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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Pictures: McCartney arm-in-arm with Nancy on 72nd birthday stroll

Paul McCartney, who turns 72 today, took a stroll with his wife Nancy through north London. Wearing matching hoodies, the couple looked perfectly in sync as they strolled along the pavement casually. Paul tried to hide his recognizable face wearing sunglasses and a cap, but Nancy's glamorous style attracted attention.

Source: The Express, UK
Happy birthday Paul McCartney: 20 great Macca quotes

On his 72nd birthday, Yahoo! News in the UK gathered 20 of Paul McCartney's best quotes about life, being a musician and The Beatles. He said, "None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back," and "Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun."

Source: Yahoo! News, UK
Australian fan saved 50-year-old cake for Paul McCartney

As Paul McCartney turns 72, a fan recently revealed a piece of cake he kept from McCartney's 22nd birthday, which he spent in Sydney. Australia recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' one and only trip Down Under. The Fab Four stayed for thirteen days spreading mass hysteria across the country.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney raffles chance to meet him at Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney has launched a campaign to raise awareness and funds to build a new school. Fans who contribute will be entered into a drawing to win the ultimate McCartney VIP experience, flown in to attend his sold-out concert at Candlestick Park, a visit backstage and access to the sound check before the show.

Source: Look to the Stars
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Veggies descend on Liverpool in Paul McCartney masks

This week marks Paul McCartney's 72nd birthday, and a flash mob celebrated in Liverpool promoting the message that meat is murder and to "give peas a chance". PETA supporters wearing Paul McCartney masks descended on Mathew Street's Cavern Club to hand out "delicious veggie sausages" to passers-by.

Source: Liverpool Confidential

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney unveils Spring 2015 collection

English fashion designer Stella McCartney recently unveiled her Spring 2015 collection at a star studded party in New York. The range is decorated with ruffles, patchworks, embroidery, blossom and paisley prints, and also features strapless full length drop-waist dresses, varsity cardigans, zip front jackets and pleated eveningwear pieces.

Source: Fibre 2 Fashion
Monday, June 16, 2014
McCartney's Meat Free Monday campaign celebrates five years

The Meat Free Monday campaign, headed by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, celebrates its fifth year. It has had an incredible response so far.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, June 13, 2014
Paul McCartney calls for end to secrecy

The Society has welcomed support from Paul McCartney, who joined the campaign to end secrecy in the UK. McCartney joins 24 celebrities who have signed a statement urging the repeal of the "secrecy clause" currently under review by the Government.

Source: Look to the Stars
A happy ending for Sunder the elephant

After two years, finally a confirmed happy ending for Sunder, the young elephant held at an Indian temple. The long-tormented animal is now safe at a national park near Bangalore. Sunder's plight first became know in summer 2012, when Paul McCartney wrote to Indian leaders pleading for Sunder's release.

Related Articles  Source: Greener Ideal
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Paul McCartney's tour postponement has ripple effect through industry

While the long-term costs of Paul McCartney's postponed Out There tour dates are likely to be minimal, show delays and cancellations can become rife with complications. Although McCartney, 71, had to postpone all of his June shows in the U.S. to new dates in October, he said in a statement this week that he's "feeling great."

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Upcoming biography focuses on Paul McCartney's years fronting Wings

A new Paul McCartney biography examines the turbulent decade that followed the breakup of the Beatles. Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s, by longtime Q magazine journalist Tom Doyle, follows McCartney's struggles to launch a solo career and the saga of Wings, the band that included his wife, Linda, on keyboards.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Les Paul gala auction to feature Paul McCartney signed guitar

The Mahwah Museum in Mahwah, New Jersey, will host the Les Paul 99th Birthday Gala this Saturday evening. An auction will be held, offering an array of special guitars and music memorabilia, including a Hofner bass guitar and pick guard signed by Paul McCartney, and guitars signed by Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry.

Source: NorthJersey.com
Monday, June 9, 2014
Meet Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

New auctions will give fans the chance to meet Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr backstage. Ringo has auctions for VIP tickets and meet-and-greets for shows in NYC, San Diego, Chicago and LA. Paul is auctioning two guest list tickets.

Source: Look to the Stars
New book reveals Paul McCartney's personal struggles after Beatles breakup

Music journalist Tom Doyle documents Paul McCartney's life post-Beatles in "Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s." Doyle details McCartney's problems, his volatile relationship with John Lennon, and the creation of Wings, which he started because he needed a musical venture that wasn't the Beatles.

Source: NY Daily News
Paul McCartney reschedules U.S. tour dates on doctors' orders

Following doctor's orders as he recovers from a virus after falling ill in Japan last month, Paul McCartney has rescheduled some U.S. tour dates. Concerts in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville have been rescheduled to October. All tickets for the original shows will be honored for the new dates.

