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Friday, November 17, 2017
Paul McCartney Archive Collection in stores today

The first eight Archive Collection titles are now available in stores released as single CD digipack, 180 gram black vinyl, and limited edition 180 gram colour vinyl. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Baby you can drive Paul's Aston and Ringo's Mini

If you love the Beatles as much as you love cars, your opportunity to secure your dream ride is coming up in just a couple of weeks. Consigned to Bonhams' auction in London on December 2 are two cars owned by famous members of the Fab Four: an Aston Martin once owned by Paul McCartney, and a Mini Cooper that was Ringo Starr's.

Source: Carscoops
Steve Miller reveals Paul McCartney role in 'pompatus of love' lyric

In a new interview, Steve Miller talks about his famous nonsense coinage "pompatus of love." Miller says he was talking to Paul McCartney in 1969 about writing lyrics and Paul told him to do "whatever works." Funny or good, "it's okay, it's not that heavy. Things that feel spontaneous have a much longer life," Miller says he's learned.

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Paul McCartney and other celebs selling shoes for charity

Paul McCartney and many more artists are auctioning off shoes for charity. Each pair is signed by the artist and some have additional messages or markings. The auction, run by Charity Stars, benefits the UK-based Small Steps Project, which provides emergency aid to individuals living on landfills and garbage dump environments.

Source: Pitchfork
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Mary McCartney slightly voyeuristic and personal photography

Mary McCartney has seen both sides of celebrity. As the daughter of a Beatle, there was no real way of escaping it. If you look at the cover of Paul McCartney's first solo album, you can see baby Mary peeking out from behind Paul's jacket. But in adult life, Mary moved to behind the camera, becoming a professional photographer like her mother, Linda.

Source: CBC, Canada
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Paul McCartney guitar goes up for auction

A 1953 "Goldtop" Gibson Les Paul used by Paul McCartney as recently as 2012 will go up for auction next month in New York City. The auction on December 2 will put up for sale guitars, saxophones, session tapes and other music memorabilia associated with some of the most famous musicians of the 20th century.

Source: Reuters, UK
Monday, November 6, 2017
Video: Paul McCartney and Steve Van Zandt play Beatles song

Paul McCartney joined Steven Van Zandt onstage in London on Saturday night. The last time they played together was with Bruce Springsteen in 2012, when the power was unexpectedly shut off due to a curfew. Saying he wanted to "finish some unfinished business," Van Zandt invited McCartney onto the stage for I Saw Her Standing There.

Source: Uncut Magazine, UK
One on One with McCartney: Fan tour reports

Beatlefan has posted a selection of reports filed by Beatlefan contributors from the recent U.S. leg of Paul McCartney's One on One tour. Reporters describe Paul's concerts at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Madison Square Garden, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
Paul McCartney guitar part of NYC memorabilia auction

A guitar once played by Paul McCartney will be up for bid at a music memorabilia auction on December 2 in New York City. The Legendary Guitars & Musical Treasures sale also features other rare instruments, including guitars from Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, as well as various historic concert and studio recordings.

Source: WJBD FM, Salem, IL
Paul McCartney announces new documentary short for Meat Free Monday

In a new interview with National Geographic, musician, activist and global icon Paul McCartney talks about a new documentary short he has released in support of his campaign Meat Free Monday, which can now be viewed online. In the interview, McCartney also discussed the inspiration behind the 1968 Beatles hit, Lady Madonna.

Official Page  Source: Look to the Stars
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Paul McCartney's 1964 Aston Martin to go under the hammer

An iconic Aston Martin owned by Paul McCartney at the height of Beatlemania is set to fetch a staggering 1.5m (about $2m) at auction. McCartney was just 22 when he bought the Aston Martin DB5 in 1964, which came with a built-in Philips record player. McCartney ordered the car having just finished filming A Hard Day's Night.

Source: Metro News, UK
Paul McCartney is not dead, and he doesn't believe in ghosts

On his official website, a fan asks Paul McCartney, "Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever had any paranormal experiences?" He answered, "I would say no, not really. I've heard bumps in the night, but it's usually the plumbing! I'm a bit too practical so if I see or hear something, I normally will reach for a rational explanation."

Monday, October 30, 2017
Paul McCartney lifts spirits in quake-hit Mexico

Paul McCartney lifted spirits in quake-hit Mexico at a concert punctuated with the cry "Fuerza Mexico!" More than 48,000 fans gathered at the Azteca Stadium Saturday to hear McCartney in his first Mexico City concert in five years. During the show, McCartney called for silence during the search for survivors in the ruins left by the Sept. 19 earthquake.

