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  • Paul McCartney slams Trump in new song: 'We've got a mad captain sailing this boat'

    09/15/2018 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies
    Paul McCartney slams Trump in new song: 'We've got a mad captain sailing this boat' By Aris Folley - 09/15/18 10:48 PM EDT Paul McCartney revealed in a recent interview that he took aim at President Trump in his new solo album, dubbing him the "mad captain" in one of his songs. During an interview with BBC published Thursday, the former Beatles bandmate said he took swipes at several climate-change deniers, including Trump, in a track, titled “Despite Repeated Warnings,” on his new album, “Egypt Station,” which was released earlier this month. The track includes verses like “despite repeated warnings...
  • Paul McCartney talks of seeing God during psychedelic trip

    09/02/2018 11:46:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 02, 2018 9:17 AM EDT
    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has told a British newspaper he believes he once saw God during a psychedelic trip. The 76-year-old star told The Sunday Times he was “humbled” by the experience. He said that “it was huge. A massive wall that I couldn’t see the top of, and I was at the bottom. And anybody else would say it’s just the drug, the hallucination, but we felt we had seen a higher thing.” …
  • Paul McCartney: Trump's Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is 'Madness'

    11/07/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2017 | By Ryan Reed
    Paul McCartney criticized President Trump's lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. "You've got someone like Trump who says that it [climate change] is just a hoax," he said. "A lot of people like myself think that's just madness." "It's maybe a good time now to try and focus people's attention and say, 'Look, forget about [Trump] – we can do something,'" he said. "It's not the total solution, but it's part of the solution. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time but there's resistance."
  • Heather Mills Comes Clean: Love, Marriage, Divorce, Wings, Yoko, and More

    01/28/2015 1:31:03 PM PST · by wbarmy · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jan 2015 | Wendy Geller
    Excerpt, Few celebrities have weathered as many extreme ups and downs as Heather Mills. On one hand, the ex-Mrs. Paul McCartney is known by such tags as “Mucca” or “the most hated woman in Britain”; on the other hand, she has managed to carve out a wide-ranging career including lauded charity work, stints on reality TV, and Alpine ski racing — Mills, who lost her lower leg in an 1993 accident, is a multi-medalist for the British Paralympic ski team. Still, the 47-year-old’s acrimonious 2008 divorce with the Beatle has remained, publicly at least, the centerpiece of her life. In...
  • Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Survive Brush With Death in Harrod’s Helicopter

    01/18/2015 3:31:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    Jewish Business News ^ | 1-18-15 | Lily Bethlehem
    Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, who attended Yom Kippur services prior to their wedding in deference to Shevell’s Jewish faith, might well be bentsching gommel (a thanksgiving prayer for escaping a dangerous situation) on their next visit to the synagogue after the couple narrowly escaped a crash when two helicopter pilots missed danger signals, as reported by the Daily Mail. The terrifying ordeal occurred when the two were flying back from London, where they attended a celebration of the release of a vegetarian cookbook by McCartney’s daughter Mary, to their home in East Sussex. The pilots were attempting...
  • "Ehr Daw" —- They’re Here

    10/07/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2014 | Rabbi Shalom Lewis
    I thought that maybe I’d start with a rendition of Paul McCartney’s plaintive masterpiece “Yesterday”… “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday” – but then I thought, too romantic.
  • Sir Paul McCartney finally discharged

    05/26/2014 11:19:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | May 26, 2014 | Tom Bryant
    Sir Paul McCartney has finally been discharged from hospital after nearly a week, the Mirror can reveal. The Beatles legend was well enough to take a private jet from Tokyo and was en route home. It is not known whether he is heading to either his London or Sussex property or his pad in New York's The Hamptons. But a source confirmed he was excited about seeing the rest of his family and to continue his recuperation.
  • McCartney 'in Hospital' Report

    05/22/2014 5:28:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Reuters TV via ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014
    SNIP The Sankei Sports newspaper said McCartney was admitted to this hospital in Tokyo when the infection worsened, although there's no confirmation he is in hospital. (Video report at source link.)
  • McCartney Still Ill, Cancels South Korea Concert

    05/21/2014 6:20:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Paul McCartney has canceled his concert in South Korea next week due to the virus-caused illness that forced him to call off his entire Japan tour, organizers said Wednesday. The former Beatle, who turns 72 next month, had planned to hold concerts in Japan and South Korea as part of his world tour. SNIP The statement said that "Paul is still not feeling better and this cancellation is unavoidable." Organizers said McCartney's side didn't give them details about his illness. Representatives for McCartney declined to comment to The Associated Press about his condition Wednesday.
  • [Vanity] Things We Said Today (Beatles)

    05/17/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    2014-05-17 20:50 US/Central | Nobody but me
    If you search my posting history, you'll find that I never really got acclimated to the rock music of the 50s, 60s and beyond. My tastes still remain rooted in Southern Gospel (The Kingsmen, Happy Goodmans, Florida Boys and such) and traditional country (Roy Acuff, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells and the like).Today while heading back from errands, my car radio happened to scan onto a station playing a song I had never heard before, "Things We Said Today" by the Beatles.
  • Paul McCartney: They Threatened to Kill Me if I Played in Israel

    07/10/2013 8:18:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    inn ^ | David Lev
    When rock legend Paul McCartney came to Israel in 2008, he was, at least to some extent, taking his life in his hands. Not because of Israel's sometimes precarious security situation, but because he was threatened by BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) anti-Israel groups. “I got death threats, but I'm coming anyway,” the singer was quoted as saying by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs researcher Adam Shay. “I got explicit death threats, but I have no intention of surrendering. I refuse to cancel my performances in Israel,” Shay quoted McCartney as saying.
  • McCartney: I'm going to police over hacking claim [ CNN's Piers Morgan Phone Hacking ]

