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Friday, July 24, 2020
Paul McCartney, Steve Miller's rare instrumental from Flaming Pie session

One of the Flaming Pie deluxe edition collection's more interesting curios is "Broomstick," a tune McCartney cut with Steve Miller, who played guitar on most of the album. It came out as a B side to Flaming Pie's "Young Boy" but has since drifted into obscurity. This previously unreleased version will not appear on the box set.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Times
Update: Paul McCartney Flaming Pie gets deluxe editions

Paul McCartney's 1997 album, Flaming Pie, is being significantly expanded as the thirteenth installment in his Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection. An EP, available now, recreates the original 1997 "Beautiful Night" maxi single, including the remastered Flaming Pie single, "Beautiful Night", and a 1995 demo of the song.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Pictures: Paul McCartney holds hands with wife in the Hamptons

Paul McCartney made sure to take a time out from his crusade for urgent action in live music industry as he walked hand-in-hand with his wife Nancy Shevell while running errands in The Hamptons earlier this week. Paul showcased his low-key style in a pair of black shorts and T-shirt with a pair of grey-coloured trainers.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Video: Ringo Starr celebrates with star-studded livestream concert

On Tuesday, Ringo Starr marked his 80th birthday with his own Big Birthday Special livestream concert. Ringo took a seat at his drum kit to play a number of long-distance performances, including It Don't Come Easy, Helter Skelter with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, and a duet with Sheila E. for Come Together.

Source: iHeart Radio
Friday, July 3, 2020
Brian Epstein to get the Hollywood treatment in new biopic

The life of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein is being brought to the big screen. Billed as the "true and truly extraordinary story" of the man dubbed the Fifth Beatle, it will be directed by Jonas Akerlund, best known for his music videos with Beyonce, Madonna and Lady Gaga as well as Paul McCartney.

Source: ITV, UK
Thursday, July 2, 2020
The #1 singles of 1971 include former Beatles

In 1971, only 3 songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. No less than 31 singles reached #1 that year, including a nifty feat by the members of the Beatles. Singles that year included George Harrison's My Sweet Lord, John Lennon's Imagine, Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey and Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Ringo Starr's 80th birthday event to include Paul McCartney performance

Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with a special show that will air on AXS TV and on Starr's YouTube channel. The legend will be joined, most prominently, by Paul McCartney. Others announced for the July 7 event include Starr's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, plus Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E and Ben Harper.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Paul McCartney wants mandatory meat taken out of school meals

Paul McCartney has spoken out against the serving of meat in schools, arguing that the practise shouldn't be mandatory. Co-signed by daughters Stella and Mary, as part of a PETA-backed campaign, the letter coincides with a consultation process for a review of Britain's food system called the National Food Strategy.

More Information  Source: Metro, UK
Paul McCartney mourns original Beatles bassist who passed away at 21

Paul McCartney, shared a picture from the very first times the band was playing on Instagram to celebrate their late bassist Stuart Sutcliffe's birthday. The Scottish musician and painter Stuart Sutcliffe was the original bassist of The Beatles until the time he left the band to pursue his painting career.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Monday, June 22, 2020
Video: Paul McCartney plays trumpet with Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl

On a fundraising broadcast, Paul McCartney played trumpet on "When the Saints Go Marching In." He was joined by Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Dave Matthews, Jim James, Irma Thomas and Nathaniel Rateliff during the benefit for the New Orleans Preservation Hall Foundation. Paul originally recorded the song with the Beatles in 1961.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Beatles song that Paul McCartney wrote for Frank Sinatra

There was one song that McCartney had written specifically with Frank Sinatra in mind, one of his previously constructed music hall ditties. "When I wrote 'When I'm Sixty Four' I thought I was writing a song for Sinatra," he said. Eight years later, McCartney picked the song back out of the pile and recorded it for thier upcoming Beatles album.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
From the Archives, 1964: Stadium birthday party for Beatle Paul

From The Sydney Morning Herald on June 19, 1964: Birthday presents rained on Paul McCartney throughout the Beatles' two Sydney Stadium concerts last night. About 20, 000 wildly ecstatic fans made it Paul's night, yesterday was his 22nd birthday, and turned the performances into a deafening celebration.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, June 12, 2020
Paul McCartney Flaming Pie gets deluxe editions

Paul McCartney's 1997 album, Flaming Pie, is being significantly expanded as the thirteenth installment in his Archive Collection. The new editions of the album, with a wealth of previously unreleased material, arrive on July 31 as a 5-CD/2-DVD/4-LP Collector's Edition, a 5-CD/2-DVD Deluxe Edition, and as 3-LP, 2-LP and 2-CD editions.

