Sir Paul Mccartney Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

14th October 2016

Quote: "This is the biggest gig we ever played. We thought it would be a good idea to come out to a little roadhouse like this." Paul McCartney jokes about his Thursday night (13Oct16) performance at 700-capacity former biker bar Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Yucca Valley, California. The intimate gig served as a warm-up for MACca's return to the nearby Desert Trip festival on Saturday (15Oct16). The former Beatles star played for 80,000 fans at the first weekend of the inaugural California festival on Saturday (08Oct16).

20th June 2016

Fact: Director Ron Howard's authorised documentary film about the early years of legendary British rockers The Beatles is to be released in select U.S. cinemas on 16 September (16). The movie, titled The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, made with the full cooperation of surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and the Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of deceased members John Lennon and George Harrison, will also be made available on the internet streaming service Hulu on 17 September (16).

12th May 2016

Fact: Both weekends of the inaugural Desert Trip festival in California have reportedly sold out in less than six hours. Fans flocked to score tickets to see headliners Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, and Neil Young in what is expected to be a record-breaking box office gross. The festival will run over two weekends in October (16) on the site of the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals. The box office gross is estimated to top $150 million (GBP104 million).

21st December 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney scored an early Christmas gift on Sunday (20Dec15) after catching one of the free T-shirts thrown out to the crowd while attending a Brooklyn Nets game in New York City. The British rock legend was courtside with his wife Nancy at the Barclays Center for the basketball clash against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he managed to snag a Nets freebie, two years after previously trying and failing to do the same in 2013. However, the former Beatles icon's presence didn't bring the home team much luck - the Nets lost the game 85-100.

21st December 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance on U.S. sketch show on Saturday Night Live this weekend (19Dec15) to join musical guest Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to perform festive favourite Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.

25th August 2015

Quote: "I spoke to Lady GaGa the other day. She was talking about self-loathing. I said... 'You sing like an angel, you're amazing, you write stuff, you perform. Please don't have any self-loathing.' But everyone has it. I don't think it just exists in artists." Sir Paul McCartney has been offering some words of encouragement to LADY GAGA.

7th July 2015

Tweet: "Happiest of birthdays to @ringostarrmusic on this special day. It's my Dad's too - he would have been 113!" Sir Paul McCartney sends his best wishes to his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr as he marks his 75th birthday on Tuesday (07Jul15).

5th July 2015

Quote: "Sit at home and watch telly? Gardening, golf... no thanks. Occasionally, I do think, 'You should have got fed up by now, you should be jaded'. But then I still enjoy writing, I still enjoy singing. What am I gonna do? You see so many people who retire and then immediately expire." Sir Paul McCartney, who released his most recent album in 2013 and is still touring, won't be retiring anytime soon.

26th June 2015

Quote: "I actually haven't heard the music he did with Kanye, but I thought it was really funny that people didn't know who he was and all the Kanye fans were like, 'Man, that Paul is going to be really famous after Kanye worked with him!' I think it's cool that Paul wants to work with Kanye, it's kind of fun, it makes the world more interesting that those two people want to collaborate... Kanye often seems silly, but I think he is a real artist and I do like his music." Sean Lennon on Sir Paul McCartney's recent collaborative efforts with Kanye.

20th April 2015

Quote: "It was so cool, man, just to reunite with an old friend... (and) it's about f**king time, man...! It's great. It's the completion. Now the four of us are in as a band, and as individuals. It would have been a shame if he hadn't been in, right?" Sir Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr's induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which took place on Saturday night (18Apr15).

1st April 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has a daily reminder of John Lennon - a 2015 calendar featuring photographs of his late Beatles bandmate adorns a wall in the kitchen of his recording studio in East Sussex, England.

30th March 2015

Quote: "I love Led Zeppelin, but you watch them playing live and you can see them looking back at John Bonham, like, 'What the hell are you doing - this is the beat'. You could turn your back on Ringo and never have to worry. He both gave you security and you knew he was going to nail it." Sir Paul McCartney pays tribute to his former Beatles bandmate and longtime pal Ringo Starr. MCCartney will induct Starr into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month (Apr15).

3rd March 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney can be heard whistling on pal Kanye West's new track All Day. The rapper debuted the studio version of the song on Monday (23Feb15), days after premiering the tune at the BRIT Awards in London last week (25Feb15). The Beatles star also appears on West's tracks Only One and FourFiveSeconds with Rihanna.

25th February 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney will make a rare U.S. festival appearance when he headlines the Firefly 2015 event alongside Kings of Leon and The Killers. MCCartney's name was blurred out on the bill when the line-up was first announced earlier this month (Feb15). The Dover, Delaware festival takes place in June (15).

15th February 2015

Fact: Eddie Murphy, Emma Stone, Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey and Billy Crystal were among the stars who turned out for Paul McCartney's Valentine's Day (14Feb15) gig at New York City's Irving Plaza on Saturday.

3rd February 2015

Fact: Music giants Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are to perform their collaborative track FourFiveSeconds at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (08Feb15).

2nd February 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake have been tapped to appear on the upcoming star-studded 40th anniversary special for U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. The live Tv event will air in America on 15 February (15).

29th January 2015

Fact: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter North West is the star of her rapper dad's music video for Only One, his recent collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney. West and his only child are seen wandering through a field in the promo for the heart-warming track which pays tribute to the rapper's late mother Donda.

28th January 2015

Quote: "We were in Mexico for a month and he was recording and it was so loud. But every night when he was recording Only One, I would put North to bed and it would just play over and over so loud and she would just fall right asleep. It was like the best lullaby." Kanye West's new Paul McCartney collaboration helps to put his daughter to sleep, according to the rapper's wife Kim Kardashian.

2nd January 2015

Fact: Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney have collaborated on an emotional track called Only One. West sings over MCCartney's organ-playing and discusses his late mother, Donda, and his daughter with Kim Kardashian, North.

31st December 2014

Quote: "I don’t really think (the music industry's) got any better. We would record four tracks in a day - which is unheard of now... It was very simple, you had to just be very disciplined... Whereas now you know you go, ‘Oh, we can get it. We’ll do another take or we’ll get it in the mix, we’ll just take that bum note out, we’ll stick it on Pro-Tools, we’ll fix it.’ But it gives you, I think, too many options... I don’t think it helps the process." Sir Paul McCartney insists modern technology has not improved the music idustry.

19th December 2014

Quote: "How the hell am I am going to write a song like that? I can't change the title. I can't say I'm going to write a song, 'Live and Let Fish'. Then you sit around and go, 'Ok, you used to say live and let live...' You work out a whole hypothesis." Sir Paul McCartney on how he came up with his anthemic James Bond theme Live & Let Die.

18th December 2014

Quote: "I've tried them, but I'm not good at them... They're shooting at me and I get killed, and I hand the control back." Sir Paul McCartney can't get to grips with video games, despite signing up to provide a song for new game Destiny.

17th December 2014

Quote: "I am, I definitely am. I'm really excited about that..." Sir Paul McCartney is looking forward to honouring his former The Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr with the Award for Musical Excellence at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next year (15). The drummer will become the last member of The Beatles to be saluted by organisation bosses as a solo artist.

20th October 2014

Tweet: "China! It seems like everyone else has, but I haven't!" Sir Paul McCartney responds to a fan's tweeted question about places he'd still like to play. A virus forced him to pull the plug on a series of shows there earlier this year (14).

20th October 2014

Tweet: "I do like it, it allows me to go unrecognised in my disguise." Sir Paul McCartney responds to a fan's Twitter question about Halloween.

28th August 2014

Fact: The door to Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool, England is going under the hammer just a year after it was previously auctioned. It sold for $8,000 (£4,700) last year (13) and is expected to fetch $13,600 (£8,000) when it goes up for sale at Christie's auction house in London on 2 September (14).

27th August 2014

Fact: U.S. politician Bruce Blakeman, who was previously married to Sir Paul McCartney's wife NANCY SHEVELL, is set to remarry after proposing to his girlfriend.

7th August 2014

Quote: "Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, 'I am killing him - all for the passing pleasure it brings me'. And something inside me clicked. I realised, as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him as mine is to me." Rocker and animal rights activist Sir Paul McCartney recalls the day he gave up angling.

24th July 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney refused to let 'Weird Al' Yankovic parody Wings hit Live & Let Die because, as a vegetarian, he didn't like the title, Chicken Pot-Pie.

18th July 2014

Quote: "It would be a pity if Eric retires, because... he really plays good! But he's that kind of guy, Eric. I can see him saying, 'I'm going to retire.' He's kind of a homebody in essence... I remember him joking about how I stand up for the whole show. He said, 'I sit down.' That's a blues player thing. But he's just too good a player. I would say to him, 'Yeah, by all means, sit down, Eric. But don't retire'." Sir Paul McCartney urges Eric Clapton not to hang up his guitar after the rocker suggested he was ready to quit music last month (Jun14).

