February 1, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!
Paul, Ringo and Sean Lennon taping Letterman shows
Paul and Ringo will be returning to The Ed Sullivan Theater on February 6th to tape a show to air on February 7th.
Sean Lennon will be taping on the same day as Paul and Ringo and will be the musical guest. It is not known if the Sean Lennon "Letterman" taping will be combined with the Paul and Ringo taping or will be a completely different broadcast aired on February 6th.
February 1, 2014 -- Macca Report News
Paul sends Howard Stern a birthday shout out
Macca wasn't at Howard Stern's birthday bash on Friday Jan. 31st, but his happy birthday message was played at the party.
The audio message was recorded during the Osaka, Japan sound check on November 12, 2013 at the Kyocera Dome. (Read more about the concert on The Macca Report
From Howard Stern's Live blog:
9:35 p.m.: Tapes message from Paul McCartney, who sings "Happy Birthday to You" (using the Marilyn Monroe line, "Happy birthday, Mr. president").
January 30, 2014 -- Macca Report News
Paul and Ringo to be on "Letterman" and other rumors
Next week it is believed that Paul and Ringo will make a visit to The Ed Sullivan Theater to be on "The David Letterman Show."
Rumors are that it will be Thursday, February 6th. So far there is no confirmation, just a rumor.
Paul and Ringo are rumored to be attending Sunday's Superbowl game in NJ.
January 30, 2014 -- Macca Report News/Howard Stern.com
Howard Stern's birthday bash rumors
Rumors are flying that Paul will make an appearance tomorrow at Howard Stern's birthday bash. The party will be online and you don't have to be a subscriber to SiriusXM radio.
Tune in Friday January 31st at 4pm ET to listen to the broadcast here www.howardstern.com
"Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" will be broadcast live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on the evening of January 31, 2014. The broadcast starts at 4:00 pm ET with a two-hour pre-show featuring red carpet interviews and more; the main event starts at 6:00 pm ET and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, with guests including Louis C.K., David Letterman and Sarah Silverman, with musical performances by Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and many others.
Encore presentations of "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" will air on Monday, February 3 beginning at 6:00 am ET on Howard 100 and 6:00 am PT on Howard 101 and through the free stream at siriusxm.com.
Immediately following this replay, "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.
Special thanks to Macca Reporter Alison Vopni
January 30, 2014 -- PM.com
You Gave Me The Answer - Adam from the USA asks...
ADAM: If you were 'Gonna sit right down and
write yourself a letter' what advice would you send back to your
younger self about your future?
PAUL: Relax, don't sweat it. And be true to yourself, kid."
January 30, 2014 -- PM.com
Paul's biggest Grammy Sweep!
Only one month into 2014 and here at PaulMcCartney.com we are already thinking what a great year it has been!
Earlier this month we announced Paul's nomination for 'Best Solo Artist' at this year's NME Awards. (You can cast your vote for the award at NME's website HERE!) He was also nominated for four awards at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards.
As well as scooping up all
four GRAMMYs this past Sunday - his biggest ever win at the ceremony
- Paul also found time to perform his single 'Queenie Eye' from
the 'NEW' album alongside Ringo Starr.
Together they received the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recognising The Beatles' contribution to popular music, bringing Paul's tally up to five for the night.
The night after the GRAMMYs
Paul took part in the recording of 'The Night That Changed America:
A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles', a TV special to celebrate the
anniversary of The Beatles' first television appearance on the
Ed Sullivan show in 1964. This will air on Sunday 9th February;
the exact same date and time as the original broadcast.
January 30, 2014 -- CBSNews.com
Paul McCartney's "Loving" muse
"Close your eyes and I'll kiss you" were first words America heard from The Beatles as they debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964. While teenage girls were no doubt imagining Paul McCartney serenading them through their televisions, the real inspiration for "All My Loving" was back home in England.
