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Paul McCartney's Wood Destroyed By Disease

April 1st, 2012 5:30pm EDT
Paul and Linda McCartney
A forest Paul McCartney planted in memory of his late wife Linda has been destroyed by disease.

After his wife's death from cancer in 1998, the Beatles star planted numerous trees on the border of the estate he shared with Linda in Somerset, England.

However, the woodland has been devastated by phytophthora ramorum, or sudden oak death, a disease which has infected many of the trees in Linda's Wood and forced caretakers to cut them down.

McCartney entrusted the maintenance of the green space to the League Against Cruel Sports and spokesperson Joe Duckworth confirms most of the larch tree...
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Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell In London

October 9th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney married his fiancee Nancy Shevell in London on Sunday on the day his late bandmate John Lennon would have turned 71.

The Beatles legend, 69, proposed to New York socialite Shevell in May after four years together, and they became man and wife on Sunday at London's Westminster registry office at The Old Marylebone Town Hall - the same venue where McCartney married his first wife, Linda.

The couple received a blessing at a local synagogue on Saturday evening as part of Shevell's Jewish religion ahead of Sunday's civil service.

Shevell wore a flower in her hair and a simple w...
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Wings Bandmate Offers Insight Into Paul McCartney's Reaction To John Lennon's Death

June 18th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Paul McCartney
Former Wings star Denny Laine has given Beatles fans an insight into Paul McCartney's reaction to John Lennon's death in a new documentary, revealing his bandmate was "gutted" and in need of musical therapy.

Little is known about how McCartney dealt with the tragic news in December, 1980 - but now Laine has revealed his bandmate locked himself away in the studio and tried to work out his grief with music.

Appearing briefly in new film Beatles Stories, Laine recalls working with an upset and thoughtful McCartney in London in the days following Lennon's death.

He tells filmmaker Seth Sw...
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Axl Rose Named Best Frontman Of All Time

December 30th, 2010 11:00am EST
Guns N' Roses
Rocker Axl Rose has been voted the best frontman of all time, ahead of stars including Freddie Mercury and John Lennon.

The Guns N' Roses singer gained the most votes to take the top spot in a Musicradar.com poll, fighting off competition from Queen star Mercury, who landed in second place.

Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant came in third place, while Ronnie James Dio - who passed away earlier this year - claimed the fourth spot as the frontman of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Beatles legend Lennon rounded out the top five.

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Kurt C...
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Paul McCartney To Be Honored At The White House

May 25th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Paul McCartney
The details of Paul McCartney's big White House showdown have been revealed a week after the former Beatles star hinted about a presidential concert in a web chat.

The Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Stevie Wonder and Jerry Seinfeld will be part of an all-star line-up that will honor McCartney when he receives the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress in the White House's East Room. Jack White, Dave Grohl, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello will also be part of the festivities on June 2nd. Paul Simon and Wonder are past Gershwin Prize winners.

McCartney treated ...
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Watch Sheena Easton's 'For Your Eyes Only' From 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond'

November 11th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Quantum of Solace
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM's new James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, Capitol/EMI announced that an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond' was released on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.

Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only":

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films' memorable themes. 'Th...
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Paul McCartney Loves Duffy Cover

September 22nd, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Duffy
Singer Duffy has recorded a version of Paul McCartney's classic song "Live And Let Die" for charity - and the Beatles legend is astonished with the result. The Welsh songstress tackled the hit Bond theme for her contribution to the upcoming War Child charity album Heroes.

And McCartney is bowled over with the new version of his Oscar-nominated Wings song.

The track is among a host of classic cover versions slated for inclusion on the new album, which is due for release in November.

As part of the project, a legion of musical legends including Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Beach...
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Five Must-See Concerts Before You Die

July 14th, 2008 10:09am EDT
Led Zeppelin
Picture this scenario: you're on your deathbed, all of your finances are in order and amends have been made in every single one of your personal relationships. Something is wrong though; something keeps persistently gnawing at your emotions of regret until you realize that, as a fan of Rock and Roll, there were too many missed opportunities throughout your life. Too many nights, watching concerts from the latest fad, instead of seeing the true greats of arena history. If only you could go back in time, perhaps forgo that night wasted on The Spin Doctors and trade that experience for a night...
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Music Technology: Then And Now

May 2nd, 2008 1:38pm EDT
Kraftwerk
Almost everyone owns an Ipod, or some other form of music listening device, that we can thank to the benefits of the changes in music technology. If we were to consider however how the "music" itself has changed due to technology, then the changes in music technology can be viewed from a whole other point of view.

From a broader perspective we can perhaps say it really started with the German Electronic pop group Kraftwerk. They were essentially the first band to have the foresight to mix electronic sounds provided by the "new technology" on hand in the 70's and mix it with the pop s...
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'The McCartney Years' 3-DVD Set Drops Nov. 13

November 6th, 2007 8:15pm EST
Paul McCartney
On November 13th 2007, The McCartney Years will hit the stores from MPL/Rhino Entertainment. This first time ever DVD includes the definitive visual collection of Paul McCartney's amazing career featuring solo music videos, career-spanning live performances, personal commentary by Paul McCartney and exclusive footage that tracks his incredible musical journey as never before.

Spanning four decades The McCartney Years is a three volume DVD collection, featuring some of the world's best-loved music that has become the soundtrack to all our lives.

Volume One and Volume Two contain t...
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Paul McCartney On His New Album, 'Memory Almost Full'; Due June 5

May 4th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Paul McCartney
I started this album, Memory Almost Full, before my last album Chaos And Creation In The Backyard (released September 2005). The first recording session was back in the autumn of 2003 at Abbey Road with my touring band and producer David Kahne. I was right in the middle of it when I began talking with Nigel Godrich about a brand new project (which became Chaos And Creation In The Backyard).

After the Grammy nomination when everything concerning Chaos was finished I returned to making this album. I was wondering if I would enjoy it, but actually I really loved it. In places it's a v...
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Paul McCartney's A&E Concert Coming To DVD Nov. 14

November 3rd, 2006 11:37am EST
Paul McCartney
On Friday, September 16th, 2005, Miami's American Airlines Arena played host to Paul McCartney. It marked the opening of an all-new, totally sold-out, concert tour that highlighted yet more Beatles, Wings and solo music. It didn't take long for the 11-week, 34 show 'US' Tour to became the hottest concert ticket in America. As a matter of fact, by the time the tour hit the road there wasn't a seat available to the public. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket heard Wings classics like "Too Many People," "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Live And Let Die," Beatles classics "Magical Mystery To...
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