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Friday, February 15, 2019
Paul McCartney, Little Steven Beatles cover in new box set

Paul McCartney and Little Steven's cover of the Beatles' I Saw Her Standing There, from 2017 appears on Van Zandt's new box set "Soulfire Live!" They had tried to play it together at a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band gig in Hyde Park in 2012 before the town pulled the plug midway through because they went past curfew.

Source: Rolling Stone
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Paul McCartney's expanded Egypt Station includes three new songs

Paul McCartney has confirmed the release of an Egypt Station Traveller's Edition, coming May 10 via Capitol Records. The box set will include exclusive, previously unreleased songs and other rarities. The limited deluxe edition will be a one-time-only pressing of just 3000, and will come in a vintage style suitcase.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Paul McCartney on what made Beatles so perfect among other bands

In a new interview, Paul McCartney has explained why he thinks were a little better than other bands. He said that in the Beatles, "The imagination was rich. There are many good points of The Beatles, but among them, I think that "imagination" and "intelligence" were a little better than other groups."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Monday, February 4, 2019
Beatles' pre-breakup letters on sale for $550,000

Two legal letters that foretold the eventual dissolution of the Beatles are now for sale. The letters from January and April 1969 were sent to John and Lee Eastman, the father and brother of Linda Eastman, future wife of Paul. The January letter is available for sale at $225,000, while the April letter has an asking price of $325,000.

Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, January 28, 2019
How Paul McCartney earned his $1.2 billion net worth

Paul McCartney is one the richest entertainers in the world. As a Beatle, a member of Wings, and a solo artist, his music catalog, much of which he wrote and composed, continues to earn royalties. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, more than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song Yesterday.

Source: Celebrity Net Worth
Friday, January 25, 2019
Paul McCartney's Red Rose Speedway was meant to be a double album

Paul McCartney's 1973 Red Rose Speedway was originally planned as a double album. It was discovered by McCartney's researchers who went to work tracking down what would have been the double album version. The double album version will debut in 2019 as part of the new expanded Red Rose Speedway box set.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
Paul McCartney adds Canadian stop to new tour

Paul McCartney has announced that he will playing BC Place in Vancover, Canada, on July 6, the third-last stop on his second "Freshen Up" tour. His first live show this year will be in South America, before the tour heads to the U.S. and then Vancouver. This will be his third time playing in B.C. in the last seven years.

Related Articles  Source: CTV News, Canada
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Toronto illustrator teams up with Paul McCartney on children's book

Toronto-based illustrator Kathryn Durst is working closely with Paul McCartney to bring his bedtime tale for grandchildren to the page. Today, McCartney revealed the cover of his upcoming children's book "Hey Grandude!," which features Durst's drawings of a ponytailed man surrounded by a brood of kids.

Source: CTV News, Canada
New Stella McCartney collection celebrates The Beatles

Stella McCartney has officially launched the new Stella Menswear Autumn Winter 2019 collection. Stella's personal childhood, her family prints and most importantly her father's iconic band The Beatles heavily influenced this collection, including images and inspiration from the Beatles' Yellow Submarine film.

Source: Da Man
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Rush's bassist reveals why Paul Mccartney is so important for rock

Speaking to "Q on CBC" radio, Rush's bassist Geddy Lee praised The Beatles' legendary bassist Paul McCartney, and revealed why McCartney is so important for rock music. He said, "I think about McCartney on [The Beatles' 1969 track] 'Something,' I think that was the first time I ever heard the bass as a lead instrument."

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, January 18, 2019
Paul McCartney okays use of Beatles tune for first Animal Requiem concert

Paul McCartney has approved a unique reworking of the Beatles classic song Blackbird, which will be performed during the first Animal Requiem, a memorial concert celebrating the lives of deceased pets. The Animal Requiem is a work composed by Rachel Fuller, the singer-songwriter who is married to Pete Townshend of The Who.

Source: iNews, UK
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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
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.

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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

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