Related Artists

Ringo Starr


George Harrison


The Association


Wings


Glen Campbell


Carole King


Seals & Crofts


John Lennon


The Monkees


Cheap Trick

Paul McCartney News


Home > Music > M > McCartney, Paul > News


McCartney,_Paul news RSS feedSubscribe to Paul McCartney RSS news feed!

Paul McCartney Announces Release Of New Album

4/3/2016 11:00am EDT
Paul McCartney To Release 'Career Defining' Album Of Songs
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has announced the release of a brand new album,
"Pure McCartney."

"Pure McCartney" will be released on June 10, and will contain five decades worth of his best-loved songs as a solo artist and his work with Wings and Fireman.

"Pure McCartney" will be available as a 2CD, 4DC or 4LP and includes a 67-song tracklist, including all his major hits including the Top 40 hits including "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Live and Let Die," "Mull Of Kintyre," "Ebony and Ivory," "Dance Tonight" and "New."

McCartney said of the recordings, "Me and my team came up with the idea of p...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Pens Tribute To ‘Friend’ George Martin

3/10/2016 10:21am EST
Paul McCartney Remembers The Extraordinary Career Of Legendary B
Legendary Beatles producer George Martin passed away on March 8 at the age of 90-years-old.

Paul McCartney took to his official website to pen a tribute to his dear friend, collaborator and father figure.

"I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin. I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me," McCartney lamented.

"He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humor that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatl...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney: 'How VIP Do We Gotta Get'

2/17/2016 8:28am EST
Paul McCartney Denied Entrance To Tyga's After-Gramnmy Party? Ge
What was rapper Tyga thinking when he reportedly did not let Paul McCartney into his Grammy's after-party?

According to Entertainment Tonight, McCartney was "turned away" from the rapper's bash at the Argyle nightclub in Hollywood, when he showed up with fellow musicians Beck, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

After a period where he attempted to get in, McCartney was later seen at the Republic Records Grammy after-party.

Also in attendance at the bash were Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Lorde.

"Paul McCartney literally danced the night away with his...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Has Your Valentine Love Mojis

2/11/2016 11:03am EST
Paul McCartney Teams With Skype To Launch Love Themed Mojis For
Paul McCartney announced that he has joined with online telecommunications app Skype, to launch a new range of animated love-themed Moji’s for Valentine’s Day.

The new creations feature exclusive new McCartney music with Skype’s animated designs for 10 unique Moji’s, available on Skype now.

The new Moji's are short animated clips that you can use during Skype chats to express emotions, according to Press Party.

They will be unique to users of Skype and feature sound as well as video.

The collaboration will allow Skype users to use McCartney's music, the announcement says, “express love ...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Tired Of Hearing How John Lennon 'Was The One'

7/8/2015 12:12am EDT
paul mccartney
Former Beatles musician Paul McCartney is currently in the middle of a tour and recently spoke with the U.K. edition of Esquire, where he touched on a variety of subjects including said tour, his family life, and on the attention he's gotten thanks to his former band.

But it's one comment in particular that is rubbing some fans the wrong way.

McCartney spoke about former bandmate John Lennon during the interview; saying that he believes Lennon's death is responsible for shifting the narrative about the band and how everyone has been perceived in the decades since.

McCartney said when the...
READ MORE

Are These Songs On Your List For Best (So Far) This Year?

7/5/2015 11:00am EDT
25 Best Songs Of 2015 (So Far)
Ah, the time has come to examine the best songs of 2015. In an age where records dominate as opposed to the albums themselves, there is always an abundance of terrific songs to choose from. But when it’s all said and done, one or more of those terrific songs is always going to get left off, no matter how long the list is, so if your favorite isn’t here, that might be the reason why. So here goes nothing – 25 of the best songs of 2015… so far! And by the way, if a song appears from 2014, it is because it blew up in 2015 or its parent album is from 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Fac...
READ MORE

Sir Paul Dedicates Song To Nine Victims Of South Carolina Hate Crime

6/21/2015 2:02pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney paid tribute to the nine people killed in a Charleston, South Carolina church on Wednesday during his set at the Firefly festival in Dover, Delaware on Friday night.

"Let's take a moment to pray for peace and harmony amongst people of different colours in the world," McCartney said to the crowd before going into Beatles classic "The Long And Winding Road."

A single gunman spent an hour with a Bible study group at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston before opening fire and killing nine, including revered Reverend Clementa Pinckney, in a hate crime.

