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Try on Stella McCartney's Amagansett cottage for the summer 

Fashion designer Stella McCartney is opting to rent out her house in the Hamptons this summer. Stella and her husband Alasdhair Willis have chosen to list their recently purchased Amagansett cottage for $30,000 a month. McCartney and Willis also own a townhouse in London as well as a summer estate in the English countryside.

Source: Observer
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Fans span generations as McCartney makes his Kansas debut

Paul McCartney made his long awaited debut in Kansas Wednesday night, setting a box office record at Wichita's Intrust Arena and thrilling legions of fans. McCartney's charming personality and onstage showmanship, along with the songs spanning the generations, kept the crowd cheering and singing.

Related Articles  Source: The Hutchinson News, Kansas
Paul McCartney posts meme mocking the Westboro Baptist Church

Paul McCartney was greeted on Wednesday night by members of the Westboro Baptist Church holding protest signs. After the show, McCartney posted a doctored image of some of the protestors on Twitter, changing the signs to Beatles lyrics including "We can work it out" and "All you need is love."

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Paul McCartney treats local group to VIP treatment in Wichita

Thousands of Paul McCartney fans braved the heat for up to two hours before the Intrust Bank Arena opened it's doors, but one local group received the VIP treatment from Paul. Employees at Wichita's Envision, who are blind or visually impaired, entered to win tickets by writing an essay about how music inspires them.

Related Articles  Source: KAKE TV, Wichita
Number of first class degrees soar at McCartney university

The proportion of degrees given the highest award by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), the performing arts college co-founded by Paul McCartney, has more than doubled in the last five years, rising by 22.3 percentage points between 2010 and 2016, with more than a third earning the top honor last year.

Source: ITV, UK
On this day: Paul McCartney recorded his Snova v SSSR album

"Snova v SSSR" is the seventh solo album by Paul McCartney, exclusively created and released in the Soviet Union. The title is Russian for "Back in the U.S.S.R," the name of the famous 1968 Beatles song. Usually called the "Russian album," Paul McCartney recorded the album on July 20 to 21, 1987 and it was released on Oct. 31, 1988.

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
This Friday is declared as Paul McCartney Day in Des Moines

Paul McCartney is performing in Des Moines on Friday, as part of his "One on One" summer tour. So it's only fitting that July 21, 2017, is declared "Paul McCartney Day" there. Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald tweeted a photo of the proclamation at the Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday morning.

Related Articles  Source: Des Moines Register
Paul McCartney thrills packed Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd

At Monday night's packed Paul McCartney concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Paul ran through 60 years of material at maximum volume and sincerity as thousands of concertgoers sang along. The concert felt like years of studying for the biggest karaoke test ever. It was impossible not to giddily sing with the band.

Related Articles  Source: The Oklahoman
Man arrested for threatening to blow up Oklahoma City McCartney concert You Heard It Here First

A 55-year-old man was arrested Monday night outside the Paul McCartney concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena when an employee at the box office told security officers he said he would blow up The Peake if he couldn't get into McCartney's show. The man apparently had bought tickets to the music legend's show from a scalper.

Related Articles  Source: KOCO TV 5, Oklahoma City
New video game Easter egg features Paul McCartney song

Players of the new Destiny 2 video game beta with a keen sense of hearing and a willingness to go a bit off the beaten path will find an Easter egg in the Tower hangar. While exploring it, players will notice that the jukebox is glitching and looping "Hope For the Future", the Paul McCarthney song that plays during the original credits.

Source: Game Rant
Stella McCartney shoots new Fall campaign at garbage dump

Fashion designer Stella McCartney took over a Scottish landfill dump to shoot models in her latest creations for her Fall 2017 campaign. McCartney wanted to explore the idea of waste and the lifecycle of clothes, and recruited photographer Harley Weir and artist Urs Fischer to capture her models on location.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Wichita streets temporarily renamed in honor of McCartney concert Warning: Page opens with sound

In honor of the record-breaking Paul McCartney concert at Intrust Bank Arena this Wednesday, July 19, the city has approved the temporary renaming of Waterman Street at the intersection of St. Francis to Penny Lane and English Street at the intersection of St. Francis to Abbey Road. They will remain in effect through the concert.

Related Articles  Source: KSN TV, Wichtia
Paul McCartney delights fans of all ages in Bossier

Saturday at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Paul McCartney performed for almost three hours straight to a sold out crowd of all ages. McCartney delivered everything I could have imagined and way more. Of course a former member of The Beatles saw several known hits trotted out, but Paul reminded everyone of his prolific career.

Related Articles  Source: Bossier Press-Tribune, New Orleans
Paul McCartney: How I approach live shows

Recently, Paul McCartney kicked off his latest let of U.S. "One on One" Tour. Even though he is also playing large stadiums, McCartney also likes some more intimate venues. He told Rolling Stone, "When I do the show, I feel like I'm kind of talking to someone like me in the audience. So I'm relating to the people."

