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Sir Paul McCartney - Sir Paul McCartney, singer song-writer arrives at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios to record an hour-long special edition programme of 'Mastertapes' that will be broadcast on Radio 4 at 10am on the 28th of May. The singer is also be taking part in an interview and Q&A session for the station. at Maida Vale Studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Paul McCartney And The Rolling Stones To Play One-Off Desert Trip Festival


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If you're going to attend one US music festival this year, make it Desert Trip. With an incredible old school rock 'n' roll line-up featuring Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones, this could be one of the most memorable shows you'll ever get to experience. 

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Without wishing to overwhelm you, Desert Trip Festival offers six massive headliners; all pioneering legends of the 60s and 70s; who will perform over the course of the three-day event from sundown. They are The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and His Band (Friday), Paul McCartney, Neil Young + Promise of the Real (Saturday), Roger Waters and The Who (Sunday).

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John Lennon's Stolen Guitar Fetches $2.4m At Auction


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A guitar stolen from John Lennon in 1963 has sold for $2.4m at an auction in Beverley Hills. The Gibson acoustic was used on the recordings of ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘PS I Love You’ and auctioned alongside other items of Beatles memorabilia, including a drum head which went for $2.1m.

John LennonA guitar stolen from John Lennon has sold for $2.4m at auction.

The guitar and the drum head fetched two of the highest prices ever paid for items of rock and roll memorabilia. Lennon’s guitar had been in the possession of novice musician John McCaw for decades, who bought it in the late 1960s without knowing it had been stolen from the Beatle.

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Paul McCartney Conjures Up The Ghost Of Michael Jackson With New 'Say, Say, Say' Remix


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Sir Paul McCartney has unveiled a brand new video for his hit single ‘Say, Say, Say’, an old collaboration he recorded with Michael Jackson, as part of reissue campaign for his back catalogue of albums.

The former Beatle’s 1983 single teamed him up with the biggest pop star in the world at the time, and provided both of them with a worldwide hit. Originally promoted with a western-themed music video, McCartney commissioned Ryan Heffington, who worked on Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ video, to update the track for 2015.

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson is revived on a brand new remix of his duet with Paul McCartney, 'Say, Say, Say'

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The Beatles' Management Contract With Brian Epstein Fetches £365,000 At Auction


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The original contract signed by The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein sold at auction for £365,000 on Tuesday (September 29th).

The document, dated October 1st 1962, was signed at Epstein’s office in Whitechapel a matter of days before the group released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. It confirmed Epstein, often referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, as the group’s permanent manager and also brought in Richard Starkey (known obviously as Ringo Starr) in place of their former drummer Pete Best.

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Sam Smith Announces His ‘Spectre’ Theme Song: ‘Writing’s On The Wall’


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Sam Smith has confirmed he is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Smith made the announcement on Instagram, with an image of the cover of his soon-to-be-released single entitled ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. Smith has also co-written the song along with his frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes.

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The Beatles' First Ever Recording Contract Going Up For Auction In New York


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A critical piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is to go on sale next month, with the news that the first ever recording contract signed by The Beatles is to go under the hammer in New York.

The Associated Press reports that the contract, believed to have been signed when The Fab Four were in Hamburg, Germany in 1961 serving as backing band for Tony Sheridan on the song ‘My Bonnie’, will be up for auction alongside about 300 other pop music artefacts sold by the estate of Uwe Blaschke, a German record producer and graphic designer who died in 2010.

The BeatlesA fresh-faced Fab Four at the start of their career

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Why Sir Paul McCartney Couldn't Afford (Metaphorically) To Keep Smoking Weed


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Sir Paul McCartney is a family man and he doesn’t want anything to interfere with his responsibility. Case in point: the musician has allegedly given up weed to set the right example for his five grandchildren.

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Macca gave up his "wild child" lifestyle for his grandchildren.

In fact, Macca hasn’t smoked in a long time. The 72-year-old former Beatle, who has five children and eight grandchildren, said he last smoked "a long time ago" and now prefers a glass of wine or a "nice margarita".

