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Old Sep 10, 2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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Simon Cowell blasts Beatles

Music mogul Simon Cowell wouldn't have signed The Beatles unless they fired drummer Ringo Starr.

10 September 2009

http://entertainment.stv.tv/music/12...lasts-beatles/

Simon Cowell has blasted The Beatles, claiming they would have failed auditions on 'The X Factor'.

The music mogul - who once rejected the Spice Girls, the best-selling girl group of all time - says he would have kicked the iconic band off his British TV talent show unless they fired drummer Ringo Starr.

The 49-year-old star said: "If The Beatles came on the show we would have said, 'We'll take those three - Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison - but probably lose the drummer.'

"With Ringo, I'm afraid, we would have said 'bad news'."
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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"The 49-year-old star"?
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 10:46 AM   #3
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Geesh! Do you think he would have said the same thing if Pete Best were the drummer? Hello, Simon?! Ringo replaced Pete for better drumming!
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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It just goes to show what a self-important, arrogant ignoramus he is. Ringo was perfect for that particular band. Simon is probably one of those people who never could master "Chopsticks" on the piano and now gets to criticize at will.
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Ask me if at all I care what Simon thinks. Din't he think Susan Boyle was a waste of his time at first?
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In other words, "If the Beatles had auditioned for the show, we totally would've taken them, but anyone with half-a-brain realizes that, so I'll say that we wouldn't have just to get some press."
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In other words, "If the Beatles had auditioned for the show, we totally would've taken them, but anyone with half-a-brain realizes that, so I'll say that we wouldn't have just to get some press."
Isn't it kind of odd for a judge of a talent show to be proud of his inability to recognizing talent?
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Lol!

Well, I guess you can change the old adage to "Those who can, do. Those who can't, host reality shows!"

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if ringo was really that bad, the band would of replaced him. simple as that.
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I guess that's Simon for you, petty criticism has always been his launch for eminence. I stop paying attention to him a long time ago.
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He judges a karaoke contest. That hardly qualifies him to make a call like that.
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I think it was the trousers !!

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He judges a karaoke contest. That hardly qualifies him to make a call like that.
Amen to that.
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"Where'd they be without the steady
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...that's what I'd like to know."

Simon needs to listen to Granddad!
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I think the Beatles need to launch a campaign to stamp out Simon!
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He acts like people actually care what he thinks.
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Simon formed a band called Il Devo (or something like that). They suck.
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...well.... hes kinda right, who needs the kings of rock when you can have a half-retarded woman.
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He apparently now says his statement was "just a joke".


"In a statement sent to RadarOnline, Cowell said, “Regarding my comments on the Beatles, it was a joke. I have always said they were the group I have always wished I had signed."

The comment that got him in hot water was in answer to a question by Amanda Holden, a judge on "Britain's Got Talent." She asked him, "If the Beatles came on Britain's 'Got Talent' or 'American Idol,' do you think you would have put them through to bootcamp?"

“We'll take those three – Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, but you'd probably have to lose the drummer. With Ringo around, I'm afraid we would have said 'bad news',” he said.

Actually, the bad news was the fury his remarks caused. They didn't seem to agree with what Simon said.
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