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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Paul McCartney's guitar gets first-class treatment

Paul McCartney has admitted his iconic 1963 Hofner bass guitar gets the special treatment whenever he flies with it, with the instrument sometimes being treated to it's own first-class seat and seatbelt. He said, "My guy [assistant John Hammel] looks after it like his own child and he won't let anyone take it."

Source: The Sun Daily
Friday, May 22, 2015
Pics: Behind the scenes on tour with Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney's Out There tour is about to begin in the UK, and his official website is giving fans a look behind-the-scenes into life on the road with Paul, including many photos of Paul and his fans at his concerts at the Tokyo Dome, and a view of the concert from the mixing desk which is one of the best seats in the house.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Pics: Paul McCartney buys $15.5M penthouse on Central Park East

Paul McCartney is the proud new owner of a $15.5 million penthouse in New York City. The duplex apartment was created and customized by the co-op building's developer where he lived until his passing, and is a glamorous 1960s time capsule with a dash of Hollywood décor. Paul McCartney is probably a fan of 60's, so that worked out.

Source: Curbed, NY
Paul McCartney celebrates 50 years of his classic song Yesterday

It was 50 years ago that Paul McCartney wrote one of his greatest songs but it only seems like Yesterday. Written after a dream at girlfriend Jane Asher's home, its original title was "Scrambled Eggs." Macca is certain to delight 20,000 fans by performing the classic as the climax to his gig at the O2 in London on Saturday night.

Source: The Mirror, UK
John Lennon bronze sculpture unveiled in Lithuania

Many people attended as a bronze sculpture of John Lennon was unveiled in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Thursday. After the ceremony, people rushed to take selfies with the bust. Photographer Saulius Paukstys, behind the idea, said the sculpture of Lennon should make Vilnius more beautiful and peaceful, "just like Lennon wanted."

More Info: Pictures  Source: The Lithuania Tribune
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Paul McCartney played melody to Kanye West collaboration on TV in 1999

On TV in 1999, Paul McCartney revealed a guitar melody he had written whilst in the hospital for the birth of his second child Mary. He'd noticed a painting of a man playing guitar with only two fingers and decided he wanted to replicate that style. He starts to play the riff and whistles the melody for what would become "All Day."

Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Paul McCartney's secret project with Lady Gaga revealed

It has been revealed that Paul McCartney has taken on a new soundtrack project, he will be writing songs for the animated adaption of his own 2005 children's novel, High in the Clouds. McCartney will voice one of the main characters, and has also written "seven or eight" new songs, including one to be sung by Lady Gaga.

Source: Exclaim
Paul McCartney's oft-criticized Ram was handmade gem

An overlooked precursor to the current handmade-pop phenomenon, Paul McCartney's Ram was initially criticized for everything that makes it sound unexpectedly bold, fascinatingly unedited and utterly misjudged today. But it is hampered, even now, by the long-forgotten sniping then engulfing McCartney and Lennon.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Paul McCartney says he still learns from his mistakes

Paul McCartney is no longer worried about making mistakes on stage because they can be inspiring "eureka moments", he has revealed. Sir Paul, 72, also says he is flattered still to be popular after five decades in music, and amazed younger stars such as Rihanna and Kanye West want to collaborate with him.

Source: London Evening Standard
Lollapalooza announces full 2015 schedule

The schedule for this year's Lollapalooza Festival has been announced. The Chicago-based music festival, which is being held at Grant Park from July 31 to August 2, will feature performances from Paul McCartney and Metallica, although there will be some time conflicts amongst Paul McCartney and other groups on Friday.

Related Articles  Source: Gigwise
Impersonators create McCartney and Jagger show that never happened

On May 22 Connecticut College will present special Paul McCartney "fantasy" concert performing with special guest "Mick Jagger" to celebrate 50 years of both The Beatles and Rolling Stones invading the U.S. It's called the "Nothing Is Real" tour, because a show like this would never actually happen with the real two.

Source: WTNH TV, New Haven
Monday, May 18, 2015
Mary McCartney: Photographing food is no picnic

17 years since her mother Linda's death from cancer, photographer Mary McCartney is well regarded for sharing another of her mom's passions, as she she publishes a new book, "At My Table - Vegetarian Feasts for Family and Friends," but she admits, it wasn't easy. "It's so much work. And food photography is not spontaneous," she laughs.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Friday, May 15, 2015
How McCartney II foretold the sound of 1980s pop

McCartney II, Paul McCartney's quirky, synth heavy second solo album, released 35 years ago this weekend, has the feel of an album ahead of its time. In 2011, McCartney said, "I really just was fascinated with these things called synthesizers which had appeared on the scene, particularly with sequencers, I loved them."

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney: Will rap for food

Working with UK chef Jamie Oliver, Ed Sheeran has written a song calling on people to sign up to a "Food Revolution." Paul McCartney, Alesha Dixon and Hugh Jackman also lend their vocals to the track, now online. The Food Revolution Day project is aiming to get millions of children around the world eating healthily.

