Roll Over, Beatles Fans – But Not For This

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Along with just about every living Baby Boomer who remembers sitting in front of the family TV on Feb. 9, 1964, I have been marking significant Beatles anniversaries for most of my adult life. Like countless others who experienced that cultural earthquake, I felt the earth shift the moment the Fab Four broke into “All […]

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Inside The Grammys’ Epic All-Star Beatles Tribute

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“The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” To be broadcast on CBS, Sunday February 9, 2014, 8 pm More than anything, the lasting effect of the evening was wonder – that mere humans could have written so many beautiful, miracle songs. But that is the truth: Some 40 to 50 years […]

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“It’s Been Mental”. . . Backstage At The 2014 Grammy Awards

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Any Grammys which has The Beatles performing is a good Grammys, and this year’s had performances by both surviving Beatles, Paul and Ringo. And though NARAS was cagey for weeks about whether Paul and Ringo would perform together since first announcing their appearance, they did play together: on Paul’s new song from New,” Queenie Eye,” […]

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Paul Zollo’s Favorite Books & Records Of 2013

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Paul McCartney New The greatest, most inspired McCartney album in decades. Not that Sir Paul needs to be compared against the greatness of his own work. But this so stands out, as it simply changes the game. That this man – whose work has not only impacted but completely shifted the very course of the […]

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Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To The Everly Brothers’ Phil Everly

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Everybody knows how influential the Everly Brothers were to a young Simon and Garfunkel. The folk duo based their sound around the Everly Brothers’ tight, heavenly harmonies, and chose the Everlys’ “Bye Bye Love” as the swan song for their final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Following the passing of Phil Everly last week at […]

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Kansas Bible Company And Sol Cat Cover Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time”

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Simply having a wonderful Christmas time? If you’re not, you need to watch this video from Kansas Bible Company, who teamed up with fellow Nashville band Sol Cat for a joyful run through Paul McCartney’s ubiquitous holiday classic. The 12-member Kansas Bible Company are a celebrated rock-and-soul outfit, while the psychedelic Sol Cat boasts a […]

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Stars Come Out For Paul McCartney’s “Queenie Eye” Video

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What do Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Jeremy Irons, Tom Ford and Sean Penn have in common? They’re all in Paul McCartney’s latest music video for the track ”  Queenie Eye” off his latest album, New. It’s like the Sgt. Pepper’s album cover come to life, only with […]

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Paul McCartney: New

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Paul McCartney New (Hear Music) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Paul McCartney’s previous two solo albums of all original material, 2005’s Chaos And Creation In The Backyard and 2007’s Memory Almost Full, may have been less accessible and rocking than the big hits of his heyday, but they highlighted his strengths as a songwriter. […]

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Track Review: Paul McCartney Rings In The “New”

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Paul McCartney “New” Rating: 4 Stars out of 5 For an artist like Paul McCartney — a legend, a legacy and damn near a God — the dilemma of remaining current has always been double-edged. On the one hand, an artist of 71 years will inevitably run the risk of being left behind as musical […]

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Wilco, Paul McCartney, ZZ Top Rock Bonnaroo

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Paul McCartney Read our review of McCartney’s Wings Over America – Deluxe Addition. “Last Beatle alive!” shouted one security guard gleefully at a herd of Paul McCartney fans barreling toward the main stage (What Stage) for that legendary rocker’s impending headlining performance Friday night at the 12th annual Bonnaroo festival. Yeah … not quite. Ringo Starr […]

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Bonnaroo Webcast to Stream McCartney, Wilco, Wu-Tang & More

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With Bonnaroo just a day away, the four-day music fest has announced the lineup for the 2013 live webcast. That is, the lineup for anyone missing out on the action in Manchester, TN for any reason. Starting Friday, fans will get a satellite experience of the performances hosted by Ustream on the Bonnaroo site and […]

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