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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Laurence Juber shares the story behind a Wings unreleased song

Laurence Juber re-released Standard Time, which includes an the unreleased Wings track, "Maisie," this month. Standard Time was originally released as a vinyl EP back in 1982, and the new version presents the full set after Juber was able to get the rights to the recordings and release them on his own label.

Source: Billboard
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Lamborghini once owned by Paul McCartney on sale for £500,000

An ultra-rare Lamborghini formerly owned by Paul McCartney has emerged for sale for a staggering £500,000 (about $700,250). The 400GT 2+2 left the factory on Italy in 1967 and was one of only four to be imported into Britain. McCartney originally purchased the car in February 1968 during the height of the band's fame.

Source: The Express, UK
Monday, February 12, 2018
Paul McCartney wins a prestigious prize in Israel

Legendary British singer-songwriter Paul McCartney was announced today as a winner of the 2018 Wolf Prize, also known as the "Israeli Nobel Prize", paving the way for an expected visit by the former Beatle to Israel at the end of May. "Sir Paul McCartney is one of the greatest songwriters of all time," the Wolf Foundation said in a statement.

Source: Times of Israel
Friday, February 2, 2018
Justin Timberlake to wear Stella McCartney for Super Bowl performance

Justin Timberlake is going with a new designer, and we'll see her work this Sunday when he takes the Super Bowl stage. Harpers Bazaar reports that Justin will wear clothing by top British designer Stella McCartney , daughter of Paul McCartney, for his halftime show. The outfits will be made of organic cotton and repurposed wool.

Source: WJBD FM, Salem, IL
Post-Beatles: 10 great solo albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo

The Beatles, as a group, revolutionized popular music, and left behind a body of work that will endure for centuries. The solo recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo have been spottier, but still, at their best, each has produced superb albums that sit handsomely alongside the catalog of their former band.

Source: Gibson
Monday, January 29, 2018
Paloma Faith says Paul McCartney snubbed appearance on her latest album

Brits Best Female nominee Paloma Faith has revealed Paul McCartney almost featured on her latest album The Architect. In an exclusive interview, she said, "He came to rehearsals and said, 'I'd love to jam with you'. He didn't make it but sent a cake with a note that said, 'Sorry, snowed under. Let's jam another time.'"

Source: The Sun, UK
Video: Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney at the Concert For George

To honor George Harrison on his 75th birthday, the legendary 2002 tribute event, Concert For George, is being released as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set. On Friday, a video clip was released of the performance of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, featuring Clapton, McCartney, Starr, Lynne and Dhani Harrison.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Laurence Juber
Laurence Juber releasing digital version of debut solo album

Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber's debut solo album, Standard Time, first issued in 1982, was released as a digital download for the first time ever today. The instrumental collection features "Maisie," which was recorded in 1978 with Paul McCartney on bass and fellow Wings members Denny Laine and Steve Holley on harmonica and drums.

Source: Rock 107
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Review: Paul McCartney on SHM-CD

SHM-CD stands for Super High Material Compact Disc and are made of a higher quality material that supposedly enhances the sound quality of the compact disc format. They're only available as Japanese imports in the States. The biggest difference that stands out is the bass, and the stereo separation seems to be more distinct.

Source: Records CDs and Music blog

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Listen: James Taylor covers the Beatles in 1971

On Jan. 25, 1971, James Taylor performed two benefit shows at the Fillmore East in New York behind his star-making second album, Sweet Baby James. Loose and funny, Taylor mentions early on that Paul McCartney is in the audience, which may explain why he opens the show with a very Taylor-esque take on The Beatles' With a Little Help From My Friends.

Source: Paste Magazine
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Paul McCartney sends note about fight to save Australian reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is an independent, science based charity who tackle the big issues concerning the sea. On his official website, Paul McCartney posted a message supporting them. "Having just been to Australia and New Zealand I agree...that we should save these areas of great natural beauty."

Former McCartney drummer joins star-studded show

The Charleston Music Hall stage will be graced this weekend with a star-studded lineup that includes Steve Holley, former drummer of Paul McCartney and Wings, and Bryan Stanley, former bassist for dozens of big acts such as The Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, Tommy Shaw and Garland Jeffries, in a concert by Nashville songwriter Mike Allen.

Source: Post and Courier, South Carolina
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Archive Interview: Paul McCartney on his life as a bassist

In an interview from the personal research archive of noted guitar writer Tony Bacon, Paul McCartney talks about Elvis, his left-handedness, how he switched to bass after Stu Sutcliffe failed to show up, how his sound changed around Rubber Soul, Beatles songs like Michelle and Taxman, and his time with Wings.

