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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Photos: Paul McCartney does Desert Trip

Paul McCartney's official website has posted photos they've also added to Instagram of his performances over the past week with two star-studded performances at Desert Trip, a three day music festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. There are also pics of his surprise show at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, October 17, 2016
Fans cook up fantasy concert lineups for possible Desert Trip sequel

Desert Trip organizers have not issued a formal yea or nay to a follow-up. It's pure speculation whether they'll mount another grand-scale event next fall, or in subsequent years. The Los Angeles Times put as a question to concertgoers to find out who they'd like to see on stage if there is to be a sequel to the event.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Video: Rihanna surprises Desert Trip fans to John Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney brought out a surprise guest at the Desert Trip festival this past weekend, Rihanna, the pop star with whom he collaborated on the 2015 song "FourFiveSeconds." "We have finally found somebody under the age of 50!" McCartney joked. (70-year-old Neil Young was the youngest artist to play Desert Trip.)

More Video  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, October 10, 2016
Paul McCartney dedicates songs to wives at Desert Trip

Paul McCartney paid tribute to both his late wife and his current spouse as he performed at the Desert Trip music festival on Saturday. He sang Maybe I'm Amazed for his late wife Linda and dedicated My Valentine to his current spouse Nancy, who celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Source: AOL, UK
Neil Young joins Paul McCartney on stage at Desert Trip

At the Desert Trip music festival on Saturday, Neil Young joined Paul McCartney on stage to perform A Day in the Life, which then morphed into John Lennon's Give Peace a Chance. The audience flashed peace signs as they sang along. Young played lead guitar to duet with McCartney on Why Don't We Do It In the Road?

More: Video  Source: Access Hollywood
Video: The Rolling Stones honor the Beatles at Desert Trip

The Rolling Stones closed out the opening night of the all-star Desert Trip festival in Indio, California on Friday Night with a greatest-hits set that included their first ever attempt covering the Beatles' song Come Together. Mick Jagger said, "We're gonna do a cover song of a sort of unknown beat group. I think you might remember them."

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, October 7, 2016
Desert Trip upending rock fest tradition

There's a good reason many people are calling the Desert Trip music festival "Oldchella." The average age of the audience is 51, for the headlining acts, it's 72. It will be the most lucrative music festival on record, slated to take in $160 million over two consecutive weekends, and for many attendees, it will also be the most expensive.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Who are Desert Trip's most likely surprise guest artists? Warning: Page opens with sound

Surprise guests highlight every Goldenvoice festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Paul McCartney made a surprise DJ appearance with EDM artist Afrojack at Coachella in 2011. Who might drop in at Desert Trip? Will Stephen Stills sit in with his longtime friend Neil Young? Will Ringo Starr pop in to play drums with his fellow Beatle?

Source: The Desert Sun
Desert Trip celebrates rock's ultimate survivors

There has never been a mega-festival quite like Desert Trip. No art installations, no dance tent, no bands you never heard of while you stand in line for beer. Just a half-dozen rock and roll legends, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and The Who, doing what they've all been doing for over 50 years.

Source: Houston Press
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

David Crosby
David Crosby brands Desert Trip festival a scam

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young rocker David Crosby has branded the upcoming Desert Trip rock festival a "scam". He said, "All it is really is a parking lot...You're standing there for hours and hours. You can't tell who's onstage because they're a pinprick - that's why (Mick) Jagger waves a scarf around, man: he's so far away you can't tell it's him."

Source: New Magazine, UK
Monday, October 3, 2016
With Desert Trip, Woodstock generation again has its own fest

This month, Desert Trip brings together six of the most legendary acts in history of rock 'n' roll, including Paul McCartney. "To have the opportunity to hear them all at one place? It's totally epic," says one fan. "It was really a chance to see iconic entertainers from our youth long after our youth is behind us."

Source: San Bernadino Sun
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tickets still available for Paul McCartney at Desert Trip

The upcoming music festival featuring the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who and Paul McCartney, dubbed unofficially as "Oldchella, " has been sold out for months. But tons of tickets are also still available on secondary market sites like Vivid Seats and StubHub, sometimes for less than their original purchase price.

Source: Time Magazine

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