Paul McCartney

  1. 'The Beatles: Rock Band' European Pricing Set

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The developers behind the pending "The Beatles: Rock Band" game leaked a few more drops of information about the title Thursday (April 16), specifically pertaining to the limited edition premium bundle. In addition to the core game, the ...

  2. The Beatles To Finally Go Digital With 'Rock Band'

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Beatles will finally go digital on Sept. 9 with the release of the Fab Four edition of the popular "Rock Band" video game. In a joint statement Thursday (March 5), the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., Harmonic and MTV Games said that ...

  3. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST - With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' livin ...

  4. Plant/Krauss, Lil Wayne Win Big At 51st Grammys

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year f ...

  5. McCartney To Open New Joint In Las Vegas

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney has been tapped to open the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new Joint in Las Vegas on April 19. Motley Crue will close the old Joint with back-to-back shows tonight and tomorrow night (Feb. 7). Tickets for McCartney's conce ...

  6. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  7. Behind The Super Bowl's Halftime Show: Billboard Q&A With Don Mischer

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Mischer has been behind some of the best Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory, which have showcased performances by mega-stars like Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Now, fresh off the heels of his directing duties for " ...

  8. Paul McCartney To Appear On 'Colbert Report'

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney will appear on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" on Jan. 28, the only scheduled U.S. latenight appearance in support of "Electric Arguments," the 2008 album he recorded as The Fireman with producer/music ...

  9. McCartney, Radiohead To Rock Grammy Telecast

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Justin Timberlake and the quadruple threat of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West have been added to the performance lineup for the 51st annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. McCa ...

  10. One Little Indian, FatCat Find New U.K. Home

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based independents One Little Indian and sister label FatCat Records have signed a new deal with [PIAS] U.K. following the collapse of their former distributor Pinnacle in early December (Billboard.biz, Dec. 4). The deal will see products fro ...

  11. Rock Veterans Sign On For Fantasy Camp

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former and present members of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Yes, Kiss, the Stray Cats, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice Cooper's and Paul McCartney's bands will take part in next year's Hollywood edition of Rock'n'Roll ...

  12. 'Eleanor Rigby' document fetches $177,000

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A 97-year-old document that contains clues to the identity of Eleanor Rigby, the subject of one of the Beatles' best-loved songs, sold for £115,000 ($177,000) at auction. The total fell well short of high estimates of around £500,000 ($769,00 ...

  13. McCartney: Beatles iTunes Negotiations 'Stalled'

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' back catalog won't be appearing on iTunes any time soon, according to Sir Paul McCartney. Speaking at a media launch in London for the new album by his alias the Fireman, "Electric Arguments," McCartney said Apple ...

  14. McCartney Hopes To Release Beatles Track

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney says it's time an experimental Beatles track saw the light of day. McCartney says he wants to release "Carnival of Light," a 14-minute experimental track the Fab Four recorded in 1967 but never released. The band play ...

  15. American Acts Win Big At MTV EMAs

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. pop artists dominated the MTV Europe Music Awards held at Liverpool Echo Arena in the U.K., while the performers and winners were also keen to bask in President-elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Britney Spears sent a video acceptance for ...

  16. McCartney To Be Honored AT MTV EMAs

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney is to be honored with a one-off ultimate legend award at the 15th MTV Europe Music Awards, which is held Nov. 6 in Liverpool. The former Beatle is due to attend the show. Speaking at a press conference held earlier today in the ...

  17. Capitol Readies 'Best Of Bond'

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Capitol/EMI will drop "The Best Of Bond...James Bond" on Oct. 28, a compilation featuring 23 songs from the movie franchise. Among the included songs are: Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill," Garbage's "The World Is ...

  18. McCartney Reignites 'Fireman' Project

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is returning to his Fireman alias after a decade away from the collaborative project with producer Youth. McCartney releases “Electric Arguments” by The Fireman on Nov. 17 via MPL, an imprint of his own London-based publishing c ...

  19. McCartney Performs In Israel 43 Years After Beatles Ban

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Shalom Tel Aviv, Shana Tova," [Hello Tel Aviv, Happy New Year], said Sir Paul McCartney, welcoming the estimated 40,000 crowd in Hebrew to his historic performance at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv after the opening "Hello Goodbye." ...

  20. Duffy, Beck Cover 'Heroes' For War Child

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The War Child charity is to partner with EMI's Parlophone label on a covers album, "Heroes", featuring contemporary acts chosen by music legends. The album, released by Parlophone on Nov. 24, will raise funds for the UK-based charit ...

  21. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  22. McCartney Plays For Thousands At Free Quebec Show

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney churned out a Beatles-laden set list to a pumped-up crowd gathered yesterday (July 20) for a free concert as part of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebration. McCartney opened the show with the Wings song "Jet" aft ...

  23. Mail On Sunday Hopes Sir Paul Will Emulate Prince

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Mail on Sunday (MoS), one of the U.K.'s best-selling national Sunday newspapers, claims it has established itself as a music distribution brand-leader with its controversial CD "cover-mounts" campaign which this month sees it gi ...

  24. A Day In The Life To Commemorate The Beatles

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool will host a day of celebrations July 10 in honor of the city's favorite sons, the Beatles. Intended as a 24-hour celebration of the Fab Four, the Beatles Day program will include a number of special events taking place throughout th ...

  25. Ex-Apple Corps Head Aspinall Dies At 66

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Aspinall, a longtime friend and business associate of The Beatles, has died in New York City, the surviving band members said Monday. He was 66. Aspinall died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he had been recei ...

  26. Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles 'Speculation'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation." Reports on Friday suggested that un-nam ...