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Paul McCartney Admits He Gave Up Smoking Weed To Set An Example For Grandchildren


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At 72 years young former Beatle Paul McCartney has put his wild days behind him, admitting that the last time he smoked cannabis was ‘a long time ago.’ Speaking to The Mirror newspaper, Sir Paul revealed that these days he’s now more likely to be caught having ‘a glass of wine or a nice margarita’, rather than smoking a spliff.

Paul McCartneyMcCartney now follows a clean, healthy lifestyle.

"I don't do that any more. Why? The truth is I don't really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It's now a parent thing," he told the Mirror. "Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little so I'd just try and keep it out of their faces."

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Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney performing live in concert during his 'Out There' tour at Liverpool Echo Arena at Liverpool Echo Arena - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Thursday 28th May 2015

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Paul McCartney Almost Guest Starred In 'Friends'!


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An extraordinary piece of might-have-been casting news has emerged: the people behind the smash sitcom ‘Friends’ came close to getting Sir Paul McCartney to guest star in an episode!

In a new interview with The Huffington Post, the NBC show’s casting director Leslie Litt revealed that she tried extremely hard to get the ex-Beatle to star as Ross’ would-be father-in-law in a 1998 episode, but it conflicted too much with his recording and touring schedule for him to fit in.

Litt envisaged McCartney as playing Ross’s (David Schwimmer) English fiancée Emily’s (Helen Baxendale) father in the two-part finale to season 4.

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Paul McCartney Kicks Off European Tour With Dave Grohl Duet


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Saturday night saw the start of Paul McCartney’s European tour and the rocker gave fans a very special treat on the occasion. Beatles fans got a nod too, as McCartney was joined on stage by Foo Fighters frontman David Grohl to perform one of the band’s classics.

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Watch out, Europe, Paul McCartney is coming to town.

They made a duet out of I Saw Her Standing There. The duet at London’s O2 Arena was not the first time they’ve collaborated together – they performed the same track at the Grammy Awards in 2009 with Grohl on drums. They also worked together on the track Cut Me Some Slack for Grohl’s documentary Sound City, which also picked up a Grammy.

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Paul McCartney Plays Hit Packed Three Hour Set At London's O2 Arena


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It may have been 50 years since The Beatles released ‘Yesterday’, but on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd at London’s 02 arena, 72 year Paul McCartney proved he’s certainly still got it.

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The former Beatle played a career spanning three hour set for the enthusiastic crowd, opening with 1964’s ‘Eight Days A Week’. Macca then took the audience through his storied career playing classics from his Beatles’ days such as ‘Paperback Writer’, The Long and Winding Road, ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Lady Madonna’.

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Sir Paul McCartney - Sir Paul McCartney performs at London's O2 Arena on his 'Out There' tour - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd May 2015

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Sir Paul McCartney - Sir Paul McCartney performs at The O2 Arena on his 'Out There' tour at The O2 Arena - United Kingdom - Saturday 23rd May 2015

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Scientific Study Concludes Hip Hop Was More Impactful Than The Beatles


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A study by the University of London and Imperial College has concluded that the emergence of hip hop has had the biggest impact on the charts of any genre since the 1950s. The study also found that the importance of The Beatles may have been overstated, suggesting that the fab five did not spark a musical revolution.

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The study found there were three musical revolutions on the charts, the first being in 1964 with the rise of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles. The second was in the mid 80s with the use of synthesisers and drum machines, while the third came in 1991 when rap and hip-hop infiltrated the mainstream charts.

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Sir Paul McCartney Tops Sunday Times Rich List - Find Out How Much


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Sir Paul McCartney has been named the UK and Ireland's richest musician with a total fortune of £730 million. The former Beatles' fortune has increased by £20 million in the past year alone.

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McCartney is closely followed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose exploits in composing and producing have seen him amass a fortune of £650 million. The Irish rock band U2 came in third place with a combined wealth of £431 million, followed by Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 

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What Can We Expect From Kanye West's New Album 'So Help Me God'?


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Kanye West has finally announced the title of his forthcoming album, alongside a cryptic symbol that could be an album cover. 'So Help Me God' will be released later this year and features at least two tracks with former Beatle Paul McCartney.

