miércoles, 28 de junio de 2017

Paul McCartney Gets 'One On One' With Mexico



Paul Gets 'One On One' With Mexico

Paul Gets 'One On One' With Mexico
Gets 'ONE ON ONE' with Mexico City
New 2017 concert announced
28th October: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Speaking about his forthcoming visit Paul said:
“Mexico holds so many special memories for me. We’ve had some brilliant nights there and I’m looking forward to making more great memories on this tour. We are going to have a huge party together. Getting ready to rock Mexico!”  
Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets through PaulMcCartney.com at 10am (local / 4pm BST) on Friday 30th June. To purchase your tickets on Friday, click the link below and enter the following access code: PAUL1ON1MEXICO
28th October: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Paul’s new 'One On One' Tour launched in the US in 2016 and saw him play 41 shows across 12 different countries to over 1.2 million people, winning rave reviews from both concert-goers and the media. The final run of shows in 2016 concluded with Paul’s headlining performance at the now legendary Desert Trip festival in the US. Last week saw Paul play his first shows of 2017 in Japan as well as announcing new North American dates for this summer.  Paul played four huge sell out shows in Tokyo winning rave reviews.
This show marks Paul’s first visit to Mexico in five years. His last trip saw him play a historic massive outdoor show in Zocalo Square as part of his record breaking 'On The Run' world tour, pulling in more than 250,000 attendees! Since his first visit in 1993 Paul has played ten concerts in Mexico.
The new 'One On One' show includes a dazzling re-designed production as well as previously never performed classics from the most beloved catalogue in popular music.  The 'One On One' Tour spans Paul’s entire career – from his earliest work with The Quarrymen through to his most recent collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna – as well as global treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue – there is no shortage of surprises.
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul's band of the last 10+ years – Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.
The 'One On One' Tour features a brand new production, as always, utilising state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed. Every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music. 

martes, 27 de junio de 2017





Abramorama, CultureSonar, and the Jacob Burns Film Center are excited to announce pre-production for the next three films in the Deconstructing The Beatles series.  In Deconstructing the Birth of The Beatles, Beatleologist Scott Freiman takes the audience on an audio/video tour that explores how The Beatles became a band.  In Deconstructing the 1963 Beatles, Scott explores the creation of The Beatles' first hit singles, such as "She Loves You" and "Please Please Me", along with selected album tracks from 1963.  In Deconstructing Magical Mystery Tour, Scott explores the making of The Beatles' TV film Magical Mystery Tour with deep dives into the studio techniques used on classic 1967 Beatles tracks, such as "All You Need Is Love" and "I Am The Walrus".

Each lecture will be filmed at the Jacob Burns Film Center the week of July 9th.  If you are in the Pleasantville, NY area, you can be part of the filming -- and possibly even get your smiling face on the big screen!  For dates and tickets, click  here.

No release dates for the films have been announced, so stay tuned for more details.


Would you like your very own Deconstructing The Beatles poster to hang in your personal Beatles museum?  How about a set of all four?  You can purchase posters and even get them autographed by Scott by visiting the  CultureSonar gift shop.

While you're there, check out all the other cool stuff from  CultureSonar.  And if you're not on their mailing list, do yourself a favor and join.  There's a wealth of great Beatles and non-Beatles content coming out every day from CultureSonar.


Coming in 2018: a Graphic Novel Like You've Never Seen: Deconstructing the White Album: A Graphic Novel.  This Limited Edition, Super-Premium Collector’s Item takes readers on a visual journey of the making of the best-selling album of the 1960's, The Beatles' White Album.

Written by Scott Freiman (Deconstructing the Beatles) and Kenneth Womack (The Beatles Encyclopedia), and beautifully illustrated by Jim McCarthy (The Life and Death of Keith Moon) and Marc Olivent (Dark Satanic Mills), Deconstructing the White Album: A Graphic Novel will be a book like no other. Hard covered. Art-quality paper. Lavish, large-format illustrations. Individually numbered (like the White Album itself). 
We aren’t going to print many. And we’ll only print it once.  So get on the list. Sign up here for updates.