...
READ MORE

We Find These Music Videos To Be The Best So Far This Year

6/20/2015 9:00am EDT
The Best Music Videos Of 2015 (So Far)
What does every good music single need? A stunning visual – a gripping music video – to accentuate and accompany the music of course! While music videos on television seem to be a thing of the past, they are still incredibly popular online. All of the videos that grace this list have racked up millions of views on YouTube alone. Choosing just 20 out of a beaucoup of videos is arduous, but here are some of the standouts as of yet in 2015.

Some of the songs actually bowed in 2014, but they weren’t released as a single until 2015 or the video arrived in 2015.

1) Taylor Swift featuring K...
READ MORE

Happy Birthday!

6/18/2015 7:00am EDT
Paul McCartney
Happy Birthday to:

Beatle Paul McCartney (1942)

Actor Max Records (1997)

Actress Willa Holland (1991)

Canadian actress Renee Olstead (1989)

Canadian singer Colin Munroe (1980)

Country singer Blake Shelton (1976)

Actress Alana De La Garza (1976)

Actor Rob Evors (1976)

Actor Jamel Debbouze (1975)

Actress Julie Depardieu (1973)

Actor Greg Yaitanes (1970)

British singer Alison Moyet (1961)

Actress Andrea Evans (1957)

Actress Carol Kane (1952)

Italian actress Isabella Rossellini (1952)

Actress Carol Kane (1952)

Actor Michael Sheard (1940; d. 2005)

Actor Richard Boone (1917; d. ...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney's Weird Fitness Routine

5/31/2015 5:30pm EDT
Paul McCartney Reveals Weird Fitness Routine And That He No Long
Paul McCartney has revealed his fitness secret that allows him the 72-year-old to keep up with musicians half his age, and it's not what you think!

Macca's routine includes doing five-minute headstands, insisting it's something he has done for the last 50 years to keep in shape, according to The Daily Mirror.

Reportedly, McCartney has been practicing this routine for 50 years along with working out at the gym.

"I feel pretty fit," The Beatles singer and songwriter revealed.

'I do a bit of the cross-trainer, a bit of running, a bit of cardio and then I do some weights, some abs on the S...
READ MORE

Awesome Pop Collaborations You Might Have Missed

5/17/2015 11:00am EDT
10 Pop Collaborations You Don’t Wanna Miss
Is there anything better than a terrific pop collaboration in your life? Yeah, don’t answer that…Maybe a duet or collaborative performance isn’t your idea of something life changing, but everyone knows that good music can make a bad day better. Some terrific pop collaborations came out of late 2014 and 2015 and if you somehow missed the hotness of these tracks, well they’re right her for the taking folks! Here are 10 pop collaborations you DON’T wanna miss!

1) Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!” (Uptown Special, 2015)

Did you really think this wouldn’t top the list? Duh! ...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Praises Ringo Starr At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

4/20/2015 8:20am EDT
Ringo Starr
Paul McCartney had the pleasure of awarding Ringo Starr the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Award for Musical Excellence over the weekend, and he had nothing but good things to say about his former Beatles bandmate.

Starr is the final member of the Fab Four to be inducted into the hall of fame as a solo artist after having released 19 solo albums.

McCartney recalled how Starr filled in for another drummer and "nailed it" during the drum part, which was "a little difficult to do." He added, "that was the moment, that was the beginning, really, of the Beatles."

Check out his McCartney's full...
READ MORE

Some High-Flying Songs!

4/5/2015 11:30am EDT
12 High-Flying Songs To Brighten Your Day
Ah, there is nothing like a good ole ‘high-flying song’ to get the day going! When flying comes to mind, one thinks of soaring like a bird – specifically an eagle, being free, and of course migrating to new places. Flying can be literal in meaning or figurative, with a figurative meaning playing a notable role in the songs that follow. Whether it involves a jet, an eagle, or simply being a beginner who is “learning to fly,” these 12 high-flying songs will never crash, like “never ever!”

1) Paul McCartney & Wings, “Jet” (Band On The Run, 1973)

Listen to “Jet” and you have to ask your...
READ MORE

Former Beatle To Induct Another Beatle To Hall Of Fame

3/18/2015 8:33am EDT
Paul McCartney Will Induct Ringo Star Into Rock Hall
Paul McCartney will induct former band mate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act this coming April.

McCartney will handle the induction services for Starr in what will likely be a memorable moment between the two music legends. Starr is already in the Rock Hall, as part of The Beatles.

Punk poet Patti Smith will handle the duties of posthumously welcoming Lou Reed into the institution for his solo career. Reed was already inducted as part of punk group The Velvet Underground.

