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Latest news as of Saturday, June 6, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020
Record Store Day to include John Lennon and Paul McCartney releases

It was announced that Record Store Day 2020 would be three separate "Drop" dates, allowing shoppers to socially distance and support independent music retailers. In August, an exciting array of titles will include a 2020 remix of John Lennon's Instant Karma! and a special half-speed master of Paul McCartney's 1970 solo debut, McCartney.

Source: U Discover Music
Monday, May 18, 2020
Comic book explores Paul Is Dead Beatles myth

In one of rock's oldest conspiracy theories, Paul McCartney died in a car crash during the making of Sgt. Pepper's and was replaced by a lookalike because the Fab Four wanted to keep going without admitting the truth. A new comic book will explore a fictional world where the "Paul Is Dead" myth is true.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler shows the priceless relic of the Beatles

In a new video, the famous frontman of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, looks into old recording machines in the studio and explained how they are working. Also, he stated that these machines are representing the rock n' roll history because they had used for the bands like The Beatles, Wings, and more.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, May 15, 2020
John Lennon and Paul McCartney on the Tonight Show in 1968

52 years ago today,John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on The Tonight Show. Quite a coup to have two of The Beatles in the studio at one time but that wouldn't stop the tapes from being lost for decades. Thankfully, however, one Beatles super fan recorded the fascinating interview and would upload the content onto the internet years later.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Monday, May 11, 2020
Paul McCartney responds to passing of Little Richard

On social media, Paul McCartney has called Little Richard "a great man" and shared memories of The Beatles' early days when they performed on the same bill as him. He said, "In the early days of The Beatles we played with Richard in Hamburg and got to know him. I owe a lot of what I do to Little Richard and his style; and he knew it."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, May 8, 2020
Paul McCartney cancels 2020 tour dates

Though no announcement had been made, the listings for all 11 dates in 2020 of Paul McCartney's Freshen Up tour were marked "Canceled" on his Ticketmaster page. Last Nov. 18, it was revealed that McCartney was to headline the 50th anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury 2020 was canceled on March 18.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Rare Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr demo could fetch up to 20,000 at auction

An unheard track by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recorded after the Beatles split is heading for auction. Angel In Disguise could be the only song co-written Paul and Ringo, according to auctioneers. Former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince is selling the cassette, which is expected to fetch up to 20,000 (about $24,650).

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, May 1, 2020
Paul McCartney taught Jon Bon Jovi a Beatles trick for his new album

In an interview with Howard Stern, Bon Jovi shared that he got former Beatle Paul McCartney to listen to his new album. Calling him "Beatle Paul", McCartney asked him, "Why do you call me Beatle Paul?" He said, "Because I'm too old to call you Mr. McCartney and I'm too in reverence to dare think that we're that close that I can call you Paul."

Source: Cheat Sheet
Friday, April 24, 2020
Battle of the Beatles and Stones: McCartney, Jagger weigh in

This week, both Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger appeared on One World: Together at Home. A few days earlier, Howard Stern on SiriusXM asked Paul, "I'm not asking you to be pompous about this. The Beatles are better than the Rolling Stones. Correct." Paul answered, "I love the Stones. But I'm with you: the Beatles were better."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, April 20, 2020
Video: Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones perform on One World

A lineup of stars participated in Saturday's One World: Together at Home, a live, global televised and streamed special in support of the heroic efforts of health workers in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The list was led by such legends as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

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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.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
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.

Related Articles  Source: U Discover Music
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

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