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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono did not break up The Beatles

    11/11/2012 7:30:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:09PM GMT 11 Nov 2012
    Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that “it wasn’t that bad a thing” for John Lennon to leave the Beatles and said that Yoko Ono did not break up group. In an interview with Sir David Frost for Al Jazeera, Sir Paul, 70, said the departure of John Lennon from the band in 1969 was expected by the whole group. … Sir Paul also absolved Yoko Ono, Mr. Lennon’s then-wife of responsibility for the group breaking up. “She certainly didn’t break the group up,” he said. “The group was breaking up and I think she attracted John so much to another...
  • Paul McCartney - All You Need Is Lemonade (family opens a lemonade stand)

    08/21/2012 9:38:54 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/20/2012 9:45 AM | no byline
    Talk about a steal -- for $1 you could get a glass of fresh lemonade or a muffin ... AND YOU GET TO MEET PAUL MCCARTNEY!!!!! The legendary Beatle and his wife, Nancy Shevell, were spotted in front of their home in the Hamptons this weekend, helping daughter Bea and a few friends make a little dough selling refreshments. You can't buy his love, but you can buy his lemonade.
  • Paul McCartney engaged to girlfriend Nancy Shevell

    05/08/2011 10:43:28 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 55 replies
    AP via The [Myrtle Beach] Sun News ^ | Friday, May. 06, 2011
    LONDON --Paul McCartney and his girlfriend Nancy Shevell are engaged, his publicist said Friday, nearly four years after they were first spotted together.
  • New Documentary Looks at Decades Old Rumors of Beatle Paul McCartney’s Death

    09/04/2010 1:13:52 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/3/10 | Bob Barnard
    OXON HILL, Md. - It's a decades-old rumor few attending this weekend's Beatles tribute festival at National Harbor have any doubt putting to rest: is Paul McCartney dead? Their uniform answer is no! And yet, a new documentary that had its worldwide premiere at the festival Friday claims McCartney died in a car crash in 1966. "They had covered up the death at the behest of her Majesty's government and the British intelligence service, MI5," said the documentary's director Joel Gilbert. He says the British government was "afraid there would be a rash of suicides worldwide if Paul McCartney's death...
  • Mac My Day (Paul McCartney Gives Singing Lewinsky to Bill Clinton)

    08/21/2010 5:50:42 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Tom Bryant
    Sir Paul McCartney sang When I'm Sixty-Four down the phone to ex-US President Bill Clinton on his birthday this week. The surprise serenade delighted the Democrat - who was only joking when he told advisers last month that a call from the Beatles legend would be the greatest present of all on reaching the age on Thursday. But his team took him seriously. As did Macca, 67, when they got in touch. A source revealed: "Sir Paul knows Bill is a huge fan of the Fab Four and instantly agreed to ring him. "Well, it's not every day you can...
  • Paul McCartney, pals serenade Obamas at White House

    07/27/2010 7:20:23 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-27-10 | Barry Garron
    Whatever your opinion of President Obama, there's no question he has spectacularly revived the number and quality of musical performances in the White House. Look no further than "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at the White House," taped early last month and screening on PBS on Wednesday, the fourth "In Performance" show thus far during his young administration. Yes, Sir Paul is English. But the award is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Named in honor of brothers Ira and George Gershwin, the award is given to a composer or performer whose lifetime...
  • 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...
  • PBS Leaves Paul McCartney's George W. Bush Jab on the Cutting Room Floor

    07/14/2010 9:11:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | The Reliable Source
    WETA had to get a 90-minute special out of Paul McCartney's 60-minute concert at the White House last month, but that doesn't mean the whole thing is in there. Tactfully excised from the TV version, airing July 28 on PBS: Sir Paul's jab at George W. Bush. AP Photo by Alex Brandon
  • Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Starr Onstage in New York (Meet The Twotles at Ringo's 70th birthday)

    07/09/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Billboard ^ | July 08, 2010 1:40 EDT | Courtney Baldasare
    Ringo Starr kept his 70th birthday celebration going on Tuesday night (July 7) with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall that was positively star-studded, thanks in part to "a little help from his friend," Paul McCartney. The former Beatles bandmates topped off the show by surprising audience members with a performance of "Birthday" from "The Beatles [White Album]," and appropriately so. With McCartney on lead vocals and Starr behind the drum kit, the duo performed with classic rock 'n' roll flair. "Birthday" was preceded by another all-star collaboration, when Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With...
  • Fool on the Hill Paul McCartney: Global Warming Skepticism = Holocaust Denial

