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Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands

November 22nd, 2014 7:00pm EST
nick jonas
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 ...
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Rumor Patrol: Sir Paul & Kanye Are Collaborating In The Studio

August 18th, 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...
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The 12 Most Underappreciated Paul McCartney Songs

July 17th, 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...
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Paul McCartney Helps Couple Get Engaged At Concert (Video)

July 7th, 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...
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Paul McCartney Reveals Health Status In New Video

June 25th, 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'....
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10 Music Myths People Still Believe

June 22nd, 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...
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Paul McCartney Forced To Postpone June Concerts In U.S. Due To Virus

June 10th, 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...
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Paul McCartney Hospitalized For Virus, Expected To Make 'Complete Recovery'

May 24th, 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...
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14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail

March 21st, 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...
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The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 29th, 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...
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Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 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...
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Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr To Reunite At Grammy Awards

January 21st, 2014 8:31am EST
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney will reunite at the Grammy Awards this weekend. The iconic Beatles bass player and drummer are scheduled to perform at the 56th annual event on Sunday, Jan. 26 in Los Angeles.

The pair are the only survivors of the 60s British Band.

McCartney's song "Cut Me Some Slack" (a collaboration with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic) has been nominated for "Best Rock Song," while Starr's "Live Kisses" DVD is up for "Best Music Film."

Starr recently told Access Hollywood: "To celebrate the 50 years since we landed in New York in February [1964], they are putting on a bi...
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Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Palermo, More Stars Show Off Their Bikini Bodies In Cabo, Barbados & St. Barts

December 30th, 2013 8:21pm EST
Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Palermo, More Stars Show Off Their Biki
After celebrating Christmas with her fiance's family in New York City, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux jetted to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico over the weekend to ring in the new year.

The couple hung out with celebrity pals including Courteney Cox, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky, Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearey, who are expected to join them in the holiday festivities.

Aniston was spotted in purple and black string bikinis as she soaked up the rays, kissed her boyfriend and snacked on what looked to be healthy veggies.

According to the MailOnline, the pair recently revealed they had couple'...
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Paul McCartney To Create Robot Friend For Stage Shows

October 27th, 2013 8:11am EDT
Paul McCarthney
Paul McCartney has commissioned the puppet masters who created the horses for hit London stage show War Horse to design a robot for his upcoming concerts.
 
The former Beatle dreamed up the idea of having an Iron Man-esque sidekick onstage with him as he tours to promote his new album New after reading classic kids tale The Iron Giant to his daughter, Beatrice.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I got this little vision... of me in front of a forest in a checked shirt... and right next to me with his arm around me, was a robot, this very shiny guy. So I'm working with the idea... of havin...
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Paul McCartney's 'Queenie Eye' Video Features Tons Of Celebrity A-Listers (Watch It!)

October 25th, 2013 3:51pm EDT
Paul McCartney
The stars turned out in full force to help the legendary Paul McCartney with his latest video, "Queenie Eye."

The upbeat new single, which we guarantee will get you moving, features cameos from dozens of famous faces, including Johnny Depp, Lily Collins, Jude Law, Tracey Ullman, Jeremy Irons, Sean Penn, Chris Pine and Kate Moss.

If that isn't enough, how about adding Alice Eve, James Corden, Tom Ford, Gary Barlow and Meryl Streep?

The video was shot at the famed Abbey Road Studios, where pals of the former Beatle and daughter Stella convened to help with the catchy tune.

The single, whi...
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Paul McCartney Defends Miley Cyrus Over Racy Performances

October 15th, 2013 11:41pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has come to the defense of Miley Cyrus over her recent performances, saying that we've all "seen worse than that."

McCartney told Britain's Sky News that he saw Miley's MTV Video Music Awards performance and thought it was only "mildly shocking".

"You know what, I don't think it was explicit at all," he says. "You couldn't see anything! I watched it just as an experiment, to check. But obviously you look at it and you go, 'What's everyone shouting about?'.

