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Friday, July 25, 2014
With new girlfriend, Sunder the elephant moves towards recovery

Sunder, the former temple elephant saved from abuse by a campaign of celebs including Paul McCartney, is now happy and adjusting beautifully to his new elephant family at the Bannerghatta National Park outside Bangalore, India. Wounded caused by constant chaining, he is now allowed to wander with the other elephants.

Related Articles  Source: NDTV, India

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Heather Mills' non-dairy yogurt found to contain milk

VBites, the vegan food company owned by Heather Mills, has recalled thousands of vegan yogurts that have been found to contain milk. Raspberry and black cherry flavors from VBites Foods' Wot, No Dairy? tested positive for the milk protein casein, and could be a possible health risk for anyone who has allergy or intolerance to milk.

Source: Holy Moly
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Paul McCartney recording with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp

Paul McCartney has hit the studio with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith star Joe Perry to work on a top secret new project. According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, Perry revealed the group recorded together but he refused to give any more detail about the top secret project. "Paul was really nice," Perry said.

Source: The Express, UK
Paul McCartney tickets have highest stadium average an secondary market

Every summer some of the biggest names in music bypass arenas and instead opt to play stadiums, usually at least twice the size. The artist with the most expensive stadium concerts this summer is Paul McCartney, his tickets for stadium dates this year have an average price of $246.29 on the secondary market.

Related Articles  Source: Forbes
Video: Susan Boyle forgets words to Mull Of Kintyre

With an estimated global audience of one billion people watching it was no wonder that nerves got the better of Susan Boyle at Wednesday night's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. She took to the stage to sing the Paul McCartney and Wings' Mull Of Kintyre but struggled to remember the song's second line.

Source: Huffington Post
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Stella McCartney to design British kit for 2016 Summer Olympics

Stella McCartney, the British fashion designer and daughter of Paul McCartney, has once again been selected to design her country's Olympic uniforms for Rio de Janeiro in 2016, according to reports in the British media. McCartney was responsible for the Union Jack-adorned outfits that British athletes wore at the 2012 London Games.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Priscilla Presley wants Paul and Ringo to pose for Elvis book

Priscilla Presley, former wife of Elvis, has her sights set on Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for an upcoming book project. She hopes for them to be part of a second edition of her popular book Shades of Elvis which features over 75 celebrities striking an Elvis-inspired pose while wearing a pair of The King's sunglasses.

Source: Elvis Presley Examiner
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Movie's heartwarming tribute to boyhood includes Beatles mix CD

Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood, shot over the course of 12 years, follows its protagonist as he grows up. On his 15th birthday, he receives a mix CD from his father, played by Ethan Hawke. Called The Black Album, it's a compilation of the best of John, Paul, George, and Ringo's solo work, post-Beatles.

Source: Buzz Feed
Monday, July 21, 2014
Paul McCartney posts new song about Meatless Monday

The celebrate five years of Meatless Mondays (Meet Free Mondays in the UK), Paul McCartney has posted a new song on his website about it, and has invited fans to take photos of themselves with some words from the song, the best of which will be included in a music video. Fans can email the picture or use Instagram or Twitter.

More Information  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney working on 'experimental' new music

Paul McCartney is working on some new music, which he calls "experimental stuff." He said, "Over a week, I did a couple of tracks. They were just funky little experimental things, instrumentals. The first one I did was kind of African, so I gave it the working title 'Mombasa.' The next one was faster, and that one I called 'Botswana.'"

Source: Rock Square
It's Mini Macca! Paul McCartney's teenage grandson Arthur Donald

Paul McCartney's children have been making waves in their respective careers for years. But now it looks like it's time for the next generation of McCartneys to step into the limelight after the rocker's eldest grandchild, 15-year-old Arthur Alistair Donald, was spotted partying in a London club on Sunday night.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, July 18, 2014
Video: Paul getting Out There in Pittsburgh

Paul and the band recently celebrated Ringo's birthday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in a new video posted today to his official website, PaulMcCartney.com, Paul reminisces about when he and Ringo first took to the stage together. The second leg of the Out There world tour will resume August 2 in Minneapolis.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
McCartney spent off time amassing songs for new album

A recent bout with a virus forced Paul McCartney to postpone tour dates in May and June, but he says he appreciated the unplanned break. "It was like summer holidays in school or something." McCartney also said he's now amassing material for his next album, some of which are completed and "some that I need to finish."

