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Friday, February 28, 2014

Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher splits with Beady Eye's manager

Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher has reportedly parted company with Beady Eye's manager Scott Rodger, who is recognised as one of the best managers in the music industry for being the man behind Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire. Scott had been brought in to revitalise the band after disappointing sales of their first album.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Video: Paul McCartney backstage at the 2014 Grammys

Last month Paul McCartney picked up five Grammys at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Paul McCartney's official website was on hand to capture an exclusive look behind-the-scenes from the night, including Paul rubbing shoulders with Ringo and all the other celebs on hand for the evening.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney admits Beatles used to plant false stories in NME

Collecting his Songwriter's Songwriter award at the NME Awards, Paul McCartney confessed on stage to sneaking false stories into NME, including that George Harrison was the cousin of British rocker Billy Fury. He also credited NME as where he first read and learned about his idols Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.

Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Paul McCartney admits he has 'no idea' how he wrote Beatles classics

Paul McCartney collected an honorary prize at the NME Awards for his songwriting skills, and admitted he had no idea how he did it. He was being honoured with an award as the "songwriters' songwriter" at the annual awards event in recognition of his half century as a hitmaker. He was given a standing ovation at the event.

Source: The Independent, Ireland
Paul McCartney in trademark battle over his famous nickname

Paul Mccartney is suing to stop a company using his nickname "MACca" for cosmetics. His legal team has filed an objection to a trademark application filed in London to use the name for a line of cosmetics, perfumes, hair products and soaps. The applicant now has two months to defend the filing with the British Trademark Registry.

Source: Contact Music
Monday, February 24, 2014
Paul attends Linda McCartney Retrospective in France

Late last week, aul and his family attended the opening reception of the Linda McCartney retrospective photography exhibition in the city of Montpellier, France. More than 200 prints and original documents are displayed in the exhibit, reflecting Linda's instinctive ability to capture the beauty of a particular moment.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Yoko Ono
Yoko on her dancing at Beatles Grammy shows

In a Q&A with fans, Yoko Ono has addressed some questions involving recent Beatles-related events she attended, including the 56th annual Grammy awards and the 50th anniversary concert filmed a day later. Ono was the only one seen unselfconsciously dancing in the aisles during both tapings. "I was just being myself," Yoko says.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Heather Mills
Heather Mills wins legal battle against publicist

Paul McCartney's ex Heather Mills has won a lengthy legal battle against a former publicist who agreed to accept a reduced fee to represent Mills in 2007 after Mills told her she could no longer afford her $5,000-a-month fee, but when Mills scored a $39 million divorce settlement from McCartney, the PR felt she deserved the full amount backdated.

Source: UTV, Northern Ireland
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Paul McCartney to be celebrated with special prize at NME Awards

Paul McCartney is being celebrated by fellow songwriters with a special one-off prize at the NME Awards recognising his contribution to music over the past half century. He is to attend the event, to be staged on February 26 at London's O2 Academy in Brixton, to collect his Songwriter's Songwriter award.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Bid on a chance to meet Paul McCartney

Wanna meet Paul McCartney? To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arrival in America this month, online auction site has launched The Beatlemania Auction, featuring incredible opportunities to win a piece of Beatles' magic and give back to remarkable causes at the same time.

Source: Artist Direct
Ex-hair stylist blasts Sir Paul's haircut

A renowned New York hair stylist denies he is responsible for Paul McCartney's "inferior" hairstyle and claims the Beatles singer dyes it himself. Guy Thomas said that he's sick of clients coming in and blaming him for the current state of McCartney's hair which he said was a "mess". Nobody for McCartney was available for comment.

Source: Daily Mail, UK
Monday, February 17, 2014
Photos: Paul and Ringo at the Grammy Beatles Salute

Earlier this month CBS broadcast The Grammy Salute To The Beatles at the same time and date of the now legendary first TV appearance by the band on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th 1964. Paul McCartney's official photographer was on hand to capture exclusive photos from the rehearsals and the show.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Drummer Kenny Aronoff on playing with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Drummer Kenny Aronoff is probably best known for his work with John Mellencamp. But it was a triple-play of opportunities to jam with Ringo Starr that meant the most to Aronoff as he got the chance to play alongside Starr at the David Lynch tribute, the Grammy Awards and then with both Ringo and Paul on the Grammy salute.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
McCartney wins Artist and Album of the Year Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

The combination of his artistic legacy and continued vitality has paid off well for Paul McCartney. He is the winner of the two most prestigious 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards, Artist of the Year, in a landslide taking 64 percent of the vote, and Album of the Year, closely beating out Black Sabbath's reunion album "13."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Video: Paul and Ringo rehearse Queenie Eye for Grammys

Paul McCartney's official website has posted an exclusive behind-the-scenes video shot at the rehearsals for the Grammys featuring Paul and Ringo practicing "Queenie Eye." The clip includes interviews, Paul says that "playing with Ringo is very special," and Ringo says of his lifelong friend, "Paul McCartney is the finest."

