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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr remember Aretha Franklin

The two surviving Beatles paid tribute to Aretha Franklin today following the news of her death. Paul McCartney wrote, "Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls." Ringo Starr simply wrote, "God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and peace and love to her family."

Source: Rolling Stone
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Paul McCartney's new single out now

Paul has announced the next stop on the journey to Egypt Station, "Fuh You," the newest single from the forthcoming record is now available on all digital/streaming platforms. Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's international chart-topping New.

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CBS to air Carpool Karaoke special with Paul McCartney

CBS TV will present Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on Monday, August 20. The primetime special will feature never-before-seen footage from the popular "Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke" segment which aired on The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 21. A new clip of Paul with Corden is now online.

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Lennon and McCartney's sons look exactly like their dads in new photo

On Monday, Sean Ono Lennon shared a photo posing with none other than James McCartney on his Instagram feed. The two of them look just like their dads in John Lennon and Paul McCartney's heyday as the world's most famous songwriting pair. "Peekaboo..." Sean captioned the selfie. Next to him, James holds a guitar.

Source: Today
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Paul McCartney shares new details of Egypt Station LP

Today, Paul McCartney finally revealed the complete 16-song track listing of his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station (up from the original 14 that were originally announced). Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's New. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and the U.K, at Abbey Road Studios.

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Monday, August 13, 2018
Paul McCartney teases plans to release new song this week

A message posted on Paul McCartney's social media pages over the weekend reports that "Fuh You" will be "departing" on Wednesday, August 15, at 5 p.m. British Standard Time, which is 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. The post also included an eight-second snippet of the song. His new album Egypt Station will be released September 7.

Source: WFJA FM
Cars owned by Paul McCartney and John Lennon go up for auction

Cars formerly owned by Paul McCartney and John Lennon will be auctioned off in the US on September 1. Beatles fans could get their hands on McCartney's 1965 Mini Cooper S DeVille and Lennon's 1979 Mercedes E300 Estate, his last car. McCartney's mini was one of four ordered for each Beatles member by Brian Epstein in 1965.

More Info  Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Paul McCartney attends Capitol Records event in Hollywood

Capitol Music Group hosted its fifth annual Capitol Congress today in Hollywood, this year with an appearance by Paul McCartney. Paul was presented with a special Capitol Icon Award, and was later interviewed by podcast host Marc Maron. They talked about fame, meeting fans, and the long life Beatles vs. Beach Boys competition.

Source: Variety
CBS TV to air Carpool Karaoke special with Paul McCartney

CBS will present Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on August 20. The primetime special will feature never-before-seen footage from the "Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke" segment which aired on The Late Late Show on June 21. Video of the original appearance has nearly 130 million digital views.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Paul McCartney adds more dates to 2018 Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney announced today that he'll be playing three dates in Japan as part of his 2018 "Freshen Up" tour. That brings to 15 the number of concerts he's doing this year. There are still several gaps are in the schedule so it's anticipated that there are more to come in 2018. Paul's UK dates also sold out within minutes.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Why Meghan Markle chose Stella McCartney for her second wedding gown

Meghan Markle's appointment of designer Stella McCartney to create her second wedding gown, worn at the royal wedding reception, was a career milestone that no Beatle money can buy. McCartney told UK Elle, "I think, obviously, I am a British designer, but I think being a woman and being a women's woman played a part."

Source: Nine, Australia
Paul McCartney dined here after his secret Cavern Club gig

After Paul McCartney's secret Cavern Club gig, he visited the Burnt Truffle restaurant, which is known predominately for its meat selection, but the restaurant owned by Gary Usher created a vegetarian menu on request for the McCartney and entourage. Usher said, "He was so lovely to all the staff and it really made their week."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, August 6, 2018
Ticketmaster blasted for inflating Paul McCartney ticket prices

Ticketmaster has been blasted for selling official tickets for Paul McCartney's shows in Scotland at higher prices than resale sites Viagogo and StubHub. Ticketmaster's Platinum seats for the SSE Hydro arena gig in Glasgow cost up to 650 (about $852), with new tickets dripped into sale day by day, creating a false idea of scarcity.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Record, UK
McCartney puts finishing touches on new album at Abbey Road

Paul McCartney recorded most of his forthcoming album, Egypt Station, in LA and Sussex, but the finishing touches were applied at the legendary Abbey Road in London. Producer Greg Kurtsin told Rolling Stone, "Sonically, he wanted to avoid anything ordinary. He wanted to experiment." Egypt Station will be released in September.