    06/24/2010 6:55:36 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | June 24, 2010 | Chris Yogerst
    Yes, the oil spill has silver lining. Unfortunately, it is only for environmentalists who pretend to care about the environment. Last week film critic Roger Ebert was the latest to advance a phony ideology, looking past the current crisis in the Gulf of Mexico by pushing clean energy instead. Just like Ebert and President Obama, Beatle Paul McCartney is the latest celebrity to prove his blind allegiance to the ‘green’ movement at the expense of common sense.
  • 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."
  • It's Time To Burn My Beatles Records (McCartney Likens AGW Deniers to Holocaust Deniers)

    06/24/2010 1:18:43 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 46 replies
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 6/24/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Opining today that the Gulf oil disaster is the perfect crisis with which to force cleaner, renewable, and un-Godly expensive and cost-ineffective sources of energy down our throats, Paul McCartney could have stopped there. But he didn't:
  • Paul McCartney: "I like Obama... and he’s right to have a go at us for polluting his Country"

    06/24/2010 9:48:24 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies · 1+ views
    The Sun UK ^ | June 24, 2010 | 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. "But the facts indicate that there's something going on and we've got to be aware of it if we want our kids to inherit a decent...
  • McCartney Apologizes For 9/11 Song

    06/08/2010 6:53:35 AM PDT · by laotzu · 31 replies · 67+ views
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 9/11/06 | Red Square
    New York -- Giving in to public pressure, singer and composer Paul McCartney issued a statement on Monday, apologizing to the progressive artistic community for his "pro-American lyrics and compulsive right-wing behavior" in the days following the 9/11 attacks in New York City, when he organized Concert For New York and performed the "ill-conceived" patriotic song called Freedom. "I don't know what came over me," says McCartney, 64, who was widely criticized by peace activists as a "pro-war Beatle" for writing and singing a jingoistic tune containing such lines as "I will fight for the right to live in freedom....
  • McCartney Marks (Hopefully) The End Of An Era

    06/05/2010 9:05:49 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 20 replies · 665+ views ^ | 06/05/10 | CaroleL
    The Beatles were often called the voice of their generation. Someone needs to inform Sir Paul McCartney that his generation is pathetically outdated. The Obama administration is marking the sad end to the political reign of the irresponsible 1960's radicals and the worship of musicians as social commentators. This was certainly made clear than when Mr. McCartney spoke after receiving the Gershwin Prize on Wednesday.
  • 'Hello, goodbye' Mr. McCartney (How many Sir Paul songs can you find in this article?)

    06/05/2010 8:57:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 840+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2010 | Neil Braithwaite
    You Won't See Me ever buying a ticket to a Paul McCartney concert after his remarks in the east room of the White House after being given the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. And I've Got a Feeling that many McCartney fans won't Dig It when they find out. After the ceremony and concert, Paul McCartney told the White House crowd that, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a President who knows what a library is." Nobody I Know would ever condone such a rude and demeaning comment in the confines of the White House - especially...
  • The Obama Mystique and why it's All a Joke: McCartney too.

    06/04/2010 6:00:32 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 12 replies · 882+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 6-4-10 | Maggie M. Thornton
    The Obama's presented McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The whole scene is just too delicious: The Obamas surrounded by, and being serenaded by, some of the biggest names in the music industry - no captain's of industry, of course - none of those in the Obama White House. No one there really making the country run. No one there creating jobs. No one there manufacturing anything tangible. Perhaps no one there with an over-sized I.Q. But the Obama mystique was as thick as an oil spill. Adding to the mystique, Michelle wore a dress in silk satin...
  • Sir Paul McCartney, Deep as a Thimble

    06/04/2010 9:33:40 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 60 replies · 889+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 06/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    What is it with these left-wing entertainers that have to insult people while they accept their dubious awards? Why can't these lefties just graciously accept an award and go about their business without going out of their way to let the world know about their politics? But once again, this time with Paul McCartney, we have an entertainer forcing his politics on the world in an inappropriate manner. While accepting the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, McCartney decided that the celebratory air of the event was a good time make to fun of George W. Bush and...
  • Boehner to Sir Paul: Apologize to the American People ( McCartney Bush Insult)

    06/04/2010 7:55:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies · 2,242+ views
    Human Events ^ | Friday, June 4, 2010 | Connie Hair
    Sir Paul McCartney's cheap shot aimed at former President George W. Bush at a White House event on Wednesday has prompted House Minority Leader John Boehner to demand an apology from the Beatle. McCartney literally gushed over President Obama throughout his East Room concert. “Getting this prize would just be good enough, but getting it from this president…” McCartney said letting his praise trail off as if there were vast volumes left unsaid. SNIP After the last eight years, it’s great to have a President who knows what a library is,” McCartney quipped. When did decorum go out of style?...
  • Hey crude...He cares. No really. He does.