Related Articles  More Information  Source: Reuters
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Photos of young Paul McCartney and early Beatles to be sold in Liverpool

Rare photos of Paul McCartney, early shots of the Beatles and photos of the pre-Beatles Quarrymen will be among the rarities to be sold in this year's Liverpool Beatles Auction. A very young Paul McCartney is featured in a class photograph from Joseph Williams School in 1953 and dates from the last year of his junior school days.

Source: The Beatles Examiner
Sunder on road to rescue centre in Bangalore

Sunder the elephant was placed onto a truck on Thursday morning by experts who travelled to Kolhapur to work with the Maharashtra forest department, and is on his way to a forested care centre in Bangalore, where he will be with 13 other elephants. Celebrities including Paul McCartney campaigned for his release.

Related Articles  Source: Times of India
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Laurence Juber talks Paul McCartney and new photo book Guitar With Wings

Laurence Juber's versatile, elegant playing rounded out the Wings sound from '78 until the group's end in 1981. Juber's recent book, Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir, looks back on those days. The 250-page book features a foreword by Denny Laine and contains over 200 previously unpublished photos.

Source: Music Radar
Video: LIPA to open new primary school in Liverpool

A new primary school is due to open in september 2014 at Liverpool Institute for performing Arts, with an original intake of 52 pupils. The free school is being opened by LIPA in partnership with Edge Hill University, and will include 14 classrooms, creative and performing arts spaces, outdoor space and additional teaching areas.

Source: Bay TV, Liverpool
Monday, June 2, 2014
Paul McCartney calls for immediate halt

Paul McCartney has co-signed a petition with more than 150 other famous names, including Yoko Ono, calling on the immediate suspension of the UK's drive. The letter, published today in The Times.

Source: Click Green
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Sir Paul 'doing fine' after health drama

After his return to London last week, a monthly newsletter sent out to Paul McCartney's fans on Friday said, "Paul unfortunately had to postpone his dates in Japan and South Korea this month. We'd like to assure you that Paul is doing fine and he was extremely moved by all the messages from fans around the world."

Related Articles  Source: Contact Music
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Paul McCartney spotted looking frail in London

Paul McCartney assured fans he is bouncing back to health by giving a "thumbs-up" as he was pictured in London for the first time since his dramatic hospitalization in Japan. McCartney jetted back to London earlier this week after he was released from hospital in Tokyo where he was treated for a viral infection.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Book Review: Paul McCartney Recording Sessions

Essential reading for any serious Paul McCartney fan, Luca Perasi's Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) covers everything from the McCartney album, released in 1970, right through New, released in 2013. Examining nearly 400 individual songs, the author takes us from song to song with tons of detailed information.

Source: The Morton Report
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Paul McCartney reportedly leaves Japan after being treated for virus

It looks like Paul McCartney is on the road to recovery. The organizers of his tour of Japan have issued a statement announcing that tMcCartney left the country on Monday after being treated for a virus that forced him to postpone that part of his tour. The statement said, "Paul has recovered from his illness."

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Macca-itis? Mike McGear postpones Morecambe show

Something going around with the McCartneys? A show at The Platform by Mike McGear, brother of Paul McCartney, due to take place this Friday, has been postponed, and will be rescheduled later in the year. The show features memories of his time in comedy 1960s band The Scaffold and growing up in Liverpool with Paul.

Source: The Visitor, UK
Monday, May 26, 2014
Books Review: Guitar With Wings by Laurence Juber

A sumptuous photo book, Guitar With Wings by Laurence Juber, celebrates the good (a deeply underrated album, a hit single, the chance to work alongside a childhood hero) and forgives the bad (the silly love songs, the drug bust that essentially ended Wings and McCartney's assertion that George Martin broke them up).

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, May 23, 2014
Fans keep vigil for Macca in Tokyo as he battles serious viral infection

Anxious fans kept vigil outside a Tokyo hospital as Paul McCartney battled a serious viral infection. One fan said, "I was surprised when I first heard about the cancellation of the gigs, but now I hear that he's been hospitalized and I'm more concerned about the state of his health." Insiders say Macca is very upset over the cancellations.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo

Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney's wife Nancy bedside as he battles virus

Paul McCartney's devoted wife Nancy has spent the last four nights by the Beatles legend's bedside in St Luke's International Hospital amid fears over his health, ever since he was taken there battling a serious viral infection on Tuesday. Understandably worried, a source said she was reassured by his continual progress under the care of doctors.

