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Paul McCartney Pondering Song About Eric Garner Protests

December 19, 2014

Paul McCartney revealed that he recently tried writing a song about the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson and Staten Island in an interview with The Associated Press. While the former Beatle admitted his initial attempts proved fruitless,...

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Paul McCartney Reveals Favorite Ringo Starr Songs

December 18, 2014

Before it was announced publicly that Ringo Starr would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Award for Musical Excellence recipient, the former Beatle's onetime bandmate, Paul McCartney, phoned the drummer to...

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Paul McCartney Riffs on Video Games, Family With Jon Stewart

December 17, 2014

Paul McCartney visited The Daily Show on Tuesday to promote "Hope for the Future," his original song written for video game Destiny. But instead of discussing the track in detail, he and host Jon Stewart mostly...

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Paul McCartney Sings as Hologram in Eye-Popping New Video

December 8, 2014

Paul McCartney has taken another step into the virtual realm with the jaw-dropping video for "Hope for the Future." The clip features a hologram McCartney floating around the 28th century universe of the video game Destiny, singing...

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Paul McCartney Concert Gets Virtual Reality Release

November 20, 2014

Paul McCartney can now be seen in virtual reality, thanks to a new app from Jaunt, which will allow fans to watch the musician's performance of "Live and Let Die" from any angle imaginable. The footage was filmed during the last-ever concert...

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Hear Peter Bjorn and John's Dreamy Paul McCartney Cover

November 13, 2014

Swedish indie pop trio Peter Bjorn and John have offered up their cover of Paul McCartney's "Put It There," a bonus track from the upcoming tribute compilation, The Art of McCartney. An ode to fatherly advice and friendship off McCartney's...

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Stream Paul McCartney Covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson

November 12, 2014

The 34-track entirety of The Art of McCartney, the compilation featuring a bevy of all-star musician covering songs Paul McCartney wrote with the Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist, is now streaming. Among them are Bob Dylan ("Things We Said Today"),...

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Hear Unreleased Paul McCartney Ditty 'Love My Baby'

November 5, 2014

Paul McCartney has shared a previously unreleased Wings track recorded for the band's 1974 TV documentary, One Hand Clapping. "Love My Baby" is a strange ditty, with Macca spouting infectious gibberish over a bluesy chord progression...

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Paul McCartney Shares Songwriting Secrets in College Lecture

October 27, 2014

One day before Paul McCartney played a career-spanning concert in Jacksonville, Florida, the former Beatle made an appearance at Winter Park, Florida's Rollins College for a career-spanning lecture. Two-time U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins led the...

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Hear Paul McCartney, John Bonham's Lost Duet

October 20, 2014

Paul McCartney has shared a different version of the urgent-sounding, piano-driven Wings at the Speed of Sound tune "Beware My Love" that features Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham behind the kit. The previously unreleased take of the song, which clocks...

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See Alice Cooper's Reverent 'Eleanor Rigby' Video

September 30, 2014

Shock rocker Alice Cooper plays it straight and reverent with his take on the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," one of dozens of cover songs that appear on the forthcoming compilation The Art of McCartney. In the song's video, the "Welcome to My Nightmare" singer...

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Paul McCartney on Lennon's Death: 'It Was Just So Horrific'

December 8, 2014

During a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Paul McCartney recounted how he found out about the death of John Lennon. The Beatle was murdered outside of his New York City apartment 34 years ago today. "I was at home, and I got a phone call,"...

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Paul McCartney Grumbles About Lo-Fi Music Streaming

December 5, 2014

In an interview promoting "Hope for the Future," his new song included in the first-person shooter video game Destiny, Paul McCartney expressed distaste for the way young people consume music through tinny-sounding cell phone speakers. "In...

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The Art of McCartney

November 19, 2014

It makes sense that Paul McCartney would inspire one of the most impressive tribute-album lineups ever assembled. This 42-song blowout has everything from Willie Nelson doing a raggedly loving "Yesterday" to Billy Joel crushing "Maybe I’m Amazed."...

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'The Art of McCartney': The Making of a Massive Tribute LP

November 13, 2014

Over the past two decades, producer Ralph Sall has assembled all-star albums honoring everything from Saturday-morning cartoon themes to the Grateful Dead. In 2003, he decided to embark on his biggest project yet: a massive Paul McCartney tribute record....

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Hear Billy Joel's Explosive Paul McCartney Cover

November 6, 2014

Billy Joel busts out his best howls and growls for his thunderous cover of Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," which will appear on The Art of Paul McCartney, an upcoming tribute compilation to the legendary songwriter. The Piano Man goes...

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Hear Chrissie Hynde's Heartfelt 'Let It Be' Cover

November 3, 2014

Chrissie Hynde's reverent, heartfelt cover of the Beatles' "Let It Be," which will appear on the upcoming, star-studded Paul McCartney tribute comp The Art of McCartney, is now streaming online. The recording finds the Pretenders frontwoman stretching...

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Hear Corinne Bailey Rae's Breezy Take on Wings' 'Bluebird'

October 22, 2014

Corinne Bailey Rae's silky croon is the perfect vehicle for "Bluebird," the jazzy Paul McCartney & Wings classic from 1973's Band on the Run. Rae's laid-back cover was recorded for the upcoming tribute LP The Art of McCartney,...

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Watch Paul McCartney Play Pool in a Hilarious Lost Wings Ad

October 17, 2014

By June 26th, 1975, Wings' Venus and Mars had been out for a month, and its lead single, "Listen to What the Man Says," was continuing its climb to the top of the U.S. and U.K. pop charts. To give the record some additional push, however, the label...

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See Paul McCartney's Whimsical 'Call Me Back Again' Clip

September 29, 2014

With two Wings reissues slated for the fall, Paul McCartney has begun making lyric videos for songs that came out years before the video era. First up is the Venus and Mars track "Call Me Back Again." The soulful song, which featured heavily on Wings...

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