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Friday, July 22, 2016
Video: Local pipe band joins Paul McCartney on stage in Hamilton, Ontario

During his first ever show at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Thursday night, Paul McCartney brought the local pipe band the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on stage with him last night to back him up on the Wings classic Mull of Kintyre. Vancouver is the only other city on the tour where Paul has played the track.

Related Articles  Source: CBC News
Paul McCartney takes Hershey on a Magical Mystery Tour

On Tuesday night at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA, Paul McCartney had the crowd of 30,000 feeling both entertained and inspired, and he seemed to do it all with great ease. For Sir Paul, it was just a day at the office. When you watch him perform, you are keenly aware that you are listening to a Bach or Beethoven of our times.

Related Articles  Source: The 570
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Paul McCartney named the UK's most successful albums act of all time

Paul McCartney, who has recorded 22 number one albums and over a career that spans six decades, and has sold 700 million albums across the globe, has been awarded the Official Chart Record Breaker Award, which recognizes him as the UK's most successful albums act of all time. McCartney said, "It feels unbelievable."

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Ringo Starr wants to perform with Paul McCartney again

Ringo Starr would be thrilled to perform with fellow former Beatle Paul McCartney again. "I would tour with Paul McCartney tomorrow!" Starr told Closer Weekly. "I'm doing my own tours right now so we'd have to work it out." Starr and McCartney are a long way from their Beatles days, the drummer recently turned 76.

Source: Fox News
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Long-lost Beatles demo discovered by Cilla Black's family

A long-lost Beatles demo disc sent to Cilla Black has been rediscovered 52 years later. Black had a UK Top 10 hit with the Lennon-McCartney penned It's for You in 1964 which was produced by George Martin at Abbey Road, but Paul McCartney had earlier that year recorded his own version on a 7 inch Dick James demo disc.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Photos: Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and Ron Howard at LOVE anniversary

On July 14, 2016, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and many more celebrities came together in Las Vegas for the 10th anniversary of The Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil. This is the fourth time that Paul and Ringo have publicly attended the show together, the first time was when the show opened in 2006.

Source: Daytrippin'
Monday, July 18, 2016
Video: Bob Weir and Gronk join Paul McCartney on stage in Boston

On Friday and Saturday night, Dead and Company performed in front of a sold-out crowd in Boston. On Sunday, Paul McCartney's tour swooped into town. Thankfully, Bob Weir was still in town and, for the first time ever, the Grateful Dead guitarist and McCartney shared the stage together during the encore portion of Macca's show.

Source: Rolling Stone
Concert Review: Paul McCartney hits a home run in concert at Fenway Park

No one present at Fenway Park in Boston on Sunday night left with any doubts that Paul McCartney is assuredly rock 'n' roll royalty. McCartney's "One on One" tour delighted the sellout crowd of about 40,000 fans without a break, around 2 hours, 42 minutes of constant music, spanning 40 songs from every era of his career.

Source: Providence Journal
Friday, July 15, 2016
Paul, Ringo and friends celebrate revamped LOVE show in Vegas

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell and Yoko Ono were among the all-star guests at Thursday's 10th-anniversary celebration for the Beatles' LOVE show in Las Vegas. "I can see this going on for another century or something," said Yoko with a smile. "The Beatles' music is growing, which is really nice."

Source: Rolling Stone
McCartney boosts love at Philadelphia concert

A New Jersey couple will never forget the Paul McCartney concert at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. After seeing their signs, McCartney invited them on stage so the man could propose to his girl. McCartney advised the young man "to get on one knee boy" and then hugged the couple after the proposal.

Related Articles  Source: Huffington Post
Giles Martin says he's open to Paul and Ringo collaboration

At the 10th anniversary of the Cirque Du Soleil LOVE show in Las Vegas, Giles Martin said he would consider working with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr if they decided to reunite but "it wouldn't be The Beatles". He told the Press Association, "I think the reason you ask that is because would it be like The Beatles? And no, it wouldn't be."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney letter to Prince sells for $14,822 at auction

A two-page, handwritten letter from Paul McCartney to Prince has sold for nearly $15,000 at Boston's RR Auction. The note, which begins "Dear Princely person," reveals the former Beatle asking for a donation to help establish the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, which McCartney co-founded in 1996.

Source: Rolling Stone
Did Ringo Starr want Paul McCartney to Back Off Boogaloo?

Back Off Boogaloo was Ringo Starr's follow up to his 1971 hit It Don't Come Easy. Many critics and music commenters think the track was a targeted attack on Paul McCartney, based on Ringo's public criticism of Paul's solo albums. But Ringo has repeatedly stated it has nothing to do with Paul and is simply is a fun song.

Source: Starts At 60
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Paul McCartney releases new Mull of Kintyre VR Documentary

On its release in 1977, Mull of Kintyre became somewhat of a phenomenon, selling over two million copies and taking the much desired number one position at Christmas. In a new VR documentary, with sound engineering by Geoff Emerick, Paul tells how he fell in love with Scotland all over again through Linda's eyes.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Philladelphia police snap photo with Paul McCartney

Seven Philadelphia police officers found themselves in the midst of rock royalty following Paul McCartney's sold-out Citizens Bank Park performance Tuesday, with the former Beatle stopping to pose for photos with the group post-show. The officers in the photo had worked security and traffic control for McCartney's concert.

