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Monday, September 17, 2018
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
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to recreate a Beatles show

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is pairing up with the Classical Mystery Tour to take audience members back in time. A Tribute to The Beatles is a performance that will feature more than a dozen favorite Beatles songs. The symphony's goal is to recreate a Beatles show, something WSO Conductor Julian Pellicano said is not easy.

Source: Global News
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
Compare new John Lennon imagine ultimate mixes to original LP

The upcoming John Lennon Imagine box set features what's being called the "Ultimate Mixes." Now on the internet, you can view two videos that allow listeners to compare parts of the original 1971 mix with the new 2018 versions. Arriving on Oct. 5, Imagine: The Ultimate Collection contains 140 tracks including outtakes.

Related Articles  Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Review: Ringo Starr A star among All-Starrs

With outstanding contributions from Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band's performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall Thursday night was as exuberant and polished a concert as an audience could hope for. Starr sang half of the songs on the 24-song set, mostly from the front of the stage.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Gimme Some Truth: John Lennon's political rebirth

Three years before writing his political anthem Gimme Some Truth, John Lennon said in an interview, "I think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives...It's the same thing I'm expressing all the time, but now I can put it into that sentence that I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends."

Source: U Discover Music
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.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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
NY Times best-selling author to headline Beatles at The Ridge festival

New York Times best-selling author Vivek Tiwary, who wrote the book "The Fifth Beatle," will be the featured author at the Beatles at The Ridge festival this weekend in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. The Liverpool Legends, a Beatles tribute band will play Saturday night, while Tiwary is slated to speak Friday night at the festival's symposium.

Related Articles  Source: Talk Business
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ringo Starr coming together with Yoko Ono at NYC event tomorrow

Ringo Starr will join Yoko Ono at a special "Bed-In" event in New York City tomorrow, celebrating the return to the city of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The gathering, marking the launch of a monthlong residency in New York for the bus, will feature speeches by student activists and a group sing-along of Give Peace a Chance.

Source: WFJA FM
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
Beatles at the Ridge festival is this weekend

The annual Beatles at the Ridge music festival and symposium will kick off on Friday in downtown Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. This year's event, which is free to attend, includes two outdoor stages featuring a variety of music and culminating with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday by Branson's Liverpool Legends.

Related Articles  Source: The Times Dispatch, Arkansas
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
George Harrison's Beatles guitar sells for $452,000

A guitar used by George Harrison at the Beatles' last appearance at Liverpool's Cavern Club has been sold at auction for almost 350,000 (about $452,000). The Australian-made guitar was used by Harrison after he had originally borrowed it from a guitar shop in Manchester while his own Gretsch guitar was being repaired.

Source: BBC News, 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
George Harrison tribute at Blakefest 2018

The ten-piece All Things Must Pass Orchestra brings their tribute to the late George Harrison to the 2018 Blakefest in Bognor Regis in West Sussex, England, this weekend. Harrison singer and guitarist Alex Eberhard says, "If you talk to a lot of musicians, they will tell you that George was the most advanced of all The Beatles."

Source: Chichester Observer, UK
Top 11 British phrases heard in Beatles songs

After the Beatles' arrival on our shores in 1964, we grew our hair, dressed in Carnaby Street fashions and overnight, British words like "fab" and "gear" entered our language. But Beatles lyrics contain many expressions that many American fans still don't understand, even decades later. This is a list of 11 of them.

Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
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
Klaus Voormann launches new art exhibition in Hamburg

Klaus Voormann, legendary musician, Beatles-friend, designer of the iconic Revolver album cover and Grammy Award winner, will be launching a new exhibition in Hamburg. To be shown as part of the Reeperbahn Festival, the exhibition will be dedicated to Voormann's substantial creative work, which started in Hamburg in 1958.

Source: Business Insider
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.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Music expert and author Kit O'Toole to close Beatles symposium

Beatles at The Ridge favorite Dr. Kit O'Toole will be The Grand Finale Speaker at the Authors and Artists Symposium this Saturday, September 15 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Those who plan to hear her speak in The Studio on Main Street this year will also be treated to a Book Preview Party in her honor following her talk.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Friday, September 7, 2018
John Lennon, Yoko Ono documentary to reveal untold story of Imagine

A new feature documentary will use unseen archive and access to material from John Lennon's estate to relay the untold story behind his classic song "Imagine," and the album of the same name. "John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky" has been commissioned by U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 and will air later this year.

Source: Page Six
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon reveal John Lennon stamp at ceremony

Yoko Ono took the stage at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell today for the United States Postal Service's official first-day-of-issue ceremony for the newest addition to the Music Icons series, a John Lennon Forever stamp. She was joined by her and John's son, Sean Lennon, who at times displayed his father's trademark wit.

Source: Best Classic Bands

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