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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stella McCartney
Beatles Fans: You can dress like Paul McCartney next spring

London-based designer Stella McCartney recently confirmed longtime rumors of brand expansion into the realm of menswear, beginning with the spring 2017 collection. There's little doubt that Sir Paul will be one of the first to wear his daughter's menswear designs when they debut, so, in time, you really can literally echo the new look that he is donning.

Source: Cheat Sheet

James McCartney
Video: The hallucinogenic video to James McCartney's Unicorn

James McCartney has unveiled the video to "Unicorn," taken from his forthcoming second studio album, "The Blackberry Train," streaming online now. "Unicorn" is an urgently melodic track that melds smart hook and feral alt-rock sound with the grandeur of psychedelic music. It's the strongest heavy track to have come from Paul McCartney's son.

Source: Gigwise
Update: Paul McCartney adds song titles to 5-second mystery clip

Paul McCartney just added 67 song titles to his mystery 5-second clip that he posted to Twitter and Facebook yesterday. The list spans songs recorded by Paul McCartney outside the Beatles, from Maybe I'm Amazed and Silly Love Songs, to The Song We Were Singing and Say Say Say (2015 Remix). Another reissue in the future?

Related Articles  Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Paul McCartney posts mysterious five-second clip

Paul McCartney just posted a five-second audio clip on Twitter and Facebook, and no one has a clue what it means. It's been played slow, played backwards, it's almost definitely McCartney you hear speeding by, but you can't pick out any of his old songs. Is it an early April Fools joke? Or something pirate related? Listen for yourself.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Paul McCartney takes his One On One Tour to Prague

Paul McCartney has confirmed a brand new date for his One On One tour in the Czech Republic this June. Macca is set to hit Prague on June 16 as Paul returns to the city for his first appearance since 2004. Pre-sale tickets for fans registered at PaulMcCartney.com will go on sale on Wednesday, March 30 at 10am (CET / 9am BST).

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, March 25, 2016
Unused George Harrison album cover photos up for auction

The final Beatles items left from Omega Auctions' "Beatles Collection" auction will be sold Sunday, including the original artwork for George Harrison's Extra Texture album, with unused photos, and an original 1959 Hofner Club 40 guitar said to be identical to the one bought by John Lennon in 1959 and later used by Paul McCartney.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Musician says meeting Paul McCartney in New York City was fate

Singer and guitarist Sean Kennedy bumped into Paul McCartney in New York before playing a show last week, and he believes it was fate that their paths crossed in the Big Apple. Before playing the famous Arlene's Grocery, at a restaurant around the corner from the venue, he spotted McCartney and asked him to sign his guitar.

Source: Daily Record, UK

Wings At the Speed of Sound
40 Years Ago: At the Speed of Sound has too much Wings

The tossed-together At the Speed of Sound, released on March 25, 1976, simply had too much Wings, and not enough Paul McCartney. Every member takes a turn at the mic, even drummer Joe English, a misstep highlighted by a subsequent reissue with a version of "Must Do Something About It" with Paul McCartney's far-better guide vocal.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Paul McCartney lands surprise role in next Pirates of the Caribbean flick

Paul McCartney has joined the cast of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Norwegian directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg plus producer Jerry Bruckheimer are adding an extra scene starring Macca to the already wrapped film, Deadline Hollywood reported today. There's no news on what role he will play.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Joe Garagiola
Baseball legend Joe Garagiola passes away at 90

Joe Garagiola, who had an eight-decade career as a baseball player and broadcaster, died Wednesday. He was 90. Best known as the voice of Major League Baseball's Game of the Week broadcasts, as guest host on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, one of his interviews was with two members of the Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Source: USA Today
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Denny Laine to perform this Saturday at San Diego Beatles Fair

This Saturday, original member of the Moody Blues and member of Paul McCartney and Wings from 1971 to 1981, Denny Laine, will appear at the 2016 San Diego Beatles Fair at Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center in San Diego. Denny Laine will perform the Moody Blues' first hit "Go Now" from 1964, and also participate in a Q&A.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, March 21, 2016
Paul McCartney launches legal bid to Get Back his Beatles songs

Paul McCartney has filed legal papers in the US, as part of an attempt to reclaim the publishing rights to The Beatles' back catalogue. Although he co-wrote most of the band's hits, the star has never controlled the publishing. However, the US copyright act of 1976 gives writers the opportunity to reclaim the rights after 56 years.

Source: BBC News, UK
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Promoter trying to book third city for Paul McCartney shows in Argentina

An Argentine promoter told La Capital newspaper Saturday that he has put in a bid for Paul McCartney to do a show in Rosario, a port city in the country, on May 21. "I have a strong, firm and concrete proposal to bring Paul McCartney to Rosario," a translation of the quote by Gaston Baiad of Stage Productions to the paper read.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Rock photographer's work on exhibit in Ventura

Rob Shanahan has earned a reputation in the world of professional photography as one of the most prolific photographers of legendary musicians and rock stars, including Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. A selection of Shanahan's photographs is on exhibit at in Old Town Camarillo, Ca., through March 31.