Related Articles  Source: Daily Post, UK
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Paul McCartney expected to make complete recovery

Paul McCartney is on the mend, his spokeswoman says. "He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world." McCartney's tour is scheduled to resume June 14 in Lubbock, Texas.

Related Articles  Source: USA Today
Paul McCartney disappointed he had to postpone South Korea show

Paul McCartney called off a planned concert in South Korea after missing four shows in Japan because of a virus-related illness. McCartney said, "Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I was really hoping that I'd be feeling better today. I'm so very touched. I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down."

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Paul McCartney cancels rest of Japanese tour due to illness

Paul McCartney has canceled the rest of his Japan tour, including a show at the famed Nippon Budokan, where the Beatles played in 1966, due to poor health. McCartney is under doctor's orders for "complete rest" in order to ward off a suspected virus. He's expected to return to the stage on May 28 in Seoul, South Korea.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
13-year-old elephant Sunder's release may be delayed

The walk to freedom for Sunder, a 13-year-old elephant who has been in captivity, could be delayed further, as an appeal has been filed against it in the India Supreme Court. International celebrities including Paul McCartney have campaigned for Sunder's release and supported movement to free the animal.

Related Articles  Source: NDTV, India
Monday, May 19, 2014
Virus forces Paul McCartney to cancel string of Japan concerts

Paul McCartney has apologized for disappointing thousands of fans in Japan after being forced to cancel a string of sell-out concerts due to a "virus". McCartney cancelled Saturday night's performance, and has since cancelled two more performances, but is aiming to perform at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan hall on Wednesday.

Related Articles  Source: The Telegraph, UK
Friday, May 16, 2014
Paul McCartney releases new music video with strange co-star

Paul McCartney has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the world, including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law and Sean Penn. Today, McCartney announced his first artistic collaboration with a robot. Newman, the robot, has teamed up with Paul for his new music video for the song "Appreciate."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Pictures: Paul McCartney arrives in Japan

Paul McCartney arrived in Japan today, a few days before opening the latest leg of his 2014 Out There tour with two dates at the National Stadium in Tokyo. These shows will be followed by a night at the historic Nippon Budokan and finishing with a show in Osaka. Paul was met at the airport by excited fans and a robot.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Wife helps Paul McCartney land top five spot on UK rich list

Paul McCartney's wife Nancy Shevell has given the rocker a big boost on the annual Sunday Times Rich List, thanks to a combined ?710 million fortune. Shevell's estimated ?150 million fortune helps rocket the 71 year old up the Music Millionaires List to number four. Elton John came in on the list at number 10 with ?260 million.

Source: The Express, UK
Ricky Wilson treasures Paul McCartney ukulele

The Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson was once gifted a signed ukulele by Paul McCartney. Wilson was thrilled when Macca gave him the unique present and he had a cabinet specially made so he could show off the instrument in his home. He told Absolute Radio, "It says 'To Ricky my dear Paul McCartney was here."

Source: The Express, UK
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Stella McCartney's new knitwear collection is totally green

Stella McCartney has teamed up with a network of over 160 farmers in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile to undo the effects of more than 100 years of overgrazing due to reckless sheep herding. Most of the knitwear in McCartney's fall collection came from these farms, and she's trying to inspire others in the industry to follow suit.

Source: Design & Trend
Monday, May 12, 2014
Paul McCartney hints Ringo may join him on stage at Dodger Stadium

In a radio interview, Paul McCartney was asked if any of his many L.A.-based musician friends would be sitting in with him at Dodger Stadium. He said, "It's always a possibility, you know. It depends who's in town ... That's one of the great things about L.A. is that nowadays I have millions of people I know out there, not least of all Ringo."

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, May 9, 2014
Paul McCartney to return to the historic Budokan

Almost 48 years since The Beatles began the Asian leg of their 1966 tour at the Budokan, Paul McCartney will return to the legendary venue with his current 2014 Out There tour. Paul said, "It's very exciting to be returning to the Budokan because it is a very special place and was the first place we played in Japan."

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com

Dave Grohl
Paul McCartney didn't realize he was part of Nirvana reunion

Paul McCartney has admitted he didn't realise he'd fired up a Nirvana reunion until he, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear had been jamming for more than an hour. McCartney said, "I heard them talking, 'Hey, we hadn't this in 20 years or something.' I'm going, 'What are you talking about, guys?' 'Well, you know, we're Nirvana.'"

Source: Classic Rock Magazine
Thursday, May 8, 2014
What would you ask Macca about his Fab Four days?

Ever wondered what you should talk about if you bumped into Sir Paul McCartney, doing a spot of supermarket shopping in Heswall maybe? The answer is... The Beatles. And don't be shy about it either, because the man himself says he never tires of chatting about his Fab Four days. In fact, he wishes people asked him more.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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