Last week, the crosswalk near Abbey Road studios, made famous by The Beatles and their album, aptly called “Abbey Road”, was declared a historic landmark by the British government. The crossing was given the Grade II status, an honor generally reserved for buildings of historic significance. When reached for a comment, Paul McCartney expressed his happiness with the recognition, acknowledging that it’s been a great year for him and the band and “hearing that the Abbey Road crossing is to be preserved is the icing on the cake.” I think it’s an honor that well deserved. There’s never been a more memorable place to cross the street.
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The former member of the famous sixties band has recently admitted that he does sometimes tire of being who he is. Sounds like it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? Well, this is what Paul McCarthy said: “You get fed up being him. You’re always that guy. If I was Bruce Springsteen, I might get fed up being Bruce Springsteen. I might want to be the kid I was growing up, when I didn’t have that image to live up to.” There’s an image to live up to when being a Beatle? And what image might that be? Maybe Paul McCartney can enlighten us unto the difficult workings of being famous and having to live up to a certain reputation… then maybe he can teach the others a lesson because I don’t think everybody shares his views.
It was all about Beatlemania & Obamamania on Thursday in Liverpool the venue for the staging of the MTV Europe Music Awards. Amidst all the stars that were present of the gala event, US President elect Barack Obama was undoubtedly one of the stars who drew attention despite not being there in person. Paul McCartney received an “ultimate legend” award from U2 singer Bono.
What I really feel good about is that Paul’s ex-wife that in true sense true gold digger is now not apart of his life anymore which to me means that this good bloke shall be able to enjoy life without some bimbo ruining his wealth on extravagant Persian rugs and things like that.
Bono hailed the ex-Beatle as “St. Paul McCartney” and the “one person in this hall tonight whose work is immortal.” The top honors went to the likes of Kanye who was given the “ultimate urban” act, others included Pink while Britney Spears won two awards and stars on the stage included Kid Rock, Beyonce and former Beatle Paul McCartney.
Sir Paul McCartney has asked former chart rival Sir Mick Jagger for advice.
The Beatles legend – who is set to embark on a world tour later this year – has reportedly approached the Rolling Stones frontman for tips on surviving life on the road, now he is in his sixties.
A source revealed: “Paul is really good friends with Mick. Despite rumours of rivalry, they’ve been mates since they started out in the sixties. Mick has advised him to take a relaxing break before he embarks on the tour and then to try and factor one or two days more than usual between shows if possible. He said that it is the travelling that is the really tiring thing.”
The Rolling Stones completed a two-year world tour in August last year, when Mick was 64. Paul – who recently finalised his divorce from Heather Mills – turns 66 next month.
Yoko Ono knows what it’s like to be “the woman who was with the Beatle”. Now she’s speaking out to help Heathere Mills make it through her split from Paul McCartney.
Yoko says, “All I can say is, it’s not very easy for a woman to be associated with The Beatles. I think all the wives did suffer, and I think quietly suffer. Suffer but endured, I would actually say.” She goes on to say that Heather should, “do her very best and try to survive.”
Sir Paul McCartney has disappointed pal Ozzy Osbourne by declining an opportunity to duet with the rocker at the 2008 Brit Awards.
The former Black Sabbath singer, who will co-host the ceremony with his wife and manager Sharon, was ecstatic at the prospect of fulfilling his lifelong dream of sharing the stage with the former Beatle.
But McCartney, 65, has since decided to perform a simple solo set instead. He says, “You can either go for something wow or just do a couple of hits – I’ve opted for the latter. I’m quite happy to be just doing stuff that I hope the audience will like.”
He adds, “This year will be outstanding – because Ozzy is presenting.”
Lenny Kravitz wants to duet with Sir Paul McCartney. Well who wouldn’t?
The ‘American Woman’ singer, who owns a mixing desk from London’s Abbey Road Studios, famously used by The Beatles, wants the legendary musician to fly out to his Miami home to record a song with him.
Lenny said: “All the Beatles’ albums were recorded on that mixing desk and I got it when my first album ‘Let Love Rule’ came out in 1990, as I came into a bit of money. I’d seen a documentary in England made about it by one of the sound engineers and I knew I had to have it. It’s an incredible piece of gear. At the time I blew all of my money on it but if you offered me $10 million for it today I wouldn’t take it.
“When you see pictures of John Lennon sitting at the desk it’s just priceless. I’d love to bring Paul McCartney back to my place and make a record with him. How cool would that be?”
Kravitz’s new album ‘It’s Time For A Love Revolution’ is released next month.
Paul McCartney has slammed rumors his Beatles bandmate John Lennon was secretly gay. Lennon is claimed to have had affairs with men as well as women, before and during his marriages to Cynthia Lennon and Yoko Ono – but McCartney only saw him with women. Wonder why the rumors or coming so late… why should anyone care today? Would anyone care to know if he were gay or not after so many years, it’s just if he were gay then Yoko would have known and she would have gone public with the news long time ago, why would Paul have to say something like this after so many years have past. Ok that John Lennon was influential and people would like to know about his past but what difference does it make to even the gay community if he were gay. I think Paul and company should stop commenting on a person who is not there to confirm or deny the same.
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are coming home to celebrate Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
McCartney is headlining a concert at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club, while Starr is joining forces with Eurythmics member Dave Stewart for “Liverpool The Musical.”
“It’s going to be a great year,” McCartney promised in a statement on Thursday detailing plans for the northern English city’s cultural bonanza.
“I’m very proud of the city and I look forward to welcoming you all and showing you a good time,” McCartney said.
He is headlining next June’s concert which will be broadcast live to a worldwide audience. The full line-up is to be announced later.
The Liverpool musical was described as “Stravinsky meets Hip Hop” with an eclectic cast ranging from Ringo Starr to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.