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Latest news as of 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.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
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.

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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.

Related Articles  Source: Syracuse.com
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.

Related Articles  Source: NY Daily News
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.

Related Articles  Source: WGLT FM, Illinois State University
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.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
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.

Related Articles  Source: NJ.com
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.

Related Articles  Source: BBC News, UK
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.

Related Articles  Source: Rock 107, Scranton
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.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Orange, Syracuse

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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.

Source: App.com
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.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
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
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Paul McCartney to write column for new magazine

Paul McCartney is set to pen a "Last Word" feature for Good Taste magazine, which has been created and edited by former Liverpool Echo entertainment writer Jade Wright. The magazine aims to cover Merseyside's hospitality sector and will go to print for the first time next month. McCartney will write about his cause, Meat Free Monday.

Source: Hold The Front Page, UK
Classic Interview: Paul McCartney on his favorite basses and influences

I met Paul McCartney for this interview in November 1994 at his studio in East Sussex, for research for a book, and McCartney could not have been more generous, entertaining, and candid in the few hours we spent together. I started by asking about my favourite period of his bass work with the Beatles, during the making of Sgt. Pepper.

Source: Music Radar
Monday, August 21, 2017
Bid to bring iconic Strawberry Recording Studios back to life

The famous studio where The Stone Roses and 10CC recorded is to be brought back to life, with the public's help. Strawberry Recording Studios in Stockport, England, closed in 1993 but is to be restored for two days only by a group of music enthusiasts. Other artists who recorded there include Paul McCartney.

Source: ITV, UK
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ringo Starr talks new LP, future deluxe Beatles albums

In a new interview, Ringo Starr talks about working on his new upcoming LP, working with his friends including Paul McCartney, and his involvement with the remastering of Sgt. Pepper. Asked about releasing deluxe editions of the other Beatles albums, Ringo said, "I hope they do the White Album and Abbey Road."

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul vs. Faul: Who's the real Dop-Paul-Ganger?

If you were caught up in the 50th anniversary frenzy of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, you neglected to also observe the 50th-anniversary of the great Beatle hoax you've known for all these years. It was the first major dumping of Paul is Dead clues following his car crash of November 1966 and his subsequent replacement by a body double.

Source: Tuscon Weekly
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Paul McCartney We All Stand Together
Paul McCartney gives thumbs-up to charity record

Paul McCartney has given the green light for an album to feature a choir version of his 1984 hit, We All Stand Together. Sung by 10 Choirs with Purpose, a selection of singers including Britain's Got Talent finalists, the Missing People Choir, and the NHS Choir, it will also be released as a Christmas single, with proceeds going to the choirs' charities.

Source: RTE, Ireland
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Ryan Tedder: Working with Paul McCartney was my favorite week

OneRepublic star Ryan Tedder says getting to share a studio with Beatles legend Paul McCartney is the highlight of his life so far. He said, "I'm really excited about the Paul McCartney stuff...it's probably my favourite session ever. I'd go as far as saying my favourite week in my life was working with Paul McCartney."

Source: The List, UK
Friday, August 4, 2017
Stella McCartney talks about her career

Fashion designer Stella McCartney says she was told she wouldn't have a successful accessories line, but was adamant she was going to prove the naysayers wrong. She said, "I take it as a good challenge. If you can find that aesthetic in design and construct [the bags] in a way that's mindful, responsible and conscious, then magic happens."

Source: Fashion.ie, Ireland
Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Paul McCartney plays drums on upcoming Foo Fighters LP

Foo Fighters has recruited Paul McCartney to play drums on one track from their upcoming ninth LP, Concrete and Gold. In a new interview, Dave Grohl called the Beatle "the most wonderful guy in the world." However, Grohl clarified that McCartney isn't the surprise "pop star" guest Foo Fighters have been teasing for over a month.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Longtime Ringo Starr engineer talks new album

Bruce Sugar, Ringo Starr's longtime recording engineer, is very enthusiastic about Ringo's forthcoming album, Give More Love, which will be released Sept. 15. "We're real happy with it. Everyone who's heard it can't wait till it's put out there in the universe." Sugar also said the songs that McCartney played on were challenging.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Paul McCartney answers questions ahead of New Zealand visit

On his website today, Paul McCartney answers, some from fans, including how did they keep in key at those concerts where they couldn't hear anything, would he ever write a musical, what is his warm up routine before going on stage, and after all these years, how does he keep his creative juices flowing?

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Is Paul McCartney top secret guest vocalist on next Foo Fighters album?

Back in June, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed the band's newest project, Concrete and Gold, during an interview on BBC Radio 1. Grohl made it clear this album will be full of surprises, he said, "the biggest pop star in the world" lends a hand on one of the tracks. Among the possible stars this could be is Paul McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: Baeble Music
Monday, July 31, 2017
Paul McCartney explains why he's written a song about Donald Trump

Paul McCartney has written a song about Donald Trump on his new album. Macca was speaking to students at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) when he made the announcement. While McCartney, 75, didn't imply whether the song was in favour of the US President or not, he did say that he felt he HAD to write it.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Concert Review: McCartney on Tour: Still worth it? Oh, yeah!

Say what you will about Paul McCartney's mostly unchanging show and his occasionally faltering voice, it's still a wonder of nature watching him onstage, thoroughly pleasing an audience for nearly three hours with pop music's most stellar songbooke. I had the usual big smile on my face, as did every other concertgoer I saw.

Related Articles  Source: Beatlefan Magazine
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Listen: Ringo Starr's new song with Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr celebrates goofing off on the tour bus in his new all-starr track "We're on the Road Again," featuring Paul McCartney, the Eagles' Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and the song's co-writer, Toto's Steve Lukather. Lukather's snarling guitar riff and McCartney's surprisingly punk-styled bass guitar anchor the arena-rock track.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Paul McCartney delivers Beatles history lesson in Tinley Park

Paul McCartney arrived in a Beatles mood Tuesday at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park. McCartney devoted a majority of his wide-ranging 165-minute concert to music he created with the Fab Four, taking on the role of informed historian, a decision that sat well with the sold-out crowd.

Related Articles  Source: Chicago Tribune
Video: Two fans get engaged on stage with Paul McCartney in Omaha

An Iowa man got help from a Beatle in telling his girlfriend "I want to hold your hand." During Sunday's Paul McCartney concert in Omaha, McCartney's crew brought the couple up after McCartney apparently spotted their signs asking if Locke could pop the question on stage. "We just go nuts," said Jared Locke.

Related Articles  Source: World-Herald, Omaha
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Production manager talks about setting the stage for McCartney magic

Paul McCartney's live concerts feature state of the art multimedia technology, including impressive pyrotechnics. Mark Spring, Paul McCartney's production manager, said it's interesting to help build the McCartney show for Chicago-area fans. "Putting on a stadium show outdoors is fun. And it's the right thing to do here," he said.

Related Articles  Source: Northwest Indiana Times
Monday, July 24, 2017
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
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

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