Source: Classic Hits WFJA
Thursday, July 17, 2014
McCartney says he'll retire when he feels like it, but that's not today

Paul McCartney's recent forced vacation didn't last long, he is currently back on tour. "The answer to Are you going to retire? is When I feel like it," McCartney said. "But that's not today." Also, on his concerts, he said, "I don't want those people in my audience thinking, Hey, we came for big hits, and you played a bunch of s?t."

Source: Entertainment Weekly
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Paul McCartney releases 5 classic albums as iPad apps

Paul McCartney is the latest musician to experiment with the idea of albums as apps, following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. Five of his classic albums, Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America, have been turned into iPad apps and released by Concord Music through Apple's App Store.

Source: The Guardian, UK
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Beatles have one of the smallest vocabularies in pop music

The Beatles have one of the smallest vocabularies in pop music, they used just 688 words in their first three albums compared to 1890 used by Elvis Costello and 1748 by David Bowie. "Love" really is all they needed though, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney using the word 151 times, the most for any artists.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney uses his first guitar in recent video

Paul McCartney has brought his first-ever guitar out of retirement for the video for his new single, Early Days. Macca can be seen in the video playing the Zenith Model 17 acoustic guitar, which is 58 years old and was the first guitar he ever owned. According to the Mail Online, the instrument was originally worth just ?15.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Monday, July 14, 2014
Paul McCartney to play benefit show in Texas

Paul McCartney is slated to play a fund raising event to benefit the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 1, with a rare intimate performance with only 1,750 seats. The announcement was revealed to the public this morning, just before tickets went on sale, which were being sold for $250 to $3,500 each.

Source: KSAT TV, San Antonio
Photos: Omaha Kid snaps selfie with Paul McCartney

A young man snapped one of the selfies of the year on Sunday, catching Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett lounging on a bench outside an ice cream shop in Omaha, Nebraska. According to the Omaha World-Herald newspaper, Macca had vanilla. McCartney and Buffet went for ice cream after dining at an Italian restaurant.

Source: Time
Drummer Tommy Ramone

Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last original member of 1970s punk band The Ramones. All named Ramone but not brothers, the four neighborhood pals adopted the last name in homage to an early alias used by Paul McCartney. Tommy only played on the band's first three studio albums.

Source: NY Daily News
Friday, July 11, 2014
Shows I'll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 9, 2014

At a Paul McCartney concert, you know he will play a lot of Beatles and Wings, toss in some recent tracks, and astound with seemingly boundless energy. On July 9, he treated sold-out crowd to a nearly three-hour show packed with memories, emotions, and a desire to demonstrate that at 72, he has no plans to slow down.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Pizza parlor owners feel connected to McCartney song

Paul McCartney's first appearance in North Dakota will be this Saturday night. The owners of a pizza parlor in Fargo, ND, named after a Beatles song written by McCartney, say they can't take time off to attend his concert but would love to cook for him and his entourage, and pointed out that they do take vegan requests.

Related Articles  Source: Modesto Bee
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Paul McCartney to play San Diego for first time since 1976

Paul McCartney confirmed today that he will bring his "Out There" world tour to Petco Park Sept. 28, the first time he has played San Diego since 1976. This will be the first full-venue concert at the ballpark since Madonna played there in 2008. McCartney resumed his tour Saturday in Albany after being ill for more than two months.

Source: Fox 5 TV, San Diego
Monday, July 7, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney jams with Johnny Depp in new music video

"Early Days" is one of the highlights of Paul McCartney's most recent album, 2013's New. It's music video, featuring Johnny Depp and musicians including Roy Gaines, Al Williams, Dale Atkins, Henree Harris, Motown Maurice, Lil Poochie and Misha Linde, premiered on Paul McCartney's official website paulmccartney.com today.

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney animated film finally to happen

As they originally reported three years ago, according to Showbiz 411, Paul McCartey has now moved plans forward for his animated film. Reportedly, Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye have received a finished script that everyone's happy with. Offers are out to directors, and one will be named before the end of the summer.

Source: Showbiz 411
Video: Couple gets engaged onstage thanks to Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was playing in Albany on Saturday when he noticed two signs in the audience. The woman's sign read, "He won't marry me til he meets you," the other read, "I've got the ring and I'm 64." Ever the romantic, McCartney arranged for the couple to make their way to the stage for the once in a lifetime proposal.

