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Friday, June 12, 2015
Paul McCartney wows fans at Paris concert

A week before his 73rd birthday, Paul McCartney wowed concert-goers at the Stade de France in Paris on Thursday, belting out a series of songs that were peppered with Beatles hits. Clad in a jacket and white shirt, McCartney put on an energetic performance that included Hey Jude, and Yesterday as well as songs from Wings.

Related Articles  Source: CTV News
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Firefly Music Festival planning for crowd of 90,000

The organizers of Delaware's Firefly Music Festival are expecting up to 90,000 attendees this year. The festival, scheduled from June 18-21 on the grounds of the Dover International Speedway, has 119 announced bands, including headliners Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and The Killers. Last year about 80,000 people attended.

Source: WJZ TV, Baltimore
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
McCartney concert more than a tribute

In the category of "Life Imitating Art", London resident Yuri Pool has no rival. After years of touring in one of the world's most popular Beatles tribute bands, he felt he needed to go solo and do his own thing. Pool, like Paul McCartney, rounded up some top-notch musicians and hit the road, and now headlines The McCartney Years tribute.

Source: London Community News, Ontario
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Paul McCartney fundraiser nets double original estimate

A fundraising meet-and-greet with Paul McCartney is set to raise almost double its estimated price of $25,000. McCartney is offering two fans front row seats at a concert, attend the afternoon soundcheck, and meet him after the show. Hours before the sale's deadline today, the top bid stood at $49,000.

Source: Philly.com
Dutch growers present Paul McCartney with his own tulip

Paul McCartney has been presenetd with Tulipa "Paul McCartney" by Dutch growers association Remarkable Tulips. The red tulip with a white border is a reference to his birthplace, Liverpool. Bulb grower Jack Uittenbogaard said, "It is personally a long-held wish to honor my musical hero with a Dutch tulip."

Source: Horticulture Week
Monday, June 8, 2015
Supermarket to replace Paul McCartney's birthplace Walton Hospital

A supermarket and 195 homes could be built on the site of the Liverpool hospital where Paul McCartney was born. The land housed the former Walton Hospital, which closed its doors in December 2010 and was demolished in 2011. Paul's mum, Mary, had worked at the hospital as a nurse on the maternity ward.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney's attempt to revitalize Wings with Back to the Egg

Released on June 8, 1979, Back to the Egg showcased a rebuilt Wings lineup, with lead guitarist Laurence Juber working in sharp counterpoint to Denny Laine. Paul McCartney's stated goal was to make a raw-boned rock record. The album ended up as a million-selling yet somehow overlooked swansong for Wings.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, June 5, 2015
Paul McCartney tribute celebrates Sir Paul's 73rd birthday

Paul McCartney turns 73 on June 18 and The McCartney Years will celebrate in London, Ontario, at The Grand Theatre. Fronted by McCartney super fan Yuri Pool since 2007, the tribute band take their roles seriously, providing an experience as authentic as possible, from the songs to the wardrobe and the instruments they play.

Source: The Londoner
Paul McCartney's Memory Almost Full released 8 years ago today

Embroiled in a very public and nasty divorce, Paul McCartney embraced everything that made him matter in the first place on the ardent Memory Almost Full, released on June 5, 2007. In general, the album dealt more in the retrospective than the expected bitter introspection. That's fully realized on "See Your Sunshine."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney getting back Out There in France

Paul McCartney's Out There tour is now set to take over Europe this the summer with dates this month in France and the Netherlands. His official website has now released a video of Paul rehearsing his 1989 tune "Ou Est Le Soleil," which turned into a 13 minute jam dedicated to the first date of the next tour leg, Marseille.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Unique Beatles memorabilia including John Lennon suit for sale on eBay

A suit worn by John Lennon and a musical instrument once owned by both George Harrison and George Formby, both valued at £100,000 each (about $153,400), are among Beatles-related items up for sale on auction site eBay. The items have been previously been on display in The Beatles Story in Liverpool from 2011 to May 2015.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, June 1, 2015
Paul McCartney throws support behind Cliff Richard

Paul McCartney has thrown his support behind Cliff Richard amid a police investigation into historic sex abuse accusations against the veteran pop star. Richard vehemently denied the allegation and he was not charged, and has now received the backing of McCartney, who gives him the benefit of the doubt and says Richard is a "nice guy."

Source: 3 News, New Zealand
Paul McCartney praises his wife for keeping him grounded

Paul McCartney recently heaped praise on his businesswoman wife Nancy Shevell, saying that she has kept him "grounded." McCarthney, who wed Shevell in 2011, said she is a positive influence on him because she is down to earth and stays out of the limelight. He said, "She is sensible, and it's refreshing."

Source: NYC Today
McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a granddad

Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita." McCartney told the Daily Mirror he doesn't want to set a bad example for his children and grandchildren by using marijuana, and that his decision is "a parent thing." He said, "the last time I smoked was a long time ago."

