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Monday, May 4, 2015
Paul McCartney tickets for June shows averaging above $300 in resale

Paul McCartney embarks on tout through the U.S. this summer, including Philadelphia on June 21, in Virginia on June 23 and in South Carolina on June 25. Prices on the secondary ticket market show that there is a high demand to see McCartney, with an average ticket price of $320.46 over his three June shows.

Source: Forbes
Ringo rehearses with Paul in video from Rock Hall Induction ceremony

Ringo Starr has posted a video featuring some cool backstage and rehearsal highlights from his induction into the Rock Hall of Fame on his official Facebook page and YouTube channel. The footage includes Ringo running through his hit It Don't Come Easy and working out the arrangement of I Wanna Be Your Man with Paul.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Paul McCartney in South Korea for world tour

Paul McCartney arrived in South Korea Friday to hundreds of fans eager to see the rock 'n' roll icon. His flight was delayed by an hour much to the anxiety of his fans who had been waiting hours beforehand. Interestingly, the crowd at the airport was mostly Japanese, many in South Korea just to see McCartney.

Source: Yohap News, South Korea
Paul McCartney's Philadelphia show sells out in minutes

Tickets for Paul McCartney's first Philadelphia show in five years weren't on the market very long. The show, taking place at the Wells Fargo Center on June 21, sold out in minutes after going on sale today at noon. Four-day passes are still available for Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, where McCartney will be headlining on June 19.

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Paul McCartney compares Kanye West to John Lennon

Paul McCartney has stated that working with Kanye West is a lot like working with his late bandmate John Lennon. McCartney spent a lot of time in the studio with the rapper last year, releasing three tracks. "When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We'd ping-pong till we had a song. It was like that."

Source: Huffington Post, UK
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Paul McCartney VIP Concert package being auctioned for charity

Now up for bid is a once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience with Paul McCartney. Two people will attend one of McCartney's upcoming concerts in Europe, as well as to meet Paul backstage and watch his soundcheck before the show. The experience is valued at $75,000, proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Foundation.

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Photos: Paul McCartney at the Budokan

On Tuesday night, Paul McCartney performed a very special concert at the Budokan in Tokyo. He last appeared at the historic venue in 1966 with The Beatles, and during the performance the audience surprised Paul with flashing wristbands, lighting up the room. Tour photographer M.J. Kim was on hand to capture the evening.

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Pressure-filled Red Rose Speedway fractures Paul McCartney and Wings

Paul McCartney and Wings' Red Rose Speedway, released on April 30, 1973, was supposed to be a double album, indicative of a band at the peak of its powers. Instead, not long after, Wings disintegrated, with drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Henry McCullough leaving. It was as shocking as the resulting studio effort was uneven.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney answers Japanese fan's question

This past week, has been getting Out There with Paul in Tokyo, Japan to help with the launch of a new set of sound stickers on the free call and messaging app Line. As part of the launch, Paul took part in a special Line Q&A last Thursday. One his answers is available now on the website.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Paul McCartney adds two US arena shows to 2015 Out There tour

Paul McCartney has revealed two additional arena concerts in the United States, confirming an appearance on June 23 at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, his first concert in Charlottesville, and on June 25 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, the first performance in Columbia in 22 years.

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Paul McCartney plays 1965 track live for first time on tour

Paul McCartney gave his fans in Japan a treat when he played a Beatles track live for the first time, half a century after it was released. Another Girl, which features on the Fab Four's 1965 album Help, was on the set list at his gig at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo. His two-hour set also included Let It Be and Can't Buy Me Love.

Related Articles  Source: ITV, UK
Paul McCartney launches stickers for Line messaging app

Paul McCartney has released exclusive stickers on the free call and messaging app Line, to celebrate Paul getting back "Out There" in Japan. A few weeks ago, Macca recorded a variety of phrases for Line in both English and Japanese, they have been combined with 24 illustrated stickers with a wide range of expressions.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, April 27, 2015
Tokyo cops arrest organized crime boss for scalping McCartney tix

Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of an organized crime boss for scalping tickets for a concert by Paul McCartney last week. The suspect was taken into custody for selling a ticket with a face value of 18,000 yen for the McCartney concert at Tokyo Dome to a male company employee for 80,000 yen.

Related Articles  Source: Tokyo Reporter
Aston Martin restores Paul McCartney's Hey Jude DB6

Paul McCartney's Aston Martin DB6 has been restored at Aston Martin's the automaker's restoration shop. It originally had a tape recorder installed in its dashboard, so Macca could record ideas for songs as they came to him, as he reportedly did for Hey Jude one day as he was going to visit John Lennon's son, Julian.

