LONDON — Paul McCartney is set to tie the knot at the venue where he first married more than 40 years ago.
Officials said Friday that the former Beatle and fiancee Nancy Shevell have posted a notice of intention to marry at London’s Marylebone Town Hall.
Westminster Council, which oversees the venue, said the notice was posted Wednesday, meaning the couple could marry anytime after September 30. They have a year to hold the ceremony.
The document lists the musician under his full name, James Paul McCartney, and describes him as a “business executive.” It gives the couple’s address as McCartney’s London home.
Alison Cathcart, Westminster Council’s superintendent registrar, said she would be officiating and was “delighted that Paul and Nancy have chosen Marylebone Town Hall for their special day.”
“Lots of couples get married here because of the venue’s reputation as a rock ‘n’ roll place to tie the knot and this ceremony will certainly continue that legacy,” she said.
Party crasher: Journey guitarist broke up marriage
RICHMOND, Va. — Celebrity White House gate crasher Tareq Salahi filed for divorce Friday, claiming his wife was flaunting her affair with the lead guitarist for the rock band Journey.
Tareq Salahi filed paperwork in Warren County saying his wife, Michaele Salahi, abandoned the marriage when she left their Virginia home Tuesday to be with Neal Schon in Tennessee. He also accused Schon of emailing him a picture of a penis, though he doesn’t elaborate as to why.
“Over the objections of me, she continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused … me to suffer great harm, humiliation, and embarrassment,” he said in the divorce petition.
Schon did not return an email. A representative for the group did not return a call seeking comment. Neither Tareq Salahi nor his attorney returned messages seeking comment.
Tareq reported his wife missing the day she reportedly ran off with Schon. He told police he feared she had been kidnapped, but authorities who talked to her said she told them she was “where she wanted to be.”
Phish show raises more than $1.2M for Vt. recovery
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — Phish’s benefit concert raised more than $1.2 million for the Vermont victims of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
The Burlington-bred jam band, which formed in the early 1980s, offered to play the benefit after the Aug. 28 storm wrecked hundreds of roads, bridges and homes across Vermont and temporarily cut off entire towns.
The sold-out concert before about 12,000 fans on Wednesday at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds in Essex Junction was the band’s first Vermont show since 2004.
Phish said on its website that all the proceeds from benefit concert will be directed to The WaterWheel Foundation and the Vermont Community Foundation to help in the state’s flood recovery.