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Monday, April 6, 2020
TV networks to air star-studded, live One World special

Television networks in the U.S. and around the world will air One World: Together at Home, a live, global televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, on Saturday, April 18. Performers will include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, pop sensation Billie Eilish, and many more.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Simpsons creators say Paul always checks that Lisa is still vegetarian

The writers of The Simpsons say that Paul McCartney "always checks" that Lisa is still a vegetarian, after it became a key condition of his guest appearance on the show. Macca appeared alongside his late wife Linda in 1995's "Lisa The Vegetarian", an episode in which Lisa vows to stop eating meat after meeting the McCartneys.

Source: NME, UK
Tours of Liverpool attractions you can do without leaving home

Thankfully technology gives us many ways to see the world without leaving our living room. You can even tour the childhood homes of the Beatles, including John Lennon's former home "Mendips" at 251 Menlove Avenue. He lived at the semi-detached 1930s home, from 1945 to 1963 with his aunt Mimi after his parents separated when he was five.

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Super-rare photo of Paul McCartney and daughter revealed after 47 years

Paul McCartney and his late wife Linda McCartney's official Instagram account has uploaded a rare photo of the singer with his daughter, Mary McCartney, after 47 years. As you might see in the photo, it appears as Paul takes care of his daughter, Marry, in the plains of Scotland. In addition, this adorable photo was taken in 1973.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, March 20, 2020
Glastonbury 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

Glastonbury 2020 has officially been cancelled as the UK continues to battle coronavirus. The news comes after the first full wave of acts was unveiled last week, led by headliners Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney. Organizers confirmed that ticket-holders will have the chance to guarantee their place for next year's event.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Paul McCartney psychedelic piano designs go up for auction

Sketches and designs for Paul McCartney's psychedelic piano, commissioned for Magical Mystery Tour are to go up for auction, 20 years after they were found in a skip. Builder Andy Clynes rescued the discarded papers while working on a project in Manchester in 1999, before storing them in his attic and forgetting about them.

Source: Complete Music Update
Friday, March 13, 2020
Paul McCartney tipped a busker at London's Charing Cross station

A busker in London says she was tipped by Beatles legend Paul McCartney while performing earlier this week. Charlotte Campbell was performing outside Charing Cross station when she says the legend approached her and tossed some coins her way. Campbell says she was "absolutely speechless" when she realised who had approached her.

Source: NME, UK
Paul McCartney appears in good spirits after jetting into JFK Airport

Paul McCartney appeared in good spirits as he happily strolled through New York's JFK Airport on Friday. He cut a smart figure in a dark woollen coat as he made his way through the terminal. Despite his superstar status, Paul carried his own luggage while tightly clutching his boarding pass as he walked.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, March 9, 2020
Paul McCartney's grandson looks exactly like the legend

Paul McCartney's grandson, Arthur Donald, happens to look a heck of a lot like his grandpa. Son of Mary McCartney, born April 3, 1999, Arthur is the oldest of the music icon's eight grandchildren. With a slightly round face and a sweet smile, Donald appears to look a lot like Paul McCartney did during his early days with The Beatles.

Source: Nicki Swift
Paul McCartney reveals his favorite guitar chord

Speaking in a recent interview, Paul McCartney was asked a question to learn out if he had a favorite chord and he answered, "I would say E is a pretty big favourite. It's one of the early chords you learn. And in the early days, we used to play the Buddy Holly songs that we listened to a lot. He used E and A a lot, so we used E and A lot too."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Paul McCartney says Shakespeare made him better songwriter

Paul McCartney has revealed that he was originally inspired by the iconic British playwright William Shakespeare, after being introduced to the writer by his English teacher. He added, "He showed me actually the dirty bits in Chaucer. And for a 16-year-old boy (it was) wow, I'm loving this. I said are you sure I should be reading this?"

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
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
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."

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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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