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Monday, May 14, 2018
Bert Berns documentary includes Paul McCartney interviews

"BANG! The Bert Berns Story" will be released on DVD on June 1. It tells the story of one of the most important songwriters, producers and label chiefs of the '60s whose hits include "Twist and Shout." The DVD include a full hour of additional footage, including interviews with Keith Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham and Paul McCartney.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Friday, May 11, 2018
Beatles dominate UK musicians rich list

Members of The Beatles dominate a newly-published list of the UK richest musicians by the UK's Sunday Times. Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell lead the musicians list at 820 million, with Olivia and Dhani Harrison, the widow and son of George Harrison, at No. 7 with 230 million, while Ringo Starr sits at No. 8 with 220 million.

Source: antiMusic
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Paul McCartney remains the richest person in the British music industry

On May 13, the Sunday Times will publish its 2018 "Rich List," ranking the 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK. After crunching the numbers, they found McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell had a combined wealth of 820 million ($1.1 billion). McCartney has been part of the Sunday Times' Rich List since their first list in 1989.

Source: Quartz
Paul McCartney to miss Wolf Prize ceremony due to scheduling conflict

The Wolf Foundation announced today that Paul McCartney will not be attending the Wolf Prize official ceremony in Jerusalem this month. "It's very flattering and I am grateful to be this year's Wolf Prize winner in music," McCartney wrote to the foundation. "But after reviewing my schedule...I will not be able to arrive at the date set."

Source: Jerusalem Online
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The ghost disc of Paul McCartney comes back to life

After the breakup of the Beatles, Paul McCartney published an orchestral album, Thrillington, which is now republished. "The Story of Percy Thrills Thrillington and his debut album, Thrillington, is a puzzle that no one has all pieces," read a playful press release that accompanied the launch of the album in 1997.

Source: The Istanbul Telegraph
Peter Asher reveals Paul McCartney's masterpiece is his pension pot

Peter Asher may no longer be topping the charts with Peter and Gordon, but the 1960s pop star-turned-producer isn't unduly worried. And the reason is that stashed secretly away in a vault is the original handwritten music and lyrics of a Paul McCartney song, which Peter admits is his rainy day fund should he ever need it.

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, May 4, 2018
Paul McCartney receives royal honor from the Queen

Paul McCartney paid tribute to his parents as he was made a Companion of Honor for services to music. He was joined by wife Nancy Shevell at Buckingham Palace on Friday morning as he received the honor from the Queen more than 20 years after his knighthood. "I see this as a huge honor," said Paul.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Julia Baird says Lennon and McCartney had instant connection

On July 6, 1957, John Lennon first met Paul McCartney at a Liverpool church hall. Friend Tony Bramwell remembers it "was a rather unremarkable event." But Julia Baird, Lennon's half-sister, quickly noticed a connection between the two aspiring artists. "The two boys hit it off very quickly," said Beatles biographer Julius Fast.

Source: Fox News
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Paul donates Linda McCartney photographs to V&A Museum

Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs by his late wife Linda McCartney to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The collection includes portraits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, as well as McCartney family snaps. Some of her original Polaroids will be shown to the public for the first time.

Source: BBC News, UK
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert now on DVD and Blu-ray

The complete Rock Hall induction ceremonies from 2014 to 2017 are now available in a new Blue-ray and DVD boxed set. Highlights include Paul McCartney inducting his old Beatle buddy Ringo Starr, then teasing the drummer to speed up his speech, and Ringo telling why he's glad he was inducted in Cleveland.

Source: Cleaveland.com
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Paul McCartney to headline 2018 ACL Fest

It was announced today that Paul McCartney will be headlining the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival. His October appearance is the only date on his concert schedule so far. he 17th annual edition of the schedule also includes fellow headliners Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott and Odesza.

Official Page  Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, April 30, 2018
Stella Mccartney launches new cruelty-free collection

Fashion designer Stella McCartney, a driving-force behind vegan and sustainable fashion, has launched a new cruelty-free spring/summer collection. "Our new collection is here!" the label posted on Twitter. The new collection, available now, aims to achieve "simplicity through complex constructions," without the use of animal products.

Source: Live Kindly
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Stella McCartney announces new kid's clothing collection

Stella McCartney has teamed up with Beano Studios once again for the latest comic-inspired collection featuring Korky the Cat and Cuddles and Dimples. Paul McCartney had a cameo feature in The Dandy's final issue in 2012 after he said in 1963 it was his life's ambition to appear in the strip. The new clothes will be available in June.