Source: Bold Ride
Friday, April 24, 2015
Paul McCartney to play Philly for the first time in five years

Paul McCartney is following up his Firefly Music Festival headlining appearance on Friday, June 19 in Dover, Delaware, with a huge Philadelphia show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, June 21. Live Nation made the announcement at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Tickets will hit the market on Friday, May 1 at noon.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Paul McCartney tops list of musical millionaires

Paul McCartney has not had a UK number one single in decades but that has not stopped him being the richest man in music. Macca is said to have amassed a personal fortune of 730 million (more than $1 billion), 20 million up from last year, well ahead of his nearest rival Andrew Lloyd Webber, estimated to be worth 650 million.

Source: ITV, UK
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Joan Jett on jamming with Paul McCartney at Rock Hall

Joan Jett had a huge Saturday night being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, moments after stepping offstage, a still-emotional Jett reflected on the night. I remember getting Paul's [McCartney] album and listening to it in my bedroom, and then all of a sudden I'm onstage with him. And it's very surreal."

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Why every fan should visit Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road

Liverpool is known all over the world as the birthplace of The Beatles. The National Trust operates tours inside Mendips, Lennon's home, and 20 Forthlin Road, Paul McCartney's home, other tours can only see them from the street. The homes are remarkably preserved, the folks who lived in the houses after hardly changed much.

Source: Jaunted
Monday, April 20, 2015
Paul McCartney says hi from Japan

Paul McCartney and his band will be playing in Japan this coming week as part of his "Out There" tour. Macca filmed a new video at rehearsals for the tour, and posted it for his fans on his official website. Starting tomorrow, Paul plays the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, and Tokyo at the Tokyo Dome and next Tuesday at Budokan.

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Pictures: Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell mobbed by fans in Japan

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy were mobbed by a sea of fans as they arrived at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan, on Monday. The warm reception is a stark contrast to when he arrived in Japan on January 16, 1980. Touring the world with his band Wings, he was caught with 8oz of marijuana and arrested by officials.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Ringo nailed it: Paul McCartney inducts Starr into Rock Hall of Fame

When it came to handing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence out to Ringo Starr, there was certainly no one more appropriate for the task than Paul McCartney. He bestowed ample praise upon his old mate, along with the award. You can now read his entire speech on the internet.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
The Fabricated Four: Were the Beatles real?

One of the more persistent myths in rock lore contends that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was secretly replaced. But, what if the Beatles never really existed at all? This is the claim made by the authors of "The Beatles Never Existed." There are several competing (and sometimes contrasting) theories and a bounty of "evidence."

Source: Black Bag
Friday, April 17, 2015
Beatles piano sells for almost $100,000 at auction

The East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build Program raised $98,888 on Friday by auctioning off a hand painted piano signed by Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Originally purchased for $100, it was restored, custom painted with a Beatles theme, and then trucked around to their gigs for the Beatles autographs.

Source: Nola Defender
Paul and Linda McCartney's love story in the form of song

On April 17, 1998, Paul McCartney's first wife, Linda McCartney, lost her battle with breast cancer at the young age of 56. Luckily, Paul and Linda's love for each other will permanently be on display through photographs taken of the two together over the years. Their love will also live on in immortality through Paul's music.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Interview: Dave Grohl on vinyl and Record Store Day

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is this year's ambassador to Record Store Day, which will see 400 new and limited-edition releases go on sale, including the re-release of Paul McCartney's soundtrack album "The Family Way." Grohl said, "I have albums from the last 40 years of my life. I still have the first record I ever bought."

Source: USA Today
Paul McCartney launches new avatar on Line Play game

Last May Paul launched an account on the game Line Play, a smartphone community that allows players to create their own unique avatars and personalize their chat rooms. To celebrate Paul getting back Out There in Japan this month, a brand new set of official Paul McCartney Gacha personal game items are now available to collect.

Fisheries say Paul McCartney misleading public on seal hunt

As Paul McCartney calls again for an end to Canada's East Coast commercial seal hunt, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said on Tuesday, "We continue to tell the truth about sealing, and the effects of seal populations on our marine ecosystems, to combat misleading attacks on the hunt from radical animal rights activists."

Related Articles  Source: The Guardian, Canada
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Paul McCartney again urges Canada to stop seal hunt

Paul McCartney is calling again for an end to Canada's East Coast commercial hunt, roiling supporters who say it's a humane source of cash for struggling outports. McCartney appeals for a stop to what he calls a "senseless slaughter" in a statement released Tuesday.

