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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Paul McCartney offering fans the chance to sing with him for charity

Paul McCartney will give away a VIP experience giving one winning bidder and a guest the opportunity to sing his classic song "Get Back" with him in front of a small audience during soundcheck before his Sept. 21 concert at Barclays Center in New York City, part of a new charity initiative launched at the Omaze fundraising platform.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Paul McCartney to write column for new magazine

Paul McCartney is set to pen a "Last Word" feature for Good Taste magazine, which has been created and edited by former Liverpool Echo entertainment writer Jade Wright. The magazine aims to cover Merseyside's hospitality sector and will go to print for the first time next month. McCartney will write about his cause, Meat Free Monday.

Source: Hold The Front Page, UK
Classic Interview: Paul McCartney on his favorite basses and influences

I met Paul McCartney for this interview in November 1994 at his studio in East Sussex, for research for a book, and McCartney could not have been more generous, entertaining, and candid in the few hours we spent together. I started by asking about my favourite period of his bass work with the Beatles, during the making of Sgt. Pepper.

Source: Music Radar
Monday, August 21, 2017
Bid to bring iconic Strawberry Recording Studios back to life

The famous studio where The Stone Roses and 10CC recorded is to be brought back to life, with the public's help. Strawberry Recording Studios in Stockport, England, closed in 1993 but is to be restored for two days only by a group of music enthusiasts. Other artists who recorded there include Paul McCartney.

Source: ITV, UK
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ringo Starr talks new LP, future deluxe Beatles albums

In a new interview, Ringo Starr talks about working on his new upcoming LP, working with his friends including Paul McCartney, and his involvement with the remastering of Sgt. Pepper. Asked about releasing deluxe editions of the other Beatles albums, Ringo said, "I hope they do the White Album and Abbey Road."

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul vs. Faul: Who's the real Dop-Paul-Ganger?

If you were caught up in the 50th anniversary frenzy of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, you neglected to also observe the 50th-anniversary of the great Beatle hoax you've known for all these years. It was the first major dumping of Paul is Dead clues following his car crash of November 1966 and his subsequent replacement by a body double.

Source: Tuscon Weekly
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Paul McCartney gives thumbs-up to charity record

Paul McCartney has given the green light for an album to feature a choir version of his 1984 hit, We All Stand Together. Sung by 10 Choirs with Purpose, a selection of singers including Britain's Got Talent finalists, the Missing People Choir, and the NHS Choir, it will also be released as a Christmas single, with proceeds going to the choirs' charities.

Source: RTE, Ireland
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Ryan Tedder: Working with Paul McCartney was my favorite week

OneRepublic star Ryan Tedder says getting to share a studio with Beatles legend Paul McCartney is the highlight of his life so far. He said, "I'm really excited about the Paul McCartney stuff...it's probably my favourite session ever. I'd go as far as saying my favourite week in my life was working with Paul McCartney."

Source: The List, UK
Friday, August 4, 2017

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Stella McCartney talks about her career

Fashion designer Stella McCartney says she was told she wouldn't have a successful accessories line, but was adamant she was going to prove the naysayers wrong. She said, "I take it as a good challenge. If you can find that aesthetic in design and construct [the bags] in a way that's mindful, responsible and conscious, then magic happens."

Source: Fashion.ie, Ireland
Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Paul McCartney plays drums on upcoming Foo Fighters LP

Foo Fighters has recruited Paul McCartney to play drums on one track from their upcoming ninth LP, Concrete and Gold. In a new interview, Dave Grohl called the Beatle "the most wonderful guy in the world." However, Grohl clarified that McCartney isn't the surprise "pop star" guest Foo Fighters have been teasing for over a month.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Longtime Ringo Starr engineer talks new album

Bruce Sugar, Ringo Starr's longtime recording engineer, is very enthusiastic about Ringo's forthcoming album, Give More Love, which will be released Sept. 15. "We're real happy with it. Everyone who's heard it can't wait till it's put out there in the universe." Sugar also said the songs that McCartney played on were challenging.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Paul McCartney answers questions ahead of New Zealand visit

On his website today, Paul McCartney answers, some from fans, including how did they keep in key at those concerts where they couldn't hear anything, would he ever write a musical, what is his warm up routine before going on stage, and after all these years, how does he keep his creative juices flowing?

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Is Paul McCartney top secret guest vocalist on next Foo Fighters album?

Back in June, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed the band's newest project, Concrete and Gold, during an interview on BBC Radio 1. Grohl made it clear this album will be full of surprises, he said, "the biggest pop star in the world" lends a hand on one of the tracks. Among the possible stars this could be is Paul McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: Baeble Music
Monday, July 31, 2017
Paul McCartney explains why he's written a song about Donald Trump

Paul McCartney has written a song about Donald Trump on his new album. Macca was speaking to students at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) when he made the announcement. While McCartney, 75, didn't imply whether the song was in favour of the US President or not, he did say that he felt he HAD to write it.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Concert Review: McCartney on Tour: Still worth it? Oh, yeah!