Jane Asher met McCartney the previous April when she was sent to cover a Beatles show for a British magazine. The resulting feature would find the 17-year-old actress in her best Beatlemania pose -- mouth open, hands on her cheeks -- accompanied by the words, "Now these I could scream for."
McCartney didn't write the Asher-inspired "All My Loving" with a guitar in hand but with a razor, as the lyrics popped into his head while shaving. He soon took up residence with Asher at her parents' London home, where he and John Lennon wrote the final song of the debut set for the Sullivan Show, "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
McCartney and Asher became the "it couple" on both sides of the Atlantic, providing endless eye-candy and fodder for speculation among fans and the press. The couple played along, too, announcing their engagement in 1967, much to the devastation of single ladies everywhere.
Asher served as a regular muse for McCartney, inspiring other Beatles songs like "We Can Work It Out," "Martha My Dear," and "I'm Looking Through You." However, "All My Loving" and its line "Remember I'll always be true" proved to be better poetry than prophecy. The couple's relationship ended when Asher caught McCartney in bed with another woman.
Today, the 67-year-old Asher
is a veritable renaissance woman. In addition to her acting, she's
an author, a cook, a philanthropist and a mother of three children.
However, one thing she refuses to do is kiss and tell, "I
never talk about that," she told Britain's Daily Mirror in
2007. "Private life is private life."
This piece by guest author Chuck Gunderson is part of a series of essays to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first American television appearance on CBS's "The Ed Sullivan Show." It culminates with CBS News, 50 Years Later...The Beatles at The Ed Sullivan Theater: Presented by Motown The Musical, a live, interactive multimedia event at The Ed Sullivan Theater on Feb. 9.
January 28, 2014 -- Billboard
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater
Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ago.
The two surviving Beatles will be interviewed by David Letterman for the CBS special, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," that airs Feb. 9.
Performances for the show were taped a day after the Grammys, Jan. 27, at the L.A. Convention Center. Besides McCartney and Starr reuniting, the show will include remembrances from people who worked on the Sullivan show and members of the audience. Maroon 5, Eurythmics and Katy Perry are among the performers.
McCartney said at the taping he was not sure if they should participate in a tribute to the world's most famous band. A source said McCartney was being truthful and that it wasn't until mid-January that conversations with two Americans in his inner-circle led him to fully understand the impact the Beatles made on Feb. 9, 1964.
At that point,
he became fully committed to the project.
January 28, 2014 -- ABC-CBN News
Paul, Ringo sing Beatles hits 50 years after TV debut
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr led a star-studded rendition of the classic Beatles song "Hey Jude" in Los Angeles on Monday night as they commemorated 50 years since the record-breaking British band first appeared on U.S. television.
In a rare joint appearance singing Beatles numbers, McCartney and Starr were flanked on stage by artists including Stevie Wonder, R&B singer Alicia Keys and country singer Keith Urban to celebrate the night in 1964 when The Beatles were watched by 73 million Americans on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In a concert being filmed for "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles," McCartney and Starr paid special tribute to their former band members, John Lennon and George Harrison. Lennon was shot and killed in 1980, while Harrison died of cancer in 2001.
"We were in a band called The Beatles and whenever we play George and John are always with us," Starr told the crowd.
McCartney said: "Tonight we are remembering our beautiful friends John and George."
The Beatles, wearing black suits and mop top hair, appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9 1964, to screaming crowds in what became a seminal moment for the British band, and U.S. television. Nearly 50 percent of American households with televisions tuned in.
Technicians on the set 50 years ago were broadcast at Monday night's tribute explaining that the "crowd shot" was born that night in 1964. The teenage audience was so hysterical that a camera was devoted entirely to their reaction, a television first.
McCartney, playing guitar (???), and Starr on drums, brought Monday night's tribute to a rousing close both with "Hey Jude" and another classic Beatles song, "With a Little Help from My Friends."
