20 Feb 2010

Lloyd Webber considers Abbey Road bid

3:40 pm on 20 February 2010

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has expressed interest in buying the Abbey Road recording studios following reports its future is under threat.

A spokesperson says Lord Lloyd-Webber is "very interested" in buying the studios in London if should EMI puts them up for sale.

"He thinks it is vital that the studios are saved for the future of the music industry in the UK," he continued.

The BBC reports most of Lloyd Webber's musicals were recorded at Abbey Road.

They include the classic Jesus Christ Superstar and Love Never Dies, his upcoming sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

The spokesperson says Abbey Road "has great facilities, with three major recording studios".

Lloyd Webber, 61, is one of several celebrities to have expressed concern over Abbey Road, which is famed for its association with the Beatles and many other artists.

Sir Paul McCartney and DJ Chris Evans are amongst those to have called for the studios to be preserved.