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Friday, October 17, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney plays pool in lost Wings TV ad

By June 26th, 1975, Wings' Venus and Mars had been out for a month, and its lead single, Listen to What the Man Says, was continuing to climb the charts. To give the record some additional push, however, the label debuted a television commercial that featured the band engaged in a loose game of snooker.

Source: Rolling Stone
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Photos: Paul McCartney is amazing in Atlanta

Paul McCartney made up for lost time on Wednesday night at his sold out concert at Philips Arena in Atlanta that had been postponed from June by putting on a show that defied superlatives. To say that Paul McCartney playing live was amazing would be an understatement. His show is everything you'd expect and much more.

Source: Atlanta Live Music Examiner
Photos: Inside the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Millions of tourists flock to Liverpool each year, eager to take in the birthplace of the Fab Four and see where it all began. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the history of the Beatles than with a tour of the childhood homes of John Lennon, Mendips on Menlove Avenue, and Paul McCartney, 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Paul McCartney adds three new tour dates in Brazil

Paul McCartney returns to Brazil with three new dates on his Out There Tour, starting with Vitoria on November 10, Brasilia on November 23 and Sao Paulo on November 25. Pre-sale tickets for Vitoria went on sale on Paul's official website PaulMcCartney.com today. Paul's first concerts in Brazil in 1990 broke attendance records.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Chelsea Clinton and Stella McCartney on defying parents while growing up

Chelsea Clinton and Stella McCartney have admitted they wanted to grow up completely "different" from their famous parents. In a new interview, Stella said, "I think that my slight rebellion was going into fashion and not music or photography or something directly related to what my parents did."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, October 6, 2014
Paul McCartney backs campaign to save historic church

A campaign to keep St Luke's church in use as a cultural venue for the Liverpool community has received the backing of Paul McCartney, who joins Yoko Ono in calling for the bombed out church on Leece Street. Developers wanted to convert the land into a wedding hotel and venue, but the plan caused a public outcry.

Source: Liverpool Confidential
Friday, October 3, 2014
Paul McCartney recites Shakespeare at San Antonio concert

Paul McCartney performed a benefit concert the Tobin Center in San Antonio on Wednesday night. Inspired by the intimate space, McCartney said, "In a theater like this, I feel like I should be doing Shakespeare or something," and then recited a few lines of Hamlet's "O that this too solid flesh would melt" soliloquy.

Related Articles  Source: Hollywood Reporter
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Brian Ray shares guitar licks with McCartney

Brian Ray never dreamed he'd become a member of Paul McCartney's band. McCartney has no audition process, says Ray. They talked for close to an hour after his first gig with Paul in 2002 before McCartney said, "OK, I'll see you in LA." After the performance, Paul looked at Brian, smiled and said, "Welcome aboard."

Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Review: McCartney makes his mark at the Tobin Center

Last night, Paul McCartney performed a special concert for an audience of about 1,750 people at the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas, and it was an evening of magic. McCartney normally plays in large stadiums and arenas, so It's rare for him to do a more intimate performance like this one.

Source: The Rivard Report
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Paul McCartney backs instrument amnesty campaign

Paul McCartney and Ronnie Wood have given their backing to a national musical instrument "amnesty" which has already collected 3,000 items. It was launched by pianist James Rhodes to coincide with his Don't Stop the Music Campaign to help provide instruments for primary school children in need.

Source: The Independent, Ireland
New official website goes behind the scenes of two Wings albums

In celebration of the forthcoming Wings reissues, Venus and Mars and At The Speed Of Sound, there is now a new interactive microsite telling the story of Wings, its members, their influences and the music. The site includes info about the albums, rare photos and videos, including the new video, "Call Me Back Again."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Video: Alice Cooper covers Eleanor Rigby

When first approached about contributing a cover to "The Art of Paul McCartney," a tribute to the former Beatle set to be released in mid-November, Alice Cooper naturally assumed they'd want to hear him taking on I'm Down or one of the rockers. Not Eleanor Rigby. "It was so weird," Cooper says, but he agreed.

Source: AZCentral, Arizona
Sneak Peek: Brian Wilson's track on The Art of McCartney

The crown jewel of the forthcoming multi-artist Art of McCartney tribute album, it would seem, from the first, was going to be Brian Wilson's take on "Wanderlust." The track, from Tug of War, is uniquely suited for Wilson's sense of roving wonder, an advance clip shows that it will be more than worth the wait.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Ed Sheeran sought Paul McCartney's advice

Ed Sheeran has revealed Sir Paul McCartney gave him advice about life when they met at an Oscars after-party. Sheeran says McCartney encouraged him to take note of how other big names, such as Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Justin Timberlake, interact with people, saying, "they're all comfortable in their own space."