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Paul McCartney resumes Out There tour following illness

Paul McCartney resumed his illness-interrupted Out There tour over the weekend with his first concert in more than two months, delivering a show that ran nearly three hours on Saturday in Albany. He included one new song, "On My Way to Work," that he had never before performed in public. "It's great to be back," McCartney said.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, July 4, 2014
Paul McCartney's home disappears from Google Street View

A host of stars have had images of their houses blurred on the online mapping service. Paul McCartney's London home is blurred on the 3D map, although his street can be seen. Google has been dealing with a surge in requests to remove data from its search after a European court ruling over the "right to be forgotten".

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, June 27, 2014
Safety fears over McCartney's plans to clear trees from Mull of Kintyre

Paul McCartney is involved in a row with neighbors over plans to fell thousands of trees on his estate. He wants to remove 300 truck loads of timber a year for the next few years from his Scottish hideaway in Kintyre, but residents say the increase in the number of heavy trucks using a single-track road would be dangerous.

Source: The Express, UK
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ringo says he surprised Paul on the phone in the hospital during illness

Ringo Starr says he was in constant contact with his friend Paul McCartney as he was laid up recently, battling a virus. "I spoke to him, actually, while he was in the hospital," Starr tells Access Hollywood, laughing. "Not knowing the time, I just sort of dialed. He picked up, and we said 'hi,' and he said he was doing OK."

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Fan wants to know what's cookin' on Macca's barbie

On Paul McCartney's website, Chris from the UK asked, "When you have barbecues, what kind of food do you like to cook for your guests?" Long-time veggie advocate Paul replied, "I love to cook Linda's veggie burgers and sausages, which I have got down to a fine art. I also like to BBQ asparagus brushed with a little olive oil."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Book Review: Laurence Juber's photographic memoir Guitar With Wings

"Guitar With Wings: A Photographic Memoir" by Laurence Juber is a collection of his intimate shots of McCartney at work and play with his band and loving family, fond reminscences and pertinent musical details rather than tell-all gossip about Macca and his missus. No cheap shots at Linda's role in the band, either.

Source: Beatlefan Something Extra
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney live in Costa Rica

Paul recently played the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, the third gig of his current tour of Latin America. The show was Paul's first ever concert in the country, and PaulMcCartney.com was on hand to capture his welcome. A video of McCartney greeting fans and playing on stage in San Jose can now be seen on his website.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney adds Greensboro, NC, to Out There Tour

Paul McCartney has added Greensboro, North Carolina to his 2014 tour, marking Paul's first ever performance in the city of Greensboro. Paul recently took a quick break from rehearsals for the tour, which resumes July 5 in Albany, NY, to film a special video message to his fans which can be seen on his official website.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Video: Ringo says Paul is getting ready to rock

After being hospitalized for a viral infection last month, which forced him to postpone a string of European and North American tour dates, Paul McCartney is now on the mend and "getting ready to rock" again, according to Ringo Starr, who gave an update on Paul's health during an exclusive talk with Access Hollywood.

Related Articles  Source: KRTH FM, Los Angeles
Monday, June 23, 2014
Photos: Paul McCartney recovering on Ibiza getaway

He has been in recovery after being struck down with a mystery illness during his tour of the Far East in May, so it's no surprise Paul McCartney opted to get away for a day at the beach in Ibiza on Sunday. He was joined by his wife, Nancy Shevell, and a few pals as they lapped up the sunshine on the Spanish island.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
A look at the career of designer Stella McCartney

Known for impeccable tailoring and cruelty-free approach to fashion, Stella McCartney's celebrity clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss and Cameron Diaz. She has boutiques in New York, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Paris, and designed sportswear for the British teams at the London 2012 Olympics.

Source: The Daily Telegraph, Australia
Friday, June 20, 2014
Fun Video: Paul McCartney posts first fan lyrics video

Paul McCartney's official website recently asked fans to pick a line from Paul's song "Save Us," then represent that lyric in a creative way. They received thousands of entries, and after carefully selecting their favorites, they put them all together to create the first Paul McCartney fan lyric video. You can see it now online.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Paul McCartney bounces back from illness for birthday dinner

Paul McCartney has bounced back from his shock hospitalisation last month to celebrate his birthday with friends at a dinner in London. McCartney was pictured looking well and in high spirits when he headed for the dinner where he was joined by Barbara Bach, Olivia Harrison and Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey and their wives.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
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

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