Paul McCartney

  1. Minnesota Declares Saturday Sir Paul McCartney Day

    August 02, 2014 9:30 AM EDT Saturday is Sir Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton issued that proclamation as the ex-Beatle prepares to perform at Target Field in Minneapolis. Paul McCartney Reissue Includes John Bonham/Wings Collaboration Paul McCartney, Warren ...

  2. Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary

    July 16, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles as a live act, tracing their days from the clubs of Liverpool, England, and Hamburg, Germany, to their final appearance at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. Apple Corps Ltd., Imagine E ...

  3. Billy Joel Scores Top Tour with Fenway Sellout, Brings in $3.7M

    July 11, 2014 4:31 PM EDT Billy Joel heads up the weekly recap of Hot Tours with ticket sales reported from his sold-out performance at Boston’s Fenway Park on June 26. With a crowd of 36,526 in attendance at the storied home of the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox, ...

  4. Brian Epstein, Sage of the Beatles' Early Career, Receives Blue Plaque Honor in London

    June 30, 2014 9:28 AM EDT One of pop music's most famous businessman is honored in London. A Blue Plaque was unveiled yesterday (Sunday), by U.K. body the Heritage Foundation, in honor of former Beatles manager Brian Epstein, on the site that housed the London offices ...

  5. Filter Magazine Ends Its Run as Co-Founders 'the Alans' Part Ways

    June 27, 2014 4:23 PM EDT Good music will (still) prevail, even though  Filter , the Los Angeles-based music magazine and Culture Collide festival promoter and organizer, will cease operation by summer's end.  Filter co-founders Alan Sartirana and Alan Miller have par ...

  6. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  7. NBC's Beatles Series Tripped Up Over Music Rights, Competing Project

    June 20, 2014 1:08 PM EDT News leaked June 13 that NBC has a team developing an eight-part mini-series on The Beatles . At the outset, it has two big challenges: no music rights and a competing project at Sony Pictures Television. Marty Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV Mu ...

  8. Gov Ball's Jordan Wolowitz on 'Cracking' New York, Mud and Storms, and a New Fest

    June 05, 2014 11:10 AM EDT Prior to the successful launch of Governors Ball in 2011, some in the music industry had lost hope that New York could have a large-scale music festival to call its own. “Our business had grown accustomed to saying that a music festival could not ...

  9. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  10. Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due to Illness

    May 20, 2014 8:50 AM EDT Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to his fans. Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts ...

  11. Billboard Music Awards Producer Larry Klein on Show's Michael Jackson Event: ‘It’s Amazing’

    May 16, 2014 1:04 PM EDT “It's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen,” says Larry Klein, the executive producer for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Klein is referring to the Michael Jackson event slated for this year's show timed with the release o ...

  12. The 10 Most Controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Moments (Plus Two)

    April 10, 2014 11:44 AM EDT With its lack of transparent voting and occasionally odd subjective induction criteria, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has seen its fair share of controversy in its 31 years of existence. This year's class features a good amount of drama, wit ...

  13. Paul McCartney Gets By With Help From KCSN Radio

    March 07, 2014 3:07 PM EST As legendary as Paul McCartney is, he's not above picking up the phone and personally thanking a radio programmer for playing songs from his latest album, "New." Paul McCartney's Top 10 Billboard Hits When KCSN Los Angeles prog ...

  14. Appeals Court: Paul McCartney's Ex-Wife Doesn't Owe Publicist

    February 18, 2014 4:00 PM EST For every problem, there's a solution. Or as Paul McCartney once sang, "We can work it out." But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has an addendum: Once the parties work things out, without misrepresentation, there won't be any ...

  15. The Beatles Celebrated on 'Night That Changed America' 50 Years After Ed Sullivan: TV Review

    February 08, 2014 5:57 PM EST 1 1.037 k 30 3 The Beatles' arrival 50 years ago Feb. 9 in black and white is celebrated in musical hues of tangerine, yellow and green on "The Night That Changed America" special that airs Sunday on CBS. History weaves in and around materi ...

  16. Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Number Ones' Hits 5 Million in Sales, OneRepublic Moves a Half-Million of 'Native'

    February 07, 2014 9:00 AM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack ruled for a fourth week at No. 1 -- the longest rule for a theatrical film's soundtrack since "Bad Boys II" in 2003 . Outside of the top slot, the top 10 ...

