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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Paul McCartney to rock fans at last Candlestick show

Paul McCartney will perform at Candlestick Park in San Francisco tonight. It will be the last public event at the stadium, where The Beatles performed their final concert nearly 50 years ago. This morning it was announced that the stage has been moved back, opening the way for hundreds of new tickets to be available.

Related Articles  Source: KGO TV, San Francisco
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney on his farewell Candlestick show

Paul's "Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert" at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on Thursday will mark the last-ever concert in the iconic stadium, also the venue where The Beatles played their final concert date on August 29, 1966. To mark the occasion, Paul and his band have filmed a special message.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney autographed guitar to be auctioned

A Martin D-28 left-handed guitar signed by Paul McCartney is up for auction, with proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy's African Elephant Initiative. Bidding began on Wednesday on eBay with a starting price of $10,000. Along with his signature, McCartney also scrawled on the guitar, "This guitar saves elephants."

Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, August 11, 2014
Paul McCartney in vintage form at Dodger Stadium

On Sunday night, Paul McCartney returned to Dodger Stadium, looking fit and giddy and fully recovered from a recent illness. Throughout the night, McCartney swapped instruments, bass to hollow-body electric guitar to grand piano to ukulele, the latter for an emotionally rich version of "Something" dedicated to George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 8, 2014
Unseen Beatles photo collection from Candlestick in 1964

To commemorate the Paul McCartney concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 14, almost 50 years after the Beatles' last gig there, San Francisco Art Exchange is offering a selection of five intimate, limited-edition archival photos shot by Jim Marshall at the final concert. 25 prints of each image will be for sale individually or in a set of five.

Related Articles  Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Paul McCartney to create vidoe game score and release theme as single

The music of upcoming video game Destiny was a collaborative effort between Bungie's in-house composers and Paul McCartney. One of McCartney's contributions to the soundtrack, the game's theme song, fully orchestrated and recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Giles Martin, will be released as a single later this year.

Source: Polygon

Why Paul and John needed each other to create The Beatles

If you're looking for some creative inspiration, your best bet may be to brainstorm with a friend. Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, explains how John Lennon and Paul McCartney's Beatles partnership is a prime example of two brains being better than one for creative genius.

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The night The Beatles were trapped in Dodger Stadium

Paul McCartney is getting back to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday for the first time since he played there with The Beatles 48 years ago. Back in 1966, he and the rest of the Beatles ended up trapped in a Lincoln Continental that was smothered fender-to-fender by a frenzied blanket of screaming fans.

Related Articles  Source: Ventura County Star
Mother, daughter get Paul McCartney's signature tattooed after concert

Sharon and Laurel White, mother-daughter McCartney super fans, traveled all the way from San Francisco to Missoula to see him perform on Tuesday. They made signs asking for a signature that caught Paul's eye and he pulled them up on stage to answer their request. They had the autographs made permanent the next day.

Related Articles  Source: KTMF TV, Missoula
Paul McCartney invited to perform at Alien Woodstock

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have been invited to perform at "Alien Woodstock" in Malibu. UFO expert Michael C. Luckman has a theory there is a huge underwater alien base located six miles off of Malibu's Point Dume in the Pacific Ocean and he wants to use pop stars who believe in alien life to coax them out of their base.

Source: AZCentral, Arizona
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Vendors slammed with customers at Paul McCartney concert

More than 25,000 people attended Paul McCartney's concert in Missoula, and many stopped to get food. Vendors were slammed for a good four hours with people coming to get food, and it was a good day for sales. Despite long lines, the vendors had fun with the people and just kept working to make sure the line moved fast.

Related Articles  Source: KECI TV 13, Missoula
Monday, August 4, 2014
Front door from 20 Forthlin Road up for auction

Beatles fans are expected to pay out thousands of pounds for the old front door from Paul McCartney's childhood home. The door, from McCartney's home in Forthlin Road in Liverpool, up for auction on Sept. 3, is expected to fetch around 8,000 (about $13,500). It was removed when the house was refurbished in 1978.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Photos: Macca fans find Mecca at Target Field

Kurt Bauer of Houston said, "This is our second time seeing Paul. We're going to see Ringo in November." Damara Scheeler of St. Paul said, "We saw him last year and I cried the whole show and I'm pretty sure I'll do the same thing tonight." Scott Webster of Minnetonka said, "Nine years old, Ed Sullivan, had to watch, changed my life."