15th July 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has dusted off his first ever guitar for his new Early Days video. The legendary star played the Zenith Model 17, which he reportedly bought in 1956 when he was 14, on the Beatles' first trip to Hamburg, Germany, and he composed his first song, I Lost My Little Girl, on it. Now he has picked up the instrument again for the new promo, which also features a cameo from actor Johnny Depp, who also appeared in MCCartney's star-studded Queenie Eye video.

25th June 2014

Quote: "I feel great... rocking and rolling... Yeah!" Sir Paul McCartney has assured fans he's feeling well and ready to resume his Out There tour after an illness-induced hiatus. MCCartney was hospitalised for a virus he contracted in Japan and had to postpone the opening leg of his U.S. tour. All dates have been rescheduled.

11th May 2014

Fact: British model-turned-reality Tv star Katie Price has hired the top female lawyer behind Sir Paul McCartney's 2008 divorce from Heather Mills. Following news of her split from husband Kieran Hayler amid allegations he cheated, Price has signed up Fiona Shackleton, who also acted on behalf of her cousin Nigella Lawson during her divorce from Charles Saatchi last year (13).

21st April 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is selling a boat he owned with late wife Linda to raise funds for charity. The Beatles legend is hoping the vessel, named Barnaby Rudge after a Charles DICkens character, will raise $96,000 (£60,000) for Oxfam.

13th April 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Pfeiffer and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul were among the celebrities who partied in the California desert this weekend (11-13Apr14) as they attended the Coachella music festival. Selena Gomez was also spotted at the event with Kim Kardashian's half-sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

10th March 2014

Fact: A U.S. radio boss was overcome with emotion after Sir Paul McCartney personally called to thank him for supporting his new album. The veteran musician called Sky Daniels, the program director of Los Angeles' Kcsn station, to voice his appreciation for the airplay given to his latest album New.

19th February 2014

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is to be honoured for his 50-year career with a special, one-off award from the editors of British rock magazine NME. He will be handed the Songwriter's Songwriter Award at an upcoming ceremony in London later this month (Feb14).

4th December 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to give fans an insight into his recording process in a new documentary about the making of his hit new album New, which will air in America on Thursday night (05Dec13). The one-hour film, titled Paul MCCartney: Something New, will also feature exclusive footage from a selection of his 2013 shows.

27th November 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has been honoured with a Best Individual Achievement of the Decade prize at Britain's VegfestUK Awards. The accolade was presented to the rocker in recognition of his continued championing of vegetarianism.

14th November 2013

Fact: Daft Punk, Sir Paul McCartney and Edwyn Collins have been shortlisted for the 2013 Art Vinyl prize, which will be decided by a public vote.

5th November 2013

Quote: "We put a sound on Sgt. Pepper that only dogs could hear. If you ever play Sgt. Pepper, watch your dog." Sir Paul McCartney on why pets are Beatles fans.

5th November 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney composed the title track of his latest album New on his father's old piano.

24th October 2013

Quote: "I thought, 'If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid'... What are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had? George (Harrison) would say to me, 'You don't want stuff like that hanging around in your life'." Sir Paul McCartney admits his feelings about Beatles bandmate John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono have mellowed over the years.

22nd October 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has spent a total of 98 weeks at number one on the British pop singles chart throughout his career.

18th October 2013

Quote: "I have a ten-year-old daughter and we love Firework. We sing it all the time. It's a great song." Sir Paul McCartney and his daughter Beatrice are big fans of Katy Perry.

17th October 2013

Tweet: "I like 'Fields of Gold' by @OfficialSting and old standards like 'My One and Only Love'... But I'm very happy with the ones I have written." Sir Paul McCartney on the tunes he wishes he had written.

15th October 2013

Fact: The floorboards of the church where The Beatles legends Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon first met almost 60 years ago have been put on online auction site eBay. Bids on the block of wood from St. Peter's Church in Liverpool had already reached $750 (£500), with eight days of the auction left. All proceeds will go towards the church.

14th October 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's pop-up appearances will continue with a fan meet and greet at the newly-reopened Hmv flagship store on Oxford Street, London on Friday (18Oct13). The location is extra special for the former Beatles star - it's where the Fab Four recorded the demo that led to them signing for Emi and working with producer George Martin.

10th October 2013

Tweet: "Falling off it! We had a hole which the piano used to come out of and I fell down that backwards. That was pretty strange!" Sir Paul McCartney responds to a fan's question about the strangest thing that has ever happened to him onstage.

3rd October 2013

Tweet: "There was a rumour about a year ago that @bobdylan & I might work together but we haven't picked up on it." Sir Paul McCartney on reports of a Dylan collaboration. He recently admitted he would love to turn the dream collaboration into a reality.

2nd October 2013

Quote: "I was expecting it to be, 'Oh it's great, it's hip-hop, it's loud...' but I hadn't until then got the urban poetry aspect. Like, Bob Dylan is a poet. And so is Jay Z, and Kanye." Sir Paul McCartney is a newly-converted lover of rap.

2nd October 2013

Quote: "If I'm gonna do a tour I like to go and see what other people are doing. I didn't wanna bring my tour out and be amazingly old-fashioned. So if people are going, 'Oh man, Beyonce... she was killer!', I like to go there and go, 'Yeah, we can do better than this.'" Sir Paul McCartney always checks out his contemporary rivals in concert before heading out on tour.

1st October 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney will conduct his first-ever Twitter Music live Q&A on Thursday (03Oct13).

25th September 2013

Quote: "I was second man on a lorry... basically the guy who goes to sleep... We'd load the lorry and the driver would drive to the shop we were going to and he would let me sleep... It was a company called Spd, Speedy Prompt Deliveries... (It was) boxes of stuff. I never got to find out what was in them." Sir Paul McCartney on his pre-Beatles job.

24th September 2013

Quote: "You've gotta be careful when you're playing because it can get you crying. I remember this beautiful image of a guy, a father with a beard, and he had his daughter cradled to him and I'm singing Let it Be... and he is just streaming tears... It's very beautiful." Sir Paul McCartney admits it's tough to perform when fans are crying at his gigs.

24th September 2013

Quote: "I go back to Liverpool, a lot of my relatives are still working-class. And I am too, but they're still experiencing the reality. They're so strong. They teach me a lesson. People still have to be resilient. They're all nutcases - f**king great." Sir Paul McCartney makes it a point to go back to his hometown in England to visit his relatives.

23rd September 2013

Quote: "I'm sure the Gallaghers love each other on some level, probably quite deeply. But that certainly isn't going to get said soon. You can actually say 'I love you' to someone - but it's quite hard. And so that's why it's usually easier when you're a bit drunk." Sir Paul McCartney offers a word of advice to feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher.

13th September 2013

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella Mccartney recently hosted a star-studded "English garden party" in The Hamptons, New York, to launch their new fashion collaboration. The designer's dad Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Paltrow's husband Chris Martin and mum Blythe Danner were among the guests celebrating the new Stella MCCartney x Goop collection, which is available on the actress' website.

2nd September 2013

Quote: "He phoned to ask me to do it but it was the same weekend as my own wedding and I was completely spaced because I had my own marriage on my mind. Then on my honeymoon 10 days later, I was like, 'I forgot to call Paul MCCartney back!' Which just sounds like a pretty ridiculous sentence." Mark Ronson nearly missed his chance to Dj at Sir Paul McCartney's nuptials in 2011 because he was too busy with his own wedding to Josephine De La Baume.

29th August 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has released a teaser track from his upcoming album. The song, titled New, was released via iTunes on Thursday (29Aug13). The album, also believed to be called New, is due out on 14 October (13).

15th August 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is heading to Las Vegas next month (Sep13) to join the likes of Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Sir Elton John and Bruno Mars at the annual iHeart Radio Music Festival. The two-day event will take place on 20 and 21 September (13) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

17th June 2013

Quote: "Nancy's my new mother. I feel that. Definitely. She's very genuine. She has been one of the biggest supporters of me doing this (music), pursuing my own dreams. She makes Dad very, very happy. We all adore her." Sir Paul McCartney's son James is a big fan of his new stepmum, New York socialite Nancy Shevell.

13th June 2013

Quote: "The fashion was to go somewhere exotic, so I asked my record label, which was Emi... 'Can I have a list of your studios; I hear you have them all over the world,' and sure enough... there was was like Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and I chose Lagos... We went and we did it. When I got back there was a note that I should have received before I went away... saying, 'Advise you don't go to Lagos - outbreak of cholera'." Sir Paul McCartney on the story behind his decision to record classic WINGS album Band on the Run in Nigeria.

13th June 2013

Quote: "There was an incredible democracy; if one of us didn't like something we were doing, it was voted out. We could think we'd written the greatest song ever but if Ringo (Starr) didn't like it... You had to kinda write something that we would all like." Sir Paul McCartney on the way the Beatles picked the songs they'd record.

11th June 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to appear on a new single from masked Italian electronic dance music sensation Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, who performs as the Bloody Beetroots.

