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Hear Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Rihanna New Song

January 24, 2015

UPDATE: Contrary to reports, Paul McCartney did not co-produce all of Kanye West's new album, reps for McCartney and West tell Rolling Stone. Three weeks after Paul McCartney and Kanye West released their surprise collaboration "Only...

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Kanye West Asked McCartney About Sex in the 1960s

January 23, 2015

As we've come to expect from Kanye West, new music can arrive at any minute, like when the rapper dropped new track "Only One," featuring Paul McCartney, on New Year's Eve. At the iHeartMedia Music Summit in Burbank, California on...

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Paul McCartney's Star-Studded Tribute Show Headed to Video

January 21, 2015

The star-studded Paul McCartney tribute concert, honoring the former Beatle as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year, will soon be available on Blu-ray and DVD. The concert, A MusiCares Tribute to Paul McCartney, included Beatles and solo songs as performed...

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14 Reasons Every Teen Should Know Who Paul McCartney Is

January 5, 2015

On New Year's Eve, Kanye West and Paul McCartney dropped their collaboration "Only One," an Auto-Tuned, Stevie-tinged meditation on parenthood that a spokesperson calls "the first publicly available recording from what has become a prolific...

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Hear Paul McCartney, Kanye West's Surprise Ballad

January 1, 2015

D'Angelo notwithstanding, there were no Beyonce-esque surprise albums for the end of 2014. But as the clock turned on another year Wednesday night, Kanye West unveiled "Only One," a minimal, poignant new track featuring Paul McCartney on keyboard....

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Paul McCartney Announces 'Hope for the Future' Vinyl Release

January 9, 2015

In a collaboration this past year that was even more unlikely than working with Kanye West, Paul McCartney wrote and recorded a song called "Hope for the Future" for the popular video game Destiny. On January 13th, McCartney will releasing...

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Ty Dolla $ign Hints at Next Kanye/McCartney Collaboration

January 3, 2015

After Kanye West unveiled his Paul McCartney-featuring ballad "Only One" on New Year's Day, a spokesperson for the rapper said the track was the first of "what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists."...

2014

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Paul McCartney 'Flattered' Beatles Included in History Books

December 29, 2014

Paul McCartney understands the Beatles' overwhelming impact on music history, but he's still blown away by the band's presence in literal history books used in school classrooms. "To be told – as I was years ago now – that the Beatles...

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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 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"),...

Song Review

Hope for the Future

December 23, 2014

Paul McCartney has lived through plenty of cultural changes – including, it seems, an era in which video games have soundtracks written by legendary former Beatles. This song for the new game Destiny is a gently ringing paean to human possibility...

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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 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...

Album Review

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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