They were watched by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, 80, and Harrison's widow, Olivia. The last time McCartney and Starr performed Beatles songs together was to celebrate Starr's 70th birthday, in 2010.
In a three-hour tribute before they appeared, a series of artists performed Beatles numbers.
British pop duo Eurythmics -- singer Annie Lennox and musician Dave Stewart -- reunited to perform "Fool on the Hill," and U.S. singer Katy Perry sang a version of "Yesterday."
Oscar-winning actors Tom Hanks, Jeff Bridges and Sean Penn were among a Hollywood crowd which danced along to the music.
Even the Beatles' backing musicians were not anonymous journeymen: they included The Eagles' Joe Walsh and singer-songwriter Peter Frampton.
The 50th anniversary tribute will air on CBS on Feb. 9.
Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite for Beatles TV Special
No one plays a Beatles song quite like a Beatle. That lesson was learned Monday night when a reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concluded a tribute to the Beatles that CBS will air on Feb. 9, the 50th anniversary of their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They still can't be topped.
McCartney and Starr joined forces at the Los Angeles Convention Center on "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Hey Jude" after watching 13 performances of the music they recorded in the 1960s with John Lennon and George Harrison.
Between segments by acts such as Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Stevie Wonder, vintage clips from the Beatles' films, performances and press conferences were screened along with shots of Beatlemania at its peak.
"At first when asked, I wondered whether it was the right thing to do," McCartney said during his five-song set with his band, noting he asked a few American friends for the their opinion. "They said you don't understand the importance of the 'Ed Sullivan Show' on America. And I didn't understand until then."
Producer Ken Ehrlich applied the trademark "Grammy moment" and generated stirring results from the pairings of John Mayer and Keith Urban, Alicia Keys and John Legend, and Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh and Dhani Harrison.
Less successful was the union of Pharrell Williams and Brad Paisley that attempted to marry Indian influences with country guitar licks.
Don Was led a band that included the guitarists Peter Frampton and Steve Lukather of Toto, keyboardists Greg Phillinganes and Rami Jaffee, and the drummer Kenny Aronoff who backed Perry, the paired performers and Wonder.
For the most part, guitarists shined throughout the night, using the material for soulful explorations of themes the Beatles never wholly mined on the records. The Mayer-Urban duel was particularly heated; Walsh used his distinctive tone while precisely and poetically quoting Harrison's solo on "Something." The show also features another reunion, that of Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, who covered "Fool on the Hill."
Among the presenters were Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Eric Idle and Johnny Depp; the audience included Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Tom Hanks and the Civil Wars' John Paul White.
The set list for CBS' Beatles salute:
Maroon 5 - "All My Loving"
Maroon 5 - "Ticket to Ride"
John Mayer and Keith Urban - "Don't Let Me Down"
Ed Sheeran - "In My Life"
Alicia Keys and John Legend - "Let it Be"
Imagine Dragons - "Revolution"
Katy Perry - "Yesterday"
Eurythmics - "Fool on the Hill"
Pharrell Williams and Brad Paisley - "Here Comes the Sun"
Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne - "Hey Bulldog"
Dhani Harrison, Joe Walsh and Jeff Lynne - "Something"
Gary Clark Jr., Walsh and Grohl - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Stevie Wonder - "We Can Work It Out"
Ringo Starr - "Match Box," "Boys," "Yellow Submarine"
Paul McCartney - "Magical Mystery Tour," "Birthday," "Get Back," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
McCartney and Starr - "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Starr and ensemble - "Hey Jude"
January 28, 2014 -- The Express (UK)
Paul McCartney flies around world for school run
Sir Paul McCartney
5,500 miles (8,851 kilometres) to take his young daughter Beatrice to school.
The Beatles legend, 71, has spent most of the last four years on the road playing gigs, but he often makes an extra special effort to fulfil his fatherly duties.
His most extreme trip to get back home was following a concert in Brazil when he boarded a flight immediately after coming offstage and jetted 5,500 miles (8,851 kilometres) back to the U.K.
