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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.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Mike McCartney
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
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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.

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.

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
McGear McCartney mania at The Plough in Devon

What do you do when your big brother Sir Paul has taken over the world with The Beatles? Faced with such a dilemma back in the 60s, the younger McCartney sibling changed his name to Mike McGear, formed his own band The Scaffold and moved into the satire and comedy field. Now Mike is back on the road with a new hilarious and nostalgic one man show.

Source: North Devon Gazette
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Denny Laine on the idea of working with Paul McCartney again

Denny Laine has repaired whatever tore him apart from Wings in the early 1980s, adding that he and Paul McCartney talk often, though not about collaborating. "No, that's never come up," he says. "Everyone once in a while, I'll be in touch, but we haven't planned on anything, no. He's doing his thing, and I'm doing my thing."

Source: Something Else Reviews

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Jane Asher to launch new line of budget bakeware

UK budget chain Poundland will launch an exclusive bakeware range by Jane Asher next month. The 1-a-piece products are expected to sell like hot cakes. The actress and writer, who was engaged to Paul McCartney in the Sixties, has carved a career as one of the country's most respected cake experts and now has her own party cake business.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Monday, March 10, 2014
Paul McCartney gets Out There in Chile

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul's critically acclaimed "Out There" tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, today Paul confirms he'll be getting back out there by announcing he will be heading back to Chile in April for the first time since his historic performance in 2011.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney's current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings

He was in the Beatles and Wings for roughly a decade a piece. But Paul McCartney has been collaborating with his current band for far longer. "We've been working together a long time," McCartney said. "A couple of years ago, I kind of looked at them and said, You know what guys? We're a band. We're a real band."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Hollywood restaurant makes special meal for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was treated like royalty recently at a Hollywood restaurant. McCartney was having dinner with his wife, Ringo Starr and his wife. According to a source, "The owner, a friend, escorted the ex-Beatle into the kitchen where Paul, who loves to cook, watched intently as the chef prepared veggies chosen by the star."

Source: Ecorazzi
Yairi, guitar maker favored by Paul McCartney

Kazuo Yairi, known for making guitars beloved by such top musicians around the world including Paul McCartney, designated a contemporary master craftsman by Japan. Yairi, president of Yairi Guitar in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, believed it was most important to make handmade guitars.

Source: The Japan News
Friday, March 7, 2014
Paul McCartney to score animated film

In a phone interview with radio station KCSN in Los Angeles, Paul McCartney disclosed that he was excited to begin work on a new project, creating the music for a forthcoming animated film, although he didn't give any details. "It's like being a kid getting to play with some of the most creative people in the world," McCartney said.

Related Audio  Source: Billboard
Updated British all time hits list includes 7 Beatles songs

On the updated list of the biggest selling singles in British recording history, Beatles or Beatles-solo records make up seven of the top 50, five Beatles songs including She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, plus Mull of Kintyre by Wings and Imagine by John Lennon. Elton John's Candle in the Wind tops the list.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News

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