Source: Pirate FM, UK
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Paul McCartney performs at Robin Hood Foundation benefit in NYC

Paul McCartney was in New York City on Tuesday to headline the annual benefit concert for the Robin Hood Foundation. The event, which was attended by more than 4,000 of the charity's supporters, raised over $101 million. McCartney and his band played Beatles songs and solo hits, including Let It Be, Band on the Run and Hey Jude.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Paul McCartney urges Oasis reunion should happen

Oasis are the Beatles' biggest fans but we never knew the feeling was mutual. Now Paul McCartney says the brothers Gallagher should put their feelings to one side for the sake of their music. McCartney, who thinks they are "pretty cool guys" said, "My advice to them? Just get together and make some good music!"

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Most memorable Beatles-related appearances on David Letterman

When David Letterman moved from NBC to CBS in 1993, he brought life back to the Ed Sullivan Theater and the famed stage where The Beatles made their U.S. television debut back on February 9, 1964. During his 33-years on late night TV, Dave brought Ringo Starr on his show several times and Paul McCartney on his show once.

Source: The Examiner
Monday, May 11, 2015
Video: Tampa wedding band Phase5 jams with Sir Paul McCartney

It was, in almost every respect, a carbon-copy weekend gig for Josh Walther and his wedding band, Phase5, except for the part where Paul McCartney showed up. And hopped on stage. And grabbed the microphone. And sang I Saw Her Standing There. And left Walther and his band reeling from the musical memory of a lifetime.

Source: Tampa Bay Times
Video: Extended trailer for HBO's Rock Hall 2015 special

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't air on HBO until May 30, but they have unveiled an extended trailer from the all-star event. It includes concert footage and interview clips of Paul McCartney and Ringo, who says, "You can't get in until 25 years after you've had your first hit. Well I'm way passed that."

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Pictures: Inside 20 Forthlin Road

Mary and Jim McCartney and Paul and his brother Mike moved to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool in 1955. Now within the ownership of the National Trust, the house has been meticulously restored using photographs and eyewitness accounts to restore original fixtures and fittings, and source identical items of furniture.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, May 8, 2015
Liverpool Echo Arena: Macca gets back to where he once belonged

Paul McCartney is set for a spectacular sell out gig as he brings his Out There world tour home to Liverpool later this month, but it's not the first time he's come home. He played there with Wings several times in the 70's, the Let It Be Liverpool charity concert in 1990, and a performance live on the internet from The Cavern in 1999.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Charity plans All-Star Tribute to Paul McCartney

On Saturday May 30, a unique gathering of musicians will perform in New Jersey for a once-in-a-lifetime All-Star Tribute to Paul McCartney. Artists include internationally touring and recording artist Dana Fuchs and musician and producer Mark Hudson.

Source: New Jersey Stage
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Rock 'n' roll treasure trove includes Paul McCartney rarity

In a storage locker that once belonged to the widow of Mitch Mitchell, the drummer in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was discovered a limited edition framed copy of Paul McCartney's Flaming Pie together with a letter from Paul, who wrote to Mitchell, "Only 200 have been pressed and sent to 'extremely groovy' people such as yourself."

Source: The Mirror, UK
Pictures: Stella McCartney running errands in New York City

She is known for her clean, simple and chic designs, and Stella McCartney was the perfect model for her brand as she was pictured out and about in New York on Monday. Stella opted for office chic as she teamed a black blouse with cropped trousers, white shoes from her own collection, animal print shades and a leopard print clutch bag.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
10 facts about Paul McCartney's world tour

Paul McCartney brings his Out There world tour home to Liverpool later this month, with a spectacular homecoming gig at the Echo arena on May 28. To celebrate, The Liverpool Echo has compiled ten facts about the Out There world tour so far, including fun facts like how many people in how many countries have seen Macca so far.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, May 4, 2015
Paul McCartney tickets for June shows averaging above $300 in resale

Paul McCartney embarks on tout through the U.S. this summer, including Philadelphia on June 21, in Virginia on June 23 and in South Carolina on June 25. Prices on the secondary ticket market show that there is a high demand to see McCartney, with an average ticket price of $320.46 over his three June shows.

Related Articles  Source: Forbes
Ringo rehearses with Paul in video from Rock Hall Induction ceremony

Ringo Starr has posted a video featuring some cool backstage and rehearsal highlights from his induction into the Rock Hall of Fame on his official Facebook page and YouTube channel. The footage includes Ringo running through his hit It Don't Come Easy and working out the arrangement of I Wanna Be Your Man with Paul.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Friday, May 1, 2015
Paul McCartney in South Korea for world tour

Paul McCartney arrived in South Korea Friday to hundreds of fans eager to see the rock 'n' roll icon. His flight was delayed by an hour much to the anxiety of his fans who had been waiting hours beforehand. Interestingly, the crowd at the airport was mostly Japanese, many in South Korea just to see McCartney.