Source: The Evening Telegraph, UK
Interview: Denny Laine Saves the World

Two weeks ago, Denny Laine entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Moody Blues, whose 1964 UK chart-topper "Go Now" features his lead vocal. The British guitarist also holds the distinction of being the only constant member of Wings alongside Paul and Linda McCartney. He appears at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.

Source: The Austin Chronicle
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
April 24, 1976: John and Paul almost go on Saturday Night Live

On April 24, 1976, Lorne Michaels offered the Beatles $3,000 to reunite on SNL. He joked, "This is made out to The Beatles. You divide it any way you want. If you want to give Ringo less, that's up to you." What he didn't know was, at that very minute, Paul McCartney and John Lennon were watching the show at the Dakota.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Stella McCartney does not dispel rumors she designed royal wedding dress

Since Meghan Markle announced her engagement to Prince Harry, fans have been wanting to know who will design her royal wedding dress. Now, in an interview with The Guardian, Stella McCartney played coy when asked about designing the dress. When asked if she was, she replied, "How many designers have you said that to today?"

Source: Stylecaster
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Stella McCartney concerned that only 1% of clothing is recycled

Ahead of a new V&A show, fashion designer Stella McCartney has talked about reclaiming her name, the joy of nature and the trouble with fast fashion. She said, "1% of clothing is recycled! Only 1%. I mean, what are we doing? Everything comes from nature. I mean, where does color come from, if not from nature?"

Source: The Guardian, UK
Paul McCartney remembers Linda on the anniversary of her passing

Paul McCartney took a moment Tuesday to remember his late wife, Linda, on the 20th anniversary of her passing. McCartney posted a color photo of Linda on his Twitter and Instagram, one that appears to have been taken in the early 1970s. "Remembering Linda with love today," McCartney wrote.

Source: WFJA FM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Remembering Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney died 20 years ago Tuesday after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Photography, horses and animal rights were among her interests outside of music. She also inspired a number of songs, most of which were composed by her husband Paul McCartney. But the first one was written when she was just a little girl.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio
Monday, April 16, 2018
Klaus Voormann honored with Lifetime Achievement award

At the German Echo Music Awards in Berlin on Thursday, Klaus Voormann received the lifetime achievement award. The two-time Grammy winner and "fifth" Beatle played with Manfred Mann, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Eric Clapton, and won a Grammy for designing the artwork for the Beatles' Revolver album.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Friday, April 13, 2018
April 13, 1974: McCartney's Band on the Run hits #1

In 1974, Paul McCartney was on a roll. His 1970 debut, McCartney, was a chart topper, as was 1973's Red Rose Speedway. In between, his 1971 set Ram had come close, at #2. Band on the Run was released in December 1973, entering the U.S. chart during Christmas week. It finally claimed the top spot on this day in 1974.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, April 9, 2018
Handwritten Hey Jude lyrics on sale for $375K

A rare piece of Beatles memorabilia, lyrics handwritten by Paul McCartney for the 1968 Hey Jude recording session is going up for sale for $375,000. The same lyrics are seen being used by John Lennon in a videotaped recording, hung from a mike stand. Moments in Time dealer Gary Zimet confirms the lyrics are in Paul McCartney's hand.

Source: Page Six
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Video: Paul McCartney joins celebs honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

As the nation reflects on the death of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago, Stevie Wonder along with over 80 musicians, civil rights activists, politicians and actors created an uplifting video to honor his legacy and share Dr King's message. In the video, Sir Paul McCartney wishes for everyone to live together in harmony.

Source: uDiscoverMusic
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Julian Lennon's Touch The Earth to be turned into animated TV series

French film company Gaumont has made a deal to turn Julian Lennon's book trilogy "Touch The Earth" into an animated TV series. Lennon and his children's book collaborator Bart Davis will be executive producers. Gaumont is also separately developing an animated feature based on Paul McCartney's "High in the Clouds."

Source: Deadline
Monday, April 2, 2018
Looking Back: Top selling albums of 1971

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of 1971's top-selling albums in the U.S. The chart, compiled Record World, features several all-time classics, including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram, and two by John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band and Imagine.

Source: Best Classic Bands

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