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Monday, July 17, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Blu-Ray out October 3

Disney announced on Friday that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on Digital HD September 19 and Blu-Ray on October 3. Blu-Ray extras will include a feature called Wings Over the Caribbean, in which Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Paul McCartney, who appeared in the movie as Uncle Jack.

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Paul McCartney brings One On One Tour to Georgia

Paul McCartney brought his One on One Tour to Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA on Thursday night for a sold-out crowd. While most bands play about 20 songs, McCartney, who turned 75 last month, and his band played for nearly three hours running through 39 hits, highlights included the pyrotechnics during Live and Let Die.

Related Articles  Source: The Chattanoogan
Friday, July 14, 2017
Paul McCartney produces robust musical memories in Duluth

At the Infinite Energy Arena Thursday in Duluth last night, Paul McCartney frequently chatted with the crowd, about the chord progression that jumpstarted "You Won't See Me," giving The Rolling Stones their first No. 1 hit with "I Wanna Be Your Man," and wanting to provide hope during the civil rights movement with "Blackbird."

Related Articles  Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Stella McCartney furious after Beckhams share picture of her daughter

Fashion designer Stella McCartney is said to be "furious" after David Beckham shared a picture of her daughter on social media at Harper Beckham's Buckingham Palace birthday party, and the picture went viral. Stella likes to keep her children out of the public eye and makes a point of not posting pictures of them online.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Photos: Lucky woman gets kiss from Paul McCartney at concert

Lakeland veterinarian Kecia Howell and her son Noah Horowitz were called up on stage to sing with Paul McCartney at his show in Tampa on Monday. Howell was called from the audience on stage because of the handmade Sgt. Pepper's jacket she was wearing, they sang Get Back with Paul, and then Kecia got a kiss.

Related Articles  Source: The Ledger, Lakeland
July 13, 1985: Live Aid rocks the planet

Live Aid was a 16-hour show simultaneously staged at London's Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, and broadcast around the world to 1.5 billion viewers. Superstars that performed among the 50-plus acts were Elton John, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Review: Paul McCartney delights sold-out crowd in Tampa

During Paul McCartney's long-awaited Tampa return Monday night, he addressed his 2005 concert where he fell down a hole in the stage, briefly causing alarm. I'm lucky to be here," McCartney said. The crowd surely felt the same way, as McCartney delivered a nearly three-hour, 40-song set of solo, Wings and Beatles songs with nary a stumble.

Related Articles  Source: Herald-Tribune, Sarasota
World's greatest songwriter has world's worst grammar Warning: Page opens with sound

Everyone on the planet knows that Paul McCartney is the greatest songwriter of all time, but what has been swept under the carpet during his six-decade billion-dollar career is that he has absolutely terrible grammar. In fact, many of McCartney's biggest hits are plagued by basic grammatical errors and non-sequiturs.

Source:, Australia
Monday, July 10, 2017
Paul McCartney spans 60 years of music at tour opener in Miami

Paul McCartney began the latest leg of his One on One tour with a lengthy show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami Friday night. The set list contained his earliest recorded song and some of his most recent ones, ranging from "In Spite of All the Danger" to "My Valentine" and "Save Us" and "Queenie Eye" from his "New" album.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Paul McCartney talks One on One Tour, pre-stage rituals and Rap as poetry

75-year-old Paul McCartney has the endurance of a man half his age. "I've been doing it for a long time, so my body's used to this," he says with a laugh. This week, McCartney launches a new North American leg of his One on One tour, which he kicked off last year. "It charges your battery. It just turns you up to 11," he said.

Source: Rolling Stone
Stella McCartney brings rebellion chic to Wimbledon

If the All England Lawn Tennis Club is well known for its strict rules and regulations, fashion designer Stella McCartney says she's hoping to bring a "bit of rebellion" to the courts at Wimbledon this July. The British designer has fashioned a new collection for this year's championships for some of the sport's leading players.

Source: Click on Detroit
July 6, 1957: The day John Lennon and Paul McCartney met

The gig may not have seemed auspicious for 16-year-old John Lennon. His skiffle group the Quarrymen were playing at the Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete. In the audience was Paul McCartney, who had just turned 15. Despite the raw and loose performance Lennon and his mates gave, Paul was duly impressed.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Paul McCartney says he regrets that Beatles split up

Paul McCartney has admitted he still harbors regrets about how The Beatles split up. In a new interview he said, "The way The Beatles broke up was a bit untidy, a bit ugly. We were such a great little band, it would've been nice to just continue on, but the business side really crept in and got a bit sticky. I regret that."

Source: Inquisitr
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Paul McCartney adds two more Australian shows, but still not Adelaide

Paul McCartney has added two more shows to his Australian tour, in both Sydney and Melbourne. However despite vocal protests from Adelaide fans, tour logistics mean it makes more financial sense to add those second shows rather than the entire production moving to South Australia. Tickets for all the shows go on sale today.

