Sir Paul McCartney made an appearance in London last night (May 15th) to introduce the BAFTA presentation of his new Wings live DVD ‘Rockshow‘.
There can’t be many firsts left to tick off in Sir Paul McCartney‘s long career, but it’s probably safe to say introducing a grasshopper to his audience during ‘Hey Jude‘ is something which even Macca hasn’t experienced before.
Paul McCartney treated fans to a very rare live performance of the Beatles ‘Eight Days a Week’ at Saturday night’s concert in Belo Horizone, Brazil, the opening night to his world tour ‘Out There‘. Most of the 55 thousand present were not even born yet when Macca played it last – back in 1965.
Sir Paul McCartney, 70, once again sits on top of the Sunday Times Rich list in the musicians category – he’s been then nonstop pole sitter since the list began back in 1989 when he was “only” worth £80m. By 1993, the ex Beatle’s bank account had grown to £400m and today tops off at £680 – a fortune he shares with his wife Nancy Shevell.
Sir Paul McCartney added 4 more US dates to his busy “Out There!” world tour. Today, he announced second nights for Orlando, Austin, and Tulsa, in addition to a July 14th date in Indianapolis. See the updated tour schedule below.
In other McCartney news fan site The Macca Report posted that Paul McCartney is reported to have recorded a second song with Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for his upcoming album.
They will announce their 50th anniversary world tour promoted by AEG Live on April 3, a week after the rock n roll veterans were confirmed as Glastonbury Festival headliners – they take the stage on Saturday June 29th.
That same day ex Stones bassist Bill Wyman’s band Rhythm Kings was also announced for Glasto.
Despite of all the successes that Oasis had with their front-men Liam and Noel Gallagher Sir Paul believes the band’s repeated claims they wanted to be as big as the Beatles only meant that they would come up short. Macca adds that no one can replicate what his band did in the 1960s.
Mark Ronson has spoken of taking a ‘masterclass in production’ after working with Sir Paul McCartney on the former Beatles legend’s new studio album.
Sir Paul McCartney will embark on a world tour this year, though only two dates have been confirmed so far.
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