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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Paul McCartney and Harry Styles share similarities in their career

Both Paul McCartney and Harry Styles can claim to have been part of the biggest band in the world. In a new interview, they realized they have more in common. Styles revealed he was feeling like he wasn't able to do what he wanted with One Direction, and McCartney said he felt the same when The Beatles disbanded in 1970.

Source: The Daily Star, UK
Video: Beatles tune parodied in commercial to legalize marijuana

A new viral YouTube video turns a classic Beatles tune into an anthem for legalization. "Yes on 64" takes Paul McCartney's hit song about growing older, "When I'm 64," and turns it into a parody version of Paul getting arrested for marijuana, as he was during the 1970s in Japan, and asks, "will you please free me? Yes on 64."

Source: The Leaf
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tickets still available for Paul McCartney at Desert Trip

The upcoming music festival featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Paul McCartney, dubbed unofficially as "Oldchella, " has been sold out for months. But tons of tickets are also still available on secondary market sites like Vivid Seats and StubHub, sometimes for less than their original purchase price.

Source: Time Magazine
Sacramento declares Meatless Mondays to honor Paul McCartney

The city of Sacramento passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring all Mondays from here on to be meat-free in Sacramento in honor of Paul McCartney, a noted vegetarian who will play the opening night concert at Golden 1 Center on Oct. 4 and 5. Food vendors at the venue will also add meatless chow to their menus for his shows.

Go Meatless!  Source: Sacramento Bee
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Paul McCartney's odd request for Desert Trip concert

Paul McCartney apparently wants to make sure he isn't dwarfed by any fellow rock gods, from the Rolling Stones to The Who, at the upcoming Desert Trip concert, which has also been dubbed "Oldchella." A source close to the show says that Macca requested the stage be raised a whole 6 inches every time he's on it.

Related Articles  Source: New York Post
Internet data reveals most famous Beatle

Data from Google has shown who the most searched for Beatles is in England. The data from Google trends looks at the number of times people have searched for a particular celebrity since September 2011 and the results are illuminating. According to the internet, Paul McCartney is 10% more popular than John Lennon.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, September 16, 2016
Pictures: The McCartneys party after Beatles film London premiere

He may be well into his seventies, but Paul McCartney proved he can still party like the best of them as he left an after-show party for the new Beatles documentary on Thursday night. Paul's fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney was also on hand, as was son James. Paul paid plenty of attention to his fans, giving them high-fives.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, September 15, 2016
How new Beatles film reunited the Fab Four

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are back to where they once belonged, sharing a joke at Abbey Road. Paul McCartney said, "I started to see photos and footage of us all just as mates, that's all we were, just mates and it was great to be reminded of that. We kind of get reunited with John and George again. Which is very special."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul and Ringo haven't seen new documentary yet

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say they haven't yet seen the band's new tour film documentary Eight Days A Week. In a Facebook Q&A, Paul and Ringo said the first time they will watch the movie will be at tonight's London premiere. McCartney said, "We haven't seen it, so we're looking forward to tomorrow night's premiere."

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Video: How Beatles created strange sound of Tomorrow Never Knows Warning: Page opens with sound

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years features fascinating archival footage and some new interviews. In a new clip now available on the internet, Paul and Ringo talk about just how they managed to create sounds that no-one ever heard before, including the tape loops on Tomorrow Never Knows.

Related Articles  Source: Contact Music
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Paul McCartney renews agreement with ASCAP for his songs in the U.S.

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today announced that Paul McCartney has renewed his agreement with the organization for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog in the US. McCartney has been represented by ASCAP for performing rights in the US for multiple decades.

Source: Market Wired
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sold-out Desert Trip to release more tickets

Organizers are releasing more tickets for the Desert Trip concerts at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, on Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16. The concerts feature an appearance by Paul McCartney. The additional passes will go on sale at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at their official website DesertTrip.com.

Related Articles  Source: The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA
How Stella McCartney changed the face of fashion as we know it

Stella McCartney may be the daughter of a world-famous Beatle, but she has undoubtedly carved her own inimitable path in the world of fashion. Having launched her eponymous label in April 2001 under the Gucci Group, the designer not only introduced her infamous tailoring to fashion critics but her committed animal rights support.

Source: Grazia Daily
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Paul McCartney tour shatters Grand Rapids arena sales record

In a show that sold out in minutes, Paul McCartney's Aug. 15 concert at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, shattered sales records to become the highest grossing show in the arena's 20-year history. McCartney's first appearance in Grand Rapids topped the previously highest grossing show by Fleetwood Mac in 2015.

Related Articles  Source: Michigan Live
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
New insights from recent Paul McCartney interviews

Paul McCartney gave three major print media interviews this summer that were generally more interesting than his usual press outings. Macca spoke about why he held off so long performing the Beatles songs A Hard Day's Night and Love Me Do in concert as a solo artist, and talked about possible upcoming film projects.

