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Friday, October 20, 2017
Paul McCartney and his band support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Warning: Page opens with sound

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual global campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Paul and his band have been wearing pink wristbands on stage at the sold-out performances of his One-On-One tour, helping to convey an important public health message to his audiences.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Stella McCartney is weaving a new way forward

Stella McCartney has never used leather, skins, fur, or feathers in her products. Her latest venture is a collaboration with Bolt Threads, who have created a product called Microsilk, which is bioengineered to mimic the chemistry and strength of real silk created by spiders in nature, without harming insects or using petroleum.

Source: Fast Company
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Record Store Day 2017 includes special Paul McCartney vinyl

Annual Record Store Day has revealed this year's exhaustive list of vinyl exclusives set for release on Black Friday 2017, Nov. 24. Among this year's releases includes a pair of 7-inch singles from Paul McCartney. One is on red vinyl, the other green, both feature the new version of his classic "Wonderful Christmastime" featuring the Roots.

Source: News
Friday, October 13, 2017
Air Studios wins two-year legal battle over next-door basement build

Hampstead's world-famous Air Studios is celebrating today after a planning application to build a basement swimming pool next door was withdrawn. Founded by Sir George Martin, and having welcomed recording artists from Paul McCartney to U2, Air Studios is one of just two London studios that can accommodate a full symphony orchestra.

Source: PSN Europe
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Paul McCartney death rumors begin on this day in 1969

On Oct 12, 1969, disc jockey Russ Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit, MI, took a call from a listener who tells him that when the song "Strawberry Fields Forever" is played backwards, a voice says, "Turn me on, dead man." And it's a sign that Paul McCartney is dead. One week later, WKNR devoted a two-hour show to the mystery.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Paul McCartney to take part in 60th anniversary Grammy special

The 60th Annual Grammys will be held on January 28, 2018, and in honor of the milestone, CBS is airing a retrospective TV special about the award show. The two-hour program, which will air November 24, will include appearances from Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Sting, among others.

Source: WFJA 105.5 FM
Paul McCartney pens letter to urge for proper care for mistreated dogs

Paul McCartney has joined forces with PETA to petition to the parent company of The Pet Blood Bank's distributor, Patterson Veterinary Supply, to provide proper care for some 150 greyhounds living in squalor in dirt-floored pens. Yesterday, McCartney penned a letter appealing for better treatment of the animals.

Source: Billboard
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Video: Paul McCartney Pirates Of The Caribbean behind the scenes clip

Footage has emerged of Paul McCartney singing behind the scenes on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean, while Johnny Depp completely fangirls over him. McCartney made a cameo in Dead Men Tale No Tales, and in the clip he serenades the crew with Maggie Mae, which features on the Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be.

Source: Radio X, UK
Iconic Marylebone Town Hall now open for bookings

The diary is now open for bookings at one of London's most recognisable civil wedding venues, The Old Marylebone Town Hall, a celebrity favorite for weddings including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Reopening in January 2018, the Town Hall will offer intimate ceremonies for four people to larger weddings for up to 100 guests.

Source: London Loves Business
Friday, October 6, 2017
Paul McCartney 8-LP Archive Collection reissues announced

MPL/Capitol/UMe will reissue the first eight titles in Paul McCartney's Grammy-winning Archive Collection on Nov. 17 as single CD digipaks and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats, as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All of the vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork.

Official Page  Source: Best Classic Bands
Liam Gallager's awkward encounter with Paul Mccartney

In a new interview, frontman Liam Gallagher recalled a meeting with McCartney, where he couldn't tell if Paul McCartney was offering him a drink or a pizza. Gallagher asked Paul, Do you like margaritas? But Paul answered he doesn't "eat at this time of night," possibly thinking Liam meant a Neopolitan pizza, known as a margherita.

Source: Diffuser
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Paul McCartney reveals pre-show ritual learned from a rock 'n' roll hero

In response to a question on his website, "How do you look after your voice," Paul McCartney has revealed that he has a pre-show ritual that he learned in part from one of his rock 'n' roll heroes, Little Richard when "we were kids in Hamburg." He holds his head over a steaming bowl of water, but admits he doesn't know if it works.

Source: WJBD FM, Salem, IL
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Billy Joel joins Paul McCartney onstage on Long Island

For the second-to-last show of Paul McCartney's eight-night "residency" in the New York metropolitan area last night, the star was joined onstage by native son Billy Joel for two Beatles favorites. Joel came onstage midway through McCartney's eight-song encore to join the band for Get Back and Birthday.

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Photos: Paul McCartney fans tailgating in Syracuse

Some fans arrived for Paul McCartney's concert at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse at 2pm, six hours before the show, far earlier than the 90 minutes suggested by Syracuse Police. They were seeking shade and super excited to be here for McCartney's show. Fans were joined by 17 tractor trailers that carry all the supplies for the show.