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, February 7, 2014
Video: Letterman interviews McCartney and Starr for CBS Beatles special

David Letterman spoke this week with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the Ed Sullivan Theater for the CBS Beatles tribute special which will air Sunday night. "It's like going back to your old school, isn't it?" McCartney said. Starr's memory of the Ed Sullivan Theater was that it was "four times bigger than this."

Related Articles  Source: Newsday
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
How Paul McCartney ended up in a Nirvana reunion

If it hadn't been for Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney might never have won a Grammy with the surviving members of Nirvana. "Because he'd just given me this little cigar box guitar, which I was wildly excited about, so I took it along to the studio," Paul said backstage at the Grammys. "It was magic for me, playing with these guys."

Source: Forbes
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Peter Asher
Peter Asher: Eyewitness to the birth of Beatlemania

Before he embarked on a long career as a top-flight record exec, manager and producer, Peter Asher was in the vanguard of the British Invasion as a member of the vocal duo Peter & Gordon. Paul McCartney wrote four hits for Peter & Gordon, and he also lived in the Asher family home in the mid-1960s while dating Peter's sister, Jane Asher.

Source: Variety
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr go full circle on Beatles night

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to spend the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show at the theater where it all took place. They will be guests on The Late Show With David Letterman on Feb. 9, following the Grammy Salute to the Beatles. Letterman's show is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Related Articles  Source: Artist Direct
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Ringo Starr's tandem drumming with Paul McCartney at the Grammys

Many Beatles fans were disappointed when the Grammys reunion featuring Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney found Starr performing alongside McCartney's regular drummer, Abe Laboriel Jr. That's actually Starr's preferred format these days, his regular All-Starr Band tours always feature an additional drummer.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
In Pictures: The Grammy Salute to the Beatles

Music world stars celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show by performing Monday night in Los Angeles, including Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Katy Perry, Annie Lennox, Peter Frampton and Alicia Keys.

Related Articles  Source: NY Daily News
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite for Beatles TV special

No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr joined forces at the Los Angeles Convention Center on With a Little Help From My Friends and Hey Jude as the finale on the tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Monday, January 27, 2014
Paul McCartney recalls magic of Nirvana team-up backstage at Grammys

Paul McCartney described the session on "Cut Me Some Slack" as much quicker than anything on his just released New album, and didn't realize the significance of who he was playing with when he walked into Dave Grohl's 606 studio in Northridge, California. "It was magic for me playing with these guys," McCartney said.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney embraces Yoko Ono before performing with Ringo Starr

It seems Paul McCartney and Yoko One have put their feud behind them. Before reuniting on stage with his Beatles band mate, Ringo Starr, Paul approached Yoko in the star-studded crowd and held her hand as they exchanged a few words. They embraced each other, and the gesture didn't appear to have been forced.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Paul McCartney takes home four Grammys

Paul McCartney took home five awards from this year's Grammys, his biggest ever, including Best Rock Song for Cut Me Some Slack co-wrote with Dave Grohl, Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for last year's Wings Over America re-issue, Best Surround Sound Album and Best Music Film for Live Kisses.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr share Grammy stage for rare performance

As many fans hoped, a Paul and Ringo reunion happened on the Grammy stage tonight. McCartney sat down on a psychedelic-painted piano with Starr on drums and they performed "Queenie Eye" from Macca's latest album New. Earlier in the broadcast, Starr performed solo and played "Photograph" from his 1973 album, Ringo.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney and surviving members of Nirvana win Grammy

The Best Rock Song Award at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards went tonight to the nameless group featuring surviving Nirvana alum Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselik and Pat Smear with Paul McCartney for Cut Me Some Slack, originally conceived for the soundtrack of the Grohl-directed documentary "Sound City."

