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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.

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.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
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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
Paul and Linda McCartney art to be exhibited in France

Rencontres d'Arles', a photography festival launched this week in Arles, South of France includes an exhibition of photography and album artwork called Total Records, which features a section dedicated to Paul and Linda McCartney. It includes album sleeves and cover photos from McCartney, RAM, Pipes of Peace and Tug of War.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono send birthday wishes to Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday. Uploading a photo of herself and Starr to Twitter, Yoko Ono wrote, "Happy Birthday, Ringo! And Many, Many more. Let us count the ways how we love you... From an old acquaintance, yoko". Meanwhile, Paul McCartney sent three birthday wishes to Starr in total.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Friday, July 3, 2015
Pictures: Paul McCartney celebrates Fan Art Friday

For the past year Paul McCartney's official web site has been posting a piece of fan art every Friday. They have now added their favourites to the #FanArtFriday website photo collection, they say the quality of the artwork has blown them away and they're inspired by all of the talent and creativity fans have shown.

Heather Mills tired of being a trophy wife

Despite the publicist's warning that the 'M' word must not be mentioned, in a new interview, Heather Mills is willing to recall the horrendous fall-out she suffered from her acrimonious divorce from Paul McCartney. Today Mills, 47, is determined to proclaim a positive outcome from those traumatic times.

Source: Sunderland Echo, UK
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Interview: Paul McCartney: No one will ever live up to the Beatles

Paul McCartney is interviewed and on the cover of the new edition of Esquire Magazine. Asked about, "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make," McCartney said, "That little one, it surprises me. I don't remember coming up with it. It just sort of popped out, like a lot of my stuff. I'm kind of proud of it."

Source: Esquire
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Man sentenced for assault during 2014 Paul McCartney concert

A Devils Lake, North Dakota man has been ordered to pay the uncovered medical bills and reimburse a Fargo man for concert tickets for slamming the man's head into an aluminum shelf in a men's room at the Fargodome during the Paul McCartney concert last July. The victim says he asked the man to be quiet during the concert.

Source: KFGO, Fargo
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Paul McCartney remembers his earliest childhood memory

On his official Website, Paul McCartney has answered this month's "You Gave Me Answer" question, which was sent in by John from the UK, who asked, "What is your earliest memory, Paul?" There is also link on the site to a video of Paul's crew and band wishing him happy birthday backstage at the Firefly Music Festival.

Tom Cruise film Vanilla Sky heads to Blu-ray

Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise was released today on Blu-ray, with two versions of the film, the 2001 original theatrical cut and the new Alternate Ending Version. The film's title song, music and lyrics by Paul McCartney, was nominated for best original song in 2001 for an Academy Award and in 2002 for a Golden Globe.

Source: Broadway World
Monday, June 29, 2015
Paul McCartney to headline anniversary gala

Paul McCartney will perform at a gala event to celebrate the 35th anniversary. The event will be held Sept. 30 in Hollywood. McCartney has a long history in support, in an interview in 2005 he said, "When I first heard, the idea appealed to me."

Source: Beatles Examiner
Autographed McCartney guitar shows up at appraisal event

A blue Fender Squier Bullet guitar autographed by Paul McCarttney was among the items brought in for free appraisals at the Ela Area Public Library fifth annual antiques and collectibles appraisal event in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Purchased for $500 seven years ago, the appraisal expert advised the owner of the guitar to hold onto it.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Friday, June 26, 2015
McCartney delivers show-stopping Charleston tribute in South Carolina

Performing in Columbia, South Carolina last night, Paul McCartney dedicated a song to the victims in Charleston. "We pray that people of all colors will be able to live together in peace and harmony," McCartney said before playing the 1970 Beatles classic, "The Long And Winding Road."

