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Friday, August 28, 2015
Songs that fans wish Macca was singing

In Beatlefan Magazine #214, Bill King asked readers to send in songs they'd love to hear Paul McCartney do in concert that he's never performed live before as well as songs he's done in the past that they'd like to see brought back. Tied with "Wanderlust" atop the list was "Take It Away," another tune from the same album, Tug of War.

Source: Beatlefan
McCartney Q&A: Paul remembers working with Stevie Wonder

About the upcoming rerelease of the Tug of War album and working with Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney said, "Stevie was great...I'm a big fan of his. So I got in touch and said, 'I'm going to be recording out in Montserrat, are you interested? Would you like to do it?' So he said yes...It was great fun, we really struck up a great friendship."

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Why Miley Cyrus made Paul McCartney feel a bit awkward

Last night, as she did the same thing to Jimmy Kimmel, Miley Cyrus said her revealing outfits made Paul McCartney feel awkward. "I was talking to Paul McCartney and I saw him not knowing how to talk to me. I don't know how to talk to Paul McCartney, so it made me very comfortable, because it made him more uncomfortable."

Source: Digital Spy
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Pictures: Very rare drawings by Paul McCartney to be sold in Liverpool

Some rare sketches drawn by Paul McCartney are expected to sell for over 10,000 (roughly $15,696) next week at the Liverpool Beatle Auction held during International Beatle Week, Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The sketches were discovered in an attic, they include include Beatlesque faces drawn in ink and writing by Paul McCartney on the reverse.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Paul McCartney announces more new North American dates

Paul McCartney will play five North American concerts in October, beginning with his first stop in a decade at Columbus, Ohio. McCartney will also play his first-ever concert at State College, Penn. McCartney also plays Toronto for the first time since 2010, Detroit first time since 2011, and his concert debut in Buffalo.

Related Articles  Official Page  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Joe Perry on working with Paul McCartney on Hollywood Vampires

Aerosmith's Joe Perry is one of the many famous musicians who Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp tapped to record the soon-to-be-released album Hollywood Vampire. As big a star as Perry is, he admits that he was in awe of one of the album's other contributors with whom he had the chance to collaborate...Paul McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Looking Back: Overly mechanized Press to Play had one saving grace

In the sad sweepstakes for Worst Paul McCartney Solo Album, it would have taken a lot to zoom past the cutesy London Town, the self-conscious Driving Rain or the undercooked Wild Life, to say nothing of the synthy disaster that is McCartney II. Paul McCartney got there with Press to Play, released on Aug. 25, 1986.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, August 24, 2015
Paul McCartney confirms added Columbus and Toledo tour dates

Fresh off a historic performance at Lollapalooza, Paul McCartney has confirmed two new North American dates on his Out There tour. He returns to Columbus, OH nearly 10 years to the day since his last appearance there on October 13. Also, October 17 will see Paul back at Toronto's Air Canada Centre for the first time since 2010.

Related Articles  Official Page  Source: Broadway World
Tweet teases Paul McCartney concert in Detroit

It looks like Paul McCartney is headed to Detroit for his first show here in four years. "One of my first acts as Mayor was to get to work on making Toronto a more music friendly city, and hosting an artist like Sir Paul McCartney is another example of how growing the music culture in Toronto is delivering results".

Related Articles  Source: Press Examiner
Hear a funky remastered single from an eighties Paul McCartney classic

Paul McCartney's Tug of War album was a major success in 1980, going platinum and spawning two Top 10 hits. Now available on the internet is a remastered single edit of one of those songs, "Take It Away," a version that won't be among the many bonus tracks featured on McCartney's upcoming Tug of War reissue on CD.

Official Page  Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney feared for his life after John Lennon was killed

Paul McCartney has admitted that he feared for his own life after John Lennon was killed. McCartney said he was on "high alert" when an assasin gunned down Lennon outside his New York home in 1980, but also remembered that his own home in rural south England was still largely unprotected and in a remote woodland location.

Fan Content Warning  Source: NME, UK
Friday, August 21, 2015
Paul McCartney announces Toronto concert date

Paul McCartney has now confirmed an added performance to his "Out There" tour with a Toronto date at the Air Canada Centre on October 17. "I am pleased to welcome Sir Paul McCartney to perform in our city," said Toronto Mayor John Tory. Tickets for the Toronto show will go on sale August 28.

Related Articles  Official Page  Source: Exclaim
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Paul McCartney's website asks for fan's input

Paul McCartney's official website is now inviting fans to take part in the new Paul McCartney Online survey. The website says, "As Paul's fans, your input is invaluable to us and the time has come again to ask for your opinion and ideas to ensure that we are giving you the best possible online experience."

The legendary tale of Paul McCartney's untimely death in 1966

Paul McCartney died in November 1966 and was replaced with a lookalike. Sure, it sounds crazy, until you read all the evidence. Then it sounds even crazier. But it's an impressive example of the way a rumour can get, like, seriously out of hand decades before social media's inventors were a twinkle in their fathers' eyes.

