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Thursday, July 7, 2016
A look back at Paul McCartney's five Milwaukee concerts

Paul McCartney, who is headlining a sold-out Marcus Amphitheater tomorrow, was just in Milwaukee three years ago, and he's only performed in the city five times across five decades. As a Beatle he played only one Wisconsin concert, lasting just 30 minutes, in 1964. A year shy of three decades later, McCartney finally returned.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Paul McCartney posts throwback photo of Ringo Starr on his birthday

Paul McCartney has posted a "throwback" photo of fellow Beatle Ringo Starr to mark his birthday. Starr turns 76 today, with McCartney's Twitter account posting a photo of the pair together at AIR Studios in the Caribbean island of Montserrat. It is thought that the picture was taken during the recording of Tug of War in 1981.

Source: NME, UK
I woke up on the train and Paul McCartney was there

Two weeks ago, I was on a train coming back from London. I slept for the first part of the journey and, when I woke up, Paul McCartney was sitting on the other side of the aisle. I decided not to ask Paul for his autograph. Instead, I would be cool, and tweet to all my friends that I was on a train with Paul McCartney.

Source: New Statesman
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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James Bay wants Paul McCartney collaboration

James Bay has revealed his ultimate collaboration would his hero Sir Paul McCartney. Bay says he couldn't turn down the chance to work with the Beatles legend and sees it as more of a possibility after he did the song "FourFiveSeconds" with Kanye West and Rihanna, but admits he hasn't got "the guts" and is too shy to ask him.

Source: The List, UK
Is this one of the earliest photographs of Paul and Mike McCartney?

Is this one of the earliest known pictures of a very young Paul McCartney, with his even younger brother Mike? It was taken at Oglet Shore, near Speke, possibly in the late 1940s, and a Liverpool Echo reader is convinced it's the McCartney boys. Mike McCartney told the Echo, "I couldn't say it is definitely us, but it might well be!"

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, July 1, 2016
Pictures: Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell in Naples

Paul McCartney was spotted departing from a yacht trip in the southern coastal city of Naples with his wife Nancy Shevell by his side on Thursday. Wearing sunglasses and carrying a patterned grey blazer, he looked effortlessly cool as he made his way down the jetty after disembarking from his yacht.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney remembers Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore

On his official web site today, Paul McCartney called original guitarist Scotty Moore, who died earlier this week, one of the great gods of the guitar. "When we were growing up in Liverpool the sound of Scotty's guitar on early Elvis records was nothing short of miraculous. It sounded to us like nothing we'd ever heard before."

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ruth and Angie McCartney launch their own wine label

Paul McCartney's stepsister, Ruth, and stepmother, Angie, have joined with Clear Creek Vineyards to create Mrs. Angie McCartney's Wines, which pairs high tea with wine. It comes in five different flavors, including Strawberry Fields, and retails for about $22 a bottle, ten percent goes toward the Linda McCartney Centre in Liverpool.

Source: Houston Business Journal
Where Macca goes for pizza

The Hamptons on New York's Long Island has long been the favorite get-away destination for celebrities. Astro Pizza in Amagansett has been one of Paul McCartney's go-to stops for a slice for over fifteen years. He's been spotted here since Astro was at its first location in town a few doors away. (We assume the pizza is vegan.)

Source: The East Hampton Patch
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Paul McCartney hired Star Trek creator in 1970 to make Wings sci-fi film

After the break-up of The Beatles in 1970, Paul forged ahead as frontman of Wings. An avid fan of Star Trek, Macca decided to hire its creator Gene Roddenberry to write a science-fiction epic that would feature Wings in an intergalactic battle of the bands, but busy with a possible Trek reboot, Roddenberry never got to complete it.

Source: Contact Music
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Paul McCartney was so confused on Brexit that he couldn't vote

Paul McCartney has said he couldn't get to the polls to vote on whether to remain or leave the European Union because of his ongoing tour, but he said that even if he had been in town, he likely wouldn't have voted anyway. "I think like a lot of people, I was very confused," McCartney said Monday from a tour stop in Denmark.

Source: Washington Post
Monday, June 27, 2016
Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday recipe: Delicious vegan samosa

Since 1975 Paul McCartney has avoided eating meat as a vegetarian, and now credits his vegan diet to his healthy lifestyle. Paul teamed up with his daughters Stella and Mary to launch Meat Free Monday, and this is a recipe from their book, "The Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year."

Source: Foods 4 Beatter Health
Making the case why McCartney should continue touring

There's been an ongoing discussion among Paul McCartney fans in recent months about the wisdom of Macca continuing his "never-ending" tour, and how his voice is holding up. This is a reasoned look at both sides of the issue from a recent exchange Beatlefan publisher Bill King had with some other McCartney fans.

Source: Something New Blog
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
James McCartney to share tunes from new album tonight in Chicago

James McCartney is entertaining fans on his current tour with a blend of eclectic tunes from "The Blackberry Train," his latest release. McCartney will perform once again in the Chicago area tonight. He said, "I love performing live, and it's great fun. It can be nerve-wracking sometimes, mostly because I get so pumped up for it."

