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Friday, March 13, 2015
A history of Paul McCartney's amazing post-Beatles guitarists

Among his many talents, Paul McCartney has an uncanny facility for scouting out superb guitarists, including Denny Laine, Henry McCullough, Brian Ray, Laurence Juber and Robbie McIntosh. Of course, when you come of age accompanied by George Harrison and John Lennon, your standards are bound to be high.

Source: Gibson
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Paul McCartney sells out his day at Danish music festival

The Roskilde Festival in Denmark said Wednesday that one-day tickets for Saturday July 4th, the day Paul McCartney will grace the stage, are already sold-out. The tickets disappeared just days after the festival confirmed McCartney would headline. According to festival organizers, ticket sales are brisk all around for 2015.

Source: The Local, Denmark
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Stella McCartney unveils 'fur free fur'

Stella McCartney unveiled a range of "fur free fur" coats during her Paris Fashion Week show. Stella, a life-long vegetarian and pioneer of non-leather shoes and handbags, has until now refused to include even fake fur in her collections, but says now "modern fake fur looks so much like real one can tell it's not the real thing."

Source: The Sun
Paul McCartney pays tribute to Albert Maysles

Paul McCartney has issued a statement remembering acclaimed documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles on his official website. He said, "I was so sad to hear of the death of my friend and work colleague Albert Maysles. Albert, it was a pleasure to know you and thanks from all of us who did simply love you."

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Paul McCartney to reissue super-rare vinyl for Record Day 2015

As the day when Record Store Day 2015 approaches with loads of exclusive releases, April 18th is already circled on the calendars of vinyl collectors everywhere. Today, the complete list of releases has been officially revealed, and includes a reissue of Paul McCartney's rare 1967 The Family Way: Original Soundtrack Recording.

Source: Consequence of Sound
Paul McCartney explains why he's working with Kanye West

Paul McCartney has opened up about his recent collaborations with Kanye West, saying that Ye and Jay Z turned him on to rap during a joint concert at Barclays in 2012. He said, "Oh it's great, it's hip-hop, it's loud. I hadn't until then got the urban poetry aspect. Like, Bob Dylan is a poet. And so is Jay Z and Kanye."

Source: RTT News
Monday, March 9, 2015
Paul McCartney adds another show after he sells out in London

Following the release of tickets for a string of UK and European shows, Paul McCartney has added a second O2 Arena date to his tour, due to phenomenal demand. The first London O2 Arena date, along with Paul's hometown show at Liverpool Echo Arena, sold out within an hour of going on sale this morning.

Related Articles  Source: Gigwise
Photos: Kanye and McCartney embrace at Stella's show in Paris

They formed an unlikely alliance after collaborating on a new track, and the friendship was still in evidence at Stella McCartney's runway show in Paris on Monday. With a broad smile, characteristically moody rapper Kanye west was clearly delighted after crossing paths with Paul McCartney, who he greeted like an old pal.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Concert Review: Laurence Juber brings guitar craft Lord of the Strings

Laurence Juber gave up a successful career as a studio sessions guitarist to join Paul McCartney's Wings in 1978. Last Saturday, Juber's singular magic performing solo instrumental guitar was showcased throughout a two-hour concert staged in Mission Viejo, CA as part of the Lord Of The Strings concert series.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
Never before seen images may capture Paul McCartney's Beatles resignation

Never-before-seen images of The Beatles in 1968 may show George Harrison carrying Paul McCartney's resignation letter in his shirt pocket. The photographs were taken in 1968 on John Lennon's doorstep by then 19-year-old Michael Herring, who claims it was Paul McCartney's unopened resignation letter.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, March 6, 2015
Paul McCartney announces concert dates in Europe

After three dates in the UK, Paul McCartney brings his Out There tour to Marseille and Paris, France, Amsterdam, Holland, the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden. Paul said, "It's been a little while since I've performed in some of these places so we know it's going to be a fun tour."

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Paul McCartney to make cameo appearance with Johnny Depp supergroup

It has been released that Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry's supergroup, called the Hollywood Vampires, will make an album and tour in the fall, including a cameo appearance by none other than Paul McCartney, who will dust off the song he wrote for Badfinger, Come and Get It, for the occasion.

Source: Rolling Stone
Photos: Linda McCartney portfolio

Linda McCartney amassed a major portfolio of photographs of rock musicians from the 1960s to the 1990s. Paul McCartney said, "I can think of no one else whose work was so comprehensive and who captured the essence better than Linda." She met Paul McCartney in London in 1967, they married in March 1969.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
The cowriter of Kayne West and Paul McCartney's Only One

In the last two years, Kirby Lauryen, cowriter of Kanye West and Paul McCartney's new song Only One, has worked with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Rodney Jerkins, and Timbaland. Lauryen also cowrote their song "FourFiveSeconds," which features Rihanna and which debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 the first week of February.