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl calls Paul McCartney a visionary at the Grammys

In an interview on the Red Carpet of the 2014 Grammy Awards, Dave Grohl said Paul McCartney "makes you feel like you've been friends forever," when you meet him. Grohl won the Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media earlier in the evening for the album Sound City: Real to Reel, which also featured McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney albums pick up early Grammys

At the 2014 Grammys pre-show award ceremony, Paul McCartney's Wings Over America landed Simon Earith and James Musgrave the Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package award. Also, Al Schmitt and Tommy LiPuma won the Best Surround Sound Album for McCartney's Live Kisses. The event was hosted by Cyndi Lauper.

Related Articles  Source: 3 News, NZ
Paul McCartney's autograph ranks higher than the Queen's

Paul McCartney has been ranked at number three in a newly-released top 10 of most valuable living autographs compiled by memorabilia experts Paul Fraser Collectibles, that puts him three places ahead of the Queen of England. McCartney is a rock solid investment, with his signature on a signed photo going for £2,000 a time.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Saturday, January 25, 2014
US embarks on 50th anniversary spree of Beatlemania

50 years after the four young men from Liverpool set foot on US soil for the first time, for the next two weeks America will embark on a golden anniversary spree of Beatlemania. The barrage of US television specials, fan festivals and tribute concerts begins tomorrow evening with a rare reunion of the two surviving Beatles.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Friday, January 24, 2014
Cirque's Love to cap Beatles TV tribute

The Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas will go dark Sunday through Tuesday so they can participate in the all-star Beatles tribute on Feb. 9, first with their rendition of Here Comes the Sun and then in the night's elaborate finale, expected to feature Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney performing together.

Related Articles  Source: Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Paul McCartney out to early lead in Ultimate Classic Rock awards

With two weeks of voting down and three still to go, Paul McCartney has taken an early lead for Artist of the Year in the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards. He's also in second place for Album of the Year, and second place for Song of the Year, for "Queenie Eye." Fans can vote once an hour from now until February 11.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
CBS Special could be 3 hours with Paul, Ringo and guest stars

Sources say CBS's special scheduled for February 9, being taped this Monday in Los Angeles, could end up being three hours long. Right now the show is set from 8 to 10 pm. The Eurythmics are re-uniting for the event, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as some other unannounced guests, will be on the bill.

Related Articles  Source: Showbiz 411
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Ringo confirms Beatles reunion at anniversary tribute show

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform together for an upcoming TV tribute to The Beatles. Previously reported the pair would appear together at this year's Grammy Awards, Ringo Starr has now revealed he and McCartney will also perform for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles on January 27.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Ringo Starr honored for a lifetime of peace and love

For his 68th birthday last night, the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace honored Ringo Starr with the "Lifetime of Peace and Love Award." The hour-long tribute concert featured numerous special guests and performers, Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono sent in video messages for Ringo.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, January 17, 2014
Paul McCartney first musician to reach 10 Million followers on Japanese app

Paul McCartney has become the first musician in the world to reach 10 million followers on the Japanese-based social network Line. Paul's account, now his most popular social network, is available in English and Japanese and was launched in mid–October to coincide with the release of his "New" album and tour of Japan.

More Information  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Paul McCartney nominated for NME Award

Paul McCartney has been nominated for "Best Solo Artist" at this year's NME Awards. The shortlist for the category, announced earlier this week, also includes David Bowie, Kanye West and Jake Bugg. Fans can cast their vote for the award at NME's website. The awards will take place at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 26th.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Confirmed: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to reunite at Grammy Awards

It was announced today that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Paul and Ringo, who with the Beatles are this year's recipients of the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, will perform at the ceremony, set to take place live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan. 26.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard

Linda McCartney
French gallery to host Linda McCartney retrospective

Le Pavillon Populaire, photo gallery in Montpellier, will showcase the first retrospective in France of the work of photographer Linda McCartney, from February 21 through May 4. A remarkable set of more than 200 prints and original documents will be displayed, including her pictures of the most famous musicians of the "swinging sixties."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, January 13, 2014
Newly discovered documents show McCartney acting in 1960 school play

Recently discovered pages from a school play program dating from February, 1960 and presented at the Liverpool Institute, which Paul McCartney attended, show him listed under the name "Paul McCartney" as one of the assessors in the cast of the play "Saint Joan" by George Bernard Shaw. The document will soon go up for auction.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Both Paul and Ringo make top 10 most valuable living autographs list

On the list of the top 10 most valuable living autographs, Ringo Starr comes in on the list at number 9, with a value of $750, the least valuable of the four Beatles, yet rising at a rapid pace, climbing by 20.6% in value in 2013. Paul McCartney places number 3 on the list, with his autograph currently going for $3,275.

Source: News-Antique.com

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