Source: Northwest Indiana Times
Monday, June 20, 2016
Paul McCartney among artists petitioning for digital copyright reform

Paul McCartney is among over 160 artists and record labels calling for digital copyright reform by way of petition. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) came into being in 1998, long before streaming services dominated the industry. Artists and industry figures are saying YouTube provides a "safe harbor" for infringement.

Source: NME, UK
Vegan diet keeps Paul McCartney young, fit and healthy at age 74

Paul McCartney recently turned 74, and looks as young and healthy as ever, thanks to an active lifestyle and a vegan diet. McCartney could easily pass for a decade younger, and credits his longtime vegan diet for his boundless energy. "When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that's why I can't eat it," Paul said.

Source: Celebrity Health & Fitness
Friday, June 17, 2016
Paul McCartney at 74: A career spanning the Beatles to Kanye West

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney may not look his age, but he is 74 years old tomorrow, June 18. His career as one of the world's most famous singer-songwriters has spanned six decades, has seen him evolve through a range of musical styles, and had artists all over the world and various genres aching to work with him.

Source: International Business Times, UK
Flashback 1989: Paul McCartney tired of being known as the Cute Beatle

"I'm comfortable with people still seeing me as The Beatle," said Paul McCartney in a 1989 interview. "It's like, once Greta Garbo, always Greta Garbo. You want to be alone, you're still Greta Garbo. But I'm not comfortable with being The Cute Beatle. I've never really thought I was cute, though I guess some people think so."

Source: NY Daily News
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Stella McCartney has dressed dad Paul, and now has menswear designs

Designer Stella McCartney, whose creations have already been seen on the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna on the red carpet, is making her first foray into menswear. She as created menswear for the likes of her Beatles dad Paul McCartney, this marks the first time the eco-friendly designer will be debuting a men's collection.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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James McCartney to perform in Fort Wayne next week

Next week almost looks like a mini Beatles family reunion as Paul's son James McCartney takes to the stage for a performance in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Thursday night at 8 p.m., just two days after Ringo Starr's first appearance in Fort Wayne at Foellinger Theatre. James is touring the country to promote his second album called "The Blackberry Train."

Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Paul McCartney dons rainbow flag for Orlando tribute

Paul McCartney showed his support and solidarity for the 49 men and women who were shot and killed at gay nightclub Pulse on Sunday during his concert on Tuesday night in Berlin. McCartney walked out on stage for his encore carrying a huge rainbow flag. Holding it up for his fans to see, McCartney shouted, "We stand together with Orlando!"

Related Articles  Source: London Evening Standard
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Paul McCartney delights Berlin fans with open-air concert

Paul McCartney attracted a sell-out crowd for his one-off performance on Tuesday night, drawing fans stretching to the very edges of the historic Waldb?ne amphitheatre. A simple "Guten Abend Berlin" from McCartney was greeted a huge cheer, and he launched into classics including Hard Day's Night and Can't Buy Me Love.

Related Articles  Source: Famagusta Gazette
Paul McCartney recalls discovering the meaning of life with Bob Dylan

In an episode of McCartney's new virtual reality documentary, he remembers when he discovered the meaning of life with Bob Dylan in his hotel room one night, and that he wrote it down. The next day, he found the words "there are seven levels" written on a piece of paper. McCartney said, "I think that was our first pot experience."

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Paul McCartney leads tributes to Henry McCullough

Paul McCartney has paid a glowing tribute to his late Wings bandmate Henry McCullough. "The solo he played on My Love was a classic that he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. Our deepest sympathies from my family to his," he said. McCullough also played lead guitar on Wings' James Bond theme, Live And Let Die.

Source: AOL, UK
Friday, June 10, 2016
Review: Pure Paul McCartney is rich celebration of shared memories

Paul McCartney's collection of his post-Beatles work, compiled by Sir Paul himself, features all the well-loved songs of the past five decades. McCartney has always been refreshingly adventurous. His talent shone brightest immediately after The Beatles split up in 1970, but there are some relatively recent pearls, too.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Paul McCartney joins Facebook in launching 360? photos

Facebook today is launching a new way of sharing those special moments with friends and family: 360 photos. To celebrate the launch, Paul McCartney is one of the first to share a 360 photo on Facebook. Paul's inaugural photo was taken during his recent concert in Cordoba, Argentina, and will be posting from Munich tomorrow.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney pretends to be someone else when recognized

Paul McCartney says he acts like someone else when he gets recognized in public. Macca says he enjoys traveling by public transport, but on the occasions where a fellow traveler spots him, he insists they are mistaken about his identity. He tells them, "Are you kidding? Do you think he'd be on the Underground?"

Source: Business Standard
Review: Beatle makes Pure McCartney mixtape for fans

The "Pure McCartney" compilation is McCartney's own mixtape, one version of how he sees his career. Just like the fans, McCartney has favorites among his hits and album cuts. Eight tracks from "Flaming Pie" and five from "New" while none from "Flowers in the Dirt" or "Driving Rain" indicate clear preferences.

