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Friday, January 16, 2015
Paul McCartney spends nine days in jail 35 years ago today

On Jan. 16, 1980, Paul McCartney was busted at Tokyo's Narita International Airport for trying to bring a half-pound of marijuana into the country. "We were about to fly to Japan and I knew I wouldn't be able to get anything to smoke over there," he said in 2004. "This stuff was too good to flush down the toilet."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Paul McCartney no. 6 highest grossing rock tour of 2014

Billboard recently published a list of the 25 biggest tours of 2014, based on total gross figures, number of attendees, and number of shows. Paul McCartney had a bit of a rough year, having to cancel a tour of Japan, and postponing some of his US dates after coming down with a virus, but Macca still grossed $107 million in 2014.

Source: Gibson
Monday, January 12, 2015
PonoMusic rumored to have acquired rights to Beatles catalogue

Rumors suggest CEO Neil Young and the team at PonoMusic have gotten ahold of the rights to The Beatles catalogue and are working to remaster it in full 192 kHz. The new version of Sgt. Pepper's is "going to blow your mind," reportedly. According to reports, Paul McCartney is excited about having the Beatles in high-def.

Source: Music Times
Kanye West Paul McCartney track enters Australia's Top 10

Kanye West's collaboration with Paul McCartney has cracked the top 10 in Australia, the highest new entry of the week by arriving at No. 8 on the new ARIA Singles Chart, published Sunday. It is McCartney's twelfth solo top 10 entry, and his first since No More Lonely Nights made it to No. 9 in November, 1984.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Five years ago today, Ringo's Y Not features dark duet with Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr's Y Not, released on January 12, 2010, found its centerpoint with "Walk With You," a duet with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. The track features a darkly mature chorus unlike any he's put out, Paul's vocal works in counterpoint, taking the high road, while Ringo intertwines beside and underneath.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, January 9, 2015
Paul McCartney to release Hope For The Future on vinyl

Paul McCartney's song "Hope For The Future" which was released digitally in December will be released physically on 180-gram 12" vinyl next week. The song was written by Paul for the record-breaking video game "Destiny" and produced by Giles Martin. The vinyl release will include Paul's original anthem plus four special mixes.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney asked to appear on Save Soho campaign song

Paul McCartney has been approached to join Adam Ant and Boy George and Gary Kemp on a record dedicated to saving London's Soho. Masterminded by songwriter Tim "The Soho Hobo" Arnold, the track is aimed to arrest the increasing gentrification of Soho, thanks to the huge impact of Crossrail and rising rent prices.

Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Paul McCartney and Kanye West's new single climbs charts

Paul McCartney and Kanye West's surprise new single Only One has climbed 21 places to Number 14 in today's sales flash after appearing on the chart for the first time on Sunday. It has prompted tweets from Kanye fans, perhaps in jest, asking who the former Beatle was. One tweeted, "This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge."

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Video: Heart covers Paul McCartney on Jimmy Kimmel

Heart got the Jimmy Kimmel Live audience's blood pumping Monday when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers covered Paul McCartney & Wings' Band on the Run. The performance was to help promote The Art of McCartney, a tribute album to the legendary musician. Heart also powered through one of their own songs, Crazy On You.

Source: Spin
Folks who've made Paul McCartney famous

"Who is Paul McCartney?" trended on Twitter this week thanks to Kanye West's collaboration with the former Beatle, apparently pleased that the rapper was helping shine a spotlight on a new talent. Many said the tweeters were just joshing, but West isn't the first to try to make this McCartney guy famous.

Related Articles  Source: CNN
How the Paul McCartney is Dead hoax started in 1969

Next time you see the still-youthful Paul McCartney, take a good hard look and ask yourself, "is it really him?" Can you be sure? Because maybe, just maybe, the conspiracy theorists are right, maybe Paul did die in a car accident in 1966 and was replaced by a double who looks, sounds, acts, and writes almost exactly like him.

Source: UK Progressive
Monday, January 5, 2015
Soccer fans hope Paul McCartney will come and sing at their stadium

Nottingham Forest fans have an extra reason to cheer their team on after Paul McCartney said he might sing at the City Ground. Paul was told about The Reds playing his track, Mull of Kintyre, before every match, he then said he might sing it live at the stadium, if Forest can ever reach the English football Premier League.

Source: Nottingham Post, UK
Friday, January 2, 2015
Man battles entire internet after tweeting 'Who TF is Paul McCartney'

The recent collaboration between Kanye West and Paul McCartney has several people wondering, just who Paul McCartney is. Twitter user @CurvedDaily is being slammed after tweeting, "who tf is paul mccartney???!??! this is why i love kanye for shining light on unknown artists," although he and his friends insist it was a joke.