  17. New York Port Authority Honoring the Beatles With Historical Marker

    February 04, 2014 8:50 AM EST The tributes keep coming in for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' jump to the United States; this time, the New York Port Authority is getting in on the action. According to Radio.com , the New York Port Authority will commemorate the anni ...

  18. Bruno Mars' 'Jukebox' Sales Jump 164% After Super Bowl Halftime Performance

    February 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST Bruno Mars is set to return to the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to his Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, February 2. According to estimates from industry sources, the entertainer's latest album, "Unorthodox J ...

  19. Brazil's Music Market Simmers At Midem

    February 02, 2014 10:54 AM EST At one of the MIDEM's more interesting opening day panels, a diverse group of Brazil's music industry drilled down into the country's music market which, much like its overall economy, is simmering. (The panel, titled "The Braz ...

  20. Super Bowl: How Halftime Shows Sell Music (1993-Present)

    January 30, 2014 5:02 PM EST From Michael Jackson to Beyonce, how stars' Super Bowl performances scored on the charts. Until Michael Jackson's Super Bowl performance in 1993, the Super Bowl halftime show was more about marching bands and card stunts than headliner s ...

  21. Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' Gallops To No. 1 On Hot 100

    January 29, 2014 12:42 PM EST The song, featuring Juicy J, becomes Perry's ninth leader and the second from her album 'PRISM,' among other notable achievements. Plus, Jason Derulo soars into the Hot 100's top 10. Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," fe ...

  22. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Returning to Ed Sullivan Theater

    January 28, 2014 2:28 PM EST Paul McCartney is scheduled to be in New York for the Super Bowl and if all goes according to schedule, he and Ringo Starr will make their way early next week to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where they made their American television debut 50 years ag ...

  23. Macklemore, Daft Punk, Lorde, Jay Z & Beyonce: Retailers Predict This Year’s Grammys Bump

    January 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST With the GRAMMYs coming up this Sunday, industry prognosticators are laying down their bets on who could be the big sales winners at the show. The industry consensus appears to be that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde have the best chance to ...

  24. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the Grammys

    January 21, 2014 8:13 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the ...

  25. Best of 2013: From One Direction to Kanye West, Why Grandiose Tours Ruled

    December 31, 2013 11:23 AM EST Year-end lists -- most of which have already emerged -- generally calculate the best in recorded music, celebrating the albums and songs critics deem most innovative and most skillful. But in many ways, it’s the live performances of these recordin ...

  26. McCartney Tops Hot Tours With $40M Gross From Japan Shows; Kanye Lands in Runner-Up Slot at $25M

    December 27, 2013 2:43 PM EST Paul McCartney dominates the final Hot Tours tally of the year, earning the No. 1 spot on the weekly recap with more than $40.6 million in ticket sales from the final leg of his Out There! tour. Following jaunts through North and South America and ...

  27. Ross on Radio: How Radio Can Sell Music – Even If Fewer Are Buying

    November 25, 2013 12:37 PM EST Radio used to be emphatically not in the business of selling records. Any convention panel on the radio/record relationship would usually end up with some programmer proclaiming above angry crowd murmurs that his job was to play the hits, not make ...

  28. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest ...

  29. Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Red' Spends Year on the Charts, Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged' Returns

    October 25, 2013 3:52 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Pearl Jam claimed its fifth No. 1 album with the arrival of "Lightning Bolt." The set logged the largest debut this year for a rock album, starting with 166,000 sold, according to Nielsen So ...

  30. Pearl Jam Earns Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    October 23, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam captures its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Lightning Bolt" strikes atop the chart, selling 166,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam also previously topped the Billboard 200 wit ...

  31. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 7:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others ...

  32. Avett Brothers, Paul McCartney Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 18, 2013 8:38 PM EDT On next week's Billboard 200 chart, Pearl Jam should secure its fifth No. 1 album, while rock legend Paul McCartney is heading for the top five with his latest effort, "New." Also aiming for the top five are the Avett Brothers, wi ...

  33. UK Vinyl Sales Hit Highest Level in a Decade, Daft Punk Leads 2013 Sales

    October 18, 2013 2:16 PM EDT Releases from Daft Punk, David Bowie and the Arctic Monkeys have boosted sales of vinyl LPs in the U.K. this year. Year to date, almost 550,000 records have been sold, the first time since 2003 that the half-million mark has been crossed in Brit ...

  34. Pearl Jam Heading for Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Lightning Bolt'

    October 16, 2013 8:31 PM EDT Pearl Jam is on course for its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The band's latest album, "Lighting Bolt," will sell between 170,000 and 180,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Oct. 20, industry sources say. ...

