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Latest news as of Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Paul McCartney adds concert date in Mexico 

Paul McCartney's official website announced today that he has added a stop to his One On Tour in Mexico City on October 28. Paul said, "Mexico holds so many special memories for me. We've had some brilliant nights there and I'm looking forward to making more great memories on this tour." Tickets go on sale Friday.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
McCartney fans warned about unofficial ticket resellers 

Unofficial ticket resale facilities in Australia are gaming the system, causing problems, according to the local concert promoter. A little-known allocation was opened up to members of Paul McCartney's fanclub today. Being simple to sign up for, scalpers of course jumped on it, listing the tickets on web sites at ridiculous markups.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Gwinnett, Georgia officially names road near stadium for Paul McCartney

The new name of a street near the Infinite Energy Center in Atlanta shows how excited officials are with the fact Paul McCartney is coming to the county next month. The local Board of Commissioners is expected to issue a proclamation at its 2 p.m. meeting Tuesday to name a new road at the center Paul McCartney Boulevard.

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Monday, June 26, 2017
Would you pay $2,000 for a Paul McCartney VIP ticket? Warning: Page opens with sound

How much would you pay to see your favourite artist? Frontier Touring is asking a whopping $2,000 for a front row seat at Paul McCartney's concert in Perth on December 2. The package also includes an invitation to his sound check, priority entry, pre-show hospitality, a "limited-edition numbered" lithograph and commemorative ticket.

Related Articles  Source: The West Australian
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Stella McCartney proud of her Beatle dad's song

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has chosen her dad Paul McCartney's song Blackbird as one of her records for Desert Island Discs. She said she found it "incredible how contemporary the song feels" and was "proud" of Paul for writing it. She also praised the late David Bowie, choosing his song Starman as one of her tracks.

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Paul sets record straight on why he cancelled Australia gig 15 years ago

Paul McCartney cancelled his 2002 Melbourne shows, following the infamous Bali bombings. At the time, in an official statement, he claimed the country needed time to recover. In a new interview, he has now confirmed this. "[We were] all ready to go, then there was the news of the bomb in Bali. We thought we can't show up all cheery."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
The controversial review that bugged Paul McCartney Aussie fans Warning: Page opens with sound

Twenty-four years ago, The West Australian's then arts editor, Ron Banks, was criticised on an international scale for a scathing review of a Paul McCartney concert. The public backlash prompted Banks to defend himself days after the Perth concert with another piece in the newspaper with the headline "Perils of a pressured critic".

Source: The West Australian
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Paul McCartney reveals Australia/NZ tour dates and locations

Paul McCartney has revealed he will be performing five concerts across Australia and New Zealand at the end of this year. He will play one concert each in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, however there are plenty of free days in between each show should McCartney wish to add any more dates to the tour.

Official Page  Related Articles  Source: 9 News, Australia
Paul McCartney asked about Rihanna's FourFiveSeconds, Am I on this?

He returned to the top of the pop charts two years ago thanks to his Rihanna and Kanye West collaboration FourFiveSeconds, but Paul McCartney didn't even realise that he was included in the song when he heard it for the first time. Paul says Kanye told him his guitar was sped-up and manipulated during the production process.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Paul McCartney set to announce first Australian tour in 24 years

Paul McCartney will announce details of his highly anticipated tour of Australia and New Zealand with a special Facebook Live event on Wednesday. McCartney hasn't toured there since 1993. McCartney is staying tight-lipped about the dates and other arrangements, but you can tune in on Facebook and learn them first-hand.

Related Articles  Source: Music Insight, Australia
Paul McCartney adds tour date in Colombia

Paul McCartney will be getting "One On One" with Colombia this October. Paul announced on his official website PaulMcCartney.com today that he will perform at Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Colombia on October 24. Paul said, "The last time we played in Colombia we had a blast and I always wanted to go back."

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Paul McCartney's daughters led tributes as he celebrates his 75th birthday

Paul McCartney's daughters led the tributes as the singer celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday. Paul's birthday fell on the same day as Father's Day, and Designer Stella shared on Instagram a photo of herself cuddling up to her dad, who she said inspires her every day. Photographer Mary posted a snap of her "daddy cool" riding a horse.

Source: Irish News
Paul McCartney knighthood elevated with Companion Of Honour award

Twenty years after Queen Elizabeth II first knighted Sir Paul McCartney, he has been elevated with a Companion Of Honour award for services to music. McCartney is one of only a handful of distinguished music artists who have received the Companion Of Honour award. "I'm very happy about this huge honour," McCartney said.

Source: U Discover Music
Olivia Harrison gifts lost George Harrison song to Ringo Starr

Olivia Harrison has given Ringo Starr a lost Beatles song her husband George wrote. Olivia found typed lyrics to "Hey, Ringo" forgotten in a piano bench. George is thought to have written it as a plea for the band to stay together around the time of their 1970 split. She says she hopes Ringo and Paul McCartney could put it to music.