Source: SF Gate
Friday, May 29, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney invites couple on stage for marriage proposal

A packed house witnessed a rather strange moment as two fans were invited on stage by Paul McCartney towards the end of his show in Liverpool. As his girlfriend Diane McEvoy looked on in sheer amazement, thousands witnessed as a rather timid-looking Fabrice Gueho got down on one knee and asked, "Diane, will you marry me?"

Source: Liverpool Echo
Lennon vs. McCartney play made into a film, will debut in Dublin

The stage play by Stephen Kennedy called "Lennon Vs. McCartney" has now been made into a short film by Eddie Jackson. It will have its world premiere in Dublin, Ireland next Tuesday. Seamus Brennan and Ruaidhri Conroy star as two fans conversing about who was the better Beatle, Lennon or McCartney, in an Irish pub.

Source: The Examiner
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Paul McCartney releases last minute tickets for tonight's Liverpool show

Paul McCartney has released some last minute "golden tickets" after changing the technical layout for his Liverpool show. The Beatles legend has reconfigured the arena, freeing up dozens of top tickets for lucky fans. These tickets are in the £135 price band, other tickets have been changing hands for thousands of pounds.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Paul McCartney turned down guest shot in Friends TV show

The casting director of the hit TV show Friends, Leslie Litt, has revealed that she made contact with Paul McCartney in the hope of getting him to appear in season four's wedding finale, as the quirky father of Emily, eventually played by Tom Conti. Paul wrote back declining, saying "it was a very busy time for him."

Source: Digital Spy
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Video: Dave Grohl joins Paul McCartney onstage in London

Paul McCartney surprised fans at his gig in London on Saturday night when he introduced Dave Grohl to duet with him on "I Saw Her Standing There." McCartney also performed "Temporary Secretary" from his album McCartney II, which was released 35 years ago, the first time McCartney had ever performed the song live.

Source: RTE News
Paul McCartney collects Yesterday award

Paul McCartney as been given a special award ahead of his first concert in London to mark the 50th anniversary of the composition of The Beatles' song Yesterday. The song is one of the most covered of all time, having been recorded at least 2,200 times, and was voted best song of the 20th century in a BBC Radio 2 poll in 1999.

Source: The Belfast Telegraph
Pictures: Paul McCartney at LIPA for song-writing masterclasses

Paul McCartney was in good spirits at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts as he arrived to carry out his masterclasses with students, and waved hello to onlookers and fans before heading inside. Three LIPA students were to receive one-to-one sessions with Sir Paul, and he was also expected to speak to a gathering of students.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney's guitar gets first-class treatment

Paul McCartney has admitted his iconic 1963 Hofner bass guitar gets the special treatment whenever he flies with it, with the instrument sometimes being treated to it's own first-class seat and seatbelt. He said, "My guy [assistant John Hammel] looks after it like his own child and he won't let anyone take it."

Source: The Sun Daily
Friday, May 22, 2015
Pics: Behind the scenes on tour with Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney's Out There tour is about to begin in the UK, and his official website is giving fans a look behind-the-scenes into life on the road with Paul, including many photos of Paul and his fans at his concerts at the Tokyo Dome, and a view of the concert from the mixing desk which is one of the best seats in the house.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Pics: Paul McCartney buys $15.5M penthouse on Central Park East

Paul McCartney is the proud new owner of a $15.5 million penthouse in New York City. The duplex apartment was created and customized by the co-op building's developer where he lived until his passing, and is a glamorous 1960s time capsule with a dash of Hollywood décor. Paul McCartney is probably a fan of 60's, so that worked out.

Source: Curbed, NY
Paul McCartney celebrates 50 years of his classic song Yesterday

It was 50 years ago that Paul McCartney wrote one of his greatest songs but it only seems like Yesterday. Written after a dream at girlfriend Jane Asher's home, its original title was "Scrambled Eggs." Macca is certain to delight 20,000 fans by performing the classic as the climax to his gig at the O2 in London on Saturday night.

Source: The Mirror, UK
John Lennon bronze sculpture unveiled in Lithuania

Many people attended as a bronze sculpture of John Lennon was unveiled in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Thursday. After the ceremony, people rushed to take selfies with the bust. Photographer Saulius Paukstys, behind the idea, said the sculpture of Lennon should make Vilnius more beautiful and peaceful, "just like Lennon wanted."

More Info: Pictures  Source: The Lithuania Tribune
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Paul McCartney played melody to Kanye West collaboration on TV in 1999

On TV in 1999, Paul McCartney revealed a guitar melody he had written whilst in the hospital for the birth of his second child Mary. He'd noticed a painting of a man playing guitar with only two fingers and decided he wanted to replicate that style. He starts to play the riff and whistles the melody for what would become "All Day."

Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Paul McCartney's secret project with Lady Gaga revealed

It has been revealed that Paul McCartney has taken on a new soundtrack project, he will be writing songs for the animated adaption of his own 2005 children's novel, High in the Clouds. McCartney will voice one of the main characters, and has also written "seven or eight" new songs, including one to be sung by Lady Gaga.