  35. Roger Waters Passes Madonna for Solo Boxscore Record with $459M Wall Live Tour

    October 04, 2013 7:14 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters sets the solo artist Boxscore record with totals submitted from the final leg of the Wall Live tour, which also place him at No. 1 on our weekly ranking of Hot Tours. With $81.3 million in ticket sales reported for the f ...

  36. How Justin Timberlake Became an Unofficial Sales Exec for iHeartRadio Fest: Q&A With Clear Channel Connections' Greg Glenday (Exclusive)

    September 20, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Tickets to Clear Channel’s third annual IHeartRadio Music Festival this weekend aren’t the only part of the two-day spectacle that are sold out -- sponsor activity is at an all-time high, too. More than 14 blue-chip brands are prepping major on ...

  37. Carole King is MusiCares Person of the Year

    September 19, 2013 1:36 PM EDT Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Ta ...

  38. Timberlake, McCartney to Perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    September 17, 2013 3:46 PM EDT Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake will perform free outdoor concerts on Hollywood Boulevard for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” next week. McCartney will do an interview with Kimmel before performing live on Sept. 23. He’s appearing in support of his alb ...

  39. White House Postpones ‘Musica Latina’ Concert After Navy Yard Massacre

    September 16, 2013 11:51 PM EDT The White House decided late Monday to postpone the taping of a program celebrating Latin music, citing a morning shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead. "In light of today's tragic events at the Washing ...

  40. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's 'Give' Soars On Hot 100; Justin Timberlake's 'Night' Hits New Peak; Paul McCartney Returns

    September 06, 2013 11:17 AM EDT As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Roar" takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100, halting the 12-week reign of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell. Who else has the eye of the tiger on the H ...

  41. Cheer for Chesney: Country Star Tops Hot Tours with $15 Million in Ticket Sales

    August 23, 2013 2:32 PM EDT Kenny Chesney leads the rest of the field this week, earning the top slot on the Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from six venues on his No Shoes Nation tour. Concerts at three outdoor amphitheaters and three stadiums generated ti ...

  42. The Boss Returns to No. 1 on Hot Tours

    June 28, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen claims the top slot on the weekly Hot Tours ranking, leading the top 10 tours list for the second time this year.  His Wrecking Ball World Tour with the E Street Band last took the top ranking during the first week of April whe ...

  43. 'Lost' Beatles Gig Footage Sparks Lawsuit

    June 11, 2013 10:20 AM EDT 'Tis the season for allegations on how overstepping intellectual property rights can lead to trouble. Last week, a $500 million lawsuit against Lionsgate was filed for interfering with a Twilight parody film. Now, a new lawsuit claims that ...

  44. Rolling Stones Top Hot Tours, Three Chicago Dates Gross $16.5 Million

    June 07, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Yet again , The Rolling Stones are No. 1 in the weekly ranking of Hot Tours with ticket sales revenue reported from the sole Chicago engagement on the band's 50 & Counting Tour, currently on the road in North America. The Stones played ...

  45. Chart Moves: Paul McCartney & Wings Return, British Band Bastille Makes Chart Debut

    June 07, 2013 11:39 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart , Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" held on at No. 1 for a second week, shifting 93,000 copies (down 73%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marked only the third album in this year ...

  46. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  47. Youssou N’Dour, Kaija Saariaho To Receive the 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:08 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA&# ...

  48. iTunes 10-Year Anniversary: 12 Best iTunes Ads

    April 26, 2013 2:37 PM EDT The iTunes Store launched on April 28, 2003, as an industry-supported alternative to combatting online music piracy, starting a revolution for companies and customers alike. Their first customers received a free download of The Fray's " ...

  49. Outside Lands 2013: Paul McCartney, Phoenix and Nine Inch Nails Top Lineup

    April 16, 2013 12:36 PM EDT Paul McCartney is adding to his busy summer with top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which will take root in San Francisco's sprawling Golden Gate Park from August 9 - 11. For his first time at OSL, the former Beatl ...

  50. The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be…Naked’ Finally Arrives on iTunes

    April 03, 2013 3:03 AM EDT The Beatles’ stripped-back, Phil Spector-free version of “Let It Be” has finally made its debut on the iTunes store -– a decade after its physical release. The 11-track “Let It Be…Naked” album arrived today on Apple’s digital music service carry ...

Pages