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Watch Dave Grohl Play 'Best of You,' Talk Taylor Swift

June 23, 2016

During Dave Grohl's acoustic set at the Citi/Live Nation private party around Cannes Lions, the Foo Fighters frontman recalled a time when Taylor Swift saved him from embarrassment in front of Paul McCartney. The story led into Grohl performing the Foo...

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Taylor Swift, McCartney Sign Petition for Copyright Reform

June 20, 2016

Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kings of Leon are among the 160 artists and record labels that signed a petition calling for a reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The petition, organized by music manager Irving...

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Paul McCartney Mourns Death of Wings' Henry McCullough

June 14, 2016

Paul McCartney mourned the death of Wings guitarist Henry McCullough on his official site today. The musician — who was in Wings from 1972 through 1973 — died today at age 72. "He was a pleasure to work with, a super-talented musician with...

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Paul McCartney Talks Summer Tour, New 'Pure McCartney' Comp

June 7, 2016

"It's like the Bob Dylan thing, isn't it? The 'Neverending Tour,'" Paul McCartney says with casual good cheer, chatting over the phone between show dates. This is how he likes the road these days, a few months on, a few months off. Last year was...

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Flashback: Weird Al's Wings Parody, 'Chicken Pot Pie'

May 26, 2016

Although he's never tested it in a court of law, "Weird Al" Yankovic doesn't technically have to get permission from the artists he parodies. The 1994 Supreme Court case Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. established that parodies are protected by...

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Summer 2016's 30 Hottest Tours

May 24, 2016

In the coming months, a massive array of major artists will take to the road or continue in-progress trips. In addition to tours from pop royalty (Beyoncé, Adele) and resurgent rockers (Guns N' Roses, Blink-182), many acts are pooling their resources...

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Watch Paul McCartney Jam With Young Fan on 'Get Back'

May 18, 2016

Paul McCartney made a young fan's wish come true at his Tuesday concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spotted Leila Lacase holding up a sign in the audience and invited her up to jam with him on the Let It Be classic "Get Back."  "I...

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Watch Paul McCartney Cover Prince in Minneapolis

May 5, 2016

Paul McCartney comforted Prince's hometown of Minneapolis with a rousing cover of "Let's Go Crazy" during the encore of his concert at the Target Center on Wednesday night.  "Here's to the man," McCartney said after playing the Purple...

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10 Best Beatles Books

May 4, 2016

Considering that it takes some formidable organizational chops to serve as a competent Beatles bibliographer, it can be downright daunting if you're coming to the stacks of Fab Four literature as a neophyte reader wondering where you might start....

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Stones, McCartney, Dylan, Who, Waters, Young Confirm Fest

May 3, 2016

UPDATE: Organizers of Desert Trip, the classic rock fest featuring the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters, have added a second weekend October 14th-16th. Six of rock's biggest artists and bands will perform...

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Paul McCartney Meets Women Who Inspired Beatles' 'Blackbird'

May 1, 2016

Paul McCartney met two of the women who helped inspire the Beatles' White Album classic "Blackbird" backstage at his Little Rock, Arkansas concert Saturday night. The women, Thelma Mothershed Wair and Elizabeth Eckford, were two members of...

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Watch Dana Carvey Show Off Dance Move David Bowie Taught Him

June 8, 2016

Dana Carvey brought his arsenal of impressions to Conan Tuesday night to coincide with the political primaries. During his interview, the comedian also shared memories from his days as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, which included memorable...

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Paul McCartney Remembers Muhammad Ali: 'I Loved That Man'

June 4, 2016

Paul McCartney, who first met Muhammad Ali alongside the Beatles in February 1964, penned a tribute to the legendary boxer who died Friday at the age of 74. "Dear Muhammad Ali. I loved that man," the bassist wrote on his site. "He was great from...

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Paul McCartney: 'I Was Depressed' After Beatles Split

May 24, 2016

Paul McCartney recalled his heavy drinking and depression after the Beatles broke up in 1970 during a candid interview on BBC Radio 4's Mastertapes. "I was depressed at the time," McCartney said, before paraphrasing Lesley Gore's...

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McCartney: Kanye Made My 'All Day' Melody 'Seriously Urban'

May 23, 2016

Paul McCartney revealed in a new interview that he didn't expect Kanye West to sample one of the Beatles great's unused melodies to form the rapper's 2015 hit "All Day," and that he was even more surprised by the resulting track. "It's...

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15 Legendary Unreleased Albums

May 18, 2016

Unreleased albums offer a tantalizing glimpse of an alternate rock universe just beyond our reach. Ultimately we're drawn to these tales not just for the music – which doesn't always live up to the hype – but because of the people who make...

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Ron Howard Beatles Film to Launch Hulu Documentary Division

May 4, 2016

Ron Howard's upcoming Beatles film will be featured in Hulu Documentary Films, the streaming service's newest division. Howard's movie – working title The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – will debut in theaters and on Hulu this...

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Flashback: Neil Young, Paul McCartney Play Beatles Classic

May 3, 2016

When Neil Young and Paul McCartney perform at the second night of the mega classic rock concert in Indio, California this October odds are pretty high they'll perform a song or two together. They've been friends for decades and have shared...

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Rolling Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Tease Mega-Concert

May 2, 2016

The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Who and Roger Waters have all released teasers surrounding their involvement in a rumored mega-festival set to take place at the Coachella festival grounds in October. All of the...

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Paul McCartney Expands One on One Tour

April 18, 2016

Paul McCartney has extended his One on One Tour into the summer. The North American leg of the trek, which has seen the rock legend perform Beatles classics solo for the first time ever while also mining the deeper tracks in his own vast...

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