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Kanye West unveils new album title

So if we escape the not altogether uncharacteristic bizarre behaviour that Kanye West has been exhibiting this past month, the rapper is now unveiling a new album to follow up his 2013 number one 'Yeezus'. While he refuses to give any specific release date, 'So Help Me God' is being developed by a team of top producers including Rick Rubin, Q-Tip, French Montana as well as Paul McCartney, with whom he has been working a great deal; the new album features two new tracks with the rock veteran entitled 'Only One' and 'Piss on Your Grave'

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Sir Paul McCartney's Childhood Home Could Be Yours For £100,000


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The childhood home of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney in Speke, Liverpool, is to be sold at auction. The terraced house in Western Avenue was home to McCartney and his parents from 1947 until the mid-1950s and has a guide price of £100,000.

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McCartney's mother Mary worked as a midwife at the time and the family were said to be popular well-known members of the community.

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Taylor Swift And Jimmy Fallon Caught On Jumbotron In 'The Tonight Show' Sketch [Photos]


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Taylor Swift 'reminisces' with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' about their Jumbotron dancing moments in a hilarious sketch as part of his one year anniversary in hosting the show. Prepare to be amazed; there's some serious choreography going on right there.

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Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon dance on 'The Tonight Show' (Credit: Theo Wargo; Getty Images Entertainment)

The 'Shake It Off' sensation is genuinely becoming everyone's favourite party guest these days. Following her rocking rendition of her aforementioned hit single with Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon during 'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary celebrations, she joins the latter on 'The Tonight Show' in a spot of exuberant dancing. 

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So, What Is Kanye West's New Website All About?


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Kanye West has launched a mysterious new website that features only a countdown and nothing else. The site, called Yeezy Supply, has been the cause of a great deal of speculation as to what it’s there to promote.

At the time of writing, the countdown will expire in a little over five days – or, more precisely, at 9pm on Thursday 12th February. The most likely explanation is that this is the same day as the start of New York Fashion Week, and that the countdown is connected to some sort of live show or announcement about a new fashion range.

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Kanye West unveiled a mysterious new website this week - new album?

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Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Set To Perform 'FourFiveSeconds' At Super Bowl Direct TV Party


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Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will cement their new musical collaboration by performing at a Super Bowl party on Saturday night (31st January). Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV party in Glendale, Arizona the night before the big game. Joined by her two new collaborators, Rihanna is likely to perform their track 'FourFiveSeconds' on which McCartney plays acoustic guitar and Rihanna and West provide the vocals.

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Rihanna will be performing at the Super Bowl DirecTV Party on Saturday.

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Rihanna Gives Fans A Behind The Scenes Look At 'FourFiveSeconds' Video Featuring Kanye West And Paul McCartney


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We’ve had a week to listen to 'FourFiveSeconds', Rihanna’s collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney but now the singer has previewed the single’s forthcoming video with a denim-tastic behind the scenes look.

Rhianna Rihanna has collaborated with Kanye West and Paul McCartney on 'FourFiveSeconds'.

In the video Rihanna explains that 'FourFiveSeconds' is the first song that her fans are going to hear from her new album and that this video will be their first visual.

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Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys


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The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.

The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”

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Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend

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Paul McCartney And Kanye West Enlist Rihanna For Latest Musical Collab "FourFiveSeconds"


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Remember that Paul McCartney/Kanye West collaboration they teased with the release of Only You last year? Well, it’s happening – this week saw the creative duo drop FourFiveSeconds – an acoustic offering in the vein of their previous track. FourFiveSeconds was made available on RihannaNow.com over the weekend.

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Could the West/McCartney partnership evolve into a full album?

The track is an anti-negativity anthem in the same vein as West’s 2014 album Yeezus, with him and Rihanna providing all the vocals as McCartney backs them on piano. It’s a smooth track, and definitely should make it on your weekend playlist (maybe in between Kedrick Lamar’s I (Love Myself) and Chance the Rapper’s No Better Blues). It’s Kanye’s second crack at the acoustic, minimally-produced, no beat genre and we’re pretty into it.

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Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney Team Up For 'FourFiveSeconds'


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Rihanna has suddenly released a new song featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West. The 'Diamonds' singer released her new track, entitled 'FourFiveSeconds' on Saturday (24th January). West appeared at the iHeartRadio Summit on Wednesday (21st January) and used the opportunity to debut the new track. West performs vocals with Rihanna and McCartney provides acoustics for 'FourFiveSeconds'. The event was primarily for those working within radio but the trio's song is now available online.