Source: Ventura County Star
Friday, March 18, 2016
Paul McCartney adds Minneapolis dates to his One On One tour

Due to the overwhelming response after the first announcement on Wednesday of his May 4 date at the Target Center, Paul McCartney has confirmed a second Minneapolis stop on his brand new One On One tour. This is Paul's first Twin Cities engagement since his legendary sold out August 2, 2014 evening at Target Field.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
James McCartney's new single features Dhani Harrison

Now all they need is Zac Starkey on drums, with Julian and Sean Lennon on vocals, and it's Beatles 2.0. James McCartney, Paul's son, has just released a new single featuring Dhani Harrison on guitar and vocals. "Too Hard" comes from James's upcoming album, "The Blackberry Train," due May 6th. James has the genes, and he also has a nice independent sound.

Source: Showbiz 411
Monday, March 14, 2016
Paul McCartney takes his One On One tour to Madrid, Spain

Paul McCartney has confirmed a brand new date for his "One On One" tour in Spain this summer. The tour will arrive in Madrid on 2nd June with Paul's first appearance there since 2004. The Madrid show follows the announcement of the first "One On One" European tour dates kicking off in Germany in May.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney tickets sell out in hours

Tickets to see Paul McCartney live in Fresno officially went on sale Monday, but sold out within a couple of hours. There were approximately 12 thousand tickets available for the McCartney show. They were sold using a lottery system held 45 minutes before the on-sale started at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Related Articles  Source: KFSN TV, Fresno
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Paul McCartney announces the first One on One tour dates

Paul McCartney has revealed the first string of dates as part of his One On One tour. The jaunt, which is set to kick off in April, will see The Beatles legend play shows in the likes of Portland, Seattle and Vancouver with more dates expected to be confirmed. Tickets are set to go on sale Monday, March 14 at 10am.

Related Articles  Official Page  Source: NME, UK

King Tobias
7-year-old Beatles fan hones his craft with a whole lot of love

One of Paul McCartney's biggest fans is a seven-year-old boy from Los Banos, California, and he plans to be at his show in Fresno. His name is King Tobias, an old soul with a young heart and small guitar. "All the kids, the second and third graders, they all know who the Beatles are. They make music about love, not trying to kill or hurt people."

Source: KFSN TV, Fresno
Monday, March 7, 2016
Signature looks evolve at Stella McCartney's Paris show

British designer Stella McCartney offered a new take on her brand's signature looks at Paris Fashion Week on Monday, presenting a selection of puffa jackets and pleated dresses for women's winter wardrobes. The fashions were unveiled in front of an audience that included her father Paul McCartney, who described the collection as "very young...witty".

Source: Global Post
Monday, February 29, 2016

Heather Mills
Heather Mills quits TV show in the UK after injury

Heather Mills, the former wife of Paul McCartney, has had to pull out of The Jump on Channel 4 in the UK due to injury. She crashed during a practice run over the weekend, injuring her knee and thumb. She's the seventh celebrity to have to had pull of of the show, she was brought in to fill one of the vacancies created by the departure of injured contestants.

Source: BBC News, UK
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Youth on working with Paul McCartney

About working with Paul McCartney on The Fireman in 1998, producer and Killing Joke bassist Youth said, "I treated working with Paul McCartney as art and talked about artistic process. I'd get in the studio really early each morning, and when he came in I'd already have a few ideas running and ready to work with."

Source: The Guardian, UK
Friday, February 19, 2016
Paul McCartney has no problem getting table in Hollywood yesterday

After being denied at a night club on Grammy night, Paul McCartney was welcomed with open arms Thursday night at Madeo restaurant in West Hollywood, but it didn't hurt he was dining with Jimmy Fallon, Martin Short and Lorne Michaels. Customers say Paul and Jimmy were singing some sort of song or jingle at the table.

Related Articles  Source: TMZ
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Stella McCartney to launch line of menswear

Stella McCartney has announced she will launch her first ever menswear in June. It won't be an unfamiliar voyage for the daughter of the Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, as she first learned her trade and her distinctly androgynous style while working as an understudy to the acclaimed men's designer Edward Sexton at Savile Row.

Source: The Sun
Club insists Paul McCartney was not snubbed at Grammys after-party

A rep for celebrity hotspot Argyle club in Hollywood says Paul McCartney was not turned away from the club, rather, was at the wrong party and tried to walk in through the wrong door which is only ever used as an exit. McCartney made a mistake and confused Tyga's party for the Mark Ronson party at Hyde on Sunset.

Related Articles  Source: RumorFix
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Rapper says shutting out Paul McCartney wasn't his fault

After Paul McCartney, Beck and other celebs were shut out of a post-Grammy party, the party's guest of honor now says he's not to blame. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Tyga said, "I had no knowledge, I was inside performing. I wish I had knew he was outside, I would have gone outside with the mic and brought him in."

Related Articles  Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Paul McCartney? I thought you said Jesse McCartney!

