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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
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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
Enraged McCartney fans petition for refund after Candlestick parking debacle

Thousands of fans who were kept from the Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park concert on August 14 due to poor parking organization were pained to learn that they would not be receiving refunds. Today, a petition is online to reclaim the ticket costs after what would-be concert-goers are calling "negligent lack of planning."

Related Articles  Source: Live 105, San Francisco
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Paul McCartney signed guitar sells at auction for $50,000

A Martin D-28 left-handed guitar signed by Paul McCartney was put up for auction and raised an astonishing $50,000. Posted to eBay with a starting bid of $10,000 it quickly reached the impressive final amount in minutes. Proceeds from the auction will go to The Nature Conservancy's African Elephant Initiative.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney on the Beatles' breakthrough with Revolver

Revolver, released in August of 1966, is seen by many today as the Beatles' big-bang moment. Over the course of 14 tracks, they consolidated everything they'd mastered even while hinting at most of the experiments still to come. "Me and John were starting to really cook on our writing," says Paul.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, August 25, 2014
Photos: Stella McCartney takes the ice bucket challenge

They were both nominated to do the ALS ice bucket challenge by Gwyneth Paltrow, so its no surprise estranged husband Chris Martin and her fashion designer pal Stella McCartney joined forces to complete the charity stunt, which involves being drenched in ice cold water. Afterwards, Martin challenged Paul McCartney to the stunt.

Source: The Express, UK
Paul McCartney lead guitarist issues new EP

This weekend, longtime Paul McCartney Lead guitarist Rusty Anderson celebrated the release of his new album "Rusty Anderson Afternoon EP II" with a gala performance in Fullerton, CA. The EP is the latest in a series of personal successes for Anderson, who recently released the Gibson Rusty Anderson ES-335 signature guitar.

Source: Broadway World Music
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Paul McCartney waxwork set to be auctioned for more than $1,600

A waxwork model of Paul McCartney will take pride of place at a Beatles-themed auction in Liverpool this weekend. The mannequin could go for between 800 and 1,000, the auction's organizer believes. There will also be 330 items up for grabs, including signatures, clothes, books, posters and other memorabilia.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Paul McCartney tops Richest Bassist list

A new list of the Top 10 Richest Bassists in the World unsurprisingly is topped by Paul McCartney, whose net worth is valued at $1.2 billion. In fact, McCartney is so far ahead of the pack that he's got more money than the next four bassists combined. Sting and Gene Simmons, both worth $300 million, tied at second.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Paul McCartney and Kanye West secretly recording together

Kanye West and Paul McCartney are allegedly collaborating on an album. The rapper and the former Beatle are said to be working in secret on "a number of tracks", with the possibility of expanding the project into a full LP. A spokesperson for McCartney would neither confirm nor deny the collaboration, stating, "No comment."

Source: The Guardian, UK
No refunds for Paul McCartney fans stuck in Candlestick traffic

The promoter of last week's Paul McCartney concert at Candlestick Park says they will not be offering refunds to ticketholders who missed the show due to traffic. About 2,000 of the nearly 49,000 people who had tickets never made it, because of a horrendous parking situation that had backed up traffic for hours.

Related Articles  Source: KCBS, San Francisco
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Paul McCartney Candlestick farewell concert stark contrast to his last visit

Paul McCartney's Candlestick Farewell concert last Thursday has received high accolades from fans and music critics alike. In contrast to the last Beatles 1966 performance which used the baseball speakers, was just half an hour long and only drew 25,000 fans, Paul McCartney sold out and featured state of the art sound and video.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Friday, August 15, 2014
Fans frustrated over traffic nightmare at final Candlestick show

Traffic was so bad for Candlestick Park's last show that some fans heading to watch Paul McCartney actually gave up and went home without seeing him. There were people who say they felt like the traffic was worse than other events and that it felt like someone dropped the ball. Those who made it in say it wasn't easy getting out.

Related Articles  Source: KGO TV, San Francisco
Paul McCartney helps say farewell to Candlestick Park

The Beatles ended their disappointingly short set on Aug. 29, 1966, at Candlestick Park with a barely-audible-above-the-screams version of "Long Tall Sally." John Lennon promised "We'll see you next year!" More than half a lifetime later, Paul McCartney returned for probably the last major event at the 54-year-old stadium.

Related Articles  Source: SF Gate
Phoenix couple gets married on stage at Paul McCartney concert

Adam Kowal and Andrea Copado will marry on Oct. 11. Copado read on the Internet that McCartney was ordained (he's not, really), and they decided to make a sign that read, "You're ordained, we're engaged, please marry us tonight!" In between his encores, McCartney stopped the concert and brought the couple on stage.

Related Articles  Source: KTAR, Phoenix
Kanye West wants to record collaboration with Paul McCartney

Recently spotted backstage at a Macca gig, Kanye West, having previously teamed up with Chris Martin, Jay Z and Elton John, reportedly now wants to duet with Paul McCartney. A source said, "Kanye and Paul have known each other for a long time. There's every chance they'll head into the studio together."