Stevie Wonder will induct R&B singer and songwriter Bill Withers at the ceremony. J. Ge...
READ MORE

You Won't Believe What Heather Mills Just Said About Ex-Husband Paul McCartney

3/16/2015 9:40pm EDT
Heather Mills
They had one of the costliest and bitter divorces on record, and now Heather Mills has blasted ex-husband Paul McCartney again, calling him "irrelevant" because he's been working with the likes of Kanye West and Rihanna.

"When I go down the street, I get kids coming up to me... (and) half of them don't even know who he (McCartney) is," Mills said during Ireland's The Late Late Show Saturday night. "That's why he has to do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember.

"When I go down the street, it's, 'Oh my God! You're a ski-racer', or, 'You help the animals,'" she adds, "...I ow...
READ MORE

Music You'll Never Run From

3/13/2015 2:02pm EDT
21 Songs You Don’t Wanna ‘Run’ From!
Some music turns you off the first time you hear it makes you wanna run from it, never to be annoyed or turned off by it again. And then there’s the good stuff, those songs that you would never, ever run from. This list is filled with the good stuff – songs that you embrace, and spin over and over on your iPod. Here are 21 songs you don’t wanna ‘run’ from!

1) Pink Floyd, “Run Like Hell” (The Wall, 1979)

Doesn’t the title say it all, honestly? “Run, Run, Run… you better run all day / and run all night.” It’s like “Run Forrest, runnnnn!”

2) Kelly Clarkson featuring John Legend, “...
READ MORE

See Who Kanye's Performing With At This Year's Grammys

2/3/2015 9:42pm EST
Kanye West
Kim Kardashian showed off husband Kanye West's Grammy collection following news that the rapper is set to perform during this year's big prize ceremony.

The rapper will perform with Paul McCartney and Rihanna on RiRi's latest hit, "FourFiveSeconds," along with a "never-before-seen" solo performance.

The performances will be the first for Kanye at the Grammys in six years. A 56-time nominee and 21-time winner, Kanye is nominated for two awards this year, the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Charlie Wilson) and Best Rap Song for "Bound 2."

Rihanna, a seven-time Grammy winner, is up Best R...
READ MORE

Rihanna Gets Kanye & Sir Paul For Latest Single (Listen!)

1/25/2015 10:47am EST
Paul McCartney, Kanye West & Rihanna Shock Music Industry With '
Just three weeks after Kanye West and Paul McCartney released a track titled "Only One," the surprising music duo team has released a new tune.

The twosome have teamed up with Rihanna for the track "FourFiveSeconds."

The song is available on RihannaNow.com.

The rapper previewed a snipped of "FourFiveSeconds" at the IHeartRadio Summit music industry event in Los Angeles, where the long-winded rapper ranted onstage for a full 45-minute, stream-of-consciousness speech about his "responsibility to innovate."

West then played "FourFiveSeconds" straight off his computer, slammed his laptop sh...
READ MORE

Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands

11/22/2014 7:00pm EST
9 Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands
Most boy bands follow a distinct formula. They are brought together by a rich music producer of sorts and taught to sing, dance synchronically and of course, use a multitude of hair products. After progressively releasing three popular albums, they need to "take a break" and soon, their break becomes a longstanding hiatus. Eventually they reunite for a big comeback show, but their fans have moved on and they disappear into the sunset again.

Very few music superstars are able to break out of the boy band mold and make it big in the world of music. A select few become music legends. These 9 ...
READ MORE

Rumor Patrol: Sir Paul & Kanye Are Collaborating In The Studio

8/18/2014 11:50pm EDT
Paul McCartney and Kanye West
Rumor has it that Paul McCartney is secretly recording music with none other than Kanye West.

According to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, the two have a number of songs that they've written and rehearsed together, and there's even the possibility of a full album, sources claim.

The idea of a collaboration isn't new for McCartney, who has previously said that he'd like to work with a high-profile rapper like Kanye or Jay-Z.

Early buzz about a single titled "Piss On Your Grave" has begun, a title that the Huffington Post confirmed with reps for Kanye on Monday after it was rep...
READ MORE

The 12 Most Underappreciated Paul McCartney Songs

7/17/2014 2:00pm EDT
The 12 Most Underappreciated Paul McCartney Songs
Although he is one of the most prolific singer/songwriters of this generation or any for that matter, there are still many Paul McCartney tunes that go underappreciated by most music fans. In total, McCartney's songs count well over 600, including his hits with The Beatles. But while his Beatles hits have become contemporary classics, many of McCartney's solo works have been dismissed as subpar.

