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Paul McCartney Closes Candlestick Park 'In Style'

August 15, 2014

The Beatles' last-ever concert happened in August of 1966, at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Home for decades to the Giants and the 49ers, the open-air venue now faces imminent demolition, and last night, Paul McCartney – dressed like a dandyish...

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Paul McCartney Autographed Guitar Up for Auction

August 13, 2014

A Martin D-28 left-handed guitar signed by Paul McCartney is up for auction, with proceeds going to the Nature Conservancy's African Elephant Initiative. Bidding began on Wednesday on eBay with a starting price of $10,000. Along...

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Paul McCartney Soundtracks Violent Video Game

August 8, 2014

Even a peace-loving vegetarian like Paul McCartney sees nothing wrong with blasting bloodthirsty aliens hell-bent on destroying Earth, or so it would seem now that the former Beatle has collaborated on the score to the PlayStation and Xbox game Destiny....

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Billy Joel to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize

July 22, 2014

Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which, each year, honors the career of one musician and their dedication to "promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of cultural understanding; entertaining and informing...

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Paul McCartney Bounces Back in Albany

July 6, 2014

A few minutes into his set at Albany's Times Union Center last night, Paul McCartney took a moment to size up the sold-out crowd. "Good evening, Albany," he said with a big grin. "I've a feeling we're going to have a little bit of fun tonight." Behind...

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Ringo Starr Gives Update on Paul McCartney

June 24, 2014

UPDATE: McCartney himself confirmed Ringo's optimistic diagnosis in a brief video. "Feeling great. Rockin' and rollin," said McCartney before playing air guitar. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr got in touch with his former bandmate, Paul McCartney, when...

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Paul McCartney Postpones More Dates

June 9, 2014

Paul McCartney has rescheduled the U.S. tour dates he had originally scheduled to begin in mid-June for October. His Out There tour will now resume in Albany on July 5th. The former Beatle is still recuperating from the virus that forced him to postpone...

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Rocket Man: Jared Leto Lifts Off Again

May 21, 2014

It's been a transformative year for Jared Leto. In May 2013, his band Thirty Seconds to Mars released their fourth album, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, and embarked on (yet another) world tour. A few months later, Dallas Buyers Club premiered...

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Paul McCartney Cancels More Shows Due to Virus

May 17, 2014

UPDATE (5/18): Paul McCartney has postponed two additional shows, moving back concerts set for May 18th and 19th. "Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight," he said in a new statement on his website. "I was really hoping that I'd be feeling...

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Paul McCartney to Reissue More Wings Albums

July 28, 2014

Paul McCartney will continue to add to his Archive reissue series with two Wings albums this fall. The group's 1975 LP, Venus and Mars, which contains the single "Listen to What the Man Said," and the following year's Wings at the Speed of Sound, home...

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Paul McCartney: The Long and Winding Q&A

July 17, 2014

In late May, when Paul McCartney canceled or postponed 12 dates on his Out There world tour – citing doctor's orders to rest up after being briefly hospitalized for a mystery virus in Tokyo – many fans were concerned. McCartney wasn't. "People...

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Paul McCartney Releases Five Classic LPs as iPad Apps

July 16, 2014

Paul McCartney has taken a page from Björk's innovative playbook, releasing five of his classic LPs as iPad apps. As The Guardian notes, the albums – Band on the Run, RAM, McCartney, McCartney II and Wings...

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See Paul McCartney Jam With Johnny Depp

July 7, 2014

"Early Days" is one of the highlights of Paul McCartney's most recent album, 2013's New, but its music video — which you can watch exclusively here — might never have happened if it was left up to McCartney. "When I've got a song, I don't...

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'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Film's Restoration

July 3, 2014

"If you listen closely...there, right there. Did you hear that?" Ryan Hullings moves his mouse back to the play button and clicks, and the single most recognizable opening chord ever — a modified F chord, played against a Gsus4 and a D bass note...

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Paul McCartney's Tour Postponement Has Ripple Effect Through Industry

June 12, 2014

Paul McCartney's postponed Out There tour dates left thousands of disappointed fans and promoters scrambling to adjust their schedules. And while the long-term costs of his recent viral infection are likely to be minimal, show delays and cancellations...

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McCartney Hospitalized, Full Recovery Expected

May 22, 2014

Paul McCartney has been hospitalized for the virus that caused him to cancel a string of Japanese dates and one in South Korea earlier this week. A rep for the former Beatle says the treatment he received at a Tokyo hospital was successful. "He will make...

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McCartney Cancels Japanese Tour Due to Illness

May 20, 2014

UPDATE: McCartney has been forced to cancel next week's show in South Korea due to his illness. "I was really looking forward to visiting and playing in South Korea for the first time and I'm sorry to be letting fans down," McCartney said in a statement. Paul...

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Watch Paul McCartney's 'Appreciate' Video

May 16, 2014

Paul McCartney has updated the premise of Night at the Museum with a sci-fi twist. In his clip for "Appreciate," a track off last year's New album, "The Museum of Man" is patrolled by a robot named Newman (as in New-man). It looks in on typically human...

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