SUNDAY, June 18, 2017, WOULD HAVE BEEN ROGER'S 75th BIRTHDAY. So we decided to commemorate it this week with a combination of articles that he wrote himself, like his interview of Paul McCartney in 1984, whose birthday is the same day and same year, June 18, 1942. Show More Summary
In honor of Roger's birthday on June 18th, we will be republishing some of his classic articles throughout the week. Paul McCartney was born on the same day and in the same year as Roger, yet I wasn't aware of this interview until one of our readers, Ramin Serry, mentioned it online. Show More Summary
Paul McCartney and JK Rowling are about to get a high honor from the Queen of England! The 74-year-old musician and 51-year-old author are set to be named as part of the Queen’s annual Birthday Honours List. The duo will become members of the Order of the Companions of Honour for their services to music [...]
On a comedic episode of Conan, Judd Apatow sat down with Conan O’Brien to tell him about how his daughters think that he is a Hollywood dick. He then went on to chat about how he handles the paparazzi and how Paul McCartney refused to give him his number. Show More Summary
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene From the timeless catalog of a legendary Beatle to the eardrum-shattering stadium rawk of Metallica to the loping rap of 2 Chainz,...
After more than a decade of Hollywood-conquering success, Judd Apatow is probably pretty used to famous people being nice to him. He did, after all, cast LeBron James in a bit-part role in Trainwreck. But on Conan last night, Apatow told a pretty funny story about how Paul McCartney was absolutely not down to get…
Judd Apatow is a successful filmmaker with lots of famous friends, but not every celebrity is looking for a lunch date with the comedy king. After performing stand-up in front of Paul McCartney on several occasions, Apatow mistook the music legend’s laughter for an invitation for friendship. The director explained ... More »
Dave Depper's Solo Debut Is Overcast Synth-Pop by Ben Salmon S ometime in the early 2010s, Portland musician Dave Depper decided he wanted to record a note-for-note cover of Paul McCartney’s second post-Beatles album, Ram, all by himself. So he bought gear, holed up in his home, and spent a month doing exactly that. Show More Summary
"The idea for Monterey Pop, a model for subsequent rock music festivals from Woodstock to Bonnaroo, emerged from a conversation in early 1967 among Paul McCartney, the record producer Lou Adler and the folk rock band the Mamas and the Papas. They weren’t thinking of the war; they were thinking of music — in particular, […]
June 14, 2007: Paul McCartney sings his new song “Dance Tonight” in an iPod + iTunes ad, the latest in a series of spots starring music industry legends. The new ad signifies a thawing of the icy relationship between Apple and McCartney, whose original band The Beatles has been locked in a legal battle with […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Eddie Vedder did a guest DJ set on SiriusXM's new Beatles channel today, and during the broadcast he recounted a story in which Paul McCartney accidentally punched him in the face. As the Pearl Jam frontman explains it, years ago he was hanging out with McCartney in a Seattle hotel bar. While recalling his own…
I’m gonna come out and say it — I love “When I’m Sixty-Four”, I love “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”, I love “Penny Lane”, I love all those sappy-ass Paul McCartney songs that are the one thing keeping the Beatles from being as cool as the Stones or the Who or whatever leather-clad edgelords they had to... Continue reading
Interesting analysis; video after the jump. Source: The Economist Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Sgt Peppers/With A Little Help from My Friends The Night That Changed America The Beatles A Grammy Salute Paul And Ringo Sgt Peppers With A Little help for my friends!! The post Why Doesn’t the Greatest Album Ever Made Have More Hits? appeared first on The Big Picture.
”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” could have been a totally different album altogether, were it not for a simple misunderstanding. Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has revealed how the title and concept of the British band’s eighth...Show More Summary
Artist Jann Haworth on collaborating with Sir Peter Blake and Sir Paul McCartney on the 1967 image.
“IT WAS 20 years ago today”, Paul McCartney roared at the album’s opening, that “Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play.” Make that 70. Released in Britain on May 26th 1967, and in the United States a week after, “Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band” would become one of the most celebrated records of all time.