Related Articles  Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Video: Paul McCartney talks about the birth of The Beatles

Paul McCartney has discussed the beginnings of The Beatles in the newest clip of his six-part documentary series PURE McCartney VR. He talks about walking round Liverpool with John Lennon, and shares his memories of late producer George Martin, the production of Love Me Do and a "mystical experience" at a party with Bob Dylan.

Source: Uncut, UK
Monday, June 6, 2016
Paul McCartney didn't realize it was him on the Kanye track

Paul McCartney says didn't realize he was on Kanye West's FourFiveSeconds until he was told by the rapper. He said, "Suddenly in the post I get this Rihanna record and I thought it was great but I had to ring up and say, What's this got to do with me? Kanye said, Well that's you on guitar. I didn't recognize it cos they'd sped it up."

Source: Metro, UK
Paul McCartney says he was racist as a kid but he didn't know it

Paul McCartney has spoken about being unintentionally "racist" when he was younger, explaining that while growing up in Liverpool in the '50s and '60s, he used "certain words" that he now knows are offensive. He said, "Along the way we suddenly realized how it would make the people you were talking about feel."

Source: NME, UK
Friday, June 3, 2016
Paul McCartney plays Cupid on stage in Madrid

Paul McCartney plucked concert goers Rub? and Marina out of the crowd at Madrid's Vicente Calderon stadium after he saw them waving banners. After telling him they weren't married, Paul asked, "Do you want to be? Do you want to do it now live on stage? Here before all of Madrid?" Ruben got down on one knee and proposed.

Related Articles  Source: The Evening Standard, UK
McCartney bio may have located Paul's long-stolen violin bass

The massive new Paul McCartney biography by Philip Norman reveals that Paul's stolen violin bass may be in Ottawa, hidden by a mysterious Macca fanatic known as "The Keeper." The instrument was played by McCartney throughout the Cavern Club era in Liverpool, and was stolen from the band's Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Source: Ottawa Citizen
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Paul McCartney pays tribute to Carla Lane

Carla Lane, friend of Linda McCartney, passed away on Tuesday. On his official website, Paul McCartney posted, "The world has lost a great advocate for the rights of animals but more importantly someone who saw the value of her fellow creatures' lives and did everything in her power to show them the love and respect they deserved."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Stella McCartney worries about her kids growing up around famous people

Fashion designer Stella McCartney says that she worries about her children being brought up surrounded by "crazy famous people," but concluded that as she turned out "okay-ish" despite the people she mixed with while on tour with her Beatle father, she hopes her children will too, who she says call him their "grand-dude."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Paul McCartney says Oasis bigger than Beatles comparison was mistake

Paul McCartney says Oasis' claim that they were bigger than The Beatles was the biggest mistake of Oasis' career. McCartney said, "So many people have said that, and it's the kiss of death. Be bigger than The Beatles, but don't say it...everything you do from then on is going to be looked at in the light of that statement."

Source: NME, UK
Paul McCartney still undecided over Britain's split from the EU

Paul McCartney can't decide whether he wants England to say "hello" or "goodbye" to the European Union. With the former Beatles member's home country bracing for the big referendum vote on June 23, McCartney, like many British citizens, still hasn't made up his mind. "It's crazy in England at the moment," McCartney said.

Source: International Business Times
'70s Paul McCartney track becomes breakout club hit

A Paul McCartney and Wings track is now a club hit thanks to a newly-released remix from German producer Timo Maas. An anonymous white-label bootleg of Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five blew up last year, copies have been selling on eBay for ?280 (about $400). It has now been revealed that the remix was sanctioned by McCartney.

Source: The Music, Australia
Friday, May 27, 2016
The McCartney Years brings back the Wings-era '70s

Yuri Pool, founder of The McCartney Years, became absorbed in rock music early in life and before he was 10, had become a Fab Four fanatic. The McCartney Years is an authentic recreation of a standard live set during McCartney's early post-Beatles period in the 1970s. They will be appearing in Sturgis, Michigan, on June 2.

Source: Sturgis Journal
Paul McCartney's 10 best bass lines

Paul McCartney's bass playing was probably his tertiary contribution to The Beatles, after his songwriting and his singing, but that doesn't mean it wasn't just as revolutionary. Previously viewed mostly as a rhythm instrument, McCartney, one of the world's most innovative musical minds, wasn't content to let the bass take a backseat.

Source: Consequence of Sound
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Paul McCartney rejects offer to be a coach on The Voice

A report from The Sun recently stated that ITV in the UK was "desperate" for McCartney to be one of the four coaches on their new version of the reality singing contest The Voice in 2017. But a source close to McCartney has told NME unofficially, "An approach was made, but Paul won't be doing it."

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Why Paul McCartney nixed Weird Al's Wings parody

Although he's never tested it in court, "Weird Al" Yankovic doesn't technically have to get permission from the artists he parodies. Still, he always makes sure artists are cool with it before he goes ahead with a new song. Paul McCartney drew the line about 25 years ago when he was approached about a "Live and Let Die" take-off.

Source: Rolling Stone

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