"Someone said to me that the world that a lot of those people like Miley live in is all noise, and they'...
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Top Ten Reasons Outside Lands Music Festival Was Magical

August 13th, 2013 9:01pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Last weekend the beautiful (yet cold and windy) city of San Francisco hosted the 6th annual Outside Lands music festival with headliners Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Here are the top ten reasons why the festival was magical:

1.) Sir Paul McCartney...period.

2.) The Red Hot Chili Peppers proved that they can still rock the house- 'Oldies but Goodies' in our book. 

3.) Despite the hundreds of Port-a-Potties, hundreds of people still felt the need to pee out in the open directly behind the port-a-potties. A very hysterical sight.

4.) Lamb Fries at the Outs...
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Paul McCartney Visits Graceland, Leaves Guitar Pick On Elvis' Grave

May 28th, 2013 11:56am EDT
Paul McCartney
On Sunday, Paul McCartney paid tribute to Elvis Presley by leaving a guitar pick on a memorial for The King at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

The former Beatles star was in town to perform for the FedExForum. He spent some of his downtime visiting the tourist attraction, where Presley died in 1977.

The Graceland estate includes a large museum and several on-site memorials. McCartney visited the grounds to honor the King of Rock and Roll.

The singer tweeted a photo of his visit with the caption: "Paying Respects #OutThere at #Graceland."

McCartney made headlines earlier this month afte...
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A Supergroup That Could Have Been: Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix & Miles Davis

May 11th, 2013 5:02pm EDT
Jimi Hendrix
The music universe did not know it at the time but it was deprived of one of the most unique endeavors ever proposed.

Paul McCartney missed out on the chance to form a supergroup with fellow music icons Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis in 1969 - because he was on holiday.

Hendrix, Davis and the jazz trumpeter's drummer, Tony Williams, were making plans to record an album together with producer Alan Douglas, and decided to call on The Beatles legend to join them on bass.

They sent out the invite via telegram on October 22, 1969, writing, "We are recording and (sic) LP together this weekend. H...
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Paul McCartney Lends His Support To Voices Against Violence Campaign

April 18th, 2013 9:41pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has urged his fans to support Tony Bennett's campaign to tighten gun laws in the country.

The Beatles legend, whose band mate John Lennon was shot dead in New York in 1980, is backing Bennett's Voices Against Violence crusade, which is encouraging citizens to push for new legislation on weapons ownership.

Despite a gun-control bill losing a Congress vote on Wednesday, McCartney is urging supporters to continue lobbying politicians for change and has recorded a telephone message which will be played to everyone taking part in the campaign before they are put through to the ...
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Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies At 79

March 31st, 2013 10:07am EDT
Phil Ramone
Famed music producer Phil Ramone has died at the age of 79. The producer and sound engineer, who worked with stars including Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand, passed away on Saturday in New York City. 

His death comes just weeks after he was hospitalized to treat an aortic aneurysm. 

Ramone, who was born in South Africa, but grew up in the Big Apple, won 14 Grammy Awards throughout his illustrious career, including album of the year prizes for Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, Billy Joel's 52nd Street and Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company.  He won his last Grammy...
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The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 28th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend (they have hedgehog cheerleaders now!). 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 th...
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Paul McCartney To Sing With Nirvana At Sandy Relief Concert

December 12th, 2012 2:01pm EST
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney is to fill in for Kurt Cobain as the surviving members of Nirvana reunite at the Superstorm Sandy benefit in New York on Wednesday.

Grunge stars Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic have reportedly enlisted the Beatle to play onstage with them at the Madison Square Garden charity performance.

The Fab Four legend reveals Grohl invited him to "jam with some mates," but admits he had no idea he was filling in for tragic rocker Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994.

Paul tells Britain's The Sun, "I didn't really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be bac...
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Stella McCartney Honors Her Parents' Marriage With New Perfume

August 30th, 2012 5:28pm EDT
Stella McCartney
Paul McCartney's fashion designer daughter Stella has created a new perfume in honor of his near 30-year marriage to her mother.

Photographer Linda Eastman wed the Beatles legend in 1969 and the couple enjoyed a lasting relationship until she lost her battle with breast cancer in 1998, aged 56.

