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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
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Is Paul McCartney in the new Yesterday movie?

The new movie Yesterday touches upon the power of The Beatles in creative and exciting fashion, so it's possible that a certain musical icon could drop by to surprise fans. Some celebrity superstars appear as themselves, most notably pop megastar, Ed Sheeran. But is one of the men behind the original music set to steal the show?

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Friday, June 7, 2019
Pictures: Paul McCartney in Madison

When Paul McCartney took the stage at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday night, he and his tight four-piece backing band delivered a joyful and energetic 39-song, three-hour show, from his earliest songs, including one pre-Beatles song, to the newest tunes off his 2018 album "Egypt Station."

Related Articles  Source: The Capitol Times, Madison
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Green Bay honors Paul McCartney with Abbey Road sign

Ahead of the highly anticipated Paul McCartney concert at Lambeau Field Saturday, the city of Green Bay is adding some British flare to its downtown. Today, the city temporarily turned City Deck Court into Abbey Road. Complete with a road sign and vintage parked cars, visitors can recreate their own crossing Abbey Road photos.

Source: WLUK TV, Green Bay
Pictures: Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell at NYC charity event

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell attended the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services 2019 Spring Benefit in New York City on Tuesday. They were in good spirits at the charity event, and they certainly dressed to impress, Paul put on a dapper display in a black suit, a white shirt and a black tie.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Canadian teen thrilled with McCartney shoutout

Emma Stevens said she was almost moved to tears when she learned her Mi'kmaq rendition of The Beatles' classic song "Blackbird" had earned her a shoutout from none other than Paul McCartney. She said she and her music teacher first heard McCartney had singled her out for praise through comments on YouTube.

Source: BC Local News, Vancouver
Monday, June 3, 2019
Paul McCartney praises Nova Scotia teen's cover of Blackbird

A Nova Scotia teen who has drawn global attention for her Mi'kmaq rendition of The Beatles' classic song "Blackbird" can now add Paul McCartney to her growing list of fans. In concert footage published Sunday on Twitter, the McCatney praises Emma Stevens' recording and encourages his fans to look it up online.

Source: Yahoo! News
Paul McCartney reveals an unseen photo of Linda

For Throwback Thursday last week, Paul McCartney shared a new photo on his official Instagram page and revealed a never-before-seen photo of his late wife, Linda McCartney who died at the age of 56 on 1998, at the McCartney family ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Last week Paul announced the reissue of four live albums.

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Friday, May 31, 2019
Paul McCartney meets and greets fans for charity

Paul McCartney is doing a meet and greet with lucky fans for a Charitybuzz auction that is already up to $50,000. The auction will benefit SFAH, a non-profit residential camp that offers programs for physically challenged youth. To date, Charitybuzz has helped raise nearly $400 million for thousands of non-profit organizations.

Source: Alternative Nation
Friday, May 24, 2019
Four Paul McCartney live albums to be reissued

Paul McCartney has announced updated releases of four albums capturing performances spanning from his 1975-1976 return to U.S. arenas with Wings to his intimate 2007 set at Amoeba records in Los Angeles. The albums, Amoeba Gig, Paul Is Live, Choba B CCCP and Wings Over America, will be released on July 12.

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Hundreds of unseen Beatles images revealed following worldwide search

Hundreds of never-before-seen images snapped by fans offer a tantalising glimpse of The Beatles' life away from concerts during their heyday. Pictures dusted off from lofts and home drawers following a worldwide search show John Lennon outside his Surrey home in 1968 and Paul McCartney putting his tie before a 1963 concert.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, May 17, 2019
McCartney issues Egypt Station II with more studio and live tracks

Paul McCartney has released Egypt Station Explorer's Edition on Capitol Records, comprised of the original Egypt Station record plus a second album, Egypt Station II, which includes the surprise single "Get Enough" to live performances at London's Abbey Road Studios, Liverpool's The Cavern and New York's Grand Central Station.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Citilink offers chance for free Paul McCartney tickets

Citilink is offering riders a chance to win two tickets to the sold out Paul McCartney concert at the Fort Wayne Coliseum on June 3. To enter, purchase a "ticket to ride" on a Citilink bus. Take as many photos (selfies) as you want on or around a Citilink bus. Then post them to Facebook. The prize drawing will be May 28.

Source: News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne
Monday, May 13, 2019
Paul McCartney remembers Doris Day

Paul McCartney today remembered his longtime friend and fellow animal lover, Doris Day. The legendary singer and actress died Monday at age 97 after contracting pneumonia. "She was a true star in more ways than one," he wrote on his website. One of those ways was as a lifelong animal welfare activist.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, May 10, 2019
New Elvis Costello EP features Paul McCartney collaboration

Elvis Costello collects songs he co-wrote with Paul McCartney and others on the rocker's new EP Purse, which arrived digitally today. The EP includes Costello and the Impostors' take on "The Lovers The four-song EP That Never Were," a song co-written by Costello and McCartney that the latter released on his 1993 LP Off the Ground.

Source: Rolling Stone
Paul McCartney drops to #2 on list of the UK wealthiest musicians

Paul McCartney has been ranked the wealthiest musician in the U.K. for many years, but he has now been replaced by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, according to The Sunday Times 2019 Rich List. McCartney now is the second richest British musician, with an estimated worth of $974 million, down from $1.1 billion in 2018.

Source: WFJA FM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Photo: Paul McCartney playing an unexpected instrument

Paul McCartney shared yet another interesting photo on his verified Instagram account showing himself playing trumpet with Hot City Horns. Along with the photo, Paul wrote, "Have a jazzy time today!" Paul can also be seen in a video playing a trumpet before a concert of his Out There tour in 2014.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, April 26, 2019
Paul McCartney reacts to government pulling funding from LIPA

Paul McCartney has reacted to the UK government taking 16 million in funding away from his Liverpool's Institute of Performing Arts. He said, "LIPA is my passion and part of my legacy. It would not be fair to allow injustice to affect its future. I sincerely hope the Government will correct this error."

Source: Alternative Nation
Why the Beatles almost quit the music business

In a new interview, John Lennon's sister Julia Baird told DailyMailTV that Paul McCartney and John Lennon almost quit music before The Beatles made it big, as they considered going into another line of work. John's aunt Mimi famously said to John, "The guitar is all very well John but you will never make a living out of it."

Source: Alternative Nation

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