All four Deconstructing the Beatles films continue to show in theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada -- from Sedona, Arizona to Halifax, Nova Scotia and just about everywhere in between.  You can see all the latest dates by clicking on the big blue button below.  

And for those of you who have been patiently waiting for DVDs, we hope to have news for you later this summer.
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lunes, 26 de junio de 2017

'She's a party girl!' Paul McCartney gushes over wife Nancy Shevell

'She's a party girl!' Paul McCartney, 75, gushes over wife Nancy Shevell, 57, and says that she's a 'music fan' who still comes to see him perform
By Daily Mail Australia Reporter
PUBLISHED: 25 June 2017

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They tied the knot in front of friends and fans at the Marylebone Register Office back in 2011.
And while Paul McCartney tends to keep his marriage to Nancy Shevall private, he did open up about the brunette businesswoman to Australia's 60 Minutes on Sunday.
'She's a party girl,' laughed the clearly-smitten 75-year-old.

'She's a party girl!' Paul McCartney opened up about his third wife Nancy Shevall during an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday
'She's a party girl!' Paul McCartney opened up about his third wife Nancy Shevall during an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday

He continued: 'She's a music fan.

'She actually came to see me a while ago, when I was playing quite Madison Square Garden.'
He then added that Nancy 'came two nights' to see him at the Garden.

'She actually came to see me a while ago, when I was playing quite Madison Square Garden,' explained Paul, who revealed that Nancy still comes to see him perform
'She actually came to see me a while ago, when I was playing quite Madison Square Garden,' explained Paul, who revealed that Nancy still comes to see him perform

Nancy and Paul celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in October.
The Hey Jude hitmaker was previously married to Heather Mills and the late Linda McCartney.
In other news, fans will be glad to hear the personality is set to tour Australia in December, for the first time in 24 years.

Happy: Nancy and Paul celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in October
Happy: Nancy and Paul celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in October

'I haven't had a chance to get down there for years,' Paul told News Corp, adding: 'I've been looking forward to it for a long time, finally it's happening.'
Paul will commence his tour Down Under in Perth on December 2, followed by Melbourne on December 5, Brisbane on December 9 and Sydney on December 11.
He will then travel to Auckland for the remainder of the tour.
Tickets for Paul's One on One tour will go on sale July 4, with pre-sale available June 29.

Down Under: Fans will be glad to hear the personality is set to tour Australia in December for the first time in 24 years
Down Under: Fans will be glad to hear the personality is set to tour Australia in December for the first time in 24 years

domingo, 25 de junio de 2017

Gallery for George: Behind the Scenes at the Opening Night

George Harrison in the gardens of Cliveden House, England, 1981
by Olivia Harrison

Gallery for George: Behind the Scenes at the Opening Night
Genesis Publications


A special exhibition celebrating George & one hundred Genesis editions

Above: Jeff Lynne, Anoushka and Sukanya Shankar, and Stella and Mary McCartney all joined Olivia and Dhani Harrison to celebrate the publication of George Harrison's I Me Mine – Genesis's 100th edition since 1974.

To celebrate the publication of I ME MINE and the launch of the I ME MINE LYRIC PRINT, Genesis hosted a 3-day pop up exhibition in London’s West End. 

Olivia Harrison co-hosted a dazzling opening party on Thursday 15th June, with guests including:  Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Stella and Mary McCartney, Sharleen Spiteri, Jools Holland, Woody Harrelson, Noel Fielding, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Twiggy, Penelope Tree, Anoushka and Sukanya Shankar.

The exhibition was open to the public from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June. For three days, visitors from the UK and overseas gathered to see the exhibition of George’s handwritten lyrics, family photos, and a special display of Genesis limited editions

Above: Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Damon Hill were among guests at the private viewof George Harrison's handwritten song lyrics, one of which is available for Genesis subscribers to own as a framed facsimile.

Genesis staff were stationed throughout the Painting Rooms (formerly used for painting West End stage sets) and met with many subscribers, who in some cases had flown in especially.  The team were delighted to meet subscribers in person and to share stories about books and artists past and present. 

Above: Shown for the first time in London, Olivia Harrison's signed portrait of George in the gardens of Cliveden House was a focal point within the exhibition. 

