He's one of the most famous people on the planet and has been performing on stage for almost six decades. But at 75, Paul McCartney still has anxiety dreams about getting up in front of a crowd.
"Ever since I started performing there's like a recurring dream which is, and I still have it to this day, which is you're in a stadium and you're playing with The Beatles or with a band and people start leaving and it's like, 'OK, what are we doing wrong?'" he said.
"And we're trying to pull out the big one like, 'Quick, play Hey Jude, quick!' And they're still leaving.
"'Quick, Long Tall Sally!' And they're just drifting away and you wake up in a cold sweat."
The former Beatle sat down with 7.30 at the start of his Australian tour in Perth.
Rediscovering the old hits
Despite what you might think, he's not sick of playing his old songs.
"The funny thing is, particularly these days, it's like I'm rediscovering them," he said.
"You don't just sing and think of nothing. So I'm thinking of being in the studio with the guys when we did it.
"I'm thinking of how I wrote it, and on some of them I'm looking at them thinking: 'This is a 24-year-old kid who wrote this', which ha details
Ex-Beatles drummer Pete Best is set to make his acting debut in Liverpool in a new comedy called Lennon’s Banjo.
The show - about a quest to find the instrument that John Lennon first played music on - will be performed at the Epstein Theatre next spring.
Best will play himself in the brand new comedy stage production which runs between Tuesday, April 24 and Saturday, May 5 2018.
Written by Rob Fennah, the story focuses on Lennon's missing banjo which is considered to be the holy grail of pop memorabilia.
The instrument has been missing for six decades and it is now worth millions to the person that discovers it.
Source: Liverpool Echodetails
Sir Paul McCartney has helped a Perth man propose to his girlfriend 10 years after the couple met on a Contiki tour and bonded over their love of the Beatles.
Martin held a sign up at the rock icon's concert on Saturday night and was brought to the stage during the encore to pop the question to Saya, with McCartney instructing him to get down on one knee.
He then signed Saya's Beatles jacket and joked: "It's going straight up on eBay."
The clearly overwhelmed couple hugged McCartney and thanked him for making their night special as he kicked off the Australian leg of his One on One world tour, but they weren't the only ones.
The crowd lapped up every minute of the Englishman's set, which ran for more than three hours and included many beloved Beatles and Wings hits.
The show opened with classics, including A Hard Day's Night and Can't Buy Me Love, before McCartney took his jacket off.
"That was the one and only wardr details
Sir Paul McCartney has donated a rare album to raise funds for the families of Eilidh MacLeod and Laura MacIntyre.
Eilidh, 14, died in the Manchester Arena attack on May 22, while her friend Laura, 15, was seriously injured.
Soon after the tragedy Sir Paul donated a special Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 6 Disc Super Deluxe (50th Anniversary Edition) box-set which will be auctioned to raise funds for the two families, who are from Barra in the Outer Hebrides.
The album will be personally dedicated and personalised to the successful bidder.
It will be auctioned in the run-up to the 40th anniversary of one of Sir Paul’s Wings songs Mull of Kintyre reaching number 1 at Christmas in 1977.
The girl’s parents said the gesture is “amazing and brilliant’.
Source: Manchester Evening Newsdetails
She's fast approaching the big 5-0.
But the ever youthful Heather Mills, 49, rolled back the years in a backless floor length floral gown at the Brilliant Is Beautiful gala in London on Friday.
The former wife of Paul McCartney showed off her enviable figure as she posed for pictures along the red carpet clearly lapping up the attention.
Chic: Heather Mills, 49, rolled back the years in a backless floor length floral gown at the 'Brilliant Is Beautiful' gala in London on Friday. The former wife of Paul McCartney showed off her enviable figure as she posed for pictures along the red carpet, lapping up the attention
Turning heads in the floor length dress, Heather posed cheekily in the dress which boasted semi-sheer inserts along the seem. And twirling for pictures, she flashed the flesh with a backless insert fastened at the neck.
Heather's dress, with Japanese lily flourishes, was tapered in around the waist before billowing out to skim the floor.