Source: Contact Music
Monday, September 29, 2014
New video reveals Paul McCartney's real phone number

Wings has unveiled a new lyric video for single "Call Me Back Again", which somewhat surprisingly features Paul McCartney's actual phone number. But fans expecting to get hold of The Beatle will be disappointed as the number is no longer in use. The song will feature on the forthcoming reissue of Venus and Mars on November 3.

Source: Gigwise
Friday, September 26, 2014
Paul McCartney to record Christmas charity single with Jennifer Hudson

Paul McCartney is set to release a Christmas charity single with Jennifer Hudson. McCartney joins a host of celebrities for a version of A Great Big World's "Say Something," recorded at Abbey Road earlier this week, according to The Sun.

Source: Digital Spy
McCartney, Ringo almost come together in San Antonio

The Beatles never played San Antonio, Texas. Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have played San Antonio before, but now, Paul McCartney arrives in San Antonio next Wednesday, October 1, and Ringo Starr hits town just six says later on October 7, both at the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

Source: San Antonio Express-News
Paul McCartney's official site starts #FanArtFriday

For the past year Paul MCartney's official website has been regramming their favorite fan images at the "New" Instagram account. They've been so impressed by all of the talent and creativity that they've decided to start a new feature called #FanArtFriday. Fans can post their pictures with the hashtag #whatsnewpaul.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, September 25, 2014
San Diego fans advised to ride train to Paul McCartney concert

Fans of Paul McCartney are being advised to take public transportation to the concert this Sunday at Petco Park in downtown San Diego. The North County Transit District plans two southbound trains before the concert, and has scheduled an additional northbound Caster trip departing the Santa Fe Depot at midnight.

Source: Times of San Diego
Paul McCartney guitarist Brian Ray's dream gig

Since making his debut as a member of Paul McCartney's band at the 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans, Brian Ray has done nine world tours with Paul and played with him at Coachella, Bonnaroo and the Isle of Wight. But one of the most memorable performances he recalls doing with McCartney was also one of the smallest.

Source: UT San Diego
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Silly and even Sillier Love Songs

It's 1976, everyone is excited about Paul McCartney coming to play in their town. But they're not excited about his new Wings album, Wings at the Speed of Sound. Silly Love Songs wasn't the silliest song on the album, McCartney and the other Wings set new standards for frivolity on the album, which was at best a rush job.

Source: Like The Dew
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Beatles release free post-Beatles EP on iTunes

A new free sampler from iTunes presents a song from each of the Beatles, showcasing the distinctive musical journeys they undertook as solo artists. It includes John Lennon's gorgeous piano ballad Love, Paul McCartney's simmering Call Me Back Again, George Harrison's explosive Let It Down and Ringo's lush Walk With You.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, September 22, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney's new video for Meatless Monday

Meat Free Monday recently invited fans to pick a lyric from Paul McCartney's song "Meat Free Monday" and represent that lyric in a creative way for their fifth anniversary video. They are included in a new video that also features Woody Harrelson, Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, Fearne Cotton and Sharleen Spiteri.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Stella McCartney's superhero Jaguars take the Paris streets by storm

Stella McCartney-designed XE Experience XE Jaguars will transport VIPs to the Paris Fashion Week next week. The Jaguars are limited edition and designed by Stella McCartney. She said, "It was interesting to adapt my playful superhero print for the XE. Jaguar is a British brand that's full of heritage and charm."

Source: Jewish Business News
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Paul McCartney asks fans to support Meat Free Mondays

Paul McCartney has teamed up with the Meat Free Monday campaign to bring awareness to the global footprint that meat production has on our environment. McCartney's says he's not telling fans to give up meat completely, but he'd appreciate it if they could turn into temporary vegetarians to kick off the week.

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney to help shed light on unknown tunesmith

The Isley Brothers recorded "Twist and Shout" in 1962. It was written by Bert Berns, who died in 1967, unknown except for in the music business. But now, with a little help from their friend and patron Paul McCartney, Bert Berns' children are on a mission to vest their father's name in the pop music pantheon.

Source: Deadline
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Paul McCartney unveils expanded edition of New

Paul McCartney's New is about to get even newer. McCartney will be reissuing his 2013 solo album this fall in an expanded collector's edition that includes some extra tracks. Due out on October 28, this juiced-up version expands the album to a whopping three discs: two CDs which include two new tracks, plus a DVD.

Source: Exclaim
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Linda McCartney photos to be exhibited in South Korea

Daelim Museum in Seoul, South Korea, will present "Linda McCartney Retrospective", Korea's first ever exhibition of works by Linda McCartney, from November 6, 2014 to May 25, 2015. The exhibition consists of around 200 of Linda's iconic photographs including images of some of the leading musicians and artists of this era.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, September 15, 2014
Pictures: Proud dad at Stella McCartney's Green Carpet Collection event

Being the daughter of a Beatle certainly has its perks, and Stella McCartney had plenty of famous faces in the house as she showed off her 2014 Green Carpet range at London Fashion Week on Sunday evening. Always a fan, Paul McCartney showed up to support his little girl. Stella said, "It's a very holistic approach for me."