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Video Flashback: Paul McCartney plays John Lennon medley in 1990

Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt tour hit in Liverpool on June 28th, 1990. The year marked the 50th anniversary of John Lennon's birth, and McCartney wanted to do something memorable to mark the occasion, performing a long medley that incorporated Strawberry Fields Forever, Help! and Give Peace a Chance.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Paul McCartney honored by the City of Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin announced Wednesday that Thursday, June 25 will be recognized as Paul McCartney Day. The move correlates with McCartney's concert Thursday night at Colonial Life Arena. Wednesday also saw Mayor Benjamin rename a part of Gadsen Street, "Paul McCartney Way."

Source: WACH TV, Columbia, SC
Monday, June 22, 2015
Video: McCartney dedicates Long and Winding Road to Charleston

During Delaware's Firefly Festival on Friday night, Paul McCartney was among the many artists who paid tribute to the Charleston, South Carolina victims. "Let's take a moment to pray for peace and harmony amongst people of different colors in the world," McCartney told the audience.

Source: Music Times
Paul McCartney rules night at Firefly Music Festival

Beatlemania roared in Delaware on Friday night as Paul McCartney, whose birthday was Thursday, unfurled a dizzying, career-spanning marathon show packed with timeless hits at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover. McCartney greeted the crowd, "Good evening, Firefly. I got a feeling we're going to have a bit of a party here tonight."

Related Video  Source: Delaware Online
Friday, June 19, 2015
Video: James Taylor recalls nervous Beatles audition for Apple Records

In 1968, James Taylor signed a contract with the Beatles' new label, Apple, making his self-titled debut LP the company's first release from a non-British artist. But securing that lucrative deal was intimidating for the then-unknown singer-songwriter, who auditioned for Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
New photography exhibition by Mike McCartney to open in Liverpool

Celebrated photographer Mike McCartney will stage a new exhibition at St. George's Hall in Liverpool this Autumn. Entitled "Mike McCartney Luvs St George's Hall," the exhibition runs from September 5 until October 18, and features 60 fascinating images depicting the Liverpool landmark that span more than half a century.

Source: Broadway World Art
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Seven facts you might not know about Paul McCartney

Today Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 73rd birthday. Macca was born on June 18, 1942 at Walton Hospital, to parents Mary and James "Jim" McCartney. To celebrate Macca's birthday, The Liverpool Echo takes a look back at his life in pictures and reveals seven things you might not know about the star.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney's buried treasures

Part of Paul McCartney's genius is the way he makes records. Sometimes the arrangement and the recording transcend the actual song. On his birthday, this is a list of little-known Paul McCartney songs, buried away on b-sides, or as CD bonus tracks, or hidden away on soundtracks, or issued under a pseudonym.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Hard Days Night Hotel creates birthday cocktail for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney celebrates his 73rd birthday, and to mark the occasion, Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool has launched a limited edition birthday cocktail in his honor. The Macca cocktail will be served at the hotel's Bar Four for today only, and is inspired by Tiger Jack, known to be one of McCartney's favorite drinks.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Paul McCartney's birthday adds to flavor of tribute show

The McCartney Years Paul McCartney tribute band didn't plan to book a rare hometown gig on Sir Paul's birthday, but they did and that means it's going to be a party at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, on Thursday. The McCartney Years crisscrosses North America to play about 70 dates a year, but only one or two in London.

Source: Norwhich Gazette, Ontario
Monday, June 15, 2015
Paul McCartney endorses World Meat Free Day

Designed to raise awareness of the unsustainability of the meat and livestock industry around the globe, the not-for-profit initiative World Meat Free Day is asking people to pledge to go meat free for just one day. The Meat Free Monday founders, Paul McCartney, Mary and Stella McCartney, are backing the campaign.

Source: Longevity Live
Paul McCartney on how Beatles broke the Motown mold

The Beatles memorably covered the Motown classics You Really Got a Hold On Me, Please Mr. Postman and Money, but that doesn't mean they fashioned themselves after Detroit's hitmaking juggernaut. Instead, Paul McCartney recently said, it was quite the opposite, the Beatles wanted to smash the Motown model.

Source: Something Else Reviews

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