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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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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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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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See Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic Perform 'Helter Skelter'

April 18, 2016

Paul McCartney's One on One Tour has been packed with surprises since its Fresno launch on April 13th, with the singer performing tracks like the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" and "Love Me Do" for the first time as a solo artist. McCartney's Seattle...

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Paul McCartney Plays Beatles Hits, Solo Deep Cuts in Fresno

April 14, 2016

Paul McCartney came to Fresno, California, Wednesday night to open his new One on One tour, and delivered nearly three hours of music that moved gracefully from the intimate to the explosive. There were bright lights and stirring images from his...

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Beatles 'Anthology, Volumes 1-3' Available for Streaming

April 4, 2016

The Beatles' acclaimed 1995/1996 rarities sets, Anthology, Volumes 1-3, are now available for streaming on all digital outlets. The collections, which contain studio outtakes and alternative versions of iconic tracks, have been newly remastered at Abbey...

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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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Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Neil Young in Talks for Mega Show

April 15, 2016

Six titans of rock music – the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, the Who and Roger Waters – are reportedly in the finishing stages of joining together in October for an epic three-day concert in Indio, California....

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McCartney Plays 'Hard Day's Night' for First Time Since 1965

April 14, 2016

Paul McCartney promised that his 2016 One On One Tour would offer "no shortage of surprises," and he was true to his word at the kickoff show Wednesday night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The musician opened up the show with "A Hard...

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Paul McCartney Preps Sprawling Post-Beatles Compilation

March 31, 2016

Paul McCartney has curated a sprawling compilation covering his extensive solo career and work with Wings and Fireman, Pure McCartney, set to arrive June 10th. The collection will be available in three different formats of varying length...

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