McCartney's manager Scott Rodger tells the Daily Telegraph, "Wherever Paul is in the world, it'll be planes, trains and automobiles, just to pick Beatrice up. I've seen him come off stage in Brazil, 100,000 people, get on a plane, fly straight to London, helicopter to (McCartney's home in) Sussex, get in the car, drive, school-run. That, for me, is the mark of the man. And age doesn't come into it. He keeps us all going."
is McCartney's daughter with his ex-wife Heather Mills.
January 27, 2014 -- Macca Report News
Paul wins 4 Grammys!
1. Best Rock
"Cut Me Some Slack" (Sound City)
2. Best Music
3. Best Surround
4. Best Boxed
or Special Limited Edition Package
"Wings Over America" Deluxe Edition
5. Lifetime Achievement Award - The Beatles
Paul performed "Queenie Eye" with his band and Ringo on drums.
Earlier Ringo performed "Photograph" with a band that included, Don Was, Peter Frampton and Steve Lukather. Photographs from Ringo's new book flashed on video screens.
In the audience were Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison who along with Alicia Keys presented the "Album of the Year" Grammy to Daft Punk.
In the audience: Nancy Shevell, Barbara Bach, her sister Marjorie with husband Joe Walsh, Dhani Harrison and Sean Lennon. Nancy was singing along to "Queenie Eye" and Yoko was dancing!
Ringo and Barbara Bach were in the front row and seen many times
during the 3 1/2 hour broadcast.
January 26, 2014 -- Liverpool Echo
Beatles stars Paul and Ringo to perform together at LA Grammys show
confirm Beatles legends will be on stage together
Beatles stars Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are to play together at tonight's Grammy music awards in Los Angeles, the organisers have confirmed.
It is believed to be the first time the pair have appeared together since 2010, when McCartney rushed the stage during Starr's 70th birthday party.
The surviving Beatles are billed alongside each other on a list of the artists performing at the 56th Grammy Awards, which will begin at 1am British time (8pm ET)
The list was released on the Grammy website.
It is also believed they will play together tomorrow for a special recording of the Ed Sullivan Show - on which The Beatles performed 50 years ago.
Ahead of tonight's
performance, Sir Paul tweeted:
"Can't wait to see what all my good friends have in store for their performances at @TheGRAMMYs #ringostarrmusic."
Macca is also nominated for Best Music Video with "Live Kisses" and Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack".
The pair have only performed together a handful of times in the 13 years since George Harrison died.
As well as Ringo's Birthday, they sung at a memorial concert for the Harrison at the Royal Albert Hall in 2002 and at a charity gig in New York seven years later.
due to perform at the Grammys include Katy Perry, Taylor Swift,
Stevie Wonder, and Pharrell Williams.
January 26, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)
With a little help from his friends! Ringo Starr hangs out with Yoko Ono before Beatles receive Lifetime Achievement Award
She was once blamed for the break-up of The Beatles and it was said that Yoko Ono was resented by her former husband John Lennon's bandmates.
But nowadays, Yoko is rather chummy with the likes of Ringo Starr, and the pair showed what good friends they are at an event on Saturday.
The Beatles are being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Grammy Awards and Ringo looked quite exuberant in light of his recognition.
The 73-year-old attended the Special Merit Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles and sat next to Yoko.
The former Beatles drummer went for a typically edgy look in an all black ensemble consisting of a jacket, shirt, and jeans.
Ringo, who was looking incredibly youthful, dressed down his look with trainers that boasted red laces.
Ringo accessorized with a silver pendant around his neck and a pair of sunglasses.
Meanwhile the 80-year-old former wife of John Lennon channeled androgynous chic in a form fitted black blazer paired with sleek black pants, and a top hat to top it off.
She too topped off her look with sunglasses - and was seen wearing large round ones as well as a narrower rectangular cut ones.