Last night, Sir Paul McCartney was turned away from a post-Grammy Awards party hosted by the rap singer Tyga at the Argyle club, one of Los Angeles' most fashionable venues, along with singer Beck and actor Woody Harrelson. Apparently taking it in good humour, McCartney joked, "How VIP do we gotta get?"

Related Articles  Source: The Telegraph, UK
Monday, February 15, 2016
Paul McCartney announces first live shows of 2016

On his official website today, Paul McCartney has confirmed he will headline two European festivals this summer. On June 12, he'll perform at Pinkpop in Netherlands and on June 30, Rock Werchter in Belgium. Macca said, "I love a festival audience and we plan to close Pinkpop with a massive party."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Paul McCartney competing for two rap awards at tonight's Grammys

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony takes place tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A handful of veteran rock and pop artists have received nominations in a variety of categories, including Paul McCartney, who is in the running, somewhat surprisingly, for two rap honors, thanks to his collaborations with Kanye West.

Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Wikipedia Beatles searches show Fab Four are still chart toppers

More than four decades after they split, the Beatles are looked up by someone every second on online encyclopedia Wikipedia, with a staggering 50,920 average daily page views. John Lennon is searched every six seconds and Paul McCartney ranks second, with his name being hit every 10 seconds on average.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, February 12, 2016
Video: Jon Batiste covers Beatles Blackbird on the Stephen Colbert show

To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of The Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, New Orleans-born bandleader and pianist Jon Batiste performed a soulful version of Paul McCartney's classic Blackbird on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with agile keyboard asides and singing the lyrics with perfect fragility.

Source: The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Paul McCartney admits to trepidation before working with Kanye

Paul McCartney says he had some trepidation about working with Kanye West last year but he insists his experience with the ''crazy cat'' was fantastic. Although he readily admits Kanye is an offbeat character he considers him an ''amazing talent'' and he has a lot of respect for him. Their song "All Day" has been nominated for a Grammy.

Source: TV3, Dublin
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Price slashed for island close to Paul McCartney's estate

A private island just a few miles from Paul McCartney's Scottish estate has had 100,000 slashed from its price. The Island off the west coast of Scotland boasts a modern house, private beaches and its own jetty with breathtaking views. The nearby Kintyre Peninsula found fame when Paul McCartney wrote the song Mull of Kintyre.

Source: The Scotsman
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
All You Need Is <3: Paul McCartney teams up with Skype

Paul McCartney and Skype have partnered to launch a new range of animated love themed Mojis for Valentine's Day featuring exclusive new McCartney music coupled with Skype's animated designs. Paul recorded his compositions over a week at his Hog Hill Mill studio in Sussex using a variety of instruments and his Moog synthesizer.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The sweet meaning behind Hey Jude

"Hey Jude," one of the Beatles' most famous songs, is an uplifting ballad that's inspired the masses for decades. Paul McCartney originally wrote a rough version of the song, called "Hey Jules," to cheer up Lennon's then five-year old son, Julian, during his parents' divorce, and it eventually became "Hey Jude."

Source: .Mic
Monday, February 8, 2016
Paul Mccartney hails hospital fundraiser

Paul McCartney has thanked Brits for donating millions to a fundraiser for the U.K.'s most famous children's hospital. Donations flooded in during an annual campaign, due to end on Sunday, to boost the coffers of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, with the tally standing at more than $4.4 million (3 million) today.

Source: Contact Music

Love Me Brew: Paul McCartney brews beer from his estate

Paul McCartney is brewing his own beer using hops from his estate. McCartney named the ale Old Stinkhorn after a mushroom which also grows on his farm. The concoction is bottled on his land in East Sussex and given as gifts to colleagues and friends. A source close to Paul said, "Paul has been making the beer for a while now. It's delicious."

Source: The Sun, UK
Friday, February 5, 2016
Could Paul McCartney join Hollywood Vampires for their TV debut?

The Hollywood Vampires, including Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry "and friends," will make their TV debut at the upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards, it was announced yesterday. Paul McCartney's camp issued a "no comment" on whether the Beatle, who performed on the group's album, will join them for the show.

Source: The Examiner

Harry Styles
Harry Styles goes 'Paul McCartney-esque' for solo sound

With One Direction on hiatus, Harry Styles is throwing himself into his solo career. And, according to "Marvin Gaye" singer Charlie Puth, Styles is already on his way with some tracks that seem to be inspired by fellow Brit, Beatles singer Paul McCartney. He said, "The last time I saw Harry we talked about McCartneyesque chord changes."

Source: uinterview
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
McCartney reps say no comment to report he is working on new album

Paul McCartney representatives issued a firm "no comment" today in response to a British newspaper report that the Beatle is working on a new album with celebrated record producer Greg Kurstin. Using contemporary producers is not something new for McCartney. He used four producers for his last album, "New."

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Paul McCartney to record new album with Adele's producer Greg Kurstin

The Sun in the UK says it can now reveal that Paul McCartney is working on new material with producer Greg Kurstin, the mastermind behind Adele's now-iconic single Hello. McCartney has songs ready for a new album and, having been so impressed by Adele's comeback, called on Greg to help him hone them.

Related Articles  Source: The Sun, UK

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