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Rihanna has teamed up with West and McCartney for 'FourFiveSeconds'.

Read More: Rihanna Defeats Topshop in Court Battle over T-shirts.

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Katy Perry Confirms Lenny Kravitz Will Perform With Her At The Super Bowl's Halftime Show


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Katy Perry will be joined by Lenny Kravitz when she performs at the halftime show of the Super Bowl in February.

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Paul McCartney Reveals He Attempted To Pen A Song About Eric Garner Protests


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Sir Paul McCartney is just one of many celebrities who have wanted to help create awareness about the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson and Staten Island, and the iconic musician recently revealed he attempted to write a song about the tragic incident.

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McCartney has attempted to write a song about the Eric Garner protests

While the former Beatle spoke with The Associated Press, he did admit that his efforts to write lyrics about the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner haven't' gone as planned, but he still hasn't given up on creating a protest anthem.

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Paul McCartney Reveals He's No Good At Video Games


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He was the hero of the 60s and 70s as one quarter of The Beatles and Sir Paul McCartney certainly hasn’t slowed down since the demise of the greatest British band of all time. If anything he’s branched out into even darker corners than he may have discovered with John, George and Ringo with his latest single, Hope, which accompanies the release of a new video shooter game, Destiny.

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Paul McCartney can add video game soundtrack to his longest list of musical accomplishments

But while he may have lent his musical talents to the video game soundtrack, it doesn’t mean that he understands video games themselves as he recently revealed to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

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Sir Paul McCartney Speaks About John Lennon's Death


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Sir Paul McCartney has opened up about the death of John Lennon. In an interview on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ which is due air on Saturday night on ITV in the UK, the former Beatle branded Lennon’s murderer Mark David Chapman “the jerk of jerks”. Rather mild, all things considered. The 34th anniversary of Lennon's death is just around the corner, on December 8th.

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Sir Paul McCartney spoke to Jonathan Ross about John Lennon's death

In a story reported by The Mirror, while McCartney acknowledged that there was a great deal of inter-band rivalry and personality clashes during the Beatles’ final few years. "There was acrimony in The Beatles. But when he got killed we were friends. We used to call each other up and swap bread recipes.”

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Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer


After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit with a major tragedy. In June 2011, Campbell announced to his worldwide fan base that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. What followed was a 'goodbye tour' of epic proportions. The tour was originally scheduled for five weeks, but in almost no time at all, that five weeks blossomed into a 151-week tour of sold-out concerts as fans across the globe flocked to see and support the musical legend before his retirement for the industry. His final performance came in 2012, at that year's Grammy Awards Ceremony were he performed his most famous and most loved song, 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.  

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Sir Paul McCartney Spits A Rap To Promote Meat Free Monday Campaign


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British legend Sir Paul McCartney is known for being an extremely talented musician and singer, which he has frequently demonstrated throughout his 50-year career with The Beatles and as a solo artist, but his rap skills aren't quite as adequate yet.

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The former Beatle rapped to promote his Meat Free Monday campaign 

The iconic singer-songwriter recently turned to rapping to promote his Meat Free Monday environmental-awareness campaign, which attempts to convince people to become vegetarians for one day a week to improve their health as well as help reduce the risk of climate change, in order to encourage people to pledge to the cause.

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Sir Paul McCartney - Stars photographed as they arrive and depart the Hunter Original 2015 spring/summer collection at London Fashion Week 2014 - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th September 2014

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Paul McCartney and NANCY SHEVELL - A list celebrities were photographed as they arrive at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 for the Stella McCartney Green Carpet Challenge Collection in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th September 2014

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Finding Fela Review


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While the eventful life of Fela Kuti provides more than enough subject matter for a biographical documentary, award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney weakens the film with a second narrative strand that feels like another movie altogether. He did the same thing with last year's The Armstrong Lie, which compromised the Lance Armstrong scandal with clips from an abandoned glowing doc about his earlier comeback. This time, he has intercut Fela's story with a theatre group trying to mount a show about his life.

