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Latest news as of Monday, November 11, 2019

Paul McCartney pays tribute to Rubber Soul photographer Robert Freeman 

Paul McCartney has said, "Besides being a great professional he was imaginative and a true original thinker. People often think that the cover shot for Meet The Beatles...was a carefully arranged studio shot. In fact it was taken quite quickly by Robert in the corridor of a hotel where natural light came from the windows at the end of the corridor."

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Friday, September 27, 2019
Photo: Paul and Ringo reunite to celebrate 50 years of Abbey Road

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had a mini reunion this week, as they visited Abbey Road Studios to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, which was released on 26 September 1969. They shared images of the pair arriving at the special event, commenting that Abbey Road was the studios where the album was largely created.

Source: Radio X, UK
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Paul McCartney reacts to BTS cover of Hey Jude

Paul McCartney stopped by The Late Show on Monday night to chat with host Stephen Colbert about his children's book Hey Granddude!, loving Elvis, his reaction to Beatles covers, and most importantly to revisit the spot where The Beatles first played in America on the Ed Sullivan Show stage more than 55 years ago.

Source: Billboard
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Ringo Starr to release new album with Lennon cover

According to the internet, Ringo Starr will release a new solo album, What's My Name, on October 25. And, if those reports are correct, the album will include a cover of "Grow Old With Me," one of the last songs written by John Lennon, and Ringo also invited Paul McCartney to contribute background vocals and bass to the track.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Info: Paul McCartney's new children's book

Paul McCartney has published his first picture book. Hey Grandude!, described as "the story of a super-cool Grandad who takes his four grandchildren on a whirlwind magical mystery tour, from tropical seas to Alpine mountains, all before bedtime." McCartney has narrated the audiobook edition, along with new music for the soundtrack.

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Friday, September 6, 2019
Paul McCartney meets school pupils promoting his new children's book

Paul McCartney spent the day speaking to youngsters from a Brixton primary school ahead of the launch of his children's book Hey Grandude! Paul read from the book, which celebrates adventures and relationships shared between grandparents and grandchildren, in a recreation of the living room of the the Grandude character.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Friday, August 23, 2019
Paul McCartney shows off in shirtless photo from 1970

For #ThrowbackThursday, Paul McCartney's official and certified Instagram account has posted a really rare and special photo of The Beatles legend and showed how Paul did a handstand on the beach. As the official page indicates, this photo was taken in 1970 by Linda McCartney on the beach at Antigua.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Paul McCartney makes guitar picks by flattening coins on railway track

He's one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, yet Paul McCartney has come up with a thrifty way to make, rather than buy, his own guitar picks as he was spotted creating DIY plectrums by flattening coins on a railway track. Paul was pictured on Thursday placing a dozen one-cent coins on the Long Island Rail Road in New York's Hamptons.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Stella McCartney drops set of monogrammed utilitarian belt bags

Stella McCartney has put her sustainable spin on a pair of utilitarian belt bags for some of her latest releases this season. Offered in black and canvas versions, each style features all-over monogram details and a detachable strap for added functionality. Both items are available now at Stella McCartney's webstore.

Source: Hypebeast
Paul McCartney's bold list of demands for show revealed

Paul McCartney has announced a book reading in London, and he has a long list of demands in the ticket terms and conditions. Ticket holders will be asked to leave all bags, cameras and mobile phone devices in a bag drop, and McCartney will only be signing copies of the new book Hey Grandude!, no other items will be signed at this event.

Source: Alternative Nation
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Paul McCartney contributes to Henry McCullough tribute single

Paul McCartney has contributed to a new Henry McCullough tribute single. The highly experienced Irish musician passed away in 2016, following a lengthy career that included a vital contribution to Wings. A tribute single has been arranged to salute his memory, and it features an all-star cast of musicians.

Source: Clash
New biography series inside story of McCartney solo hits

The first two volumes of a new definitive biography of Paul McCartney, McCartney Legacy, will be written by Allan Kozinn, a former music critic and culture reporter for The New York Times, and Adrian Sinclair, a renowned British researcher, and documentarian. It will be the first in-depth examination of McCartney's post-Beatles life and work.

Source: McCartney Legacy
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Paul McCartney admits he keeps forgetting how to play Beatles songs

Paul McCartney has admitted that he can't remember how to play all the Beatles songs, after penning some of the most celebrated songs in history. McCartney says he has to rely on bandmates and listen to some of the deeper cuts that he hasn't played in a while, with the Fab Four's back catalogue dating back some 55 years.