Source: GMA News
Friday, October 27, 2017
Paul McCartney's sweater, Ringo Starr's suit pants up for auction

A short-sleeve knit sweater worn by Paul McCartney, a suit jacket worn by George Harrison and a pair of suit pants worn by Ringo Starr are up for sale through Heritage Auctions, which bills itself as "the world's largest collectibles auctioneer." The Beatles memorabilia is part of a large auction of classic rock and film-related items.

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney discusses importance of Twist and Shout writer to Beatles Warning: Page opens with sound

Bang! The Bert Berns Story relates the life an work of the relatively unknown but hugely influential songwriter and producer, whose hits include Twist and Shout. The film features recollections from artists including Paul McCartney, who in a just-released clip talks about the importance of Twist and Shout to the Beatles' career.

Source: Entertainment Weekly
Thursday, October 26, 2017
How Paul McCartney was lied to by Jann Wenner over his Rock Hall induction

There are many great stories in "Sticky Fingers," the biography of Rolling Stone and Rock Hall founder Jann Wenner. The book details Wenner's sucking up to the memory of John Lennon, and his Velcro-ing to Yoko Ono to win her favor. In the process, however, Wenner made an enemy of Paul McCartney by lying to him about the Rock Hall.

Source: Showbiz 411
Paul McCartney writes touching tribute to Fats Domino

Fats Domino, who died Tuesday at 89, was one of the main pioneers of early rock and roll, influencing virtually everyone who followed him, including the Beatles, who covered his songs and met him on one of their first trips to America. Today, Paul McCartney issued a statement on his website remembering the legendary rocker.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mary McCartney launches photo-print scarves with MatchesFashion

Mary McCartney is applying her photography art to new mediums through the launch of a scarf collection with MatchesFashion. The six-piece line will include archival photographs and specially made portraits, reprinted onto silk and woven wool. Produced in Italy, the scarves are made in limited edition runs of 99 individually-numbered units.

WARNING: Includes Adult Content  Source: Business of Fashion
Friday, October 20, 2017
Paul McCartney and his band support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Warning: Page opens with sound

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual global campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Paul and his band have been wearing pink wristbands on stage at the sold-out performances of his One-On-One tour, helping to convey an important public health message to his audiences.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Stella McCartney is weaving a new way forward

Stella McCartney has never used leather, skins, fur, or feathers in her products. Her latest venture is a collaboration with Bolt Threads, who have created a product called Microsilk, which is bioengineered to mimic the chemistry and strength of real silk created by spiders in nature, without harming insects or using petroleum.

Source: Fast Company
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Record Store Day 2017 includes special Paul McCartney vinyl

Annual Record Store Day has revealed this year's exhaustive list of vinyl exclusives set for release on Black Friday 2017, Nov. 24. Among this year's releases includes a pair of 7-inch singles from Paul McCartney. One is on red vinyl, the other green, both feature the new version of his classic "Wonderful Christmastime" featuring the Roots.

Source: News
Friday, October 13, 2017
Air Studios wins two-year legal battle over next-door basement build

Hampstead's world-famous Air Studios is celebrating today after a planning application to build a basement swimming pool next door was withdrawn. Founded by Sir George Martin, and having welcomed recording artists from Paul McCartney to U2, Air Studios is one of just two London studios that can accommodate a full symphony orchestra.

Source: PSN Europe
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Paul McCartney death rumors begin on this day in 1969

On Oct 12, 1969, disc jockey Russ Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit, MI, took a call from a listener who tells him that when the song "Strawberry Fields Forever" is played backwards, a voice says, "Turn me on, dead man." And it's a sign that Paul McCartney is dead. One week later, WKNR devoted a two-hour show to the mystery.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Paul McCartney to take part in 60th anniversary Grammy special

The 60th Annual Grammys will be held on January 28, 2018, and in honor of the milestone, CBS is airing a retrospective TV special about the award show. The two-hour program, which will air November 24, will include appearances from Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Sting, among others.

Source: WFJA 105.5 FM
Paul McCartney pens letter to urge for proper care for mistreated dogs

Paul McCartney has joined forces with PETA to petition to the parent company of The Pet Blood Bank's distributor, Patterson Veterinary Supply, to provide proper care for some 150 greyhounds living in squalor in dirt-floored pens. Yesterday, McCartney penned a letter appealing for better treatment of the animals.

