Latest Paul McCartney news

  • McCartney in private gig for stars
    McCartney in private gig for stars Wed, May 13, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney has played a private concert with a crowd that included Wall Street executives and star names including Sting and Oprah Winfrey. More »

  • Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with Beatles hit
    Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with Beatles hit Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    (Reuters) - Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles' "Another Girl," the first time the song has ever been performed live, the singer's publicist said. The veteran British musician also performed both Beatles hits and his own, and addressed the excited crowd in Japanese, saying "Long time no see Budokan." "It was sensational and quite emotional remembering the first time and then experiencing this fantastic audience tonight," McCartney said in a statement. The Beatles first played the Budokon arena in 1966, amid protests from locals angered at the use of the venue for a musical act, as it was intended to be a sporting arena. More »

  • McCartney reprises 1965 track
    McCartney reprises 1965 track Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Japanese fans of Sir Paul McCartney heard a world first when the former Beatle played one of his old group's songs live for the first time - half a century after it was first released. More »

  • McCartney tops millionaires list
    McCartney tops millionaires list Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Sir Paul McCartney has not had a UK number one single in decades but that has not stopped him topping the only chart that counts - the top 40 musical millionaires. More »

  • Collaborators on Alice Cooper album
    Collaborators on Alice Cooper album Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Alice Cooper has revealed he has an impressive list of collaborators on his latest album, including Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp. More »

  • Ringo Starr Welcomed Into Rock Hall Of Fame
    Ringo Starr Welcomed Into Rock Hall Of Fame Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Ringo Starr has been recognised as one of rock music's "greatest and most creative drummers" as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 74-year-old was introduced at the star-studded ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, by his fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney. As he took the stage at Cleveland Public Hall as the final inductee, Starr joked: "After the things I've sat through tonight ... blah, blah blah. Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey, continued to play on solo albums by his fellow Beatles as well as featuring on records including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band. More »

  • Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Ringo Starr among 2015 inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday - the last of the four bandmates to earn the honor in a ceremony in Cleveland celebrating some of the biggest stars of rock music. Among the 2015 honorees joining Starr, inducted by onetime band mate Paul McCartney, were singer Bill Withers, punk-pop band Green Day and Lou Reed, the primary force behind the Velvet Underground, who was among the most influential rock musicians in history. The event, which sold out in minutes and is due to air on HBO on May 30, marks the 20th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where the ceremony is being held, and the 30th induction ceremony. Inducting Withers, who gained fame with the melancholy hit "Ain't No Sunshine" in 1971, was pianist and singer Stevie Wonder, while John Legend played in his honor. More »

  • Ringo joining rock hall of fame
    Ringo joining rock hall of fame Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Ringo Starr will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight with fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney doing the honours of introducing him at the ceremony in the US. More »

  • 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 »