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  • Rodent romance: male mice use 'love songs' to woo their women
    Rodent romance: male mice use 'love songs' to woo their women Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. I'd like to know," Paul McCartney sings in his 1976 song "Silly Love Songs." Mice might agree. "I do think there is more going on with animal communication than we humans have been attuned to," Duke University neurobiology professor Erich Jarvis said. More »

  • Sir Paul reveals songwriting tips
    Sir Paul reveals songwriting tips Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney has revealed where he finds inspiration to finish writing some of his songs - in the toilet. More »

  • U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scores UK album number one
    U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scores UK album number one Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scored his first British number one album on Sunday when his "To Pimp A Butterfly" knocked Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hours" off the top spot in its first week of release, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. Lamar's follow-up to his 2012 debut had already broken global records for music streaming service Spotify when it was streamed more than 9.6 million times on the service on Monday. British singer-songwriter Smith, however, retained his position at the top of the Official Singles Chart for a second week with his collaboration with John Legend, "Lay Me Down", in aid of charity Comic Relief. Electronica trio Years & Years' "King" held onto the number two spot, while "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney climbed two places to number three, and clinched the title of the week's most streamed track, with 1.98 million streams, the Official Charts Company said. More »

  • Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into rock Hall of Fame
    Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Starr into rock Hall of Fame Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Paul McCartney will induct his former Beatles band mate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month at a ceremony in Cleveland, organizers said on Wednesday. He was inducted as a member of the Beatles in 1988 but this year marks his entry as the last member of the group to enter as a solo artist. John Lennon was inducted in 1994, followed by McCartney in 1999 and George Harrison in 2004. The late rocker Lou Reed, whose work with the Velvet Underground made them one of the most influential groups in rock, along with punk group Green Day, "Ain't No Sunshine" singer Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will also be inducted. More »

  • Kanye West To Headline Glastonbury Festival
    Kanye West To Headline Glastonbury Festival Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Kanye West has been confirmed as one of this year's headline acts at the Glastonbury Festival. West will top the bill on the Saturday night, performing on the main Pyramid Stage. The news was revealed on Twitter by organiser Emily Eavis, daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis. West, in the UK charts with his track FourFive Seconds, which includes Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney, is the latest big name to be confirmed. More »

  • McCartney leads celebrity invasion at daughter's fashion show
    McCartney leads celebrity invasion at daughter's fashion show Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    British music legend Paul McCartney created a sensation in Paris on Monday as he led a celebrity invasion of his daughter Stella's fashion show that included rapper Kanye West and actor Woody Harrelson. More »

  • Stella flowing and faux-furry at Paris fashion week
    Stella flowing and faux-furry at Paris fashion week Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Loose but tailored, flowing but structured - Stella McCartney presented a study in contrasts for her Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show on Monday in Paris in a collection both supremely luxurious and as relaxed as sportswear. McCartney's affinity for freely moving pieces that skirt the body without suffocating it found ample expression in the show at the opulent Opera Garnier, where father Paul McCartney was on hand, along with Kanye West and Woody Harrelson. More »

  • British trio Years and Years top UK singles chart Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    British electronica trio Years and Years claimed their first number one chart single on Sunday as their song "King" knocked fellow Briton Ellie Goulding off the top spot, the Official Charts Company said. Years and Years, winners of a British poll of music industry figures to find the most promising artists of 2015, racked up combined online, streaming and physical sales of 101,000 copies, beating Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do". "Fourfiveseconds" by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney charted in third place, ahead of "Take Me To Church" by Hozier and "Earned It" by The Weeknd. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds took the number one title in the album charts with "Chasing Yesterday", which became the fastest-selling album of the year with combined sales of 89,000. More »

  • Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool on new Europe tour
    Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool on new Europe tour Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Paul McCartney is extending a world tour with nine dates in Europe, including an emotional return to the Beatles' native Liverpool and a headline appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival. More »

  • Sir Paul gets back to live gigs
    Sir Paul gets back to live gigs Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK shows in three years including one gig marking the 50th anniversary of one of his most famous tunes. More »

  • Hard Day's Sale: Sir Paul's Home Goes For £150k
    Hard Day's Sale: Sir Paul's Home Goes For £150k Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home in Liverpool has been snapped up for £150,000 by an anonymous British bidder - above and beyond the guide price of £100,000. The family were well known in the area because Mary McCartney was a local midwife. It would seem whoever buys it could also expect a visit from none other than Sir Paul himself. Donna Lewis, from Entwistle Green Estate Agents, told Sky News: "He has been known a couple of times to actually knock on the door when he has been in the area. More »

  • Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold
    Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The childhood home of former Beatle Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 ($231,000, 206,000 euros) at an auction on Thursday in Liverpool, hometown of the legendary 1960s rock band. More »

  • £150k for McCartney's boyhood home
    £150k for McCartney's boyhood home Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney's old home in Liverpool has sold for £150,000 at an auction in the city. More »

  • Who were those hooded men on stage with Kanye West at the Brit Awards?
    Who were those hooded men on stage with Kanye West at the Brit Awards? Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Who was under those hoods? Death Eaters? The entire Kardashian family? Paul McCartney? Or none of the above? More »

  • McCartney performs romantic NY show
    McCartney performs romantic NY show Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Paul McCartney treated fans in New York to a special show to celebrate Valentine's Day. More »

  • Paul McCartney performs romantic Big Apple show
    Paul McCartney performs romantic Big Apple show Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a special Valentine’s Day show in the Big Apple. More »

  • McCartney in Valentine's Day gig
    McCartney in Valentine's Day gig Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney was surrounded by celebrity fans at a Valentine's Day concert at New York City's Irving Plaza. More »

  • All eyes on British newcomer Sam Smith at Grammy Awards
    All eyes on British newcomer Sam Smith at Grammy Awards Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a sea of pop music's leading ladies at Sunday's Grammy Awards, all eyes are on British newcomer Sam Smith with six nominations amid speculation that he could emulate Adele's 2012 sweep at the ceremony. "I don't think it takes a massive crystal ball to think that it's going to be Sam Smith's night," said Lyndsey Parker, editor of Yahoo Music. Much like Adele, who swept the Grammys with six wins, Smith, 22, is nominated in the night's top three categories for record, album and song of the year, after his debut album "In The Lonely Hour" stormed the U.S. charts last year, led by his soulful song "Stay With Me." Smith faces competition from some of pop's biggest names, namely R&B singer-producer Pharrell, who also has six nods including three for album of the year that includes his production work on Beyonce and Ed Sheeran's records. Smith and Pharrell will perform alongside a slew of chart-topping female singers including Ariana Grande and Rihanna, who will perform with Paul McCartney and Kanye West. More »

  • McCartney, Lady Gaga make music
    McCartney, Lady Gaga make music Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney has teamed up with Lady Gaga for new music - after she revealed she initially hung up on him. More »

  • Who has Sir Paul McCartney gone Gaga for?
    Who has Sir Paul McCartney gone Gaga for? Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney and Lady Gaga have collaborated for a secret project in the recording studio. More »

  • Rihanna, Kanye And McCartney Video Released
    Rihanna, Kanye And McCartney Video Released Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    The video for Rihanna's new track FourFiveSeconds has been released online which sees her teaming up with Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West. More »

  • First look at Rihanna's new music video
    First look at Rihanna's new music video Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Rihanna has shared clips of the FourFiveSeconds music video, featuring Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West. More »