McCartney releases new version of 'New' (09/28/14)
Everything old is new again for Paul McCartney. The singer is revamping his sixteenth studio album, "New," in order to release a collector's edition-style version of the album in October.
Originally released in 2013, the forthcoming new version of "New" will include a ton of bonus material including unreleased songs, live recordings, and a documentary on the making of the LP.
The three-disc set will also include outtakes from McCartney's recording sessions for the albums, "Hell to Pay" and "Demons Dance." In addition, collector's edition of "New" features "Struggle," an album only released previously in Japan, as well as the four live recordings of his set from a stop at the Tokyo Dome in 2013.
McCartney, who is currently on the fall leg of his Out There tour, recently landed back in the headlines after making a music video in support of his family's Meat Free Mondays campaign. So-called Meat Free Mondays urges people to take a weekly break from eating meat in an effort to help the environment. The song, which dates back to 2009, is now accompanied by a video featuring people from all over the world holding up signs with the song's lyrics. McCartney timed the video to coincide with the U.N.'s Climate Summit in New York on September 23rd.
Get your Paul McCartney tickets to see him on the road through October 30th, with upcoming stops in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Texas and more. The final stop on the calendar (for now) is at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
11/24/13: Time and age can't seem to slow down Paul McCartney. At 71, he's just released his 24th solo album, "New," and is putting out music at a pace that still puts other artists to shame. But one of the things most important to this legend was how time has also seemed to heal all wounds.
In part of a rather candid new interview with Billboard magazine (which hit newsstands October 25, 2013) McCartney himself discussed how his long-running feud with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono seems to have come to an end . "She's badass," McCartney says, noting that if "If John loved her, there's got to be something. He's not stupid."
One person that McCartney refuses to forgive, however, is Lennon's murderer, Mark David Champman. "I think I could pretty much forgive anyone else," he told Billboard. "But I don't see why I'd want to forgive him."
It seems now with the past being the past that McCartney is definitely set on looking toward the future. His new album is a joint effort with Adele's collaborator Paul Epworth, Amy Winehouse's producer Mark Ronson, Giles Martin (son of legendary Beatles producer George), and Ethan Johns, who has worked with Kings of Leon. The web video for the track "Queenie Eye" followed the release with its own premiere on Vevo.
McCartney's forthcoming "Out There" Japanese tour kicks off November 11 in Osaka and wraps 10 days later at the Tokyo Dome. The trek will mark almost exactly 11 years to the day since he last embarked on a run of shows in 'The Land of the Rising Sun.'
Paul McCartney is 'Out There' (Updated April 3, 2013)
Paul McCartney is ready to play ball. Or in this case, just play.
The famed musician will return to Boston's Fenway Park on July 9, 2013, the first confirmed U.S. date on his 2013 "Out There" world tour.
McCartney's previous shows on August 5 and 6, 2009, set Fenway's record for highest attendance. And for those of you nowhere near the iconic venue, fear not. McCartney has been announcing stadium dates a handful at a time. He'll perform three dates in Brazil in May, and he's also playing June 22 in Warsaw and June 27 in Vienna.
The "Out There" tour follows McCartney's record-breaking "On the Run" tour, which wrapped in 2012 and supported his Grammy-winning album "Kisses on the Bottom." The project, consisting primarily of covers of traditional pop music and Jazz, was his 15th studio album to date and his first since 2007's "Memory Almost Full."
The album was first released in two editions: the standard edition, and a "deluxe" edition, which features the McCartney original "Baby's Request" – a cover of the original version by Wings – and a cover of "My One and Only Love" as bonus tracks. An expanded edition of the project, "Kisses on the Bottom – Complete Kisses," was released exclusively on the iTunes store. It features the 14-track album, with four bonus tracks, and the complete "iTunes Live from Capitol Studios" performance.
Not only is McCartney reportedly working on yet another new album to follow this one, but word has leaked that the rocker's latest recording project involves Mark Ronson. The duo reportedly collaborated after Ronson DJ'd McCartney's wedding in 2011, and they joined up in the studio to produce three new songs.
The man, the myth, the legend
Sir James Paul McCartney is not just a singer, songwriter and composer he is also a living legend. Together with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, these four musical geniuses formed one of the most celebrated bands of all time.
Shortly after the Beatles' revolution in the 1960s, McCartney pursued a solo career that has been active for over 40 years now. He has maintained worldwide fame for his talented songwriting and catchy yet meaningful melodies. Some of his earlier standout hits as a solo artist include, 'Maybe I'm Amazed' (1970), 'Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five' (1973), 'Jet' (1973), 'Band on the Run' (1974), and 'Sillly Love Songs' (1976).
McCartney, who has the distinction of being named by Guinness World Records as the 'most successful composer and recording artist of all time,' has sold over 100 million albums and 100 million singles. He is also credited on 32 singles as a songwriter or co-writer that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of 2012, he has sold 15.5 million RIAA certified units in the United States.
In recent years McCartney has continued to make his rounds and perform in sold out venues. On July 15, 2011 McCartney launched the first leg of his 'On the Run' tour at Yankee Stadium. He kicked off the South American leg in Montevideo, Uruguay this past April, where 28,000 tickets were sold out within 20 minutes of their online release. Yes, Sir Paul still shines on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
He played to over 100,000 fans during two performances in Mexico City in May, then closed Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside of Buckingham Palace in June. But his biggest performance of the year thus far came as the featured performer at the London Olympic Opening Ceremony on June 27, where he earned a cool $1 ($1.57) for singing 'Hey Jude' and inviting the massive audience to join in.
About Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney, the legendary Singer/Songwriter/Composer and Co-Founder of the Beatles, is without a doubt one of the most influential musicians in the long history of Rock, as well as one of its most popular performers.
Paul is clearly one of the very few Artists of any genre whose impact cannot be measured by any standard outside of his own yet he remains a humble "troubadour" despite his global influence on music of all types. Although Sir McCartney has gone on to win countless accolades it is fair to say that his greatest contribution to the musical universe will always be his myriad and magical creative efforts written, produced and performed in his time with the Beatles -- a legacy of brilliant and groundbreaking music that has made him renowned and loved throughout the World.
Paul continues to create and contribute not only to the music world but to the world as a whole through his selfless charity work. Get Paul McCartney tickets to watch this legend and former Beatle live in concert.
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