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  • 76 Year Old Macca Knocks Out Eminem From #1 USA Album Charts

    09/16/2018 5:02:52 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 37 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | September 16, 2018 | Keith Caulfield
    Paul McCartney achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over 36 years, as his new studio effort, Egypt Station, bows atop the list. The set, which was released on Sept. 7 via MPL/Capitol Records, launches with a larger-than-expected 153,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13 according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 147,000 were in traditional album sales. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track...
  • 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.” …
  • The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    08/26/2018 2:26:31 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 57 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 26, 2018 | Rob Sheffield
    Back in London, at the piano in his Cavendish Avenue bachelor pad, Paul played it for John and Yoko. When he got to the line “The movement you need is on your shoulder,” he told them, “I’ll change that, it’s a bit crummy.” John replied, “That’s the best line in it!” John heard this new tune as Paul cheering him on in his romance with Yoko. “I took it very personally,” John told Rolling Stone in 1968. “‘Ah, it’s me,’ I said. ‘It’s me.’ He says, ‘No, it’s me.’ I said, ‘Check. We’re going through the same bit.’ So we...
  • Quincy Jones Apologizes For Interviews Where He Gossiped, Trash Talked

    02/23/2018 8:38:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbs2la ^ | Feb 22, 2018
    In the chats, Jones was candid about his feelings about Taylor Swift (“We need more songs, man. F—ing songs, not hooks.”), Paul McCartney (“the worst bass player I ever heard”) and Michael Jackson (whom he called “greedy”), among others. Jones also said Jackson was a song stealer. Jones produced the legendary “Thriller” album in addition to producing Jackson’s “Bad,” and “Off the Wall.”
  • Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere?....

    12/12/2017 10:53:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | universetoday.com | Matt Williams
    According to a new study conducted by an international team of scientists, it may have something to do with a massive impact that occurred in the past. Since Venus appears to have never suffered such an impact, its never developed the dynamo needed to generate a magnetic field. ... According to the most widely-accepted models of planet formation, terrestrial planets are not formed in a single stage, but from a series of accretion events characterized by collisions with planetesimals and planetary embryos – most of which have cores of their own. Recent studies on high-pressure mineral physics and on orbital...
  • 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."
  • “I am all that stands between you and the apocalypse.”

    09/02/2016 5:53:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-2-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember that time Hillary danced with Sir Paul McCartney (cultural reference here)? Oh yeah, Dancing With Stars for money. Doesn’t every presidential candidate do that now days?Dancing with Jimmy Buffett, Jon Bon Jovi and Sir Paul – in the Hamptons! Sir Paul McCartney, performing at an exclusive Hillary Clinton Hamptons fundraiser, poked fun at the event’s sky-high ticket prices, saying, “This is the first time in my entire life when I have paid to hear myself sing.” - Page Six Of course he was just kidding; being a foreigner and all that would be illegal. And we all know what...
  • Paul McCartney: 'I was depressed after the Beatles broke up'

    05/24/2016 1:32:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Mark Savage
    Sir Paul McCartney has talked candidly about the depression he suffered after The Beatles broke up, confessing he considered giving up music altogether. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes, he said he had been at a loss when the band fell apart in acrimony in 1970. "It was difficult to know what to do after The Beatles. How do you follow that?" ... The Beatles officially split in 1970 with the release of Let It Be, but the seeds of their demise were sown a year earlier, when the band appointed Allen Klein as their manager, against Sir Paul's wishes...
  • Paul McCartney Reignites Decades Old Feud with Yoko Ono, Recalls Lennon Resentments

    07/05/2015 5:48:58 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 151 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | July 5, 2015 | Roger Friedman
    The other big quote from the interview which will live on: “When John got shot, aside from the pure horror of it, the lingering thing was, OK, well now John’s a martyr. A JFK. So what happened was, I started to get frustrated because people started to say, “Well, he was The Beatles.” And me, George and Ringo would go, “Er, hang on. It’s only a year ago we were all equal-ish.” Yeah, John was the witty one, sure. John did a lot of great work, yeah. And post-Beatles he did more great work, but he also did a lot...
  • 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...
  • Twitter Doesn't Know Who Paul McCartney Is, Thanks Kanye For 'Discovering' Him