Source: The Sun, UK
Friday, June 16, 2017
Will you still need him, will you still feed him, when he's 75?

When Paul McCartney was 16, he wrote "When I'm 64." McCartney turns 75 on Sunday, and he appears destined to keep performing his songs, new and old. Early next month, McCartney heads out on a U.S. tour that begins a day after the 60th anniversary of Paul's first meeting John Lennon at a church fair in Liverpool.

Source: NBC TV
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Paul McCartney once punched Eddie Vedder in the face

Eddie Vedder has revealed that Paul McCartney once accidentally punched him in the face. The Pearl Jam frontman hosted a guest DJ set on SiriusXM's new Beatles channel yesterday, during which he recalled the incident. McCartney was telling a story and mimed punching someone, but accidentally caught Vedder in the face.

Source: NME, UK
Paul McCartney No. 32 Richest British Celeb

Paul McCartney is currently number 32 on the list of the richest celebrities in the world. McCartney comes in behind Elton John on Forbes' annual rich list who listed at number 26. British singer-songwriter Adele slipped from number nine to 18. Number one on the list was Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

Source: The Scotsman, UK
Monday, June 12, 2017
Paul McCartney reported close to setting dates to rock Australia

It's been 24 years since Paul McCartney last performed in Australia, but Macca is reportedly just months away from returning Down Under. Sources told the Herald Sun today that rock promoter Michael Gudinski has the legend "set to rock AAMI Park this summer." McCartney abruptly cancelled two shows in Melbourne in 2002.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Stella McCartney unveils Sean Ellis film with Paul McCartney soundtrack

Stella McCartney says she's known Sean Ellis forever, having met in Paris. "Black Park" is a short film which highlights McCartney's collection for Autumn/Winter 2017 in a haunting, elliptical way, featuring Cillian Murphy, star of "Anthropoid." Paul McCartney made the soundtrack, and it's as ominous as the movie.

Source: Business of Fashion
Friday, June 9, 2017
Dave Grohl reveals how Paul McCartney saved him after broken leg

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl discussed breaking his leg in a new radio interview. "They said, 'You have to have surgery.' So we thought, okay, well let's fly down to London. But I don't know any doctors in London,but I have a couple friends there, so I actually texted McCartney and...he hooked me up with this doctor."

Source: Alternative Nation
Stella McCartney shows clothes made from ocean pollution

Fashion designer Stella McCartney will use garbage from under the sea in her next line. McCartney is incorporating plastic debris from the ocean in her designs this summer, including actual fishnets and bottles. The material will replace woven and recycled polyesters, and it will also be used it as a leather alternative.

Source: NY Daily News
Monday, June 5, 2017
35 Years Ago: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder top the charts

When Paul McCartney hooked up with Stevie Wonder to make a plea for racial harmony in 1982, the result was one of the biggest hits in either artist's distinguished career. Ebony and Ivory, produced by George Martin, seemed like a natural for the duet treatment, and McCartney immediately knew who he wanted for a partner.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, June 2, 2017
Paul McCartney went too pirate for Pirates of the Caribbean Warning: Page opens with sound

Paul McCartney went full-on buccaneer in his recent Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales cameo, but producers were worried he'd almost went overboard with the Pirates look. Joachim Rønning said, "He's unrecognizable. I got nervous, because no one is going to see it in a way. It felt like we had gone too far."

Source: USA Today
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
How Keith Richards helped Paul McCartney land his Pirates cameo

Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer has finally revealed how and why Paul McCartney got a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean. "Keith Richards, who was in a couple of previous 'Pirates' movies, was on tour and and unavailable," Bruckheimer explained, but luckily Johnny Depp had more rock icons in his phone book to call upon.

Related Articles  Source: Yahoo! Movies, UK
Paul McCartney pays tribute to Roger Moore

Paul McCartney posted a tribute to late James Bond actor Roger Moore on Tuesday via Twitter. "He had a heart of gold, a great sense of humour and will be missed by the many people who loved him," McCartney wrote. Earlier, McCartney had also expressed sympathy for the families of victims at the Monday night bombing in Manchester.

Source: Billboard
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Johnny Depp says Paul McCartney is a great actor

Johnny Depp says he was happy to shoot with Paul McCartney for the fifth instalment of "Pirates of the Caribbean" which opens this Friday. He said, "Paul's a great actor. Clearly the guy is not lacking in the talent department. If I changed something up in the scene, he'd change something up in the scene. He'd make stuff up. He was amazing."

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Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dead at 89

For seven of the series' most popular films, from Live and Let Die, with title theme by Paul McCartney, to A View to a Kill, Roger Moore was James Bond. Moore was also known for his role as Simon Templar in the British TV series The Saint. Moore died early today after what his family tweeted, "a short but brave battle with cancer."