Related Articles  Source: Berklee College of Music
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Listen: Paul McCartney releases free unreleased Wings downloads

Today, after a string of Kanye West and Rihanna-focused posts, Paul McCartney took his fans a few decades back to when Wings ruled the charts, and posted three previously unreleased Wings tracks on his official site. Hinting there's still more, he posted "Check back regularly to see what new downloads have been added."

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Kanye West releases another Paul McCartney collaboration

Kanye West has released "All Day", his third collaboration with Paul McCartney this year. West debuted "All Day" last week at the BRIT Awards. It is the fourth track from West in 2015, the first was McCartney collaboration "Only One", the second was with McCartney and Rihanna. Kanye West will release his next album "soon".

Related Articles  Source: Noise 11
Monday, March 2, 2015
Man honored to make Buddy Holly guitar for Paul McCartney

A guitar maker from Canterbury, England, has crafted an instrument for Paul McCartney. The extraordinary commission was given to Alister Atkin, who hand-builds custom acoustic guitars from his own workshop. Based on the Gibson J45 model used by rock legend Buddy Holly, it was presented to Paul during his tour in Texas.

Source: Kent Online, UK
Ringo admits Paul Is Dead rumors were true... not

Last week, websites reported on an "exclusive Ringo Starr interview" in the Hollywood Inquirer in which Starr admits the 1966 Paul Is Dead conspiracy is true, and quotes him as saying, "When Paul died, we all panicked!" However, the Hollywood Inquirer doesn't actually exist, the story was created by a satirical news website.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for more than $231,000 at auction

Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for £150,000 at auction. The three-bedroom, mid-terrace former council house in south Liverpool fetched £50,000 over the guide price, and was snapped up by an anonymous bidder in the UK despite international interest in the sale at the city's Cavern Club.

Source: ITV, UK
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
It's official: Paul McCartney to headline Firefly Music Festival

Forty days after the rumor first surfaced that Paul McCartney would headline Firefly Music Festival, it's finally official: Sir Paul will join Kings of Leon and The Killers as the headliners of the fourth edition of the Firefly, one of the fastest growing festivals in the country. The rest of the 2015 roster was announced last week.

Source: USA Today
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Paul McCartney rules iTunes chart with Rihanna And Kanye West

"FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West with special guest Paul McCartney is currently at No. 6 on the iTunes chart. Further down the iTunes chart, Macca is at No. 89 singing "Only One" with Kanye West. Paul recently performed "FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West at the Grammys.

Related Articles  Source: The Inquisitr
Paul McCartney and wife Nancy spotted skiing in Vermont

A restaurant in Vermont had royalty from the music world drop by for dinner Sunday afternoon. After spending a day on the slopes at nearby Bromley Mountain, Sir Paul McCartney and five other people spent about an hour in the dining room enjoying a quiet meal that included margherita pizza and organic kale salad.

Source: Burlington Free Press
Monday, February 23, 2015
Paul McCartney takes top prize at 2015 concert industry awards

Paul McCartney received the top honor at the 26th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, held Saturday at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. McCartney won the Major Tour of the Year prize for the 2014 edition of his Out There World Tour. This marks Paul's third time, he also won this award in 2002 and 1990.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Paul McCartney has top five single for the first time in 31 years

Paul McCartney has reached the top five of the Billboard 100 chart for the first time in 31 years with his Kanye West and Rihanna collaboration FourFiveSeconds. This is McCartney's first Top five single in 31 years, and a new record for longest gap between Top 5 hits, his last was Say Say Say with Michael Jackson.

Related Articles  Source: RTT News
Stella McCartney accidentally steals limelight at fashion show

It wasn't her catwalk show, but all eyes were on Stella McCartney when she stepped out on Monday to a fashion show wearing a dangerously plunging blazer, teamed with a pair of wide-fitting trousers and a matching elegant scarf. McCartney was joined in the front row of the show by Welsh actor Luke Evans and Salma Hayek.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, February 20, 2015
Conversations with Peter Asher and Denny Laine

In new interviews, Peter Asher talks about how Peter & Gordon came together, and which has been his favorite job, producer, manager, background vocalist, or songwriter, and Denny Laine talks about talks about his new tour, his early influences, the Moody Blues and his experiences with Paul McCartney and Wings.

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Paul McCartney says making music was easier in the past

In the music industry since 1957, Paul McCartney has seen changes in technology affect how he produces his hit tracks, encouraging him to brand modern music production "luxurious." He said, "The process of making the music, I do go]on sometimes to younger people I'm working with, and say it was kind of easier before."

Source: TV3, Ireland
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Looking at negative fan reaction to Paul McCartney collaborations

One would think that all of this involvement with 21st century pop luminaries such as Rihanna, Kanye West and Lady Gaga would produce a good deal of excitement among Paul's fandom. But it's been quite the opposite, as fans have reacted as if Paul's going to catch hip-hop cooties from working with them.

