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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
McCartney signed guitar to top auction

A new electric guitar autographed by Paul McCartney tops the offerings at this year's benefit auction at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bethel, CT. The ivory Fender Squier guitar wasn't played by McCartney, but it's similar to those he played when he was a member of The Beatles. The opening bid is $1,685.

Source: News Times, Danbury, CT
Paul McCartney to boycott Russia

Paul McCartney has secretly met up with Pussy Riot, amid speculation he could become the biggest-name star to snub Russia. He held a summit with the controversial protest group in Los Angeles two weeks ago as they thanked him for his support during their prison ordeal.

Source: The Irish Mirror
Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends including John Lennon and Paul McCartney will be closing in June after 47 years, although production will continue outside the U.S. One former factory worker called it "the end of an iconic American brand."

Source: Albany Times Union
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
United Supermarkets in Texas will not sell Paul McCartney tickets

The United Supermarket "family" in Texas will not be Select-A-Seat outlets when tickets for Paul McCartney's June 14 concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. A United Supermarkets rep said, "We have not had great success at these big events due to limited availability, and it seems it makes people more frustrated than happy."

Related Articles  Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Monday, April 21, 2014
Paul McCartney seen hanging out with Beyonce at gym

Beyonce and Paul McCartney have apparently been hitting the gym together during their downtime in California. The UK Mirror reports the pair started working out together during their stays at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. A witness said, "They strolled in laughing and joking like old pals and hopped on the treadmill."

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Paul McCartney sells fishing boat he bought with first wife Linda

Paul McCartney is selling his 52ft converted fishing boat named Barnaby Rudge. He is selling it anonymously for 60,000. The boat is where he spent a lot of time with first wife Linda Eastman, and after talking it over with his kids, decided to part with it because it holds too many painful memories.

Source: Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney postpones concert in Chile, announces 5 new US dates

Paul McCartney had to postpone the second show of the Latin American leg of his Out There Tour in Santiago, Chile, this evening because a plane carrying his equipment didn't arrive on time. Also, McCartney confirmed five new US shows in Chicago, Fargo, North Dakota, Lincoln, Nebraska, Kansas City, Missouri and Minneapolis.

Related Articles  More Information  Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Video: Liverpool striker Suarez interviews Paul McCartney

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez turned interviewer as he quizzed one of the city's favourite sons Paul McCartney. The pair conducted a video chat before McCartney was due to play in Suarez's native Uruguay. Suarez, who spoke in Spanish, asked Paul about Liverpool, Uruguay and the World Cup this summer in Brazil.

Source: The Independent, Ireland
McCartney wows Uruguay in packed stadium concert

Paul McCartney wowed fans at a concert in Uruguay late Saturday, performing classics from his long career and dazzling the crowd with his rendition of Let It Be. More than 45,000 people crammed into the Centenario football stadium, built to host the 1930 World Cup, which Uruguay won, to enjoy the concert.

Related Articles  Source: Yahoo! News
Friday, April 18, 2014
Paul McCartney adds more dates to American tour

Paul McCartney has confirmed six more performances for the American leg of his 2014 Out There tour on his official website. New dates include Lubbock, TX on June 14, June 16 in Dallas, TX, June 21 in Atlanta, GA, June 22 in Jacksonville, FL, Nashville, TN on June 25, and Salt Lake City, UT on August 7.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com

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McCartney's brother says it's good he wasn't a Beatle

"I was nearly in The Beatles," remembers Mike McCartney. "I was The Beatles drummer, but I broke my arm in the Scouts. It was when John [Lennon] used to come to the house in Forthlin Road with The Quarrymen, before George [Harrison] was even there." Mike, now 70, is the lesser-known brother of that very famous McCartney, Sir Paul.

Source: Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, April 17, 2014
John Lennon audio interviews surface on new CD collection

"I'm Not the Beatles: The John & Yoko Interviews" is now on CD, six radio interviews conducted with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969-72. Lennon and Ono talk about the Beatles, from specific songs and what they meant, to the hazards of the touring lifestyle, to Lennon's feelings about subsequent solo projects.

Source: Deseret News, Utah

Paul McCartney urges people to try veggie this Good Friday

Famously strict vegetarian Paul McCartney is encouraging people to try a vegetarian meal this Good Friday. He said, "Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised. And something inside me clicked. I realised as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Paul McCartney adds six more American tour dates

Paul McCartney has confirmed another six dates on the 2014 U.S. Out There tour. Paul makes his first ever appearance in the hometown of his beloved Buddy Holly, playing in Lubbock, Texas, on June 14, Paul returns to Dallas and Atlanta, his first ever full headline show in Jacksonville, then off to Nashville and Salt Lake City.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Photos: Paul McCartney goes for a spin in Beverly Hills

If there's one car the people of California will see Paul McCartney in when he's hanging out Stateside, it'll be his blue Chevy Corvette convertible. Paul always drives around in the classic C5 when on the West Coast, and that was no different on Tuesday when he took it for a spin. McCartney has had the convertible since 2005.