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Paul McCartney praises pot, slams fans on Fixing a Hole

Some people thought Paul McCartney's song Fixing a Hole was about heroin because "Fixing a Hole" was junkie slang for injecting smack. Other people thought the song was to be taken literally, knowing that Paul McCartney had purchased a rundown Scottish farm in 1966. As it turns out, neither story was completely correct.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, May 19, 2017
John Lennon's accidental 'Getting Better' acid trip

As the story goes, John Lennon swallowed the wrong pill the night he was supposed to record backing harmonies for Getting Better on Sgt. Pepper. Obviously impaired, George Martin took him on the roof of Abbey Road to recover, then Paul and George Harrison sprinted up the steps, afraid Lennon might fall off the edge.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Paul McCartney postpones date of US tour kickoff by 2 days

Paul McCartney has anounced his One on One Tour in Miami originally scheduled for July 5 has been postponed by two days, moved to July 7 to accommodate "exciting production enhancements." It's not known what those "enhancements" will be, but interestingly, the Miami gig now will coincide with the 77th birthday of Ringo Starr.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Paris Jackson wrote a song for Paul McCartney

Paris Jackson tells Teen Vogue that even though she's a model, music will always be in her heart, and that Paul McCartney would be her "dream musician" to write for. She also says, "I actually already wrote a song I'd like him to sing, but it probs won't happen." Her dad and and McCartney collaborated on several songs in the '70s and '80s.

Source: Teen Vogue
How Paul McCartney's travels inspired Sgt. Pepper title track

On November 6th, 1966, Paul McCartney took his Aston Martin DB6 to Le Touquet, France. Wearing a disguise, he travelled toward Paris as an ordinary man, kept a journal of the trip, and shot reel after reel of 8 mm film. It was total freedom, and it made him think about his own band in danger of being suffocated by their own fame.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, May 15, 2017
Paul McCartney shares photo of his character in Pirates of the Caribbean

Back in March 2016, word first arrived that Paul McCartney was joining the star-studded cast of the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales, for a top-secret cameo appearance. On Saturday, Paul shared a picture of himself, dressed in pirate regalia, on his social media accounts.

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50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman Warning: Page opens with sound

It was just another night out in London on May 15, 1967, for Paul McCartney at Soho's Bag O'Nails club. A little before McCartney showed up, a young photographer by the name of Linda Eastman had been taken to the Bag O'Nails by some of her friends, members of British rockers the Animals. McCartney caught Eastman's eye.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, May 8, 2017
Paul McCartney adds second shows to his New York-area tour stops

Paul McCartney has just announced that he'll be playing a second show at each of the four venues in and around New York for which he'd previously confirmed dates. The new concerts will take place in Newark, New Jersey, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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Daughter Beatrice spitting image of Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney's youngest daughter looked the spitting image of her dad during a rare public appearance over the weekend. Beatrice, 13, posed for a picture with her Macca backstage at a West End show and the family resemblance was clear to see, sporting a smart shirt and a quiff that evoked memories of her dad's time in the Beatles.

Source: The Sun, UK
Listen: Elvis Costello shares demo from Flowers in the Dirt

Paul McCartney's 1989 Flowers in the Dirt album received the deluxe treatment March 24. Last week, Elvis Costello shared the audio of the "Back on My Feet" demo, a composition he co-wrote with McCartney. The album, which reached #21 in Billboard, is the 10th release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection.

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Friday, May 5, 2017
Harry Styles faces backlash as fans compare his song to Beatles hit

With the release of a track from his upcoming album, Harry Styles finds himself at the heart of a musical backlash. On the track "Sweet Creature," Styles has been accused of copying The Beatles, as fans have been pointing out the similarities between his new offering and Paul McCartney's Blackbird on Twitter.

Source: The Mirror, UK
How Paul McCartney saved classic rock from extinction

Perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989 was Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt, the latest Macca LP to receive the deluxe-edition treatment as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. McCartney's eighth studio album is an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.

Source: Observer
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Paul McCartney is the richest musician in the U.K.

According to the new edition of The Sunday Times Rich List, to be published this Sunday, Paul McCartney, with his wife Nancy Shevell, is the richest musician in the U.K., largely thanks to his continued live performances and online sales. Olivia and Dhani Harrison come in on the list at number 7, and Ringo Starr tied at number 8.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Paul McCartney adds new tour dates in Brazil

On his official website, Paul McCartney has announced the addition of four dates in Brazil to his One-On-One tour in October. Paul will be visiting the cities of Porto Alegre, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Salvador, Brazil. His first visit to Brazil was in 1990, he was last there in 2014. Tickets go on public sale on Saturday, May 8.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Paul McCartney books second show in Chicago

After selling out a July 25 show the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Paul McCartney has expanded his One on One tour with a second date at the venue the following day to meet a huge demand for tickets. Live Nation will announce additional details about the second show and ticket purchase in the near future, a spokeswoman said.

Related Articles  Source: Chicago Tribune

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