London, England - Beatles fans who have been waiting for years to hear their favorite Beatles tunes on iTunes are just going to have to keep waiting. The record label is holding the tunes hostage.
"That's about the extent of it," claims Sir Paul McCartney. "Me and Ringo and the families of George and John are all in agreement that we want to go digital but they're bloody holding out on it and there isn't a thing we can do. Our music is being held for a king's ransom."
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the record label appeared to agree with Sir Paul that it's time for the Beatles to go digital, but claimed that their hands are tied. "We want this as much as Sir Paul and Sir Ringo, oh wait, I don't think he is a knight, is he? Anyway, we want this, really we do, but for God's sake, look at it from our end. We need to make lots of money, right? I mean, we didn't bloody sign the Beatles just for the pleasure of listening to their music, now did we?"
But McCartney claims that while he is bound by the contract, he disagrees that the record label wants to make this thing happen and reminisces about the good old days when the Beatles had control of their music under their own label, Apple Records. "Too bad we sold Apple to these scoundrels," says McCartney. Think about what could have been-'Apple Records Releases Beatles Songs on Apple iPods.' Instead, it appears in this deal, all the apples appear to have been poisoned.