Latest Paul McCartney News

Review: Gilbert O'Sullivan's 19th album even better than 1st

Aug. 20, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Gilbert O'Sullivan" (BMG) Gilbert O'Sullivan is still himself — reflective, sensitive and witty — on his 19th studio album, which often sounds like his 1971 debut, maybe even better. If you haven't noticed any of O'Sullivan's new music over the past, oh, 40 years or so, you may...

'No one did it better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's death

Aug. 16, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday: "Through her compositions and unmatched musicianship, Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade_our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for...

New McCartney love song takes direct, 'raunchy' approach

Aug. 15, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" more than a half century ago is speaking more directly these days. Sir Paul McCartney released a new single on Wednesday called "Fuh You," where the key line — "I want to fuh you" — contains a fudged version of a common...

Paul McCartney returns to Liverpool's Cavern Club cellar bar

Jul. 26, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has returned to the famous Liverpool club credited with being the birthplace of the Beatles. The 76-year-old played an exclusive performance Thursday at the Cavern Club — the cellar bar where the Fab Four played in their early years. Some 270 fans packed into a...

Margaret Thatcher's spouse not happy about McCartney invite

Jul. 21, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Most hosts would be quite happy to have Paul McCartney come to a shindig. But that wasn't the case with Denis Thatcher in 1988 when planning a gala reception at 10 Downing Street. Newly released papers show that the late husband of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put a...

Firefly Music fest sold to Coachella producer AEG Presents

Jul. 19, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Firefly Music Festival has been sold to AEG Presents, the producer behind Coachella. Los Angeles-based AEG announced the acquisition of the Delaware festival in a statement Wednesday. The festival has been held annually at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover,...

The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' adapted for picture book

Jul. 19, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing announced Thursday that the series will begin with "All You Need Is Love," featuring illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. It comes out in January through the...

Review: Tom Bailey follows the Thompson Twins' blueprint

Jul. 11, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

Tom Bailey, "Science Fiction" (Mikrokosmos/BFD) At its peak, Thompson Twins created some great 1980s synth pop, songs with refined melodies, thoughtful lyrics and a wide range of keyboard sounds, enlivened by crystalline percussion landscaping overlapping rhythms. Tom Bailey uses those same elements of the band's...

Today in History

Jul. 6, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 6, the 187th day of 2018. There are 178 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2. The Harry S. Truman...

Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

Jun. 22, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It had been a magical mystery tour as Paul McCartney led James Corden through his hometown of Liverpool during a "Carpool Karaoke " segment on CBS' "The Late Late Show." Thursday's program wraps up a weeklong stay in London and the 76-year-old Beatles legend joined Corden for a drive. In...