Now, their daughter Stella McCartney has paid tribute to her parents' romance by launching a new fragrance based on the Let It Be hit-maker's nickname for his wife, L.I.L.Y., which was also her favorite flower.

She tells Harper's Bazaar, "I've been hiding away from giving out information but, y...
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Pamela Anderson Celebrates Elephant Campaign Triumph

August 23rd, 2012 1:45pm EDT
Pamela Anderson
Animal-loving stars Pamela Anderson and Paul McCartney are celebrating after their campaign to save an elephant from a life of misery ended in victory.

The former Baywatch beauty and the Beatles star publicly backed a drive by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to rescue Sunder, an elephant who suffered injuries after being mistreated by his handler and kept in a tiny shed at the Jyotiba Temple in India.

Both stars sent letters to Indian officials urging them to step in and end the scandal - and on Thursday it emerged Sunder is to be moved from the temple to a wildlife r...
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Paul McCartney Vows To Help Imprisoned Russian Punk Trio

August 16th, 2012 12:47pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has promised to do everything in his power to help jailed rockers Pussy Riot.

Three stars of the Russian band are behind bars awaiting a court verdict on charges of hooliganism after they performed a protest song against President Vladimir Putin at a church in Moscow earlier this year.

Singers including Madonna and Bjork have already thrown their weight behind a campaign to free the trio, and now Beatles legend McCartney has joined them, insisting jailing the musicians impinges on their "artistic freedom".

In an open letter to the caged rockers, posted on his official w...
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Olympic Soundrack Bounds To Top Of iTunes Chart

July 30th, 2012 8:32am EDT
Dizzee Rascal
The Olympic soundtrack is must-have music as evidenced by its climb to the top of the iTunes chart. The "Isle of Wonder" album features everything from Dizzee Rascal, to the Arctic Monkeys, and the Four Nations Choir.

Filmmaker Danny Boyle masterminded the opening ceremony on Friday night ,and he featured a lot of contemporary music, as well as some classical tunes.

Boyle's collaborators are featured prominently on the album, including his "Slumdog Millionaire" soundman AR Rahman, who is featured on the disc.

The album features music by Mike Oldfield, Emeli Sande, The Chemical Brothers, ...
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Celebrities Dazzled By Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 28th, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr, Bette Midler and Christina Applegate were among the stars who offered their congratulations to Danny Boyle as his spectacular show opened the Olympic Games in London on Friday night.

The festivities kicked off with a stunning opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and the show, directed by moviemaker Boyle, was watched by an estimated 4 billion people across the world.

A number of celebrity sports fans were among those watching the extravaganza on TV and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Boyle's efforts.

Joe Jonas tweeted throughout the ceremony a...
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London Olympics Begin With Dazzling Star-Studded Show

July 28th, 2012 9:00am EDT
London Olympics
On Friday, "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle kicked off the London 2012 Olympic Games with a dazzling visual spectacular that included appearances by actor Kenneth Branagh, James Bond star Daniel Craig, author J.K. Rowling and Queen Elizabeth II.

The filmmaker presented the Isles of Wonder Opening Ceremony in Stratford, East London, and the Oscar winner did not disappoint.

The sound of the Olympic Bell signalled the official start of the London Games as the patriotic hymn "Jerusalem" was sung throughout the stadium. Branagh was the first celebrity to appear as he stepped up to po...
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Festival Organizers Defend Bruce Springsteen Cut Off

July 16th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Bruce Springsteen
Organizers of a London music festival have defended their decision to shut down Bruce Springsteen's set after he broke a curfew, blaming the move on health and safety rules.

The Boss took to the stage to headline the Hard Rock Calling event in London's Hyde Park on Saturday night and at the end of his three-hour show, he brought out Paul McCartney for an encore.

The pair played two songs, but they were cut off when festival bosses turned off their microphones in a bid to stop the gig from over- running.

Springsteen's E Street Band bandmate Steven Van Zandt criticised the move on Twitt...
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