8th June 2013

Fact: Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is planning to build a luxury tree house in the back garden of her East Sussex, England home. The former model, who shares custody of daughter Beatrice, nine, with the former Beatles star, submitted a planning application for the new addition, complete with fireman's pole and rope bridges, to local council officials earlier this week (begs03Jun13).

16th May 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney was mobbed by fans in London on Wednesday night (15May13) as he attended a screening of Wings' live 1976 concert film Rockshow. The former Beatles rocker headed to the event at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) headquarters with his wife Nancy Shevell to celebrate the release of the show on Dvd.

17th April 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to headline the 2013 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this summer (13). Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Kaskade, Vampire Weekend, D'Angelo and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are also on the bill for the San Francisco, California event, which will take place from 9 - 11 August (13).

15th April 2013

Quote: "I was conceived in Mexico - in Puerto Vallarta. I once went to Mexico City with dad, mum and the family on tour, and we were in a jet circling, and I remember looking down and looking at all the (Volkswagen) Beetles cars, which is kind of ironic." Sir Paul McCartney's son James on the meaning behind his new song Mexico.

10th April 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is re-issuing an updated version of his band Wings' 1976 live album Wings Over America. The box set includes a remastered version of the original three-disc record, never-before-seen photos from the Wings U.S. tour, and four art books.

27th March 2013

Quote: "It's scary, because sometimes I suddenly wake up in the middle of a show, and I think, 'Concentrate, man! Come on, you've got an audience here!'" Sir Paul McCartney often lets his mind wander when he is performing onstage.

26th March 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney will perform in a Roman amphitheatre in Verona, Italy on 25 June (13).

7th March 2013

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is releasing a rare song by Wings on vinyl to support Britain's Record Store Day. The single Maybe I'm Amazed will be issued to selected record shops on 20 April (13) to boost support for independent stores.

14th February 2013

Quote: "I do have plans but they're un-revealable (sic). The missus (wife) doesn't even know." Sir Paul McCartney has been planning a big Valentine's Day (14Feb13) surprise for his wife Nancy Shevell.

23rd November 2012

Quote: "I wrote the song on Valentine's Day in Morocco where we were on holiday and it had been raining, and I'd said, 'Oh pity about the rain' and she'd said to me, 'It doesn't matter, we'll have a good time.' I really liked that because I know there's nothing you can do about weather." Sir Paul McCartney wrote new track My Valentine in his hotel while vacationing with wife Nancy.

20th November 2012

Quote: "I've known her since I was 20. I met her in London when I was starting out, and I had no idea who she was... One night we were joking about a guy we knew from Liverpool, and she said, 'That's so on the mark because, you know, my dad is from there.' I said, 'Your dad's from Liverpool?' I had no idea. She's totally unassuming. I was clueless." Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones was unaware her designer pal Stella Mccartney was the daughter of Beatles legend Paul McCartney.

1st November 2012

Fact: A vintage Aston Martin once owned by Sir Paul McCartney pulled in $492,000 (£307,500) at an auction in London on Wednesday (31Oct12). The star purchased the sports car in 1964 after The Beatles shot to fame and he even had a Motorola radio and a record player installed before selling it on in 1970.

31st October 2012

Fact: An Aston Martin once owned by Sir Paul McCartney is expected to fetch as much as $480,000 (£300,000) at an auction in London on Wednesday (31Oct12). The singer bought the dark blue luxury car after The Beatles shot to fame, but he sold it on in 1970.

11th September 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is celebrating after joining Twitter's one million club - the millionth follower signed on to the rocker's microblogging site on Monday (10Sep12).

13th August 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney took time out before a gig in New York last week (ends12Aug12) to meet with homeless people on the streets of the Big Apple.

5th August 2012

Quote: "It was just fantastic, it was so good. It was just so great to be here to cheer them on. They were the best." Sir Paul McCartney had a thrilling day watching Team Great Britain compete at the London Olympics on Saturday (04Aug12). The Beatles legend was caught on camera cheering as Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell scooped gold at a women's cycling event.

26th July 2012

Quote: "I was the kid who would be in the outfield at cricket and the ball would hardly ever come to me, so I just sort of daydreamed. My interests lay in other directions. It was the same for all The Beatles, actually. If there was a big match, we'd kind of watch it - the FA Cup or a big international (soccer match) - but we never kicked a football around or played a game of cricket on the beach." Sir Paul McCartney on his sporting background ahead of opening the London Olympics on Friday (27Jul12).

26th July 2012

Quote: "When you get that feedback from an audience, it’s very special. You know, you go home to your partner and you say, 'Hello darling!' and it feels great. Well, 300,000 people doing that feels even better." Sir Paul McCartney on what keeps him going on tours.

9th July 2012

Tweet: "Wings' first major tour kicked off 40 years ago today in France." Sir Paul McCartney remembers a tour anniversary.

27th June 2012

Quote: "I've said from day one I'm not doing the Olympics unless I do a sprint... I know my son's closing it (Olympics) with The Who." Ringo Starr insists he won't be joining his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney for his Olympics opening ceremony concert.

20th June 2012

Quote: "Let It Be is a very big song over here, as it is in all the Catholic countries. I think a lot of people assume 'Mother Mary' (in the song) is (the) Mother Mary (Jesus Christ's mother), whereas it is my mother; my mum was called Mary, so that song was written about her." Sir Paul McCartney on the popularity of his Let It Be tune in Mexico.

19th June 2012

Quote: "Whenever we've been to Mexico it's been amazing. My theory was that, with their haircuts, they kind of looked like Beatles anyway, so I wondered when we first came on the scene they go, 'Yeah, they look like us!' You think about it; they've all got these little brushed-forward haircuts... They've always been so cool." Sir Paul McCartney on his fondness for fans in Mexico.

18th June 2012

Tweet: "Happy Birthday Paul McCartney! You may be 70 but we still fancy you!" British singer Eliza Doolittle sends her best wishes to The Beatles star on his milestone birthday on Monday (18Jun12).

9th June 2012

Quote: "Having a beard is natural. When you think about it, shaving it off is quite weird." Sir Paul McCartney considers a new look.

5th June 2012

Quote: "I'll be with family. I like birthdays just with the family, I don't like to do a big thing!" Sir Paul McCartney is planning a low-key celebration with loved ones for his 70th birthday on 18 June (12).

24th April 2012

Fact: Funnyman Jimmy Fallon has recruited an impressive supporting cast for his new comedy music album - Bruce Springsteen, Sir Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake will all join in the fun.

17th April 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney had a little help from a friend at a concert in Montevideo, Uruguay after bringing a two-year-old kid to perform Get Back with him onstage. Little Ichiro was dressed in a Sgt. Pepper outfit and clutched a replica of the singer's Hofner bass.

30th March 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney treated fans to an unforgettable show at London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (29Mar12) after inviting Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey and Paul Weller onstage to jam. The rock legends covered THE BEATLES' GET BACK for the gig, organised by Daltrey in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

13th March 2012

Quote: "Whenever I see Stella, she prods me in the ribs and says, 'Dad is really grateful you cost him £50 million. Thanks for that!' I'm sure Stella's thrilled, too, because it's her inheritance." Piers Morgan admits Sir Paul McCartney's daughter Stella blames him for introducing the Beatles legend to his ex-wife Heather Mills. The Hey Jude hitmaker was forced to hand over a large slice of his fortune to Mills as part of their divorce settlement.

17th February 2012

Quote: "As a guy in a rock & roll band, you do ask yourself, 'Is this cool to do?' But I saw all sorts of working-class guys who were proud to be honoured by the Queen... It seemed to me that it's a pretty cool prize to get from a pretty cool lady." Sir Paul McCartney on his knighthood.

16th February 2012

Quote: "I suppose the minute you write a decent song, that's a curse. You're always like, 'Oh, s**t, I've just written Eleanor Rigby, how am I going to top that?'" Paul McCartney fears he'll never better his last great song.

16th February 2012

Quote: "You get the argument, 'Make way for the young kids,' and you think, 'F**k that, let them make way for themselves. If they're better than me, they'll beat me.'" Paul McCartney tells Rolling Stone magazine he has no plans to retire.

16th February 2012

Fact: Paul McCartney sang into a microphone once used by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole while recording his new standards album Kisses on the Bottom at the world-famous Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles.

16th February 2012

Quote: "I think he was very good, but he wouldn't have thought he was good enough to be a professional. The people who hired his band obviously didn't think they were very good, because he had to keep changing its name to get another gig." Paul McCartney on his dad Jim's musical talents.

15th February 2012

Quote: "Nancy's great, she's intriguing, interesting, lovely, smart, emotional and all the things you would want in a mate. She's absolutely beautiful. She's funny, she's canny, she's great; it's all there." Paul McCartney coos about his new wife Nancy Shevell.

