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- Posted on Jun 13th 2011 8:34PM by Benjy Eisen
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"I just shook Sir George Martin's hand and Paul McCartney is here!" Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath (pictured) told Spinner from the red carpet, like a manic fanboy. "The first time I ever heard the Beatles, it was 'Twist and Shout.' And then 'Love Me Do.' It was sort of the same intro to the Beatles that the world got. I was very young, like five or six years old, and I'm like, 'This is great! I can't wait to listen to music my whole life!' But it never got better than the Beatles.'"
It seems he's not alone in that sentiment. While the list of musicians that attended the anniversary celebration includes Slash, T-Pain, Danger Mouse and the Killers, many more have seen the show over the past five years. In fact, it's kind of been the thing to do if you're an artist and you happen to be in Las Vegas with a few hours to yourself.
Of course, the anniversary celebration proved to be more than just a performance -- an after-party at the Mirage pool saw Elijah Wood taking over the DJ booth to spin -- what else? -- Beatles remixes. No word on whether or not they were authorized remixes, but 'Grey Album' mastermind Danger Mouse didn't seem to mind, as he chatted it up with friends by the nearby food buffet.
Five years into it and with other Cirque du Soleil projects now spotlighting the careers of Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, this month the company is proving that, indeed, all they need is LOVE.
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