Ringo was also pictured on the red carpet alongside his wife, 66-year-old former Bond girl Barbara Bach - the two flashing peace signs.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the recording industry.
are this year's most well known recipients, which also includes
Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson,
Armando Manzanero, and Maud Powell.
Ringo and fellow Beatles band member McCartney will be performing at the Grammys on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Paul McCartney was pictured at the Grammy Charities Signings in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 71-year-old musician looked dapper in a crisp dark suit jacket over a striped blue and white button up shirt, teemed with a pair of jeans.
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles will be taped Monday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center for broadcast on Feb. 9 (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/PT), exactly 50 years after the band's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas will go dark Sunday through Tuesday so the troupe can participate in the all-star concert, first in a rendition of Here Comes the Sun with Pharrell and Brad Paisley on vocals and then in the night's elaborate finale, expected to feature Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney performing together.
The collaboration with Pharrell and Paisley marks the first time LOVE has performed Here Comes the Sun with artists singing and the first time the cast has performed the song outside The Mirage theater.
and Dave Stewart will reunite for one night only as Eurythmics
for the event. Also performing are Maroon 5, Alicia Keys with
John Legend and John Mayer with Keith Urban.
January 26, 2014 -- MTV News
Eminem and Paul McCartney Come Together In These Can't-Miss Pre-Grammy Pic
is a hip-hop fan.
Whether it was 'NSYNC, 98 Degrees or Backstreet, Eminem has never been a fan of boy bands. But the rap god seemed to make an exception for the iconic kind on Saturday (January 25), when he kicked back with Beatle Paul McCartney in a snap that I admittedly couldn't stop staring at for its sheer WTF-ness.
With his blond
crop shielded by a cap and camo hoodie, Em managed what I can
only describe as a cross between a scowl and a smile as a jovial
McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, locked arms with the Detroit spitter and a silver-clad
companion. It's unclear where they are, in the Instagram posted
by Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson, though a mirror in the background
suggests a dressing room somewhere in Los Angeles.
January 24, 2014 -- Macca Report News
Paul at The Eagles concert Thursday night
Joe Walsh posted
this photo on his facebook page and said:
"Great show & good friends at the Forum show last night!" (Thursday January 23rd at the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood)
January 24, 2014 -- Untimate Classic Rock
Rush, Fleetwood Mac and Paul McCartney Lead Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
With two weeks of voting down and three still to go, Rush, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath and Paul McCartney have taken early leads in various categories of the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards.
Of course, with fans of all these popular acts free to vote once an hour from now until February 11, there s plenty of time for the rankings to change. But so far, Rush are lined up to be the big winners, sitting in first place in three categories and second place in another. All four of these honors are tied to their acclaimed Clockwork Angels tour, which leads in the Tour of the Year competition as well as DVD and Live Album of the Year. In addition, The Garden, which originally was released on 2012 2s Clockwork Angels album but got its own Record Store Day release last year, is up for Song of the Year.
Paul McCartney and Black Sabbath are currently dueling for both Artist and Album of the Year, with the former Beatle lined up for the former honor and Sabbath s 13 2 in the pole position for the year s best record. Here s the full list of frontrunners:
VOTE FOR PAUL!!!
Artist of the - Year - Paul McCartney
Album of the Year - Black Sabbath, "13" (in second, Paul McCartney, "New")
Live Album - Rush, "Clockwork Angels Tour" - (in second, The Beatles, "Live at the BBC Vol. 2")
Song of the Year - Rush, "The Garden" (in second, Paul McCartney, "Queenie Eye" )
The nominees for the 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards were selected by the editors and writers of UCR.
Be sure to cast your vote (at least once per hour, if you wish) in the polls below before they close on February 11 at 10AM ET.