10th February 2012

Fact: Billy Joel, Elvis Costello and Alice Cooper are among the stars lining up to record tributes to Sir Paul McCartney for a new album. Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Jeff Lynne, Heart, Wanda Jackson, Kiss and The Cure will also be revamping MACca's biggest hits for producer and music supervisor Ralph Sall's project.

10th February 2012

Tweet: "Dear Paul McCartney at last all four stars shine brightly together. I know John is very happy for you on this special day. Lots of love Yoko." Yoko Ono reaches out to her late husband John Lennon's Beatles bandmate following his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Thursday (09Feb12).

9th February 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to play songs from his new album Kisses On The Bottom during a free live streaming performance on iTunes on Thursday (09Feb12). The Beatles legend will perform the tracks from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The album was released on Tuesday (07Feb12).

30th January 2012

Quote: "I like mischief. It's good for the soul, it's always a good idea - if only because people think it's a bad idea." Sir Paul McCartney deliberately chose a risque title for his new album, Kisses On The Bottom.

26th January 2012

Quote: "Paul writes about his life and the things he's learned about love in such a brilliantly simple way. I feel as if I've been let into his heart and his mind... His music makes me feel there's more good in the world than we think, and maybe love can really exist in a pure form... To see Paul doing what he's doing at 69 is so inspiring. He's out there continuing to make his fans so happy. Any musician could only dream of a legacy like that." Taylor Swift dreams of developing Paul McCartney's songwriting skills.

12th January 2012

Fact: Paul McCartney's son James, Katherine Heigl's husband Josh Kelley, David Gray and The All-American Rejects will be among the acts performing in Park City, Utah during the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. They will all perform at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe at the Rich Haines Gallery.

4th January 2012

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has been named the first ever Artist of the Year by website

2nd January 2012

Fact: Paul McCartney's new album, Kisses On The Bottom, will open with a duet with guitar great Eric Clapton. The two veterans have recorded My Valentine for the project.

21st December 2011

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney had another reason to celebrate on Tuesday (20Dec11) as he wrapped up his On the Run tour in his native Liverpool, England - he was presented with an Icon award by venue officials to mark his return to the city's Liverpool Echo Arena.

21st December 2011

Quote: "I always like the celebs coming. I've always been a bit like that." Sir Paul McCartney loves his star-studded following. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and British comedian Peter Kay were among the celebrity fans in the audience at his show in his native Liverpool, England on Tuesday night (20Dec11).

19th December 2011

Quote: "If I don't do it now, I'll never do it." Sir Paul McCartney reveals his upcoming standards album has been 20 years in the making. The Beatles legend will release the as-yet-untitled project on 7 February (12).

16th December 2011

Quote: "I'd always wanted to go and play that song. It was amazing." Sir Paul McCartney had a blast performing The Beatles' track Back in the U.S.S.R. - twice - in Moscow on Wednesday (14Dec11).

5th December 2011

Quote: "I'd like to be able to go on holiday and not have to hold my belly in for two whole weeks. I saw some guy on the beach the other week, playing in the sand, belly hanging out over his shorts, and I was so envious." Sir Paul McCartney feels pressured to look good for photographers even when he's relaxing on holiday.

17th November 2011

Fact: The vegan food firm run by Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has been named the Most Ethical Vegetarian Firm in the U.K. for the sixth consecutive year by The Good Shopping Guide. The Redwood Wholefood Company scored a 96 per cent rating, beating the Linda MCCartney Foods brand - launched by the former Beatle's late first wife - which received 75 per cent of the editors' vote.

21st October 2011

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney and his new bride Nancy Shevell stepped out as man and wife in New York on Thursday (20Oct11) to attend a screening of new movie Anonymous. The couple wed on 9 October (11) and enjoyed a honeymoon in the Carribean after their big day.

15th October 2011

Fact: Paul McCartney's ballet score for new production Ocean's Kingdom has topped the U.S. classical album charts.

2nd October 2011

Quote: “If John and George were still here it’s highly likely we would’ve had a Beatles reunion. I think we would’ve mellowed to the point where we would’ve said, ‘Come on, let’s do it’." Sir Paul McCartney is convinced the Beatles would have staged a comeback if George Harrison and John Lennon were still alive.

20th September 2011

Quote: "People say, 'You must be cringing when you hear that watered-down, stream-organ version of Good Day Sunshine!' But I love it." Sir Paul McCartney's favourite Beatles cover is Ray Charles' rendition of Eleanor Rigby.

20th September 2011

Quote: "I've got a great band - and we are now officially a band. We've been playing together almost as long as the Beatles and Wings." Sir Paul McCartney on the longevity of his band.

19th September 2011

Quote: "We were enjoying spreading John's message . In Sao Paulo, suddenly, out of nowhere, the entire audience was all holding white balloons and shaking them - 60,000 people. It looked like a valley full of daisies." Sir Paul McCartney enjoyed playing former Beatles bandmate John Lennon's peace anthem Imagine on tour recently.

14th September 2011

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's fashion designer daughter Stella celebrated her 40th birthday with a star-studded party on Tuesday (13Sep11) - guests at her bash in London included Kate Moss, Bono, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Sharleen Spiteri.

25th August 2011

Fact: An Aston Martin car once owned by Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is expected to fetch $650,000 (£400,000) at an auction next month (Sep11).

5th August 2011

Quote: "I think all of that is cool because it’s what’s happening today. You always have to understand, if people want it, it's got some value. I feel a little sorry sometimes for some of the performers because they don’t have that background... But I think the shows are fascinating. I watch those kinds of shows." Sir Paul McCartney is a fan of reality TV shows like American Idol and The X Factor.

15th June 2011

Quote: "I do hear there's a little rumour I might be involved. I met the guy who knows the guy who's going to ask somebody about it soon." Sir Paul McCartney is coy about his involvement with the opening ceremony at the summer Olympics in London next year (12).

14th June 2011

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney will play two dates at the Yankees Stadium in New York this summer (11) after fans rushed to snap up tickets to his initial concert at the baseball mecca on 15 July (11). The Beatles star will now play another show at the home of the New York Yankees the following night (16Jul11).

14th June 2011

Quote: "I think it's highly likely... I think we would have mellowed to the point where we would have said, 'Come on, let's do it.'" Paul McCartney believes the Beatles would have reunited had John Lennon survived his assassination in 1980.

14th June 2011

Quote: "I didn't know I was making an album; I was just keeping going... It was really me just sorta trying to find something to do, rather than just drink and watch TV." Paul McCartney on his first solo album following the Beatles' split.

25th May 2011

Quote: "The crowds around the hotel in Rio were bananas, just crazy. I love Brazil. I love that they love music, it is a very musical nation." Sir Paul McCartney enjoyed his gigs in the South American country earlier this month (May11).

18th April 2011

Fact: Paul McCartney, Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert Downey, JR. gave the Coachella Festival in California a superstar sizzle on Saturday (16Apr11), when they joined the stars in the crowds at the sun-soaked spectacular. They joined the likes of Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Hudgens, Danny DeVito, David Hasselhoff and celebrity couples Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard, Whitney Port and Ben Nemtin and Twilight actress Ashley Greene and Jared Followill at the Indio festivities.

1st March 2011

Fact: The piano Sir Paul McCartney composed YESTERDAY on is set to fetch more than $187,500 (£125,000) when it is auctioned in London next month (Apr11).

23rd February 2011

Quote: "I didn't mind when something like that happened with the Grey Album. But the record company minded. They put up a fuss. But it was like, 'Take it easy guys, it's a tribute.'" Sir Paul McCartney insists he wasn't bothered by Dangermouse's mash-up of THE Beatles' White Album and JAY-Z's Black Album.

22nd February 2011

Fact: Lady GaGa can add another big celebrity name to her growing fan base - Sir Paul McCartney was spotted dancing in the audience when the Poker Face hitmaker performed at New York's Madison Square Garden on Monday night (21Feb11).

13th January 2011

Fact: "It's very hard to believe. I was a kid when I first heard Paul MCCartney, and if you told me one day that he'd be singing one of my tunes... I'm still flabbergasted." Funnyman Steve Martin has landed his dream collaborator, Sir Paul McCartney, for a bluegrass track on his next album.

28th December 2010

Quote: "You can't forget that he wrote those songs. That kept going through my mind: 'I'm an aspiring songwriter and sat beside the guy that wrote Yesterday. I recorded that.' Some guys are famous for some songs you don't remember, but that's not the case there. When they started Hey Jude, with this wonderful orchestra, the building came apart. Everybody in the audience was singing it. It was a chiller." Country legend Merle Haggard on sharing the stage with Sir Paul McCartney at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month (Dec10).

23rd December 2010

Fact: The Mull of Kintyre - the 7,360-acre estate in Scotland which inspired the hit song of the same name by Sir Paul McCartney's WINGS - has been sold for almost $4.5 million (£3 million).

17th December 2010

Quote: "I haven't got a lot of time - I spend half of my time looking after my seven year old. Between my kids and my grandkids, they keep me busy. But if I get a minute when I get back from the school run I sit down and think about writing a song. Nearly always something comes out." Sir Paul McCartney has become accustomed to juggling his songwriting career with his family duties.

