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Latest news as of Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018
Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke might be the best ever

The Late Late Show with James Corden always brings on incredible guests for Carpool Karaoke, but his guests rarely leave the car, and not only did McCartney and Corden down Penny Lane and other memorable spots from Paul's early days as a musician, but they also stopped in a pub to give the locals a very special performance.

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Video: Paul McCartney in Liverpool on Carpool Karaoke

On June 9, Paul McCartney toured his hometown of Liverpool with The Late Late Show host James Corden, and they taped an episode of Corden's popular, recurring Carpool Karaoke series, which aired last night. During the brilliant, extended sketch, McCartney and Corden sang Beatles song and Paul pointed out various Liverpool landmarks.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Paul McCartney snaps selfies with his wife while sightseeing in Athens

Paul McCartney put on a cosy display with his wife Nancy Shevell at the Acropolis of Athens in Greece on Thursday while they were on a romantic getaway. Hitting all the right style notes, the couple, married since 2011, looked closer than ever, as they leaned in close to snap selfies together while wearing the same fedora hats.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Paul McCartney: I could have died at Beatles gigs

Paul McCartney has revealed how some of his worst gigs were in his early Beatle days at Liverpool's legendary Cavern, and that he often risked life and limb playing with the band. Paul remembered, "The early days tend to be the worst. In the Cavern, the condensation from the sweat from people would get into the amps."

Source: Radio X, UK
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Paul McCartney confirms White Album repackage all in place

In a newly published interview, Paul McCartney has confirmed that a deluxe edition of the The Beatles, the 1968 double package better known as The White Album, is on its way. Asked about the White Album's 50th anniversary, Paul said, "It's all in place. I've just got a couple of essays [to approve]. It's all lined up and it's really good."

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Paul McCartney reveals new Egypt Station album

On the same day that Paul McCartney released a double A-sided single, he revealed further details of his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station. Sharing a title with one of his own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's New. The new album will be available on September 7.

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Listen: Paul McCartney's new double A-side single

Following yesterday's reveal of some of the details of his upcoming album, today, Paul McCartney released a double A-sided single, "I Don't Know" and the instantly catchy "Come On To Me." The tracks are from his upcoming album, Egypt Station, to be released on Sept. 7 via Capitol Records, available now for pre-order in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Video Preview: Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke

Paul McCartney's recently announced "Carpool Karaoke" appearance airs Thursday on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and now there's a first look at the segment posted on YouTube. The clip begins with Corden in a car talking on his cellphone, a conversation that suspiciously resembles the lyrics to The Beatles' Help!

Source: WFJA FM
Logo mix-up forces Indie festival to deny Paul McCartney will be appearing

Organizers of a small indie music festival, the Last Train Home festival, were amazed to see tickets selling across the world, then they realized Paul McCartney fans mistakenly thought the ex-Beatle was to appear at the festival, because a doodle McCartney is using to tease his upcoming album is very similar to the festival's logo.

Source: Teesside Live, UK
Paul McCartney releasing double A-side single

At 12 Noon Eastern today, Paul McCartney finally, formally revealed some of the details of his upcoming album. On his various social platforms, it said, "Paul McCartney is done keeping the world in suspense: "I Don't Know" and "Come On To Me" will be released tomorrow (June 20) as a double A-Side single."

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Monday, June 18, 2018
Paul McCartney teases possible new project amid birthday celebrations

Sir Paul McCartney decided to give back to his fans on his birthday this year with a teaser for a possible new project via Instagram this afternoon. The short video shows a 2-D Egyptian pyramid surrounded by palm trees with the scribbled text "Egypt Station". It's the latest of similar photos that McCartney has posted within the last day.

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Paul McCartney net worth: His fortune at age 76

As Paul McCartney turns 76 today, his net worth is estimated at $1.2 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. McCartney is the richest musician in the U.K. as of May 2018, The Sunday Times reported, and in 2017, he landed the No. 13 spot on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid musicians, earning $54 million for the year.

Source: AOL Finance
Video: Paul McCartney sings at his nephew's wedding

Paul McCartney was at a nephew's wedding on Saturday at the Fresh Meadow Country Club on Long Island, New York, and joined the band for an impromptu performance of I Saw Her Standing There. Now, the band that performed at that wedding can legitimately add "Paul McCartney backup band" to their list of credentials.