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Beatles' hairdresser reveals what is was like working with the fab four

It was an ordinary Saturday in October 1966 and Leslie Cavendish had just finished styling Jane Asher's hair at his salon in London. She asked whether Leslie was free later that day to do a house visit "as my boyfriend needs a haircut". Her boyfriend was of course McCartney. Leslie was McCartney's hairdresser for nearly a decade.

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, September 22, 2017
Paul McCartney fans travel hundreds of miles to attend Syracuse concert

James Migliore's first ever concert was The Beatles on Aug. 17, 1965. He's driving about three hours to Syracuse from Buffalo to see Paul McCartney. Other fans are driving or flying hundreds of miles to see McCartney on Saturday. Luis Lopez of California will make one of the longest trips of any fan to see McCartney.

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Paul McCartney wears his own concert t-shirt out on the town in NYC

After wrapping up another show at Barclays Center, McCartney relocated to the East Village of Manhattan to make a surprise appearance at actor Alan Cumming's club and sing some karaoke songs with Emma Stone, Cumming and others while partying the night away in a shirt that said "I Saw Paul McCartney In Brooklyn."

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NY Attorney General looking into exorbitant Paul McCartney tix prices

The NY Attorney General office is still conducting an investigation prompted by complaints of "exorbitant" ticket prices for this Saturday's Paul McCartney show at the Carrier Dome. The investigation began more than four months ago, but the AG's office would not release any details about whether anything has been uncovered so far.

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Listen: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots' Wonderful Christmastime

Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots kick off the holiday season with a giddy remake of the former Beatle's 1980 track, "Wonderful Christmastime." The a cappella instrumental, with some seasonal bells thrown in, will appear on Holidays Rule, Vol. 2, a new compilation out October 13 on Capitol Records.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Lucky man to sing with Paul McCartney after winning charity contest

British Columbia fan Gregg Anderson was stunned on Sunday to discover that he'd been selected to attend McCartney's show at the Barclays Center in New York tonight, as well as meet Macca for an informal chat and, incredibly, join him onstage for a performance of Get Back, thanks to online fundraising platform Omaze.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Video: Paul McCartney sings Happy Birthday to Jimmy Fallon

Paul McCartney took some time out of his One-on-One tour concert performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on Tuesday night to call out Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and wish him a happy birthday, and then, of course, sing the Beatles song "Birthday" to Fallon, who was in the audience losing his freakin' mind the whole time.

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Band on the Run: The LP that saved McCartney

As late as the summer of 1973, Paul McCartney was still trying to find his musical footing in a post-Beatles world. Each of his four solo albums, including two with his band Wings, had featured superb moments, but none matched the high standard set by his work with the Fab Four. His fifth album, Band on the Run, changed all that.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Beatles fan has waited for Paul McCartney to play in Syracuse since 1993

Chip Dutch of Syracuse met Paul McCartney in 1993 at a rehearsal and taping of "Saturday Night Live." Later that year, McCartney scheduled a tour date at the Carrier Dome, but then canceled the show to get ready for a Fox TV-televised concert. Dutch has tickets to see McCartney on Saturday at the Carrier Dome, 24 years later.

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Video: Bruce Springsteen joins Paul McCartney on stage in New York City

Paul McCartney got a little help from his friend to close out his first full concert at Madison Square Garden in a dozen years. The legendary musician brought his pal Bruce Springsteen onstage Friday to perform the early Beatles hit "I Saw Her Standing There," not once, but twice, during his encore. Steven Van Zandt also joined in.

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Fan gets thrill on stage with Paul McCartney in New Jersey

Sarah Lindenbaum was in the eighth row this week for Paul McCartney's concert in Newark, holding a bright yellow sign reading, "Ballroom Dance For A Vegetarian Librarian?" in hopes it would catch McCartney's eye. The sign got his attention. He asked her to come on stage for some playful banter, an awkward solo ballroom dance, and then a hug.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ringo Starr supports Brexit, but don't tell Bob Geldof

The Beatles drummer appeared on BBC's Newsnight yesterday to encourage the powers that be to "get on with it". "The people voted," he said, but he explained, not all rockstars feel the same way as him, adding, "Don't tell Bob Geldof." Paul McCartney has stated he was against Brexit, neither voted as they were out of the country at the time.

Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Paul McCartney unleashes Maccamania live in New Jersey

At 75, Paul McCartney refuses to coast, his enthusiasm and vigor and humor are slightly terrifying to behold. Last night in Newark, New Jersey, he held nothing back. He played nearly three hours, from the opening guitar crash of "A Hard Day's Night" to the piano ripples of "The End." The audience wasn't holding back either.

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Philadelphia art dealer brings Beatles artwork together at exhibit

Philadelphia art dealer Neal Glaser first worked with Ringo Starr, exhibiting his work around the country and at shows with his All-Starr Band. He also is the distributor of fine art lithographs signed by Paul McCartney, the proceeds of which go to charities. His latest exhibit brings together the art of Paul, Ringo and George Harrison.