Source: NME, UK
Friday, July 26, 2019
July 26, 2018: Paul McCartney plays Liverpool's Cavern Club

Though the original Cavern Club closed in 1973, a replacement opened nearby. And nearly 20 years after he last performed there in 1999, Paul McCartney returned on July 26, 2018, for a free, surprise, jam-packed gig of more than several dozen songs, for roughly 250 fans. The career-spanning concert included a song from the Quarrymen.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Paul McCartney is planning a rehearsals album

Paul McCartney is planning to release an album of cuts from improvised soundchecks. McCartney teased it's a "treasure trove" of unheard material they've been keeping recordings of over the years. On paulmccartney.com, he was asked if they still ad-lib at soundcheck, and he replied, "Yeah, we do! We've got millions of them!"

Source: Noise 11, Australia
Will Durst's Paul McCartney Freshen Up Tour FAQs

Will Durst is a San Francisco-based political comic who remains convinced he saw Jimi Hendrix in a tiny basement club called the Flower Pot in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1966. What he knows for sure is that he saw Paul McCartney in San Jose on July 10, the second to last show on the 2019 U.S. leg of the Freshen Up tour.

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Mike McGear McCartney gets by with a little help from brother Paul

Having chosen the stage name Mike McGear in the early 1960's as a way of distinguishing himself from his massively famous older brother, Mike McCartney managed to release some very memorable music which is quite an achievement as Paul McCartney would be hard for anyone to live up to let alone try to compete with musically.

Source: Records CDs and Music
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Paul McCartney performs at Abbey Road a year ago today

Paul McCartney played the secondbof a number of private concerts at smaller venues on July 23, 2018, in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. He played 23 songs, including several from his upcoming release. Among those in attendance were three of his adult children, Mary, Stella and James, as well as celebrity guests.

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Paul McCartney writing It's a Wonderful Life musical

Paul McCartney has confirmed that he is working on a musical stage adaptation of the classic film It's A Wonderful Life. Based on Philip Van Doren Stern's "The Greatest Gift," the movie was directed and produced by Frank Capra and released in 1946. The project is McCartney's first musical theatre work.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
Video: Ringo Starr joins Paul McCartney on stage at Dodgers Stadium

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on stage last night for the final date of McCartney's 2019 Freshen Up tour at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. During the evening's encore, Paul announced the surprise and the pair of Beatles joined together for two songs, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and Helter Skelter.

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Monday, July 8, 2019
Stella McCartney releases Beatles-inspired collection

Stella McCartney takes on uniting people through music, color, and fashion with the new All Together Now collection. Inspired by Yellow Submarine, Stella has created a Fall/Winter 2019 capsule of womenswear, menswear, and kids-wear that features whimsical graphics from the movie and classic iconography of the band.

Source: Yahoo! Lifestyle
Review: Paul McCartney's Vancouver performance near perfect

At BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday night, Paul McCartney pulled out plenty from his catalog of more than 60 years' worth of music with songs ranging from the earliest days of The Quarrymen, to Wings, to his latest work from his 2018 album Egypt Station, from which the song "Fuh Yu" is a standout.

Related Articles  Source: CTV News, Vancouver
Monday, July 1, 2019
Video: Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler cover Helter Skelter

Paul McCartney and Steven Tyler teamed up last weekend to perform a special rendition of The Beatles' Helter Skelter. No stranger to the tune, Tyler and Aerosmith have been performing the song as part of their set on and off for many years, but this might be the first time the pair have sung it together.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Friday, June 28, 2019
Paul McCartney asks Texas A&M to stop testing on dogs

Paul McCartney has written a letter to the Texas A&M University president, urging the university to stop muscular dystrophy experiments on golden retriever dogs. McCartney says he learned about the experiment on the dogs when he was touring Texas in June, and that video footage of the testing is "heartbreaking."

Source: WOAI TV, San Antonio
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Photos: Paul McCartney rocks Phoenix during Freshen Up Tour

Paul McCartney returned to Phoenix last night to perform at Talking Stick Resort Arena. He performed fan favorites, including lots of Beatles and Wings songs. McCartney opened with A Hard Day's Night, followed by the Wings song Junior's Farm. Outside the arena, fans lined up to take a picture with a large photo of McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: Phoenix New Times

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