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Monday, July 13, 2015
Live Aid rocked the world for charity thirty years ago today

Thirty years ago today, July 13th, 1985, the Live Aid charity concerts took place, raising millions of dollars for African famine relief. Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof organized the two concerts at London's Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia's JFK Stadium and enlisted a then-who's-who of top acts, including Paul McCartney.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Friday, July 10, 2015
Paul McCartney breaks out Number 9 song in Stockholm

Yesterday, July 9, at his concert in Stockholm, Sweden, Paul McCartney recognized the Beatles' longtime connection with the number 9 by the addition of a song to his set list. Macca played "One After 909" as the fourth number of his set, replacing "Good Day Sunshine." He also brought back "Hi Hi Hi" in the encore.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Paul McCartney warns UK government not to ease fox hunting law

Paul McCartney has called to scrap UK government plans to change fox hunting laws as "cruel and unnecessary". Current law prevents the pursuit of foxes with a pack of hounds, McCartney spoke out against changes that could come in next week, believing they could bring back legalised hunts with hounds through the back door.

More Information  Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, July 9, 2015
New book to be intimate portrait of Paul McCartney

In 1989, journalist Paul Du Noyer was contacted by McCartney's office and invited to interview the star. In the years that followed, Du Noyer continued to meet, interview and work closely with McCartney, with their conversations covering music and his private feelings on John Lennon and his late wife Linda, among others.

Source: The Bookseller
Paul and Linda McCartney art to be exhibited in France

Rencontres d'Arles', a photography festival launched this week in Arles, South of France includes an exhibition of photography and album artwork called Total Records, which features a section dedicated to Paul and Linda McCartney. It includes album sleeves and cover photos from McCartney, RAM, Pipes of Peace and Tug of War.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono send birthday wishes to Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday. Uploading a photo of herself and Starr to Twitter, Yoko Ono wrote, "Happy Birthday, Ringo! And Many, Many more. Let us count the ways how we love you... From an old acquaintance, yoko". Meanwhile, Paul McCartney sent three birthday wishes to Starr in total.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Friday, July 3, 2015
Pictures: Paul McCartney celebrates Fan Art Friday

For the past year Paul McCartney's official web site has been posting a piece of fan art every Friday. They have now added their favourites to the #FanArtFriday website photo collection, they say the quality of the artwork has blown them away and they're inspired by all of the talent and creativity fans have shown.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Heather Mills tired of being a trophy wife

Despite the publicist's warning that the 'M' word must not be mentioned, in a new interview, Heather Mills is willing to recall the horrendous fall-out she suffered from her acrimonious divorce from Paul McCartney. Today Mills, 47, is determined to proclaim a positive outcome from those traumatic times.

Source: Sunderland Echo, UK
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Interview: Paul McCartney: No one will ever live up to the Beatles

Paul McCartney is interviewed and on the cover of the new edition of Esquire Magazine. Asked about, "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make," McCartney said, "That little one, it surprises me. I don't remember coming up with it. It just sort of popped out, like a lot of my stuff. I'm kind of proud of it."

Source: Esquire
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Man sentenced for assault during 2014 Paul McCartney concert

A Devils Lake, North Dakota man has been ordered to pay the uncovered medical bills and reimburse a Fargo man for concert tickets for slamming the man's head into an aluminum shelf in a men's room at the Fargodome during the Paul McCartney concert last July. The victim says he asked the man to be quiet during the concert.

Source: KFGO, Fargo
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Paul McCartney remembers his earliest childhood memory

On his official Website, Paul McCartney has answered this month's "You Gave Me Answer" question, which was sent in by John from the UK, who asked, "What is your earliest memory, Paul?" There is also link on the site to a video of Paul's crew and band wishing him happy birthday backstage at the Firefly Music Festival.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tom Cruise film Vanilla Sky heads to Blu-ray

Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise was released today on Blu-ray, with two versions of the film, the 2001 original theatrical cut and the new Alternate Ending Version. The film's title song, music and lyrics by Paul McCartney, was nominated for best original song in 2001 for an Academy Award and in 2002 for a Golden Globe.

Source: Broadway World
Monday, June 29, 2015
Paul McCartney to headline anniversary gala

Paul McCartney will perform at a gala event to celebrate the 35th anniversary. The event will be held Sept. 30 in Hollywood. McCartney has a long history in support, in an interview in 2005 he said, "When I first heard, the idea appealed to me."