Related Articles  Source: Philadelphia Inquirier
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Paul McCartney makes more fans happy in Cincinnati

Paul McCartney took over US Bank Arena in Cincinnati July 10 as the One On One tour continued its swing through the States. A fan reported, "Something that absolutely blew me away was when he started singing In Spite of All the Danger, one of the first songs he ever did. It was really really powerful to me."

Related Articles  Source: AXS
Monday, July 11, 2016
Ringo Starr to hold first South Korean concert in November

Ringo Starr will hold his first concert in South Korea later this year in November as part of the fall world tour of the Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band. Starr's trip to South Korea is expected to draw the attention of local Beatles fans as it comes after fellow-Beatle Paul McCartney performed in South Korea in May last year.

Source: KBS, South Korea
Thursday, July 7, 2016
A look back at Paul McCartney's five Milwaukee concerts

Paul McCartney, who is headlining a sold-out Marcus Amphitheater tomorrow, was just in Milwaukee three years ago, and he's only performed in the city five times across five decades. As a Beatle he played only one Wisconsin concert, lasting just 30 minutes, in 1964. A year shy of three decades later, McCartney finally returned.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Paul McCartney posts throwback photo of Ringo Starr on his birthday

Paul McCartney has posted a "throwback" photo of fellow Beatle Ringo Starr to mark his birthday. Starr turns 76 today, with McCartney's Twitter account posting a photo of the pair together at AIR Studios in the Caribbean island of Montserrat. It is thought that the picture was taken during the recording of Tug of War in 1981.

Source: NME, UK
I woke up on the train and Paul McCartney was there

Two weeks ago, I was on a train coming back from London. I slept for the first part of the journey and, when I woke up, Paul McCartney was sitting on the other side of the aisle. I decided not to ask Paul for his autograph. Instead, I would be cool, and tweet to all my friends that I was on a train with Paul McCartney.

Source: New Statesman
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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James Bay wants Paul McCartney collaboration

James Bay has revealed his ultimate collaboration would his hero Sir Paul McCartney. Bay says he couldn't turn down the chance to work with the Beatles legend and sees it as more of a possibility after he did the song "FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West and Rihanna, but admits he hasn't got "the guts" and is too shy to ask him.

Source: The List, UK
Is this one of the earliest photographs of Paul and Mike McCartney?

Is this one of the earliest known pictures of a very young Paul McCartney, with his even younger brother Mike? It was taken at Oglet Shore, near Speke, possibly in the late 1940s, and a Liverpool Echo reader is convinced it's the McCartney boys. Mike McCartney told the Echo, "I couldn't say it is definitely us, but it might well be!"

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, July 1, 2016
Pictures: Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell in Naples

Paul McCartney was spotted departing from a yacht trip in the southern coastal city of Naples with his wife Nancy Shevell by his side on Thursday. Wearing sunglasses and carrying a patterned grey blazer, he looked effortlessly cool as he made his way down the jetty after disembarking from his yacht.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney remembers Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore

On his official web site today, Paul McCartney called original guitarist Scotty Moore, who died earlier this week, one of the great gods of the guitar. "When we were growing up in Liverpool the sound of Scotty's guitar on early Elvis records was nothing short of miraculous. It sounded to us like nothing we'd ever heard before."

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ruth and Angie McCartney launch their own wine label

Paul McCartney's stepsister, Ruth, and stepmother, Angie, have joined with Clear Creek Vineyards to create Mrs. Angie McCartney's Wines, which pairs high tea with wine. It comes in five different flavors, including Strawberry Fields, and retails for about $22 a bottle, ten percent goes toward the Linda McCartney Centre in Liverpool.

Source: Houston Business Journal
Where Macca goes for pizza

The Hamptons on New York's Long Island has long been the favorite get-away destination for celebrities. Astro Pizza in Amagansett has been one of Paul McCartney's go-to stops for a slice for over fifteen years. He's been spotted here since Astro was at its first location in town a few doors away. (We assume the pizza is vegan.)

Source: The East Hampton Patch
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Paul McCartney hired Star Trek creator in 1970 to make Wings sci-fi film

After the break-up of The Beatles in 1970, Paul forged ahead as frontman of Wings. An avid fan of Star Trek, Macca decided to hire its creator Gene Roddenberry to write a science-fiction epic that would feature Wings in an intergalactic battle of the bands, but busy with a possible Trek reboot, Roddenberry never got to complete it.

Source: Contact Music
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Paul McCartney was so confused on Brexit that he couldn't vote

Paul McCartney has said he couldn't get to the polls to vote on whether to remain or leave the European Union because of his ongoing tour, but he said that even if he had been in town, he likely wouldn't have voted anyway. "I think like a lot of people, I was very confused," McCartney said Monday from a tour stop in Denmark.

