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Paul McCartney uploaded a video to his YouTube page this afternoon (June 24th) with an update on how he’s feeling and details on rescheduled tour dates. 

After being hospitalized for a viral infection last month, which forced him to postpone a string of European and North American tour dates, we now know Paul McCartney is on the mend and “getting ready to rock” again. This all coming from his former Beatle-mate Ringo Starr, who gave an update on Paul’s health during an exclusive talk with Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood caught up with Ringo during a showing of his latest artwork at New York’s Soho Contemporary Art Gallery. He tells them that he checked in with Paul after learning about his illness, and says he’s doing much better after resting. “I spoke to him actually while he was in the hospital,” he said with a laugh. “Not knowing the time, I just sort of dialed and – hello? He picked up and we said hi and he said he’s doing okay.” He added that since tal details

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It’s hard not to go into a show like The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger without just a little bit of apprehension and a whole lot of awe.  The apprehension comes from the fact that this might be some kind of vapid vanity project, considering the two members are Sean Lennon, son of one of the most revered people in the history of people (John Lennon); the other is Charlotte Kemp Muhl, a model and Lennon’s girlfriend.  And the awe comes from the fact that you’re standing in the room with (only the slightest bit of hyperbole) “royal blood”. 

However, it doesn’t take long for the apprehension to disappear, in fact it happens somewhere around point that the first chord is strummed; and just like that the trepidation is gone, like the ghost of said elusive Saber Tooth Tiger.  And quickly the awe becomes the music that’s being made in front of you. Backed-up by the members of The Invisible Familiar, Sean, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his father in both visual aesthetic and vocal acumen, is truly a charismatic force on details

He has been in recovery after being struck down with a mystery illness during his tour of the Far East in May. So it’s no surprise Sir Paul McCartney opted to get away on a sunshine break as he was pictured enjoying a day at the beach in Ibiza on Sunday.

The 72-year-old was joined by his 53-year-old wife, Nancy Shevell, and a few pals as they lapped up the sunshine on the Spanish island. Paul was keen to make the most of the sunshine as he went for a quick dip in the Mediterranean Sea. The pair waded in the waves for a short while before making their way back up the beach to lounge with their fellow holiday makers. Ibiza isn't just for adolescent ravers and stag dos you know. The White Isle has something for everyone regardless of age, as Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell are demonstrating so beautifully. And they both looked in great shape as they enjoyed a bit of time in the sun.

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Lennon at the Royal Court, Liverpool - Monday, June 23, 2014

Any show that starts with Liverpool's favourite Beatles song was always going to be onto a winner. In My Life has topped each of our readers’  polls of favourite Beatles songs in the last few years, and it was a fitting start to a tale talking the life story of one of the city’s favourite sons.

John Lennon – who somehow managed to be both the funniest and the saddest Beatle, the one who struggled all his life despite huge talents – was a maddeningly complex character. In this show, which is returning to the Royal Court less than a year after its last run, John is played by Mark Newnham and John Power. They portray the different eras in John’s life – from the cheeky schoolboy through to the dad who begged the world to give peace a chance. They are aided by an excellent live band with the kind of harmonies and musicianship that would make lesser Beatles’ tribute bands weep. The early scenes are a lot of fun, showing the band’s development from the Quarrymen through to the Hamburg days.


Catalina Island Museum event celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night"

We are screening the film in the historic Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island on Sunday, July 6 at 7 pm. Pattie Boyd - former wife of George Harrison and later Eric Clapton - will be in attendance and has agreed to a rare interview immediately following the film. She met George on the set of the film and will share her memories of acting in the film, meeting the Beatles and her intimate view of the Beatles during the height of 'Beatlemania'.  Tickets are only $8 for members of the museum and $10 for general admission. More info can be found on our website: 

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Following England's hard day's night against Uruguay, members of the Three Lions squad have amusingly been mocked up as The Beatles on the front page of Brazilian newspaper Lance.

Using the Liverpool band's famous Abbey Road album cover, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and manager Roy Hodgson have been depicted as the scouse foursome. After defeat to Uruguay, England say Hello to Costa Rica on Tuesday but will likely have to say Goodbye to the tournament. However, the Three Lions will also need help from Italy if they hope to progress. On Thursday night, England defender Phil Jagielka was a nowhere man as Liverpool striker Suarez rose to head home. It seems all Wayne Rooney needed was love and a little help from his friends, though, as the striker scored his first World Cup goal to draw England level. England's day trippers twisted and shouted in the stands and had to come together to roar the team on.


‘Save Us’ Fan Video - Sunday, June 22, 2014

We recently asked you to pick a line from Paul’s song ‘Save Us’ then represent that lyric in a creative way. We received thousands of entries! Though we expected a big response we were still astonished by the volume, quality and originality of your photos. Thank you!

After carefully selecting our favourites (this was no easy task!) we put them all together to create the first Paul McCartney fan lyric video. We loved seeing how Paul’s lyrics were visually interpreted in so many different ways. Paul has previously said: “I do love that thing about songs - when you release them they become ‘people's property’; they’re not mine anymore. If someone puts a meaning on one of my songs that suits them, then that’s great, I can only be complimented by that.” We love that you made 'Save Us' your own with your photos! Paul was so impressed with your creativity he has asked that we put our thinking hats on and come up with some more exciting ways to involve you in one of his next projects. So if y details

The last time Paul McCartney played Candlestick Park he was a Beatle.  That concert turned out to be their last together as a band.  Fittingly, Paul’s concert in August at The Stick will be its last – Candlestick will be torn down following the event – so this will be a very special show for Paul, for San Francisco, and we hope for you as well. 

Paul wants you and a guest to share the whole experience with him - from soundcheck, to visiting backstage, to taking a few photos together, to watching the concert from VIP seats that have been put aside just for you! And to top it off, we’ll fly both you and your guest in from wherever you are in the world and include hotel accommodations to boot. All you have to do in exchange for your chance to win is make a small donation (starting at $5 per entry) to one of Sir Paul's favorite charity organizations, Aid Still Required.  Paul is helping ASR build a new school in Ha details

Here comes the music of George - Friday, June 20, 2014

He was known as The Quiet One, but a night in his honour should prove to be anything but. In an evening dubbed All Things Must Pass, a 10-piece band will be celebrating the music of George Harrison at The Spring in Havant.

The show is dedicated entirely to performing music written by the former Beatle, who died of lung cancer in 2001. As well as the obvious hits he wrote for the Beatles – Something, Here Comes The Sun and Taxman, it also draws on the songs he created after their break-up includingMy Sweet Lord, All Those Years Ago, and many more. His former sound engineer David Entshcel says: ‘The show is a celebration of George’s music, all professionally and faithfully performed with love and respect.’

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Source: The News, Portsmouth, UK


The Beatles legend cancelled the Asian leg of his world tour in May (14) after he was hospitalised in Japan with a virus. He flew home to London a week later to recover and was subsequently pictured looking frail and sickly.

McCartney also postponed the first dates on his U.S. tour, which was due to start in June (14), to give himself more time to rest. However, he was pictured looking well and in high spirits when he headed for dinner at The Ivy restaurant in the capital with his wife Nancy Shevell and a host of celebrity pals on Tuesday (17June14), the evening before his 72nd birthday. He was joined by Ringo Starr's wife Barbara Bach, George Harrison's widow Olivia and the Eagles musicians Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey and their wives. McCartney is scheduled to resume his Out There tour in Albany, New York on 5 July (14).

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Source: The Express, UK

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