Related Articles  Source: Minnesota Post
Governor of Minnesota declares August 2 Sir Paul McCartney Day

August 2 has been declared Paul McCartney day in Minnesota, coinciding with the former Beatles member's live show at Target Field on Saturday. It was only McCartney's fourth appearance in the state since 1965 and his first since a gig at the Metrodome in 1993. The Beatles first played Minnesota in 1965 at the Metropolitan Stadium.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Thousands visit Candlestick Park to bid farewell to stadium

Thousands flocked to Candlestick Park yesterday to say goodbye to the stadium after more than 50 years of playing host to multiple sporting and entertainment events. The Beatles had their last concert at Candlestick Park on Aug. 29, 1966. The final public event at the stadium will be a concert by Paul McCartney on Aug. 14.

Related Articles  Source: San Francisco Examiner
Friday, August 1, 2014
300 additional tickets open up for Paul McCartney in Missoula

An extra 300 seats have opened up for Paul McCartney's performance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The newly available tickets are part of a block reserved by McCartney's tour that weren't filled. Most of the tickets are in the floor or bowl areas and cost $150 to $250, with a limited number of tickets still available at $49.50.

Related Articles  Source: The Missoulian
Paul McCartney concert considered a big coup for new Tobin Center

Paul McCartney commands top billing in big stadiums, and it's rare to find McCartney at a small venue. So officials with the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, which will officially open this fall, are understandably giddy over the fact that McCartney will bring his portfolio of hits to the 1,750-seat venue on Oct. 1.

Related Articles  Source: San Antonio Business Journal
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Paul McCartney tells LIPA graduates 'go out there and be wonderful'

Paul McCartney told students at LIPA to "go out there and be wonderful" at its annual graduation ceremony. He joked students should ignore what they had learned and "be yourself." LIPA, co-founded by Paul and opened in 1995, is housed in Paul and George Harrison's old grammar school, the Liverpool Institute for Boys.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney New Orleans ticket refunds available until Sept. 1

This spring, due to health reasons, Paul McCartney was forced to postpone his scheduled June 19 concert in New Orleans until Oct. 11. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored in October or refunded, but for the latter, time is ticking. Refunds will be offered only until Monday, Sept. 1, via Ticketmaster.

Related Articles  Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune
Wings' Denny Laine lands at new Midwest Music Museum

Former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, the only other musician besides Linda who was in the group for the duration of Wings, will perform an intimate gig Friday in the new Midwest Music Museum at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Think of it as a preview for Paul McCartney's sold-out show Saturday in Minneapolis.

Source: St. Paul Pinoeer Press
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Paul McCartney to give award to Nashville resident

Paul McCartney present the "Honored Friend" award to Nashville-area singer, songwriter and educator Suzahn Fiering on July 31 at his Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. Fiering has co-hosted fundraising events for LIPA in the U.S., including a meet-and-greet with McCartney at last year's Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee.

Source: The Tennessean
Monday, July 28, 2014
New Paul McCartney Wings releases to include DVD extras

Venus and Mars and At The Speed of Sound will be the next releases from the Paul McCartney archive, out on Sept. 22 in the UK and Sept. 23 in the US. The reissues will include two discs, the original remastered album, and bonus audio including demos and unreleased tracks. 3-disc versions will include a photo and interview DVD.

Source: Digital Spy
Friday, July 25, 2014
Photos: Paul McCartney Early Days video shoot

Earlier this month, Paul McCartney released his latest music video, "Early Days." His official website has now published a new photo collection of shots from the video shoot. Video director Vincent Haycock said, "Paul's scene was incredibly fun to create. It was just him, some blues players and Johnny Depp jamming on set all day."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
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

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