17th December 2010

Quote: "I'm looking forward to doing a hometown show. I think half the audience is going to be my relatives.” Sir Paul McCartney is excited about his intimate concert in Liverpool, England on Monday (20Dec10).

11th December 2010

Quote: "He is such a dude! He's a nice man, just a great guy to be in the presence of. And Michelle is just fantastic. And I was with my girlfriend, and she was like, 'Oh my God, you're so beautiful!'" Sir Paul McCartney's girlfriend NANCY SHEVELL was in awe after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

10th December 2010

Quote: "My own daughter said, 'Can I get a play date with them?' You never know. It's worth asking! I think we might have one." Sir Paul McCartney's youngest daughter BEATRICE longs to hang out with U.S. President Barack Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia.

7th December 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is to play a homecoming Christmas show in his native Liverpool, England. The Beatles legend will take to the stage in the city on 20 December (20) for the first time since 2008.

17th November 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is to play an intimate show at New York's legendary Apollo Theater next month (Dec10). The performance will be broadcast live on American radio channel Sirius XM.

9th November 2010

Quote: "He liked the idea and I'm glad I did them. They're wonderful songs." Neil Diamond got Paul McCartney's blessing to cover Beatles songs Yesterday and Blackbird on his new album Dreams.

27th October 2010

Quote: "You get people going, 'Oh, it's not like it was in my day.' I say, 'No, it isn't like it was, it's different. And actually, some of it is better.'" Sir Paul McCartney is still a fan of modern music.

22nd October 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is selling off her home in New York City - she has put her luxury Manhattan apartment on the market for $5.3 million (£3.5 million).

22nd October 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has donated a photograph taken by his late wife LINDA to a Sussex, England school auction to help raise funds for Rwanda Aid.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "I'd like to be in a man band, but with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Keith Richards. We'd have a rocky edge." Enrique Iglesias names his ideal collaborators.

27th August 2010

Quote: "I think what has happened is rock 'n' roll has become so esteemed. I mean, people study the s**t in university!" Sir Paul McCartney is baffled by the modern attitude towards rock music.

19th June 2010

Fact: Revellers at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London's Hyde Park on 27 June (10) will be treated to a special tribute exhibition of photographs taken by Sir Paul McCartney's late wife LINDA. The snapper's most iconic pictures, including ones of John Lennon and the Rolling Stones will be on show at the event's VIP tent.

3rd June 2010

Quote: "For an English kid growing up in Liverpool, the White House - that's pretty special." Sir Paul McCartney is more than a little excited about his Wednesday night (02Jun10) performance for the U.S. President and specially invited guests. The music legend will become only the third star to claim the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the gala in his honour.

2nd June 2010

Quote: "Some of the songs you write, you don't know where they come from. So I have to believe in the magic." Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is baffled by his own songwriting genius.

21st May 2010

Fact: CHARLES DICKENS' NICHOLAS NICKELBY is Sir Paul McCartney's favourite book.

20th May 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is taking part in his first ever webchat with fans on Thursday (20May10).

3rd May 2010

Quote: "You don't know who you've got in the audience. It can be people who really don't like rock 'n' roll and just chat to each other." Sir Paul McCartney still battles nerves before stepping onstage.

19th April 2010

Tweet: "Due to fly back from Austria two days ago, feel so bad for the Icelandic people, did a speech once over there, great people. Trying to hitch a ride with a local trucker to get on the ferry with my mate Ruth." Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills will try anything to get back to the U.K. after flights across Europe were grounded due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

4th April 2010

Quote: "I try not to read the signs because I am thinking about the lyrics and the notes - but sometimes you can't help but look. At this one show in Europe I read this one sign which this guy held up and it said, 'I'll swap my wife for your pick.' I looked down and thought about it... no I was just joking, I carried on." Sir Paul McCartney tries not to get distracted by fans' banners during his concerts.

31st March 2010

Quote: "The first time we came here, we were little kids... We thought we were great big men... You couldn’t hear anything we were singing because of the girls screaming... Nowadays, we are louder." Sir Paul McCartney on returning to the Hollywood Bowl for two dates without the Beatles. The Fab Four played at the historic venue in 1964 and 1965.

2nd March 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to play his first tour date in Scotland for 20 years. The former Beatles star will perform at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 20 June (10) - his first visit to the country since his 1990 World Tour.

9th February 2010

Quote: "I don't really get nervous - unless I have got to meet potential mothers-in-law. In my whole life, that's always been my biggest fear. No more weddings, not for me." Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has no plans to say 'I Do' again in the future.

8th February 2010

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills became the latest celebrity booted off U.K. reality show Dancing On Ice on Sunday night (07Feb10). The former glamour model managed to last five weeks in the figure-skating contest, dancing with a prosthetic leg.

18th January 2010

Quote: "The film kept me up at night and I couldn't stop thinking about it. One night I woke up at about four in the morning with the song fully formed." Sir Paul McCartney dreamed up (I Want to) Come Home, the acclaimed track he contributed to Robert De Niro movie EVERYBODY'S FINE.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I've never called him 'Sir' and I'm afraid it'll be a cold day in hell when I do." Ringo Starr refuses to call former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney by his proper title.

18th January 2010

Quote: "Hello, my name is Paul McCartney, or, as I'm now known, that guy from Rock Band." PAUL MCCARTNEY pokes fun at his status as a videogame star.

18th January 2010

Quote: "We actually came over on the same flight. I didn't get to speak to him because I was up the front in first class and he was behind me in coach, saving money. He spent an awful lot last year... I don't think we need to feel too sorry for him, he's doing alright." Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais pokes fun at the money Sir Paul McCartney had to pay ex-wife Heather Mills in their divorce settlement.

18th January 2010

Quote: "If you want attention, sit next to Paul McCartney - I've never had so many texts in my life." Julia Roberts on sitting close to the former Beatle.

18th January 2010

Quote: "Animation is not just for children. It is also for adults who take drugs, so let's have a look at the films that were nominated by drug-taking adults." Sir Paul McCartney raises a few laughs while presenting the Best Animated Film award at the Golden Globes on Sunday (17Jan10).

21st December 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills and Boyzone singer MIKEY GRAHAM are among the celebrities taking part in British reality show Dancing On Ice, which sees stars learn to skate and compete against each other. The new series begins on 15 January (10).

19th December 2009

Quote: "We were doing a backing vocal and it went horribly wrong, someone said an expletive and suddenly we did the mix, it was finished and it was out. It was only afterwards we noticed." Sir Paul McCartney on how a swear word ended up on the Beatles' HEY JUDE record.

28th November 2009

Quote: "We weren't ready for the kind of adulation... Looking back it's fabulous. You forget the horrors and the bad things (and) when you really got fed up." Former Beatles rocker Sir Paul McCartney prefers to ignore the downside of Fab Four fame.

16th November 2009

Quote: "All he wanted to know was how my dad was. I said, 'Yeah, he's alright,' and that was about it. He said he liked my album and I said I was a bit of a fan of his work, too." Lily Allen wasn't impressed upon meeting Sir Paul McCartney when the beatle seemed more interested in her actor father Keith.

22nd October 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is to tour Europe for the first time in five years. The gigs will kick off in Hamburg, Germany on 2 December (09), taking in cities including Paris and Berlin, before finishing up in London on 22 December (09).

16th October 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis, Take That and DAME Shirley Bassey will take to the stage at London's Royal Albert Hall on 20 November (09) to raise funds for BBC charity Children In Need.

9th September 2009

Quote: "A lot of people say something like the Beatles could never happen again. I hope it can, I think it can, as long as kids continue to be inspired by music." Sir Paul McCartney feels positive about the future of the record industry.

3rd September 2009

Quote: "It's an occupational hazard; people make up a story, and then you find yourself having to deal with this fictitious stuff. I think the worst thing that happened was that I could see people sort of looking at me more closely: 'Were his ears always like that?'" Paul McCartney on the conspiracy theory he had died in 1966 and was replaced in the Beatles by a lookalike called William Campbell.

11th August 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney hit a home run when he played two nights at Boston, Massachusetts' baseball mecca Fenway Park last week (ends07Aug09) - he set a new two-night attendance record. The sold out shows on 5 and 6 August saw the biggest back to back crowds in the stadium’s 97-year history.

6th August 2009

Quote: "It grounds you, you know? It's a balance thing. I'm just one of the people on the bus. I'm the famous one but I'm behaving normally. Really, it's important." Sir Paul McCartney likes to travel on public transport.

2nd August 2009

Fact: Paul McCartney dedicated Beatles hit MICHELLE to America's First Lady Michelle Obama during a concert in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (01Aug09).

16th July 2009

Quote: "It was Christmas. I was at home and my phone rang and a little voice talked to me. I said, 'Who's this?' guarding my privacy. (It was a) private number... I thought it was a little bit dodgy. But he said, 'It's Michael Jackson. Do you want to make some hits?' And I said yeah, sure." Sir Paul McCartney was taken by surprise when the King of Pop phoned him to collaborate on his 1982 album THRILLER.