January 21, 2014 -- Access Hollywood
Ringo Starr Confirms Special Performance With Paul McCartney; Will Take Place At Beatles Tribute Concert, Not Grammys
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are reuniting for what is sure to be a memorable performance. However, despite rumors, it will not be at this weekend's Grammys.
The former Beatles bandmates will perform together at "The Night That Changed America: A Grammys Salute to The Beatles" on Monday, January 27, Ringo revealed to Access Hollywood on Monday night.
will air on CBS on February 9 - 50 years to the date of The Beatles'
historic performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
"To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February , they are putting on a big show on Monday and we will be doing it there," Ringo told Access Hollywood during an event where the musician was being honored with the Lifetime of Peace & Love Award by The David Lynch Foundation in Los Angeles.
Rumors of a
special Grammy reunion performance began to swirl after the Recording
Academy announced both Paul and Ringo would be performing separately
at Sunday night's Grammys.
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January 20, 2014 -- MSN Entertainment
Sir Paul McCartney parties with wife
Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party on Saturday night (Jan. 18, 2014) where they danced the night away together.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded bash at the White House in Washington D.C. on Saturday night, where the 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker, 71, declined all other invitations to hit the dance-floor in favour of boogying the night away with his businesswoman spouse, 54.
A source told People.com: ''Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party! He pulled his jacket off, put it at Valerie Jarrett's table and then danced away with his wife.''
included Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle
Monae, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Grant
Hill, Alonzo Mourning, Ledisi, Emmett Smith, Star Jones, Al Roker,
Steve Harvey, Magic Johnson, Billie Jean King and Michael Jordan.
Sir Paul McCartney
takes Obama's EBYC advice
Hey isn't that Sir Paul McCartney, who took the president's "eat before you come" directive seriously, and went to dinner before attending the first lady's 50th birthday party. On Saturday night the "Live and Let Die" singer was spotted dining with his wife, Nancy Shevell, at Wolfgang Puck's "The Source" less than a mile and a half away from the White House.
January 16, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)
Nancy Shevell displays her VERY slim pins in tight-fitting leggings on early morning workout with husband Paul McCartney
Rarely a day goes by that Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell don't kick things off with a workout session.
And despite having a busy night on Thursday night watching the basketball, Macca and Nancy began their day the normal way on Friday - with spot of exercise.
But it seems that Nancy might want to have a few days off from the pair's workout regime - judging by her incredible slim legs.
The 54-year-old wore a pair of tight-fitting grey leggings which only served to highlight her rail-thin pins as she strolled along with her Beatles beau.
Nancy teamed the trousers with trainers, a black buttoned up coat and grey gloves, with her hair tied back and a pair of sunglasses on.
Paul, meanwhile, opted for a looser-fitting pair of blue jogging bottoms with a black padded jacket to protect him from the cold.
The pair's early morning session came after they were joined by Paul's daughter Stella and her children to watch a NBC Global Games basketball match.
Meanwhile it was announced that Paul and his former Beatles colleague and Ringo Starr are reportedly to perform at this year's Grammy Awards.
The duo will also accept a lifetime achievement award on behalf of the Fab Four during the ceremony, while Paul also has nominations for best rock song and music film.
Paul, 71, and
Ringo, 73 , will be joined
by R&B singer John Legend, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan
Lewis as well as country singers Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves
and Keith Urban as performers during the 56th Grammy Awards.
January 16, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)
Come together! Paul McCartney takes daughter Stella and family out to a basketball game along with his wife Nancy
It was a real family affair on Thursday night at London's 02 Arena when Paul McCartney stepped out with his American-born wife Nancy Shevell and daughter Stella and kids to watch a NBC Global Games basketball match.
The McCartney clan cheered
on the Brooklyn Nets who played opposite the Atlanta Hawks.
54-year-old Nancy spent a lot of time in New York and is a member of the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority so it's little surprise her family were cheering on The Big Apple team, who ended up winning the game.
71-year-old McCartney started dating Shevell in November 2007 and the two got engaged on May 6, 2011.
