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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
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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.

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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 Beyonc?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.

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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 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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Paul McCartney releases new VR film for Kisses On The Bottom track

In this fifth installment of the "Pure McCartney VR" documentary series released today, Paul takes fans behind-the-scenes of "My Valentine" from his 2012 album Kisses On The Bottom. Paul talks about Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp in the music video and accompanies himself on his Wurlitzer electric piano as his discusses the song.

Denny Laine gets special Beatles tour of Los Angeles

Last Sunday, Gillian Lomax's Beatles Magical History Tours of Los Angeles had a very special guest, founding member of The Moody Blues and guitarist with Paul McCartney and Wings, Denny Laine. According to Gillian, there were "No Words" to describe how thrilling it was having Denny Laine come on her tour.

Source: Beatles News Blog
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
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."

Official Page  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.

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

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