Letting her short blonde tresses fall to her shoulders, Heather wore a smattering of light makeup to highlight her natural good looks.
Source: Daily Mail
Kenneth Womack’s new book on George Martin
is the first of two volumes (the second comes out next year), and it seems to be the first biography of the Beatles producer, which is kind of surprising. That alone makes Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years 1926-1966
a significant work in and of itself (although Martin himself wrote a pair of memoirs in the ’90s, the first of which—1994’s All You Need Is Ears
—Womack sources for insight into his early years).
Womack's book, perhaps unsurprisingly, is dominated by Martin’s working relationship with the Beatles, which began in 1962—quite late in the 40 years this first volume surveys—but takes up more than three quarters of the text. While Martin’s pre-Beatles years are covered more than adequately, it might have been fun to dive deeper into his groundbreaking work producing comedy records with the likes of Beyond the Fringe and Peter Sellers, much of which demanded wild creativity in the studio and stood him in good stead when the Beatles began to expand beyond their two-guitars-bass-and-drums sonic template. Britain’s “satire boom” of the earl details
Paul McCartney, one of the two remaining Beatles, will appear in Australia for the first time in 24 years.
McCartney will kick off his highly-anticipated One On One tour at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday but on Thursday, at an undisclosed time, 20 of his fans have been invited via social media to take part in a QA at the Regal Theatre in Perth.
The time at which they will get to meet their idol won't be revealed until Thursday morning and phones won't be allowed in to the QA.
McCartney will also be performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland on the tour but this fan event will be exclusive to Perth.
McCartney's last tour of Australia and New Zealand was in 1993 as part of The New World Tour, while a promoted tour in 2002 was cancelled after the Bali bombings.
Source: Sky Newsdetails
Ringo Starr announced today (Nov. 29) a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. (See dates below.)
Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay. The former Men at Work frontman previously performed with the lineup in 2008. Joining for the first time is 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman. In addition to co-writing the 10cc songs “I’m Not in Love” and “The Things We Do For Love,” Gouldman penned such British Invasion hits as the Hollies’ “Bus Stop” and the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love,” among many others.
Continuing with the All Starr Band are Santana/Journey star Gregg Rolie, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.
Most recently, Starr, who turned 77 on July 7, toured the U.S. in October and November offering a combination of songs that he sang lead for The Beatles (“With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine,” among them) as well as many solo hits (including “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Photograph”).
Another week, another essential new mag from the Uncut stable. Following the success of our David Bowie: A Life In Pictures (which you can still buy here), our next special is The Beatles: A Life In Pictures, an extravaganza of rare and in some cases totally unseen photographs, stylishly presented in a mirrored cover. It goes on sale this Friday in the UK, but you can already order The Beatles: A Life In Pictures from our online shop.
John Robinson, who edited this one, can explain more…
“The Beatles: A Life In Pictures is a lavish tribute to the four lads who shook the world. Fashions come and go, but The Beatles still amaze us with their music.
Fifty years on from their classic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, their stature is completely undiminished, and this fresh new selection of pictures – many seldom-seen; some previously unpublished – tells their story, and helps to explain some of that enduring appeal.
A certain Beatle once sang that it don’t come easy. That was Ringo, but in this case, he could be referring to the steady career climb of Dhani Harrison. As the son of George, Harrison could have easily been saddled by the weight of his famous last name. Instead, he’s quietly cobbled together a career that children of Beatles would be envious of.
In late July, Harrison did something that many would have suspected he’d done a long time before. Though fairly mundane in terms of being a major shock, Harrison performed under his own name for the first time. His show at the Echo in Los Angeles was an intimate affair, but it was also sold out instantly with little fanfare ahead of it.
“I don’t get too nervous, but I’m a perfectionist,” Harrison says as he’s cruising across Los Angeles on a late afternoon following a haircut. “The first shows are always a little bit frustrating but everyone had a great time.”
For years, he was just a face in the crowd as a member of rock outfit thenewno2. There, Harrison learned how to work within a rock band on his own that put together some stellar albums. They toured and performed at festivals like PJ20 (where Harri details