The couple, who have a combined fortune of £700 million ($1.1 billion), were married on 9 October 2011, at Old Marylebone Town Hall where his first wedding to first wife Linda took place in 1969.
Afterwards the couple hosted a reception in a huge marquee in the garden of Paul's £8 million ($13 milion) St John's Wood mansion.
Before the basketball match McCartney took the time to send a birthday tweet to Kate Moss, one of daughter Stella's best buddies. He posted 'Happy birthday to Kate Moss!' along with a 30-second clip of him performing the song Queenie Eye which features Kate doing some wild dancing.
Queenie Eye was the second
single from his New album released in 2013 and has so far charted
in belgium and Japan.
Daughter Stella had spent Thursday afternoon enjoying a long birthday lunch for Kate in the company of Naomi Campbell, Sadie Frost and a host of other celebrities.
Before the basketball match
McCartney took the time to send a birthday tweet to Kate Moss,
one of daughter Stella's best buddies. He posted 'Happy birthday
to Kate Moss!' along with a 30-second clip of him performing the
song Queenie Eye wihich features Kate doing some wild dancing.
Queenie Eye was the second single from his New album released in 2013 and has so far charted in belgium and Japan.
Daughter Stella had spent Thursday afternoon enjoying a long birthday lunch for Kate in the company of Naomi Campbell, Sadie Frost and a host of other celebrities.
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart,
will be reuniting especially for the occasion and will perform
as a duo for The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles.
The pair, who released nine studio albums with singles including Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), formed in 1980 but started working separately in the 1990s.
Ken Ehrlich, who is producing the event in Los Angeles on January 27, said: 'When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an understanding of what they meant.'
Ehrlich wouldn't say which Beatles tune the British duo would perform, but John Mayer and Keith Urban will pair up to perform Don't Let Me Down.
Alicia Keys and John Legend
will perform a duet on Let It Be, while Maroon 5 also will hit
The special will air on CBS on February 9 - exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their US debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
An estimated 73 million viewers
tuned in to watch the event, which became one of the world's top
'They really did change people's lives, so what I'm hoping this show ... gets across is the message that occasionally in history we are touched by certain artists who have a profound effect on us beyond just the music that they make,' Ehrlich said.
The special will include about a dozen performances, Ehrlich said. More performers will be announced at a later date.
January 16, 2014 -- NME
Paul Nominated for NME Award
Paul has been nominated for 'Best Solo Artist' at this year's NME Awards.
The shortlist for the category, announced earlier this week, also includes David Bowie, Lily Allen, Kanye West, Jake Bugg and Lorde.
Fans can cast
their vote for the award at NME's website HERE! Voting closes on February 21st.
The awards will take place at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 26th.
January 14, 2014 -- News Radio.com
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Perform at 2014 GRAMMY Awards
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, founding members of The Beatles, will (not) perform together on this year's GRAMMY Awards.
The pair will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony this year.
This is the first time the two have performed together since 2009 at a benefit for David Lynch.
"Phil Everly was one of my great heroes. With his brother Don, they were one of the major influences on The Beatles. When John and I first started to write songs, I was Phil and he was Don.
"Years later when I finally met Phil, I was completely starstruck and at the same time extremely impressed by his humility and gentleness of soul.
"I will always love him for giving me some of the sweetest musical memories of my life."
- Paul McCartney
January 8, 2014 -- Macca Report News
New McCartney Book!!!
"Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013)
A Journey Through Paul McCartney's Songs After The Beatles" by Luca Perasi
The stories behind all of Paul McCartney's solo career compositions in chronological order of recording, from "McCartney" to "New". Recording dates, studios and "who played what" on each song.
Includes 70 exclusive interviews with musicians, arrangers, producers and collaborators who worked with McCartney through the years: Denny Seiwell, Laurence Juber, Richard Niles, Richard Hewson, Alan O'Duffy, Carl Davis, Neil Dorfsman, Carlos Alomar, Jerry Marotta, Steve Holly... and many others! Foreword by Tony Clark.