Related Articles  Source: Metro News, Canada
Monday, April 13, 2015
Photos: First view from inside Paul and Heather's doomed wedding

New photos have emerged of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills' 2002 wedding, but after tying the knot, Paul's daughters looked decidedly glum The pair were said to have been less than overjoyed at their father's partner. The pictures and other memorabilia are to be auctioned for charity next month.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, April 10, 2015
Blu-ray Review: A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney

Now available on blu-ray, A MusiCare Tribute to Paul McCartney captures a fun night for both the honoree and the performers allowed to play his tunes. McCartney gets a chance to remind fans why he's important and why he's not a complete nostalgia act. He's still got songs inside him that people will hum for the rest of the century.

Source: Inside Pulse
Ten little-known facts about Paul McCartney

Few lives have been as thoroughly documented as the life of Paul McCartney. Scores of biographies have been written, many filled with the minutest details about the former Beatle. Still, the website managed to uncover a handful of less-well-known tidbits about Sir Paul's remarkable life.

Source: Gibson
Paul McCartney quits the Beatles 45 years ago today

An Associated Press story published on April 10, 1970, said, "Paul McCartney announced today that he's split from the Beatles but said he may be back. Paul ... blamed the break on 'personal differences, business differences, musical differences, but most all because I have a better time with my family.' "

Source: Poynter
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Paul McCartney set for VE Day concert in London

Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Rod Stewart will headline a special concert celebrating the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, aka VE Day. The special concert will be 1940s-themed and it will commemorate the end of the Second World War in 1945. It will be held at London's Horse Guards Parade on May 9.

Source: Artist Direct
Monday, April 6, 2015
Video: Over 500 celebrities answer: Lennon or McCartney?

A new documentary poses the question, who was the better Beatle, John Lennon or Paul McCartney, to over 500 celebs, including some of the biggest actors and musicians in the world. They were asked to answer in one word, most could, although a few felt it necessary to qualify their answer. Some couldn't chose. Can you?

Source: Channel 24
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Paul McCartney's wife shocked by Kanye collaboration

Paul McCartney has revealed his wife Nancy Shevell isn't a fan of his latest track with Kanye West because of his excessive use of offensive language, which she was unaware was still used. He said, "I think he mentions the N-word about 40 times. It really shocked Nancy because she'd been to school with a lot of black kids."

Source: Sunday World, Dublin
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
How signed piano made its Beatles connections

On Thursday, a piano signed by both surviving Beatles goes up for auction online, to raise money for veterans and their families. But without a little help from some friends in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the piano might not have survived the long and winding road between Ringo Starr's and Paul McCartney's separate tour stops.

Source: Tuscaloosa News, AL
Monday, March 30, 2015
Paul McCartney to release new single with Ed Sheeran and Jamie Oliver

Paul McCartney latest new musical collaborators are Ed Sheeran and Jamie Oliver. McCartney is believed to have recorded the bass line and backing vocals for the new track, which is being released to promote Food Revolution Day, aimed at educating children about food. TV chef Jamie co-wrote song with Ed, to be released in May.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, March 27, 2015
Stella McCartney reveals challenges of being animal-friendly

Stella McCartney, as a brand, is animal-friendly, and doesn't use leather or fur in its fashions. She said, "We are the most ethical and loving company in the fashion industry. We always have this conversation about our non-leathers. I always have to apologize to my designers and creative team for the limitations [this creates]."

Source: Bustle
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Paul McCartney to be featured on cover of next Q Magazine

Ahead of the "Out There" tour resuming next month, Paul McCartney spoke to British music magazine Q about his recent collaborations with Kanye West and Lady Gaga. His official website now has an exclusive look at the cover photographed by Alex Lake. The May issue of Q hits the newsstands in the UK on March 31.

Paul McCartney's two-line postcard from Mull of Kintyre sells for 1,000

A rare postcard sent by Paul McCartney has been sold for almost 1,000 (about $1,400) at auction. The message read, "With love from the 'four Macs'. Now on tour in Scotland." McCartney sent it from his Kintyre farmhouse to his housekeeper Rose. Auction organizers had valued it at between 250 and 350 ($520).

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Paul McCartney to headline Lollapalooza in July

Paul McCartney announced this morning that he will headline this year's Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in Chicago. The appearance, set to take place on Friday July 31, will mark Paul's first visit to the festival. Lollapalooza 3-day general admission passes sold out yesterday within an hour of going on sale.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Legendary 1990 Live at Knebworth concert gets Blu-ray release

This month, one of the world's most notable British rock concert events celebrates its 25th anniversary with its long-awaited Blu-ray release. Live at Knebworth includes performances from icons like Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Elton John. The new Blu-ray features improved audio and video quality.

Source: The Examiner

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