Source: Washington Post
Monday, June 27, 2016
Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday recipe: Delicious vegan samosa

Since 1975 Paul McCartney has avoided eating meat as a vegetarian, and now credits his vegan diet to his healthy lifestyle. Paul teamed up with his daughters Stella and Mary to launch Meat Free Monday, and this is a recipe from their book, "The Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year."

Source: Foods 4 Beatter Health
Making the case why McCartney should continue touring

There's been an ongoing discussion among Paul McCartney fans in recent months about the wisdom of Macca continuing his "never-ending" tour, and how his voice is holding up. This is a reasoned look at both sides of the issue from a recent exchange Beatlefan publisher Bill King had with some other McCartney fans.

Source: Something New Blog
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
James McCartney to share tunes from new album tonight in Chicago

James McCartney is entertaining fans on his current tour with a blend of eclectic tunes from "The Blackberry Train," his latest release. McCartney will perform once again in the Chicago area tonight. He said, "I love performing live, and it's great fun. It can be nerve-wracking sometimes, mostly because I get so pumped up for it."

Source: Northwest Indiana Times
Monday, June 20, 2016
Paul McCartney among artists petitioning for digital copyright reform

Paul McCartney is among over 160 artists and record labels calling for digital copyright reform by way of petition. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) came into being in 1998, long before streaming services dominated the industry. Artists and industry figures are saying YouTube provides a "safe harbor" for infringement.

Source: NME, UK
Vegan diet keeps Paul McCartney young, fit and healthy at age 74

Paul McCartney recently turned 74, and looks as young and healthy as ever, thanks to an active lifestyle and a vegan diet. McCartney could easily pass for a decade younger, and credits his longtime vegan diet for his boundless energy. "When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that's why I can't eat it," Paul said.

Source: Celebrity Health & Fitness
Friday, June 17, 2016
Paul McCartney at 74: A career spanning the Beatles to Kanye West

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney may not look his age, but he is 74 years old tomorrow, June 18. His career as one of the world's most famous singer-songwriters has spanned six decades, has seen him evolve through a range of musical styles, and had artists all over the world and various genres aching to work with him.

Source: International Business Times, UK
Flashback 1989: Paul McCartney tired of being known as the Cute Beatle

"I'm comfortable with people still seeing me as The Beatle," said Paul McCartney in a 1989 interview. "It's like, once Greta Garbo, always Greta Garbo. You want to be alone, you're still Greta Garbo. But I'm not comfortable with being The Cute Beatle. I've never really thought I was cute, though I guess some people think so."

Source: NY Daily News
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Stella McCartney has dressed dad Paul, and now has menswear designs

Designer Stella McCartney, whose creations have already been seen on the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna on the red carpet, is making her first foray into menswear. She as created menswear for the likes of her Beatles dad Paul McCartney, this marks the first time the eco-friendly designer will be debuting a men's collection.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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James McCartney to perform in Fort Wayne next week

Next week almost looks like a mini Beatles family reunion as Paul's son James McCartney takes to the stage for a performance in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Thursday night at 8 p.m., just two days after Ringo Starr's first appearance in Fort Wayne at Foellinger Theatre. James is touring the country to promote his second album called "The Blackberry Train."

Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Paul McCartney dons rainbow flag for Orlando tribute

Paul McCartney showed his support and solidarity for the 49 men and women who were shot and killed at gay nightclub Pulse on Sunday during his concert on Tuesday night in Berlin. McCartney walked out on stage for his encore carrying a huge rainbow flag. Holding it up for his fans to see, McCartney shouted, "We stand together with Orlando!"

Related Articles  Source: London Evening Standard
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Paul McCartney delights Berlin fans with open-air concert

Paul McCartney attracted a sell-out crowd for his one-off performance on Tuesday night, drawing fans stretching to the very edges of the historic Waldbühne amphitheatre. A simple "Guten Abend Berlin" from McCartney was greeted a huge cheer, and he launched into classics including Hard Day's Night and Can't Buy Me Love.

Related Articles  Source: Famagusta Gazette
Paul McCartney recalls discovering the meaning of life with Bob Dylan

In an episode of McCartney's new virtual reality documentary, he remembers when he discovered the meaning of life with Bob Dylan in his hotel room one night, and that he wrote it down. The next day, he found the words "there are seven levels" written on a piece of paper. McCartney said, "I think that was our first pot experience."

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Paul McCartney leads tributes to Henry McCullough

Paul McCartney has paid a glowing tribute to his late Wings bandmate Henry McCullough. "The solo he played on My Love was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. Our deepest sympathies from my family to his," he said. McCullough also played lead guitar on Wings' James Bond theme, Live And Let Die.

Source: AOL, UK
Friday, June 10, 2016
Review: Pure Paul McCartney is rich celebration of shared memories

Paul McCartney's collection of his post-Beatles work, compiled by Sir Paul himself, features all the well-loved songs of the past five decades. McCartney has always been refreshingly adventurous. His talent shone brightest immediately after The Beatles split up in 1970, but there are some relatively recent pearls, too.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK

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