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Latest news as of Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Paul McCartney's team talks about Egypt Station's marketing strategy 

With the release of studio album Egypt Station via Capitol Records on Sept. 7, Paul McCartney reached his first number one debut in over 36 years. Marketing of the album included appearing on Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show with James Corden and a live, surprise concert in Grand Central Station in New York City.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Paul McCartney recalls writing fast with John Lennon 

Paul McCartney recalled how he and John Lennon used to get excited at the prospect of being given a whole week to write a Beatles album. The duo notched more than 180 co-credits in just a little more than seven years. But they didn't think there was anything unusual in their prolific output. "We were used to writing fast," he said.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Paul McCartney to reissue Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway

The 11th and 12th classic works from the Paul McCartney catalog to be remastered, reissued and expanded, Wings' Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway, will be released across multiple formats on December 7. Also set for release is the 11-disc Paul McCartney and Wings 1971-73 numbered limited edition super deluxe compilation.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Paul McCartney debuts a second and third video for Come On to Me

The video for Paul McCartney's recent single "Come On to Me", featuring a department store security guard who enthusiastically sings and dances his way through the tune, has been followed by two similar videos, featuring two different people, a young Syrian working in a food truck, and a cleaning woman in a high-rise office building.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM
Elvis Costello amused by Paul McCartney's auto-tune quip

Paul McCartney has said that he has heard Elvis Costello, with whom he has worked on a number of occasions, as a voice in his head scolding him for using Auto-Tune. Reacting to Macca's comments, Costello said, "Can you imagine my shock? I never quite get over that I know Paul. Because he's Paul, and yet he's so very kind."

Source: RTE, Ireland
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
First look: Podcast goes Inside The Studio with Paul McCartney

For the latest episode of their "Inside The Studio" podcast, host Joe Levy meets with Paul McCartney in Winnipeg surrounding a show on his current tour in support of his chart-topping Egypt Station album. Paul McCartney telling stories about John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr is every bit the magic you would expect.

Related Articles  Source: Forbes
Monday, October 15, 2018
Stella McCartney launches breast cancer charity

Stella McCartney has launched a new charity Stella McCartney Cares. McCartney has created the organisation to work towards the "prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer." Stella has been personally touched by the illness as her mother Linda McCartney was 56 when she tragically died from breast cancer.

Source: Female First
Friday, October 12, 2018
Fans disappointed with new Linda McCartney veggie pizza

Linda McCartney's new line of vegetarian pizza has been branded "disappointing" by fans who claim the late activist would have been a vegan by now. The pizzas hit the shelves yesterday, but prompted something of an outcry among plant-based eaters who demanded to know why no vegan options had been included.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Oct 12, 1969: Paul McCartney death rumors begin

On this day Russ Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit, MI takes a call from a listener who tells him that in "Revolution 9," a voice says, "Turn me on, dead man." And it's a sign that Paul McCartney is dead. His phone lines light up with more callers offering clues that indicate that Macca "blew his mind out in a car" and was replaced by a lookalike.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
New Video: Security guard dancing to Paul McCartney's Come On To Me

Paul McCartney has unveiled a new music video for his track "Come On To Me" from the new album, Egypt Station. The video, directed by TG Herrington, follows security guard Fred "Little Freddie" Maxwell as he hijacks the in-store sound system. Freddie's energy is contagious and the video has gone viral on the internet.

Related Articles  Source: Paul McCartney.com
New photo exhibition in London includes work by Linda McCartney

Charting two centuries of photographic history, London's Victoria & Albert museum opens its new Photography Centre this week. The collection includes pictures recently donated by Paul McCartney taken by his late wife Linda, and includes shots of 1960s stars including Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, the Yardbirds and model Twiggy.

Source: Star2
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Paul McCartney played private party last night in Boston area

Paul McCartney performed at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Tuesday at a private party thrown by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The party was described on social media as a "swanky private bash" attended by 300 people. McCartney last performed in Foxborough in 1990.

Source: Mass Live
Record Store Day includes new McCartney and Smithereens Beatles cover

Record Store Day has announced Black Friday titles available at record stores worldwide on November 23, including a new song from Paul McCartney. The Smithereens dig into the Beatles catalog for B-Sides The Beatles, and some of today's most impressive jazz artists do the same for A Day In the Life: Impressions of Pepper.

