Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited onstage at the 2014 Grammys, performing McCartney’s new song “Queenie Eye,” aka “The song with that weird Kate Moss/Johnny Depp/Meryl Streep video.” It was actually the second time both men were onstage: Starr performed his solo song “Photograph” earlier in the show, while McCartney had accepted the Grammy for Best Rock Song alongside Dave Grohl for “Cut Me Some Slack.” READ FULL STORY
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Not everyone who pops up in Paul McCartney’s new Abbey Road-set “Queenie Eye” video is a celebrity, but a whole lot of them are: Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Jeremy Irons, Chris Pine.
And that’s just the start of the list. But don’t get your hopes up too high: Sir Paul’s new BFF Yoko Ono remains absent.
Take a look at the video below:
His album may be called New, but Paul McCartney is still down to discuss something as old as the ’60s: his rocky relationship with Yoko Ono.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Sir Paul cleared the air regarding his longrunning public disputes with John Lennon’s widow over the years, telling the magazine that things have been going smoothly thanks to “time, the great healer.”
“She’s badass,” McCartney admitted. “I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.’ It’s like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?”
He added that the late George Harrison also provided some helpful advice: “George would say to me, ‘You don’t want stuff like that hanging around in your life.'” READ FULL STORY
Every Tuesday morning in New Releases Roundup, we’ll publish our reviews of the week’s releases as found in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. This week: Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Gavin DeGraw, the Avett Brothers, and Scotty McCreery.
Paul McCartney, New “McCartney earns points just for seeking out new ideas, but New hangs on the strength of the songs. He’s got formidable storytelling chops (which especially inform the dreamy ‘On My Way to Work’), but he is also smart enough to get out of the way of a bombastic hook, as on the punchy ‘I Can Bet.”’ (Click here for Kyle Anderson’s full review.)
Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt “Eddie Vedder, now 48, hurls down a new, if unsurprising, preoccupation: mortality. Vedder wonders whether the bell tolls for him on the otherwise easygoing ‘Sirens,’ a piano-plunking ballad to rank with their classics, and human life itself seems to be ”tempting fate” on the album’s knotty, lovely centerpiece, ‘Infallible.”’ (Click here for Nick Catucci’s full review.)
“Well,” remarked an out-of-towner as he stood on a platform in Times Square, surveying the rambunctious lunchtime crowd around him. “This is something, isn’t it?”
It certainly was: That out-of-towner was Paul McCartney, and the crowd was there to watch him play the 1 p.m. pop-up concert that he announced via Twitter earlier in the morning. The show started later than planned — Macca popped out of a yellow cab at 1:15 pm, and was immediately swarmed by Instagram-hungry onlookers — but fans were plenty pleased.
Performing from a makeshift stage carved into a semi-truck, McCartney and his backing band treated the audience to a few numbers from his upcoming album New, starting with the Mark Ronson-produced title track. The crowd cheerfully bopped along to the Rubber Soul-y song, and one group of young girls even squealed. Clearly, the 71-year-old charmer’s still got it. (Just ask the students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, who got their own private show yesterday.)
While other pop stars made their own kind of singers-on-social-media news today, a polite Knight held a different kind of Twitter tête-à-tête this morning for his fans.
Responding to the hashtag #AskMacca, Sir Paul McCartney held a 140-character-limit Q&A this morning in support of his upcoming album New, due Oct. 15.
What we gleaned from Macca’s internet etiquette: the 71-year-old former Beatle has some well-rounded music taste — his last record purchases were Kanye West, Jay Z, The Civil Wars, and The National. Also? He wants to do a duet with Bob Dylan, and finishing a song is the hardest part of writing for him.
But more importantly, want to know how the former Beatle gets his social media on? In a gingham shirt, with a tablescape of roses and lit candle, of course:
Here’s a sampling of the Q+A:
When Paul McCartney and his Beatles bandmates performed an unannounced concert on a London rooftop in 1969 for their Let It Be film, the police eventually came in and shut it down. But McCartney and Jimmy Kimmel had the cops’ blessing Monday night in Los Angeles, as they took to the roof of the El Capitan Theatre, promising a free show from the one-and-only Sir Paul for the gathered masses.
Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV audience only caught two of those songs. After that, as McCartney told us when he hit the stage, “The rest is just for you.” Here’s what you missed if you weren’t one of the 10,000 people lining Hollywood Boulevard:
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Paul McCartney helped construct the greatest album of all time, among other minor accomplishments, so it’s not like the guy has anything left to prove at this point.
And yet at 71 years old, he’s still going hard. Last year, he released a new solo album called Kisses on the Bottom, which was made up mostly of traditional pop covers and re-worked jazz tunes. Now he’s got a batch of freshly-written original material, and he’s ready to unleash it.
According to a press release sent out late last night, McCartney’s new album New will be arriving in stores on October 15. It features 12 new songs and a heaping helping of fresh collaborators, including Mark Ronson, who worked on the title track that also dropped last night.
The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, and the single is for sale. Give “New” a listen below.
Paul McCartney will perform at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas next month.
Clear Channel said Wednesday that the former Beatle will perform on the second night of the two-day festival, which kicks off Sept. 20. He joins a list of top performers, including Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Drake.
Ryan Seacrest will host the event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Chris Brown, Maroon 5, Keith Urban, Miguel, J. Cole, and fun. will also perform.
The event will include a festival dubbed iHeartRadio Music Festival Village. It will feature performances on two stages from Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, and Avril Lavigne.
Muse, Tiesto, Phoenix, Zedd, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, and Queen with Adam Lambert will also perform during the main show.
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