    01/05/2015 12:41:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 140 replies
    www.techtimes.com ^ | 01/05/2015 | Staff
    It's becoming more and more apparent that a new generational gap is forming. Whereas one generation didn't grow up with iPhones and high-speed internet, the newest generation sees these things as everyday commodities. It's natural for gaps like this to form, and with those gaps come plenty of hilarious consequences. With how quickly technology is advancing, these gaps show themselves more frequently nowadays. There are the usual complaints (like 'those darn kids never put their phones down'), but it's really the disconnect between the two generations that stings. For instance, it seems unimaginable that the younger generation doesn't know who...
  • Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sign piano for Slidell veterans' project auction

    11/14/2014 11:26:58 AM PST · by BBell · 5 replies
    nola.com/ ^ | 11/14/14 | Sarah Bonnette
    Everybody loves the Beatles. That's the first thought that came to Slidell artist Lori Gomez's mind as she tried to come up with a theme to transform a century-old, donated piano into a work of art. The piano would be auctioned to help raise money to build veterans' homes in east St Tammany Parish, and so Gomez set about refurbishing and then painting the colorful Beatles artwork onto it.But two final touches have made the upright, antique piano more rare and valuable than anyone involved in the upcoming auction ever imagined: personal autographs by both Ringo Starr and Sir Paul...
  • Sir Paul McCartney Joins Celebrity Calls Against Scottish Independence

    08/30/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 30 August 2014
    Sir Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay as part of the UK before the country's vote on independence next month. The ex-Beatle made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Sir Paul McCartney finally discharged

    05/26/2014 11:19:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 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 Boston.com ^ | 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.
  • A Different Christmas Music Channel

    12/25/2013 11:03:48 AM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies
    MPL Radio ^ | Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | Kristinn
    For those tired of hearing the same Christmas songs by the same artists over and over again I have a suggestion.Paul McCartney's music publishing company maintains a free multi-channel online radio that features Christmas music by many artists performing traditional and not-so-traditional songs. What they have in common is the publishing rights are owned by MPL Communications and are offered for licensing with the click of a button.Clicking the source link should take you directly to the Happy Holidays station. Other stations available are the Macca Mix (McCartney solo catalogue), 30s Hits, Rock Classics and Bert Berns. In the past...
  • WTF of the Week: Paul McCartney Wants a Free T-Shirt

    12/17/2013 2:03:33 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    Utlimate Classic Rock.com ^ | December 17, 2013 1:48 PM | by Michael Gallucci
    WTF of the Week: Paul McCartney Wants a Free T-Shirt by Michael Gallucci December 17, 2013 1:48 PM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Apparently being a member of one of the greatest groups of all time and one of the richest and most popular people on the planet isn’t enough for Paul McCartney. Now the dude wants a free T-shirt to go with his knighthood and power to shut down Times Square. As you can see in the above video, the Beatle known as the Cute One back in the day made an impassioned play for a free T-shirt...
  • Guest column: How my uncle sent McCartney a meat message (Served meat to road crew at show)

    08/25/2013 6:25:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The Province (Canada) ^ | Friday, August 23, 2013
    My Uncle Duncan was among those who drove down to Regina for the Paul McCartney concert. When I saw him three days later, he still was jacked up. “I haven’t had such a good time since my Scottish distillery tour in 1973,” he pronounced. This was high praise indeed. The last leg of Uncle Duncan’s 1973 Scottish distillery tour was a police escort to the airport. The funny thing now was that Uncle Duncan, as far as I knew, is not a big McCartney fan. He never has paid much attention to popular music, except to ask that it be...