Source: Beatles Examiner
Autographed McCartney guitar shows up at appraisal event

A blue Fender Squier Bullet guitar autographed by Paul McCarttney was among the items brought in for free appraisals at the Ela Area Public Library fifth annual antiques and collectibles appraisal event in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Purchased for $500 seven years ago, the appraisal expert advised the owner of the guitar to hold onto it.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Friday, June 26, 2015
McCartney delivers show-stopping Charleston tribute in South Carolina

Performing in Columbia, South Carolina last night, Paul McCartney dedicated a song to the victims in Charleston. "We pray that people of all colors will be able to live together in peace and harmony," McCartney said before playing the 1970 Beatles classic, "The Long And Winding Road."

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Video Flashback: Paul McCartney plays John Lennon medley in 1990

Paul McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt tour hit in Liverpool on June 28th, 1990. The year marked the 50th anniversary of John Lennon's birth, and McCartney wanted to do something memorable to mark the occasion, performing a long medley that incorporated Strawberry Fields Forever, Help! and Give Peace a Chance.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Paul McCartney honored by the City of Columbia

Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin announced Wednesday that Thursday, June 25 will be recognized as Paul McCartney Day. The move correlates with McCartney's concert Thursday night at Colonial Life Arena. Wednesday also saw Mayor Benjamin rename a part of Gadsen Street, "Paul McCartney Way."

Source: WACH TV, Columbia, SC
Monday, June 22, 2015
Video: McCartney dedicates Long and Winding Road to Charleston

During Delaware's Firefly Festival on Friday night, Paul McCartney was among the many artists who paid tribute to the Charleston, South Carolina victims. "Let's take a moment to pray for peace and harmony amongst people of different colors in the world," McCartney told the audience.

Source: Music Times
Paul McCartney rules night at Firefly Music Festival

Beatlemania roared in Delaware on Friday night as Paul McCartney, whose birthday was Thursday, unfurled a dizzying, career-spanning marathon show packed with timeless hits at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover. McCartney greeted the crowd, "Good evening, Firefly. I got a feeling we're going to have a bit of a party here tonight."

Related Video  Source: Delaware Online
Friday, June 19, 2015
Video: James Taylor recalls nervous Beatles audition for Apple Records

In 1968, James Taylor signed a contract with the Beatles' new label, Apple, making his self-titled debut LP the company's first release from a non-British artist. But securing that lucrative deal was intimidating for the then-unknown singer-songwriter, who auditioned for Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
New photography exhibition by Mike McCartney to open in Liverpool

Celebrated photographer Mike McCartney will stage a new exhibition at St. George's Hall in Liverpool this Autumn. Entitled "Mike McCartney Luvs St George's Hall," the exhibition runs from September 5 until October 18, and features 60 fascinating images depicting the Liverpool landmark that span more than half a century.

Source: Broadway World Art
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Seven facts you might not know about Paul McCartney

Today Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney celebrates his 73rd birthday. Macca was born on June 18, 1942 at Walton Hospital, to parents Mary and James "Jim" McCartney. To celebrate Macca's birthday, The Liverpool Echo takes a look back at his life in pictures and reveals seven things you might not know about the star.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney's buried treasures

Part of Paul McCartney's genius is the way he makes records. Sometimes the arrangement and the recording transcend the actual song. On his birthday, this is a list of little-known Paul McCartney songs, buried away on b-sides, or as CD bonus tracks, or hidden away on soundtracks, or issued under a pseudonym.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Hard Days Night Hotel creates birthday cocktail for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney celebrates his 73rd birthday, and to mark the occasion, Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool has launched a limited edition birthday cocktail in his honor. The Macca cocktail will be served at the hotel's Bar Four for today only, and is inspired by Tiger Jack, known to be one of McCartney's favorite drinks.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Paul McCartney's birthday adds to flavor of tribute show

The McCartney Years Paul McCartney tribute band didn't plan to book a rare hometown gig on Sir Paul's birthday, but they did and that means it's going to be a party at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, on Thursday. The McCartney Years crisscrosses North America to play about 70 dates a year, but only one or two in London.

Source: Norwhich Gazette, Ontario
Monday, June 15, 2015
Paul McCartney endorses World Meat Free Day

Designed to raise awareness of the unsustainability of the meat and livestock industry around the globe, the not-for-profit initiative World Meat Free Day is asking people to pledge to go meat free for just one day. The Meat Free Monday founders, Paul McCartney, Mary and Stella McCartney, are backing the campaign.

Source: Longevity Live
Paul McCartney on how Beatles broke the Motown mold

The Beatles memorably covered the Motown classics You Really Got a Hold On Me, Please Mr. Postman and Money, but that doesn't mean they fashioned themselves after Detroit's hitmaking juggernaut. Instead, Paul McCartney recently said, it was quite the opposite, the Beatles wanted to smash the Motown model.

Source: Something Else Reviews
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

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