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Monday, December 10, 2018
Pipers lament as Paul McCartney drops Mull of Kintyre from tour setlist

He famously sang about how his desire was always to be there, but Paul McCartney has chosen not to always play his hit Mull Of Kintyre and has dropped it from the setlist for his world tour's only Scots show. His decision emerged after Kintyre Schools Pipe Band asked if they might join him on stage to perform the hit.

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Friday, December 7, 2018
Paul McCartney reveals why he nearly didn't do Carpool Karaoke

It's not unusual to think fondly of your childhood home, but it would be strange to step inside many decades later with it looking almost exactly the same. That was the situation that faced Paul McCartney when he returned to 20 Forthlin Road, in Allerton, earlier this year. "I'd always felt it might just be a bit creepy,"Paul said.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Beatles' failed Apple Boutique opened on this day in 1967

On this date in 1967, the Beatles opened the Apple Boutique. Paul McCartney said the shop was supposed to be "a beautiful place where beautiful people can buy beautiful things." The Apple Boutique wound up being a commercial failure that lost money at a staggering rate, it shut its doors just seven months later.

Source: Creative Loafing
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Paul McCartney's carpool karaoke is biggest you tube video of 2018

Paul McCartney's appearance on carpool karaoke has been named the top trending YouTube video of the year in the UK. The video, which has been viewed more than 35 million times, included a trip around Liverpool with visits to Penny Lane and Paul's old home on Forthlin Road, and McCartney's secret pub performance.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Paul McCartney adds stadium dates to US leg of Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney has announced four additional U.S. stadium dates to his 2019 Freshen Up tour, including Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, both of which hosted McCartney performances to capacity crowds on his 2014 Out There tour. Tickets will be on sale for the new dates at 10 a.m. on December 13.

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Band on the Run: The LP that saved McCartney

Strange as it seems, as late as the summer of 1973, Paul McCartney was still trying to find his musical footing in a post-Beatles world. Each of his four solo albums had featured superb moments, but none had matched the high standard set by his work with the Fab Four. His fifth album, Band on the Run, changed all that.

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Monday, December 3, 2018
Paul McCartney adds dates to 2019 Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney has added 2019 dates to his Freshen Up tour, adding yet another continent, with shows in South America. More 2019 dates are forthcoming, including a performance at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the Packers. The tour supports the release of his Egypt Station album, which arrived Sept. 7.

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Retire from what? Why Paul McCartney keeps on going

In the last 12 months, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne and Neil Diamond have announced end-of-the-road tours. But Paul McCartney steadfastly refuses to finally hang up his famous Hofner bass. "I was talking to Willie Nelson, about this whole retiring thing, because he's older than I am, even," he said. "And he says, Retire from what?"

Related Articles  Source: The Herald, Scotland
Paul McCartney's Egypt Station explores styles and stories

Paul McCartney added another hit album to his repertoir this September with "Egypt Station." It reaches across genres, even across time, to produce a stylistically and narratively diverse, yet still coherent and understandable "train," as McCartney designed the album, stopping at "stations" (each song) as the album advances.

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Paul McCartney releases two new live tracks on iTunes

To mark the forthcoming Paul McCartney reissues, two special live tracks have been made available as "instant grats" on iTunes. Newly mastered and never before released, "Best Friend" is a live version recorded during the Wings European tour in 1972, "The Mess" is a live version recorded at The Hague, Netherlands.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Unboxing the new Wings Red Rose Speedway reissue

The 11th and 12th classic works from the Paul McCartney catalog to be remastered, reissued and expanded, Wings' Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway, will be released across multiple formats on Dec. 7. The unboxing video for the six disc numbered limited deluxe edition of Red Rose Speedway is now streaming on the internet.

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Sustainability pioneer Stella McCartney to receive Global Voices award

The Business of Fashion will present the Global Voices Award 2018 to Stella McCartney for outstanding achievement in fashion and exemplary impact on the wider world. "It's all about excess," she says. "We wear things three times on average before we chuck them away. Why?" Voices 2018 takes place from November 28 to December 1.

Source: Business of Fashion
Monday, November 26, 2018
Paul McCartney to play charity concert for the homeless in Dublin

Paul McCartney's first Irish gig in nearly 10 years will be raising money for the homeless through an exclusive concert at Vicar Street in Dublin. Instead of selling tickets, guests will be asked for donations and all proceeds will be used to help the homeless. No date has been for the gig yet. His last concert in Dublin was in 2009.

