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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
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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
Laurence Juber says working with McCartney was educational experience

In a new interview, guitarist Laurence Juber describes his time with Paul McCartney and Wings as an educational experience. "He has a certainly eccentric style on acoustic guitar, particularly his way of left-handed picking. I learned a lot about the music business, about music production and about being an artist from him."

Source: Lehigh Valley Live
Monday, March 23, 2015
Paul McCartney and wife Nancy party on International Day of Happiness

The United Nations Foundation and Pharrell Williams teamed up to make this year's International Day of Happiness really special. On Friday, everybody was invited to join a global "Happy Party" online to spread happiness and increase awareness about climate change, and Paul McCartney was happy to join in.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Paul McCartney to perform at benefit in New York this May

Paul McCartney and The Robin Hood Foundation today announced that McCartney and his band will be performing at Robin Hood's annual benefit, to be held May 12 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. No stranger to Robin Hood, after 9/11, McCartney donated his talents to the Concert for New York City.

Source: Broadway World Music
Paul McCartney annouces special concert in Japan

Paul McCartney finally returns to Japan with his "Out There" tour, as he announced today a special one off show at the Nippon Budokan on Tuesday April 28. The special show was originally planned for last year but for reasons beyond his control, Paul was forced to cancel his Japanese tour dates. Ticket presale starts this Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Star into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It was announced today that Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr, who's entering the Hall this year as a solo artist, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on April 18 in Cleveland. Presenters also announced today also include Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Firefly Festival nears first-ever sell-out with help from Paul McCartney

The 2015 edition of the Firefly Festival may sell out months in advance. Organizers say a strong demand for four-day passes to this June's event. featuring Paul McCartney, The Killers, Kings of Leon. means Firefly is nearing the first sell-out in its four year existence. Close to 90,000 fans are expected each day.

Source: WDDE, NPR Delaware
Piers Morgan condems Heather Mills' recent comments

British television personality Piers Morgan has slammed Heather Mills, the ex wife of Paul McCartney, describing her as a "greedy, ghastly, lying fantasist" and condemning the comments she made in a recent interview. Her comments outraged Morgan, who described them as "excruciating," "contemptible" and "deluded."

Related Articles  Source: TVNZ, New Zealand
A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney now on Blu-ray

A MusicCares Tribute to Paul McCartney is a fast-paced 60-minute concert that focuses on the music. There are no verbose testimonials, just Beatle and McCartney music. McCartney performs Magical Mystery Tour and Junior's Farm, other artists include Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Neil Young, Coldplay. Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl.

Source: Audiophile Audition
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
With a little help from your 3D printer: Digital Paul McCartney

Now that Paul McCartney had been scanned in 3D for his innovative "Hope For The Future" music video, his official website asked if they could get hold of the file. From this scan of Paul they were able to turn him into a 3D printable figure. The file is now available to any fan who wishes to try making their own Paul!

Monday, March 16, 2015
Paul McCartney has two top 15 hits for the first time in 45 years

Paul McCartney now has two simultaneous top 15 hits for the first time in 45 years. McCartney's collaboration with Kanye West, "All Day," debuted at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, his collaboration with West and Rihanna, "FourFiveSeconds," is at #5. In 1970, he and The Beatles did it with Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Heather Mills slams Paul McCartney for not being relevant

During an appearance on a talk show in Ireland, it became apparently clear that Heather Mills had nothing positive to say about her ex, Paul McCartney, especially when it came to his relevance in the public eye today. "When I go down the street, I get kids coming up to me, half of them don't even know who [Paul McCartney] is."

Source: The Inquisitr
Fan hopes to get Paul McCartney to sign his tattoo at Liverpool show

27-year-old Luke Owens has launched a social media campaign to grab Paul McCartney's attention in a bid to sign his signature below a tattoo of the Beatles on his back. He will then get the signature permanently tattooed. Luke has more than seven Beatles tattoos and is currently having a sleeve on his arm completed.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, March 13, 2015
Paul McCartney adds second show in Amsterdam

Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets a second Amsterdam concert has been added to Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour. Paul will also perform on Monday June 8 at the ZiggoDome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tickets for the second show are on sale now with only a few left for his concert of June 7.