Born in 1938, Fela is considered one of the most important figures in 20th century Africa. As a pioneering composer and performer, he transformed Nigeria's musical landscape, all while standing up for human rights and criticising political corruption, often at considerable risk of retaliation from Nigeria's oppressive government. As a young man, he was influenced by jazz clubs he visited in London and Los Angeles, and returned to Lagos to start his own iconic venue, The Shrine. A lone voice against government corruption, he lived a communal life with countless wives, girlfriends and children, and he very nearly sabotaged his career with heavy drug use. But even with his death in 1997 at age 58, he challenged the Nigerian state propaganda machine, which had declared that Aids did not exist in the country.

This story is told with a superb wealth of archival footage, stills and interviews, letting Fela himself speak and sing as his life traverses the first 50 years of Nigerian independence. This is such a vitally important story of a seriously revolutionary man that it's utterly gripping. So it's rather frustrating that Gibney weaves it together with the project to tell Fela's story through a Broadway musical. The practice and performance clips offer dramatic recreations of events in Fela's life, putting his music in context, but the actual home movies and newsreel clips tell us a lot more.

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Kanye West And Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together


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Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and former Beatle have been quietly collaborating on a number of songs, including one tentatively titled - wait for it - 'Piss on My Grave'.

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Insiders said that West's wife Kim Kardashian had been heard telling friends that she was surprised by the provocative name. West, who has declined to comment on the rumors, was present at McCartney's show at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium last week and the singer-songwriter has previously spoken of his desire to collaborate with Kanye.

During an interview with Zane Lowe during the publicity tour for his solo album New, McCartney said he had "resisted the temptation to get a rapper in" for his funk-enthused track Appreciate, though would have chosen either Kanye or Jay-Z for the job.

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Fans Bid A Peaceful Farewell To San Francisco's Candlestick Park With Paul McCartney Gig


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On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades, was saluted by Paul McCartney with a gig that lasted until midnight. It is set to be demolished to make room for a housing, retail and entertainment development, according to the New York Daily News.  

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The venue, affectionately nicknamed The Stick by San Fran locals has hosted greats from both teams, including Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Willie Mays. Older residents still remember The Catch - Montana's touchdown pass to Dwight Clark to win the NFC championship game in January 1982 and send the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. 

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10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden


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Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden is taking over the slot from current host, Craig Ferguson, although representatives for the British comedy actor and CBS have yet to confirm the situation. 

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Reports suggested that James Corden will be the next host of CBS' The Late Late Show

Already a big hit in the UK from Gavin and Stacey, Americans seem as yet unsure about the potential new face on their screens as they know little about him. So, to help our stateside counterparts and to give us Brits a little bit more information about this comedy favourite, here are 10 things that you didn’t know about James Corden.

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Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, Or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing


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A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing outside the Abbey Road Studio. Hundreds of music fans visit the crossing in St John's Wood each day, slowing traffic by recreating the famous album cover.

The BeatlesThe Beatles famously walked across the zebra crossing for the cover of their seminal 'Abbey Road' album cover

Business owners and local residents have complained about pedestrian safety, traffic issues and graffiti caused by the tourist destination. Councillor Lindsey Hall is looking to install a lollipop lady or man at the site, to act as the "eyes and ears" for the council when such issues arise.

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Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary


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Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.

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Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.

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Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands As Ron Howard Signs On To Direct


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Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is Howard’s second music documentary, following last year’s Jay-Z festival film 'Made in America.'

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With the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Apple Corps, White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary. “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

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The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years


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Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, the surviving wives of John Lennon and George Harrison. The production has been authorised by Apple Corps Ltd., the band's holding company.

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Nearly 45 years after their break-up, fans of The Beatles are still hungry for more from the iconic band.

As for the subject matter, the as-of-yet-unnamed documentary is slated to focus on the band’s earliest years, between 1960 and 1966, during which the Liverpool foursome released 20 studio and live records in total, from their first record Please Please Me, released in ’63 to the 1966 landmark, Revolver.

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Nebraska Teens Make Headlines With Stealthy Paul McCartney, Warren Buffett Selfie


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Internet fame may not exactly be hard to come by these days but it's hard to begrudge limelight to the snap-happy antics of a few rather cheeky Nebraskan teens who made the most of celebrities being in town.

Tom White, Luke Koester and Jacob Murray wasted no time in cementing the moment when they spotted Sir Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett chilling on a bench in Dundee. The musician and the Omaha-based billionaire, who dined together during their evening in Dundee, appear to notice the photo being taken but do not object to the cheery fans.