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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
Friday, January 13, 2017
New Paul McCartney album anticipated in 2017

After announcing his return to Capitol Records, for whom the Beatles famously recorded, Paul McCartney wrapped up his 2016 tour and began work on his first album since 2013's New, going into the studio with producer Greg Kurstin, known for his work with Adele. "I'll put out my next album, but I won't think I'm gonna sell a lot," he said.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Beatles DJ marks end of 2016 with special Beatles contest

Beatles DJ Ken Michaels is featuring a big Special Contest on his website. Beginning this Thursday, Dec. 29, the contest will offer 5 prizes all in one package, including The Beatles 1 CD & DVD, Eight Days A Week Deluxe BluRay, The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl CD, and Pure McCartney double-CD.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Denny Laine gets special Beatles tour of Los Angeles

Last Sunday, Gillian Lomax's Beatles Magical History Tours of Los Angeles had a very special guest, founding member of The Moody Blues and guitarist with Paul McCartney and Wings, Denny Laine. According to Gillian, there were "No Words" to describe how thrilling it was having Denny Laine come on her tour.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Denny Laine to perform this Saturday at San Diego Beatles Fair

This Saturday, original member of the Moody Blues and member of Paul McCartney and Wings from 1971 to 1981, Denny Laine, will appear at the 2016 San Diego Beatles Fair at Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center in San Diego. Denny Laine will perform the Moody Blues' first hit "Go Now" from 1964, and also participate in a Q&A.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Website giving away last year's Top 3 Beatles releases

Beatles DJ Ken Michaels has expanded the trivia page on his web site to include a list of one of 9 amazing prizes. Fans can now win one of the Top 3 music releases for Beatles fans for 2015, Ringo Starr's "Postcards From Paradise," Paul McCartney's latest remasters "Tug Of War" and "Pipes Of Peace," and the "Beatles 1 (CD + DVD.)"

Source: Beatles News Blog
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Paul McCartney Candlestick farewell concert stark contrast to his last visit

Paul McCartney's Candlestick Farewell concert last Thursday has received high accolades from fans and music critics alike. In contrast to the last Beatles 1966 performance which used the baseball speakers, was just half an hour long and only drew 25,000 fans, Paul McCartney sold out and featured state of the art sound and video.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Fans trying to buy McCartney tickets for Candlestick leave empty handed

Many diehard fans were unable to buy any tickets via the TicketMaster online portal yesterday when tickets went on sale to the general public for Paul McCartney's August 14th Farewell to Candlestick Park Concert in San Francisco. One fan shared with Beatle News, "There was nothing online, I had five computers going!"

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Monday, September 30, 2013
Play reveals how Paul got Fixing a Hole from Mal Evans

The play "Beatle Mal," based on Beatles roadie Mal Evans, was performed for one night only in Liverpool, Sept 28th. In the play, it is revealed how Paul got the name for "Fixing a Hole" when one day from their longtime pal. Nik Wood-Jones was convincing as the loyal and loveable "Roadie" so important to the Beatles all those years.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, August 12, 2013
Paul McCartney gives fantastic concert at SF Outside Lands Festival

Last Friday night at the Outside Lands Concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Paul McCartney played before a sold out packed crowd of over 50,000. New McCartney fan Jeff T. of San Francisco said, "Paul's concert was pretty fantastic, great sound, the band is very tight, Paul played a great range of Beatles classics and Wings' hits."

Source: Beatles News
Friday, February 17, 2012
Lost Paul McCartney track unearthed

ZTT Records releases The Art of the 12" Volume II this coming Monday. This new release contains a recently unearthed Paul McCartney track from the mid-1980s, the full length version of the Art of Noise remix of Spies Like Us. It seems that when the original 12" was pressed, the manufacturers inadvertently cut the track short.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, January 6, 2012
Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber still on course and on the run

More than three decades after Wings folded, Laurence Juber is a man still on the run. In addition to recently playing a part on tribute albums to Bob Dylan and Linda McCartney, the former Wings guitarist performs almost 100 dates a year, does regular session work, music for films and TV and has three upcoming CD releases.

Source: Beatles News

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