    06/04/2010 7:51:31 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 3 replies · 305+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | June 4, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Credits to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit for posting this which I have duly snagged to repost here. [youtube=] More...He cares… He really cares. Don’t believe me. Believe the photo op: Maggie’s Farm – The real picture of the O at the Louisiana beach, above. That’s a real news photo, but the widely-distributed image was just a posed propaganda shot for the sycophantic media. “Message: I care.”
  • Paul McCartney - A Reprobate Visits the White House

    06/03/2010 7:48:44 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 55 replies · 943+ views
    Yesterday at the White House, Paul McCartney received the Library of Congress Gershwin Award for Popular Music and performed in the East Room. During his acceptance speech, Mr. McCartney managed to throw in a dig and slander former president George W. Bush. McCartney stated, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is." Who is this foreign reprobate to come to our country and slander one of our ex-presidents! This act is the height of arrogance and disrespect. It is quite remarkable that Mr. McCartney was surrounded by the Music Industry’s finest...
  • Don't Let Me Down, Paul

    06/03/2010 4:38:41 PM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 26 replies · 627+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Stella Paul
    I've been madly in love with Paul McCartney ever since I was a little girl. He's the only creative hero who's stood the test of time for me, because as his music grew less magical, his personal life grew more so. Alone in the rock firmament, he adored his wife, raised healthy uncrazy kids, picked himself up after the public embarrassment of a disastrous marriage and energetically recommitted himself to music, his fans and new love. What a man! And now for the first time in all these decades, he's made me quite sick. A man who's commanded a megaphone...
  • Obama to Visit Gulf Again 'Soon'; Discussing Delaying Trip to Indonesia Again

    06/03/2010 5:49:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 389+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | June 3, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    The White House has shown disdain for what officials call the "theatrics" the punditocracy is demanding of the president -- more emoting, more visits to the Gulf, fewer administration spokespeople. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told ABC News: "If the president thought that yelling at the top of his lungs would solve this crisis, he would stand on top of the White House and do that. But he believes this crisis will be solved by plugging the hole and responding to the damage done, not by method acting." And what of the myriad ceremonial events President Obama has hosted...
  • Sir Paul Lauds O, Disses W (McCartney Insults Bush at Gershwin Prize White House Concert)

    06/02/2010 9:32:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies · 2,109+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | Michael McAuliff
    President Obama may be hitting new lows in the polls these days, but he’s hitting high notes with British music royalty — in the form of Sir Paul McCartney, who sang Obama’s praises tonight and slammed George Bush. “After the last eight years, it’s great to have a president who knows what a library is,” McCartney quipped at the end of a star-studded ceremony in the White House East Room where he picked up the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song — a lifetime achievement award given by the Library of Congress. “Getting this prize would just be good enough, but...
  • Paul McCartney Tells Everyone to “Lay Off” Obama: “He’s Doing Great” – Video

    06/02/2010 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 52 replies · 947+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 2, 2010 | Brian
    OK. We have to stop shining a light on President Obama and what his Administration is doing. Why? Because singer Paul McCartney has decreed it: “I’m a big fan, he’s a great guy. So lay off him, he’s doing great.”Aren’t you relieved to know that Obama is “doing great?”
  • 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...
  • (Paul) McCartney Moves His Music Catalog (from EMI to Concord)

    04/21/2010 12:51:49 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 542+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 21, 2010 | BEN SISARIO
    Three years ago, Paul McCartney was one of the most outspoken of the disgruntled acts at EMI, the record label that had been his home since the earliest days of the Beatles. He complained in an interview with The Times of London that he and other artists at the label, which had recently been bought by the British private equity firm Terra Firma, were treated as “part of the furniture.” He signed a deal with the Concord Music Group, an independent label in California, for his new releases. Now, in another blow to EMI, Mr. McCartney has pulled his full...
  • McCartney Hopes Abbey Road Plan Will Come Together (EMI selling Abbey Road but maybe not the name)

    02/17/2010 12:30:10 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 413+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2010, 10:51 am | BEN SISARIO
    One of Abbey Road Studios’ most famous clients hopes that the facility, which has reportedly been put up for sale, can be saved. Paul McCartney, speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight television show on Tuesday, said there have been efforts to save Abbey Road by “a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time,” although he did not name those people or include himself among them. “I have so many memories there with the Beatles,” he added. “It still is a great studio. So it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to...
  • McCartney Croons Over Michelle Obama

    08/03/2009 9:21:48 AM PDT · by holy joe · 45 replies · 1,937+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 3, 2009 | James Hirsen
    Is Paul McCartney secretly a Dittohead? The 60,000 fans attending a recent concert at FedExField in Baltimore must have thought so. The former Beatle dedicated the performance of the song he co-wrote with John Lennon, “Michelle,” to the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. “I love you, I love you, I love you. That's all I want to say,” McCartney crooned following his dedication. Long before the McCartney fawning, though, while her husband was still a candidate radio talk show host extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh gave Mrs. Obama the moniker “Michelle, My Belle,” a take off on the Fab...
  • Sir Paul McCartney: I politicised the Beatles