Source: Daily Mail, UK
Monday, April 14, 2014
49ers, San Francisco fighting for rumored Paul McCartney concert

Recently, Paul McCartney's people let it slip Levi's Stadium, new home of the 49ers, was interested in an opening concert with McCartney, but San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee had personally invited McCartney to close down Candlestick Park, where the Beatles played their last concert in 1966, and it was thought to be a "done deal."

Source: NBC Bay Area
Paul McCartney tickets quickly sell out in Albany

Tickets quickly sold out Monday for Paul McCartney's July 5 show at the Times Union Center. Thousands bought tickets on the Internet, and more than 80 people lined up at the Times Union Center to score ducats for the former Beatle's first-ever show in Albany. Tickets for the show range in price from $29.50 up to $253.00

Source: Times Union, Albany
Paul McCartney asks fans for help with new music video

Paul McCartney is putting together a new promotional clip for "Save Us," a song from his latest album, New, and he's asking fans to submit photos of themselves that also include one line of lyrics from the tune. Fans can post your photos on either Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #whatsnewPaul until 7 a.m. ET on April 22.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Beatles fans crash South Korean ticket site

A ticket website in South Korea crashed on Tuesday as fans scrambled to book tickets for the Seoul concert of Paul McCartney. The site offered its members the chance to book early tickets from lunchtime but within minutes the card payments were not going through. Demand was high and apparently overloaded the system.

Source: Chosun, South Korean
Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles on this day in 1970

On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney made an announcement that lead to the breakup of the Beatles. All four were already pursuing solo projects, McCartney was to release his debut solo album. In a "self-interview," he said he did not foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney would become an active songwriting partnership again.

Source: Daily Press, Tidewater
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Bombay High Court orders release of elephant

The Bombay High Court has ordered the release of elephant Sunder. The campaign for Sunder's release spanned 21 months as people in India and around the world worked to save him from his abusers, including famous names such as Paul McCartney.

Source: Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Paul McCartney announces 2014 US tour dates

Paul McCartney has announced his first Stateside dates of 2014 for his Out There tour. On June 19, Paul will return to New Orleans, will play his first shows ever in Louisville KY and Albany NY on June 26 and July 5 and will return to Pittsburgh on July 7. Tickets will be on pre-sale for pre-registered fans on PaulMcCartney.com tomorrow.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, April 7, 2014
Pics: Paul McCartney caught on kiss cam at LA Lakers game

When it comes to Sir Paul McCartney showing his affection for his wife, he certainly isn't shy about it. Paul took the opportunity to plant a kiss on his wife, Nancy Shevell, for the Kiss Cam at the Staples Center during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Source: Daily Mail, UK
Liv Warfield's Blackbird calls out Paul McCartney in defiance to Beatles' song

R&B singer Liv Warfield performed Friday night on David Letterman singing her high-intensity song called "Blackbird." The original song is a defiant response to The Beatles' song of the same name, its lyrics including, "Paul McCartney got it wrong, I ain't never want no song, I ain't special, I ain't strong Black... bird."

Source: The Examiner
Friday, April 4, 2014
Paul McCartney's manager named Manager of the Year

Scott Rodger, the man behind Sir Paul Mccartney's current success, was named Manager of the Year by the Music Managers Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition at the Artist and Manager Awards in London on Thursday night. The longtime industry player was lauded for his work with artists like McCartney and rockers Arcade Fire.

Source: Contact Music
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Paul McCartney to perform for first time in South Korea

Paul McCartney will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea next month, organizers said Thursday. The show, scheduled for May 28 at Seoul's Jamsil Stadium, is part of his 2014 Out There world tour. "Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians who can be called the alpha and omega of pop music around the world," said organizers.

Related Articles  More Information  Source: Antara News, Indonesia
Star-studded McCartney tribute LP to feature Dylan, Brian Wilson

"The Art of Paul McCartney," a 32-track tribute album featuring covers of Paul McCartney songs both from his Beatles days and solo career by the likes of Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Lynne and more, was announced today. Songs to be covered include Live and Let Die, Yesterday and Listen to What the Man Said.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Mike McCartney shares his photos and memories of The Beatles

Dubbed Flash Harry by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Paul's brother Mike McCartney shares some of his favourite photos of The Beatles, Liverpool and the architects of rock 'n roll at the Grand Theatre in Swansea, Wales, on April 25. His photographs of The Beatles, back when they were still combing their hair up and back like Elvis, have become iconic.

