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Foster The People cover The Beatles with Cirque Du Soleil in cynicism-busting Life Is Beautiful set

On paper, Foster The People are an odd choice to be the one band at a festival who get to perform with the cast of the Cirque du Soleil's The Beatles LOVE show. At times, they sound only a few steps away from Maroon 5, which in itself is pretty far from The Beatles. What are the criteria for...

Paul McCartney says “new version” of Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ film is in the works

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Paul McCartney has indicated that the Beatles film Let It Be is set to be re-released in "a new version" to mark its fiftieth anniversary in 2020. The film, which was originally released in 1970, documented the making of the legendary band's final studio album 'Let It Be'. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the movie also includes the iconic footage from January...

Watch Paul McCartney step back in time as he returns to perform at Liverpool’s Cavern Club

Watch above as Paul McCartney takes a step back in time to the rise of The Beatles for his comeback performance at Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club. Read more: Paul McCartney on The Beatles, evolution and 'Egypt Station' - the NME Big Read To launch his acclaimed new solo album 'Egypt Station', Sir Paul made headlines earlier this summer when he...

Watch Paul McCartney dig out Beatles and Wings classics as he kicks off ‘Freshen Up’ tour in Quebec

Paul McCartney kicked off his 'Freshen Up' tour in Quebec last night (September 17). Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired 'Let It Tea' mug here The legendary musician has embarked on a short series of dates across Canada in support of his latest album 'Egypt Station'. In a four-star review, NME said: "McCartney’s always been about inclusivity and openness, but this...

Paul McCartney on the advice he’d give himself the year The Beatles split: “You’re a good kid, I love you”

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Paul McCartney opened up about the end of The Beatles, saying that while it was "very sad" at the time, he can now 'rationalise' the decision. Buy this brilliant Beatles-inspired ‘Let It Tea’ mug here McCartney has just released his 18th solo studio album ‘Egypt Station’. In a 4 star review, NME described the LP as "a record that’s going...

Paul McCartney says he’ll never play a Beatles album in full

Paul McCartney says he’ll never play a Beatles album in full
Paul McCartney says he’ll never play a Beatles album in full on stage because it would be “too limiting.” The Beatle, who has just released his 18th solo studio album 'Egypt Station', sat down with NME to talk about his career and latest record. And when it came to choosing songs from his huge backcatalogue to play live, McCartney shot down...

Paul McCartney says Charles Manson put him off playing ‘Helter Skelter’ live

Paul McCartney explains why he stopped playing 'Helter Skelter' live
Paul McCartney has revealed that Charles Manson put him off playing 1968 track ‘Helter Skelter’ live for a long time. American cult leader Manson, whose followers were responsible for the Tate/LaBianca murders in 1969, appropriated the song title for his prophecy of an apocalyptic race war between whites and blacks. “He was quite certain that The Beatles had tapped in to...

Ringo Starr’s New York show was a bizarre wedding disco/comedy set hybrid and we quite enjoyed it

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The traditional touring cycle is not for Ringo Starr. Not for him is hawking his latest album in a series of earnest shows, even if it ('Give More Love') was only released last year. It's not that, as a drummer, he'd struggle to do a set entirely of his own songs because, to date, he's released 19 of his...

NME Big Read – Paul McCartney: “The Beatles were brothers arguing, that’s what families do”

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Retirement? Pfeh. At 76, Paul McCartney – greatest living songwriter, all-round good guy and former member of the bloody Beatles – is about to embark on yet another world tour in support of new album ‘Egypt Station’. Dan Stubbs meets him in London to talk about Lennon, Manson, global warming, ageing and, er, fuh-ing.

Paul McCartney responds to Quincy Jones calling him ‘the worst bass player I ever heard’

Paul McCartney has revealed how Quincy Jones rang him to apologise, after he described the Beatles icon as "the worst bass player I ever heard.” READ MORE: Paul McCartney – ‘Egypt Station’ review The controversial comments by the legendary producer came in the same career-spanning interview that saw Jones describe the Beatles as "no-playing motherfuckers” who were “the worst musicians in the...