10th July 2009

Quote: "I'd love to be married in the next five years. I want someone to tell the details to - that I had dinner with Paul McCartney or that I met Madonna!" Pop star Katy Perry wants to settle down soon.

26th June 2009

Quote: "It's so sad and shocking. I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy-man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones. I send my deepest sympathy to his mother and the whole family and to his countless fans all around the world." Sir Paul McCartney on the tragic death of Michael Jackson.

10th June 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's fashion designer daughter STELLA has teamed up with retail giant Gap to launch a range of children's clothing. The collection will hit stores later this year (09).

10th June 2009

Quote: "So much has been written about me doing a collaboration with Bob or me doing a collaboration with Ringo and Bob. But that is not happening yet. We're nowhere near. I did say I wanted to work with Bob but that was ages ago and he hasn't been in touch. I can't contact him, (and say), 'Hey Bob, what's happening? Where's the party?'" Sir Paul McCartney clears up reports about his upcoming collaborations with Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr.

13th May 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is to pass on her vegan cookery skills at a food festival in Brighton, England on Saturday (16May09). The former model will demonstrate her meat-free recipes as part of the town's Foodie Festival. Mills plans to open a vegan cafe in the area later this year (09).

21st April 2009

Fact: California's Coachella Festival rang up its second biggest year ever at the weekend (17-19Apr09), with 160,000 music fans braving scorching temperatures to see Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Morrissey and Leonard Cohen, among other top acts. Only 2007's Coachella boasted a better attendance. The weekend's event at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio was the 10th Coachella.

4th April 2009

Quote: "It was a great gift the Maharishi gave us. For me it came at a time when we were looking for something to stabilise us towards the end of the crazy 1960s. I think it's a great thing." Sir Paul McCartney is grateful to MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI for teaching him the benefits of meditation during a trip to India with his Beatles bandmates during their heyday. The legendary rocker will perform at director David Lynch's charity concert in New York on Saturday (04Apr09) to aid The David Lynch Foundation, which aims to promote meditation in schools.

3rd April 2009

Quote: I believe that in the future meditation could be as commonplace in schools and society as eco-awareness is now. It interests me that an ancient cure may be the solution to a modern problem. Sir Paul McCartney is keen for schoolkids to practice mediation.

1st April 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is expanding his luxury home in the Hamptons, New York - the former beatle is having a three-bedroom guest house built on his land at an estimated cost of $200,000 (£140,845), reports the New York Post's Page Six.

24th March 2009

Quote: "I have to admit that I still pinch myself that having started out as Paul McCartney's assistant, Im now Paul MCCartneys friend." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein still can't believe he's pals with a beatle.

10th March 2009

Quote: "We did I SAW HER STANDING THERE and he sang LET IT BE. I just sat at the piano like a lump on a log watching Paul McCartney play Shea Stadium. It was poetry." Billy Joel can't shake the magical memory of having MCCartney join him for a concert just before the demolition of New York's sports mecca, where the Beatles once famously performed.

12th February 2009

Fact: Hollywood couple Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi are to be honoured by the Humane Society Of The United States at the 23rd Genesis Awards on 28 March (09) for their efforts in highlighting animal treatment. Former recipients of the Wyler Award include Sir Paul McCartney and Hayden Panettiere.

10th February 2009

Quote: "Everyone tells me its a beautiful location, its a really great show and great audience. Thats enough for me." Sir Paul McCartney insists there's no great mystery behind his decision to headline Coachella, his first U.S. festival, in April (09).

10th February 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney will re-open the Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos Joint in Las Vegas with a special concert on 19 April (09). The venue shut down at the weekend (08Feb09) to allow bosses to add new lighting and sound and double the clubs capacity.

9th February 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney wore a BEATLES T-shirt designed by his daughter, STELLA, to the Grammy Awards. The shirt, which goes on sale in March (09), benefits British charity Comic Relief. The band portrait featured on the shirt was taken from a photograph of the Fab Four, shot by MCCartney's late wife LINDA.

9th February 2009

Quote: "I told myself I was going to be cool because Paul McCartney and Coldplay are here. But I'm not cool, I'm freaking out." Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles struggled to find composure among a star-studded crowd, while accepting the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Vocals at Sunday's (08Feb09) Grammy Awards ceremony.

9th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you, and sorry to Sir Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." Coldplay star Will Champion apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards, admitting the band stole the fashion idea from THE Beatles.

9th February 2009

Quote: "I told myself I was going to be cool because Paul McCartney and Coldplay are here. But I'm not cool, I'm freaking out." Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles struggled to find composure among a star-studded crowd, while accepting the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Vocals at Sunday's (08Feb09) Grammy Awards ceremony.

9th February 2009

Quote: "Thank you, and sorry to Sir Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sergeant Pepper outfits, sorry boss." Coldplay star Will Champion apologises for the military-inspired outfits he and his bandmates wore to the Grammy Awards, admitting the band stole the fashion idea from THE Beatles.

8th February 2009

Quote: "I came here tonight to watch Paul McCartney and (JUSTIN) TIMBERLAKE. I had no idea we'd be going home with a Grammy." Moviemaker Jason Reitman accepting the first award at the 51st Grammys in Los Angeles. Reitman claimed the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album prize for JUNO.

6th February 2009

Quote: "I could have dressed up, yeah? Firemans helmet, an axe, a hose... Very Village People." Sir Paul McCartney jokes about the possibilities of the cover art for his new album as The Fireman.

5th February 2009

Quote: "I did make a vegetarian lasagna recently, one Linda used to make. I found it in a book in the kitchen and I thought, 'Can I really do this?' But I did and it was quite delicious." Sir Paul McCartney on discovering he's good in the kitchen after tackling one of his late wife's favourite recipes.

4th February 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's girlfriend, NANCY SHEVELL, is U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters' second cousin.

29th January 2009

Quote: "I've got this thing about (an) animal's right to live on this earth, that we shouldn't kill them and eat them as human beings. The Dalai Lama is with me on this (but) in an emergency perhaps the Dalai Lama would eat me." Former beatle, vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney explains the loopholes of not eating meat.

26th January 2009

Quote: "That would do it for him. Because all those anxieties would have surfaced again. He would find another way to write another song. Having said that, it's very hard for him to beat anything he did in the peak years." Hot Chocolate singer ERROL BROWN believes Sir Paul McCartney's split from Heather Mills inspired him to write new songs.

15th January 2009

Quote: "I would love to work with Ringo again. We don't rule it out... He's a great drummer, and we're used to each other." Sir Paul McCartney is fired up about the prospect of reuniting with surviving Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.

30th November 2008

Fact: Iconic supermodel Agyness Deyn was a student at Sir Paul McCartney's L.I.P.A. conservatory when she was discovered.

26th November 2008

Fact: A poem former Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney wrote for late British comedian Spike Milligan sold for $9,250 (GBP6,000) at an auction in London on Tuesday (25Nov08).

26th November 2008

Quote: "It's something I've got to watch if it's on. I'm always itching to phone up and buy something but I get told, 'No, you'll regret it'." Former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney on his obsession with TV shopping channels.

25th November 2008

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney teamed up with British comedian Peter Kay - dressed as his Irish transsexual character Geraldine - for a sing-song at the switching on of the Christmas lights at his designer daughter STELLA's Mayfair, London boutique on Monday (24Nov08).

25th November 2008

Quote: "I'm not keen on it, but I watch it like everybody else. It's compulsive viewing - but so is a traffic accident." Sir Paul McCartney can't help but watch reality TV talent shows like Britain's x factor.

24th November 2008

Quote: "I never want to get jaded. It’s still exciting for me to see people lining the route and waving out of the car. And yes, it is ego." Sir Paul McCartney loves the buzz of performing live.

8th October 2008

Fact: A BEATLES tribute artist has combined the Fab Four's hit songs with the words of William Shakespeare. Sir Paul McCartney lookalike Chris O'Neill launched the show, entitled A Bard Day's Night, in Gateshead, England on Monday (06October08).

7th October 2008

Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond…James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.

17th September 2008

Quote: "It's the same as always, I'm rehearsing. I was a Boy Scout. 'Be prepared' that's the motto." Sir Paul McCartney is unfazed by his controversial gig in Israel later this month (Sep08) - 43 years after the Beatles were banned from performing there.

11th June 2008

Quote: "It's PAUL's fault - he didn't have to marry her... A wife will never ever say how much she will want after a divorce. If she did, no man would marry her." Never-married Kiss star Gene Simmons has no sympathy for Sir Paul McCartney, who was forced to pay ex-wife Heather Mills a hefty settlement in their divorce battle.