Source: Techly
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Animal welfare supporter Stella McCartney drops wool supplier

Fashion designer and daughter of Paul, Stella McCartney says she was "devastated" to watch her wool suppliers mistreating sheep. Stella has immediately ceased buying material from Patagonian farms in Argentina and Chile after she was presented with video footage from Peta, which showed scenes of cruelty toward the animals.

Source: The Daily Sun
Dave Grohl has dinner with The Beatles

Dave Grohl recently said in an interview that he had dinner with the surviving Beatles, and that Ringo Starr told Grohl that he was a fan of the Washington DC episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways on HBO. "Ringo was like, 'Man, I watched the DC episode, I love Go-go!' I was like, oh my god, I just turned Ringo Starr onto Go-go music!"

Source: Alternative Nation
Friday, August 14, 2015
Michael Jackson outbids Paul McCartney for Beatles catalog 30 years ago

Music brought Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson together, and it also tore them apart. They recorded several duets in the '80s, including "Say Say Say," but then their friendship fractured when Jackson, in arguably one of the shrewdest business moves ever, outbid McCartney for the publishing rights to the Beatles catalog in 1985.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Pictures: Paul McCartney's new NYC penthouse

Earlier this year, Paul McCartney splurged on a Manhattan penthouse, the original listing price for which was $15.5 million. The duplex is located in a boutique building and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Most of the rooms in the home, including the living room and the master suite, overlook Central Park and the NYC skyline.

Source: HLN TV
Housing association to build homes on site of Paul McCartney's birthplace

A housing association has received planning permission to build homes on land where Paul McCartney was born in 1942. The site of the former Walton Hospital in Liverpool is to be turned into a development of 195 homes, including 64 houses and apartments for "affordable rent" and 37 houses for shared ownership.

Source: 24 Dash, UK
Monday, August 10, 2015
Johnny Depp's super group reels in Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl

Johnny Depp's new super group called Hollywood Vampires already features Depp, Alice Cooper, and Aerosmith's Joe Perry. Now Depp has managed to add to their entourage with even more famous guests for their first real album, which features guest appearances from Paul McCartney, the Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl and Slash.

Related Articles  Source: ET Online
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Photos: Paul McCartney at Lollapalooza Festival 2015

Paul McCartney's official website has now published a new photo gallery collecting together highlights from Paul's recent headline appearance at Lollapalooza Festival, Chicago on 31st July. Lollapalooza is the most recent performance on Paul's 2015 tour, all of these breathtaking photos are by Paul's official tour photographer MJ Kim.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney surprise duet at Lollapalooza

The highlight of Paul McCartney headlining at Lollapalooza may have been when Alabama Shakes vocalist and guitarist Brittany Howard joined McCartney onstage for a fun, energetic rendition of Get Back. Video is also now online of McCartney performing FourFiveSeconds, sans Kanye and Rihanna, and We Can Work It Out.

Related Articles  Source: The Slate
Chicago artist offers up groovy poster for Paul McCartney's tour

Artist Mitch O'Connell decided Paul McCartney needed a new tour poster, and he was the one to make it. The poster contains various visual references to McCartney's entire career, and it's obvious a crafted labor of love. He's hoping someone who knows Paul will see it and get it to him, all O'Connell asks is maybe some front-row tickets.

Source: Chicagoist
Friday, July 31, 2015
Video: McCartney's epic sound check serenades Chicago

Most sound checks last a few minutes. Not Sir Paul. McCartney played for well over an hour today prior to his performance at Lollapalooza. Essentially, he did a show for anyone within hearing distance. And because it was smack dab in the middle of downtown Chicago, his epic sound check could be heard by everyone all over the city.

Related Articles  Source: Red Bull TV
McCartney performing at Lollapalooza tonight and streaming Sunday

Lollapalooza 2015 gets under way today at Chicago's Grant Park, and arguably the world's biggest rock star, Paul McCartney, will be on hand to headline day one of the three-day festival, his performance will begin at 7:45 p.m. CT. Highlights of McCartney's show will be viewable on the Red Bull TV website on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Paul McCartney to reissue two early-'80s albums

On Oct. 2, Paul McCartney will continue the reissue series that has seen him win Grammys for Band on the Run and Wings Over America with 1982's Tug of War and 1983's Pipes of Peace, albums that contained two of his biggest post-Beatles hits. Special editions will include DVDs, and both albums will also be released on vinyl.

