson outbid him to buy them for a reported £31 million pounds and was disappointed again when they were not left to him in Jackson’s will when the singer died in 2009.

The duo were friends and even teamed up for songs like “The Girl Is Mine” and “Say, Say, Say” before the King of Pop’s move turned caused the relationship to sour.

McCartney, who has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will regain the songs and be able to claim the titles and earn royalties and licensing money in another five years under the US Copyright Act.

Under the Act songs written before 1978 become the property of the songwriter after 56 years. This means McCartney will regain most of the songs by 2026.

McCartney, who recently married for the third time, following an ugly divorce from Heather Mills, is already worth a reported £680 million.

Back in 2005, Sony paid Jackson £62 million pounds for 50 per cent of the rights to the back catalogue.

It is not known how much the catalogue is worth these days.