6th June 2008

Fact: Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is hosting an online virtual dinner party to raise money for an anti-landmine charity. The singer is giving away a free song download to any one who registers for the event and donates $25 (GBP12.50)

2nd June 2008

Quote: "I'm used to the kids directing me. And hopefully I do it with good grace." Sir Paul McCartney is used to being bossed around by his grown-up children MARY, STELLA and James, from his first marriage to Linda Mccartney.

2nd June 2008

Quote: "I always assumed it was LINDA, and she thought it was me. We were sitting down eating a leg of lamb on a Sunday in Scotland and newborn lambs were gambolling outside the window, and we went, 'Whoa, we're eating one of their legs.'" Sir Paul McCartney cannot remember whose idea it was to turn vegetarian. His late wife Linda, a photographer and animal rights activist, died in 1998.

28th May 2008

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is auctioning a signed amplifier on internet auction site eBay. The proceeds will go to anti-landmine charity No More Landmines.

19th May 2008

Quote: "He is by far one of our finest human beings - an icon to people and still a really good guy. I saw him treat everyone with the utmost respect and love. I can't say enough about him. He's a miracle of a person." Natalie Portman on her icon, Sir Paul McCartney.

19th May 2008

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills is set to impart her wellbeing tips to the world - she is releasing a 64-page book entitled GET HEALTHY WITH HEATHER.

21st April 2008

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney plays the mandolin on his forthcoming LP, in a tribute to his home city of Liverpool, England.

11th April 2008

Quote: "Mrs (Fiona) Shackleton muttered something under her breath - so I cleansed and baptised her. I thought she looked fantastic. It did her the world of good." Heather Mills defends her decision to throw water over Sir Paul McCartney's lawyer following the outcome of their divorce.

1st April 2008

Fact: Heather Mills is moving on from her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney by signing up to co-judge the upcoming Miss U.S.A. beauty pageant alongside stars including actress Kelly Carlson and 'N Sync's JOEY FATONE.

17th March 2008

Quote: "BEATRICE only gets $70,000 (GBP35,000) a year so she is meant to travel B class while her father travels A class." Heather Mills is not happy her daughter will be consigned to a cheap plane seat while her father Sir Paul McCartney rides first class.

17th March 2008

Quote: "I can't say that for the sake of my daughter (Beatrice). My sister does." When asked if she deems Sir Paul McCartney to be a cruel man, Heather Mills avoids the question - but willingly offers her sister FIONA's opinion.

17th March 2008

Quote: "BEATRICE only gets $70,000 (GBP35,000) a year so she is meant to travel B class while her father travels A class." Heather Mills is not happy her daughter will be consigned to a cheap plane seat while her Sir Paul McCartney rides first class.

17th March 2008

Quote: "I can't say that for the sake of my daughter (Beatrice). My sister does." When asked if she deems Sir Paul McCartney to be a cruel man, Heather Mills avoids the question - but willingly offers her sister FIONA's opinion.

21st February 2008

Quote: "I couldn't have my mates round and say, 'Here's my trophy room.' I'd be a bit embarrassed!" Sir Paul McCartney doesn't have a special room dedicated to housing his multiple awards. The former beatle picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music prize at London's Brit Awards on Wednesday (20Feb08).

19th February 2008

Quote: "Truth is that I haven't written it and I never do. I try and just pick up something on the night you know... I'll probably try and work my family in because they're cool and I need to thank them constantly, or they'll kill me." Sir Paul McCartney refuses to plan his acceptance speech for Wednesday's (20Feb08) Brit Awards. The former beatle will be presented with the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the London ceremony.

18th February 2008

Fact: Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue will present Sir Paul McCartney with the Outstanding Contribution to Music gong at London's Brit Awards on Wednesday (20Feb08).

16th February 2008

Quote: "I will be taking my shirt off. I'll be taking everything off." Sir Paul McCartney has a few surprises in store for his performance at the forthcoming Brit Awards in London on 20 February (08).

11th February 2008

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney faced his estranged wife Heather Mills in London's High Court on Monday (11Feb08) morning when the former couple took their divorce battle to the courtroom. Mills is representing herself in the private hearing over the former Beatle's estimated $1.65 billion (GBP825 million) fortune, after she parted ways with her legal firm Mischon de Reya late last year (07).

29th January 2008

Fact: SIMON + GARFUNKEL are to follow the likes of Joni Mitchell and Sir Paul McCartney and release a new live collection through coffee chain Starbucks' music label. The new album, Live 1969, will be available in coffee shops in March (08).

18th January 2008

Quote: "It seems that anyone I'm near, I'm dating. And recently it was MACca. But it was such a thrill to perform with him. I was looking at him and thinking, 'Legend!'" Pop singer Kylie Minogue insists her interest in Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney is strictly professional.

31st December 2007

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills is hosting a star-studded New Year's Eve (31Dec07) party at her home in East Sussex - with Sharon Osbourne and Mill's Dancing With The Stars co-stars from the U.S. expected to attend the fireworks-filled celebration.

28th December 2007

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has signed on to co-produce tracks on British singer Lulu's new album, which she'll record at the fabled Abbey Road studios.

20th December 2007

Quote: "Every time I get asked the FUGEE question I feel like Paul McCartney from the Beatles". Wyclef Jean on the possibility of a reunion with former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras of THE FUGEES.

12th December 2007

Quote: "George Harrison and I used to joke, 'Okay guys, we've done it now. The next album is going to be called Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel." Sir Paul McCartney on the recording of THE Beatles' Anthology series in the 1990s.

27th November 2007

Quote: "I looked nothing like him so I had to keep saying, 'I'm Paul McCartney from THE Beatles' - to remind people." Jack Black accepts he had some explaining to do on the set of new movie WALK HARD.

27th November 2007

Quote: "Because of my nerves, I ended up putting my cigarette out in his drink. It wasn't a very good first impression." Pete Doherty on interviewing Paul McCartney for British newspaper The Observer.

23rd November 2007

Quote: "I hit the bottle, I hit substances. It was a very difficult time for me." Sir Paul McCartney suffered a breakdown after his band THE Beatles split.

29th October 2007

Fact: Heather Mills denies reports that she is writing a movie about her eventful life. Speculation was rife that the reality TV star, who is in the midst of divorce proceedings with Sir Paul McCartney, was planning to ask Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon to star.

26th October 2007

Quote: "I had a very good school friend of mine whose wife taught French, so I talked to her and asked, 'Could I get a rhyme with Michelle?' And she went 'Belle'?" Sir Paul McCartney on the making of Beatles classic MICHELLE.

19th October 2007

Quote: "I wondered, 'What can you get a Scouser who's got everything already?' And then I had an idea..." British rocker Pete Doherty on buying Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney a silver chip fork as a gift.

19th October 2007

Fact: Eighties hit WE BUILT THIS CITY by STARSHIP has been voted the worst song of all time by U.S. magazine Blender. ACHY BREAKY HEART by Billy Ray Cyrus was second, while Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder came in third with duet EBONY AND IVORY.

16th October 2007

Quote: "I've got a lot of time for the Queen. She's fun, she's funny, she's amazing. The Queen's a babe." Sir Paul McCartney is a big fan of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II

9th October 2007

Quote: "Kids and a marriage proposal from Sir Paul McCartney. I don't know if you've heard but we're now a couple, so I should be Lady Lily MCCartney and I'll probably have a few kids on the way." British pop star Lily Allen jokes about the media speculation over her love life.

4th October 2007

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has donated $40,000 (GBP20.000) to comedy writer Carla Lane to help keep his pal's animal sanctuary in West Sussex, England, open.

16th July 2007

Quote: "Hasn't he got enough dough (money)? It would be much cooler to say, 'Everyone's had enough Paul McCartney. Everyone's had enough Beatles now.' But he's never let go." British rocker NICK LOWE is tired of MCCartney.

11th July 2007

Quote: "Throw her out for a dollar." Rapper Ghostface Killah doesn't think Heather Mills deserves anything in her divorce from former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney.

5th July 2007

Quote: "I'll go on a bus and people will look at me a bit weird, you know, 'What is he doing on a bus?' And then they go, 'Well he's on a bus', and I go, 'I'm on a bus.'" Multi-millionaire singer Sir Paul McCartney keeps it real on public transport.

3rd July 2007

Fact: The brother of Borat star SACHA BARON-COHEN has signed up Sir Paul McCartney's drummer, PRESTON HEYMAN, to join him and his band ZOHAR for an upcoming U.S. tour.

26th June 2007

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney is set to play a surprise show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood on Wednesday night (27Jun07) promoting new album Memory Almost Full.

20th June 2007

Quote: "I loved that, Thumbs Aloft. And funnily enough it was coined by the guy at the time who looked a bit like me. So I thought there was something deep and psychological going on there." Sir Paul McCartney loves the nickname he was given by Mark Ellen, the editor of Smash Hits magazine in the 1980s.

20th June 2007

Fact: Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney celebrated his 65th birthday last night (19Jun07) with a Great Gatsby-themed bash thrown by his two daughters Mary, 37, and Stella, 35, at his London home. Guests, including Sir Elton John and artist Tracey Emin, celebrated with extravagant costumes from the 1920s. MCCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills was not in attendance.