Related Articles  Source: Hiphop Wired
Kanye West and Paul McCartney team up for emotional song

Kanye West rang in 2015 with a new song featuring an unlikely collaborator. "Only One," a heartfelt tribute to Kanye's late mother Donda West, features Paul McCartney on keyboard and background vocals. Kanye's people hint the song might be the first sign of a larger project between him and McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: ET Online
Paul McCartney says he isn't ready to write his memoirs

Interviewed recently at his midtown Manhattan office suite, Paul McCartney seems as boyish as he was onstage decades ago for "The Ed Sullivan Show." He's so young in his thoughts that he will dismiss the idea of a memoir as a project for his 70s, catch himself and dismiss a book again as if time were still a distant bother.

Source: Newsdat
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Mary McCartney's candid camera

The oldest child of musician Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, Mary McCartney grew up amid wealth, privilege and celebrity. Now a expert photographer primarily based in London, she has an all-access pass to a vast assortment of glossy events and glittering parties, as effectively as a lengthy list of elite corporate customers.

Source: Macro Insider
Monday, December 29, 2014
Paul McCartney leads Pop Music Hall of Fame inductees

Paul McCartney is among the 14 artists to be inducted into the 2015 Class of America's Pop Music Hall of Fame, including the Eagles, The Everly Brothers, The Four Seasons and The Righteous Brothers. It would mark McCartney's second entry into the Pop Music Hall of Fame, he was honored as part of The Beatles in 2013.

Source: Toronto Sun
Sony Hack Rumor: Paul McCartney wants Beatles back catalogue

According to a report in the UK, Paul McCartney is set to make a bid to buy the The Beatles back catalogue after wanting it for thirty years. The turnaround comes after leaked Sony emails revealed that executives were considering selling the rights which includes a share in more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Paul McCartney says college courses teaching popular music are ridiculous

In a recent Q&A with fans, a student studying for an MA in popular music in Liverpool asked Paul McCartney what he thought about college courses focusing on the Beatles as a means of learning pop music. He said, "For me it's ridiculous, and yet very flattering," although he stressed he's not against learning about popular music.

Source: Billboard
Friday, December 26, 2014
Paul McCartney adds download area to his official web site

PaulMcCartney.com has recently added a new "Downloads" section to the site. Available there are three exclusive Wings songs, "Letting Go (Extended Version)," "Love My Baby (From One Hand Clapping)" and "Rock Show (New Version)." Also available is a new coloring in image of the "Wonderful Christmastime" cover.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Paul McCartney posts answers to fans' Christmas questions

Last month, fans sent in their questions for Paul McCartney to answer on Christmas, and they received so many they couldn't pick just one. Paul answers about his favorite Christmas song and which version by which artist, his favorite Christmas movie, and remembers his favorite childhood Christmas memory.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, December 22, 2014
Hundreds of celebrites chime in: John or Paul?

The question of "Are you a John Lennon person or a Paul McCartney person" has been asked ever since the Beatles first became famous. A new video seeks to get a definitive answer with the help of 550 celebrities. Among the classic rockers asked were Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith and members of Black Sabbath.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr pay tribute to Joe Cocker

Paul McCartney has led tributes to rock and blues singer Joe Cocker, who has died at the age of 70. He was perhaps best known for his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, which reached number one in the UK in 1968. Paul said, "It's really sad to hear about Joe's passing." Ringo said, "Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker."

Related Articles  Source: Belfast Telegraph
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney with Jimmy Fallon

Paul McCartney joined The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday to talk about Starr being enshrined in the Rock Hall, and revealed his favorite Ringo solo hits, Back Off Boogaloo and It Don't Come Easy. Fallon then shared his spot-on Beatles impressions, although Fallon admitted he can't do George.

Source: Rolling Stone
Mary McCartney reveals she didn't know how sick Linda was

Mary McCartney has admitted she didn't know the severity of her mother's condition, so her death came as a shock. The daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, in a new interview she says she knew that her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer but wasn't prepared for her sudden passing in April 1998, aged just 56.

Source: Female First
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Photos: Paul McCartney mobbed by fans as he leaves Daily Show studios

Paul McCartney was mobbed by fans offering him album covers to sign, with the Abbey Road LP a firm favorite, as he left the Daily Show studios in New York City on Monday night. Ever generous with his time, Macca signed a multitude of autographs in rainy Manhattan with an assistant holding an umbrella over the star.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Video: Paul McCartney talks about Destiny on The Daily Show

Paul McCartney appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show last night to talk about "Hope for the Future," his song for the Destiny video game. During the course of his funny back-and-forth with Jon Stewart, McCartney talks about how he got involved with the project and revealed that he's not very good at video games.

Related Articles  Source: Game Spot
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Paul Mccartney reveals he shuns Beatles anniversaries

Paul McCartney says he never takes notice of The Beatles milestones, insisting he has no interest in marking important anniversaries or birthdays. He said, "Someone says, 'Oh, this is the 50th anniversary of when you walked in Abbey Road or the 50th anniversary of your first single'. The truth is, I'm not counting!"