    12/16/2008 10:37:20 AM PST · by weegee · 98 replies · 1,620+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Monday 15 December 2008 10.36 GMT | Sean Michaels
    He's already painted himself as the most avant garde Beatle, now in what seems like another attempt to rewrite history, Sir Paul McCartney claims he was responsible for radicalising their their political views In a statement that forces us to read Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da as a commentary on American neo-colonialism, Sir Paul has said that it is he who turned the Beatles on to politics, introducing John, Paul and Ringo to the evils of the Vietnam war. Whereas John Lennon is widely considered the "political one", penning songs like Revolution and Give Peace a Chance, sweet Sir Paul is now presenting...
  • Israelis flock to (Paul) McCartney show (in spite of Palestinian protests)

    09/30/2008 11:16:55 AM PDT · by weegee · 1 replies · 275+ views
    BBC News ^ | Page last updated at 12:27 GMT, Friday, 26 September 2008 13:27 UK | no byline
    Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has played his first gig in Israel in front of an estimated 40,000 cheering fans. The 66-year-old singer kicked off the historic concert with the familiar Beatles' song Hello, Goodbye at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park. Some fans turned up wearing "I love Paul" and Beatles T-shirts. Earlier the star said he was "not nervous, but excited" ahead of the gig, which comes 43 years after The Beatles were banned from performing in Israel. Back in 1965 The Beatles were scheduled to perform, but were prevented taking the stage because of fears they could "corrupt the...
  • Muslims threaten to kill McCartney in Israel

    09/15/2008 5:40:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 48 replies · 307+ views
    Israel Today ^ | September 14, 2008
    A Muslim terrorist leader based in Lebanon has threatened to send suicide bombers to kill former Beatle and international music icon Paul McCartney when he performs in Israel later this month. McCartney will perform in Tel Aviv as part of ongoing celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Israel's modern rebirth. In remarks carried by British tabloid Sunday Express, Sheikh Omar Bakri said that makes McCartney the enemy of all Muslims. Bakri, a Syrian national who once resided in London, warned McCartney that if he will be targeted if he comes to Israel. "Paul McCartney is the enemy of every Muslim....
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • Israel Says She Loves You To Beatles Paul McCartney

    09/01/2008 7:48:54 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies · 213+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 31, 2008 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Says She Loves You To Beatles Paul McCartney By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel --- August 31, 2008 ..... Life is certainly a magical mystery tour. And for those of us who live in Israel, the long and winding road just became a bit more scenic. With the surprise announcement by Beatles singer and composer Sir Paul McCartney that he will be performing in Tel Aviv next month, the Jewish nation has taken a smiling leap back 40 years in time. From car radios, open market CD players and inside elegant, modern stores, the warm, loving, magical...
  • Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO?

    06/24/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 124 replies · 304+ views
    The "Musicians Who Turn 50", "Musicians Who Turn 60", "Favorite Drummer" and "Favorite Guitarist" were such hit threads on FR, I've decided to do this one. Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO? We all know that Lennon-McCartney were amazing together and possibly the best songwriting duo ever. They might be mentioned several times on this thread. If you choose John & Paul, be specific about which song and lyric(s).
  • Heather Mills throws water over Paul McCartney lawyer over £24.3m divorce

    03/20/2008 8:22:59 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 149 replies · 3,248+ views ^ | 3/18/2008 | Frances Gibb
    Given the bad blood flowing through such a high-profile domestic it was quite a restrained gesture, really. There could have been shouting or even fisticuffs. But Heather Mills restricted herself to throwing a glass of water over the immaculately coiffed hair of Sir Paul McCartney’s lawyer before emerging from the High Court yesterday to profess herself profoundly satisfied with the result. The £24.3 million divorce award, that is, not the wrecking of a tidy legal hairdo. Fiona Shackleton, solicitor for the former Beatle, walked from court looking a little damp but not unduly discomfited. She had, after all, just saved...
  • Heather Mills Torn To Shreds By Sir Paul McCartney Divorce Judge

    03/18/2008 2:09:02 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 1,988+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-18-2008 | Caroline Gammell and Gordon Rayner
    Heather Mills torn to shreds by Sir Paul McCartney divorce judge By Caroline Gammell and Gordon Rayner Last Updated: 8:26pm GMT 18/03/2008 Heather Mills has seen her reputation left in tatters after the High Court judge presiding over her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney tore into her character, accusing her of "make-belief", inconsistency and inaccuracy. Mr Justice Bennett said she was a "less than impressive witness" during the six-day hearing last month who "wholly exaggerated" the extent of her wealth before she met her now ex-husband. Telegraph TV: Heather Mills spent 11 minutes outside court attacking the legal system Miss...