15th June 2007

Quote: "Crying, for a guy, when I grew up, you didn't do that, so you spent a lot of time... pretending. Now, I just wanna bawl." Paul McCartney doesn't bottle up his emotions anymore.

15th June 2007

Quote: "I'll probably just pay and pretend I'm not a pensioner." Paul McCartney has no plans to collect his bus pass in Britain after turning 65.

14th June 2007

Quote: "Luckily, I still have a sense of humour - and some hair." Paul McCartney finds the funny side of hitting 65.

8th June 2007

Fact: A star-studded crowd including Kate Moss, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson joined STELLA and MARY MCCARTNEY, Olivia Harrison and BARBARA ORBISON at Sir Paul McCartney's secret gig at a London nightclub last night (07Jun07).

6th June 2007

Quote: "I do have a lot of interests, and retiring isn't one of them." Sir Paul McCartney has no plans to quit the music industry.

6th June 2007

Quote: "I wrote When I'm Sixty-Four not expecting to be here... Little did I realise that I would not only reach that mark but still be here working." Sir Paul McCartney isn't planning on retiring any time soon.

26th May 2007

Fact: Former Beatles drummer Pete Best, HELP! and A HARD DAYS NIGHT star VICTOR SPINETTI and ex-WINGS star DENNY LAINE are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney's first meeting at a Las Vegas Fab Four convention in July (01-03JUL07).

25th May 2007

Quote: "Those delicious pates, the smoked salmon, the turkey, the hams - all gone. Nothing much there, apart from the cranberry sauce and a few biscuits. But that's Paul. He's a militant vegetarian." SIR GEORGE MARTIN is sick of the meat-free hampers Sir Paul McCartney sends him at Christmas.

16th May 2007

Quote: "He doesn't get out enough and I know this is a bit out of order, but who in their right mind would've married a one-legged brass?" Damon Albarn on Sir Paul McCartney.

12th April 2007

Fact: Natalie Portman and The Office star Mackenzie Crook appear in the video of Sir Paul McCartney's latest single from his new album MEMORY ALMOST FULL.

12th April 2007

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's first album for new label Starbucks/Concord Music Group will feature a 15-minute ABBEY ROAD-style musical suite.

21st March 2007

Quote: "I'm down to three. I have a flat foot leg, a high-heel leg and a leg I use for skiing in the winter and switch over to use for rollerblading in the summer." Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills on her spare prosthetic limbs.

14th March 2007

Quote: "I don't follow the media. All I do is, my lawyer calls up and says, 'This is wrong, should we sue, sue, sue?' We've got six libel cases now. So we sue them, we get a lot of money." Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills on her litigious reputation.

28th February 2007

Quote: "In my mad, crazy life it's actually going to be great fun, like a holiday." Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills is looking forward to her upcoming stint on US reality TV show Dancing With The Stars.

25th January 2007

Fact: Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is hosting a Burns night supper in honour of the famed poet RABBIE BURNS in London tonight (25JAN07). Guests will include Sir Paul McCartney and his fashion designer daughter STELLA, Rod Stewart and his fiancee Penny Lancaster, and Hollywood actor Danny Glover.

18th January 2007

Quote: "If we ever split, we're rational. We'll talk about it. But I don't have as much money as Paul McCartney and I'm not married to a gold-digger!" TORCHWOOD star John Barrowman on his civil partnership to SCOTT GILL.

23rd November 2006

Quote: "If Heather Mills can act I'd be interested. It would be fascinating." Desperate Housewives creator MARC CHERRY considers writing Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife into his hit TV drama after learning she's a fan of the series.

19th November 2006

Quote: "They said do what you want, because if we don't like it, no-one will hear it." Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison gave legendary Beatles producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN an ultimatum over new Beatles album, LOVE.

19th November 2006

Quote: "It was a Jamaican HEY JUDE, you had to see his face, he just said, 'I don't think that really goes.' It was wonderful." THE Beatles producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN wasn't surprised by Sir Paul McCartney's reaction to a reggae version of the band's infamous hit.

30th October 2006

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney added his voice to a track on jazz greats George Benson and Al Jarreau's new collaborative album GIVIN' IT UP.

12th October 2006

Fact: A DVD of Sir Paul McCartney's tour opening 16 September 2005 concert in Miami, Florida will be released next month (NOV06). The disc is called THE SPACE WITHIN US.

25th September 2006

Quote: "I just want to be licked." Sir Paul McCartney can't wait for a new range of British stamps bearing the Beatles' images.

24th August 2006

Fact: The high-profile divorce of former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills has inspired a new range of T-shirts. The tops, which side with the singer, proclaim, "The Heather Mills Appeal - MACca, Don't Give Her A Penny."

20th July 2006

Quote: "The worst thing is Paul McCartney rang me last week and said, 'Thanks pal, you just cost me quarter-of-a-billion bucks.'" British newspaper editor-turned-US reality show judge PIERS MORGAN on his quirky phone message from BEATLE MCCartney. Morgan introduced the rocker to his now-estranged wife HEATHER MILLS.

16th July 2006

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney has hired British royal Prince Charles' divorce lawyer, FIONA SHACKLETON, as his top aide in his upcoming legal battle with estranged wife HEATHER MILLS.

10th July 2006

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills has moved back onto the singer's Sussex, England estate so daughter BEATRICE can stay close to both her parents.

29th June 2006

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's brother MIKE has launched a book of photographs he took backstage at last year's (05) Live 8 concert in London.

14th June 2006

Fact: Publishers Orion are reportedly set to re-issue the 1988 German sex book DIE FREUDEN DER LIEBE (THE JOYS OF LOVE) which features Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills.

9th June 2006

Quote: "HEATHER MILLS MCCARTNEY - oh, no pre-nup! No pre-nup! Learn! No pre-nup! He's gonna pay her like an arm and a leg - well he's already done the half." Caustic comedienne Joan Rivers pokes fun at Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife.

26th May 2006

Quote: "It was in Marylebone Registry Office, because that's where MCCartney got married." SCRITTI POLITTI star GREEN GARTSIDE was determined to relive THE BEATLES star Sir Paul McCartney's 1969 London wedding to LINDA EASTMAN when he married his long-term girlfriend in March (06).

26th May 2006

Quote: "She's a lovely girl." Former BEATLE Ringo Starr when quizzed on Heather Mills, who recently split from his ex-bandmate Sir Paul McCartney.

30th April 2006

Fact: Former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney is in talks to headline a concert next year (06) to celebrate his home town of Liverpool's reign as European City Of Culture in 2008.

27th March 2006

Fact: As a child, Denzel Washington once won a talent contest as the Paul McCartney of an all-black Beatles tribute band.

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I'm like an honorary beatle." Rap mogul Jay-Z loved performing YESTERDAY with Sir Paul McCartney at the Grammy Awards on Wednesday night (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's the first time I've ever played the Grammys and I finally passed the audition." Sir Paul McCartney on his Grammy Awards debut last night (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's easier to sweat and be all passionate with 12, 13-year-old girls in the front row. It's harder when it's Paul McCartney and Jay-Z." Coldplay's Chris Martin admits to chronic nerves before last night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's the first time I've ever played the Grammys and I finally passed the audition." Sir Paul McCartney on his Grammy Awards debut last night (08FEB06). </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's easier to sweat and be all passionate with 12, 13-year-oldgirls in the front row. It's harder when it's Paul McCartney and Jay-Z." Coldplay's Chris Martin admits to chronic nerves before last night's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. </p>

7th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney arrived in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards on the same plane from London. </p>

24th January 2006

Quote: <p>"The thing is, people who wear fur are always so ugly. The coat just makes them even uglier." Sir Paul McCartney's animal rights campaigner wife Heather Mills McCARTNEY has a low opinion of folk who wear fur. </p>

9th January 2006

Fact: <p>Sir Paul McCartney has granted permission for his WINGS hit Live And Let Die to be used in BBC police drama LIFE ON MARS. The former beatle initially refused, but was hooked after seeing an episode of the gripping series. </p>

23rd December 2005

Fact: <p>Guitar great Les Paul, 90, has performed at New York's Iridium Jazz Club every Monday night for the last 20 years. Surprise guests have included Sir Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett. </p>

17th November 2005

Fact: <p>UB40's new album WHO YOU FIGHTING FOR features a reggae version of rare John Lennon/Paul McCartney tune I'LL BE ON MY WAY. </p>

23rd August 2005

Quote: <p>"I hope he got a fair trial. Y'know, reasonable doubt. Once that happens, you're off. I wish him well. He doesn't look like a happy man." Sir Paul McCartney on former pal Michael Jackson's child molestation trial. </p>

11th August 2005

Quote: <p>"The truth of the matter is, I've done really very well - perhaps I could have done better, but you can only eat three meals a day." Former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney on his financial success. </p>

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