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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
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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
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Before remastering, McCartney hadn't listened to White Album in 50 years

The White Album is getting a 50-year reissue next month, and Paul McCartney has told the Canadian Press that helping to prepare the reissue inspired him to actually give it a listen. "I haven't listened to it in 50 years," he admits, and says when he listens, "I remember where we were and the circumstances of recording each of the tracks."

Source: WFJA FM
Video: Back In Brazil from Egypt Station

On the day that Paul released his new #1 album Egypt Station, he also published a new music video for the track "Back In Brazil" to his Facebook fans in the country, which was also Independence Day in Brazil. Today, Paul's official website unveiled the Back In Brazil video to all fans. The video follows the story Paul lays out in the song.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
US Senate votes to ensure royalties for older songs

The US Senate voted Tuesday to guarantee royalties for digital broadcast of songs from before 1972, in a rare bipartisan effort. The passage of the Music Modernization Act came despite objections by satellite broadcaster SiriusXM, which prompted a boycott threat of the platform by top names in music including Paul McCartney.

Source: Yahoo! News
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Recap: Paul McCartney begins Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney began his 2018-2019 Freshen Up tour Monday night in Quebec City. He played 39 songs including such "required" numbers as Hey Jude, Yesterday, Band on the Run and Live and Let Die, plus three songs from Egypt Station. On several occasions, McCartney peppered his between-songs banter with a bit of French.

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Monday, September 17, 2018
Paul McCartney says he'll never play a Beatles album in full

Paul McCartney says he'll never play a Beatles album in full on stage because it would be "too limiting." The Beatle, who has just released his 18th solo studio album, Egypt Station, sat down with NME to talk about his career and latest record. He added that while he'd never do it himself, he applauds others for trying it.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Paul McCartney's Egypt Station opens at #1

Billboard has announced that Paul McCartney's new album, Egypt Station, will make its chart debut at #1, his first album to top the charts in the United States since 1982's Tug of War and his first ever to open at the coveted #1 position. The album has now sold the equivalent of 153,000 units (including streams).

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Audio: New edit of Beatles movie Let It Be could happen soon

Paul McCartney has said a new edit of the Beatles movie Let It Be could enter production in the near future, according to The Daily Beatle. The original 1970 documentary hasn't been available in home formats since 1982 as a result of scenes that showed the band in a negative light as the members moved toward their split.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, September 14, 2018
Spotify announces special Paul McCartney playlist

Spotify is about to release a new playlist, Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase, exclusive audio and video recordings captured at one of McCartney's gigs at the famed Abbey Road Studios this summer. The first of its kind audio and video playlist features 17 songs and a feature length concert film.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Video: Paul McCartney answers web's most searched questions

McCartney sat down with Wired for an interview in which he answers the most popular questions Google users enter into the search bar when looking for information about the music icon. It's super charming, and it's fun to see him answer some interesting and sometimes ridiculous questions about himself and his career.

Source: WROR FM, Boston
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Paul McCartney Abbey Road concert film due

When Paul McCartney played the second of a number of private concerts at smaller venues on July 23 in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London, fans were banned from using their smartphones. Now we know why. He announced today that a documentary of the performance will premiere on Friday, September 14 on Spotify.

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Paul McCartney says he never meant to offend Jews with Hey Jude

In 1968, Hey Jude didn't go over well with everyone. Paul McCartney said a furious Jewish man called him up about the name, the word "jude" (Jewish in German) conjured up bad memories in the post-war era. But McCartney explained it's just a name, the song was originally titled "Hey Jules," a reference to John Lennon's son Julian.

Source: Times of Israel
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
iHeartRadio to rebroadcast Paul McCartney secret NYC concert this Friday

iHeartRadio will present an exclusive, 90-minute radio broadcast of "iHeartRadio Secret Sessions with Paul Mccartney" on Friday, September 14th at 7pm local time. The special will air nationwide across 80 iHeartRadio Classic Rock and Classic Hits stations and digitally on The Classic Rock Channel on iHeartRadio.

Related Articles  Source: All Access
Paul McCartney says he censored himself for his grandkids

Paul McCartney says he didn't want to use the "F" word in a song because of his grandchildren. His new album "Egypt Station" features a track called "Fuh You" and though he admitted the ambiguous title was a "schoolboy prank" that could be interpreted in a raunchy way, he never wanted to sing anything too offensive.

Related Articles  Source: The List, UK
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Paul McCartney releases charming new video for Fuh You set in Liverpool

Paul McCartney weaves a charming tale of young love in his native Liverpool in the video for "Fuh You," the raunchy new single off the Beatle's latest LP Egypt Station. McCartney also performed the new single during his secret concert at New York's Grand Central Station. Both videos are now streaming on the internet.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, September 10, 2018
Paul McCartney challenges Eminem for UK Number 1 album

Paul McCartney is taking on Eminem for the Number 1 spot on this week's Official Albums Chart in the UK. The music icon's 18th solo album Egypt Station, which was released last Friday, is now at Number 2 on the Official Chart Update, second only to Eminem, who is currently holding on to the top spot with Kamikaze.

Related Articles  Source: Music News
Grey Tripper: Fans are loving Paul McCartney's new grey hair look

Paul McCartney appears to have finally given way to Mother Nature and stopping dyeing his hair. A stark difference to his usual brown-dyed hair look, McCartney showed off the new look on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new album Egypt Station. Paul's fans have expressed their delight on Twitter.

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment
Paul McCartney adds US dates to Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney has added three U.S. dates to his Freshen Up tour. Today's announcement brings to eight the number of U.S. concerts in May and June 2019. That brings to 25 the number of concerts he's doing in 2018-19 to support the release of his new Egypt Station album. The tour begins September 17 in Quebec City.

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Friday, September 7, 2018
Location revealed for invite-only Paul McCartney show

Paul McCartney is set to perform an invite-only show at Grand Central Terminal tonight to promote his new album "Egypt Station". The location of the gig had been kept under wraps, but McCartney dropped hints during his appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" last night. Sources said 300 fans scored tickets to the performance.

Related Articles  Source: Page Six
Video: Paul McCartney Pranking Fans in Elevators

Paul McCartney stopped by The Tonight Show on Thursday night to preview his 17th solo album, Egypt Station, but he didn't just play a few songs. Instead, he and Jimmy Fallon decided to prank unsuspecting fans who were simply riding the elevator at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City during an NBC Studios tour.

Related Articles  Source: Time Magazine
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Paul McCartney's Freshen Up tour remains hot in ticket market top 20

Paul McCartney once again dominated yesterday's best-selling events list for his upcoming Freshen Up tour, according to sales data from Ticket Club. McCartney just revealed U.S. tour dates on his trek for next spring, and all five shows made the list. His appearances in Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina and Illinois topped the list.

Related Articles  Source: Ticket News
New York City issues special Paul McCartney MetroCards

The latest recipient of a special edition New York City MetroCard is Paul McCartney, who has a new album out this week, and you can pick up one of the limited edition Macca MetroCards at Grand Central station only. According to the MTA, 50,000 cards were printed and will be available at the station, while supplies last.

Related Articles  Source: Gothamist

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