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Friday, March 14, 2014

Mike McCartney
McGear McCartney mania at The Plough in Devon

What do you do when your big brother Sir Paul has taken over the world with The Beatles? Faced with such a dilemma back in the 60s, the younger McCartney sibling changed his name to Mike McGear, formed his own band The Scaffold and moved into the satire and comedy field. Now Mike is back on the road with a new hilarious and nostalgic one man show.

Source: North Devon Gazette
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Denny Laine on the idea of working with Paul McCartney again

Denny Laine has repaired whatever tore him apart from Wings in the early 1980s, adding that he and Paul McCartney talk often, though not about collaborating. "No, that's never come up," he says. "Everyone once in a while, I'll be in touch, but we haven't planned on anything, no. He's doing his thing, and I'm doing my thing."

Source: Something Else Reviews

Jane Asher
Jane Asher to launch new line of budget bakeware

UK budget chain Poundland will launch an exclusive bakeware range by Jane Asher next month. The 1-a-piece products are expected to sell like hot cakes. The actress and writer, who was engaged to Paul McCartney in the Sixties, has carved a career as one of the country's most respected cake experts and now has her own party cake business.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Monday, March 10, 2014
Paul McCartney gets Out There in Chile

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul's critically acclaimed "Out There" tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, today Paul confirms he'll be getting back out there by announcing he will be heading back to Chile in April for the first time since his historic performance in 2011.

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Paul McCartney's current band has outlasted the Beatles, Wings

He was in the Beatles and Wings for roughly a decade a piece. But Paul McCartney has been collaborating with his current band for far longer. "We've been working together a long time," McCartney said. "A couple of years ago, I kind of looked at them and said, You know what guys? We're a band. We're a real band."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Hollywood restaurant makes special meal for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was treated like royalty recently at a Hollywood restaurant. McCartney was having dinner with his wife, Ringo Starr and his wife. According to a source, "The owner, a friend, escorted the ex-Beatle into the kitchen where Paul, who loves to cook, watched intently as the chef prepared veggies chosen by the star."

Source: Ecorazzi
Yairi, guitar maker favored by Paul McCartney

Kazuo Yairi, known for making guitars beloved by such top musicians around the world including Paul McCartney, designated a contemporary master craftsman by Japan. Yairi, president of Yairi Guitar in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, believed it was most important to make handmade guitars.

Source: The Japan News
Friday, March 7, 2014
Paul McCartney to score animated film

In a phone interview with radio station KCSN in Los Angeles, Paul McCartney disclosed that he was excited to begin work on a new project, creating the music for a forthcoming animated film, although he didn't give any details. "It's like being a kid getting to play with some of the most creative people in the world," McCartney said.

Related Audio  Source: Billboard
Updated British all time hits list includes 7 Beatles songs

On the updated list of the biggest selling singles in British recording history, Beatles or Beatles-solo records make up seven of the top 50, five Beatles songs including She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, plus Mull of Kintyre by Wings and Imagine by John Lennon. Elton John's Candle in the Wind tops the list.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Pictures: Paul and Nancy travel in style as they head back to the UK

On Thursday, Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell were spotted getting ready to board a flight from LA back to London, looking very sharp as they made their way through the airport. Paul, 71, looked much younger than his years wearing a well-fitted black suit with a white shirt, unbuttoned at the top.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Paul McCartney featured on the cover of this week's NME

Paul McCartney is featured on the cover of this week's NME Magazine. The current issue takes the reader behind-the-scenes at the publication's recent awards night where McCartney was presented with the special "Songwriters' Songwriter" award. Fans can now also watch a video of Paul receiving his award online.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Paul McCartney featured in upcoming PBS Dave Clark Five tribute

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Stevie Wonder are among the many stars who appear in a new PBS special that puts a spotlight on the legendary 1960s British band The Dave Clark Five. The two-hour show, The Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over, will premiere next month on PBS in the U.S.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dave Grohl
Pics: Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl's Oscars night double date

All the big names in Hollywood were at the Dolby Theatre, except for Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl, who decided against joining the Oscars' festivities for an evening out with their wives at a vegan restaurant on Melrose Ave. Paul and Dave won a Grammy this year for their collaborative effort on Cut Me Some Slack which was awarded Best Rock Song.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, March 3, 2014
Paul McCartney backs concert

Paul McCartney is helping to promote the third concert in All Cannings on Saturday, May 31. Paul and other celebs are leading a social media campaign to raise awareness for the event by posing in T-shirts. Five bands playing hits covering 30 years of rock will perform this year.

Source: Wiltshire Times, UK
Friday, February 28, 2014
Macca, Ringo and Julian Lennon wanted for new animated flick

Harvey Weinstein has revealed plans to turn the remaining Beatles into aliens in a sequel to his hit animation movie, "Escape from Planet Earth." Weinstein says he wants Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Julian Lennon to appear as The Greys. He said, "The characters already speak like The Beatles and it would be really fun."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK

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.

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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.


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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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

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