Official Page  Related Articles  Source:, Australia
Monday, July 3, 2017
Transcript: Paul McCartney live interview for Aussie fans Warning: Page opens with sound

In an exciting first for Paul, the Australia and New Zealand dates for his One On Tour were announced during a Facebook Live Q&A only broadcast to Paul's Australia/New Zealand fans. He answers questions from fans including what other modern artists do you like, working with Kanye, and how much Liverpool influenced the Beatles.

Paul McCartney reveals he is always sober on stage now

Paul McCartney says he stopped drinking alcohol before performing because he kept forgetting the words to his songs. Macca would enjoy wine and beer during his days with the Beatles and on the road with Wings in the 1970s. Now the 75-year-old enjoys a glass of wine only after he has finished his sell-out shows.

Source: The Expres, UK
Paul McCartney says he often can't believe his luck he was in The Beatles

In an interview on Sunday, Paul McCartney revealed he often can't believe his luck he was a part of the Beatles phenomenon. He said, "I do sometimes think, Wait a minute! I was one of The Beatles! Can you believe that? Normally it's just something I take for granted, but sometimes I look at it and think, Bloody hell, it's amazing."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, June 30, 2017
Paul McCartney and Sony settle Beatles copyright suit

Paul McCartney and Sony have apparently settled the lawsuit he filed back in January to reclaim the copyright to some of his earliest songs with the Beatles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McCartney and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have settled out of court. Details of the confidential settlement are unknown.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Fan selling Paul McCartney tickets for $4000 says he's just making a point

A fan in Wellington who says he's fed up with ticket resales at inflated prices has listed a brazen bid to cash in on Paul McCartney tickets, putting his $150 tickets online for $4000. The online ticket side removed it, not because of the exorbitant markup, but because the seller does not actually have the tickets in his possession.

Related Articles  Source: Stuff, New Zealand
Photo: Paul McCartney spotted sitting alone on a train out of London

Paul McCartney was spotted sitting alone on a train out of London, without a bodyguard or entourage in sight. McCartney boarded the Kings Cross to Hastings, East Sussex, train on his own and took up a seat in first class. One fan said he didn't want photos but he was very polite and happy to chat, talking about a new album he has coming out.

Source: The London Economic
Paul McCartney says Rolling Stones should stick to their hits

Throughout their respective 60-year careers, they have maintained a staunch chart rivalry. Now, Paul McCartney appears to have taken something of a pop at his frontman nemesis, Mick Jagger, claiming bands like The Rolling Stones should concentrate on belting out more of their hits rather than obscure new music.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Paul McCartney adds concert date in Mexico

Paul McCartney's official website announced today that he has added a stop to his One On Tour in Mexico City on October 28. Paul said, "Mexico holds so many special memories for me. We've had some brilliant nights there and I'm looking forward to making more great memories on this tour." Tickets go on sale Friday.

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McCartney fans warned about unofficial ticket resellers

Unofficial ticket resale facilities in Australia are gaming the system, causing problems, according to the local concert promoter. A little-known allocation was opened up to members of Paul McCartney's fanclub today. Being simple to sign up for, scalpers of course jumped on it, listing the tickets on web sites at ridiculous markups.

Related Articles  Source: Tone Deaf
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Gwinnett, Georgia officially names road near stadium for Paul McCartney

The new name of a street near the Infinite Energy Center in Atlanta shows how excited officials are with the fact Paul McCartney is coming to the county next month. The local Board of Commissioners is expected to issue a proclamation at its 2 p.m. meeting Tuesday to name a new road at the center Paul McCartney Boulevard.

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Monday, June 26, 2017
Would you pay $2,000 for a Paul McCartney VIP ticket? Warning: Page opens with sound

How much would you pay to see your favourite artist? Frontier Touring is asking a whopping $2,000 for a front row seat at Paul McCartney's concert in Perth on December 2. The package also includes an invitation to his sound check, priority entry, pre-show hospitality, a "limited-edition numbered" lithograph and commemorative ticket.

Related Articles  Source: The West Australian
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Stella McCartney proud of her Beatle dad's song

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has chosen her dad Paul McCartney's song Blackbird as one of her records for Desert Island Discs. She said she found it "incredible how contemporary the song feels" and was "proud" of Paul for writing it. She also praised the late David Bowie, choosing his song Starman as one of her tracks.

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Paul sets record straight on why he cancelled Australia gig 15 years ago

Paul McCartney cancelled his 2002 Melbourne shows, following the infamous Bali bombings. At the time, in an official statement, he claimed the country needed time to recover. In a new interview, he has now confirmed this. "[We were] all ready to go, then there was the news of the bomb in Bali. We thought we can't show up all cheery."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
The controversial review that bugged Paul McCartney Aussie fans Warning: Page opens with sound

Twenty-four years ago, The West Australian's then arts editor, Ron Banks, was criticised on an international scale for a scathing review of a Paul McCartney concert. The public backlash prompted Banks to defend himself days after the Perth concert with another piece in the newspaper with the headline "Perils of a pressured critic".

Source: The West Australian

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