Source: Dublin Live, UK
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Paul McCartney releases Wild Life unboxing video

The 11th and 12th classic works from the Paul McCartney catalog to be remastered, reissued and expanded, Wings' Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway, will be released across multiple formats on Dec. 7. A Wild Life unboxing video for the four-disc (3-CD, 1-DVD) limited deluxe edition has now been released on the internet.

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Fake Glastonbury poster names Paul McCartney on the 2019 line-up

A 2019 Glastonbury line-up poster has been spreading across the internet with Paul McCartney and The Cure as headliners, but it's been pointed out it isn't genuine because of a few small errors, including incorrect dates that match the festival's 2017 schedule, suggesting it was made using a 2017 festival poster as a template.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, November 19, 2018
Listen: Paul McCartney shares John Lennon-inspired Dear Friend

Paul McCartney shared two exclusive versions of the John Lennon-inspired track "Dear Friend" to mark the upcoming release of his 11-disc archive collection of 1971's Wild Things and 1973's Red Rose Speedway on Dec. 7. He said, "I find it very emotional when I listen to it now. I have to sort of choke it back." The song is streaming now.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Paul McCartney pays tribute to the late Stan Lee

On his official website, Paul McCartney has paid tribute to Stan Lee. He said, "I was lucky enough to meet him. He came over to my office and we sat around for a while chatting about comic books and my admiration for his work. Actually he was suggesting making a superhero who would wield a Hofner bass guitar."

Stella McCartney launches first bridal collection, Meghan Markle inspired

Leading up to Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry, it was widely believed that British designer Stella McCartney might have designed the wedding dress. McCartney was Markle's choice for the evening reception portion of her wedding, and now she's launching her first-ever bridal collection, a 17-piece line entitled "Made with Love."

Source: The Knot
Monday, November 12, 2018
Live and Let Die pays tribute to music legend Paul McCartney

Tony Kishman often sees the magic from his vantage point on stage. Audience members of his "Live and Let Die," Paul McCartney tribute show, will often sing or move to the music. "They associate the songs with events in their lives. It's a cool thing," said Kishman, who brings his show to the Hardin Auditorium in Evans, Georgia, on Friday.

Source: Augusta Chronicle
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Father and son fans can't believe McCartney is playing Nagoya

Takushi Takeyama and his son traveled abroad twice to see Paul McCartney in concert and were even called up on stage to meet him. Now, they only have to be day trippers to see their idol perform in their hometown. For the first time ever, McCartney will hold a live concert in Nagoya on Nov. 8, as part of his ongoing Japan tour.

Related Articles  Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Friday, November 2, 2018
Paul McCartney defends Linda's singing skills

Paul McCartney has defended his late wife Linda McCartney's singing abilities and praised her "distinctive" voice. Linda withstood a lot of criticism for her questionable vocals when she was part of her husband's post-Beatles band Wings, but he has dismissed the backlash. Paul said, "I really love Linda's voice. It's very distinctive and she sings well."

Source: The List, UK
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Paul McCartney celebrates Halloween in Tokyo

Paul McCartney put on a spooky display at his Halloween concert at Tokyo Dome in Japan on Wednesday. McCartney and his band donned freaky masks and waved the flags of Japan, the Union Flag and the LGBTQ+ rainbow. The performance broke the record for the most concerts ever as an international artist at the 55,000-capacity stadium.

Related Articles  Source: The List, UK
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Paul McCartney remembers his Wild Life album

In a new interview on his official website, Paul McCartney talks about the recording of the Wild Life album. He remembers writing and recording the album, and what it was like touring with Wings at the time. Paul admits there were some songs on the album he'd forgotten about, and revealed he doesn't listen to his old albums much.

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Monday, October 29, 2018
Paul McCartney arrives in Tokyo for Japan tour dates

Paul McCartney was greeted by about 500 fans upon arrival at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Monday night, ahead of his seventh concert tour in Japan. McCartney is scheduled to perform at Tokyo and Nagoya. Clad in a traditional "happi" coats with his wife Nancy, McCartney said in Japanese, "saiko!" which means "I feel fantastic."

Related Articles  Source: Kyodo News, Japan
Stormzy on his on incredible piano lesson from Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Stormzy may seem like an unlikely pair. However, the duo appeared to hit it off when the 25-year-old rapper asked Paul to teach him something, and that turned out to be how to play any song on the piano. Stormzy said, "He went to the piano, and I just thought, Shut up, listen. What he taught me was incredible."

Source: Metro, UK

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