    08/04/2011 4:29:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug 4 2011 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press
    Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that their private communication had been spied upon by British tabloid journalists. In comments to television journalists delivered via videolink from Cincinatti, Ohio, McCartney said that he would be in touch with police as soon as he was finished with his summer tour. "I will be talking to them about that," McCartney told the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles. "I don't think it's great. I do think it is a horrendous violation of privacy, and I do think it's been going on a long time,...
  • Phone hacking: Piers Morgan has questions to answer, says Harman [ Labour Party Leader ]

    08/04/2011 4:23:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 2 replies ^ | Aug 4 2011 | James Robinson, yes James Robinson
    Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said on Thursday that former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan "has got to answer" questions about phone hacking at the paper during the period he was editor. Harman told Sky News: "Morgan … said he heard a 'heart-breaking' phone message, which clearly gives rise to the assumption that he'd heard a tape-recorded message." Morgan wrote in the Daily Mail five years ago that he had once been played a message left by Sir Paul McCartney on the mobile phone of his then-girlfriend Heather Mills, in which the former Beatle sounded "lonely, miserable and desperate". Harman...
  • Macca's meltdown: The inside story of the marriage that cost Sir Paul £24m

    08/14/2010 9:11:10 PM PDT · by tlb · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 14th August 2010 | Howard Sounes
    Heather found a message on her answer machine: ‘It’s Paul ­McCartney here.’ Paul presented the Heather Mills Trust — which she hadn’t yet registered with the Charity Commission — with a cheque for £150,000. At 14, she claimed in her ­autobiography, she’d run away from home. She’d started ­sleeping rough and mixing with drug addicts, rent boys and prostitutes. Then she got a Saturday job with a jeweler, from whom she stole — resulting in a ­probationary sentence for theft. Next, Heather strayed into the fringes of the sex industry, ­finding employment at around the age of 16 as a...
  • Sir Paul is wrong...Bush is a book lover

    06/04/2010 10:25:16 AM PDT · by freedom4me · 43 replies · 1,529+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-08 | Karl robe
    It all started on New Year's Eve in 2005. President Bush asked what my New Year's resolutions were. I told him that as a regular reader who'd gotten out of the habit, my goal was to read a book a week in 2006. Three days later, we were in the Oval Office when he fixed me in his sights and said, "I'm on my second. Where are you?" Mr. Bush had turned my resolution into a contest. (snip) At year's end, I defeated the president, 110 books to 95. My trophy looks suspiciously like those given out at junior bowling...
  • McCartney Compares Global Warming Skeptics to Holocaust Deniers; I Really Love Him (Obama)

    06/25/2010 7:34:26 PM PDT · by curth · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Fri, 06/25/2010 | By Rusty Weiss
    Seems the only thing gushing more than the BP oil spill these days is the disaster brewing in Paul McCartney's mouth. In an exclusive interview with The Sun, McCartney takes a major swipe at global warming realists, er, deniers, by stating (emphasis mine): "Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don't believe in climate warming - like those who don't believe there was a Holocaust." Well that's putting things in perspective. I'm not sure global warming has been proven to have caused the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Missed that report. Regardless, it remains unclear how...
  • Paul McCartney: "I like Obama... and he’s right to have a go at us for polluting his country"

    06/24/2010 4:52:37 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 41 replies
    The Sun ^ | 24 Jun 10 | JACQUI SWIFT
    THE shocking images of oil-covered wildlife and ruined beaches across the Gulf of Mexico have horrified millions. But passionate green campaigner Sir Paul McCartney believes the environmental disaster may have a silver lining, with the search for clean, renewable energy now being pushed forward. The Beatles legend said: "Sadly we need disasters like this to show people. Some people don't believe in climate warming - like those who don't believe there was a Holocaust."
  • Not so cute: Paul McCartney and other stars make public displays of their ignorance

    06/18/2010 6:56:29 AM PDT · by rhema · 50 replies · 1,383+ views
    WORLD ^ | July 03, 2010 | Arsenio Orteza
    In a famous scene from the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night, a reporter asks Ringo Starr whether he's a Mod or a Rocker. Starr answers, "I'm a mocker." Apparently, so is Paul McCartney. To be fair, nobody ever called McCartney the Smart Beatle. (That was John Lennon.) But nobody ever called him the Stupid Beatle either (that was Ringo), not even when he behaved like one (filming Give My Regards to Broad Street, marrying Heather Mills). But when he took the occasion of accepting the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to insult George W. Bush—"After the last eight years,"...
  • Sir Paul McCartney to be honoured by Barack Obama at White House

    05/24/2010 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 798+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 24, 2010
    Sir Paul McCartney to be honoured by Barack Obama at White House Sir Paul McCartney is to perform at the White House as he receives an award from President Barack Obama. 24 May 2010 Sir Paul McCartney performs during a stop on his Up and Coming Tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Photo: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello The ex-Beatle will appear next week, with the show being broadcast in the US over the summer. The president and first lady are hosting the show in the East Room on June 2 for an event at which Sir Paul will receive...
  • President and First Lady to Host Concert Honoring Paul Mccartney in the East Room -- wed june 2

    05/25/2010 6:28:37 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 16 replies · 385+ views
    On Wednesday, June 2nd, the President and First Lady will host a concert in the East Room honoring Paul McCartney, who will be awarded the 3rd Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. President Obama will present the award as he did last year when the Library of Congress honored Stevie Wonder. The concert will be broadcast on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM EDT (check local listings) as “In Performance at the White House Celebrating the Music of Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.” The prize commemorates George and...