Say what you will about Paul McCartney's mostly unchanging show and his occasionally faltering voice, it's still a wonder of nature watching him onstage, thoroughly pleasing an audience for nearly three hours with pop music's most stellar songbooke. I had the usual big smile on my face, as did every other concertgoer I saw.

Related Articles  Source: Beatlefan Magazine
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Listen: Ringo Starr's new song with Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr celebrates goofing off on the tour bus in his new all-starr track "We're on the Road Again," featuring Paul McCartney, the Eagles' Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and the song's co-writer, Toto's Steve Lukather. Lukather's snarling guitar riff and McCartney's surprisingly punk-styled bass guitar anchor the arena-rock track.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Paul McCartney delivers Beatles history lesson in Tinley Park

Paul McCartney arrived in a Beatles mood Tuesday at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park. McCartney devoted a majority of his wide-ranging 165-minute concert to music he created with the Fab Four, taking on the role of informed historian, a decision that sat well with the sold-out crowd.

Related Articles  Source: Chicago Tribune
Video: Two fans get engaged on stage with Paul McCartney in Omaha

An Iowa man got help from a Beatle in telling his girlfriend "I want to hold your hand." During Sunday's Paul McCartney concert in Omaha, McCartney's crew brought the couple up after McCartney apparently spotted their signs asking if Locke could pop the question on stage. "We just go nuts," said Jared Locke.

Related Articles  Source: World-Herald, Omaha
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Production manager talks about setting the stage for McCartney magic

Paul McCartney's live concerts feature state of the art multimedia technology, including impressive pyrotechnics. Mark Spring, Paul McCartney's production manager, said it's interesting to help build the McCartney show for Chicago-area fans. "Putting on a stadium show outdoors is fun. And it's the right thing to do here," he said.

Related Articles  Source: Northwest Indiana Times
Monday, July 24, 2017
Try on Stella McCartney's Amagansett cottage for the summer

Fashion designer Stella McCartney is opting to rent out her house in the Hamptons this summer. Stella and her husband Alasdhair Willis have chosen to list their recently purchased Amagansett cottage for $30,000 a month. McCartney and Willis also own a townhouse in London as well as a summer estate in the English countryside.

Source: Observer
Friday, July 21, 2017
Fans span generations as McCartney makes his Kansas debut

Paul McCartney made his long awaited debut in Kansas Wednesday night, setting a box office record at Wichita's Intrust Arena and thrilling legions of fans. McCartney's charming personality and onstage showmanship, along with the songs spanning the generations, kept the crowd cheering and singing.

Related Articles  Source: The Hutchinson News, Kansas
Paul McCartney posts meme mocking the Westboro Baptist Church

Paul McCartney was greeted on Wednesday night by members of the Westboro Baptist Church holding protest signs. After the show, McCartney posted a doctored image of some of the protestors on Twitter, changing the signs to Beatles lyrics including "We can work it out" and "All you need is love."

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Paul McCartney treats local group to VIP treatment in Wichita

Thousands of Paul McCartney fans braved the heat for up to two hours before the Intrust Bank Arena opened it's doors, but one local group received the VIP treatment from Paul. Employees at Wichita's Envision, who are blind or visually impaired, entered to win tickets by writing an essay about how music inspires them.

Related Articles  Source: KAKE TV, Wichita
Number of first class degrees soar at McCartney university

The proportion of degrees given the highest award by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), the performing arts college co-founded by Paul McCartney, has more than doubled in the last five years, rising by 22.3 percentage points between 2010 and 2016, with more than a third earning the top honor last year.

Source: ITV, UK
On this day: Paul McCartney recorded his Snova v SSSR album

"Snova v SSSR" is the seventh solo album by Paul McCartney, exclusively created and released in the Soviet Union. The title is Russian for "Back in the U.S.S.R," the name of the famous 1968 Beatles song. Usually called the "Russian album," Paul McCartney recorded the album on July 20 to 21, 1987 and it was released on Oct. 31, 1988.

Source: Russia Beyond the Headlines
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
This Friday is declared as Paul McCartney Day in Des Moines

Paul McCartney is performing in Des Moines on Friday, as part of his "One on One" summer tour. So it's only fitting that July 21, 2017, is declared "Paul McCartney Day" there. Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald tweeted a photo of the proclamation at the Board of Supervisors meeting yesterday morning.

Related Articles  Source: Des Moines Register
Paul McCartney thrills packed Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd

At Monday night's packed Paul McCartney concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Paul ran through 60 years of material at maximum volume and sincerity as thousands of concertgoers sang along. The concert felt like years of studying for the biggest karaoke test ever. It was impossible not to giddily sing with the band.

Related Articles  Source: The Oklahoman
Man arrested for threatening to blow up Oklahoma City McCartney concert You Heard It Here First

A 55-year-old man was arrested Monday night outside the Paul McCartney concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena when an employee at the box office told security officers he said he would blow up The Peake if he couldn't get into McCartney's show. The man apparently had bought tickets to the music legend's show from a scalper.

