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Paul McCartney: 10 of His Best Under-the-Radar Solo Songs

"When I'm Sixty-Four"? That's so 11 years ago.Paul McCartney turned 75 this a few months back. With that in mind, you've probably come across a host of online tributes that laud the former Beatle's longevity, countless achievements and best-loved songs.But while the masses will most likely praise "Band on the Run," "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Live and Let Die" and "Silly Love Songs" (well, maybe not ... …

Hear a Snippet of The Beatles' Unreleased 1963 Demo of "What Goes On"

A rare, unreleased demo of The Beatles' "What Goes On"—recorded in 1963 and featuring John Lennon on vocals—has surfaced on on eBay through Parlogram.Though the song would not be released by The Fab Four until 1965's Rubber Soul, the song actually predates The Beatles. Lennon originally wrote the song all the way back in the late Fifties, for his pre-Beatles group the Quarrymen.Lennon kept the... …

Eric Clapton's Collaborations with The Beatles, Part 2: Seventies, Eighties and Beyond

Sometime in early 1968, when the Beatles' George Harrison invited Cream's Eric Clapton to play guitar on a tune—a psychedelic instrumental rocker that would wind up on Harrison's Wonderwall Music album—a great classic-rock tradition was born.For the next five decades—or at least through 2013—Clapton and his guitar would wind up in recording studios with the Beatles. And, of course, by "the... …

Watch Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen Play "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden

Friday night, September 15, Paul McCartney played the first of his two scheduled concerts at New York City's Madison Square Garden—as part of his larger four-venue, eight-show run in New York City.That night, he surprised and delighted the crowd by welcoming Bruce Springsteen and his right-hand man—Steven Van Zandt—for a performance of The Beatles classic, "I Saw Her Standing There."McCartney... …

Paul McCartney to Appear on New Foo Fighters Album

Dave Grohl has revealed that the one and only Paul McCartney plays drums on Foo Fighters' new album, Concrete and Gold.Though McCartney's is not the headline-grabbing, secret guest appearance—from "the biggest pop star in the world"—that Grohl first teased in an interview with BBC Radio 1, he was nonetheless thrilled with the former Beatle's appearance on the record.“Paul McCartney plays drums... …

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney Reunite for "We're On the Road Again"

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the two surviving former members of the Beatles, have reunited for Starr's new solo single, "We're On the Road Again."What's amazing about the song, the new single from Starr's upcoming album, Give More Love, is the fact that the two surviving Beatles aren't the only noteworthy musicians to play on the song. Edgar Winter, Joe Walsh and Steve Lukather all join the... …

Learn Paul McCartney’s Ripping Guitar Solo from the Beatles’ “Taxman”

Some readers may be surprised to learn that the ripping solo in “Taxman” was played by Paul McCartney, but in fact, the Beatle bassist provided a handful of standout guitar moments on the band’s recordings. If you’re curious, here are six of ‘em.But back to “Taxman.” Joe over at Reverb.com was kind enough to break down this unconventional solo, and lays it out in the video below. Give it a shot! …

A Guide to The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Guitars and Gear

The studio experimentation that had begun with Revolver advanced to the next level on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.In many ways, 1966 had been a watershed for the Beatles. They had broken from the two-albums-per-year formula that had brought their record company, EMI, so much money, but which had occasionally depleted the group’s well of creativity.Revolver was the only full-length... …

Watch Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform "Something"

On November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, an impressive assemblage of the former Beatle's band mates, family members and buddies gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to his life and music.That event—which was released in 2003 as The Concert for George—featured performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and many... …

Watch the Beatles Dissect "Tomorrow Never Knows" in the Nineties

In the mid-Nineties, while Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were working on the Beatles' massive Anthology project, they got together with George Martin, their old producer, at Abbey Road Studios to discuss and dissect a few classic Beatles tracks.In the incredible clip below, you can watch as they go through the various parts of John Lennon's Revolver masterpiece, "Tomorrow... …

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