Source: Contact Music
Monday, December 15, 2014
Guitar signed by Paul McCartney stolen from West Vancouver store

West Vancouver police are looking for a suspect after someone broke into a store last Thursday and made off with a framed Peavey electric guitar bearing the signatures of Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and others. It is possible someone was hired explicitly to steal that piece, as more expensive pieces in the store were ignored.

Source: Vancouver Sun
Pictures: Paul McCartney and wife Nancy arrive at JFK

Paul McCartney kept a low profile in tinted shades as he arrived with wife Nancy Shevell at JFK International Airport in New York on Sunday. Paul was returning to the US after promotion of his new single, Hope For The Future, for which the music video debuted on Monday, and included McCartney immortalized as a hologram.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
The day Paul McCartney found the Devil in Atlanta

In 1999, the McCartneys visited Atlanta to support Heather McCartney as she unveiled her line of houseware items. Paul and his son, James, went out to explore the side streets of Atlanta, and there, in "the funky side of town," stopped in front of Miller's Rexall Drugs and saw something intended to ward off Satan.

Source: Like The Dew
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Audio: Paul McCartney lines up female singer for film role

Paul McCartney has told XFM in the UK he's making an animated movie called "High In The Clouds" featuring a female singer, and he dropped a heavy hint about who he wants to play her. He said, "I'm writing the music for characters in the film, one of whom is a female rock star who kind of rules this city."

Source: XFM, UK
Video: Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl track featured in new Polo ad

A commercial for the new Polo Red fragrance features "Cut Me Some Slack," the Grammy-winning collaboration between Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear. The track was written for Grohl's "Sound City" documentary in 2012.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wings over America remains a pinnacle for Paul McCartney

Recorded in the summer of 1976, Wings Over America, arrived on December 10 of that year feeling like a triumphant musical summation for Paul McCartney. McCartney hadn't at this point toured America in 10 years, and so Wings Over America was greeted with what can only be described as unfettered joy.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Bob Geldof explains Paul McCartney's omission from Band Aid 30

Bob Geldof has defended his decision not to include Paul McCartney in the latest version of Band Aid. "Macca's always done stuff. He was in the band in 2004, him, Radiohead and Damon," Geldof said. "But look, on this we've got from the newest to the hippest to the oldest, and he hasn't made the cut, what can I tell you?"

Source: entertainment.ie
Monday, December 8, 2014
Paul McCartney reflects on John Lennon's death

In a recent interview, Paul McCartney recounted how he found out about the death of John Lennon. "It was just so horrific that you couldn't take it in. It was really difficult for everyone. For me, it was just so sad that I wasn't going to see him again, and we weren't going to hang out," McCartney said.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, December 5, 2014
Paul McCartney unhappy about shift to lo-fi listening habits

In an interview promoting "Hope for the Future," his new song included in the video game Destiny, Paul McCartney expressed distaste for the way young people consume music on cell phones. "A lot of kids listen to music on their smartphones through these tiny little speakers. Argh, I spent hours making that high-fidelity sound!"

Source: Rolling Stone
In Pictures: Mike McCartney's images of Liverpool's Jacaranda revealed

Mike McCartney never goes anywhere without a camera. And now the photographer and Scaffold performer has uncovered some 50-year-old negatives of images he captured with his Rolleiflex camera at Liverpool's famous Jacaranda coffee bar, where the Beatles, then the Silver Beetles, played on a number of occasions.

Source: Liverpool Echo
McCartney's willingness to fail made Band on the Run enduring masterpiece

More than four decades later, Paul McCartney's Band on the Run still represents the creative highpoint of his solo career. No other album so completely underscores his difficult quest for freedom, and none is more personal. It always sounded the most to me like something the old band might have put together.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Paul McCartney admits he made video game song for his kids

Paul McCartney says he recorded the theme tune for new game "Destiny" and agreed they could use "Hope for the Future" because it's the only way he can now get his family to listen to his music. ''I know from my kids and my grandkids, they just bury themselves in a game and I don't think they've got time to listen to my music."

Related Articles  Source: Contact Music
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Paul McCartney announces official release of video game theme

Paul's new song "Hope For The Future" will be globally released on Monday, December 8. The song was written by Paul for the video game "Destiny," and until now has been exclusively available within the game itself. Produced by Giles Martin, the original version of the track alongside four special mixes will be available digitally.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, December 1, 2014
New study finds Paul McCartney second richest recording artist

Wealth-X just released the latest survey of World's Richest Recording Artists, and Paul McCartney comes in at number two, behind Madonna. McCartney's $660 million net worth was a few bucks shy of Madonna at $800 million, but well ahead of Bono, who placed #6, and Elton John, at #9. At 72, McCartney is the oldest on the list.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston

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