Source: Something New Blog
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Denny Laine of Wings to perform Band on the Run live

Denny Laine of Wings and Moody Blues fame will headline the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts, on Oct. 9. Laine will appear with a full backing band and perform the Band on the Run album in its entirety. Laine not only contributed playing with Wings, he also co-wrote several tunes, including the hit Mull of Kintyre.

Source: Mass Live
Monday, September 5, 2016
Paul and Ringo say new film jogged their memories about Beatlemania

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recently came together to give a rare joint interview to chat about the upcoming Beatles documentary. They both noted that watching the movie helped jar their recollections of that time period, during which the band was subjected to unprecedented fan hysteria while touring the world.

Related Articles  Source: NCN
Friday, September 2, 2016
City of Sacramento to give away free Paul McCartney tix

The city of Sacramento expects to have 40 free tickets to celebrate the opening of the new Golden 1 Center, 20 for each of the two McCartney shows scheduled to open the new arena Oct. 4 and 5. The coveted passes might be given to lucky community organizations and nonprofits, according to a new City Council ticketing policy.

Related Articles  Source: The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Paul McCartney signed one-off guitar to be raffled

Paul McCartney and Tracey Emin have paired up to design a one off guitar. The acoustic instrument boasts a special design by Tracy Emin on the reverse, with Sir Paul McCartney adding his distinctive signature. Valued at 50,000 the instrument will be raffled off, with each ticket costing a mere 1.

Source: Clash Music
Monday, August 29, 2016

Paul McCartney demo given to Cilla Black sells for $23,560

A long-lost demo disc recorded by Paul McCartney given to Cilla Black has sold for £18,000 (about $23,560) at auction. Black, who died in 2015, had a UK top 10 hit in 1964 with It's for You, written by McCartney and John Lennon. McCartney recorded his own version earlier that year, it was believed to have been lost or destroyed until her nephew found it.

Source: BBC News, UK
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Video: Paul McCartney recalls early songwriting in documentary

Paul McCartney can be seen discussing some of his early songwriting experiences in Get Back, a documentary that has just been released on DVD and digitally. The documentary film features interviews and live performances from bands, club owners and managers including previously unseen footage of Paul McCartney.

Source: Live4ever, UK
Friday, August 19, 2016
Site of Paul McCartney's old school could become housing development

The site of a school in south-east Liverpool once attended by Paul McCartney has been earmarked for a major housing development including 110 houses. The vacant site was formerly home to the Joseph Williams School until its closure in 1997. Paul McCartney attended Joseph Williams School from 1949 to 1953.

Source: Insider Media
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Paul McCartney treats Cleveland crowd to captivating career retrospective

Last nighT at Quicken Loans Arena, Paul McCartney, playing in Cleveland for the first time in more than a decade, quickly enthralled the capacity crowd. "We are going to have a party in this joint tonight," he said. Throughout the concert, McCartney, who also plays the Q tonight, shared stories about his late Beatles bandmates.

Related Articles  More Info: Pictures  Source: Cleveland Scene
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney say the Beatles could have toured again

The Beatles walked away from touring in 1966, but looking back now, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say that decision was never final. "We could maybe have gone out live again," Ringo told Mojo, adding Paul had "tried one time to get us to go out again." "But you didn't listen to me!" McCartney replied in mock outrage.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Business lessons from rock: Playing the hits

Since April of this year Paul McCartney has been knocking out three-hour sets for sellout crowds in arenas and stadiums all over Europe and North America on his latest One on One Tour. What's refreshing about the approach of this 74-year-old entertainer, is his commitment to give audiences what they want.

Source: Business Lessons From Rock
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
How deal with Paul McCartney made Lisa Simpson go veggie

To get Paul McCartney on The Simpsons in 1995, the team behind the animated series had to make Paul a premise-altering promise, that the young Lisa Simpson character would become a vegetarian like the McCartneys and never be considered a meat eater ever again. However, writers are may now be reconsidering the deal.

Source: Huffington Post
Paul McCartney signs deal to return to Capitol Records

Paul McCartney is returning to Capitol Records, signing a new worldwide recording agreement. What's being billed as a "historic deal" will encompass McCartney's entire catalog of master recordings beginning with the 1970 McCartney album. It also marks a return to the label where he started his solo career.

Official Page  Source: Billboard
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Paul McCartney says Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison part of the Beatles now

Paul McCartney says he now considers the widows of George Harrison and John Lennon to be part of The Beatles now and they both help agree every decision about the band. About his relationship with Yoko, McCartney said, "My big awakening was, if John loves this woman, that's gotta be right."

