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People see image of Paul McCartney in pothole 

Almost a million potholes have been recorded on Britain's roads each year since 2015. But admittedly, they don't all look a bit like Sir Paul McCartney. Reader Ian Fortt on Facebook said, "I can see him definitely...like the animated Paul in the Beatles cartoons! Even the mop-top is there! It's Paul circa 1965!"

Source: Lancashire Post, UK
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Not looking like Paul McCartney is headlining Glastonbury 2019 after all

The chances of Paul McCartney headlining Glastonbury 2019 now look extremely unlikely after he announced US tour dates for the same weekend. The Beatles legend was previously among the favorites rumored to be headlining at Worthy Farm this summer, but now two newly announced shows in America have ruled him out.

Source: NME, UK
Paul McCartney adds concert in Las Vegas to 2019 Freshen Up Tour

Paul McCartney and his band will jet over to Las Vegas this summer for a concert at the T-Mobile Arena. The show, scheduled for June 29, is the latest addition to the 2019 U.S. leg of McCartney's Freshen Up Tour. It ill be McCartney's first full-length concert in Sin City since he played the MGM Grand Garden Arena in June of 2011.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Unseen Paul McCartney animated movie coming to theaters

Paul McCartney's The Bruce McMouse Show will premiere in select theaters around the world on Jan. 21. The previously unseen film tells the story of how Paul McCartney and Wings "came to meet the inimitable impresario Bruce McMouse," and features footage from Wings' 1972 European tour, interspersed with animated scenes.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Kate Moss stars in new Stella McCartney campaign

Stella McCartney has unveiled her fun new summer 2019 campaign featuring Kaia Gerber and Kate Moss. The images show Kaia, 17, and Kate, 44, striking a variety of poses in images grouped into color schemes. Stella said she chose the stars because the two models represent the "wonder of women" across the generations.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Paul McCartney shares behind-the-scenes music video footage

Last month, Paul McCartney unveiled the official video for Egypt Station track "Who Cares" featuring actress Emma Stone. Today, McCartney shared a clip that takes viewers behind-the-scenes at the making of the "Who Cares" video. Both McCartney and Stone discuss their roles in the video and the sentiment behind the clip.

Source: JamBase
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Paul McCartney kicks off 2019 by sharing new song

Paul McCartney released a new song, "Get Enough," as the calendar turned to 2019 at 12 a.m. Eastern time. The track is a new recording, not included on his most recent studio album, Egypt Station, which was released on September 7. The new song is now available for streaming on the internet.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Year in Music 2018: Paul McCartney scores first US #1 album since 1982

In September of 2018, Paul McCartney released Egypt Station, his first album in five years, promoted with a series of special intimate concerts. It became McCartney's first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 since 1982's Tug of War. 2018 also marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' White Album.

Source: WFJA FM
Monday, December 31, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney on 60 Minutes

In his first profile on the CBS TV show 60 Minutes, Paul McCartney walks down memory lane while looking through old pictures and videos and talks about how he still feels the need to prove himself with his music. In the interview, he admits he can't read or write music, none of the Beatles could, and that he sees the music in his head.

Source: CBS News
BBC snubs The Beatles in their bid to find most iconic figures

The BBC has drawn up "iffy" lists of sportsmen, entertainers and artists that will be voted from when deciding the world's most-loved icons. They snubbed The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Princess Diana in thier lists to vote to find the most iconic figures. The omissions have led to a backlash on Twitter.

Source: Brinkwire
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Paul McCartney reveals he often reforms The Beatles in his dreams

Paul McCartney has said he often reforms The Beatles in his dreams as he admits sadness over the loss of bandmates. Talking to BBC Radio Scotland, McCartney said, "John and George are still a big part of my life, always will be...I often think about them with a lot of sadness, because they should still be here."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney posts holiday message to his fans

On his official website, Paul McCartney posted a special Christmas message to his fans, warning, "Don't eat and drink too much! I know I will, but that's no excuse for you." He also said he hoped fans would remember the true meaning of Christmas, which he said is love and peace and being good to each other.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, December 24, 2018
Paul McCartney makes free downloads available for Christmas

Paul McCartney has released on his official website two tracks that did not make the final tracklisting for the recent Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway re-releases, a version of "Dear Friend" with a different orchestra mix, and "Hands Of Love" Take 2, an alternate take from the one used on the album.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, December 21, 2018
The story behind Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime

On Wonderful Christmastime, Paul McCartney sings, plays guitar, bass and keyboards and is also on drums and percussion. It apparently took Paul just ten minutes to pen the song which peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and has since become of the most widely played Christmas songs on radio.

Source: Sunday Post, Scotland
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Paul McCartney shares video for Who Cares featuring Emma Stone

Paul McCartney has shared a video to accompany Who Cares, from Egypt Station, which has an anti-bullying sentiment. The short film features Oscar-winner Emma Stone. McCartney said, "My hope is that...if there are kids being bullied, they might just think it's the kind of thing you can just stand up to and laugh off and get through."

Related Articles  Source: Stereoboard
Monday, December 17, 2018
Stella McCartney shares pics of her dad with Ringo and Ronnie Wood

Paul McCartney was photographed on Sunday night celebrating his last show of 2018 with Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood, as well as daughter Stella and actress Emma Thompson. Stella shared the image on Instagram, writing, "Emma Thompson a couple of Beatles a stone and moi... kick ass tonight dad x Stella."

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Video: Ringo makes surprise appearance with Paul McCartney in London

Fans attending Paul McCartney concert at London's O2 Arena on Sunday got the unexpected thrill of a lifetime when he was joined onstage by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. When the cheers died down, McCartney added, "I believe we've got someone else here who can help us out... ladies and gentlemen... the ever-fantastic Mr. Ringo Starr!"

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Glasgow school kids to share a stage with Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney returns to Glasgow for his first Scottish show in almost a decade today and a group grammar school pupils have been selected to perform with him on stage. The twenty-four talented local young people will join the Paul to sing the chorus part of Wonderful Christmastime in front of a sold-out crowd.

Related Articles  Source: Renfrewshire News, UK
Linda McCartney photography exhibition to take place in Glasgow

Intimate family portraits captured at Paul McCartney's home in Argyll during the sixties and seventies are to go on display in the UK for the first time. The major exhibition is drawn from the extensive archives amassed by the late Linda McCartney, the American photographer and musician who married McCartney in 1969.

Source: The Scotsman, UK
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Police investigating break-in at Paul McCartney's London mansion

Police are investigating after thieves broke into Paul McCartney's 10 million London home. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said that officers responded to a break-in at 6:20pm last Friday. "We attended and identified signs of forced entry," he said. "There were blue flashing lights and police everywhere," a local said.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul performs Wonderful Christmastime with youth choir in Liverpool

Paul McCartney returned home last night for a performance at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Macca recruited the youngsters from the LIPA Choir for the first in-concert rendition of his holiday song, Wonderful Christmastime since 2012 as part of the evening's encore of the three-hour, sold-out concert.

Related Articles  Source: JamBase
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.

Related Articles  Source: The Sunday Post, Scotland
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

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