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Paul McCartney Planning Next Album

Paul McCartney Planning Next Album

Paul McCartney is looking ahead to his next album.  The Beatle is on the road right now, and in a recent interview, said, “I can write all over the place. I’ve got a lot of ideas on the go.”  McCartney says the new project will be a blend of upbeat tunes like 2013’s “New,” and…

Artists Call For Gun Control

Artists Call For Gun Control

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and a bunch of other artists are calling for an end to gun violence.  The musicians signed an open letter to Congress this week which says, in part, “As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change. …

Paul McCartney Says Oprah Objected To His Working With Kanye

Paul McCartney Says Oprah Objected To His Working With Kanye

Paul McCartney says Oprah Winfrey objected to his working with Kanye West on the song “All Day.” In a recent interview with BBC Radio, the former Beatle said Oprah advised him not to collaborate on the song because of Kanye’s use of the N-word. Sir Paul says Oprah told him “even black people shouldn’t use…

Paul McCartney Teases Festival

Paul McCartney Teases Festival

Paul McCartney seems to be confirming his participation in a classic rock festival planned for Indio California in the fall. The former Beatle posted a clip on Facebook yesterday that featured a live version of “I’ve Got a Feeling,” with the caption “October.”  The Who, Bob Dylan and Roger Waters have also teased involvement in…

Paul McCartney Trying To Get Song Rights

Paul McCartney Trying To Get Song Rights

Paul McCartney is trying to get back the publishing rights to some of the Beatles’ catalog.  Reports indicate a provision of the U.S. Copyright Act allows songwriters to regain their rights after 56 years if they file termination claims.  McCartney reportedly filed notices on 32 songs last year and is thought to have previously filed…

Paul McCartney Writes Songs For Animated Feature

Paul McCartney Writes Songs For Animated Feature

An upcoming animated feature produced by Paul McCartney also has seven or eight songs written by the former Beatle.  “High in the Clouds” is based on the children’s book McCartney co-authored in 2005.  “Deadline” reports one of the songs is a collaboration between him and Lady Gaga.  Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready also took part…

Paul McCartney Tops Rich Brit List

Paul McCartney Tops Rich Brit List

Paul McCartney is the richest musician in the UK.  “Billboard” magazine says McCartney took the number one spot on the “Sunday Times” list of the richest musicians in the UK and Ireland.  McCartney has a fortune of over a billion dollars.  Number two on the list is theater composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has raked…

Paul McCartney, Elton John, Rod Stewart Headlining VE Day Concert

Paul McCartney, Elton John, Rod Stewart Headlining VE Day Concert

Paul McCartney, Elton John and Rod Stewart are reportedly headlining a concert celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.  The 1940s-themed concert is scheduled for May 9th at Horse Guards Parade in London.  ABC News Radio says the concert is part of a three-day celebration that includes a service…

Paul McCartney Sets Record For Longest Span Between Hit Singles

Paul McCartney Sets Record For Longest Span Between Hit Singles

Paul McCartney is setting a chart record with his hit collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna.  Billboard.com says “FourFiveSeconds” has climbed to number six on the Hot 100, and becomes the former Beatle’s first appearance in the top ten on that list in 29 years, two weeks.  That’s the longest gap ever between top ten…

Paul McCartney To Perform At Grammys

Paul McCartney To Perform At Grammys

Paul McCartney is on board for this weekend’s Grammy Awards.  But the former Beatle won’t be taking the stage alone.  He’s slated to team up with Kanye West and Rihanna to give the debut TV performance of their new collaborative single, “FourFiveSeconds.”  The track will appear on Rihanna’s upcoming album.  The all-star trio joins a…

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