Paul Mannion, who played George in the West End musical ‘Let It Be,’ performed a medley of Harrison songs at a reception for subscribers.

The gallery upstairs featured the largest ever display of Genesis prints to-date, featuring photography by Lew Allen, Shimpei Asai, Jim Marshall, Jerry Schatzberg, Ringo Starr, as well as artworks by Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Klaus Voormann and Storm Thorgerson.

Above: Klaus Voormann is creating 250 handcrafted REVOLVER 50 collages. More than half have been reserved. To secure yours, visit www.revolver-collage.com

A large selection of Genesis editions were available to browse, including GOLDEN DREAMS, HAMBURG DAYS, TRAVELING WILBURYS and many visitors were drawn to the new CLASSIC HENDRIX, and had a chance to look through preview copies of upcoming titles: LOVE THAT BURNS, TRANSFORMER, and GENESIS 100.

Above: Twiggy and Noel Fielding joined guests exploring the full range of Genesis editions. The new CLASSIC HENDRIX was on display. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Kramer, Hendrix’s legendary recording engineer, Kramer has provided the new front cover image and is signing the last 450 copies in the edition.

Our thanks to everyone who was able to visit and helped to make it a truly special occasion. Further exhibitions and events are planned for more cities – please keep an eye on the Genesis website and newsletter to stay updated.

Above: A prototype of GENESIS 100 was shown for the first time. Many took the opportunity to dip into the accompanying 24-page booklet which reproduces rare items from the Genesis archives and tells the story of the company's founding and work over four decades.

sábado, 24 de junio de 2017

60 Minutes Exclusive: A day in the life of Paul McCartney

60 Minutes Exclusive: A day in the life of Paul McCartney
By Liz Little
June 23 2017

Following this week’s announcement of an Australian tour – his first in almost 25 years – rock and roll legend Sir Paul McCartney sits down for an exclusive 60 Minutes interview with reporter Liz Hayes.

And what a story he has to tell. McCartney has sold 700-million albums in his lifetime, and won endless awards – including 21 Grammys. In doing so he’s also proven to be an astute businessman – his worth is estimated to exceed a billion dollars.

And of course, as he tells 60 Minutes, it all started with The Beatles.

“The sum of the four of us made something special. We were elevated beyond ourselves. And so it made for some very special times.”

Not only is McCartney celebrating his 75th birthday this year, but also the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — a musical masterpiece many consider the greatest rock and roll album ever made.

“It’s stood the test of time,” he tells Hayes. “When you listen to it now, I’m blown away. And I shouldn’t be.”

In his candid one-on-one, McCartney also looks back on his fondest memories with The Beatles, and the pain that saw him refuse to play their songs for years.

He opens up on the incredibly invasive media attention he has received during his career – and in particular the focus on his private life.

McCartney has been married three times and has five children. For nearly 30 years the love of his life was Linda, who died from breast cancer in 1998. Several years later he married model Heather Mills but that relationship ended acrimoniously.

Six years ago he married American businesswoman Nancy Shevell.

McCartney’s is an incredible career, a lifetime of musical contribution that has been recognised not only by his legions of fans, but with a knighthood. He opens up on all the highs and lows this Sunday.

“I do pinch myself. Regularly. And I kind of like the fact that I pinch myself, ‘cause I don’t want to accept it.”

A Day in the Life’ airs this Sunday on 60 Minutes, 9.30pm on Channel 9.

viernes, 23 de junio de 2017

Paul McCartney Says Working With Kanye West Was ‘Intriguing Process’

Paul McCartney Says Working With Kanye West Was ‘Intriguing Process’
By Michael Gallucci
June 22, 2017

Paul McCartney and Kanye West
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Paul McCartney called his 2015 collaboration with Kanye West an “intriguing process” during a recent Facebook live chat.

The pair worked together in sessions that yielded three songs which were eventually released by West: “Only One,” “All Day” and “FourFiveSeconds,” a hit single that featured Rihanna.

“I got a phone call and my manager said, ‘Kanye West would like to work with you,’” McCartney explained to Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin, who hosted the Facebook live chat (via NME). “And I go, ‘Yeah, we’ll do it.’ I was a little bit nervous at first, because I thought it could go horribly wrong. But I was intrigued to see what he was up to and how he did it.”