Source: The Mirror, UK
Monday, August 15, 2016
Paul McCartney performing in Grand Rapids tonight

Paul McCartney will take the stage in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the first time Monday evening. The tour sold out in less than 10 minutes when tickets went on sale earlier this year. There are still some tickets available on ticket website StubHub ranging from $150 to $600 depending on where the seats are located.

Related Articles  Source: WOOD TV, Grand Rapids
Video: Street in Cleveland temporarily renamed for Paul McCartney

East 9th Street in Cleveland all the way from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the Quicken Loans Arena has temporarily been renamed "Paul McCartney Boulevard" for the upcoming week. Macca will be in Cleveland next week for two performances at the Q. There are still a limited number of tickets left for Thursday's concert.

Related Articles  Source: WJW TV, Cleveland
Friday, August 12, 2016
Traffic woes make McCartney fans a band on the run

You're in your 60s, but last Sunday you were just as stoked as you were as a teen, because in another hour, Paul McCartney would be transporting you and 50,000 other fans back to a time when you were young and all things were possible... if only you could get through the gridlocked roads into the equally crowded MetLife Stadium parking lot.

Related Articles  Source: NorthJersey.com
McCartney third highest-grossing tour in the world

Paul McCartney is currently the third highest-grossing tour in the world. According to Pollstar, the former Beatle is grossing $3.2 million a night, only behind Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen. McCartney's average ticket price is $130, the most expensive on the list. His tour hits St. Louis' Busch Stadium on Saturday night.

Related Articles  Source: KMOX, St. Louis
Paul McCartney shares touching John Lennon memory

Paul McCartney has recalled an unusually tender encounter with John Lennon a few years after the band split. Remembering their meeting following the break-up, McCartney said, "He hugged me. It was great, because we didn't normally do that...It's irreplaceable, that time, friendship and bonding."

Source: Team Rock
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Paul McCartney considers releasing long-lost Carnival of Light You Heard It Here First

Paul McCartney is considering going back to the Beatles' vaults and unearthing more recording sessions outtakes to see if they are fit for release. Macca is also thinking about revisiting the Beatles' 14-minute experimental work Carnival of Light, which the band only played once in 1967 and has never been heard by the public.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Sir Paul on fans, the Beatles and himself

Paul McCartney played a nearly three-hour, 38-song show on his current "One on One" tour on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. In a phone interview recently with the NY Times, McCartney discussed his philosophy for entertaining an audience and the re-emergence of Beatles songs in his show.

Related Articles  Source: NY Times
Teacher thrilled to be onstage with Paul McCartney during sound check

James Liverani still can't talk about it without getting emotional. On Sunday, at the Paul McCartney concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, he was invited up onstage to play a song with the former Beatle during the pre-show soundcheck. He says he still can't believe it. "There's no words to describe that," he said.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
McCartney-signed guitar to be raffled for charity

The stars came together to personalize the £200 Fender acoustic in aid of this year's Guitars On The Beach, which will be raising money for Cancer Research at the massive guitar festival in Lyme Regis, West Dorset, England on September 3 and 4. But by Paul McCartney adding his signature, the value of the unique guitar has rocketed.

Source: View News, UK

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Stella McCartney buys $1.5M Hamptons beach cottage

Designer Stella McCartney has just bought a $1.5 million beach cottage in Amagansett, a wealthy town in the Hamptons. The bayfront cottage is 1,350 square feet and comes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and open floor plan, but sources say, considering the size of her own family, the home will likely be expanded or torn down altogether.

Source: NY Post
Monday, August 8, 2016
The 7 best moments from Paul McCartney's One on One Tour in New Jersey

Paul McCartney brought his One on One tour to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday night. McCartney weaved back and forth deftly through his catalog, his voice sounding youthful and energetic. McCartney demonstrated his instrumental prowess, played old and new songs, and told stories, including one in a funny Russian accent.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Pictures: Paul McCartney's One On One Tour

Since the Paul McCartney's One On One tour kicked off in Fresno in April, his website has been taking photos and documenting all the cities he's been to along the way, plus some of the thousands of the fans he's played in front of! You can see a selection of these shots in the One On One photo collection now on Paul's official website.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
UK Sport: Why do Nottingham Forest fans sing Mull of Kintyre?

Why do Nottingham Forest fans sing Mull of Kintyre? The Paul McCartney & Wings song, released in late 1977, was then adopted by the Forest faithful during the the season they won the First Division in 1978. Supporters changed the lyrics including words about their travels around the country, and it has stuck ever since.

Source: Nottingham Post, UK
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Paul McCartney releases Pure McCartney VR behind-the-scenes video

Today the Paul McCartney.com website takes a look behind the Pure McCartney VR documentary series and looks at how the teams at Jaunt and Dolby, working with director Tony Kaye and sound engineer Geoff Emerick, put together the documentary series, and how Dolby Atmos played a key role in this unique project.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com

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