Source: The Music Universe
Monday, October 8, 2018
Pictures: McCartney at Austin City Limits Music Festival

"It sounds like the whole world's singing," Paul McCartney beamed as tens of thousands of Beatles fans sang along to "Hey Jude" near the end of a long and winding road at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday night in Zilker Park. The next stop for McCartney will be for performances in Tokyo at the end of the month.

Related Articles  Source: Austin 360
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Emma Stone to appear in new Paul McCartney video

Emma Stone has confirmed she'll appear in a new Paul McCartney music video after the news leaked during a Q&A session in New York City on Monday. When the host revealed his guest would be joining Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Kate Moss in a McCartney video, Emma said, "I don't think you're supposed to announce that!"

Source: Star Magazine, UK
Paul McCartney photobombs Winnipeg couple's wedding pictures

Jen Roscoe and Steve Gregg were getting their official wedding photos taken Saturday alongside the Red River in Winnipeg when one of their friends noticed a guy passing by on a bicycle. "One of my groomsmen said Dude, that's Paul McCartney," recalled Gregg. McCartney had played a concert in Winnipeg the previous night.

Source: National Post
Monday, October 1, 2018
Paul McCartney rocks Edmonton with marathon concert

Paul McCartney's marathon concert at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Sunday night was a Beatleseque nostalgia lovefest of the highest order, from one of the greatest rock artists and songwriters of the 20th Century. Paul pulled out all the stops, played old songs, new songs, Beatles songs, Wings songs, solo songs, famous songs saved for last.

Related Articles  Source: Gig City
Liverppol Beatles church choir is looking for new recruits

St. Barnabas Church, on the corner of Smithdown Road and Penny Lane in Liverpool, a local landmark, is looking for new singers to join its choir. The church is referred to as the Beatles Church because Paul McCartney was a chorister there. Their adult choir is inviting people who enjoy singing, or who would like to sing, to join its ranks.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Friday, September 28, 2018
Paul adds his most intimate Japanese concert ever

Today, Paul McCartney announced his most intimate Japanese concert ever at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan at the end of October. With a capacity of 7000, this venue is a fitting choice for Paul as he has long been a fan of sumo wrestling. Tickets presale will take place on October 9, and go on sale to the public on October 12.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Paul McCartney writes first picture book about a magical grandfather

Paul McCartney has written his first picture book which is based on his experiences of being a grandfather. He has penned children's story called Hey Grandude! which will be published in September of next year. Paul has said that he hopes that all grandfathers will read the story to their grandchildren at bed time.

Source: The Irish Examiner
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Giles Martin: Paul And Ringo have to be happy

About the new White Album reissue, producer Giles Martin has described Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr's input into the reissue process. Giles told the UDiscoverMusic website, "We listened to stuff together... They're my bosses, they have to be happy, that's the first box to tick. It's their record, their stuff that I'm playing around with."

Related Articles  Source: U Discover Music
Monday, September 24, 2018
Stella raising awareness of breast cancer on late mum's birthday

Stella McCartney has remembered her late mother Linda on her birthday by unveiling a lingerie set to raise awareness of breast cancer. The designer's mother, the wife of Paul McCartney, died in 1998 at the age of 56 after battling the disease for three years. She would have turned 77 on September 24.

Source: Irish News
Friday, September 21, 2018
The music of Paul McCartney with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Grand Rapids Symphony opens its 2018-19 Fox Motors Pops series with "McCartney and More" starring jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli toured and recorded with Paul McCartney in the past, and Paul personally asked Pizzarelli to do an album of McCartney's post-Beatles songs in a classic jazz style.

Source: WOOD TV, Grand Rapids
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Paul McCartney confirms new version of Let It Be film is in the works

Paul McCartney has indicated that the Beatles film Let It Be is set to be re-released in "a new version" to mark its fiftieth anniversary in 2020 with a special DVD/Blu-Ray release. In addition, McCartney has said that the "latest gossip" is that the re-release will feature a new edit of Let It Be based on never-before-seen footage.

Source: NME, UK
New Monkees Christmas album to include Paul McCartney cover

The Monkees will release Christmas Party, their first holiday album, featuring new vocals by Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, with vocals by the late Davy Jones taken from vintage recordings. The album features a wide array of classic Christmas tracks, including Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime."

Source: Best Classic Bands

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