Source: Reverb
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Stella McCartney could make next royal wedding dress Warning: Page opens with sound

Meghan Markle is a fan of Stella McCartney. Prince Harry's fiancée wore a black coat by the designer to an official engagement in Cardiff, Wales on Thursday, just two days after McCartney revealed that she would be delighted to make a wedding dress for the former actress. It wasn't the first time Meghan has worn Stella McCartney.

Source: IBTimes, UK
Eggs Up! A Back to the Egg-stravaganza

I remember clearly walking to a local Chicago mall and stumbling on the "Getting Closer" 45 in a small blue sleeve with the songs title written in pink as well as the new Wings album it was from, "Back to the Egg". Little did I know this was a rare release of this 45 as this particular sleeve I guess wasn't that common.

Source: Records and Music blog
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney joins Muse members in Helter Skelter cover

Some lucky fans at an intimate gig on Tuesday night got to see Muse singer Matt Bellamy and drummer Dominick Howard jam out on Helter Skelter with Paul McCartney. It was the latest gig by the occasional supergroup Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band, which also includes vocalist Miles Kane of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Source: Billboard
Pictures: Beatles reunite for Stella McCartney show in Los Angeles

Stella McCartney held an epic, music-filled fun fest fashion show onTuesday night in Hollywood with a performance by none other than dad Paul McCartney. Held at the iconic SIR Studios in Hollywood, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Paul McCartney greeted old pal Ringo Starr with a hearty hug.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
Paris Jackson cried like a baby meeting Paul McCartney

Paris Jackson, the daughter of music legend Michael Jackson, met Beatles icon Paul McCartney this week in Los Angeles at his daughter Stella McCartney's fashion show, and it was a very emotional moment for her. "I cried like a god---- baby," Jackson wrote next to the photo of her meeting McCartney for the first time.

Source: News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Jamie Dornan covers Maybe I'm Amazed for next Fifty Shades film

According to the official soundtrack listing, Jamie Dornan has recorded a cover of Paul McCartney hit "Maybe I'm Amazed" for the "Fifty Shades Freed" movie soundtrack. The 35-year-old actor stars as Christian Grey in the final instalment of the "Fifty Shades" series which was based on the trio of novels by E.L. James.

Source: NZCity, New Zealand
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Paul McCartney among musicians lobbying for change in law to save venues

Paul McCartney has warned the future of music is in danger as he called for a change in the law to protect live venues across the UK. McCartney is joined by musicians and, politicians in backing a plan to stop the closure of grassroots venues after more than a third were said to have closed in the past decade, according to research by UK Music.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Paul McCartney animated film back on track with new writer

Back in 2005, Paul McCartney wrote a children's adventure book called High in the Clouds with author Philip Ardagh, and he'd been developing it into an animated feature since 2009 with Gaumont optioning the rights last year. The project is seeing more forwards movement with writer Jon Croker being brought on to adapt McCartney's book.

Source: The Tracking Board
Ten-year-old drummer shares stage with Beatle he'd never heard of

Not many 10-year-olds can say they have shared a stage with Paul McCartney, but drummer Jaxson Gray performed the Mull of Kintyre with his band, the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band, during McCartney's two Sydney concerts in December. He also spoke with McCartney on stage in front of thousands of people.

Related Articles  Source: Daily Telegraph, Australia
Friday, January 5, 2018
Let It Be: Truth behind Paul McCartney's heavenly visit from Mother Mary

In 1968, feeling restored after a dream, Paul McCartney wrote, "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom: Let it be." In years to come, fans across the globe would interpret this figure as the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, but the truth was much was more literal for the song's composer.

Source: Aleteia
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Paul McCartney putting finishing touches on new album

Paul McCartney's long-awaited follow up to 2013's New is apparently nearing completion. Asked about his plans for 2018, McCartney said, "I'll probably be putting out a new album." He added that he was "putting the finishing touches to it now," in a Q&A on his official website. It's unclear who'll serve as McCartney's principal producer.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Beatles and Rolling Stones still the music industry's biggest earners

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger's bands are the music industry's biggest earners. Figures for 2017 show the veterans out-performed singers less than half their age including Ed Sheeran. The Rolling Stone raked in £116 for every person at their 14 sold-out stadium shows, Paul McCartney pocketed £108 per seat for 36 performances.

Source: Daily Star, UK

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