Source: Connecticut Post
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Photos: Paul McCartney dedicates N.J. concert to 9/11 victims

Monday night at Prudential Center felt particularly momentous; it was Sept. 11, a day that affected and still connects all Americans in remembrance. "We are going to dedicate this show to the people involved in what happened 16 years ago," Paul McCartney said at the outset, to a swell of cheers from the sold-out crowd.

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The Beatles: What really inspired Eleanor Rigby?

It was at a church fete in 1957 that John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met. Just yards away lay the grave of Eleanor Rigby, who died in 1939. Nine years later, McCartney would pen the lyrics for what became one of the band's most celebrated songs. But McCartney himself has denied that gravesite was the inspiration behind the song.

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Monday, September 11, 2017
Paul McCartney Gettin' Back on the road with One-On-One tour

Paul McCartney launches a new U.S. leg of his ongoing One on One Tour with a two-night stand in Newark, New Jersey, taking place tonight and tomorrow at the Prudential Center. Paul will play at venues in the New York City area during the trek, along with Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Syracuse University catches McCartney Madness

Paul McCartney is coming to Syracuse in less than 20 days. A few students from the Setnor School of Music have taken the excitement to the next level, organizing McCartney Madness, a student-run festival for student bands and artists in the hours before the actual concert, celebrating Paul McCartney and celebrating the musical talent on campus.

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Stella McCartney now designing lingerie

Stella McCartney has revealed her "personal obsession" has always been lingerie. Stella has secured a license with ISA Spa, to create underwear and swimwear collections in keeping with Stella's eponymous brand's ethics. She hopes her customers will also enjoy wearing her garments, which will leave them feeling "confident and comfortable".

Source: Sunday World, UK
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Paul McCartney has dinner in Asbury Park, NJ

Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell had dinner Sunday at the landmark Jimmy's Italian Restaurant in Asbury Park. He ate a vegetarian meal. "He said tell the chef that everything was excellent," said waitress Bernadette Kozlowski. "Everybody was fine, nobody was running up to him," said the restaurant's manager Maureen Beaver.

Monday, September 4, 2017
Stella McCartney on her father's style

Growing up as pop royalty, the male dressers who shaped Stella McCartney's childhood were a little more colourful than those of your average girl in the 1970s and '80s. Not many people can say their dad's wardrobe inspired a generation of rebellious male mod dressers in the 1960s, or reminisce about visits from Michael Jackson.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Paul McCartney reveals his favorite photo

On his official website, a fan asked Paul McCartney, "Of all of the photographs that you have taken, which is your favorite?" Paul replied, "It's probably the one of Linda on the cover of 'Wide Prairie'. It's a really nice picture of her wearing the Fair Isle sweater." Wide Prairie was the posthumous Linda McCartney album, compiled and produced by Paul.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The (probably true) legend that links Bristol and The Beatles

It is a common misconception that one of the Beatles' greatest hits, Eleanor Rigby, was named after a real woman, but the name, or at least half of it actually comes from a shop in Bristol, England, Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers, which Paul noted to his then girlfriend Jane Asher when they passed by the shop.

Source: The Bristol Post, UK
Monday, August 28, 2017
Violin signed by Paul McCartney on the auction block Warning: Page opens with sound

First violinist for New York City Ballet for nearly 40 years, Paul Peabody is auctioning off one of his special violins to help several charities in India about which he is passionate. Signed by his collaborators over the years, Paul McCartney's autograph is on the neck. It's also signed by Celine Dion, Wynton Marsalis, Sting and Natalie Cole.

Source: The Journal News, NY
Queensland Macca fans warned to stay away from ticket resale site

The Queensland, Australia, Attorney-General is warning fans to think twice before using ticket resale website Viagogo. Consumers complained after buying tickets for big concerts like Paul McCartney. Concerned consumers said their tickets have been provided with incorrect names, were fake tickets, or were never sent at all.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, August 25, 2017

Band on the Run
How Paul McCartney made one of his best albums in Lagos

In 1971, Paul McCartney formed the band known as The Wings. For its third album, Paul had an idea to record the album in an exotic location. McCartney asked EMI to give him a list of studios around the world. EMI had studios in Bombay and Rio de Janeiro, but Paul decided to head to Lagos in Nigeria for the group's next recording.

Source: Pulse, Nigeria
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Paul McCartney's Aston Martin being displayed at classic car show

With its unique 64 Mac number plate, the Aston Martin DB5 once owned by Paul McCartney will be part of the line up of vintage, classic and modern supercars at The Concorde Classics Car Show on Sept. 3 in Eastleigh, England. McCartney bought it after filming A Hard Day's Night, and includes a record player in the dashboard.

Source: Southern Daily Echo, UK
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Paul McCartney offering fans the chance to sing with him for charity

Paul McCartney will give away a VIP experience giving one winning bidder and a guest the opportunity to sing his classic song "Get Back" with him in front of a small audience during soundcheck before his Sept. 21 concert at Barclays Center in New York City, part of a new charity initiative launched at the Omaze fundraising platform.

Source: WFJA 105.5 FM

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