The next studio album by Paul McCartney will be released on February 7 on Hear Music/Concord Records. The catch is that the album -- which is still untitled -- will be McCartney's tribute to the standards he grew up listening to. It also will feature two new original songs, which was the formula for his last album of covers, 1999's Run Devil Run.
John Lennon was killed in New York City 31 years ago today. That's more than three decades' worth of pissed-off Beatles fans asking, "What If"? What if Lennon were still alive? What kind of music would he be making right now? At what point would the Beatles have gotten back together? Would it have been awesome or a horrible mistake?
Ringo Starr will release his 17th solo album, Ringo 2012, January 31 in the US (January 30 elsewhere) on HIP-O/UMe Records. The album title is a reference to Ringo, his best-selling album, which was released in 1973 and featured all three other Beatles.
Last night, Paul McCartney had more than one trick up his sleeve for his concert at London's 02 Arena. Not only did he play three Beatles tracks that had never been played in the UK before -- "The Night Before," "The Word" and "Come And Get It" -- but he also had a special guest on hand: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood.
A few weeks back, we provided you with a list of 60-plus Beatles songs -- all of which feature guitar solos -- and asked you to vote for the song with the best solo of the bunch. Was it "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"? God, no.
Nineteen hundred and seventy-one. Even for a year that falls squarely in the heart of the "classic rock" era, it was a particularly classic year. It was the year of Who's Next, Sticky Fingers and Fragile, albums that are so renowned that we don't have to name the bands that created them (But, just in case, it was The Who, The Rolling Stones and Yes).
Recently, someone opened an old book that happened to be available at a yard sale in Liverpool, England. In it was a folder letter by a young Paul McCartney, offering an audition to a now-unknown drummer in 1960, just days before the Beatles left for a two-month gig in Hamburg, Germany.
It looks like Paul McCartney will be getting married this Sunday, October 9, to New Jersey-raised Nancy Shevell in a civil ceremony in London. The date is important in Beatles history because it happens to be John Lennon's birthday. This morning, London's Daily Mirror and Sun newspapers reported that the event will take place at London's Marylebone Register Office, the same venue where McCartney married his first wife, Linda, in 1969. Linda died of breast cancer in 1998.
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were among the celebrities present at the London premiere of Martin Scorsese's new film, George Harrison: Living In A Material World, Friday night, October 2.