Official Page  Source: USA Today
Christina Applegate recalls the time she kissed a Beatle

Christina Applegate and Paul McCartney were invited to an event thrown by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson in 2013, where guests put on a staged reading of Shakespeare plays. Christina is a huge music fan, and seized the opportunity to take full advantage of the casting, deciding to kiss Sir Paul without telling him.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sir Paul McCartney back in Liverpool for annual LIPA graduation

Paul McCartney was back in Liverpool today for the annual LIPA graduation ceremony. Sir Paul was on hand to honor the institute's new Companions, who this year included Gemma Bodinetz, the artistic director of the Everyman and Playhouse theatres since 2003. Around 280 students from 16 countries graduated at today's ceremony.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, July 27, 2015
Photo Collection: Paul McCartney Out There 2015 crowd photos

Over the past months Paul McCartney has taken his Out There tour around several different countries including Japan, his first visit to South Korea, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, United States, Norway and Sweden. Each of these shows has been captured by tour photographer MJ Kim and are now online at Paul's official website.

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Book Review: Wings Over New Orleans by John Taylor

The new book Wings Over New Orleans: Unseen Photos of Paul and Linda McCartney, 1975 is author John Taylor's account and photos of when Paul and Linda McCartney, along with their band Wings, came to New Orleans in 1975 to record their album Venus and Mars. The book is definitely a must have for all McCartney and Wings fans.

Source: Beatles Freak
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Jedward gets help with Sharknado theme from Sir Paul

Jedward makes a cameo appearance in new movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and given the task by producers of writing the theme song for the B movie, they turned to Paul McCartney, who admitted he's a fan of the band. McCartney told them "not to mention the name of the film, to make it universal for people."

Source: The Sun, UK
Monday, July 20, 2015
Heather Mills disses Paul McCartney's musical background

Heather Mills, Paul McCartney's ex, says that she is "very musical" and is in charge of teaching their 11-year-old daughter Beatrice music because McCartney cannot read music. McCartney and John Lennon never learned how to write down music, McCartney has compared reading music in his childhood piano lessons to "homework".

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Guitarist revives McCartney obscurities for jazz

Paul McCartney will forever be identified with The Beatles, but jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli's new album attempts to revive some of the legend's lesser known solo tracks. Pizzarelli, known for his own songs and collaborations, said McCartney himself came up with the idea for the album, "Midnight McCartney," which comes out Sept. 11.

Source: Yahoo! News, Australia
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Rod Stewart enraged over use of sealskin photo

Rod Stewart is denying he knew the coat he wore at a St. John's fur shop last weekend was made of sealskin. A post to Stewart's official Facebook page says the veteran rocker, who played St. John's July 11, is upset with how the widely shared photograph is being used for something he does not support.

Related Articles  Source: Yahoo! Music
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Video: Behind the scenes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Paul McCartney's official web site has just posted a special behind-the-scenes video of Paul inducting Ringo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place in April at Cleveland's Public Hall and included Paul and Ringo performing I Wanna Be Your Man and With A Little Help From My Friends.

Unconfirmed report says next McCartney reissues coming September

The next two long-awaited remasters in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, "Tug of War" and "Pipes of Peace," will be released on September 18 if a report by an online music site is correct. McCartney's label did not reply to a inquiry asking for a confirmation of the release date, and no info about bonus tracks was in the initial report.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Rod Stewart accused of insulting Paul McCartney by wearing seal skin coat

Rod Stewart has been slammed by anti-sealing protesters after he was pictured wearing a sealskin coat, and campaigners say the act was a direct insult to Paul McCartney who has publicly condemned seal hunting. Stewart's red-faced management said he regrets not checking what the jacket was made of.

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Scottish island for sale is 15 miles from Mull of Kyntyre

Gigalum Island, off the west coast of Scotland, has gone on the market for 550,000. It's being sold as "the perfect solution for island hunters on a more modest budget" at less than cost of a London flat. Nearby Kintyre Peninsula became famous when Paul McCartney wrote a song about area, where he's had home since 1966.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, July 13, 2015
Live Aid rocked the world for charity thirty years ago today

Thirty years ago today, July 13th, 1985, the Live Aid charity concerts took place, raising millions of dollars for African famine relief. Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof organized the two concerts at London's Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium and enlisted a then-who's-who of top acts, including Paul McCartney.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Friday, July 10, 2015
Paul McCartney breaks out Number 9 song in Stockholm

Yesterday, July 9, at his concert in Stockholm, Sweden, Paul McCartney recognized the Beatles' longtime connection with the number 9 by the addition of a song to his set list. Macca played "One After 909" as the fourth number of his set, replacing "Good Day Sunshine." He also brought back "Hi Hi Hi" in the encore.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Paul McCartney warns UK government not to ease fox hunting law

Paul McCartney has called to scrap UK government plans to change fox hunting laws as "cruel and unnecessary". Current law prevents the pursuit of foxes with a pack of hounds, McCartney spoke out against changes that could come in next week, believing they could bring back legalised hunts with hounds through the back door.

More Information  Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, July 9, 2015
New book to be intimate portrait of Paul McCartney

In 1989, journalist Paul Du Noyer was contacted by McCartney's office and invited to interview the star. In the years that followed, Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work closely with McCartney, with their conversations covering music and his private feelings on John Lennon and his late wife Linda, among others.

Source: The Bookseller

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