Source: South Wales Evening Post, UK
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Paul McCartney backs new Everyone Matters campaign

People around the world have been uploading "I Am!" selfies to express pride in identity for today's 2014 Everyone Matters day, a campaign Paul McCartney has supported since it launched in 2012. Today, Paul posted a picture of himself holding a sign saying "I Am A Scouser," which is slang for someone from Liverpool.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul Hoax went viral before there was viral

In 1969, Fred LaBour, a student at the University of Michigan, was listening as disc jockey Russ Gibb in Detroit took a call from someone claiming that, if one played the Beatles' Revolution 9 backwards, one heard a clear voice saying, "Turn Me On." He was scheduled the next day to write a record review of Abbey Road.

Source: Al.com, Alabama
Monday, March 31, 2014
Ecuador to give special award to Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney will be awarded by the Ecuadorian government next month during a visit to this South American country. According to an Ecuador official, the decision of President Rafael Correa to award the former Beatle was due to his contribution to the universal culture. McCartney will perform in Quito Stadium on April 28.

Related Articles  Source: Prensa Latina
Paul McCartney jokes about what keeps him going

Each month, Paul McCartney answers a question from his fans on his official website PaulMcCartney.com. This month, Kevin McCarren from the USA asked, "Where do you get your energy from?" McCartney replied, "My energy comes from... NO! I'm joking! It's simply from having enthusiasm for life. It never runs out!"

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, March 28, 2014

Hofner changes Beatles guitar names

Hofner has changed the model names of its famous Violin Bass to reflect their Beatles lineage, and to clear up confusion about the order they were issued. The Vintage '61 Re-issue, based on the first bass Paul McCartney picked up in Hamburg, becomes the 500/1 "Cavern," and the Vintage '62 Re-issue becomes the 500/1 "Liverpool."

Source: MusicRadar
John Lennon and Paul Mccartney reunite 40 years ago today

After the breakup of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon only collaborated once, on March 28, 1974 at the Burbank Studios in Los Angeles. Lennon was producing his drinking buddy Harry Nilsson's forthcoming release "Pussy Cats" when Paul and Linda McCartney unexpectedly stopped by. Also on hand was Stevie Wonder.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Paul McCartney Gets Out There in Japan

Paul McCartney announced that he will be returning to Japan this May. His "Out There" tour travelled through Japan last November, seeing Paul and his band perform six sold out historic shows in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo to a collective audience of over 260,000. This year McCartney will return for his first outdoor stadium shows in Japan.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney's technique for making decisions

Paul McCartney sometimes couldn't decide on the lyrics for a song he'd written. Instead of staying stuck, he would explore the different possibilities, writing complete sets of lyrics for each, and then choose which one worked best. In business this works great for completing that talk or slide presentation you've started to prepare.

Source: Business Lessons From Rock
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Rock star paintings go on display in Liverpool

Paul McCartney and John Lennon are among 40 paintings of rock heroes by graphic designer Paul Terence Madden going on display in Liverpool on Friday. He said, "This endless exhibition is a true homage, a reflection of my life connected to the world of music. The paintings are of people I love and admire."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, March 24, 2014
elephant revealed still in captivity

An abused elephant is still living in horrendous conditions almost two years after Paul Mccartney spearheaded a campaign to save it. Rather than roaming free in a rescue center as promised, has now revealed Sunder remains in the same poor conditions at the temple, where they recently filmed him.

Source: Contact Music
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Paul McCartney adds Latin America tour stop in Uruguay

Paul McCartney confirmed today that he will be adding a date in Uruguay to his forthcoming tour of Latin America. The concert is set to take place in the country's capital Montevideo on April 19. The show will mark Paul's second ever appearance in the country having played the same venue in April 2012 on his "On the Run" tour.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Singer Jack Savoretti gets career tips from Paul McCartney

Jack Savoretti was given career advice by Paul McCartney. The singer appeared alongside Johnny Depp and Kate Moss in Paul's recent video for his track "Queenie Eye," and has kept in touch with him. He said, "I was very lucky to be able to hang out with Paul McCartney for two hours and he's just an absolute legend."

Source: Music News, UK
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Liverpool auction of clothes, lyrics stopped by Paul McCartney

The auction of a cape, suit and a scrap of paper with three lines of lyrics has been blocked by Paul McCartney two days before the sale was to take place. The clothing was given to Rose Martin by Linda McCartney about 30 years ago, but McCartney's legal team says the items belong to him and have demanded the items be returned.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Friday, March 14, 2014
Paul McCartney adds three Latin American concerts to his 2014 tour

Paul McCartney will be spending some more quality time in Latin America this spring. After announcing an April 21 show at Santiago, Chile earlier this week, McCartney has added three more concerts in the region to his 2014 Out There Tour, Lima, Peru on April 25, Quito, Ecuador on April 28 and San Jose, Costa Rica on May 1.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC

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