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Laurence Juber's new album and new book

Laurence Juber's new album, Fingerboard Road encompasses a spectrum from those that have a deep personal resonance to others that are representative of particular styles or musical eras, mostly 1960s and '70s. His heralded coffee table "photo memoir" Guitar With Wings garnered impressive accolades when first released in 2014.

Source: Broadway World
A history of Paul McCartney's amazing post-Beatles guitarists

Among his many talents, Paul McCartney has an uncanny facility for scouting out superb guitarists, including Denny Laine, Henry McCullough, Brian Ray, Laurence Juber and Robbie McIntosh. Of course, when you come of age accompanied by George Harrison and John Lennon, your standards are bound to be high.

Source: Gibson
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Paul McCartney sells out his day at Danish music festival

The Roskilde Festival in Denmark said Wednesday that one-day tickets for Saturday July 4th, the day Paul McCartney will grace the stage, are already sold-out. The tickets disappeared just days after the festival confirmed McCartney would headline. According to festival organizers, ticket sales are brisk all around for 2015.

Source: The Local, Denmark
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Stella McCartney unveils 'fur free fur'

Stella McCartney unveiled a range of "fur free fur" coats during her Paris Fashion Week show. Stella, a life-long vegetarian and pioneer of non-leather shoes and handbags, has until now refused to include even fake fur in her collections, but says now "modern fake fur looks so much like real one can tell it's not the real thing."

Source: The Sun
Paul McCartney pays tribute to Albert Maysles

Paul McCartney has issued a statement remembering acclaimed documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles on his official website. He said, "I was so sad to hear of the death of my friend and work colleague Albert Maysles. Albert, it was a pleasure to know you and thanks from all of us who did simply love you."

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Paul McCartney to reissue super-rare vinyl for Record Day 2015

As the day when Record Store Day 2015 approaches with loads of exclusive releases, April 18th is already circled on the calendars of vinyl collectors everywhere. Today, the complete list of releases has been officially revealed, and includes a reissue of Paul McCartney's rare 1967 The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording.

Source: Consequence of Sound
Paul McCartney explains why he's working with Kanye West

Paul McCartney has opened up about his recent collaborations with Kanye West, saying that Ye and Jay Z turned him on to rap during a joint concert at Barclays in 2012. He said, "Oh it's great, it's hip-hop, it's loud. I hadn't until then got the urban poetry aspect. Like, Bob Dylan is a poet. And so is Jay Z and Kanye."

Source: RTT News
Monday, March 9, 2015
Paul McCartney adds another show after he sells out in London

Following the release of tickets for a string of UK and European shows, Paul McCartney has added a second O2 Arena date to his tour, due to phenomenal demand. The first London O2 Arena date, along with Paul's hometown show at Liverpool Echo Arena, sold out within an hour of going on sale this morning.

Related Articles  Source: Gigwise
Photos: Kanye and McCartney embrace at Stella's show in Paris

They formed an unlikely alliance after collaborating on a new track, and the friendship was still in evidence at Stella McCartney's runway show in Paris on Monday. With a broad smile, characteristically moody rapper Kanye west was clearly delighted after crossing paths with Paul McCartney, who he greeted like an old pal.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Concert Review: Laurence Juber brings guitar craft Lord of the Strings

Laurence Juber gave up a successful career as a studio sessions guitarist to join Paul McCartney's Wings in 1978. Last Saturday, Juber's singular magic performing solo instrumental guitar was showcased throughout a two-hour concert staged in Mission Viejo, CA as part of the Lord Of The Strings concert series.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
Never before seen images may capture Paul McCartney's Beatles resignation

Never-before-seen images of The Beatles in 1968 may show George Harrison carrying Paul McCartney's resignation letter in his shirt pocket. The photographs were taken in 1968 on John Lennon's doorstep by then 19-year-old Michael Herring, who claims it was Paul McCartney's unopened resignation letter.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, March 6, 2015
Paul McCartney announces concert dates in Europe

After three dates in the UK, Paul McCartney brings his Out There tour to Marseille and Paris, France, Amsterdam, Holland, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden. Paul said, "It's been a little while since I've performed in some of these places so we know it's going to be a fun tour."