While there are many McCartney/Wings songs that have become true radio favorites, there are still many more that are classic in their own right. The list could be longer, including some favorites y...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Helps Couple Get Engaged At Concert (Video)

7/7/2014 12:30pm EDT
Paul McCartney Helps Couple Get Engaged At Concert (Video)
Paul McCartney is such a great guy that he helped a couple get engaged when he resumed his tour in Albany, New York, on July 5. As you may know, McCartney had been on sick leave from his tour but was well enough to get back to his fans the day following Independence Day, and he made the day special for concertgoers as well as one happy couple.

While performing a second encore, McCartney saw a couple holding up signs help up by John Dann and Claudia Rodgers. His sign read: "I've got the ring and I'm 64," while hers read: "He won't marry me 'til he meets you."

The singer's response to the...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Reveals Health Status In New Video

6/25/2014 7:01pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has reached out to fans to let them know how he's feeling after a vicious viral illness forced him to postpone several concerts in June.

McCartney, who appears to be in high spirits, says in the video, "Hey, how you doing everybody? Everyone's been asking me how I feel. I feel great. Thank you very much for asking.

"Hey listen, this is just also a note to say that the dates that was postponed ... have been rescheduled for September and October. So come and see us then, and we'll come and see you."

Paul then solo'ed with an air guitar, "Feeling great, rockin' and rollin'....
READ MORE

10 Music Myths People Still Believe

6/22/2014 12:55pm EDT
10 Music Myths People Still Believe
Some of the greatest music myths are those that pass through generations and are still fresh and new to each set of ears that hears them. The best of the best are funny, mean and downright outrageous. But hey, you have to be pretty high on the popularity scale to get one of these things said about you, so myth or not, all press is good press. According to Webster's, a myth is a "a widely held but false belief or idea." So in no particular order, here are 10 of the greatest music myths people still believe, even after all these years.

1. Elvis Is Still Alive!

This one is one of the old...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays - June 18, 2014

6/18/2014 3:00am EDT
Paul McCartney
Happy Birthday to:

Beatle Paul McCartney (1942)

Actor Max Records (1997)

Actress Willa Holland (1991)

Canadian actress Renee Olstead (1989)

Canadian singer Colin Munroe (1980)

Country singer Blake Shelton (1976)

Actress Alana De La Garza (1976)

Actor Rob Evors (1976)

Actor Jamel Debbouze (1975)

Actress Julie Depardieu (1973)

Actor Greg Yaitanes (1970)

British singer Alison Moyet (1961)

Actress Andrea Evans (1957)

Actress Carol Kane (1952)

Italian actress Isabella Rossellini (1952)

Actress Carol Kane (1952)

Actor Michael Sheard (1940; d. 2005)

Actor Richard Boone (1917; d. ...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Forced To Postpone June Concerts In U.S. Due To Virus

6/10/2014 1:00pm EDT
Paul McCartney
The virus that forced Paul McCartney to cancel two shows in Japan and postpone a concert in South Korea will also postpone all of the Beatles star's U.S. shows in June.

It's unknown what viral infection McCartney has, but it sounds like it's pretty nasty if the singer postponed so many shows. He said in a statement on his website, "I'm sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon."

The shows, which were to take place in the secon...
READ MORE

Paul McCartney Hospitalized For Virus, Expected To Make 'Complete Recovery'

5/24/2014 4:00pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Singer Paul McCartney has been hospitalized in Tokyo, Japan, for a virus but is expected to make a "complete recovery" and continue his tour.

His spokesperson said on Friday: "Since contracting a virus last week that led to the postponement of tour dates, Paul received successful medical treatment at a hospital in Tokyo. He will make a complete recovery and has been ordered to take a few days rest. Paul has been extremely moved by all the messages and well wishes he has received from fans all over the world."

McCartney, 71, was forced to cancel two concerts in Japan and also postponed a s...
READ MORE

14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail

3/21/2014 11:03pm EDT
14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail
Nobody's perfect, but it may surprise you to learn some the world's most beloved celebrities have spent time in jail.

Mark Wahlberg is a blockbuster star loved by many now, but in his teens he was a very trouble young man. A drug-addled Wahlberg had dozens of run-ins with the law by the time he was in his teens, but the most serious charge against him came after he attacked two Vietnamese men while shouting racial epithets, leaving one of them permanently blind in one eye. Wahlberg served 45 days behind bars for assault.

Tim Allen is known for family-friend fare like Home Improvement...
READ MORE

The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

1/29/2014 3:03pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and sco...
READ MORE

Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

1/28/2014 1:05am EST
Daft Punk Grammys
With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...
READ MORE