Murray shared the image on Twitter on Saturday night, writing "Best picture of the night with @WarrenBuffett and @Paul McCartney goes to Tom White!" Meanwhile Koester later uploaded a photograph of McCartney walking down the street. "Just saw Paul McCartney in Dundee! My night is awesome!!!!!" he wrote before lamenting "Too bad he couldn't sign my Abby Road vinyl :/"

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Paul McCartney: Just One In A Long List Of Celebs Who Love A Good Proposal


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Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is cleary a sucker for a good love story

The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.

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It's Great To Be Back!” Paul McCartney Returns To The Stage In New York After Illness


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Sir Paul McCartney has resumed his world tour in New York, just two months after being struck down with a virus which forced him to postpone a number of shows.

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The Beatles legend took to the stage at The Times Union Centre in Albany, New York on Saturday night, telling the 17,500 fans, “It’s great to be back!” He then opened his set with a rendition of ‘Eight Days a Week’, before going into 'My Valentine', which he dedicated to his wife Nancy Shevell.

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Paul McCartney, Post Viral Infection, Proves He's Fighting Fit In New York


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Paul McCartney is back and evidently feeling much better after his health scare in May which landed him in a Tokyo hospital for six days. The 72-year-old former Beatle was forced to cancel a number of concerts in Japan and Korea after he came down with a viral infection on 16th May.

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McCartney arriving in Tokyo in May.

McCartney performed at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York on Saturday (5th July) and appeared to be back on top form, as USA Today reports. He is continuing his Out There tour, the Asia leg of which had to be cancelled due to his illness. Although McCartney initially cancelled only one night in Tokyo (17th May), it soon became apparent he would not be well enough to continue on to the other venues in Japan. He was due to perform in Seoul, Korea on 28th May but was also forced to cancel. 

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PETA Supporters - Paul McCartney look-a-likes hit the streets of Liverpool. PETA supporters, wearing Paul MCartney masks, honor the former Beatle for his birthday with a pro-vegetarian rally in Liverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th June 2014

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Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney teams up with Newman the robot for his NEW video 'Appreciate' & Japanese tour dates. Paul McCartney has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the world. In recent years his videos have featured a stellar line up of guests including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman. Today, Paul announced his first artistic collaboration with a robot. Newman, the robot, has teamed up with Paul for his new music video for the song 'Appreciate'. 'Appreciate' is taken from Paul's latest studio album 'NEW', which was launched last year. Shown on Youtube HD - Monday 19th May 2014

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Paul McCartney and NANCY SHEVELL - Paul McCartney, James McCartney, Nancy Shevell and family out at the Clippers game. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 120-97 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 6th April 2014

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Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney walking with wife Nancy Shevell in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 5th April 2014

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NANCY SHEVELL and Sir Paul McCartney - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Sir Paul McCartney - The 2014 NME Awards at the Brixton Academy - Outside Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Sir Paul McCartney - The NME Awards 2014 held at O2 Academy Brixton - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 26th February 2013

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Paul McCartney - The NME Awards 2014 held at O2 Academy Brixton - Arrivals - London, Ukraine - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Paul McCartney and NANCY SHEVELL - McCartney family seen out for a rare family dinner at La Petite Maison restaurant. Paul McCartney, James McCartney, Stella McCartney, and Paul's wife Nancy were seen dining out at the Mayfair restaurant together. Paul wished photographers a Merry Christmas upon leaving the restaurant with his family. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th December 2013

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Sir Paul McCartney, CBS and David Letterman - Paul McCartney New York City, USA - performing live on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater for CBS's 'Late Show with David Letterman.' McCartney is performing for the first time at the Ed Sullivan Theater since his television debut in Feburary 1964 with The Beatles Wednesday 15th July 2009

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Sir Paul McCartney - Sunday 21st December 2008 at Hmv Oxford Street London, England

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Sir Paul McCartney and Paul McCartney - Thursday 24th January 2008 at The Ivy London London, England

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Sir Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono Lennon, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison Las Vegas, Nevada - The Beatles 'Love' by Cirque Du Soleil celebrates 1st Anniversary at The Mirage Hotel and Casino Tuesday 26th June 2007

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