Source: Billboard
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Video: Paul McCartney Pirates Of The Caribbean behind the scenes clip

Footage has emerged of Paul McCartney singing behind the scenes on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean, while Johnny Depp completely fangirls over him. McCartney made a cameo in Dead Men Tale No Tales, and in the clip he serenades the crew with Maggie Mae, which features on the Beatles' 1970 album Let It Be.

Source: Radio X, UK
Iconic Marylebone Town Hall now open for bookings

The diary is now open for bookings at one of London's most recognisable civil wedding venues, The Old Marylebone Town Hall, a celebrity favorite for weddings including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Reopening in January 2018, the Town Hall will offer intimate ceremonies for four people to larger weddings for up to 100 guests.

Source: London Loves Business
Friday, October 6, 2017
Paul McCartney 8-LP Archive Collection reissues announced

MPL/Capitol/UMe will reissue the first eight titles in Paul McCartney's Grammy-winning Archive Collection on Nov. 17 as single CD digipaks and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats, as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All of the vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork.

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Liam Gallager's awkward encounter with Paul Mccartney

In a new interview, frontman Liam Gallagher recalled a meeting with McCartney, where he couldn't tell if Paul McCartney was offering him a drink or a pizza. Gallagher asked Paul, Do you like margaritas? But Paul answered he doesn't "eat at this time of night," possibly thinking Liam meant a Neopolitan pizza, known as a margherita.

Source: Diffuser
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Paul McCartney reveals pre-show ritual learned from a rock 'n' roll hero

In response to a question on his website, "How do you look after your voice," Paul McCartney has revealed that he has a pre-show ritual that he learned in part from one of his rock 'n' roll heroes, Little Richard when "we were kids in Hamburg." He holds his head over a steaming bowl of water, but admits he doesn't know if it works.

Source: WJBD FM, Salem, IL
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Billy Joel joins Paul McCartney onstage on Long Island

For the second-to-last show of Paul McCartney's eight-night "residency" in the New York metropolitan area last night, the star was joined onstage by native son Billy Joel for two Beatles favorites. Joel came onstage midway through McCartney's eight-song encore to join the band for Get Back and Birthday.

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Photos: Paul McCartney fans tailgating in Syracuse

Some fans arrived for Paul McCartney's concert at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse at 2pm, six hours before the show, far earlier than the 90 minutes suggested by Syracuse Police. They were seeking shade and super excited to be here for McCartney's show. Fans were joined by 17 tractor trailers that carry all the supplies for the show.

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Beatles' hairdresser reveals what is was like working with the fab four

It was an ordinary Saturday in October 1966 and Leslie Cavendish had just finished styling Jane Asher's hair at his salon in London. She asked whether Leslie was free later that day to do a house visit "as my boyfriend needs a haircut". Her boyfriend was of course McCartney. Leslie was McCartney's hairdresser for nearly a decade.

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, September 22, 2017
Paul McCartney fans travel hundreds of miles to attend Syracuse concert

James Migliore's first ever concert was The Beatles on Aug. 17, 1965. He's driving about three hours to Syracuse from Buffalo to see Paul McCartney. Other fans are driving or flying hundreds of miles to see McCartney on Saturday. Luis Lopez of California will make one of the longest trips of any fan to see McCartney.

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Paul McCartney wears his own concert t-shirt out on the town in NYC

After wrapping up another show at Barclays Center, McCartney relocated to the East Village of Manhattan to make a surprise appearance at actor Alan Cumming's club and sing some karaoke songs with Emma Stone, Cumming and others while partying the night away in a shirt that said "I Saw Paul McCartney In Brooklyn."

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NY Attorney General looking into exorbitant Paul McCartney tix prices

The NY Attorney General office is still conducting an investigation prompted by complaints of "exorbitant" ticket prices for this Saturday's Paul McCartney show at the Carrier Dome. The investigation began more than four months ago, but the AG's office would not release any details about whether anything has been uncovered so far.

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Listen: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots' Wonderful Christmastime

Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots kick off the holiday season with a giddy remake of the former Beatle's 1980 track, "Wonderful Christmastime." The a cappella instrumental, with some seasonal bells thrown in, will appear on Holidays Rule, Vol. 2, a new compilation out October 13 on Capitol Records.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Lucky man to sing with Paul McCartney after winning charity contest

British Columbia fan Gregg Anderson was stunned on Sunday to discover that he'd been selected to attend McCartney's show at the Barclays Center in New York tonight, as well as meet Macca for an informal chat and, incredibly, join him onstage for a performance of Get Back, thanks to online fundraising platform Omaze.

Related Articles  Source: Vancouver Sun
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.

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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.

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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.

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