Source: Yohap News, South Korea
Paul McCartney's Philadelphia show sells out in minutes

Tickets for Paul McCartney's first Philadelphia show in five years weren't on the market very long. The show, taking place at the Wells Fargo Center on June 21, sold out in minutes after going on sale today at noon. Four-day passes are still available for Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, where McCartney will be headlining on June 19.

Related Articles  Source: Philly.com
Paul McCartney compares Kanye West to John Lennon

Paul McCartney has stated that working with Kanye West is a lot like working with his late bandmate John Lennon. McCartney spent a lot of time in the studio with the rapper last year, releasing three tracks. "When I wrote with John, he would sit down with a guitar. I would sit down. We'd ping-pong till we had a song. It was like that."

Source: Huffington Post, UK
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Paul McCartney VIP Concert package being auctioned for charity

Now up for bid is a once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience with Paul McCartney. Two people will attend one of McCartney's upcoming concerts in Europe, as well as to meet Paul backstage and watch his soundcheck before the show. The experience is valued at $75,000, proceeds will benefit the MusiCares Foundation.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Photos: Paul McCartney at the Budokan

On Tuesday night, Paul McCartney performed a very special concert at the Budokan in Tokyo. He last appeared at the historic venue in 1966 with The Beatles, and during the performance the audience surprised Paul with flashing wristbands, lighting up the room. Tour photographer M.J. Kim was on hand to capture the evening.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Pressure-filled Red Rose Speedway fractures Paul McCartney and Wings

Paul McCartney and Wings' Red Rose Speedway, released on April 30, 1973, was supposed to be a double album, indicative of a band at the peak of its powers. Instead, not long after, Wings disintegrated, with drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Henry McCullough leaving. It was as shocking as the resulting studio effort was uneven.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney answers Japanese fan's question

This past week, PaulMcCartney.com has been getting Out There with Paul in Tokyo, Japan to help with the launch of a new set of sound stickers on the free call and messaging app Line. As part of the launch, Paul took part in a special Line Q&A last Thursday. One his answers is available now on the website.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Paul McCartney adds two US arena shows to 2015 Out There tour

Paul McCartney has revealed two additional arena concerts in the United States, confirming an appearance on June 23 at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, his first concert in Charlottesville, and on June 25 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, the first performance in Columbia in 22 years.

Related Articles  Source: Jambase
Paul McCartney plays 1965 track live for first time on tour

Paul McCartney gave his fans in Japan a treat when he played a Beatles track live for the first time, half a century after it was released. Another Girl, which features on the Fab Four's 1965 album Help, was on the set list at his gig at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo. His two-hour set also included Let It Be and Can't Buy Me Love.

Related Articles  Source: ITV, UK
Paul McCartney launches stickers for Line messaging app

Paul McCartney has released exclusive stickers on the free call and messaging app Line, to celebrate Paul getting back "Out There" in Japan. A few weeks ago, Macca recorded a variety of phrases for Line in both English and Japanese, they have been combined with 24 illustrated stickers with a wide range of expressions.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, April 27, 2015
Tokyo cops arrest organized crime boss for scalping McCartney tix

Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday announced the arrest of an organized crime boss for scalping tickets for a concert by Paul McCartney last week. The suspect was taken into custody for selling a ticket with a face value of 18,000 yen for the McCartney concert at Tokyo Dome to a male company employee for 80,000 yen.

Related Articles  Source: Tokyo Reporter
Aston Martin restores Paul McCartney's Hey Jude DB6

Paul McCartney's Aston Martin DB6 has been restored at Aston Martin's the automaker's restoration shop. It originally had a tape recorder installed in its dashboard, so Macca could record ideas for songs as they came to him, as he reportedly did for Hey Jude one day as he was going to visit John Lennon's son, Julian.

Source: Bold Ride
Friday, April 24, 2015
Paul McCartney to play Philly for the first time in five years

Paul McCartney is following up his Firefly Music Festival headlining appearance on Friday, June 19 in Dover, Delaware, with a huge Philadelphia show at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, June 21. Live Nation made the announcement at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Tickets will hit the market on Friday, May 1 at noon.

Related Articles  Official Page  Source: Philly.com
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Paul McCartney tops list of musical millionaires

Paul McCartney has not had a UK number one single in decades but that has not stopped him being the richest man in music. Macca is said to have amassed a personal fortune of £730 million (more than $1 billion), £20 million up from last year, well ahead of his nearest rival Andrew Lloyd Webber, estimated to be worth £650 million.

Source: ITV, UK
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Joan Jett on jamming with Paul McCartney at Rock Hall

Joan Jett had a huge Saturday night being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, moments after stepping offstage, a still-emotional Jett reflected on the night. I remember getting Paul's [McCartney] album and listening to it in my bedroom, and then all of a sudden I'm onstage with him. And it's very surreal."

Source: Rolling Stone

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