Source: Beatlefan Blog
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Two jailed in Italy after claiming credit for Paul McCartney songs

Two crooks in Italy who tried to swipe royalties for famous songs written by Paul McCartney and others have been sentenced to jail and fined around $284,000. They took advantage of a loophole in the Italian song publishers computer system in which many famous original compositions had somehow gone unregistered.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Fans hope Paul McCartney will headline 2015 Firefly music festival

The official 2015 Firefly Festival lineup poster was made public Tuesday afternoon, although the very first headliner's name has been blurred out, leaving that slot open to speculation. The general consensus among fanatics is that name is none other than Paul McCartney, whose name was leaked last month.

Source: WDDE, NPR Delaware
BBC Radio 1 cites McCartney as example to deny Madonna ban

Madonna was recently was ousted from BBC Radio 1's playlist reportedly because she was too old. However, on Facebook, BBC Radio 1 posted, "Radio 1 does not ban anyone—please don't believe the papers, an artist's age is never a factor. In fact, Paul McCartney currently has two tracks on the Radio 1 playlist."

Source: E! Online
Monday, February 16, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney performs at SNL after party

Paul McCartney was among the stars who performed at Saturday Night Live's mega anniversary after party on Sunday night. Many of the stars and comedians attended the invite-only event, held at New York's Plaza Hotel after appearing on the three-and-a-half hour 40th birthday special. Prince and Miley Cyrus also performed.

Source: Gigwise
Video: Paul McCartney performs on SNL 40th Anniversary show

Paul McCartney delivered a killer performance of Maybe I'm Amazed for the SNL 40th Anniversary Special on Sunday night. While critics may say Paul's vocals may not have been as powerful as they once were, we were blown away by how he could still kill it on the piano and rock it with his backup musicians, all totally live.

Source: Pop Crush
Paul McCartney plays urprise Valentine's Day show in NYC

On Saturday morning, Paul McCartney announced a surprise intimate Valentine's Day concert at Irving Plaza. Tickets quickly sold out, but those who did get to go, including many celebrities in town for the SNL 40th Anniversary, were treated to all the classic silly love songs that have made Macca an icon for generations.

Source: Gothamist
Friday, February 13, 2015
Kanye West says Paul McCartney liked his John Lennon-like angst

Rapper Kanye West says his similarities to John Lennon are why his collaboration with Paul McCartney was a success. "We just went in and we vibed out. As you can see, I might be a little bit more 'angst' than Paul. And remember the last time when Paul had somebody really 'angst' working with him, the type of music they made?"

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Q&A with international designer Stella McCartney

Designer Stella McCartney is famous for a number of things: Beatles offspring, Order of the British Empire honoree, and now she's opened her first Bay Area boutique in Palo Alto. 7x7 talks with Stella about the inspiration behind her spring collection, her leather-free legacy, and what it was like growing up as that guy's kid.

Source: 7x7
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Diana Krall's latest album includes unreleased Paul McCartney ballad

Singer-pianist Diana Krall's 12th album, called Wallflower, includes a previously unreleased ballad by Paul McCartney, If I Take You Home Tonight. Written for Paul's Kisses on the Bottom album, but not making the album's final cut, Krall asked McCartney if she could record it, saying, "It's one of my favorite tracks."

Source: The Globe and Mail, UK
Amazing Paul McCartney comment to Queen Mother revealed

Amazing comments from Paul McCartney have been revealed from the Caird Hall autograph book, signed by McCartney during a visit to the concert auditorium in Dundee, Scotland with Wings in 1975. It contains a tongue in cheek drawing and comment directed towards the late Queen Mother, who had signed the previous page.

Source: The Evening Telegraph, UK
Monday, February 9, 2015
Paul McCartney caught dancing in the audience at the Grammys

Paul McCartney was really getting in to ELO's performance of Evil Woman at the Grammys last night and was caught in a hilarious moment as he was seen clapping and bopping along, only to realize he was being filmed, promptly sitting down in embarrassment, but at 72 he can probably be forgiven for the dodgy moves.

Source: London Evening Standard
Paul McCartney seen but not heard at Grammys

Paul McCartney took to the stage last night in Los Angeles with Kanye West and Rihanna last night, singing their new song FourFiveSeconds. But some of his fans took to social media to complain that they could not hear Paul's singing, and speculated that his microphone was turned off during the performance.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Paul McCartney hits Billboard Hot 100 with Kanye Rihanna collaboration

Paul McCartney returns to the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to "FourFiveSeconds," his new collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West. The song has jumped from #54 to #15 on the tally, making it McCartney's highest-charting hit in 28 years. The last time McCartney had a tune that high on the Hot 100 was back in 1986.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Video: Dana Carvey impersonates John Lennon and Paul McCartney

While being interviewed for The Hollywood Reporter recently, Dana Carvey busted out an impression of John Lennon talking to Paul McCartney about his recent collaborations with Kanye West. Carvey's confused Lennon asks "Well, what does he do? Does he sort of just hum along?" and McCartney tries to explain auto-tuning to Lennon.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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