Source: Gossip Center
Friday, September 12, 2014
Paul McCartney confirms video game track to get official release

Following positive response, Paul McCartney's original track, "Hope," from the biggest video game release of the year, "Destiny," will get an official release later in the year with more details to be announced in the coming weeks, according to his official website. This is the first time that McCartney has ever written for a computer game.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Paul McCartney lookalike recalls his brush with Beatlemania

Back in the early '60s, Herb Van Dam was the first kid in Cape Cod to be told to cut his hair. Within months, it would give him the story of a lifetime. His fashionable look would land him, for one brief, unexpectedly terrifying moment, at the epicenter of Beatlemania, when he realized he was the spitting image of Paul McCartney.

Source: The Boston Globe
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Video: Destiny's theme song from Paul McCartney

Activision spent $500 million making and promoting Destiny, and you can now hear online the Paul McCartney song that some of that money paid for. McCartney worked with Bungie on a theme song for the massively multiplayer sci-fi shooter, and you can hear it over the end credits when you beat the game.

Source: Venture Beat
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
First track released from Paul McCartney tribute album

An early taste of the forthcoming multi-artist Paul McCartney tribute project, the Cure take on "Hello Goodbye" is now streaming on the net. It's a largely faithful issue, save for a few psychedelic flourishes here and there, and maybe most notable for the inclusion of James McCartney, Paul's son, on keyboards.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, September 8, 2014
Chuck Berry Box set includes introduction by Paul McCartney

n October 17, Chuck Berry's Rock and Roll Music Any Old Way You Choose It The Complete Studio Recordings Plus! will be released. The box set will include every single and LP track recorded in the studio by Chuck Berry, plus two hardcover books including an exclusive introduction by Paul McCartney.

Source: The Second Disc
Friday, September 5, 2014
McCartney releases behind-the-scenes footage of jam with Johnny Depp

Paul McCartney fans can now watch an exclusive 29 minute behind-the-scenes jamming session filmed at the "Early Days" video shoot on his official website. The song's video was launched earlier this summer and the end of it sees Paul playing with a group of blues guitarists, including Johnny Depp.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney selects his favorite Paul McCartney songs

Like most artists, Paul McCartney is loathe to talk about his favorite songs, often comparing it to picking one child over another. Pressed, however, at a BBC Q&A session, McCartney offered three suggestions, "Here, There and Everywhere," "Let It Be," and "Here Today," a tribute to Lennon on his 1982 solo album Tug of War.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
McCartney gets backlash for backing no vote in Scottish independence

Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to suffer a stream of online abuse from pro-independence Scots, after he signed a letter calling for a no vote in this month's independence referendum. The comments probably make Macca glad his 1977 song Mull of Kintyre was released before Twitter was invented.

WARNING: Includes Adult Content  Related Articles  Source: Huffington Post
Monday, September 1, 2014
Paul McCartney urges no vote on Scottish independence

Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay part of the UK ahead of the independence referendum. Paul added his name to an open letter to voters which says, "What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together." The Let's Stay Together campaign is also supported by Mick Jagger.

Related Articles  Source: BBC News

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Interview: Laurence Juber: Guitar with Wings

In 1978, Laurence Juber was plucked from the London studio world by Paul McCartney, who asked him to play lead guitar in what was to become the final incarnation of Paul's post-Beatles group, Wings. He recorded and toured with the band for three years, during which time they won a Grammy and scored numerous chart hits.

Source: Daytrippin' Magazine
Friday, August 29, 2014
Paul McCartney remembers his favorite family holiday

Oh his official website PaulMcCartney.com, Donna Simmons in the US asked, "As a child, what was your favorite holiday and why?" Macca remembered, "When I was about 11 or 12 our family went to a holiday camp in Wales called Butlins Pwllheli. It was the first time we had done anything like it and I was very excited."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Photos: Paul McCartney enjoys lunch in the Hamptons

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell made the most of the weather in East Hampton last week, where they were spotted dining al fresco with pals. Macca walked hand in hand with his spouse of two years while dressed casually in black shorts and a white Tee, with brown sandals and black aviators shades.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Production issues delay latest Paul McCartney Archive Collection releases

Paul McCartney's re-releases of Wings albums Venus And Mars and At The Speed of Sound have been delayed by six weeks. The reissues were originally supposed to come out on September 22, however, the records will now be released on November 3 "due to production issues". No further information about the delay has been released.

More Information  Source: NME, UK

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