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January 7, 2014 -- Showbiz411
by Roger Friedman
Exclusive: Possible (Semi) Beatles Reunion on "Letterman" First Week of February
What we've all been waiting for may actually happen at last, sort of. You can't have a real Beatles reunion anymore, sadly. But David Letterman's people, I am told, are working along with CBS to make a partial reunion happen during the first week of February.
Of course, Letterman tapes at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where The Beatles made their American debut on February 9, 1964. The plan is that the Letterman show will make the entire week of February 3rd to the 7th a Beatles spectacular. They are talking to Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr about playing at least on one night, probably the Friday February 7th. That's the day the group arrived in 1964.
on CBS, and so is the Beatles
special being taped in Los Angeles on January 27th and airing
on CBS on February 9th. That's the exact day Sunday the 9th the
group debuted on Ed Sullivan and changed the world.
January 6, 2014 -- Examiner.com
Paul McCartney records surprise birthday tribute in Japan
by Harold Lepidus (Performing Arts Examiner)
During a soundcheck before a concert at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan (Read more about the concert on The Macca Report), Paul McCartney and his band, along with a small audience, performed a celebratory birthday tribute to a well known American celebrity who will be turning 60 on January 12.
Below is a list of songs performed at the lengthy soundcheck on November 12, 2013
01. Keyboard testing
03. Honey Don't
04. Blue Suede Shoes
05. Junior's Farm
06. Letting Go
07. C Moon
08. San Francisco Bay Blues
09. Happy Birthday To You... Shortnin'Bread
10. Ram On
11. Leaning On A Lamp Post
12. Everybody Out There
14. Lady Madonna
Before "Happy Birthday,"
McCartney said to those in attendance:
I don't know if anybody knows Howard Stern ... Have you ever heard of him? ... Me neither .... He'a D.J. in New York. We're just going to do a little "Happy Birthday" thing to him, OK? So at the end of it, if we say, "Happy Birthday, Howard," at the camera, and we put the lights on the guys. Can we do that? Can we light up the fans?
McCartney then proceeded to perform the song, with his singing modeled after Marilyn Monroe's interpretation, including a reference to a "Mr. President ... I mean Howard ..." After wishing Stern a happy birthday from Osaka, Japan, he led his combo into a truncated version of "Shortnin' Bread."
Of course McCartney was kidding when he said he hadn't heard of "The King of All Media." He has appeared on Stern's radio program three times: Earlier this year, way back in 2001, and for Stern's 55th birthday in 2009. During the latter, McCartney gave Stern an autographed Hofner bass guitar.
One of the funniest bits ever on the show was Stern's pouting the day after McCartney gave him the instrument. Stern mock complained he was disappointed the bass was a replica, not the one he played with the Beatles. Stern has since told listeners he proudly displays it in a glass case in his home. Stern has also met the former Beatle on numerous other occasions, and McCartney even once unexpectedly called Stern at home.
Although Stern turns 60 on the 12th, the Sirius XM on-air celebration will take place on January 31st at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. More information at Stern's official site.
January 4, 2014 -- New York Post (Page Six)
Macca celebrates New Year's Eve in St. Barts
Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, partied New Year's Eve at Hotel Taiwana in St. Barts at a dinner co-hosted by Michael Fuchs and Tico Mugrabi.
After midnight, McCartney brought the house down by spontaneously jumping onstage to sing Wings' tune "Goodnight Tonight," and luxury developer Izak Senbahar accompanied him on bongos.
Should WINGS be nominated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? There's a debate amongst Beatles/Paul McCartney fans whether Wings is covered by Paul's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a "solo artist." Does Wings qualify as a band and are they worthy with a string of number one hits during the '70s? Should its band members be recognized for their contributions?