New Film Comedy ‘Paul is Dead’ to be Released

Paul is Dead is a comedy short film inspired by the classic rock &roll conspiracy theory.
The Lake District, 1967. Hungover and at each other’s throats, John,George and Ringo must convince Billy Shears, a sheepish rural lookalike, to join their band after Paul dies during an experimental drug filled musical retreat. Braving a perilous mountain hike to bury Paul at the summit, they each must face up to their own inner conflicts and calamitous personal shortcomings if they are going to make it through the journey and stop the band from falling apart.

The film is released on October 1st. To watch it, for more more info, click here

Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Projected For 115K US Sales, to 120K Total US Units

Based on its early performance, Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” should be the top new entry on this week’s US album charts.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Egypt Station” is projected to sell 110-120K pure US copies this week. With units from track sales and track streams included, it may do 115-125K in total US consumption.

The pure sales figure may be enough for #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. The consumption figure will likely position “Egypt Station” at #2 on the Billboard 200; Eminem’s “Kamikaze” is expected to repeat at #1 on that chart.

From https://headlineplanet.com/home/2018/09/09/paul-mccartneys-egypt-station-projected-115k-us-sales-120k-total-us-units/

Paul McCartney played Grand Central (pics, video, setlist)

Paul McCartney released his seventeenth studio album, Egypt Station, on Friday (9/7), and he celebrated by livestreaming a concert from NYC. The previously secret show location that Paul teased on his Jimmy Fallon appearance was Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall, where around 300 people attended in person (and, as you can see below, a lot more people waited outside for a chance to get in). Paul mixed beloved classics from The Beatles, Wings, and his solo career with a few songs off the new album for the setlist. During “Who Cares,” he invited two members of the audience (who were wearing “Come On To Me” and “Fuh You” shirts) onstage to talk about their experiences being bullied, and then to dance. Horn players were stationed in the middle of the crowd at points, and Paul himself went offstage to perform “Blackbird” solo in the center of the audience. See the full setlist, and check out some pictures and video from the scene in and around Grand Central, below.

La Blogotheque, known for their work on the Take Away Show video series, filmed the livestream, and it’s filled with their trademark intimate touches, like shots that lingered on small details and cameras placed a couple of rows back in the crowd.

While in NYC, Paul also released official MetroCards, which have been available at the larger vending machines and station booths at the Grand Central 42nd St subway station.

Stream Egypt Station in full here.

Paul heads out on his Freshen Up Tour later this month. He headlines Austin City Limits in October, then returns to the US in Spring 2019.

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John Lennon Receives Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp

Iconic Bob Gruen-shot 1974 photograph adorns “Forever” stamp dedicated to Beatles legend and noted philatelist

A U.S. postage stamp commemorating John Lennon‘s legacy was unveiled at a Friday ceremony at New York’s Central Park, with the late Beatles legend’s widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon in attendance.

“I know that my father would have been really thrilled to be accepted, officially in this way, on a stamp,” Sean Lennon said at the event. “About as official as it gets, I think.”

John Lennon was a noted philatelist: In 2016, Lennon’s personal collection of stamps, which he started as a child, displayed at the World Stamp Show in New York City following a residency at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

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New Podcast with Paul McCartney

Marc Maron of WTF talks with Paul McCartney about, well, a lot: The Beatles and Stones rivalry that wasn’t, his current relationship with Ringo, the influence of Little Richard, The Who, The Beach Boys, how he needs to have an out-of-body experience to really examine the Beatles legacy, the reception of his solo work after the Beatles, recording Band on the Run in Nigeria, what messages are in his songs, which songs still make him emotional when he performs them, and what he brought to the table for his latest album, Egypt Station.

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Paul McCartney To Livestream Special New York Concert

Paul To Livestream Special New York Concert This Friday 7th September on YouTube

Over the last days, Paul has been teasing fans and hinting at something coming this week in New York City. Today he confirms he will be joining forces with YouTube Originals to livestream a secret concert via his channel this coming Friday 7th September to celebrate the release of his new album Egypt Station.

Fans will be able to tune in to watch Paul perform tracks from Egypt Station along with Beatles, Wings and solo classics from 8:00pm (ET). The venue is still to be confirmed.

Paul McCartney Opens Up to Howard Stern About Beatles, John and Yoko, New Album

While it was far from raunchy, Paul McCartney’s interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Wednesday morning did find the former Beatle in a revealing mood.

Over the course of the 90-minute chat, the two talked quite a bit about McCartney’s days with the Beatles. Early on, Stern, who seemed a bit starstruck, discussed the long-running debates about who wrote which Lennon-McCartney song.

“I know exactly what you mean, and it does get to be a total piss-off sometimes,” McCartney said. “But then, they’re still talking about me.”

Stern asked whether it bothered him early on that other groups copied the Beatles. “We didn’t mind at all,” McCartney replied. “It was kind of amusing and very flattering. I remember with the Hollies — they were from Manchester. We were from Liverpool. A bit of a rivalry. We played Manchester one day in very early Beatles days and we would travel half an hour to play there. And we had the look. And there were a couple of kind of young guys in the audience, who said, ‘Hello, we’re in a group. We’re the Hollies.’ ‘Hey, how ya doin’, boys,’ you know, patting them on the head. ‘Great, good look.’ And we went back the next week … ‘

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