Source: OK! Magazine, UK
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Paul McCartney to rock fans at last Candlestick show

Paul McCartney will perform at Candlestick Park in San Francisco tonight. It will be the last public event at the stadium, where The Beatles performed their final concert nearly 50 years ago. This morning it was announced that the stage has been moved back, opening the way for hundreds of new tickets to be available.

Related Articles  Source: KGO TV, San Francisco
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney on his farewell Candlestick show

Paul's "Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert" at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on Thursday will mark the last-ever concert in the iconic stadium, also the venue where The Beatles played their final concert date on August 29, 1966. To mark the occasion, Paul and his band have filmed a special message.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney autographed guitar to be auctioned

A Martin D-28 left-handed guitar signed by Paul McCartney is up for auction, with proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy's African Elephant Initiative. Bidding began on Wednesday on eBay with a starting price of $10,000. Along with his signature, McCartney also scrawled on the guitar, "This guitar saves elephants."

Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, August 11, 2014
Paul McCartney in vintage form at Dodger Stadium

On Sunday night, Paul McCartney returned to Dodger Stadium, looking fit and giddy and fully recovered from a recent illness. Throughout the night, McCartney swapped instruments, bass to hollow-body electric guitar to grand piano to ukulele, the latter for an emotionally rich version of "Something" dedicated to George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 8, 2014
Unseen Beatles photo collection from Candlestick in 1964

To commemorate the Paul McCartney concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14, almost 50 years after the Beatles' last gig there, San Francisco Art Exchange is offering a selection of five intimate, limited-edition archival photos shot by Jim Marshall at the final concert. 25 prints of each image will be for sale individually or in a set of five.

Related Articles  Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Paul McCartney to create vidoe game score and release theme as single

The music of upcoming video game Destiny was a collaborative effort between Bungie's in-house composers and Paul McCartney. One of McCartney's contributions to the soundtrack, the game's theme song, fully orchestrated and recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin, will be released as a single later this year.

Source: Polygon

Why Paul and John needed each other to create The Beatles

If you're looking for some creative inspiration, your best bet may be to brainstorm with a friend. Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, explains how John Lennon and Paul McCartney's Beatles partnership is a prime example of two brains being better than one for creative genius.

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The night The Beatles were trapped in Dodger Stadium

Paul McCartney is getting back to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday for the first time since he played there with The Beatles 48 years ago. Back in 1966, he and the rest of the Beatles ended up trapped in a Lincoln Continental that was smothered fender-to-fender by a frenzied blanket of screaming fans.

Related Articles  Source: Ventura County Star
Mother, daughter get Paul McCartney's signature tattooed after concert

Sharon and Laurel White, mother-daughter McCartney super fans, traveled all the way from San Francisco to Missoula to see him perform on Tuesday. They made signs asking for a signature that caught Paul's eye and he pulled them up on stage to answer their request. They had the autographs made permanent the next day.

Related Articles  Source: KTMF TV, Missoula
Paul McCartney invited to perform at Alien Woodstock

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have been invited to perform at "Alien Woodstock" in Malibu. UFO expert Michael C. Luckman has a theory there is a huge underwater alien base located six miles off of Malibu's Point Dume in the Pacific Ocean and he wants to use pop stars who believe in alien life to coax them out of their base.

Source: AZCentral, Arizona
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Vendors slammed with customers at Paul McCartney concert

More than 25,000 people attended Paul McCartney's concert in Missoula, and many stopped to get food. Vendors were slammed for a good four hours with people coming to get food, and it was a good day for sales. Despite long lines, the vendors had fun with the people and just kept working to make sure the line moved fast.

Related Articles  Source: KECI TV 13, Missoula
Monday, August 4, 2014
Front door from 20 Forthlin Road up for auction

Beatles fans are expected to pay out thousands of pounds for the old front door from Paul McCartney's childhood home. The door, from McCartney's home in Forthlin Road in Liverpool, up for auction on Sept. 3, is expected to fetch around 8,000 (about $13,500). It was removed when the house was refurbished in 1978.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Photos: Macca fans find Mecca at Target Field

Kurt Bauer of Houston said, "This is our second time seeing Paul. We're going to see Ringo in November." Damara Scheeler of St. Paul said, "We saw him last year and I cried the whole show and I'm pretty sure I'll do the same thing tonight." Scott Webster of Minnetonka said, "Nine years old, Ed Sullivan, had to watch, changed my life."

Related Articles  Source: Minnesota Post
Governor of Minnesota declares August 2 Sir Paul McCartney Day

August 2 has been declared Paul McCartney day in Minnesota, coinciding with the former Beatles member's live show at Target Field on Saturday. It was only McCartney's fourth appearance in the state since 1965 and his first since a gig at the Metrodome in 1993. The Beatles first played Minnesota in 1965 at the Metropolitan Stadium.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK

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