Related Articles  Source: KOCO TV 5, Oklahoma City
New video game Easter egg features Paul McCartney song

Players of the new Destiny 2 video game beta with a keen sense of hearing and a willingness to go a bit off the beaten path will find an Easter egg in the Tower hangar. While exploring it, players will notice that the jukebox is glitching and looping "Hope For the Future", the Paul McCarthney song that plays during the original credits.

Source: Game Rant
Stella McCartney shoots new Fall campaign at garbage dump

Fashion designer Stella McCartney took over a Scottish landfill dump to shoot models in her latest creations for her Fall 2017 campaign. McCartney wanted to explore the idea of waste and the lifecycle of clothes, and recruited photographer Harley Weir and artist Urs Fischer to capture her models on location.

Source: TV3, Ireland
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Wichita streets temporarily renamed in honor of McCartney concert Warning: Page opens with sound

In honor of the record-breaking Paul McCartney concert at Intrust Bank Arena this Wednesday, July 19, the city has approved the temporary renaming of Waterman Street at the intersection of St. Francis to Penny Lane and English Street at the intersection of St. Francis to Abbey Road. They will remain in effect through the concert.

Related Articles  Source: KSN TV, Wichtia
Paul McCartney delights fans of all ages in Bossier

Saturday at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Paul McCartney performed for almost three hours straight to a sold out crowd of all ages. McCartney delivered everything I could have imagined and way more. Of course a former member of The Beatles saw several known hits trotted out, but Paul reminded everyone of his prolific career.

Related Articles  Source: Bossier Press-Tribune, New Orleans
Paul McCartney: How I approach live shows

Recently, Paul McCartney kicked off his latest let of U.S. "One on One" Tour. Even though he is also playing large stadiums, McCartney also likes some more intimate venues. He told Rolling Stone, "When I do the show, I feel like I'm kind of talking to someone like me in the audience. So I'm relating to the people."

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Guitar
Monday, July 17, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Blu-Ray out October 3

Disney announced on Friday that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on Digital HD September 19 and Blu-Ray on October 3. Blu-Ray extras will include a feature called Wings Over the Caribbean, in which Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Paul McCartney, who appeared in the movie as Uncle Jack.

Related Articles  Source: Read Junk
Paul McCartney brings One On One Tour to Georgia

Paul McCartney brought his One on One Tour to Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA on Thursday night for a sold-out crowd. While most bands play about 20 songs, McCartney, who turned 75 last month, and his band played for nearly three hours running through 39 hits, highlights included the pyrotechnics during Live and Let Die.

Related Articles  Source: The Chattanoogan
Friday, July 14, 2017
Paul McCartney produces robust musical memories in Duluth

At the Infinite Energy Arena Thursday in Duluth last night, Paul McCartney frequently chatted with the crowd, about the chord progression that jumpstarted "You Won't See Me," giving The Rolling Stones their first No. 1 hit with "I Wanna Be Your Man," and wanting to provide hope during the civil rights movement with "Blackbird."

Related Articles  Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Stella McCartney furious after Beckhams share picture of her daughter

Fashion designer Stella McCartney is said to be "furious" after David Beckham shared a picture of her daughter on social media at Harper Beckham's Buckingham Palace birthday party, and the picture went viral. Stella likes to keep her children out of the public eye and makes a point of not posting pictures of them online.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Photos: Lucky woman gets kiss from Paul McCartney at concert

Lakeland veterinarian Kecia Howell and her son Noah Horowitz were called up on stage to sing with Paul McCartney at his show in Tampa on Monday. Howell was called from the audience on stage because of the handmade Sgt. Pepper's jacket she was wearing, they sang Get Back with Paul, and then Kecia got a kiss.

Related Articles  Source: The Ledger, Lakeland
July 13, 1985: Live Aid rocks the planet

Live Aid was a 16-hour show simultaneously staged at London's Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, and broadcast around the world to 1.5 billion viewers. Superstars that performed among the 50-plus acts were Elton John, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Review: Paul McCartney delights sold-out crowd in Tampa

During Paul McCartney's long-awaited Tampa return Monday night, he addressed his 2005 concert where he fell down a hole in the stage, briefly causing alarm. I'm lucky to be here," McCartney said. The crowd surely felt the same way, as McCartney delivered a nearly three-hour, 40-song set of solo, Wings and Beatles songs with nary a stumble.

Related Articles  Source: Herald-Tribune, Sarasota
World's greatest songwriter has world's worst grammar Warning: Page opens with sound

Everyone on the planet knows that Paul McCartney is the greatest songwriter of all time, but what has been swept under the carpet during his six-decade billion-dollar career is that he has absolutely terrible grammar. In fact, many of McCartney's biggest hits are plagued by basic grammatical errors and non-sequiturs.

Source: News.com, Australia
Monday, July 10, 2017
Paul McCartney spans 60 years of music at tour opener in Miami

Paul McCartney began the latest leg of his One on One tour with a lengthy show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami Friday night. The set list contained his earliest recorded song and some of his most recent ones, ranging from "In Spite of All the Danger" to "My Valentine" and "Save Us" and "Queenie Eye" from his "New" album.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

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