  27. Carly Simon Joins Hear Music For New Album

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Carly Simon has joined ex-paramour James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell on the roster of Starbucks' Hear Music label. Her first release for the company, "This Kind of Love," will be available April 29. The 13-track set has ...

  28. McCartney Backs Indie Retail Event

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney announced his support for Record Store Day, a nationwide effort by the The Alliance of Independent Media Stores to celebrate record shops on April 19 . "There's nothing as glamorous to me as a record store," said ...

  29. Reports: McCartney Had Heart Op

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney underwent heart surgery in the latter part of 2007, according to U.K. reports. The 65-year-old Beatles singer and bass player is understood to have had a coronary angioplasty, a procedure which involves the opening-up of arteries to ...

  30. Brit Awards To Fete McCartney

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney will receive the coveted outstanding contribution to music honor at the Brit Awards 2008. The legendary Beatles singer and bass player will perform at the ceremony, which will be held Feb. 20 at London’s Earl’s Court venue and broad ...

  31. Petty To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will play the coveted halftime slot at the Super Bowl in Arizona on February 3, organizers of the year's No. 1 television event said Sunday. This year, nearly 140 million Americans watched Prince play at the fo ...

  32. McCartney: Beatles Should Go Digital Next Year

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST As he rolls out a new DVD and expanded edition of his latest album, Paul McCartney is predicting the Beatles' catalog will make its long-awaited and long-desired arrival in the digital realm next year. McCartney tells Billboard.biz that " ...

  33. McCartney Gets Back To Liverpool

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is to play a homecoming concert for 35,000 fans in Liverpool as part of the city's program of events for its year as European Capital of Culture. The former Beatle will headline the Liverpool Sound Concert at Liverpool Foot ...

  34. McCartney Signs Up For iTunes Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is the latest big name to join the line-up for the new iTunes Festival, being launched July 1 by Apple's European arm. He will be playing on July 5 at the festival's London-based 350-capacity venue, the Institute of Co ...

  35. McCartney Show Marks Coup For Highline Ballroom

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's surprise June 13 show at New York's Highline Ballroom has turned out to be more than just a Stateside kickoff for his latest album, "Memory Almost Full." The Ex-Beatle's hour-plus set of classics and new t ...

  36. Ringo Starr Goes Digital With New EMI Deal

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Another Beatle is going digital. Ringo Starr has agreed for the first time to release his Capitol/EMI solo catalog online, including 1970's "Beacoups of Blues" and "Sentimental Journey," 1973's "Ringo," and ...

  37. Linkin Park Stands Firm At No. 1 In Europe

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park begins week number four at the peak of Billboard’s composite European Top 100 Albums chart with “Minutes to Midnight” (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.). It thus equals the achievement of its studio predecessor “Meteora,” which had four strai ...

  38. T-Pain Toasts First No. 1 Album

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The ...

  39. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  40. New Set Finds Paul McCartney’s ‘Memory Almost Full’

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney: “Memory Almost Full” Producer: David Kahne Hear Music/Starbucks Entertainment Release Date: June 5 Your memory would be almost full too if you'd lived a life like McCartney's, experiences from which form the foundation of ...

  41. McCartney Solo Career To Appear Online Through EMI Deal

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney's entire solo catalog will appear online for the first time as part of a "comprehensive re-launch" of the Beatles legend's repertoire, his record company EMI Music said today. EMI Music also confirmed its Parloph ...

  42. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Read the exclusive Billboard Q&A with Paul McCartney in the May 19 issue of Billboard, on stands Saturday, May 12 . Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and stre ...

  43. McCartney Goes Mobile In Japan

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Japan is set to be the first territory in which Paul McCartney's music will be available via mobile phone, says Universal Music Japan. UMJ will release a master ringtone version of the single "Dance Tonight" on May 10. All the other ...

  44. McCartney Grabs Classical Brit Award

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney was one of the big winners last night at the Classical Brit Awards in London, where he took home the best album award. McCartney's classical project "Ecce Cor Meum" (EMI Classics) beat out a strong list of classical s ...

  45. NARM Coverage: UMGD Highlights Upcoming Releases

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Mya, country-pop artist Taylor Swift and Canadian singer/songwriter Feist performed as part of the Universal Music Group Distribution's product presentation today at the NARM Convention in Chicago. The 90-minute session highlig ...

  46. McCartney To Anchor New Starbucks Label

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney is now officially the first artist signed to Hear Music, a new joint label formed by Starbucks and the Concord Music Group. The as-yet-untitled album is due early this summer; its release on Hear Music ma ...

  47. EMI Classics Crowns Royal To Roster

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Classics has expanded its roster with London-born unsigned soprano Kate Royal, whose first recording is scheduled for a summer 2007 release. EMI Classics has expanded its roster with London-born unsigned soprano Kate Royal, whose first recordi ...

  48. EMI Classics Crowns Royal To Roster

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Classics has expanded its roster with London-born unsigned soprano Kate Royal, whose first recording is scheduled for a summer 2007 release. EMI Classics has expanded its roster with London-born unsigned soprano Kate Royal, whose first recordi ...

  49. U2 Tops Billboard's Money Makers Chart

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Totaled $255,022,633.35 in 2005. With $255,022,633.35, U2 reigns supreme on Billboard's inaugural Money Makers chart, which brings together Nielsen Music data and the magazine's Boxscore numbers to create a master top 20 chart of acts th ...

  50. U2 Tops Ticketmaster's Year-End Request Rankings

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 is both the No. 1 most requested event and concert. Ticketmaster reports that U2 topped its most requested events and most requested concerts year-end rankings. After U2, the most requested concerts of 2005 were the Rolling Stones (No. 2), Paul ...

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