Source: Exclaim
Paul McCartney's oft-criticized Ram was handmade gem

An overlooked precursor to the current handmade-pop phenomenon, Paul McCartney's Ram was initially criticized for everything that makes it sound unexpectedly bold, fascinatingly unedited and utterly misjudged today. But it is hampered, even now, by the long-forgotten sniping then engulfing McCartney and Lennon.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Paul McCartney says he still learns from his mistakes

Paul McCartney is no longer worried about making mistakes on stage because they can be inspiring "eureka moments", he has revealed. Sir Paul, 72, also says he is flattered still to be popular after five decades in music, and amazed younger stars such as Rihanna and Kanye West want to collaborate with him.

Source: London Evening Standard
Lollapalooza announces full 2015 schedule

The schedule for this year's Lollapalooza Festival has been announced. The Chicago-based music festival, which is being held at Grant Park from July 31 to August 2, will feature performances from Paul McCartney and Metallica, although there will be some time conflicts amongst Paul McCartney and other groups on Friday.

Related Articles  Source: Gigwise
Impersonators create McCartney and Jagger show that never happened

On May 22 Connecticut College will present special Paul McCartney "fantasy" concert performing with special guest "Mick Jagger" to celebrate 50 years of both The Beatles and Rolling Stones invading the U.S. It's called the "Nothing Is Real" tour, because a show like this would never actually happen with the real two.

Source: WTNH TV, New Haven
Monday, May 18, 2015
Mary McCartney: Photographing food is no picnic

17 years since her mother Linda's death from cancer, photographer Mary McCartney is well regarded for sharing another of her mom's passions, as she she publishes a new book, "At My Table - Vegetarian Feasts for Family and Friends," but she admits, it wasn't easy. "It's so much work. And food photography is not spontaneous," she laughs.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Friday, May 15, 2015
How McCartney II foretold the sound of 1980s pop

McCartney II, Paul McCartney's quirky, synth heavy second solo album, released 35 years ago this weekend, has the feel of an album ahead of its time. In 2011, McCartney said, "I really just was fascinated with these things called synthesizers which had appeared on the scene, particularly with sequencers, I loved them."

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Video: Paul McCartney: Will rap for food

Working with UK chef Jamie Oliver, Ed Sheeran has written a song calling on people to sign up to a "Food Revolution." Paul McCartney, Alesha Dixon and Hugh Jackman also lend their vocals to the track, now online. The Food Revolution Day project is aiming to get millions of children around the world eating healthily.

Source: Pirate FM, UK
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Paul McCartney performs at Robin Hood Foundation benefit in NYC

Paul McCartney was in New York City on Tuesday to headline the annual benefit concert for the Robin Hood Foundation. The event, which was attended by more than 4,000 of the charity's supporters, raised over $101 million. McCartney and his band played Beatles songs and solo hits, including Let It Be, Band on the Run and Hey Jude.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Paul McCartney urges Oasis reunion should happen

Oasis are the Beatles' biggest fans but we never knew the feeling was mutual. Now Paul McCartney says the brothers Gallagher should put their feelings to one side for the sake of their music. McCartney, who thinks they are "pretty cool guys" said, "My advice to them? Just get together and make some good music!"

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Most memorable Beatles-related appearances on David Letterman

When David Letterman moved from NBC to CBS in 1993, he brought life back to the Ed Sullivan Theater and the famed stage where The Beatles made their U.S. television debut back on February 9, 1964. During his 33-years on late night TV, Dave brought Ringo Starr on his show several times and Paul McCartney on his show once.

Source: The Examiner
Monday, May 11, 2015
Video: Tampa wedding band Phase5 jams with Sir Paul McCartney

It was, in almost every respect, a carbon-copy weekend gig for Josh Walther and his wedding band, Phase5, except for the part where Paul McCartney showed up. And hopped on stage. And grabbed the microphone. And sang I Saw Her Standing There. And left Walther and his band reeling from the musical memory of a lifetime.

Source: Tampa Bay Times
Video: Extended trailer for HBO's Rock Hall 2015 special

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony won't air on HBO until May 30, but they have unveiled an extended trailer from the all-star event. It includes concert footage and interview clips of Paul McCartney and Ringo, who says, "You can't get in until 25 years after you've had your first hit. Well I'm way passed that."

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Pictures: Inside 20 Forthlin Road

Mary and Jim McCartney and Paul and his brother Mike moved to 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool in 1955. Now within the ownership of the National Trust, the house has been meticulously restored using photographs and eyewitness accounts to restore original fixtures and fittings, and source identical items of furniture.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, May 8, 2015
Liverpool Echo Arena: Macca gets back to where he once belonged

Paul McCartney is set for a spectacular sell out gig as he brings his Out There world tour home to Liverpool later this month, but it's not the first time he's come home. He played there with Wings several times in the 70's, the Let It Be Liverpool charity concert in 1990, and a performance live on the internet from The Cavern in 1999.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo

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