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Alice Cooper says Paul McCartney is a Hollywood Vampire for life

Alice Cooper says that Paul McCartney is a Hollywood Vampire for life after he appeared on the band's self-titled debut album in 2015. It featured a cover of Badfinger's Come And Get It, written by McCartney in 1969. In a new interview, Cooper says that everyone was in awe when the former Beatle appeared in the studio to guest on the track.

Source: Louder
Flashback: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard cover the Beatles' Yesterday

Paul McCartney had a handful of country hits as a songwriter, and forty-four years ago this month, Paul and the members of Wings arrived in Nashville for a month-long vacation and rehearsal. In 1987, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson recorded a duets LP, with included their laid-back rendition of Paul's Beatles classic, Yesterday.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, June 15, 2018
Beatles solo albums ranked worst to best

In 1970, all four Beatles put out their own records, and Let It Be was finally released, to boot. In 1973, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both issued their most-heralded solo projects, in fact, McCartney released two. But as you'll see in this list of Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best, however, it wasn't always so great.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, June 14, 2018
New Stella McCartney store features exclusive music by Paul McCartney

Kate Moss and Kylie Minogue were among the guests at the opening of Stella McCartney's new Bond Street store on Wednesday. She and her team designed the store's interior, which includes an elevator, called a "Stellavator," paved with pink faux fur, and three hours of original music by Paul McCartney made especially for the store.

Source: WWD
Former Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana dies at 87

D.J. Fontana, the drummer on early Elvis Presley hits like "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Heartbreak Hotel," died on Wednesday at 87. Fontana played drums for Presley from 1954 to 1968, on more than 450 recordings. He also played with many other musicians including Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr on Beaucoups of Blues.

Source: Pop Culture
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Confirmed: Paul McCartney to make appearance on Carpool Karaoke

James Corden made it official today that Paul McCartney has taped an episode of Corden's popular, recurring Carpool Karaoke series. On social media, Corden revealed the program will air next week during the program's four nights in London. James and Paul will sing his hits, including an exclusive sing-along to brand new material.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Radio Hits June 1974: Band on the Run

On the hits that were in heavy rotation on Chicago's Top 40 powerhouse WLS this month in 1974, at #1 this week was Paul McCartney and Wings' magnificent title track from Band on the Run. It only just beat out "Billy Don't Be a Hero" by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods, a group that was discovered when they toured with the Osmonds.

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney debuts new song at Liverpool pub

On Saturday, Paul McCartney's visit to in his hometown of Liverpool culminated with a performance for a select few at the Philharmonic Pub on Hope Street. Amidst the set's list of Beatles tunes, Paul premiered an upbeat, new song without revealing its title. He's currently teasing a new album which will be released by Capitol Records.

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Paul McCartney returns to childhood home for the first time in 54 years

Paul McCartney was persuaded to return to the house where he grew up in the Liverpool suburb of Allerton for the first time in more than five decades, to film a skit over the weekend with comedian James Corden for his US talk show. Paul moved to the three-bedroom terrace with his parents and brother Mike in 1955.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Did Paul McCartney tease a Beatles' White Album?

2018 will be the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' White Album. On Saturday, Paul McCartney changed his Facebok profile photo and cover photo to all-white. None of the other Beatles or the Beatles page itself had followed suit. Nothing on McCartney's website either, although he did change his Twitter pic to the all-white image as well.

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Friday, June 8, 2018
The Beatles' break-up papers to be auctioned

The official affidavit filed on New Year's Eve 1970 by Paul McCartney to initiate the break-up of The Beatles is to be auctioned at the famous Christie's auction house in New York City next week. The legal document, which features annotations by John Lennon countering McCartney's claims, is expected to fetch $100,000 to $150,000.

Source: Uncut Magazine, UK
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Pictures: George Martin's AIR Studio in ruins

The ruins of Sir George Martin's Montserrat recording studio now crumble within the shadow of an active volcano that's been wreaking havoc on the island since the 1990s. Opened on the Caribbean island in 1979, AIR was one of the most prolific recording studios of its era, cranking out a total of 76 albums by artists including Paul McCartney.

Source: Atlas Obscura

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