McCartney said “it was a very intriguing process. You basically don’t write songs. You basically just talk and noodle a bit and you record it all on your phone. And then he goes away. And that’s basically his record. But it was great doing it because I don’t work like that.”

Still, the former Beatles star compared working with the hip-hop artist to his old band — particularly some of the complicated recording structures and techniques used on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

“So I was waiting three months after we’d finished [recording],” McCartney said. “I didn’t really hear anything but ‘Hey, bro, what’s going on?’ But I’m thinking, should I say, ‘Did we write a song? Will a record come out of this?’ Anyway, this arrives and it’s a Rihanna song. … I said, ‘This is great! I have to ring up and say, ‘Am I on this?’ And he goes, ‘Oh, yeah. You’re the guitar player.’ I go, ‘I don’t remember.’ And he said, ‘We sped it up.’ So they manipulated this, kind of – although, we’re talking about Sgt. Pepper, we loved manipulating. So I think we would have been into a lot of these tricks nowadays, because we did speed things up a little bit.”

In other McCartney news, a 2009 performance he and former bandmate Ringo Starr gave at the “Change Begins Within” charity concert — a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation held at Radio City Music Hall — will be released on DVD for the first time on Sept. 1. Both artists perform several songs on their own, but they joined up onstage for “With a Little Help From My Friends” near the end of the show.

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Rihanna Paul McCartney Kanye West

jueves, 22 de junio de 2017

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Set for David Lynch Charity Concert DVD

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Set for David Lynch Charity Concert DVD
"Change Begins Within" show also featured Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, Donovan
By Jon Blistein
22June 2017

Paul McCartney and Ringo Star will appear in a new concert DVD documenting the David Lynch Foundation's 2009 "Change Begins Within" show. Kevin Winter/Getty

A concert DVD documenting the 2009 "Change Begins Within" charity concert benefiting the David Lynch Foundation will be released September 1st. The concert notably featured a Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunion, as well as performances from Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, Donovan and more.

The Change Begins Within show took place April 4th, 2009 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The lineup also featured My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Moby, Ben Harper, Paul Horn, Angelo Badalamenti and Betty LaVette, as well a special appearance from Jerry Seinfeld.

The setlist for the concert DVD boasts an array of collaborations, including Vedder and Harper performing David Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure," Donovan and James performing "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and the entire lineup closing the show with McCartney's "Cosmically Conscious" and the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There." McCartney and Starr also performed several tracks on their own, though fittingly came together for a rendition of "With A Little Help From My Friends."
Snippets of the gig can be seen in a promotional video compiled by the David Lynch Foundation and released in 2010.

The David Lynch Foundation has continued to organize Change Begins Within concerts and events since the 2009 show. Past participants include Katy Perry, Sting, Hugh Jackman, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Ellen DeGeneres and more. Filmmaker David Lynch launched his foundation in 2005 with the aim of promoting efforts to eradicate trauma and stress among at-risk populations through Transcendental Meditation.

Along with various charity events, Lynch has organized the Festival of Disruption to raise money for the David Lynch Foundation. This year's event will take place October 14th and 15th in Los Angeles and feature Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, the Kills and more.

Change Begins Within Concert Setlist

1. Moby, Betty LaVette, TM Choir – "Natural Blues"
2. Eddie Vedder – "Rise"
3. Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper – "Under Pressure"
4. Sheryl Crow – "My Sweet Lord"
5. Donovan and Jim James – "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
6. Donovan and Paul Horn – "Isle of Islay"
7. Ringo Starr – "It Don't Come Easy"
8. Paul McCartney – "Drive My Car"
9. Paul McCartney – "Jet"
10. Paul McCartney – "Got to Get You Into My Life"
11. Paul McCartney – "Let It Be"
12. Paul McCartney – "Here Today"
13. Paul McCartney – "Band on the Run"
14. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr – "With a Little Help From My Friends"
15. All members – "Cosmically Conscious"
16. All members – "I Saw Her Standing There"

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Sir Paul McCartney, David Lynch and Ringo Starr attend the press conference for the David Lynch Foundation 'Change Begins Within' at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2009 in New York City.
April 03, 2009