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Friday, February 14, 2020
How Maybe I'm Amazed brought Paul McCartney back to life

In the autumn months of 1969, Paul McCartney died. First up were the rumors, invented and spread by DJs and college students, that he had perished in a 1966 automobile accident and that the other Beatles were accomplices in the coverup. But during that same period, he had also suffered a spiritual death of sorts with the Beatles' disbandment.

Source: Salon
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Monday, January 6, 2020
Paul McCartney bizzare party video leaked by daughter Stella

Paul McCartney and his daughter Stella McCartney posted a hilarious yet bizarre video to ring in the new year. The video is of Stella singing along to the classic Rhianna track "We Found Love" with Sir Paul right behind her, dancing and trying on weird New Years' Eve hats. You can now view the video online.

Source: Alternative Nation
Friday, January 3, 2020
Paul McCartney makes a stunning confession about his music

During a recent podcast, Paul McCartney recently made an interesting confession about his own music, revealing why he doesn't listen to The Beatles' hit songs. He said, "I don't listen to a lot of Beatles music, I don't listen to a lot of my own music. You're often onto the next thing and I'm always there doing something because I enjoy working."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, December 27, 2019
Paul McCartney honors Linda with annual vegetarian Christmas feast

Paul McCartney along with his daughter Stella McCartney honors her late mother Linda with a vegetarian Christmas feast each year. Linda converted Paul to vegetarianism, which proved a problem at Christmas, with no turkey to carve. Now, they celebrate with a vegetarian roast from the vegetarian range of foods Linda launched in 1991.

Source: The Free Press Journal
Monday, December 23, 2019
Paul McCartney co-designed cozy sweaters just in time for Christmas

To promote his 2018 album Egypt Station, McCartney's team reached out earlier this year not to his record label, but to sweater label Lingua Franca to create a collection of limited-edition cashmere sweaters embroidered with titles of two of the album's tracks: "People Want Peace" and "Do It Now." They are now available for $400 apiece.

Source: Billboard
Friday, December 20, 2019
Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime revisited

Paul McCartney's modern holiday classic Wonderful Christmastime was originally released the song as a 1979 holiday single. It reached number 6 in the U.K. but was only a modest chart hit stateside. NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon unveiled an updated, a cappella rendition of on December 20, 2016.

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Listen: Paul McCartney's long lost 1965 experimental Christmas record

In 1965, Paul McCartney recorded a Christmas album as a gift to his fellow Beatles bandmates John, George and Ringo. Apparently, there were only three discs made which have all since worn down into extinction. He said, It was just something for the mates, basically." There is now a bootleg of this recording online.

Source: Far Out Magazine
Monday, December 16, 2019
Paul McCartney has a secret Christmas album

Paul McCartney has revealed that he recorded a secret Christmas album years ago but he says that he made it only for family to enjoy. He told BBC Radio 4, "Years ago, I thought, 'There's not very good Christmas records,' so I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one. But it's just for the family."

Source: AntiMusic
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Paul McCartney kids' book is becoming Netflix animated movie

Paul McCartney announced that his 2005 children's book High in the Clouds is being adapted into an animated movie. McCartney himself will provide original songs and music. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix," McCartney said in a statement. "I've always loved animated films, and this is a hugely important passion project for me."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Linda McCartney's The Polaroid Diaries captures her intimate family life

Before she married a Beatle, Linda McCartney was renowned photographer Linda Eastman, the first woman to shoot a cover for Rolling Stone. From the 1970s until her death in 1998, Linda turned her camera to her home life. The new book Linda McCartney: The Polaroid Diaries features intimate snapshots of the McCartneys.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Beatles icon's daughter reveals her biggest passions with astonishing photo

Paul McCartney's daughter and famous photographer, Mary McCartney has posted a special photo of herself on her verified and official Instagram account. She wrote, "This image unites two of my passions, #photography and #food From my study of the dancers at the Royal Ballet off stage."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Monday, November 25, 2019
Paul McCartney sings Beatles classic at Jersey City party

Paul McCartney sang I Saw Her Standing There last Saturday at the Hudson House in Jersey City, according to multiple social media posts. His wife Nancy Shevell danced by his side as McCartney took off his jacket and started to sing. McCartney and Shevell were the hosts of the party, according to a Hudson House social media post.

Source: USA Today
Paul McCartney adds to 2020 tour schedule

Paul McCartney has added dates to his 2020 tour schedule. On Nov. 25, McCartney announced 2020 concerts in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. On Nov. 19, he revealed two Italy performances, as he prepares to take his "Freshen Up" tour on the road again. Ticket pre-sales begin this week.

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Friday, November 22, 2019
Listen: Paul McCartney releases 2 new songs

Paul McCartney has released two new songs recorded during the sessions for his 2018 album, Egypt Station. The never-before-heard tracks, "Home Tonight" and "In A Hurry", were released digitally today, one week before a very limited edition of a double A-side 7-inch picture disc single for Record Store Day's annual Black Friday event.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Paul McCartney setlist predictions for Glastonbury 2020

For many, seeing Paul McCartney at Glastonbury will be a once in a lifetime opportunity but just what songs is Paul McCartney likely to play when he takes to the Pyramid Stage next June? You're almost certain to hear the likes of Let It Be, Live and Let Die, Yesterday and a whole host of McCartney's most recognizable songs.

Source: HITC
Paul McCartney adds more dates to 2020 tour schedule

One day after the news of his headlining appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2020, Paul McCartney revealed more European concerts, two additional 2020 concerts, in Italy, as he prepares to take his "Freshen Up" tour on the road again. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. local time.

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Monday, November 18, 2019
Paul McCartney to headline 2020 Glastonbury Festival

Paul McCartney posted a tweet this morning teasing his performance at Glastonbury Festival 2020. Three hours later, the festival confirmed that the legend will headline the festival on Saturday, June 27. The appearance is the first 2020 performance that McCartney has announced. He'll turn 78 just days before on June 18, 2020.

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."

Source: Louder Sound
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

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