More: Paul tweets from Abbey Road  Related Articles  Source: RTE, Ireland
Looking Back: Beatles rap with reporters in 1966

On August 22, 1966, the Beatles flew into New York and gave two press conferences at the Warwick Hotel. Asked to elaborate on a question about war, Paul hesitated, saying, "Here everything you say is picked up and turned against you. There's more bigotry in America." The Voice's reporter noted, "Every pencil in the room came down."

Source: The Village Voice
Friday, August 3, 2018
Stella's new clothing revealed made by underpaid Indonesian workers

She refuses to use leather and fur and campaigns against cheap labor. But Stella McCartney may need to check whether the Asian factories that manufacture her designs match up to her high ethical standards. It was confirmed her Adidas sportswear line is made in Indonesia by workers who earn on average 188 (about $246) a month.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney answers fans questions on Instagram

Earlier this month, Paul invited his Instagram followers to ask him questions about the three following themes; recording, Liverpool and performing live. In this video, he talks about his favorite songs from his new album, how the Beatles perfected their harmonies, and why he wasn't wearing shoes on the Abbey Road cover.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, July 30, 2018
Mary McCartney inspired by father Paul's horse for photo shoot

Mary McCartney says it was her childhood riding horses with her famous family that inspired her photo shoot for an upcoming issue of National Geographic. Mary will be a guest editor of the magazine celebrating its 130th anniversary. Her issue will also include an interview with her friend Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders.

Source: Belfast Telegraph, UK
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Sting touched as McCartney reveals he wishes he'd written Fields of Gold

Paul McCartney told a Q&A at LIPA that, if there was one song he would like to have been his, it was Sting's 1993 track Fields of Gold. Sting responded on Twitter, "There are more than a few of Paul's that I wish I would have written. To hear this from someone I owe my life to is very special. Thank you, Paul."

Source: The Irish News
Paul McCartney plays Liverpool's Cavern Club

Though the original Cavern Club in Liverpool closed in 1973, a replacement opened nearby. And nearly 20 years after he last performed there in 1999, Paul McCartney returned today for a free, surprise gig for roughly 250 fans, playing songs ranging from the Quarrymen, the Beatles, Wings, to his upcoming new album Egypt Station.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The wisdom of Macca: What Paul McCartney told students at LIPA

Paul McCartney took part in a Q&A today at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, a school he founded in 1996. He shared his wisdom on why old school recording techniques are still the best, why musicians should return to making "concept albums" and why, crucially, the bathroom is the best place to write your music.

Source: NME, UK
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Join Paul McCartney for a Facebook live Q&A tomorrow

Paul McCartney will be returning to his old school in Liverpool, now The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, on Wednesday for an intimate hour long Q&A with LIPA students. The event will be streamed live on Facebook allowing fans from all over the world to watch Paul talk about his career and his forthcoming new album Egypt Station.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Billy Joel slams Elton John and Paul McCartney

Billy Joel says Elton John should stop "dragging down" his legacy by releasing new material that lacks the same quality. Joel also targeted Paul McCartney, still putting out new songs at 76. He said, "People feel compelled. Paul McCartney, to this day, 'Gotta be relevant, gotta be new, gotta have a hit'. I stopped feeling like that a long time ago."

Source: The Mirror, UK
Monday, July 23, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney recreates Abbey Road album cover

Paul McCartney posed on the notorious Abbey Road crossing today, originally made famous by his band The Beatles' album cover from 1969. There to play a secret gig, Paul looked in great spirits as he made the crossing, 49 years after the famous album cover was shot in the same location, and posted the video on Instagram.

Source: KKLZ FM, Las Vegas
Paul McCartney plays concert at Abbey Road Studios

Paul McCartney played the second of what is expected to be a number of private concerts at smaller venues, when he performed today at Abbey Road Studios. He announced the London concert on July 18 on several social media platforms. Paul played 23 songs from throughout his career, including several from his upcoming release.

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