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Paul McCartney to make cameo appearance with Johnny Depp supergroup

It has been released that Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry's supergroup, called the Hollywood Vampires, will make an album and tour in the fall, including a cameo appearance by none other than Paul McCartney, who will dust off the song he wrote for Badfinger, Come and Get It, for the occasion.

Source: Rolling Stone
Photos: Linda McCartney portfolio

Linda McCartney amassed a major portfolio of photographs of rock musicians from the 1960s to the 1990s. Paul McCartney said, "I can think of no one else whose work was so comprehensive and who captured the essence better than Linda." She met Paul McCartney in London in 1967, they married in March 1969.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
The cowriter of Kayne West and Paul McCartney's Only One

In the last two years, Kirby Lauryen, cowriter of Kanye West and Paul McCartney's new song Only One, has worked with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Rodney Jerkins, and Timbaland. Lauryen also cowrote their song "FourFiveSeconds," which features Rihanna and which debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 the first week of February.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Listen: Paul McCartney releases free unreleased Wings downloads

Today, after a string of Kanye West and Rihanna-focused posts, Paul McCartney took his fans a few decades back to when Wings ruled the charts, and posted three previously unreleased Wings tracks on his official site. Hinting there's still more, he posted "Check back regularly to see what new downloads have been added."

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Kanye West releases another Paul McCartney collaboration

Kanye West has released "All Day", his third collaboration with Paul McCartney this year. West debuted "All Day" last week at the BRIT Awards. It is the fourth track from West in 2015, the first was McCartney collaboration "Only One", the second was with McCartney and Rihanna. Kanye West will release his next album "soon".

Related Articles  Source: Noise 11
Monday, March 2, 2015
Man honored to make Buddy Holly guitar for Paul McCartney

A guitar maker from Canterbury, England, has crafted an instrument for Paul McCartney. The extraordinary commission was given to Alister Atkin, who hand-builds custom acoustic guitars from his own workshop. Based on the Gibson J45 model used by rock legend Buddy Holly, it was presented to Paul during his tour in Texas.

Source: Kent Online, UK
Ringo admits Paul Is Dead rumors were true... not

Last week, websites reported on an "exclusive Ringo Starr interview" in the Hollywood Inquirer in which Starr admits the 1966 Paul Is Dead conspiracy is true, and quotes him as saying, "When Paul died, we all panicked!" However, the Hollywood Inquirer doesn't actually exist, the story was created by a satirical news website.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for more than $231,000 at auction

Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for 150,000 at auction. The three-bedroom, mid-terrace former council house in south Liverpool fetched 50,000 over the guide price, and was snapped up by an anonymous bidder in the UK despite international interest in the sale at the city's Cavern Club.

Source: ITV, UK
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
It's official: Paul McCartney to headline Firefly Music Festival

Forty days after the rumor first surfaced that Paul McCartney would headline Firefly Music Festival, it's finally official: Sir Paul will join Kings of Leon and The Killers as the headliners of the fourth edition of the Firefly, one of the fastest growing festivals in the country. The rest of the 2015 roster was announced last week.

Source: USA Today
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Paul McCartney rules iTunes chart with Rihanna And Kanye West

"FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West with special guest Paul McCartney is currently at No. 6 on the iTunes chart. Further down the iTunes chart, Macca is at No. 89 singing "Only One" with Kanye West. Paul recently performed "FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammys.

Related Articles  Source: The Inquisitr

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